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Forum: StreetFighter Today, 7:13 pm
Replies: 869
Views: 835,136
Posted By flynbulldog
I have to admit that the BMW does some things...

I have to admit that the BMW does some things better than the SF but it's not as beautiful (or as brutally powerful) and it doesn't thrill like the SF. - it's a thrill be any other measure It's just...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Today, 6:55 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,048
Posted By flynbulldog
I think you hit the nail on the head. It's a...

I think you hit the nail on the head. It's a superbike that's comfortable.
Forum: StreetFighter Today, 5:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By flynbulldog
This thread is almost 2 years old... :cool:

This thread is almost 2 years old... :cool:
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat Today, 5:24 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,048
Posted By flynbulldog
I have owned many Ducatis: ...

I have owned many Ducatis:
http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachments/streetfighter/534825d1429464458-does-anyone-have-access-superbike-1098-848-try-swaping-passenger-seats-p1030048-ss.jpg
...
Forum: StreetFighter Today, 12:00 am
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By flynbulldog
I ordered one but the website checkout didn't...

I ordered one but the website checkout didn't charge me for shipping. We'll see what happens.
Forum: StreetFighter Yesterday, 7:20 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By flynbulldog
I have the wet clutch on my Multi and have owned...

I have the wet clutch on my Multi and have owned a number of Ducs with the dry clutch, personally any differences in clutch feel just doesn't ever register with me.

I prefer the dry because it...
Forum: StreetFighter Yesterday, 12:24 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By flynbulldog
They are not even close to the same. It won't...

They are not even close to the same. It won't fit.

You can see the difference in this photo:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=534825&stc=1&d=1429464458
Forum: StreetFighter Yesterday, 12:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By flynbulldog
The 1098 SF is absolutely mental, honestly...

The 1098 SF is absolutely mental, honestly there's probably no worse bike in the universe for a newer rider to buy.

Saying you're just coming off a 250 ninja doesn't tell us the full story of your...
Forum: Multistrada Apr 18th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 9,638
Posted By flynbulldog
LOL this post cracks me up :p I freakin...

LOL this post cracks me up :p

I freakin can't stand the telelever front suspension on beemers, to me it's exactly the way you describe; Vague and disconcerting.

There's no denying that the Big...
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 18th, 2015, 12:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By flynbulldog
I wish it would... :D

I wish it would... :D
Forum: Multistrada Apr 18th, 2015, 12:01 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,774
Posted By flynbulldog
I'd bet they didn't need to send you a letter...

I'd bet they didn't need to send you a letter since you've already signed up. I'm not in line for a new multi and I did get the letter.

It's just a sales tactic, nothing important in regards to...
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 16th, 2015, 11:40 am
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By flynbulldog
sorry, what's a B/S/T ? :confused:

sorry, what's a B/S/T ? :confused:
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 14th, 2015, 10:07 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By flynbulldog
I had my oem seat covered with some really grippy...

I had my oem seat covered with some really grippy vinyl used by guys that do motocross. I use it for track days and keep the beautiful and comfortable Alcantera seat for the rest of the time.
...
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 14th, 2015, 7:17 pm
Replies: 869
Views: 835,136
Posted By flynbulldog
The seat is a Ducati Performance comfort seat...

The seat is a Ducati Performance comfort seat recovered in leather and Alcantera:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=533025&stc=1&d=1429057022
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 14th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Replies: 869
Views: 835,136
Posted By flynbulldog
BMW S1000R and Streetfighter S today after a full...

BMW S1000R and Streetfighter S today after a full service on the SF and getting it ready for the riding season:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=532985&stc=1&d=1429053158
...
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 14th, 2015, 6:00 pm
Replies: 2,528
Views: 310,635
Posted By flynbulldog
All of the lithium batteries I've seen so far on...

All of the lithium batteries I've seen so far on the market are lithium phosphate or LiFe /A123. A123's require constant balancing and can be quite temperamental. They cannot tolerate overcharging or...
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 13th, 2015, 11:13 pm
Replies: 2,528
Views: 310,635
Posted By flynbulldog
I went with a Bkemaster Trugel. despite the name...

I went with a Bkemaster Trugel. despite the name it's not a cheap battery at $120. I've had too many liquid batteries cause a lot of damage and with the oem being acid filled and the whole thing...
Forum: Bikes Apr 8th, 2015, 10:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By flynbulldog
I did get a video from the new owner of the 65...

I did get a video from the new owner of the 65 250. He has it running and plans to race it as intended.
Good luck to him, I hope it works out great for him.

The 750's are still available.
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 8th, 2015, 8:16 am
Replies: 2,528
Views: 310,635
Posted By flynbulldog
Full service on my SFS for this upcoming riding...

Full service on my SFS for this upcoming riding season; new belts/valve adjust, new fluids for brake and clutch, new coolant, oil/filter, new battery (gel version not the stock liquid filled) new...
Forum: Vintage Apr 7th, 2015, 9:23 am
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By flynbulldog
Sebring's are not collector's prizes so they...

Sebring's are not collector's prizes so they don't bring the money that a Diana or Mach1 would fetch.

Without seeing the bike I'd put a ballpark number on a fully restored bike in no.1 condition...
Forum: Bikes Apr 6th, 2015, 11:57 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By flynbulldog
:) I gathered a good portion of the parts and...

:) I gathered a good portion of the parts and painted the tank but I didn't build this one...
Forum: Gear Apr 6th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By flynbulldog
Alpinestars Jaws leather jacket

Alpinestars Jaws leather Jacket Size 48/58

1 year old, shows some use.
Lists for $479 I'm selling for $250 plus shipping
...
Forum: Bikes Apr 4th, 2015, 9:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,612
Posted By flynbulldog
OK is windy because Texas sucks haha! :D ...

OK is windy because Texas sucks haha! :D

Love your 999! GLWS :)
Forum: Bikes Apr 3rd, 2015, 10:32 am
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By flynbulldog
For some reason I cant edit my ad... I forgot...

For some reason I cant edit my ad...
I forgot to list that under that stock primary cover is a Commando clutch and custom belt drive hooked to a 4 spd Quaife gearbox.
Forum: Bikes Apr 3rd, 2015, 10:26 am
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By flynbulldog
Here are a few pics I'll post some more later. ...

Here are a few pics I'll post some more later.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=528674&stc=1&d=1428074695
...
Forum: Bikes Apr 3rd, 2015, 10:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By flynbulldog
1966 Norton 750 cafe racer

This bike sat in my garage as a project for about 7 years. Over the years I collected parts for it in anticipation of the day I would build it. I would do nothing but the best for this bike and I...
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 1st, 2015, 9:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By flynbulldog
14 ft/lbs ;)

14 ft/lbs ;)
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 1st, 2015, 6:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By flynbulldog
Boring :cool:

Boring :cool:
Forum: StreetFighter Apr 1st, 2015, 10:48 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By flynbulldog
Further thoughts; Everybody is different and...

Further thoughts;

Everybody is different and a comfortable position is not universal. I love the ergos of the SF but if you're looking for a bolt-upright riding position the SF is not it. Other...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 31st, 2015, 11:40 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By flynbulldog
I'll echo what's been said so far; The SF is a...

I'll echo what's been said so far; The SF is a bit more aggressive than most of the nakeds but it is far from the crouched racing position of a sportbike.

It is quite happily the single most...
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 20th, 2015, 12:49 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
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: 306
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: 10
Views: 1,939
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: 615
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: 7,291
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: 824
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: 311
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: 12
Views: 1,612
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: 330
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: 594
Posted By flynbulldog
that's impressive!

that's impressive!
Forum: StreetFighter Mar 9th, 2015, 1:38 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 824
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: 10
Views: 1,939
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: 824
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: 824
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: 824
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: 399
Views: 34,810
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: 35
Views: 1,425
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: 824
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: 35
Views: 1,425
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: 672
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...
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