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Forum: Supersport   Jul 28th, 2019, 3:55 pm
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Posted By Coconut
20,000 miles, dual desmodues

I recently signed the SS up for a track day later in August. I had not ridden the SS for almost 2 months and wanted some saddle time to inform pre-track day prep.

'Went for a quick morning ride...
Forum: Supersport   May 31st, 2019, 7:54 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Another beautiful day and ride in the Pacific Northwest!

A friend has his SS back on the road after 6 long years of hibernation in his garage, I had the day off, we had some coffee and enjoyed the Columbia River Gorge area. I love the convenience of my...
Forum: Supersport   May 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm
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Posted By Coconut
'was too tired to post after yesterday's play...

'was too tired to post after yesterday's play date at The Ridge Motorsports park...

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Forum: Supersport   May 7th, 2019, 2:05 pm
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Posted By Coconut
'Signed the ol' girl up for the first trackday of...

'Signed the ol' girl up for the first trackday of the 2019 season, this coming Monday at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA.
Forum: Supersport   Apr 21st, 2019, 4:58 pm
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Posted By Coconut
first ride of the season...

Found some time for a quick first ride of the season for the SS. I don't believe it had been ridden since the last trackday of last season in September. First ride following major service...
Forum: Supersport   Apr 18th, 2019, 11:31 am
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Posted By Coconut
bling

'Saw a black w/red slider Woodcraft clutch cover for way cheaper than used to seeing on ebay and won the auction... 'Hope to have mounted pics next weekend and will try my best to not test its...
Forum: Supersport   Apr 8th, 2019, 10:04 am
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Posted By Coconut
ready for 2019

(Friday) 'Picked up the SS from local shop, I didn't follow through with my grand aspirations of doing my own belts & valves, etc. this off-season and bit the bullet. I traded an early-season...
Forum: Supersport   Aug 19th, 2018, 7:54 am
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Posted By Coconut
street-legal

'Got the SS street-legal again with plates and mirrors back on. 'Rode around town and hit a few local twisties.
Forum: Supersport   Jul 17th, 2018, 9:15 am
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Posted By Coconut
Thanks for the info and book suggestion, timely,...

Thanks for the info and book suggestion, timely, I'm looking for a new moto book for an upcoming trip to the coast!

Yeah, no problems with the the SS's stability and the suspension has been set up...
Forum: Supersport   Jul 14th, 2018, 12:14 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Purchased a Monster Ohlins side mount steering...

Purchased a Monster Ohlins side mount steering damper for the SS. Knock on wood, I'm not experiencing any headshake or tank slappers and may not 'need' the damper, but the price was very right and...
Forum: Supersport   Jun 25th, 2018, 8:05 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Track Day!

It was a beautiful day (yesterday) at The Ridge. This was the SS's first time in The Thunderdome (Intermediate group) at this track. The SS and my fellow pit mates kept the rubber side down and the...
Forum: Supersport   Jun 6th, 2018, 10:12 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Thunderhill West & East

'Just returned from a roadtrip to play on the track.

At Thunderhill West (unseasonably hot day, was already 78f @ 9am, 100+ after lunch)
...
Forum: Supersport   May 29th, 2018, 10:28 am
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Posted By Coconut
pre-trip prep

chain service, fairing-off cleaning and eye-balling in preparation for three straight days at the track. Found 2 loose screws, replaced a well nut.
Forum: Supersport   May 22nd, 2018, 10:46 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Track Day!

Day trip to the SS's current favorite playground, The Ridge in Shelton, WA (too tired to post last night).
...
Forum: Supersport   Mar 3rd, 2018, 10:09 pm
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Posted By Coconut
first ride of the season...

'Picked up and rode the SS home from the shop this afternoon. 'Had them install a quickshifter, gear indicator, toe guard; and service the rear shock.
...
Forum: Supersport   Jan 1st, 2018, 5:41 pm
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Posted By Coconut
street-legal

'Put the new (to me) plate and mirrors back on the SS with the hopes of a quick spin around town. I haven't started the SS since September and feel the need to run her... Alas, the SS is not a fan...
Forum: Supersport   Aug 27th, 2017, 7:21 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Not me, I was on the Sport Classic this...

Not me, I was on the Sport Classic this afternoon, but at our lunch stop after riding the Columbia Gorge and Klickitat Canyon area with friends from the local DOC, we come back outside to see two...
Forum: Supersport   Jun 13th, 2017, 12:10 am
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Posted By Coconut
I had to cancel my WCM trip last minute this...

I had to cancel my WCM trip last minute this year. As a consolation, 'took the SS to the track today!
...
Forum: Supersport   May 31st, 2017, 9:07 pm
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Posted By Coconut
This afternoon I signed the SS up for the first...

This afternoon I signed the SS up for the first track day of this season for me. I hope to pencil in at least two more track day weekends by the end of the week.
Forum: Supersport   Apr 16th, 2017, 5:25 pm
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Posted By Coconut
'Put the plate and mirrors back on for some...

'Put the plate and mirrors back on for some non-track saddle time...
...
Forum: Supersport   Sep 5th, 2016, 9:08 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Track day today! Earlier this week I replaced my...

Track day today! Earlier this week I replaced my stock crank case breather with a PSR breather. The stock breather must've been the source of my oil leak after previous track days. No oil notice at...
Forum: Supersport   Jul 3rd, 2016, 2:17 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Nice! I think I've narrowed it down to the...

Nice! I think I've narrowed it down to the Ricambi-Weiss and the J-Parts Short Side Cowl. Part of my problem is that whenever I build up enough $$ in the moto fund for aesthetic parts like these, I...
Forum: Supersport   Jul 2nd, 2016, 5:07 pm
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Posted By Coconut
detail therapy session

After several track days the SS and I were overdue for what I call a "detail therapy" session in the garage this morning before temps got too warm.

I really want to find some half-fairings for...
Forum: Supersport   May 16th, 2016, 12:19 am
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Posted By Coconut
track day!

The SS and I rode a new track today... Thunderhill West. Tomorrow it's the East section, that one we have riddent before.
...
Forum: Supersport   Apr 11th, 2016, 3:00 am
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Posted By Coconut
This afternoon I prepped the SS for my first...

This afternoon I prepped the SS for my first track day of the season on the 18th.

Slightly massaged my Motovation bar end slider so the Woodcraft lever guard would mount to it (used stainless...
Forum: Supersport   Apr 2nd, 2016, 10:42 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Between Dunlop rebates, discounts, while-you-wait...

Between Dunlop rebates, discounts, while-you-wait appt. a credit and the local Desmo Owners Club hosting a breakfast BBQ at the shop this morning, I talked myself into ditching the 4-year old...
Forum: Supersport   Mar 17th, 2016, 10:58 pm
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Posted By Coconut
I couldn't wait until the first track day next...

I couldn't wait until the first track day next month, 'put the mirrors, lights and plate back on so I can ride to work and go for some local rides in the wine country here. 'Curious to see how the...
Forum: Supersport   Mar 7th, 2016, 11:12 am
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Posted By Coconut
Installed the Zero-Gravity Double-Bubble screen...

Installed the Zero-Gravity Double-Bubble screen last night.

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Forum: Supersport   Mar 6th, 2016, 1:10 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Brought the SS home from the shop, forks were...

Brought the SS home from the shop, forks were serviced and new springs and valves installed, rear shock also got serviced and a new spring too. Turns out the rear spring was a progressive spring...
Forum: Supersport   Mar 3rd, 2016, 10:06 pm
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Posted By Coconut
I received my new Zero Gravity windscreen,...

I received my new Zero Gravity windscreen, compliments of an eBay deal (seller bought wrong model).
...
Forum: Supersport   Dec 14th, 2015, 2:09 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Ordered a pit-bull headlift stand so I can remove...

Ordered a pit-bull headlift stand so I can remove the forks for service/upgrades...

I still need to decide if I'm going $ and just doing springs, $$ with springs and valves, or $$$ by dropping in...
Forum: Supersport   Nov 16th, 2015, 9:33 am
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Posted By Coconut
I scored a hard-copy used Ducati shop manual on...

I scored a hard-copy used Ducati shop manual on eBay for my '03 SS.
Forum: Supersport   Sep 8th, 2015, 12:59 am
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Posted By Coconut
Track Day!

The SS spent Labor Day at the local playground...

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Forum: Supersport   Aug 15th, 2015, 10:55 pm
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Posted By Coconut
oil change and upgraded to Woodcraft rear sets...

oil change and upgraded to Woodcraft rear sets (https://www.ducati.ms/forums/57-supersport/506882-footpeg-upgrade-suggestions-2003-ds1000ss-2.html#post5192786)
Forum: Supersport   Aug 6th, 2015, 9:33 pm
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Posted By Coconut
This afternoon I signed the SS up for a playdate...

This afternoon I signed the SS up for a playdate here on 8/23:

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Forum: Supersport   Jul 12th, 2015, 6:17 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Headed to Washington to attend the CA Superbike...

Headed to Washington to attend the CA Superbike School Level 1 on Monday...

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Forum: Supersport   Jun 14th, 2015, 3:02 pm
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Posted By Coconut
I waited too long to sign up for the local track...

I waited too long to sign up for the local track day and it filled up. This morning I returned the SS to street-legal status so I can go for a spin on some of the local roads. The bike hasn't been...
Forum: Supersport   May 19th, 2015, 8:18 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Indeed! I meant to take a stroll your way to...

Indeed!

I meant to take a stroll your way to admire your SS and say hello but didn't make it. We also wanted to take a walk around because we're looking into enclosed trailers just big enough for...
Forum: Supersport   May 19th, 2015, 9:51 am
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Posted By Coconut
track day!

The SS got to stretch it's legs at the local track. Okay, it was yesterday but I was too wiped out afterwards to post.

Teched and taped, waiting for the riding to begin.
...
Forum: Supersport   Apr 21st, 2015, 11:16 am
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Posted By Coconut
107 miles... on the track.

I realize it was yesterday not today, but I was too wiped out after unloading and dinner and hit the sack early last night.

Another fun day at the local track.

Teched, taped and caffeinated,...
Forum: Supersport   Apr 12th, 2015, 8:05 pm
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Posted By Coconut
It's been a few weeks since she was started and...

It's been a few weeks since she was started and with a track day scheduled for next Monday it was time to get reaquainted. Right after the MotoGP race I took a quick spin up the Columbia River...
Forum: Supersport   Mar 7th, 2015, 9:19 pm
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Posted By Coconut
In preparation for the upcoming track season I...

In preparation for the upcoming track season I took the SS for a short ride to the local shop to set the suspension for my weight. We also made some adjustments to allow me to rotate the levers down...
Forum: Supersport   Jan 19th, 2015, 6:23 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Vitamin D

I had the day off from work, it was relatively warm and dry for January... So I untucked the SS from its spot in the garage and took her for a 20-min freeway loop run to get her some vitamin D and...
Forum: Supersport   Oct 9th, 2014, 12:04 pm
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Posted By Coconut
This morning I ran my hand along her fairing,...

This morning I ran my hand along her fairing, tank, seat and tail as walked in the garage to get my bicycle for the 6 mile pedal to work.



Holy smokes!... Yeah, I've seen pics of Randy's fine...
Forum: Supersport   Oct 2nd, 2014, 2:57 pm
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Posted By Coconut
+1 New exhaust is way down on the priority...

+1

New exhaust is way down on the priority list, but I like to keep the wish list current :D
Forum: Supersport   Sep 29th, 2014, 1:44 pm
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Posted By Coconut
went for a quick spin in the local hills

(it was yesterday) The SS had not been fired up since a track day earlier this month. With beautiful sunny Sundays decreasing in frequency I had to take the SS out for a quick spin.
...
Forum: Supersport   Sep 22nd, 2014, 7:16 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Removed the the tape off of lights and reflectors...

Removed the the tape off of lights and reflectors from the track day earlier this month, installed Moto-Science integrated mirror/signals.

This time I got the polarities right and the signals...
Forum: Supersport   Aug 11th, 2014, 9:56 pm
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Posted By Coconut
Turned 17K at the track.

The SS had the pleasure of turning 17K at the local track today

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At the track I ended up pitting next...
Forum: Supersport   Aug 11th, 2014, 1:36 am
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Posted By Coconut
got the SS ready for another track day

This afternoon I lightly cleaned and prepped the SS for a track day tomorrow... It saves a lot of time when the bike is still taped up and I never got around to putting the mirrors back on after the...
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