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  • shelbygt ·
    Saw you might have your Bayliss for sale. How many miles, what condition is it in, how much? my number is 319 269 8556 or send a number and I'll call you.
    DucatiSands ·
    Would so jump on this deal but timing is everything. Maybe next year this time if bike is still avail. good luck with the sale.
    bruce19 ·
    If I didn't have my '02 Bayliss I'd definitely consider a Monster and the air-cooled 1100 would be a good bet I think. Any Monster will be more versatile than a Superbike for most people. So much depends on how you feel on the bike and how you plan to use it. I've never owned a Monster but I do know the Air-cooled motors and they are reliable and lower maintenance. That's about as much as I can offer. Good luck with your search.

    Bruce
    Sweetwater420 ·
    Bruce,

    Alright I went to one of the local Ducati dealers and sat on several different Ducati's. Hypermotard, Monsters of various sizes, Streetfighter, 848, 1198 etc. I ruled out the streetfighter as I ride on the balls of my feet and the exhaust exit bothers my footing on the right peg. I really liked the Monsters, just sitting on them in the showroom they seemed very comfy and nice. I think that I would get bored with the 796, but the 1100 seems like something that could make me smile everytime I strap a helmet on.... I am going to try to goto another dealership and get a demo on the 1100, 796 Monsters and a Hyper. I'm a bit nervous about buying an older 996, 998 and not being able to find parts for it later on as I keep it.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Milton
    bruce19 ·
    Josh:

    I've only used my Ortliebs on SS/SP's and an SS1000DS. All three had the low mount CF mufflers. I've never had an issue with that set up. I'm not familiar with the Multi exhaust so I don't know if it can be a problem. Wish I could be more helpful. Oh, and no I'm not selling my Ortliebs. Sorry.

    Bruce
    joshtw709 ·
    Bruce -

    I've sent you messages before asking about your Ortlieb panniers. Did you have to assemble any type of bracket/rack to keep them safely distanced from your exhaust on any of your bikes? I am wanting to put them on a multistrada, however the exhaust is largely exposed in the wheel well and I fear the bags will contact my exhaust. Also, any chance you're selling your ortliebs anytime soon? Cheers!

    - Josh
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