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ItalianIron/BritIron:1977 Triumph Bonneville 750 "Silver Jubilee" US Edition 4 Sale

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ItalianIron/BritIron:1977 Triumph Bonneville 750 "Silver Jubilee" US Edition 4 Sale

After a very thorough clean, polish, and tune, our customer has authorized us to put his 1977 Triumph Bonneville 750 "Silver Jubilee" up for sale. This Triumph Bonneville 750 is a "Collector's Dream" as it is a One-Owner, Unrestored motorcycle due to its exceptional condition since it rolled out of the factory and has 9764 original miles on it from new. Serial number is: CP81652 and Factory Cerificate lists this machine as 0001 out of 1000. Our customer is asking $14,999 US Or Best Offer. Low mileage, original, unrestored, one owner versus multiple owners and Certificate 0001 make this Triumph Bonneville...

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Achieving the Delicate Balance between Pricing & Value

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Achieving the Delicate Balance between Pricing & Value

Italian Iron Classics, LLC has been a hobby business for the last 20 plus years. However, now that I am retired from the corporate world, I am enjoying my time getting my little company up and running. I have had fun rediscovering tubs of bits from my original purchase from Jan and Toine Biggelaar in Holland and have found some very nice treasures. Hopefully, I can talk Jan and Toine into building another "DucSKE" Mono Cylinder Engine! When I got back into motorcycle builds and motorcycle racing back in the early 1990's, Ducati vintage projects and spare parts were at...

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Ducati F1-R "Cafe Racer" Build

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Ducati F1-R "Cafe Racer" Build

I have been told that at my core that I have a "Cafe Racer" mindset when it comes to motorcycle builds. If the philosophy of the Cafe Racer is to lighten the bike as much as possible from stock and to put the most current technology available to improve performance and safety, then, yes, I think that I have that Cafe Racer mindset. It appears that I cannot leave anything alone other than when working on a full factory RS Superbikes as they are already the epitome of the highest levels of research and development.   However, before the factory came...

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Ducati 896 Superbike Cafe Racer Project

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Ducati 896 Superbike Cafe Racer Project

I never raced a Ducati 888 or 851 like I did with the 748 RS and 996 SP. However, I have owned 4 Ducati 851's to include the original Tri-Colore. I did like the riding position of the 851 which makes sense as the 888 frame was the predecessor to the modern Ducati Monster and is more comfortable than the 996.  As I was used to the power delivery of the revvy 748 RS and the torquey power delivery of the 996 SP, it only made sense to put a modern Superbike engine in what is a very good looking 851...

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Working to Minimize Ebay/PayPal Fees

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Working to Minimize Ebay/PayPal Fees

In today's competitive E-Commerce landscape it is difficult to be found on the internet, much less to create a following. However, E-Commerce is the future over the brick and mortar store front. So how can we best create a vision of value to you the buyer? Since 2000, Ebay was the safe place to find quality items with some protections against fraud or "bad-faith" transactions. Ebay has done a good job as being the original E-Commerce marketplace for those illusive Ducati spare parts. In my opinion, their Feedback rating system has been an effective means of protecting the buyer from a...

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