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Forum: Superbikes   Dec 21st, 2015, 6:47 pm
Replies: 1,284
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Posted By desmo2
Stunning pics of a beautiful bike chewing rubber...

Stunning pics of a beautiful bike chewing rubber properly! :yeah:

Although, I am cringing a bit. Those fairings are getting pretty rare, are they not???
Forum: Superbikes   Dec 13th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Replies: 1,284
Views: 398,261
Posted By desmo2
From a fellow Columbia, MO Ducatista who has run...

From a fellow Columbia, MO Ducatista who has run a few track days at Hallett, allow me to say...

...looking good! :cool:
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Jul 12th, 2015, 8:08 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,942
Posted By desmo2
Yep: Motorcyclist sets 'Iron Butt' trek...

Yep:

Motorcyclist sets 'Iron Butt' trek record - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2004-06-23/motorcyclist-sets-iron-butt-trek-record/1997656)
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 8th, 2015, 2:15 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,930
Posted By desmo2
I have the Altrider crash bars (bought by...

I have the Altrider crash bars (bought by previous owner). The screw plug that is welded inside the tube broke loose once. I sent them a pictures and they sent me a replacement, no hassles. ...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Mar 7th, 2015, 5:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By desmo2
:confused:

:confused:
Forum: Superbikes   Mar 3rd, 2015, 6:16 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By desmo2
I ran Q2's on my 999 for a few track days and...

I ran Q2's on my 999 for a few track days and felt more confident than I did on the BT016's I was running before (which also were not bad at all). I would imagine the Q3's are a bit better. I...
Forum: Superbikes   Feb 24th, 2015, 9:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By desmo2
I took mine on and off frequently when I switched...

I took mine on and off frequently when I switched between track and street fairings. It was frustrating the first time or two, but I got the hang of it after that and never thought it was much of an...
Forum: Road Racing   Feb 22nd, 2015, 8:45 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By desmo2
Chaz said Phillip Island is one of his WEAK...

Chaz said Phillip Island is one of his WEAK tracks, and he scored two podiums. Methinks things are looking good for Chaz and Ducati this year!

Troy's bike was bucking around under him almost...
Forum: Multistrada   Feb 22nd, 2015, 8:36 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,732
Posted By desmo2
My filler flange is recessed in the tank skin. ...

My filler flange is recessed in the tank skin. The one you have pictured is raised considerably more than mine.
The gap in the right part of the seat could be because the tab wasn't in place on...
Forum: Road Racing   Feb 21st, 2015, 6:51 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By desmo2
7:30 ET on BEiN Sport. I can't believe I'll...

7:30 ET on BEiN Sport.

I can't believe I'll be watching #21 in action again! :yeah:
Forum: Superbikes   Feb 9th, 2015, 9:51 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By desmo2
Corse Dynamics Magnetic Oil Drain Plug for Ducati...

Corse Dynamics Magnetic Oil Drain Plug for Ducati (http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1814)
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Jan 29th, 2015, 6:29 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,086
Posted By desmo2
Must be this bike: ...

Must be this bike:

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2015/01/26/man-bought-rossi-motogp-ducati-gp11-essay/
Forum: Bikes   Jan 19th, 2015, 9:42 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,914
Posted By desmo2
Where are you? I have an '11 Multi 1200, but...

Where are you?

I have an '11 Multi 1200, but think I need another 999. The track mistress's song is too strong.
Forum: Bikes   Dec 15th, 2014, 4:36 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,852
Posted By desmo2
Where you at?

Where you at?
Forum: Bikes   Nov 27th, 2014, 7:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,013
Posted By desmo2
Northern NJ. Dammit!

Northern NJ.

Dammit!
Forum: Multistrada   Nov 27th, 2014, 7:05 am
Replies: 55
Views: 7,267
Posted By desmo2
I'm still thinking about selling my MTS1200. I...

I'm still thinking about selling my MTS1200. I love it and it's a fantastic bike, but honestly more than I need. I am thinking if I were to sell it, I could find an 1100S and have enough left over...
Forum: Superbikes   Nov 27th, 2014, 7:00 am
Replies: 6,317
Views: 2,770,780
Posted By desmo2
I need a track bike. This one will work nicely. ...

I need a track bike. This one will work nicely. SELL IT TO ME!!!



It's a track/race bike. Those are number plates without a racer number.
Forum: Multistrada   Nov 21st, 2014, 7:20 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,079
Posted By desmo2
I thought that at first, but I'm not so sure.

I thought that at first, but I'm not so sure.
Forum: Multistrada   Nov 20th, 2014, 3:35 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,079
Posted By desmo2
Wow, that was bad! For those who didn't...

Wow, that was bad!

For those who didn't click the link to the MotoHouston forum, they said his front tire was nearly bald and he crashed on the next session.

He was obviously track...
Forum: Bikes   Nov 19th, 2014, 9:29 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 8,112
Posted By desmo2
Pfft, why didn't you say so! I'm on my way to...

Pfft, why didn't you say so! I'm on my way to the store to load my pickup bed with Natural Light. Be at your place in the morning.
Forum: Multistrada   Oct 22nd, 2014, 2:48 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 5,412
Posted By desmo2
D'oh!!! Mods around here have waaaayy too...

D'oh!!!

Mods around here have waaaayy too much time on their hands! :D

Now I have to get all un-lazy if I want to change it back.
Forum: Multistrada   Oct 21st, 2014, 6:41 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 5,412
Posted By desmo2
So is this too long? Too irrelevant? Anyone...

So is this too long? Too irrelevant? Anyone care? I can tell you one thing...

I'm too lazy to change it...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Oct 17th, 2014, 10:34 am
Replies: 370
Views: 34,563
Posted By desmo2
You say that because you obviously have not...

You say that because you obviously have not ridden one! In sport mode, my MTS has more punch than my 999 did. It handles differently than a true sport bike, but not much less capably. It is an...
Forum: Superbikes   Oct 6th, 2014, 10:17 pm
Replies: 1,284
Views: 398,261
Posted By desmo2
Be wary of leaving the wiring for the tail light...

Be wary of leaving the wiring for the tail light connected for track days. That plug will bobble around and may eventually break a wire (mine did).

Removing it is super easy, as is nearly...
Forum: Multistrada   Oct 2nd, 2014, 6:35 am
Replies: 60
Views: 7,296
Posted By desmo2
I actually began lusting for a Multi when they...

I actually began lusting for a Multi when they were 1100cc's, air cooled, 2v, and f'n ugly.

When the 1200 came out with its vastly improved performance and much improved looks, I was really...
Forum: Bikes   Sep 29th, 2014, 5:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By desmo2
So what happened? This is what I want and...

So what happened? This is what I want and need...but I'd have to sell my Multi first and I'm not so sure I want to do that.
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 29th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,296
Posted By desmo2
I crashed and killed my 999 during a track day. ...

I crashed and killed my 999 during a track day.

I had been lusting for a Multistrada for a while, already. I wanted a comfortable, upright, sporty road bike and figured the Multi was it.

The...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Sep 29th, 2014, 5:19 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 7,132
Posted By desmo2
'99 900ss at 130-133mph, and it was out of...

'99 900ss at 130-133mph, and it was out of breath.

'03 999 went to 170 or 175, then showed, "- - -"

'11 HD Electra Glide, 111 going downhill.

'11 Multistrada...haven't tested it.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Sep 24th, 2014, 8:40 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,098
Posted By desmo2
Riding a GP circuit with a Ducati factory GP...

Riding a GP circuit with a Ducati factory GP reproduction. Does it get any better for mere mortals?
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Aug 12th, 2014, 6:46 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 8,140
Posted By desmo2
The pair of Ducs I owned for a bit: ...

The pair of Ducs I owned for a bit:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/desmo2/S7300355.jpg (http://s174.photobucket.com/user/desmo2/media/S7300355.jpg.html)

The 999 dressed for the track:...
Forum: Bikes   Jul 25th, 2014, 5:52 am
Replies: 23
Views: 5,858
Posted By desmo2
I wish you were closer. :(

I wish you were closer. :(
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Jul 1st, 2014, 7:52 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,032
Posted By desmo2
The Japanese manufacturers are fighting a battle...

The Japanese manufacturers are fighting a battle amongst themselves for one thing...pure performance. They do a fantastic job. Their bikes perform superbly and are even easy to ride for mere...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Jun 23rd, 2014, 7:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By desmo2
The roads in the movie likely had absolutely...

The roads in the movie likely had absolutely nothing to do with the actual route between the two locations. They are picked for convenience of filming and characteristics the director wants to...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   May 14th, 2014, 2:59 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By desmo2
Only the ignorant ones.

Only the ignorant ones.
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 28th, 2014, 8:33 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,938
Posted By desmo2
I have a white MTS standard. My exhaust guard...

I have a white MTS standard. My exhaust guard was a faint rusty brown, and didn't match anything on the bike. I had the exhaust guard passenger peg hangers powder coated black. I am very pleased...
Forum: Superbikes   Apr 2nd, 2014, 3:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By desmo2
I had a low side on each side of my ArmorBodies. ...

I had a low side on each side of my ArmorBodies. The bodywork did not crack and held up well. I buffed it up, repainted it, and couldn't even tell they had been down.
Forum: Superbikes   Feb 18th, 2014, 6:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,701
Posted By desmo2
First mod - set your suspension for you Second...

First mod - set your suspension for you
Second mod - track fairings

Then go to a track day. You said you have never gone...I can't tell you enough how fantastic it is. Lay aside your...
Forum: Superbikes   Feb 16th, 2014, 3:43 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,820
Posted By desmo2
For me it isn't about being "loyal" to Ducati. ...

For me it isn't about being "loyal" to Ducati. It just so happens that most of the bikes I lust for are Ducatis. When I compare this bike to that, look at the prospects side by side, the Ducati...
Forum: Superbikes   Feb 16th, 2014, 7:16 am
Replies: 52
Views: 4,820
Posted By desmo2
I would have no qualms with an RSV4. That's a...

I would have no qualms with an RSV4. That's a sexy beast. While I would prefer a Ducati track bike, I could easily see myself on a Big4 bike for that use.
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Feb 13th, 2014, 6:13 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 19,273
Posted By desmo2
This plate started off on a 900SS, so it was...

This plate started off on a 900SS, so it was supposed to be a play on "desmodue". It has spent more of it's life on 4-valve Ducs, however....
Forum: Superbikes   Feb 9th, 2014, 7:10 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,911
Posted By desmo2
Are you racing or just doing track days? If...

Are you racing or just doing track days?

If you are racing, I would understand cutting your losses so you could get on newer, more competitive machinery.

If you are doing track days, I would...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Feb 9th, 2014, 7:05 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By desmo2
Yep, that would be my first suggestion. I have...

Yep, that would be my first suggestion. I have never ridden one. I am currently sort of looking for a track bike. Running a 916 at an angry pace sounds like a little piece of heaven.
Forum: Superbikes   Feb 5th, 2014, 5:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By desmo2
There is now a black 999 with gold wheels in the...

There is now a black 999 with gold wheels in the Superbike Pic thread.

Your prayers have been answered.
Forum: Superbikes   Jan 31st, 2014, 8:59 am
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By desmo2
If the 10th digit of the VIN is a 3, it's an '03....

If the 10th digit of the VIN is a 3, it's an '03. If its a 4, it's an '04.
Forum: Multistrada   Jan 31st, 2014, 6:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,016
Posted By desmo2
That looks fantastic! I love how you...

That looks fantastic! I love how you incorporated the red on the frame, upper fairing, and lower part of the fairing winglet.

Moar pics!
Forum: Superbikes   Jan 23rd, 2014, 2:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,158
Posted By desmo2
After you wash your bike, take it for a short...

After you wash your bike, take it for a short spin to dry out the clutch. Or, at least run it for a bit to sling the residual water out.
Forum: Supersport   Jan 22nd, 2014, 8:21 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,713
Posted By desmo2
Have you seen this one on Ebay? Ducati...

Have you seen this one on Ebay?

Ducati Supersport | eBay...
Forum: Superbikes   Jan 21st, 2014, 3:44 pm
Replies: 8
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Views: 971
Posted By desmo2
999's lean pretty far, anyway. As stated, check...

999's lean pretty far, anyway. As stated, check the rear ride height adjuster. If it has been cranked up it will cause the bike to lean more when on the side stand. There used to be aftermarket...
Forum: Multistrada   Jan 20th, 2014, 2:50 pm
Replies: 2,291
Views: 804,178
Posted By desmo2
Very nice details. I'd like to see a pic of the...

Very nice details. I'd like to see a pic of the front!
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Jan 20th, 2014, 5:41 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By desmo2
Ethanol "good or bad" has been discussed over and...

Ethanol "good or bad" has been discussed over and over again. I have no idea what your post was, but if it was just another ethanol argument perhaps that is why it was removed. This thread may be...
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