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Old 11-01-2007, 08:17 AM   #136
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Great looking bike. But as with all the things I think would be great to own, it's out of a firefighter's (with a family) budget. I will have to stick with productionmodels and not the customs.

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Old 11-01-2007, 11:08 AM   #137
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Dr. Rock
I would love to see it in person sometime. I am in the city as well. Congrats on an awesome bike!!
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:22 PM   #138
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Photos

From the first time riding it:





Next, dirt day:



Some idea of the terrain:



The after-market headlight is mega-bright!



Practice hill from below:



Some bike porn:







I didn't stop and take photos on the tight stuff, steep downhills, bigger rocks, or whoops. I was processing a lot of info, really trying to get a feel for the bike, and at the same time, shake it down in the dirt.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:40 PM   #139
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Looks absolutely awesome Dr Rock - that's the first bike that I would compare to my HP2, I think that they are in similar mold (very capable off-road tourer - which is how I use mine). Would be interested to see how you address the luggage issue...

Sweeeeet ride - congrats
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:29 PM   #140
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Check out the second one in the pics, appears to have luggage racks.

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Looks absolutely awesome Dr Rock - that's the first bike that I would compare to my HP2, I think that they are in similar mold (very capable off-road tourer - which is how I use mine). Would be interested to see how you address the luggage issue...

Sweeeeet ride - congrats
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:33 PM   #141
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A few more

Someone asked for photos of someone riding the bike, so here are a few from the road:









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Old 11-01-2007, 01:43 PM   #142
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Check out the second one in the pics, appears to have luggage racks.
Correct, it's an easy bolt on/off option that will work fine as a stand off to keep soft bags off the bike & pipe, but perhaps not beefy enough to support fully loaded hard cases in rough terrain (but then what is, besides throwing your gear in a hack?) Based on my riding and experiences, I've elected not to go with a full-time pannier rack and/or hard bags. We talked about a way to mount passenger pegs to the rack, as I only take a passenger rarely as well, so those will be bolt-on pieces cannibalized from the stock monster parts left over.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:53 PM   #143
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...from the final fitting & set-up and suspension tuning and adjustment:











Yeah, it's a keeper .

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Old 11-01-2007, 02:06 PM   #144
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My personal favorites

My friends let me keep it in their garage the few days I had it... of course, their boys thought it was the coolest thing. So what did Niles want to be for Halloween?



And who had the pleasure of making the costume with him?



I started out making it a thumper, then we figured... what the heck, let's make it a twin with a trellis frame...





Came out pretty good, don'tcha think?



I haven't heard what the full candy take was yet, but his mom was going to stencil "Ducati" on the tank, that should help!
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:09 PM   #145
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it looks sick... i had a monster... know i want one of this!!!!! have to figure out how to get one in nicaragua
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:20 PM   #146
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Killer, just killer. My hat is WAY off for these guys. Gave me lots of good ideas to "borrow" when I do up my SV.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:31 PM   #147
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Killer, just killer. My hat is WAY off for these guys. Gave me lots of good ideas to "borrow" when I do up my SV.
Something like this?
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:12 AM   #148
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I posted this on another message board and someone was questioning the maintenance requirements for the monster....something about valve checks being a pain in the ass and at 1000mile incriments....have you run into any of that?
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:12 AM   #149
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That is inspired. I wish I'd have thought of it.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:35 AM   #150
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congratulation,very nice bike!!








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