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Old 11-15-2007, 03:48 PM   #166
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I'm sure Blaine will be riding his there on occasion. If I ride mine out west again, it will be in Baja (working on logistics), otherwise it'll be shipped out here to NYC.

where everyone will get a chance to take it for a spin, in the interest of accelerating the break in process...
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:22 PM   #167
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where everyone will get a chance to take it for a spin, in the interest of accelerating the break in process...
Oh, it's plenty broken in. (the only thing I like on this bike more than downshifting with the slipper clutch... is SIXTH gear.)



But you'll be welcome to take it for a spin just 'cuz it's so awesomely fun. And I doubt you could hurt it. And it's insured.

So what about that hat? Or is the wax spew putting the whole order on hold for you?
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:32 PM   #168
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I think it should be called a "Terrore Mostro"...but then, I'm a little wierd.

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Old 11-15-2007, 05:44 PM   #169
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I'm surprised they're not inverted forks, it's a killer bike either way!
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:50 PM   #170
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Oh tits!
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:38 AM   #171
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WOW!

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Old 12-20-2007, 05:58 PM   #172
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Saw one at the MC show and as a previous monster owner I need one but at $16-17k......
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:59 AM   #173
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I check mine at about 8k miles-BUT my son's next door neighbor's friend knew a guy that had a Ducati and he said the valves should be adjusted every 3 months and it's about $700 each time.
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Air cooled Ducs' valves are just not that hard to adjust. Maybe a little bit of time. I used to pull the heads and lap the valves and adjust as needed on my F1, made a nice rainy day activity. Like working on a watch really. Just a couple not-too-expensive SSTs to buy.

There is no way in Hades I'd drop 7 bills to pay someone else to do it.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:21 PM   #174
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Great Idea!

Hey, this bike is a great idea! Take a powerful, but light V-twin engine, put it in a trellis frame, add great suspension (well, it should have inverted forks and WP stuff), keep the weight around 400 lbs., and have it be able to go either 100 mph on the street for hours, or 5 mph in single track or seriously deep sand. Make sure every single spec is satisfactory to a world class Enduro rider like Giavanni Sala, and make sure he tests it and tweaks every part.

But, wouldn't it be neat if it had 100 horsepower, rather then 70? And be water cooled to handle the extremes of desert racing, as well as tight, technical woods riding? Or a traffic jam in NYC? And be crash worthy, like a dirt bike, with replaceable vinyl panels and a plastic gas tank? And a long dirt bike seat so you can move around in the sand, mud, and water crossings? Oh, and be under $13,000?

Oh yeah, KTM has already done it:



Doc, your bike is beautiful and unique. But it's going to hurt when you bash that $1,200 tank in the dirt. Or if you hit a log, and that front cylinder gets wacked. Just saying! By the way, do you have it yet in NYC? The Isle of Manhattan is coming up soon!

P.s., I fell in love with the Ducati Elephant many years ago. Was waiting for a modern version of this twin. Loved the TransAlp, but it was too heavy and under powered. I think the HP-2, this bike, and the SE are the modern versions of the TransAlp. Only one, though, is affordable for the average rider for wacking in the woods.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:45 PM   #175
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...Only one, though, is affordable for the average rider for wacking in the woods.
Yes, and only one is a ducati.

The SE is a great bike, everyone who has one seems to love it. Some are even downright fanatical about it.

PS: fyi, the tank is plastic, and water cooling is only about 50 more things to break (IMO), and I have a date with her in Baja before she comes to NYC.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:18 AM   #176
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How much is a KTM tank?
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:35 AM   #177
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Just saying.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:38 AM   #178
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Just answerin'.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:55 AM   #179
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How much is a KTM tank?
$632.50. plus tax and shipping.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:06 AM   #180
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Just saying.
Barry,
You coming into the city for the IMS next weekend at Javits? We're getting together Sat. night here. Make sure your friend walter knows too.
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