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Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By DesmoDog
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840964
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By DesmoDog
I haven't done that, but I did pick up an "extra"...

I haven't done that, but I did pick up an "extra" bike once along with the one I really wanted. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but thought there was no harm in letting it sit while I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 97,198
Posted By DesmoDog
My 2011 796 Hypermotard brought almost twice that...

My 2011 796 Hypermotard brought almost twice that in trade on a new Ducati late last fall. $3k at this time of year? Ouch...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 203,237
Posted By DesmoDog
And I don't live in an area where March 14 is...

And I don't live in an area where March 14 is typically riding time. There's still snow on the ground around here and I won't be able to move my bikes from storage to the street for another couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,707
Posted By DesmoDog
I've never owned a 696, but I don't think the 696...

I've never owned a 696, but I don't think the 696 even has an exhaust flap? My 1200S does have one, but I'm not sure why I should care...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,238
Posted By DesmoDog
And I'd lean toward an SP (or FE) rather than a...

And I'd lean toward an SP (or FE) rather than a CR. There's no way you can upgrade the front end for the difference in cost between the two models, and IMHO a harsh front end is a contributor to the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,154
Posted By DesmoDog
From what I'm hearing the Scramblers for the US...

From what I'm hearing the Scramblers for the US market will all be built in Italy. I've been to the factory in Italy a few times, I've never been to Thailand. Bikes are an emotional choice. I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 988,286
Posted By DesmoDog
... along with wheel size and swingarm according...

... along with wheel size and swingarm according to a former owner (not me)
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By DesmoDog
I haven't ridden the latest incarnation of the...

I haven't ridden the latest incarnation of the Hyper so I can't really comment on that. Mine was a 796 and I didn't think the steering was anything crazy.

What I do rememebr about my Hyper is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 203,237
Posted By DesmoDog
The chart says nothing about if you can actually...

The chart says nothing about if you can actually pull a stated rpm. And the question of what rpm it will be running at 70mph has nothing to do with power or torque or wind resistance or weight. My...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By DesmoDog
This guy cut his off. ...

This guy cut his off.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachments/monster/512490d1425146548-shift-tech-monster-1200-micro-build-right-case-2.jpg

He's got a thread going on a different forum
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By DesmoDog
It will show up eventually, but in the mean time...

It will show up eventually, but in the mean time at least one poster here has the real deal in hand and could look… :evil
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By DesmoDog
The footpeg mounts on the 821/1200 are part of a...

The footpeg mounts on the 821/1200 are part of a major casting which will NOT be easily replaced or modified.

http://www.teamyikes.com/Monster/peg_8683_l.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati sells a taller seat already, I've...

Ducati sells a taller seat already, I've forgotten the details but it's cheaper than an aftermarket alternative. EDIT: I just checked the Ducati website and the seat is still listed in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,443
Views: 531,824
Posted By DesmoDog
An interesting (to me anyway) factoid: In 2014...

An interesting (to me anyway) factoid: In 2014 Ducati built their 1 millionth bike and Honda built their 300 millionth bike. No idea where Harley fits in with their ~50 year headstart in production,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,085
Posted By DesmoDog
Are you talking about the homologation plate down...

Are you talking about the homologation plate down near the swingarm pivot? Pull it. Replacements are available (well, they are for roundcases anyway, I would think squarecase plates are out there...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 988,286
Posted By DesmoDog
So does the EPA 1) Performance 2) Quiet ...

So does the EPA

1) Performance
2) Quiet
3) Small muffler


Choose two.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 203,237
Posted By DesmoDog
I have a Ducati with a fuel gauge. It is only...

I have a Ducati with a fuel gauge. It is only slightly less accurate than the neutral indicator, which I learned early on not to trust. :rofl

I'm only kinda kidding about that, but the bike is 25...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4,443
Views: 531,824
Posted By DesmoDog
While I don't disagree with the premise for top...

While I don't disagree with the premise for top end Ducatis, Ducati only wish they could pay the bills with the sales of "hundreds of thousands" of bikes. They don't build let alone sell anywhere...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 203,237
Posted By DesmoDog
For Ducati to create a single from an existing...

For Ducati to create a single from an existing twin would be relatively simple. Yes, they could basically dust off the balancer they developed on the supermono and apply it to any of their current...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 42,911
Posted By DesmoDog
I went downstairs to clean up the shop so it'd be...

I went downstairs to clean up the shop so it'd be easier to work on things. Got bored instantly. Instead I put a little more time into the aluminum insert.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati belts and valves = No biggie. Winter's are...

Ducati belts and valves = No biggie. Winter's are long in Michigan and my "shop" is heated.

Crown molding = hire a guy who does it for a living, and spend the afternoon riding instead of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 81,995
Posted By DesmoDog
The OP hasn't signed on in almost two years. If...

The OP hasn't signed on in almost two years. If he isn't subscribed to the thread the chances you'll be getting an answer are pretty slim...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 988,286
Posted By DesmoDog
Close, but it's the wrong color. :evil In my...

Close, but it's the wrong color. :evil In my basement right now (until the snow melts)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By DesmoDog
I have that picture on my hard drive somewhere....

I have that picture on my hard drive somewhere. Every time I see that bike or similar ones I start sourcing the parts in my head...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 42,911
Posted By DesmoDog
I started cutting a bushing out of aluminum to...

I started cutting a bushing out of aluminum to make the speedo fit the headlight shell, but before I finished it, I gave some rough dimensions to a buddy who printed one out at home on his 3D...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,775
Posted By DesmoDog
I've been riding Ducatis for about 25 years now...

I've been riding Ducatis for about 25 years now and have never been afflicted with the horror stories everyone reads about. The rockers on my 996 aren't flaking (knock wood) the studs on my 900ss's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,085
Posted By DesmoDog
Shoulda told them they were all ceramic bearings...

Shoulda told them they were all ceramic bearings for the guidance/stability system on this awesome drone you're building from plans you found on a Chinese torrent site… :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,085
Posted By DesmoDog
Wild guess. The company that manufactures them...

Wild guess. The company that manufactures them also makes bearings for some sort of defense/military use and has to be registered with the department of defense or some such thing. At least that's...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 42,911
Posted By DesmoDog
The adventure continues! Over Valentine's...

The adventure continues!

Over Valentine's Day weekend I sent in a registration form for the Motogiro USA East. when I was putting the bike together, I envisioned doing a 'giro on it. I figured it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,711
Posted By DesmoDog
Actually the tin foil hat comment was about...

Actually the tin foil hat comment was about people who see everything as a conspiracy so no, I wasn't talking about you. I also wasn't talking about mixing old technology with new. The thread pits...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,711
Posted By DesmoDog
Just as there are those who wear tin foil hats...

Just as there are those who wear tin foil hats and think their thoughts are being monitored. But they certainly aren't the norm. Dealers who feel that way aren't the ones I deal with.

Of course...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,711
Posted By DesmoDog
I'm pretty sure all of these have been shown here...

I'm pretty sure all of these have been shown here already, but here goes

1991 907ie. Bought it new. Hasn't been ridden in a few years now...
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/907ie.jpg

1974...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,711
Posted By DesmoDog
It was -15F on my way in to work today. It's...

It was -15F on my way in to work today. It's gonna be a while before I can ride ANYTHING! :baldy (Though I did see some hardcore riding down I94 a couple weeks ago when it was a sweltering 21F...)
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 988,286
Posted By DesmoDog
That one started life as a 1966 Monza Jr, but...

That one started life as a 1966 Monza Jr, but it's been modded with bodywork from earlier models and a few other things. There's a link to more info in my sig line.

Another bike I find to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,711
Posted By DesmoDog
Only because you want it to. There are some of us...

Only because you want it to. There are some of us who can play in both camps without having to choose sides...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,711
Posted By DesmoDog
This summer will be this bike's 25th season. ...

This summer will be this bike's 25th season.

http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/907ie.jpg

I bought it new and still own it. Does that make me a new bike fan or an old bike fan? :evil
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 52,763
Posted By DesmoDog
I had the same thoughts when I was deciding. In...

I had the same thoughts when I was deciding. In the end it was the suspension that swayed me to the 1200S but if the Stripe versions had been available when I bought mine, I may have gone with the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 988,286
Posted By DesmoDog
Thanks guys. There's a thread on it in my sig...

Thanks guys. There's a thread on it in my sig line. I'm guessing you found that photo from when I posted it as a counterpoint in the GT1000 thread though?



That'd be a '66, A-code 289,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,154
Posted By DesmoDog
To each his own. But yes, I can honestly tell you...

To each his own. But yes, I can honestly tell you I do not find it great to look at. But then I thought the Hailwood bike was fookin hideous so what do I know?
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