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Old Apr 24th 2017, 01:27 PM   #1
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Talking Another new stable Mate!

Having pimped the shit out of 4 Panigales, I decided to focus on a completely different and new direction: Today I received a brand new Petronas FP1 (actually 15 years old with 0 km on the clock).

It's got a 900ccm 3cyl engine, all fairings are CF, frame and fuel tank aluminium.

I'm not sure whether it's going to be a track whore or a show bike. Ill have to take her apart first and see what's missing, corroded, stolen, etc...

I coudn't start her yet, there's a hell lot of work to do first. But I am already shocked about the gear box: Compare to a Panigale, Ducati gear boxes are like made out of concrete, just terrible. Just slightly tipping the gear selector lever on this bike immediately switches the gear, no force needed at all.
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Old Apr 24th 2017, 01:55 PM   #2
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good lordy. congrats on that piece of art.


makes my recently acquired FZR400 with 25 k miles look a little shabby...
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Old Apr 24th 2017, 02:02 PM   #3
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Wow that's quite a purchase Gecko!! IIRC there was someone in Europe who had acquired a number of them, but for various legal reasons they could not be sold. Here is an interesting article about it.

Hoard of Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes found in Essex | MCN
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Old Apr 24th 2017, 02:38 PM   #4
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good lordy. congrats on that piece of art.


makes my recently acquired FZR400 with 25 k miles look a little shabby...
How do you like the FZR? That was my first bike ever (got it in 2002) but it was the RRSP version... loved that little bike! I wish I still had it
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Old Apr 25th 2017, 05:43 AM   #5
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That's sweet man! Can't wait to see the project updates!
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Old Apr 25th 2017, 06:30 AM   #6
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How do you like the FZR? That was my first bike ever (got it in 2002) but it was the RRSP version... loved that little bike! I wish I still had it
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handling is great, tires on it suck a bit. engine takes a lot getting used to - i've always ridden twins / singles in my life so far.

it's a cool bike, not sure if i will keep it though.
(bought as street replacement for the pani, but i found a quick conversion way, so i will probably be doing dual duty on it)

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Congratulations Gecko. That's a reminder from our past.
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Old Apr 25th 2017, 01:35 PM   #9
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@all the good old pals on this forum: Thanks for your heartfelt condolences
I started to take this thing apart today... Was a bit like undressing "the" alien.

Breathtaking technology, everthing so simple, even though this bike never came out of its prototype phase. Removing the fairings takes about 1 minute....

I guess I am going to build a website to show details of the bike and progress of my work. I'll keep you guys posted!
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I look forward to this
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