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Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,854
Posted By ST2 Butch
I have owned my ST2 for 7 years. I think that it...

I have owned my ST2 for 7 years. I think that it is a great bike but it does have some minor issues. Yes it does cost a bit more to own than a KLR, but really maintenance is not that bad. I have...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,106
Posted By ST2 Butch
Thumb I can't say enough about Rick and Cogent. He...

I can't say enough about Rick and Cogent. He transformed my Ducati ST- it is better than stock in every way.
And he and Joyce have showed me the smooth line around more than one racetrack in the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By ST2 Butch
I had an 01 ZR7s, they are decent bikes....

I had an 01 ZR7s, they are decent bikes. Basically it is a KZ750 with modern brakes and 17" wheels.

Overall it is a good all around bike. Comfy all day ergos, plenty quick, but not fast- very...
Forum: Face plant 04-30-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,703
Posted By ST2 Butch
That's a pretty good story. I agree with all of...

That's a pretty good story. I agree with all of the above about the MSF but I think that having some seat time and a working knowledge of the controls would help her in the MSF class- so basically I...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,747
Posted By ST2 Butch
Get a Roadcrafter- you really can not beat an...

Get a Roadcrafter- you really can not beat an Aerostitch. They are expensive at face value but if you look at the life span of the suit and the fact that they can be repaired if you crash- the stitch...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,096
Posted By ST2 Butch
I knew about 2 miles into my test ride that I was...

I knew about 2 miles into my test ride that I was gonna buy. :D The Duc makes every mechanical noise that you can imagine- if you don't smile the first time you ride one you are missing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,096
Posted By ST2 Butch
The ST3 is a pretty solid bike. There are a few...

The ST3 is a pretty solid bike. There are a few issues that need to be sorted (seems like some early bikes had speedo/compter issues, fueling can be finicky). The later bikes are pretty well sorted...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By ST2 Butch
Of the bikes you listed the 749 would probably be...

Of the bikes you listed the 749 would probably be the easiest to own. The XX9 bikes don't have rocker issues and have IMHO better ergos. I would add to the list a 999- same looks as a 749 but they...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,824
Posted By ST2 Butch
Contact a good suspension shop to see if they can...

Contact a good suspension shop to see if they can open up the stock rear shock and shorten the travel/ lower the ride height. I have seen Cogent Dynamics (Rick) do this for the stock DRZ400 shock a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,303
Posted By ST2 Butch
That looks so much better than stock. :clap The...

That looks so much better than stock. :clap
The exhaust really makes the back of the bike look so much better. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By ST2 Butch
I really like the 800 motor but I think that I...

I really like the 800 motor but I think that I would pick the 696. The new Monster will have MUCH better re-sale. The 696 motor looks like it will be a pretty good all around package. Good choice...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,949
Posted By ST2 Butch
I will relate this to the DRZ400S (not the SM). ...

I will relate this to the DRZ400S (not the SM).

The DRZ is a blast on back roads- the worse the road the more the DRZ shines. As a street bike it is very light, has enough power to be fun but...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By ST2 Butch
My local Ducati/ Triumph dealer will allow test...

My local Ducati/ Triumph dealer will allow test rides, but they write up a bill of sale and have you sign it. When you return they rip it up, but if you crash you have crashed the bike that you just...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By ST2 Butch
My Stitch is about 10 years old and still very...

My Stitch is about 10 years old and still very waterproof, as long as I re-treat it every year.
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,499
Posted By ST2 Butch
:eek1:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap ...

:eek1:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

That is (IMHO) the perfect track bike. Nice!
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By ST2 Butch
Don't worry about the miles Ducs are pretty...

Don't worry about the miles Ducs are pretty durable. I have 33K trouble free miles on my ST and it is still rock solid.

If the PO is gonna do the belts (due every 12K or 2 years) you should be...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,878
Posted By ST2 Butch
I have been a cyclist for over 20 years, road and...

I have been a cyclist for over 20 years, road and mtn. I have had the same Silca pump the entire time- it has out lasted 5 mtn bikes, 3 road bikes and countless tires.

I'm sure that there are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By ST2 Butch
That is the only bike form the Sport Classic line...

That is the only bike form the Sport Classic line that really tugs at my heart strings. And the 2 valve air cooled Ducs are pretty great, really nice street motors- lots of torque from the bottom to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,536
Posted By ST2 Butch
Ohhhhh yeah it has! Due to the very slow...

Ohhhhh yeah it has!

Due to the very slow housing market I have been basically unemployed since March. I have sold my DRZ to put a few bucks back in the account and canceled two trips this summer....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By ST2 Butch
I have not noticed all of the X bikes but I have...

I have not noticed all of the X bikes but I have noticed in general lots of very purpose specific bikes (2nd or 3rd bikes in the garage). I have been seeing lots of older Ducati SS bikes and...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,579
Posted By ST2 Butch
Oh yeah, a two part epoxy will hold that down.

Oh yeah, a two part epoxy will hold that down.
Forum: Americas 09-04-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By ST2 Butch
Asheville. It never rains in Asheville. Spend a...

Asheville. It never rains in Asheville. Spend a romantic weekend or so at the Grove Park or Biltmore.

Blue Ridge Parkway
Great dining
Lots to do and see.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By ST2 Butch
I would farkle the tires and odometer. Ride it,...

I would farkle the tires and odometer. Ride it, ride the wheels off of the thing then decide where to spend your money. I would spend all of the farkle money and take a two week trip on the bike,...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,573
Posted By ST2 Butch
How much tread is left on the tires? I have been...

How much tread is left on the tires? I have been running Powers on my Ducati ST for the past 3 years or so (6 rears, 4 fronts). I have noticed that when they get worn the wet weather traction goes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By ST2 Butch
Suzuki also made a nice little automatic GS450A....

Suzuki also made a nice little automatic GS450A. I learned to ride on the road on one of these- nice little bike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By ST2 Butch
I have an 01 ST2 and love it- 31,000 miles and...

I have an 01 ST2 and love it- 31,000 miles and going strong. The ST2 is a great daily rider, tourer and is very sporty of you are willing to ride it- I kept a 1098 behind me all day at my last track...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By ST2 Butch
Andy come and register over at www.ducati.ms ...

Andy come and register over at
www.ducati.ms

They have a very good ST sub forum and tons of general Ducati info.
Good luck, make it home safe and ride the hell out of it.

Butch
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By ST2 Butch
First off the ST is a great bike. Good choice, I...

First off the ST is a great bike. Good choice, I love mine.

I think that $10,500 is kinda steep, not terrible but if you are willing to look around just a bit you can do better. Also bear in mind...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,607
Posted By ST2 Butch
nobody sold me on my bike by telling me it's...

nobody sold me on my bike by telling me it's exclusive and soulful.... (abe)

Sounds like a magazine sold you a bike because they said that it was faster.


3. yes, my ass was sore after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,617
Posted By ST2 Butch
My mom said this very thing to my dad when my...

My mom said this very thing to my dad when my sister and I were infants. Dad complied, but he went out and bought me a motorcycle for my 7th birthday (1st book I ever read was owners manual for a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,445
Posted By ST2 Butch
As an owner of an ST2 myself I have learned a ton...

As an owner of an ST2 myself I have learned a ton reading this thread. I didn't know that Ducati gave away cool aid? I bought mine after test riding an Triumph ST and a VFR, not because of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,833
Posted By ST2 Butch
I have a set of MT21s on my DRZ and they are very...

I have a set of MT21s on my DRZ and they are very good in the woods (have not ridden them on a muddy day) and are pretty good on pavement. I have about 500 miles on them and they still look really...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By ST2 Butch
Hey Kurt, I see that you are in NC- in Buncombe...

Hey Kurt, I see that you are in NC- in Buncombe Co (Asheville) you can bring 10 per year to the landfill for free, each tire over 10 cost $2 (I think- never hit the 11th).
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By ST2 Butch
Thats a sweet monster. :eek1

Thats a sweet monster. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By ST2 Butch
I have had a few sets of tires on my ST2. The Z6...

I have had a few sets of tires on my ST2. The Z6 was okay. I never thought that they felt great but they were okay- lasted about 5500 miles. The Avon 45/46 steers great, turn in was very quick, the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By ST2 Butch
The Multi is a great bike. I have over 30K on a...

The Multi is a great bike. I have over 30K on a 2valve Duc, they are reliable, and not that bad to maintain- it's not Honda cheap to own but not to bad. Ride the Duc, it will make you laugh out loud...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By ST2 Butch
That sounds great. I'm just getting started in...

That sounds great. I'm just getting started in the woods. I just picked up the bike 3/16/08. I'm really looking forward to learning some of the trails and forgotten logging roads.

Do you ride with...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By ST2 Butch
Try a clay bar. I have used a clay bar to get...

Try a clay bar. I have used a clay bar to get highway yellow paint off of my car. I think that mine is made/ sold as McGuires, about $10 bucks at any auto parts store.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,139
Posted By ST2 Butch
I love my ST2 and it makes a great commuter. They...

I love my ST2 and it makes a great commuter. They are very reliable maintance is not that bad- belts @12K. My valves have not moved in about 18k. You will spend more on tires than maintance. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By ST2 Butch
Well it came down to the Conti- TKC80 or the...

Well it came down to the Conti- TKC80 or the Pirelli MT-21.
I decided to go with more of a knobby and I'm pretty cheap so I ordered the MT-21's.
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