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Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Today, 12:49 am
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By flynbulldog
agree on all accounts; great video, fantastic...

agree on all accounts; great video, fantastic sound, and wow does it give emotion and excitement.

But... why cut the corners? it's not a race, the point isn't to get there its to enjoy the ride at...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 26th, 2014, 7:57 am
Replies: 57
Views: 2,291
Posted By flynbulldog
In some opinions it's long, low, and ugly - its...

In some opinions it's long, low, and ugly - its designed like a cruiser... That's why people are calling it the Miavel. It doesn't present itself as a performance bike nor does it seem to stack up in...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 24th, 2014, 10:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By flynbulldog
well OK that explains it... :rolleyes:

well OK that explains it... :rolleyes:
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 24th, 2014, 10:23 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 2,291
Posted By flynbulldog
Dude! ...

Dude!

http://www.affaritaliani.it/static/upl/bmw/bmw34.jpg
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 24th, 2014, 10:12 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 2,291
Posted By flynbulldog
Here's a pic of the new Suzuki GSR1000, its...

Here's a pic of the new Suzuki GSR1000, its sporting a claimed 150HP!:

http://www.motorradonline.de/sixcms/media.php/11/thumbnails/Neuheiten_Suzuki_GSR_1000_1024.jpg.3302320.jpg

I can't confirm...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 24th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 2,291
Posted By flynbulldog
I think a lot of Americans are coming around. I...

I think a lot of Americans are coming around. I see more people riding naked bikes around here then ever before and more and more people are asking on this and other forums about trading their...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 24th, 2014, 10:39 am
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By flynbulldog
not really attractive in that picture :( Need a...

not really attractive in that picture :(
Need a better photo and a close-up.
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 24th, 2014, 10:14 am
Replies: 57
Views: 2,291
Posted By flynbulldog
Well, I actually did know a Ducati insider when...

Well, I actually did know a Ducati insider when the air-cooled monsters and the SF were just being released. The company plan was to drop all of the liquid cooled monster line and go 100% air-cooled....
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Jul 23rd, 2014, 6:14 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By flynbulldog
Jeremy, what a fantastic collection of bikes you...

Jeremy, what a fantastic collection of bikes you have there. Great taste man! :D
Congrats on the new acquisition.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Jul 23rd, 2014, 1:58 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By flynbulldog
not guaranteed... I bought a tricolore pani and...

not guaranteed... I bought a tricolore pani and didn't like it, got rid of it and bought a 1098R. Suits me much better...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Jul 23rd, 2014, 1:53 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 20,344
Posted By flynbulldog
My Multi does just fine on the fire roads thank...

My Multi does just fine on the fire roads thank you very much.
Did a 600 mile ride this weekend with a 35 mile stint of dirt...
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 23rd, 2014, 1:26 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 2,291
Posted By flynbulldog
anybody who's been around this forum for a while...

anybody who's been around this forum for a while will tell you that Photoshopped pani streetfighter has been circulating the internet for about 3 years now...

...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Jul 23rd, 2014, 8:57 am
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By flynbulldog
:) I agree with this sentiment ^^ Go ahead...

:) I agree with this sentiment ^^

Go ahead and sell, If you are here and asking its time. The question is what will suit you? I think a good deal of thought and research is in order before you...
Forum: Photography Jul 22nd, 2014, 1:00 am
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By flynbulldog
great shots!!! :D

great shots!!! :D
Forum: StreetFighter Jul 21st, 2014, 8:14 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 792
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: 175
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: 944
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: 9
Views: 347
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: 573
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: 944
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: 140
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: 2,157
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: 546
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: 1,975
Views: 218,338
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: 376
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: 673
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: 673
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: 376
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: 556
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: 673
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: 1,132
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: 1,132
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: 1,132
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: 1,132
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: 1,132
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: 3,511
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: 3,511
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: 3,511
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: 2,157
Posted By flynbulldog
agreed.

agreed.
Forum: StreetFighter Jun 10th, 2014, 4:11 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,157
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: 2,157
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: 1,542
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: 1,455
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: 1,542
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: 706
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: 2,423
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: 455
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: 706
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: 108
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: 2,423
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...
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