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Spine Registry & Pic Thread

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  1. farmboy460

    farmboy460 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Can you make that into a trunk lid do that you can have access to the toolkit etc.
     
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    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I finally, thanks to eBay, added the last missing "Nero" color to my now seven bike 1100 Sport collection. This 1997 Sporti has only 1388 miles on the clock, so I'm not sure yet on what I am going to do with this bike. This could possible be the lowest milage 1100 Sport in existence, or at least close to one of the lowest milage ones! This bike is like a new 21 year old bike, absolutely beautiful. I sold my 85 LeMans last week, because I wanted to buy a 93 Daytona versus this 97 Sporti, but I decided at the end to stick with the bikes I'm getting to know pretty good, versus adding something completely new, which I don't know anything about. fullsizeoutput_2044c.jpeg s-l1600.jpg s-l1600.jpg
     
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    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I installed new powder coated black wheels, valve covers, and crash bars last night on one of my yellow 97's, and I like it! The wheels and valve covers were powder coated in gloss black, installed new wheel bearings, valve stems, new Dunlop tires, new Brembo Rotors, and brake pads. The new painted front fender was suppose to also be ready for pickup this morning, but it wasn't........ It's going to be another week or so before I get this last part installed in order to get this bike completed for this years riding season. I didn't know if I would like the black valve covers and wheels on this yellow bike, but I think that they pull everything together nicely with the frame, wheels, and rear swingarm being in the same gloss black color coating. I usually don't like yellow on a motorcycle, but I think that the 1100 Sport is one sexy looking bike in yellow!

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    botofusup Just got it firing!

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    1995 Sport 1100 Carb, #35 of the first 50 to the US I think??? The longest trip we did was Philly to NOLA. I got her in the late 90s from The Spare Parts Co.

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    Congrats and welcome. Please add your full VIN# for the first post of this thread. Post often.
     
  6. MedicAndy

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    I guess that this will be the last group picture that I will post, since the pictures below show you all of the five base colors which were available to purchase from the factory. The black 1100 Sport in the lineup, and shown in the last two pictures, is the 1997 Nero color, which is a black metallic that changes into Bronze depending upon the angle of view and the light hitting the paint. 1994-1996 1100's had a true black painted bike, but I consider my 97 Nero color to cover the true black 1100's, so I won't worry about buying me one of those, unless of course I find me one that I just can't see myself living on without adding her to the stable too! :)

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    Just added a 1995 1100 Sport last week to the stable. I love the looks of the golden wheels on this silver bike.

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    I found the original purchasing invoice within a stack of paperwork which came with this bike. I love getting a bikes history with the purchase.
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    VERY beautiful...
     
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    I just bought this 1996 1100 Spot this weekend. She is in need of a full service, needs the final drive seals replaced, new wheel bearings and tires. The wheels are pretty scratched up, so I'm going to have them painted in gold. I also bought a matching paint color and golden emblem trapezoid headlight fairing and light fixture, which I'm also going to install on this bike. This bike will probably end up being this years winter project........

    VIN# ZGUKEAKE0TM100196 – Red 1996 1100 SPOT

    Owner: Andreas Boehme – Willow Spring, NC, USA – D.O.P. 06/21/19

    I took this picture at the "Bass Pro Shops" shop in Memphis TN earlier today. What an incredible place. A must see when in Memphis!!!
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    This is my first 1100 Sport with a Keihin 41mm FCR carb and a Staintune full exhaust. This bike sounds great!
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    Strapped securely down for our return trip through the TN & NC mountains.
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    Trapezoid parts came from donor bike in the Netherlands.
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    Something you don't see every day........

    One of each factory available color.
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    Another 97 yellow and a 96 red didn't make it into the picture this time, they were both on the lift getting serviced.
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  13. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    OMG Andy! The next time somebody says I suffer from Motorcycle Acquisition Syndrome, I'm going to tell them to come look at this picture!

    You now have 7 Sports? OMG!

    Hey, if they are what you love, and the money is available, then WTH. Good on you!
     
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    I actually have nine 1100 Sports by now.......... There are two more which didn't make it into this picture. A second yellow 1997 which is still under restoration, and a red 1996, which was at the shop due to a leaking final drive.

    But I do have too many now. I bought the last three bikes only because of the upgrades and spare parts that those bikes came with. Some of my other bikes I bought were so cheap, that there was no way that I could not have bought them.

    But, I am about getting ready to thin the herd from 11 bikes down to about 5 or 6 bikes. Most of my bikes only sit in the barn looking pretty........ All are fully serviced, but I only ride three of my eleven bikes, and I probably don't ride all of them combined for more than about 2K miles per year.
     
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    Someone told me about this 1997 1100 Sport for sale in Canada. I had seen many pictures and read several stories about this bike in the past, so I contacted the seller, and it took about two days to do a little research on this bike, and the rest is history. The current owner and I agreed upon a selling / purchasing price for the bike that we both feel good about, so I'm now needing to get all of my ducks in line, since I'm heading up to Canada in a couple of weeks to take this to her new stable back in the US.

    VIN# ZGUKFAKFXVM111697 – Yellow 1997 1100 SPORT

    Owner: Andreas Boehme – Willow Spring, NC, USA – D.O.P. 07/27/19

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  16. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    You are insane!
     
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    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Insane, maybe just a little..... I'm actually getting ready to sell six of my now 12 bikes. Five of the six I'm selling are 1100 Sports, which will leave me with "only" five Sports left in my collection. I'm selling a silver and maybe a blue 1996, and two yellow and a red 1997.

    Believe it or not, but I had a vision behind buying so many Sports. I only bought four of the ten Sports I now own because of what they came with. For instance, I wanted for the five bikes that I'm keeping: two full Stainless Steel Staintune exhausts, a Carbon Staintune full exhaust, a full Termignoni exhaust, and a full Mistral Exhaust. I wanted one 1996 Spot with a factory carb, and the second Spot with a set of Keihin 41mm carbs. I bought one bike so I could have all components needed to match a red trapezoid headlight fairing / light so that I can have one "Euro" 1100 Sport. Almost every 1100 Sport I bought came with so many spare parts, that I don't know anymore of where to put them..... I have extra gas tanks, front and rear fairings in different colors, forks, a complete engine with transmission, a brand new still in the box original set of Staintune headers and crossover, seats, several new rear wheel / final drive spline sets, rear drives, air boxes, three extra set of wheels, an extra frame with a title, three complete stock exhaust systems, two extra complete Mistral exhaust systems, Instrument clusters, and, and, and, and......

    The yellow Canadian bike that I just bought caught me of guard! That bike comes with an incredible story / history. This yellow 1997 is my Holy Grail or my greatest 1100 Sport find / buy. That bike is absolutely incredible! It'll be six weeks before I have time to drive up to Canada to pick her up, but I will do a nice trip report and writeup of this bike after I get her home to her new stable.

    I will now sell five of the bikes I don't ride, and I should get, even if not all, most of my original purchase money back. When I'm done, I will have a one of a kind collection of five (one has as little as 1388 original milage and others between 6k-11k miles) incredible 1100 Sporti's and Spot's and my own private parts department which includes parts that haven't been manufactured since the late 90's.



    So am I a little insane? By now I have to be! However, the end result will make it all worth while, and the memories of the hunt, the people I met, and picking up the bikes to take them to their new stable is, and will be forever priceless! :)
     
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    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I said it before and I meant it...

    "Hey, if they are what you love, and the money is available, then WTH. Good on you!"
     
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    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    OMG! OMG! OMG!

    Be still my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. What a catch! Truly.

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

    You have one of the Holy Grail. A Superb Example.

    As a San Diego native, riding Mt. Palomar like a banshee on my Centauro was about the whole experience, not speed. The Centauro got genuine respect, but the rare occasion when a Daytona RS came carving up the mountain to the parking lot, roaring unlike any other motorcycle on the mountain, everybody, including all the seriously professional riders of the mountain, came over and greeted the rider and praised the bike. He was a celebrity and rightly so. I loved those days.

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