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Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Yesterday, 11:46 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
I spent 4 years in western NJ and while living...

I spent 4 years in western NJ and while living there spent a lot of time in the Pocono mountains of eastern PA. I absolutely love north western NJ and the Poconos - now If I could just spend the...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Yesterday, 8:21 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
I spent about three months in San Antonio in the...

I spent about three months in San Antonio in the summer of 05 or 06. I had all of my bikes there and I did a lot of riding in the hill country. Went to the big vintage rally, did the ROT Harley...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Yesterday, 6:12 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
Even though 2014 has been the year of the naked I...

Even though 2014 has been the year of the naked I have to agree with you that the streetfighter type has hit a pinnacle. The naked is my own favorite style of bike for fun riding and canyon carving....
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Yesterday, 9:02 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
Come-on, I don't really know. And, there are...

Come-on, I don't really know. And, there are probably plenty of examples of long life ducs.

But I do read of some guys that rebuild at about that time and often read of harleys, BMWs, and Hondas...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Yesterday, 8:46 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
nice description John and I agree with you. The...

nice description John and I agree with you. The MTS does not have good wind protection and it sucks on the highway. I'm just glad that where I live and on the roads I travel I spend very little time...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 29th, 2014, 8:40 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
possibly, But I do get my MTS dirty more than...

possibly, But I do get my MTS dirty more than anybody else I know (which is still not very often).
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 29th, 2014, 6:08 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
maybe but it's no 990... and the fact is;...

maybe but it's no 990...

and the fact is; all of the manufacturers have been creating new ADV bikes that are far more suited to the street than the dirt.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 29th, 2014, 10:41 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
Guzzies seem heavy and sluggish to me, the...

Guzzies seem heavy and sluggish to me, the engines are not performance oriented. The Stelvio is a nicely done new entry into the pseudo ADV market but I'm just not a fan
(I say pseudo because all...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 29th, 2014, 9:19 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
I prefer the DP seat but it does sit you up a...

I prefer the DP seat but it does sit you up a little higher so if you are vertically challenged then it may not be an option.

in fact the DP seat for the SF is still the best seat I've ever had on...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 29th, 2014, 8:19 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
or that it's an ADV that you like?

or that it's an ADV that you like?
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 28th, 2014, 8:01 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
I'd put money on it being in the Multistrada...

I'd put money on it being in the Multistrada first. Duacti is supposed to introduce a revamped MTS for 2015, I'm pretty convinced that it will have the VVT.

I'd also love to see an all new bike...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 28th, 2014, 8:05 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
Yeah, I can concede on the design. I do like my...

Yeah, I can concede on the design. I do like my bikes to look a certain way as most people do. I guess the looks of the Multi have grown on me. :o
I think its pretty sweet.

And you know, I seem...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 28th, 2014, 7:58 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
I don't recall saying anyone was (or is) stupid...

I don't recall saying anyone was (or is) stupid :confused:
Just simply giving a good alternative to the DUC ST that no longer exists (except as a MTS)
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 27th, 2014, 6:53 pm
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
Well, you got the "Bags" but you're missing the...

Well, you got the "Bags" but you're missing the "comfortable ergonomics" portion of the equation... no thanks.

yeah yeah we got it, you can tour on anything - just check with antihero. But this...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 27th, 2014, 1:31 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
I can't figure out why the sargent is shaped like...

I can't figure out why the sargent is shaped like a butt crack? :confused: :think:
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 27th, 2014, 1:29 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
as long as you get a map for a 1098S it should be...

as long as you get a map for a 1098S it should be fine. the physical ECU is the same
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 27th, 2014, 1:20 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
and when I look at the BMW prototype I see this: ...

and when I look at the BMW prototype I see this:
http://zeichenpress.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/sleestack.jpg
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 27th, 2014, 10:16 am
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
Bob, your quandary is so easy for me: :rolleyes: ...

Bob, your quandary is so easy for me: :rolleyes:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/294762/multistrada-test-3.jpg
...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 27th, 2014, 9:57 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
I thought I posted something about this yesterday...

I thought I posted something about this yesterday and either it got deleted or I just hit preview and didn't post it :sleep:

That original definition I gave is not what a sport tourer is, it's...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 26th, 2014, 4:18 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
The problem is more the extreme over-square...

The problem is more the extreme over-square design of the engine than the valve overlap. I don't think the vvt will help the pani engine,
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 25th, 2014, 9:48 pm
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
have you ridden an 899? If its anything like the...

have you ridden an 899? If its anything like the 1199 it has NO bottom end torque. I would think that would make a horrible ST... :think:
I bought an 1199 tricolore when they first came out and gave...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 25th, 2014, 4:50 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
Here in the Denver area over the years Monsters...

Here in the Denver area over the years Monsters have been far and away the most common Ducati with SBK's a close second. I rarely see SS's or ST's although they are around.
But it seems in the last...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 25th, 2014, 9:37 am
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
I grew up riding 2 strokes and then 4 cyl bikes....

I grew up riding 2 strokes and then 4 cyl bikes. To me a 4 cyl delivers power a bit like a 2 stroke so it feels like home. I love it.

One of the things I like about Ducati twins is that they are...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 12:32 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
here's a pic of the Motus, a pretty sweet looking...

here's a pic of the Motus, a pretty sweet looking bike.
http://motusmotorcycles.com/mst
...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 12:24 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
yes I did describe the Motus and lots of other ST...

yes I did describe the Motus and lots of other ST category bikes like the st1300, the FJR, and the Connie... but they all suffer from the same bloated oversized/overweight sickness as the Motus in my...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 9:03 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
I've also seen the Motus in person - to me it's...

I've also seen the Motus in person - to me it's too big, too heavy and too much crap to be a sport tourer.
I'd call it a touring bike (sans the sport), it has no appeal to me whatsoever.

And...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 22nd, 2014, 10:49 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
see above From what I can see here the mfgs are...

see above
From what I can see here the mfgs are adding naked bikes with bags and ADV bikes but only one is an ST - the new VFR 800.
From what I gather the sales flop of the 1200 is a total mystery...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 22nd, 2014, 8:48 pm
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
It's simple; people want an icon to hang their...

It's simple; people want an icon to hang their persona onto. In other words they need an identity or want to be swept into an idealistic dream of what motorcycling is to them. You know, the Harley...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 22nd, 2014, 1:10 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
I certainly agree that sport bikes have gone too...

I certainly agree that sport bikes have gone too far off the race end of the spectrum. To me the 1199 is completely unrideable on the street.

A full-on performance bike with the new 1200 vvt in a...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 21st, 2014, 9:43 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
Bob, I don't consider myself an ADV rider even...

Bob, I don't consider myself an ADV rider even though I ride a multistrada. My history is on sport bikes. I didn't buy the MTS for the typical "ADV" ideal, I bought it because it does the sport thing...
Forum: Multistrada Oct 20th, 2014, 7:24 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
We sold our FJR to get the Multi - couldn't be...

We sold our FJR to get the Multi - couldn't be happier...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 20th, 2014, 12:51 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
but Ducati does it with desmodromics, so it isn't...

but Ducati does it with desmodromics, so it isn't an exact copy and I doubt Kaw owns a patent on the concept.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 20th, 2014, 12:33 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
But I also see the point that most ADV bikes are...

But I also see the point that most ADV bikes are used more for on-road and touring than anything else. That's why the class seems to be getting more and more road oriented. I do occasionally go off...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 20th, 2014, 12:23 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
i whole heatedly disagree. The multi can...

i whole heatedly disagree.


The multi can be used in every way as well off road as a GS. The only bike in the ADV class that actually works better as an off-roader is the previous generation KTM...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 20th, 2014, 10:06 am
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
The new Aprilia camponord, the new MV, and the...

The new Aprilia camponord, the new MV, and the New BMW S are all ADV bikes - they are not ST bikes :rolleyes:
Forum: Scrambler Oct 19th, 2014, 11:56 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
its a freakin dirtbike - it looks like crap as a...

its a freakin dirtbike - it looks like crap as a cafe bike and the tilted seat and small frame are not gonna make your wife any more comfortable... :sleep:
hipsters dont really get it but real cafe...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 19th, 2014, 11:28 pm
Replies: 36
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Posted By flynbulldog
Dont remember the exact date but I walked into a...

Dont remember the exact date but I walked into a duc dealership sometime in around 2002 and saw a used MHe 900 for the first time. I went crazy over that bike. Didn't buy it then but 2 years later a...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 19th, 2014, 4:45 pm
Replies: 63
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Posted By flynbulldog
Don't know and I never will. ;)

Don't know and I never will. ;)
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 19th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
But see, you Say you want a sport touring bike...

But see, you Say you want a sport touring bike but the bikes you list are not sporting - they are touring bikes that (thank god) don't look like Harleys. Big and heavy they are, sporting they are...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 17th, 2014, 9:46 am
Replies: 202
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Posted By flynbulldog
All of the sport tourers mentioned aside from the...

All of the sport tourers mentioned aside from the kawasaki are too heavy to be much on the Sport side of the equation. The Multi is not light by many standards but it's about 100 pounds lighter than...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 17th, 2014, 9:37 am
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Posted By flynbulldog
They did - it's called a Diavel... :rolleyes:

They did - it's called a Diavel... :rolleyes:
Forum: Vintage Oct 16th, 2014, 5:14 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
wow we didn't get them here in the US like...

wow we didn't get them here in the US like that... ever! very cool bike
But that is a little more than just some "patina" :eek:
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 16th, 2014, 4:08 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By flynbulldog
The 848 has a slightly different geometry from...

The 848 has a slightly different geometry from the 1098 and has the reputation of being a bit "loose".

A steering damper would help this a bit and at a minimum would be required for hard track...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 16th, 2014, 1:59 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
Is that a word? :alien:

Is that a word? :alien:
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 16th, 2014, 1:49 pm
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Posted By flynbulldog
a lot of us track our streetfighters. I go a few...

a lot of us track our streetfighters. I go a few times each season but I'm not serious about it and I doubt it would be great in competition. It just doesn't have the top speed that other bikes in...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 16th, 2014, 1:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By flynbulldog
Now - what bike are they going to use this in?...

Now - what bike are they going to use this in? The Multi - well OK but who really needs it on a multi? I'm perfectly happy with the smoothness and power of my mts. The diavel? -god what a waste :eek:...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 16th, 2014, 1:10 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 6,373
Posted By flynbulldog
I don't remember exactly what it cost but I had...

I don't remember exactly what it cost but I had the Alcantera laying around from another project. It was very expensive; $250 a yard or something like that...
The leather was gathered from scraps...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 15th, 2014, 1:33 am
Replies: 63
Views: 6,373
Posted By flynbulldog
can someone please tell me why the sargent seat...

can someone please tell me why the sargent seat has a "butt-crack" shape molded into the seat?

http://www.sargentcycle.co.uk/acatalog/streetfighter.jpg
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 14th, 2014, 9:53 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 6,373
Posted By flynbulldog
I don't like the Sargent seat at all and I love...

I don't like the Sargent seat at all and I love the DP comfort seat, I can ride all day on the DP.

My DP comfort seat lasted for years but the material finally started to wear and look shabby so I...
Forum: Multistrada Oct 13th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By flynbulldog
My wife and I had an FJR1300 before the...

My wife and I had an FJR1300 before the multistrada. She loved riding on the FJR but she likes the Multi even better. We've done week-long trips up to 450 miles a day (usually we shoot for around 300...
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