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Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Yesterday, 9:48 pm
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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 Yesterday, 4:50 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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 Yesterday, 9:37 am
Replies: 107
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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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 107
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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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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: 107
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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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
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
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 360
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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
Views: 994
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
Views: 6,308
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: 107
Views: 2,871
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: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 107
Views: 2,871
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
Replies: 7
Views: 322
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: 615
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
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By flynbulldog
Is that a word? :alien:

Is that a word? :alien:
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 16th, 2014, 1:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 615
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: 933
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: 6,308
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: 6,308
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: 6,308
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: 1,406
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...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 10th, 2014, 4:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By flynbulldog
If you ride your bike on the street a lightened...

If you ride your bike on the street a lightened flywheel can be problematic: The bike may have problems idling and starting off will require quite a bit more throttle and a bit more finesse. The tiny...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 7th, 2014, 5:30 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By flynbulldog
yeah, that's pretty awful :( great price for a...

yeah, that's pretty awful :( great price for a very low mile bike though...
Buy it and sell the gold crap and use the money to replace it with silver or black that would go with the bike.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Oct 2nd, 2014, 11:03 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By flynbulldog
yes, and its a 1299 in name only and because of...

yes, and its a 1299 in name only and because of wsbk rules it will stay the same 1198cc displacement, like I said in the second post.
Forum: Scrambler Oct 2nd, 2014, 10:44 pm
Replies: 360
Views: 38,365
Posted By flynbulldog
The bikes assembled in Thailand are bound for the...

The bikes assembled in Thailand are bound for the Asian Market, none of the Ducs that we get in Europe or N. America are made in the Thai factory.
Forum: Scrambler Oct 2nd, 2014, 10:39 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By flynbulldog
Obie, the muffler has the same rounded front and...

Obie, the muffler has the same rounded front and a slash cut (although the cut is the opposite angle) at the rear - it is more thick and stubby but to me it does shadow the original

Vegas, I doubt...
Forum: Scrambler Oct 2nd, 2014, 6:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By flynbulldog
Old compared to new...

I think they did a pretty good job of capturing the essence of the original :)
I even think the exhaust is reminiscent of the original.
I would have preferred silver wheel rims but over-all I like...
Forum: Scrambler Oct 2nd, 2014, 3:52 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By flynbulldog
Have you ever seen the exhaust on most of the...

Have you ever seen the exhaust on most of the original scramblers? most did not have high pipes:
...
Forum: Scrambler Oct 2nd, 2014, 3:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By flynbulldog
The original scrambler in its largest iteration...

The original scrambler in its largest iteration was a 450. This bike is an 800, already nearly twice the size of the biggest original. Its supposed to be a small light bike and I knew it wouldn't be...
Forum: StreetFighter Oct 2nd, 2014, 3:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By flynbulldog
guys, he lives in Miami - there are no curves...

guys, he lives in Miami - there are no curves there. don't give him a hard time about the chicken strips. ;)
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 30th, 2014, 4:45 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By flynbulldog
that's right, I remember now. don't know where...

that's right, I remember now. don't know where those pics went but I sold all of the old 1098 fairings that I had.
Forum: Scrambler Sep 30th, 2014, 3:42 pm
Replies: 360
Views: 38,365
Posted By flynbulldog
I have to say I really like it = I hate the...

I have to say I really like it = I hate the Ducati marketing and the phoney hype but the bike looks great. Sign me up for the Classic... :)

And BTW stop posting that ugly as hell photochop of a...
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 29th, 2014, 10:15 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By flynbulldog
It's nice that you got a set of bars for your...

It's nice that you got a set of bars for your bitch to ride on back - so he's not scared... :abduct:
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 29th, 2014, 10:13 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By flynbulldog
I actually had a set of spare 1098 fairings and...

I actually had a set of spare 1098 fairings and held them up to the SF for some pics for someone who asked this very same question about 2 or 3 years ago - it must have been hideous because I cant...
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 29th, 2014, 10:03 am
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By flynbulldog
I'm totally with SS, I hate cold wet weather and...

I'm totally with SS, I hate cold wet weather and I avoid it as much as possible. :(
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 24th, 2014, 3:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By flynbulldog
I have the RK tool - it works great....

I have the RK tool - it works great. http://www.amazon.com/RK-UCT-4060-Universal-Chain/dp/B0087Y493A

Also suggest you get a spare press pin to go with it

Remember, there are 2 types of rivet...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Sep 17th, 2014, 1:58 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,738
Posted By flynbulldog
expecting rain on thunderhill?

expecting rain on thunderhill?
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Sep 17th, 2014, 1:55 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By flynbulldog
a 1299 would be unlikely since it would not be...

a 1299 would be unlikely since it would not be WSBK / FIM superstock legal.
unless - of course, it were a 1299 in name only and still had only 1199cc.
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 17th, 2014, 9:26 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By flynbulldog
as I said - it wont gain you much, and I have no...

as I said - it wont gain you much, and I have no idea what "inherent issues" you're talking about. Please enlighten us.
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 16th, 2014, 9:13 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,560
Posted By flynbulldog
:sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep: dream-on, :D then...

:sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep: dream-on, :D then wake up :(
...
Forum: StreetFighter Sep 16th, 2014, 6:19 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By flynbulldog
1198 motor will fit but it wont gain you much....

1198 motor will fit but it wont gain you much. just rebuild this one with a few nice little upgrades...

Bummer that happened :(
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