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Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,146
Posted By DesmoDog
Wow, it has been a year. I haven't got much...

Wow, it has been a year.

I haven't got much more done on it but I'm trying to get back into it. I've shortened the rear fender so it doesn't extend down so far, and worked on the shift...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,749
Posted By DesmoDog
Hasn't been my experience in 25 years of owning...

Hasn't been my experience in 25 years of owning various Ducatis, but then I don't put 10,000 miles per year on my 996 either.

My latest Monster has 18,000 mile valve adjustment intervals, 9000...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,637
Posted By DesmoDog
Rarest and most expensive I've ever ridden would...

Rarest and most expensive I've ever ridden would be the first (non-mule) Victory prototype on the first day it was ridden. Pictures were frowned upon. (But the local HD dealer still got some)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 39,127
Posted By DesmoDog
Thanks for the comments. I finally found a...

Thanks for the comments. I finally found a "correct" sprocket. I don't remember where now...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,727
Posted By DesmoDog
This would be the spring of 1991. I had put money...

This would be the spring of 1991. I had put money down on the bike in November of 1990 based solely on a faxed picture and a spec sheet. I waited months for it to show up. I've still got it but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,633
Posted By DesmoDog
It is somewhat typical for Ducatis in general......

It is somewhat typical for Ducatis in general... but my 1200S seems to be a bit worse than "normal". It's better than my buddy's Multistrada though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By DesmoDog
There are two monster specific forums out there...

There are two monster specific forums out there but I haven't been too impressed with either one. Ducati.ms is the Ducati specific forum i've been going to over the years and they have a Monster...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-23-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 305,494
Posted By DesmoDog
I took a couple during the rebuild of my 160....

I took a couple during the rebuild of my 160. Lighting isn't good, they looked better in real life. http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Progress_2462.JPG
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,718
Posted By DesmoDog
You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?
http://www.teamyikes.com/Strips.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,373
Posted By DesmoDog
I've probably had even less exposure to the...

I've probably had even less exposure to the Scrambler as the next guy but on the Ducati I just bought, air temp is one of a few functions the dash scrolls through. I'd be surprised if there wasn't at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,776
Posted By DesmoDog
My hypermotard is gone. In it's place: ...

My hypermotard is gone.

In it's place:
http://www.teamyikes.com/Monster/monster1200s.png
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,633
Posted By DesmoDog
I know, but as mentioned by tripped1 I live in...

I know, but as mentioned by tripped1 I live in Michigan. There will be more than enough time to deal with the stickers/reflectors/etc over the winter. Right now, time is short. if it's warm enough to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,227
Posted By DesmoDog
No idea how this would work in Portugal but in...

No idea how this would work in Portugal but in the US I'd say check out a mid-90s Ducati 900ss. Relatively inexpensive, fun to ride, amazing sound...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,633
Posted By DesmoDog
Well I put togehter a plan to pick up a Monster...

Well I put togehter a plan to pick up a Monster 1200S next spring. It started with putting my 796 Hypermotard on consignment at the local dealer, selling it some time over the next five months, then...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,107
Posted By DesmoDog
The 821 isn't available with Ohlins, only the...

The 821 isn't available with Ohlins, only the 1200S
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,373
Posted By DesmoDog
I had similar thoughts when I saw the name of the...

I had similar thoughts when I saw the name of the color! (though I haven't told my wife yet)



A few months ago the V7 caught my eye and I was VERY interested in one… but in the end I decided I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,825
Posted By DesmoDog
I'm guessing he's refering to the Ducati. Making...

I'm guessing he's refering to the Ducati. Making the tail longer (and moving the plate up under the new longer tail) and removing the swingarm mounted license plate holder/fender/whatever it is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By DesmoDog
Yamaha, Harley, and others have had brand...

Yamaha, Harley, and others have had brand specific oil for ages. Why does it seem strange to you that Ducati now has brand specific coolant? They found a marketing upside to the impending demise of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,633
Posted By DesmoDog
Kinda like this? ...

Kinda like this?

http://www.teamyikes.com/ads/Monster.png

They also sell tank bags and a bag to go on the passenger seat, but those don't show up on the picture when you choose them. I'm sure...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,633
Posted By DesmoDog
I can't seem to connect to the Ducati site right...

I can't seem to connect to the Ducati site right now to confirm this, but from memory the white 821 has the red wheels, the white 1200S (there is no white 1200 in the USA) has the same color wheels...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,325
Posted By DesmoDog
The good news is you won't need an impact driver...

The good news is you won't need an impact driver with a JIS tip to get it apart.

Well, ok, it sounds like it's already apart. But still...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,442,982
Posted By DesmoDog
I think he meant standard rather than slandered...

I think he meant standard rather than slandered but auto correct thought differently.
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,511
Posted By DesmoDog
Service intervals on the new Monsters are 9000...

Service intervals on the new Monsters are 9000 miles for an oil change and 18,000 miles for belts and valves. I had no idea until I went to see an 821 Monster.

I'm thinking I'll be ordering one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,504
Posted By DesmoDog
Firing ORDER is trivial and the same. Piston one...

Firing ORDER is trivial and the same. Piston one will fire, then piston two, followed by piston one, etc. Firing INTERVAL is different. It has to be, if the crank has a common crankpin and yes it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,735
Posted By DesmoDog
I don't know but he did the same thing on another...

I don't know but he did the same thing on another forum I'm on. It was an RD350 I made a racebike out of quite a few years ago. Funny thing was, the picture he posted was of a bike I bought and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,735
Posted By DesmoDog
I'm not worried so much about something happening...

I'm not worried so much about something happening to the bike. For me, I'm finding that I think more about what I could do with the money than I do about having/riding the bike. A 900ss I used to own...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,874
Posted By DesmoDog
Nice! :thumb A Snortster has been on...

Nice! :thumb


A Snortster has been on my project list for quite a few years, and this thread is very inspirational...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,563
Posted By DesmoDog
For under $4k I'd be looking for a 900ss/sp......

For under $4k I'd be looking for a 900ss/sp... but if you like small Monsters then sure, why not? The two valve engines are relatively easy to maintain. In 20+ years of Ducati ownership I've only...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 24,717
Posted By DesmoDog
"LOE"? EDIT: Unrelated but why does the...

"LOE"?

EDIT: Unrelated but why does the capitol "LOE" keep resetting to lower case? Oh sure, now that I typed more it doesn't do it anymore… I should know not to post before noon...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,609
Posted By DesmoDog
Yes, most Ducatis have a large turning radius....

Yes, most Ducatis have a large turning radius. I'm having a hard time beleiving someone went wide at an intersection because of this though, they aren't THAT limited. In 20+ years of riding them I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,735
Posted By DesmoDog
Forgive the zombie thread but I've been working...

Forgive the zombie thread but I've been working on bike stuff and thought I'd give an update on this one. This bike hasn't seen much use recently. I had intended on continuing to work on it and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,045
Posted By DesmoDog
2 1/2 years? Pffft. You're still a newb. :D ...

2 1/2 years? Pffft. You're still a newb. :D

I've had this one going for at least six years now. The build thread (see sig) is five years old already. Started life as a 250 Monza. Now it has a 350...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,091
Posted By DesmoDog
HEY! You changed pics of the 851! I went to quote...

HEY! You changed pics of the 851! I went to quote it and couldn't figure out why the heck I was getting a different pic in the quote than on the original...

Anyway, your original shot reminded me...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 24,717
Posted By DesmoDog
Sad but true...

Sad but true...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 24,717
Posted By DesmoDog
Based on what I remember my 996 feeling like the...

Based on what I remember my 996 feeling like the first time I got on it (almost 15 years ago now...) I'm wondering if some of what you find uncomfortable might be simply unfamiliar? I remember...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 116,375
Posted By DesmoDog
well, it's mostly black! ...

well, it's mostly black!

http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/IMG_4223_xl.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 24,717
Posted By DesmoDog
1. No bike I've ever bought has had service...

1. No bike I've ever bought has had service records. I've also never bought a used bike that didn't need work, no matter what the seller tells you.

2. I'd venture to say the majority of 9 year...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,816
Posted By DesmoDog
You need to get out more, it's a big world out...

You need to get out more, it's a big world out there! :D

I was going to post a picture of my 996 but while I was looking for a decent picture I started to realize I've made a lot of mods to it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,373
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati.com shows it as debuting at WDW2014, which...

Ducati.com shows it as debuting at WDW2014, which doesn't start until July 18th.
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,098
Posted By DesmoDog
^^^What he said FWIW the 796 Monster will...

^^^What he said

FWIW the 796 Monster will never be much of a "collectors item" as far as Ducatis go. Last aircooled twin? Trivial detail, no one will care. The 796 will never be the top of the...
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