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Forum: StreetFighter Yesterday, 10:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
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 Yesterday, 9:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 384
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 Yesterday, 5:59 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 6:44 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 12:55 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 11:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 523
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, 1:16 am
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 5:25 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
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, 5:07 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 1,652
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, 9:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 310
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, 5:39 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 5:30 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 10:19 am
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 9:17 am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
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, 11:22 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 7:40 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 11:38 am
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 6:01 am
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 5:54 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,447
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, 10:46 am
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 7:23 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,377
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, 6:56 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
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, 6:54 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
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, 4:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 174
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, 4:21 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
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 24th, 2015, 12:14 am
Replies: 51
Views: 1,892
Posted By flynbulldog
apparently someone forgot to tell him......

apparently someone forgot to tell him... :rolleyes:
Forum: Welcome and Introduction Feb 22nd, 2015, 3:32 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 81
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, 3:22 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
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, 11:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By flynbulldog
this^ :think:

this^ :think:
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Feb 22nd, 2015, 11:16 am
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By flynbulldog
To the OP Jackie, They are very different bikes...

To the OP Jackie, They are very different bikes to be sure but remember that the 999 is the most comfortable of all of the Ducati SBKs and it's engine is amazing.

The SS is a nice bike but the...
Forum: Superbikes Feb 21st, 2015, 11:28 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By flynbulldog
I don't know why 15,000 miles is a problem - I'll...

I don't know why 15,000 miles is a problem - I'll have 30,000 on my MTS when the belts are changed for the first time this summer - as per the Ducati factory specification.

Of course this mileage...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 21st, 2015, 10:07 am
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By flynbulldog
Normally I would warn against this as an...

Normally I would warn against this as an aftermarket exhaust tends to lean out the mixture - but the SF ECU maps I've seen are very rich up top so I doubt it will do any damage even with an...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 19th, 2015, 8:13 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By flynbulldog
You cant just switch ECU's, you have to reset the...

You cant just switch ECU's, you have to reset the TPS on both ECUs when you change them. Do you have software to do that?

And, the tune needed for the akra would be the same as the one needed for...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Feb 18th, 2015, 9:26 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By flynbulldog
It looks like the SF848's are still in the lineup...

It looks like the SF848's are still in the lineup for Ducati but I don't think they have changed at all from 2013.

I think that price seems pretty dang good especially with all of the goodies. I'd...
Forum: Vintage Feb 18th, 2015, 1:48 am
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By flynbulldog
I don't know about 71 but they look very much...

I don't know about 71 but they look very much like the forks used on a 72 or early 73 750 GT. Ducati went to center axle sometime mid year in 73.
Forum: Superbikes Feb 16th, 2015, 3:38 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,704
Posted By flynbulldog
Absolutely prophet. This is very subjective. I...

Absolutely prophet. This is very subjective. I don't think character is the issue in this case but it is fun to explore what character means to different people.

For the record I bought the...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 15th, 2015, 5:24 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,354
Posted By flynbulldog
my guess is that if your dealer thinks the DP ECU...

my guess is that if your dealer thinks the DP ECU is fine then they are not going to be much help getting your bike in proper tune.
And lets be clear - The dealer does not have the software to tune...
Forum: Superbikes Feb 15th, 2015, 4:59 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,704
Posted By flynbulldog
Vanduc, I called the dealer to come and pick up...

Vanduc, I called the dealer to come and pick up my Panigale the second I got home from the dealership. I broke my cardinal rule to never buy a bike without a test ride first and to me the bike fell...
Forum: Superbikes Feb 15th, 2015, 1:12 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,704
Posted By flynbulldog
The funny thing when talking about character,...

The funny thing when talking about character, I'll have to agree that the BMW does not have the character of a Duc, but it does have it's own unique personality that I really like. Lately Ducatis...
Forum: Superbikes Feb 15th, 2015, 10:41 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,704
Posted By flynbulldog
I have to strongly disagree with this. The 916...

I have to strongly disagree with this. The 916 variants (the 748 included) are so horrible I can see why you might think the 1199 is comfortable. But I've owned all of the Duc superbikes at one time...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 15th, 2015, 10:11 am
Replies: 72
Views: 6,354
Posted By flynbulldog
This topic is very confusing and it is the reason...

This topic is very confusing and it is the reason there are dozens of threads on the subject and one of the reasons we have the FAQ.

I suggest you read through some of the fueling threads linked...
Forum: Tech Forum Feb 15th, 2015, 1:32 am
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By flynbulldog
to me that looks like a candy with a gold...

to me that looks like a candy with a gold basecoat. I don't think you'll even come close with a spray can, and unless the shock is very rare and desirable the cost of candy colors would be...
Forum: Vintage Feb 15th, 2015, 1:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By flynbulldog
I wouldn't worry about the sludge traps. Check...

I wouldn't worry about the sludge traps. Check the end play and rod big end movement when you have the cylinders removed and if all seems good keep the bottom end intact.

Do the top-end; pistons,...
Forum: Vintage Feb 15th, 2015, 1:11 am
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By flynbulldog
Did they change the valve guides? That is a...

Did they change the valve guides? That is a pretty common service item on old bevels and should be a part of any tear-down. A worn guide can foil even the most compliant valve seals and cause the...
Forum: Superbikes Feb 14th, 2015, 6:31 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,704
Posted By flynbulldog
I wouldn't do it. The S1000RR is a killer...

I wouldn't do it. The S1000RR is a killer performance bike and the Monster is a very practical and fun bike. The S1000RR is hundred times more comfortable and easier to ride.

You'd be getting an...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 10th, 2015, 9:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By flynbulldog
WD40 will remove any residual glue left from the...

WD40 will remove any residual glue left from the tags and won't harm the paint.
I put my old decals on a sheet of wax paper and stuck them in the folder I keep with the bike's paperwork.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Feb 9th, 2015, 10:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By flynbulldog
Gilly, I was completely unaware of the build...

Gilly, I was completely unaware of the build going on in the Hyper forum... :eek:
Good for you my friend. I wish you all the best, the bike looks fantastic and you are an inspiration. I don't know...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 8th, 2015, 11:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By flynbulldog
frustrating I'm sure. Did they do it under...

frustrating I'm sure. Did they do it under warranty? I know your bike is long past the 2 year mark...

It never seems to stay the same Christos, you're always changing it and upgrading. The bike...
Forum: StreetFighter Feb 7th, 2015, 2:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By flynbulldog
Good to see you here again Christos, Hope all is...

Good to see you here again Christos, Hope all is going well. :)
Forum: Superbikes Feb 3rd, 2015, 5:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By flynbulldog
I have to agree with what these guys are saying...

I have to agree with what these guys are saying so far, about $17k - $18K max at this time.

Low miles on these bikes is not a plus (unless its 1 mile and it's going to a museum) Bikes that haven't...
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