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Forum: Photography Yesterday, 1:00 am
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By flynbulldog
great shots!!! :D

great shots!!! :D
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 21st, 2014, 8:14 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By flynbulldog
Well, I don't follow trends - I do what I like. I...

Well, I don't follow trends - I do what I like. I built show cars in the 80's and they were shiny and polished to the max. So, "shiny" is the theme of my SF.
I've entered it in a couple of shows and...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 21st, 2014, 8:00 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By flynbulldog
you might check the ground wire on the ECU - if...

you might check the ground wire on the ECU - if it is loose it could cause the problems you describe.
Also tail tidys sometimes cause intermittent starting and running issues when the wires have...
Forum: Vintage Jul 21st, 2014, 7:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By flynbulldog
Ian, yes absolutely - the desmo bikes were...

Ian, yes absolutely - the desmo bikes were another story all-together and I think that version of the mark3 had the red frame.

Stunning bike!

I had a chance to buy a 450 desmo version of that...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 18th, 2014, 5:32 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By flynbulldog
a sharpie will fix that right up... :D

a sharpie will fix that right up... :D
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 16th, 2014, 10:39 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By flynbulldog
I tried a few different options for my caps but...

I tried a few different options for my caps but landed on a pair of CF covers that go over the OEM caps.
They look great on my bike but not so sure they'd go with your industrial theme.
Forum: Vintage Jul 14th, 2014, 8:10 am
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By flynbulldog
from what I've read the Mark 3 was built for the...

from what I've read the Mark 3 was built for the US market and was not sold in the UK. The Brits got the Mach1. If you have a brit mark 3 it was probably sold as a mach1. As far as the color of the...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 11th, 2014, 2:21 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By flynbulldog
20mm spacers should do the job.

20mm spacers should do the job.
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 11th, 2014, 2:19 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,037
Posted By flynbulldog
longbow, 2400 miles is getting pretty close to...

longbow, 2400 miles is getting pretty close to the full 3000 mile average life of a tire on the SFS. My guess is they are far less nimble than they were when new.

I have a tendency to eek out as...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 9th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By flynbulldog
Dirt monster! The Dirt Monster that Ducati Didn’t...

Dirt monster! The Dirt Monster that Ducati Didn’t Make | Ducati News Today (http://www.ducatinewstoday.com/2009/09/the-dirt-monster-that-ducati-didnt-make/)

You can buy one here:...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 5th, 2014, 9:33 am
Replies: 1,974
Views: 217,217
Posted By flynbulldog
like ride around a corner once in a while :p

like ride around a corner once in a while :p
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 5th, 2014, 9:29 am
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By flynbulldog
sounds to me like you own the wrong bike for your...

sounds to me like you own the wrong bike for your needs. Good luck with it.
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 4th, 2014, 5:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By flynbulldog
No. Pirelli profiles are pretty consistent...

No. Pirelli profiles are pretty consistent through the range. a change to 2ct's will make it feel different but you may or may not like the change.

Bridgstones are stable
Michelins are quick...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 4th, 2014, 4:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By flynbulldog
If you want it to last buy the steel version.

If you want it to last buy the steel version.
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 4th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By flynbulldog
SS is right, anything below 4000 RPM in top gear...

SS is right, anything below 4000 RPM in top gear can cause crank damage. never lug a Ducati. I don't think a taller gear change is wise for the SF.
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 2nd, 2014, 8:26 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By flynbulldog
Try the FAQ - there's a full review of the cox...

Try the FAQ - there's a full review of the cox bracket and few others as well...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 2nd, 2014, 8:22 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By flynbulldog
I have the pilot power 3s on my SF now. The tires...

I have the pilot power 3s on my SF now. The tires have great feedback and feel really sticky. I imagine they will be really good at the track. The turn-in feels just about as good as anything I've...
Forum: Superbikes Jun 29th, 2014, 4:07 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By flynbulldog
This has not been my experience. I did the fork...

This has not been my experience. I did the fork seals on my FS 1098S streetfighter last year and the internals are exactly the same as the aftermarket R&T forks that were in the video I used for...
Forum: Superbikes Jun 29th, 2014, 1:48 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By flynbulldog
I bought a pani tricolore - rode it home and...

I bought a pani tricolore - rode it home and called the dealer to come get it... :rolleyes:
I absolutely cant ride one for more than 5 minutes. I guess we all have different ideas of what works
Forum: Superbikes Jun 28th, 2014, 10:07 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By flynbulldog
The pani is damned uncomfortable and has no power...

The pani is damned uncomfortable and has no power under 10,000 RPM. personally, I think it's the worst SBK Ducati has ever made.
Fine if all you do is trackdays but for street riding - no thanks.
Forum: Superbikes Jun 28th, 2014, 9:17 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By flynbulldog
I agree with elk; the 999 is the most comfortable...

I agree with elk; the 999 is the most comfortable of all the ducati SBK and it has 90% of the capability of the 1098/1198 but without a doubt in my mind the 1098 is the best overall SBK from ducati....
Forum: Superbikes Jun 27th, 2014, 6:57 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By flynbulldog
You are posting this in the superbike thread so...

You are posting this in the superbike thread so I'm assuming you want a superbike. The 1098 is the SBK of choice for me but if you want to save a few quid a good low mile 999 might be just up your...
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 14th, 2014, 11:10 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 3,492
Posted By flynbulldog
What they fail to mention in the video (I didn't...

What they fail to mention in the video (I didn't watch it all the way through so forgive me if they did address this) and others here have failed to mention is the increased gyroscopic forces created...
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 12th, 2014, 11:20 am
Replies: 97
Views: 3,492
Posted By flynbulldog
as far as I can recall SS this is the first time...

as far as I can recall SS this is the first time you and I have had a difference of opinion.
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 12th, 2014, 8:01 am
Replies: 97
Views: 3,492
Posted By flynbulldog
Its ugly but even worse is the EBR record in WSBK...

Its ugly but even worse is the EBR record in WSBK so far - how many rounds were never finished because of engine failures?
A bunch! I've witnessed at least 5 separate engine failures in the first...
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 11th, 2014, 9:58 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,037
Posted By flynbulldog
agreed.

agreed.
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 10th, 2014, 4:11 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,037
Posted By flynbulldog
My last set of tires were the Q3s and although...

My last set of tires were the Q3s and although its a very linear feeling competent tire its not especially quick turning compared to the 2ct.

I agree that a pound or two more air in the tires will...
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 8th, 2014, 10:00 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,037
Posted By flynbulldog
A new set of tires is often the cure for a bike...

A new set of tires is often the cure for a bike that starts to feel sluggish. Michelin pilot power tires seem to have the quickest turn-in
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 1st, 2014, 10:47 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 1,529
Posted By flynbulldog
Amen brother! :D And Bluebird, Your bike...

Amen brother! :D

And Bluebird, Your bike looks great
Forum: Multistrada Jun 1st, 2014, 7:55 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By flynbulldog
I have a MTS with TBW and have had no problems...

I have a MTS with TBW and have had no problems whatsoever. I've had a few other bikes with TBW and they all seem to works fine.
I've had a couple of cars with really bad TBW and I know how...
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 1st, 2014, 5:27 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 1,529
Posted By flynbulldog
I'm with secret squirrel; not a fan of the matte...

I'm with secret squirrel; not a fan of the matte look and I think your polish job looks great! :yeah:

Snap a few pics of the whole bike for us
Forum: StreetFighter May 31st, 2014, 3:17 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By flynbulldog
The DD exhaust looks really cool but most Dyno...

The DD exhaust looks really cool but most Dyno charts I've seen with DD exhaust actually lost HP from stock. They aren't known for their performance if that's what you're after.
If it were me right...
Forum: StreetFighter May 30th, 2014, 12:12 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,388
Posted By flynbulldog
The Beemer certainly has more power than the...

The Beemer certainly has more power than the SF848 but it doesn't quite stack up to the 1098 version... :D
Forum: StreetFighter May 30th, 2014, 7:44 am
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By flynbulldog
The only way to be sure that the tune is the best...

The only way to be sure that the tune is the best it can be is to take the tuneboy and your bike to a dyno and get a custom map...

Any other map is made for a different bike.
Forum: StreetFighter May 30th, 2014, 7:36 am
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By flynbulldog
Brandon you better read up on tuning in the FAQ....

Brandon you better read up on tuning in the FAQ. I would not suggest a dynojet PC for your tune without a reflash first and Comp werks will give you a really loud bike if that's what you want.

Do...
Forum: Ducati.ms Site Help, Feedback and Suggestion May 28th, 2014, 9:40 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By flynbulldog
pictures not resizing

All of the pics in all threads used to resize until I clicked a yellow bar along the top of the pic.
That seems to have disappeared and now all pics are original size causing some pages to be...
Forum: StreetFighter May 28th, 2014, 8:43 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,388
Posted By flynbulldog
It's very comfortable to ride with a great seat...

It's very comfortable to ride with a great seat and bars that are just the right height but the feet are a little high making the knee bend a little tighter than I'd like.

I don't know about the...
Forum: StreetFighter May 28th, 2014, 1:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By flynbulldog
I didn't know the gas in Sweden had ethanol. I...

I didn't know the gas in Sweden had ethanol. I was under the impression that European bikes didn't have the swelling problem.
Forum: StreetFighter May 28th, 2014, 1:49 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,388
Posted By flynbulldog
At my skill level they are very similar on the...

At my skill level they are very similar on the track but the brilliant throttle control of the BMW makes it less stressful.

On the street the BMW is much more forgiving and easier to ride than the...
Forum: StreetFighter May 28th, 2014, 12:13 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,388
Posted By flynbulldog
just got the beemer last Tuesday, took it to the...

just got the beemer last Tuesday, took it to the track yesterday...

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=394161&stc=1&d=1401297595
Forum: StreetFighter May 27th, 2014, 4:45 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,953
Posted By flynbulldog
email sent to Mike

email sent to Mike
Forum: StreetFighter May 27th, 2014, 9:09 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,953
Posted By flynbulldog
No but I'll probably go with the 1198SP type of...

No but I'll probably go with the 1198SP type of stripes and a custom decal or two.

Motowheels was supposed to send decals to me with the tank - they weren't in the box so I called and Matt swore...
Forum: StreetFighter May 25th, 2014, 7:55 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By flynbulldog
Nah it'a more like: DUCATI STREETFIGHTER: ...

Nah it'a more like:

DUCATI STREETFIGHTER:

http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/pagani-huayra_100402625_l.jpg

KTM 1290R:
http://michelle.snafu.org/dgtd2k3/rogue08.jpg
Forum: StreetFighter May 20th, 2014, 11:32 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,388
Posted By flynbulldog
Wow! I'm shocked :( and sad to loose one of the...

Wow! I'm shocked :( and sad to loose one of the originals.
I bought a BMW S1000R today - traded the CB1100, keeping the SF :)

Hope to see you around still, but I suppose you'll be off to the...
Forum: StreetFighter May 20th, 2014, 6:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By flynbulldog
Maybe to you but I would rather preserve all of...

Maybe to you but I would rather preserve all of my bike's wiring intact. I would not sell or buy a used bike that had any connectors cut off and filled with silicone - it's just not the right way to...
Forum: StreetFighter May 19th, 2014, 9:46 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By flynbulldog
Yeah I think that sounds like a good combo for...

Yeah I think that sounds like a good combo for you guys at sea level.
Forum: StreetFighter May 19th, 2014, 9:45 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By flynbulldog
I didn't think that was the case but I haven't...

I didn't think that was the case but I haven't seen one of the 1290Rs in person yet.

My ducati Dealer also sells KTM's, He knows I'm looking for the S1000R and he doesn't sell BMW. He'd love for...
Forum: StreetFighter May 19th, 2014, 8:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By flynbulldog
The clutches on Ducatis do trap a little air at...

The clutches on Ducatis do trap a little air at the lever over time and need a quick bleed every once in a while. (I find it happens about once a year or in 5000 miles or so)
It's quite normal and...
Forum: StreetFighter May 19th, 2014, 8:34 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By flynbulldog
I have to agree with you about KTM not following...

I have to agree with you about KTM not following through with the concept - the production version is disappointing.

It's clear from the vid that after being passed by the Streetfighter the KTM...
Forum: StreetFighter May 19th, 2014, 5:41 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By flynbulldog
you roll it tight enough and I'll bet metalhead...

you roll it tight enough and I'll bet metalhead could smoke just about anything...
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