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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #210 on: March 25, 2017, 08:55:48 PM »
Hi Marlow,
I'd leave the paint dry for a hour or so then just be careful. Take all the masking paper off first
On the fine line I kind of bend it over so that the part just peeled off is doubled over and right above the tape still stuck on.Then pull it along the line of tape. Hope that makes sense. It comes off clean like that.
If you put plenty of lacquer on you can flat it by hand with 2500 grit then mop it to a glass finish. I haven't bothered yet though. Scotty

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #211 on: July 22, 2017, 11:01:36 PM »
Are you going to post your latest dyno graph up??? :-)
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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #212 on: July 23, 2017, 09:24:50 AM »
Hi Rob,
Thanks for the help yesterday. I'll have a go later. Been ages since I put any pics up. Cheers Scotty

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #213 on: July 11, 2019, 11:45:45 PM »
Been a long while since posting in this thread!
MOTed it recently and had a good blast out last weekend, didn't miss a beat in 50miles.

After a troublesome summer last year (I only really used it for half a track day at Donnington)
it appears that the replacement carb manifolds have sorted all my issues and its running great and even ticks over again.

I put and left some micro fibre cloths on the tank and whatever was on them has stripped off all the paint! I got tank sealer on it last year so it needed doing again anyway. Just ordered more paint and will do it in a couple of weeks as well as a replacement fairing Y piece.

Been having sinfull thoughts of selling the SP for a big bang R1 but need to sort the Aprilia RS250 first. Just sent it's crank off and going to refresh the top end. I figure with RSV forks and its larger stature, it  fits my 6'2" and 97KG better. Its not registered here yet though and needs painting also (paint also on order).
With the Superduke now sold I think 1 2T would be enough and I'd be better off with something bigger for longer trips.

No idea how 2T prices are going but sports cars have all taken a hit in this climate. I tried to sell the car and just gave up. Enjoy the weather Cheers Scotty

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #214 on: July 12, 2019, 02:11:38 AM »
Hi, Scotty.

I’ve owned and loved two R-1’s. If your budget is strong, yes get the latest, crossplane crank version.

If you can find a cherry version of a 2004-5 model, they were the last of the 5-valve head models, plus the the best looking Japanese sport-bikes ever made. My ‘04 screamed above 7K. Third gear power wheelies. It handled very well. With a bit of suspension tuning you’ll have true super-bike that will scare the Hell out of you.

Good for 100-150 mile trips. They are all a bit hard on wrists and backs.

Good luck.

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #215 on: July 13, 2019, 09:12:53 PM »
I should keep and use it really, riding it back to back with the RS250.
I have no time and effort invested in the RS so would be easier to sell.
For £5.5-6k there are now some amazing big bikes about RSV4, 2009 R1 fireblades.
I’ve looked at the earlier R1 screamers but a cross plane motor on full chat or an RSV4 just sound as good as it gets.
Smaller bikes are more fun though, as you can ride them harder without going supersonic .
I bought a naked Superduke V twin version to stay more sensible, neck aches after 100mph
Last faired 4t was a ZX7R that was mental enough and was about 125hp.
Had KTM 660SMC supermoto after Kawasaki, loved it but vibes sent my hands to sleep. Was kickstart only on left and could be a pig especially in sun and leathers.

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #216 on: August 16, 2019, 07:10:29 PM »
Steve,
Just won a Yamaha R1 5PW 2002, the first of the fuel injected ones.
Figured at some point they may creep up in value and not as mental as the newer ones. Chassis based on an R7 and 150BHP should be plenty. No where near as expensive as a cross plane either which suits me, so don't have to worry about selling the 3XV. Sorted.

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #217 on: August 16, 2019, 09:54:08 PM »
The R-1 sounds great, Scotty. I loved my 1998 model. Similar power characteristics to your 2002. They even used butterflies in the throttle bodies to help the FI act more like well-tuned carbs. Great mid to mid-top end power. 11,500 Redline, if I remember correctly.

The earlier models were easier to ride fast than the big changes with the 2004 model. 13,750 red. 14,200 limiter. It WAS a bit mental, but a Hell of a lot of fun.

Neither of these R-1's ever got me in trouble. Glad I found the track, before it happened.

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #218 on: August 16, 2019, 10:52:40 PM »
Nice one Scotty. I had the 2000 (stolen), 2004 (crashed) and 2006 (sold before I lost my licence) 50th Anniversary edition which were all absolutely awesome bikes. I rode the 2018 version at Oulton Park, just a massive scary fast motorcycle.  I'd have one again but I know I'd be pulling 100mph wheelies and getting stopped for speeding and get locked up for riding like a lunatic. Actually where's that eBay link :-)
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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #219 on: August 17, 2019, 07:39:07 AM »
Smaller bikes are more fun though, as you can ride them harder without going supersonic . 
 
Had KTM 660SMC supermoto after Kawasaki, loved it but vibes sent my hands to sleep. Was kickstart only on left and could be a pig especially in sun and leathers.

Scotty, can certainly relate to the being able to ride smaller bikes harder on the road and the fun factor  :)

Cheated a little with my KTM 640 as it has an electric boot too but know what you mean. ::)
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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #220 on: August 18, 2019, 06:38:01 PM »
Cheers all,
I am promising myself to not go nuts. Phil, a good 250 is fast enough to do those things, maybe not the wheelies. I would like to see it if possible though.

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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #221 on: August 19, 2019, 12:52:38 AM »
The R-1’s are very friendly. A direct descendant of the thinking that brought the 3xv to market and the YZR to the track. Even the 2004 model (not the fastest ever, but wilder with no electronic intervention) was a joy to ride.

Good tyres and good “look-ahead” are crucial to survival. Fortunately, I live in farm country. When the corn is not blocking your view, it’s much like a 100 mile racetrack with a thousand driveways, blind hills and some open corners where you can “find yourself”.

Know your road and let it rip. If not, the R-1 is like a gentle woman. Exciting, even if just taking it easy.

Enjoy.
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Re: Scotty 3XV SP '91
« Reply #222 on: August 19, 2019, 08:10:10 AM »


Know your road and let it rip. If not, the R-1 is like a gentle woman. Exciting, even if just taking it easy.



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