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Forum: StreetFighter Mar 20th, 2015, 12:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By flynbulldog
After about 3 years the material on my DP seat...

After about 3 years the material on my DP seat started to wear off. I had it recovered in Alcantera and leather.
I think it looks great and it's even better than the original DP seat.
Forum: Vintage Mar 19th, 2015, 3:28 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By flynbulldog
Hi Jay, Here's the one I was thinking of: ...

Hi Jay,
Here's the one I was thinking of:

Solo Dyna Systems Solo Starter - DocZ International (http://www.solodynasystems.biz/solo_dyna_systems_starter_.html)
...
Forum: Bikes Mar 18th, 2015, 6:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By flynbulldog
Thanks for the compliments guys. :) Right...

Thanks for the compliments guys. :)

Right now the 1965 250 is spoken for. Hasn't been delivered yet but will be after this coming weekend.

The other 2 bikes are still available.
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 17th, 2015, 7:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By flynbulldog
The problem with the ebay resies is they are too...

The problem with the ebay resies is they are too small to carry the proper amount of fluid for the brakes - would work fine for the clutch but then what? you don't have a match for the brake side......
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 16th, 2015, 11:39 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 6,935
Posted By flynbulldog
wow that is so utterly hideous - no manufacturer...

wow that is so utterly hideous - no manufacturer would ever let anything like that even seep out to the press much less get past design stages to prototyping. In fact I'd bet the designer would be...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 13th, 2015, 9:51 am
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By flynbulldog
I have not. I've used these in bikes that are 30...

I have not. I've used these in bikes that are 30 years old but it all depends on the condition. They can get compressed over time and get sloppy - or they can get dry and brittle or cracked. Check...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 11th, 2015, 8:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By flynbulldog
Even with clip-ons the wind is really tough on...

Even with clip-ons the wind is really tough on the SF at anything over about 110mph.

Cip-ons are good on the track but not enough, a fairing might be a good addition too if you are doing a lot of...
Forum: Bikes Mar 11th, 2015, 9:56 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By flynbulldog
Are you in OKC now? Your sig still says texas. ...

Are you in OKC now? Your sig still says texas.

BTW do you know why OKC is so windy?
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 10th, 2015, 4:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By flynbulldog
I did the GSXR fork seals on my SF last time (got...

I did the GSXR fork seals on my SF last time (got the fork seal part no. from the aprilia site) and I'm very disappointed - they leak profusely every time the bike sits for more than a couple of...
Forum: Vintage Mar 10th, 2015, 9:04 am
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By flynbulldog
that's impressive!

that's impressive!
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 9th, 2015, 1:38 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By flynbulldog
Bummer :( too late now - I sold it. if you can...

Bummer :( too late now - I sold it.
if you can do that then my argument is moot. Do it!

ahhh I just checked and they only have the sprockets to fit their carriers - thats why I couldn't do it...
Forum: Bikes Mar 9th, 2015, 12:04 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By flynbulldog
Vintage Ducatis

As my wife and I get closer to total retirement it's time to start thinking about downsizing. We want to get a smaller place, spend less time working on bikes and more time riding them. Maybe get a...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 8th, 2015, 5:15 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By flynbulldog
there are no steel sprockets available for the...

there are no steel sprockets available for the quick change carriers. I would have gone that route if they were available.
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 7th, 2015, 8:25 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By flynbulldog
...And lasts four times longer. But no, the...

...And lasts four times longer.

But no, the saving is not so great.

CNC racing sprocket = $150
Ducati Rear Sprocket Quick Change by CNC Racing...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 7th, 2015, 4:41 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By flynbulldog
again great for racing, not so much for the...

again great for racing, not so much for the street. I tried the quick change system with an aluminum sprocket and bagged about 4000 miles from the sprocket. Screw that. Now I run the supersprox with...
Forum: Ride Tales Mar 7th, 2015, 9:18 am
Replies: 387
Views: 31,827
Posted By flynbulldog
Hi Dennis, I hope your surgery recovery is...

Hi Dennis,
I hope your surgery recovery is going well, and that event might possibly contribute to your need to "stay-in" for a while. Don't let it bother you.

Your writing and photography has...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 6th, 2015, 10:19 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,118
Posted By flynbulldog
they all say 190/55 but that doesn't mean they...

they all say 190/55 but that doesn't mean they have the same diameter.
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 6th, 2015, 8:47 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By flynbulldog
I'm running 14 - 42 on a SFS and at our altitude...

I'm running 14 - 42 on a SFS and at our altitude it's just perfect. A 520 might be good for a racebike where you would change stuff out every few races but on a streetbike you're not gaining ANY...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 6th, 2015, 6:48 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,118
Posted By flynbulldog
I've had about 5 different sets of tires on my SF...

I've had about 5 different sets of tires on my SF and none of them have adversely affected the TC.
Oh, well, I've never actually turned the TC on either - so I guess that would explain it. :o
Forum: Multistrada Mar 6th, 2015, 3:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By flynbulldog
Yeah the seat is about 1.5 inches lower on the 15...

Yeah the seat is about 1.5 inches lower on the 15 model in the high position. I wouldn't call this an improvement, I call it a change.

I'm 6'2" with a 34 in inseam, I have no problem with tall...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 6th, 2015, 2:52 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By flynbulldog
I agree, if this has you worried you need to...

I agree, if this has you worried you need to either take it back in or take it to another dealer, and yes by all means be very cordial and pleasant while dealing with them.
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 5th, 2015, 9:00 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By flynbulldog
Don't do ANYTHING to it! if you try to diagnose...

Don't do ANYTHING to it! if you try to diagnose or do any repairs yourself you could void your warranty.
Just take it to the dealer and let them sort it. If they say they all sound like that have...
Forum: Superbikes Mar 5th, 2015, 8:51 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By flynbulldog
Having rebuilt/restored several bikes I have to...

Having rebuilt/restored several bikes I have to agree with what everyone else has said; Stay away, this will be a major money pit and could cost you more than a good used pani.
Buy something in...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 5th, 2015, 4:59 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
This is just a matter of learning to keep the...

This is just a matter of learning to keep the bike in the right RPM range for the type of engine you have. As I said before coming off the BMW the Vtwins feel like they are dead on top and I hit the...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 4th, 2015, 5:44 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
Agreed Morvegil, on the track the bike is...

Agreed Morvegil, on the track the bike is fantastic. Is the Dynamic suspension doing it's job? I don't feel it doing anything - and that's probably the way it should be and probably says it's working...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 4th, 2015, 11:55 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
Again this is just another example of the...

Again this is just another example of the engineers - or perhaps the manufacturers taking freedom out of the hands of the public and trying to control what we do.

All of this trend - the ABS, the...
Forum: Supersport Mar 4th, 2015, 10:11 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,264
Posted By flynbulldog
T8KC, great build thread! I look forward to...

T8KC, great build thread! I look forward to following along.

Interesting change to the 750 - I like the bike in it's before state but I imagine that a lot of guys would like the after.
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 4th, 2015, 12:16 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
I think they are sprung for about 170 to 190. I...

I think they are sprung for about 170 to 190. I weigh 180. You do have to adjust the sag to get the electronic damping to work correctly and it must be done while the bike is on. Mine is set.
Don't...
Forum: Monster Mar 3rd, 2015, 4:25 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,331
Posted By flynbulldog
this is how different it is: ...

this is how different it is:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/16/eze2ebag.jpg

http://www.usabobbers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/KTM-Cafe-Racer-Scrabler-650x386.jpg
...
Forum: Superbikes Mar 3rd, 2015, 4:07 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 2,482
Posted By flynbulldog
Having owned all three (1199 included) for me the...

Having owned all three (1199 included) for me the 999 was the most comfortable bike and the most comfortable of all Ducati SBKs. The 11/1098 is next, 1199 is next to last being very uncomfortable to...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 1st, 2015, 8:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By flynbulldog
I'll bet imperial sportbikes can find you a set....

I'll bet imperial sportbikes can find you a set. Imperial Sportbikes | ImperialSportbikes.com (http://imperialsportbikes.com/)
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 1st, 2015, 4:39 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
The magazines are flat wrong in my own...

The magazines are flat wrong in my own experience. The dynamic suspension does nothing that I can feel and it limits your ability to tune the suspension. They may have it available on paper without...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 1st, 2015, 4:30 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
The problem is that the settings for the damping...

The problem is that the settings for the damping read soft, medium, and hard but in reality they are hard, harder, and completely rigid. The rear is bone jarring.
On the track it works fine but...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 1st, 2015, 9:19 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
As an owner of both BMW and Ducati I'd have to...

As an owner of both BMW and Ducati I'd have to somewhat agree - there are quite a few things about BMW bikes that I do not like, some bikes more than others. If BMW had not gone to this new I4 config...
Forum: Monster Mar 1st, 2015, 8:17 am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,331
Posted By flynbulldog
Thinking outside the box? Really? This is so far...

Thinking outside the box? Really? This is so far inside the box and unoriginal its laughable. This is nothing more than following the heard. Why don't you paint it flat black and wrap the headers...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 28th, 2015, 10:22 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
No - in fact in many cases you cannot. Just look...

No - in fact in many cases you cannot. Just look at the wheelie control on the SF, the only way to turn it off is to use an aftermarket ECU.

Same on the new BMW, wheelie control is there to some...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 28th, 2015, 6:40 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
The problem is that these tech weenie engineers...

The problem is that these tech weenie engineers assume that everybody who buys one of these bikes is searching for the fastest way around the track. But their assumptions are narrow minded. For many...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 27th, 2015, 10:38 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
Warbirds, if the Electronic suspension was your...

Warbirds, if the Electronic suspension was your concern then you made the right decision because the adjust-ability of the suspension on the S1000R is the worst part of the bike.
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 27th, 2015, 5:01 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
Maybe you should drink a big cup of STFU....

Maybe you should drink a big cup of STFU. Morvegil has been a member here for years and has been a great contributor to this forum. He's more than welcome to share his new bike with us. And the...
Forum: Monster Feb 27th, 2015, 4:54 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,037
Posted By flynbulldog
Nobody has mentioned this yet but the new 2015...

Nobody has mentioned this yet but the new 2015 Multi is quite a bit lower than the current 1200 and it has an adjustable seat with an option for an even lower seat.

Whoever wrote that letter to...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 26th, 2015, 9:46 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
yes, I have a buffing motor and all the stuff to...

yes, I have a buffing motor and all the stuff to do it. I removed the entire exhaust, polish, and reinstall, takes about a day.
I did the stock system too. and the systems on both of my SBKs.
I...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 25th, 2015, 6:23 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,989
Posted By flynbulldog
I have both bikes and as time goes by I like the...

I have both bikes and as time goes by I like the BMW more and more. And, despite what some might say the bike is not without character - although there's no doubt that the character is very different...
Forum: Monster Feb 25th, 2015, 5:56 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,331
Posted By flynbulldog
ya know I want to be nice, I really do, but this...

ya know I want to be nice, I really do, but this - this looks freakin stoopid.
I just had to say it. sorry. :o
Forum: Monster Feb 25th, 2015, 5:54 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,331
Posted By flynbulldog
If you want your Ducati to look like a Farm-All,...

If you want your Ducati to look like a Farm-All, hey to each his own

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7947970648_e176710f67_n.jpg
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 24th, 2015, 3:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By flynbulldog
Yes it can. You will need to reset the TPS once...

Yes it can. You will need to reset the TPS once the ECU has been flashed.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Feb 24th, 2015, 3:21 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By flynbulldog
Relax squirrel, Rosso Classico will jump on any...

Relax squirrel, Rosso Classico will jump on any opening to bash the SF and it's always the same ol' "it looks Japanese" schtick.

People that think the SF, or the 1098 for that matter, looks...
Forum: Road Racing Feb 23rd, 2015, 11:14 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,000
Posted By flynbulldog
apparently someone forgot to tell him......

apparently someone forgot to tell him... :rolleyes:
Forum: Welcome and Introduction Feb 22nd, 2015, 2:32 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By flynbulldog
Hey there I'm just south of Denver. There are...

Hey there I'm just south of Denver. There are quite a few of us from this area on this site.

Tell us about you and what you ride...
Forum: Superbikes Feb 22nd, 2015, 2:22 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By flynbulldog
15,000 is a valve check and belt tension only -...

15,000 is a valve check and belt tension only - belt replacement is not specified until 30,000.
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 22nd, 2015, 10:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By flynbulldog
this^ :think:

this^ :think:
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