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Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Very good point. And I still know of a clean,...

Very good point. And I still know of a clean, low mileage RC51 available. ;)
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Before I make my next suggestion, I need to know...

Before I make my next suggestion, I need to know if you actually ride your GSA off-road and/or if you're willing to part with it. ;)
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
Everything...just everything...you have said is...

Everything...just everything...you have said is awesome. Unless someone releases some amazing wünderbike soon (not interested in the KTM) this will definitely be my next bike.

It'll be nice to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
I was pretty sure before, but I think this has me...

I was pretty sure before, but I think this has me convinced that this is the best all-around road bike for me. All I'd need is a spare set of wheels; one set for harder, touring tires and one set...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Thank you for the correction. Nonetheless, a...

Thank you for the correction. Nonetheless, a great documentary. ;)
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,794
Posted By Road Program
In my experience, all the twins I've owned and...

In my experience, all the twins I've owned and ridden have run hot, though none of them have run hot. BMW, Honda, Ducati...all hot. It would be a toss-up between the Honda and Ducati, though, as to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Fair enough

Fair enough
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
That's ancient history in the motorcycle racing...

That's ancient history in the motorcycle racing world. When is the last time Ducati won a world or series title? I don't mean that question in a rude, sarcastic way, but rather in a "I really don't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
I hear ya. I like how the single-sided swingarm...

I hear ya. I like how the single-sided swingarm looks, but I just don't see it being part of a competitive chassis package.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Why are there so MANY 848s for sale? Because the...

Why are there so MANY 848s for sale? Because the 899 is out. I'm sticking with my 848 for a couple reasons. First and foremost...money. If I'm going to take a hit on the sale or trade-in, it's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Where'd the post go saying I must be joking? I...

Where'd the post go saying I must be joking? I was ready to man up and admit I couldn't support that statement with facts.

In all fairness, I had to look at "cheater" engines in the ZX-6R and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
If you aren't redlining at the track, or at least...

If you aren't redlining at the track, or at least getting close to it, you're doing it wrong anyway. I see plenty of big guys on 600s and some of them are plenty fast. At track day speeds,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,423
Posted By Road Program
I'll have to respectfully disagree with you on...

I'll have to respectfully disagree with you on the Tiger 1050 suspension. I could never get the stock suspension adjusted to suit me and my riding style. It was great for slaying miles of highway,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Oh yeah, forgot about that little gem of advice. ...

Oh yeah, forgot about that little gem of advice. My 848 takes some juice to get cranked as well. In fact, if I happen to be an idiot and stall shortly after starting it can be quite a chore to get...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Man, that is GREAT news on the service history! ...

Man, that is GREAT news on the service history! You found yourself a gem.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
In theory, any riser for a bar the same size of...

In theory, any riser for a bar the same size of the S1000R should work assuming the bolt holes are the same size.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
So you know I've been supporting you with this...

So you know I've been supporting you with this Ducati decision right? :D That being said, yes, Ducati is all about racing and winning, but they aren't very good at it. :lol3 Just playing devil's...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
I really wouldn't sweat the 2 owners, 4000 miles...

I really wouldn't sweat the 2 owners, 4000 miles thing. Truth be told, there's not a lot of maintenance to be ignored in those miles so a lack of service records isn't that big a deal (for me). ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Oh crikey. I wouldn't say it's a deal breaker,...

Oh crikey. I wouldn't say it's a deal breaker, but the red key is fairly important. It's like the master key upon which the other keys for the bike are based. You can live without it until you lose...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
I had a detailed response all typed out about...

I had a detailed response all typed out about tires, and then I realized we might as well start a "which oil is best?" thread. Tires are a very personal matter and bikes react different to different...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
It's a hell of a drive from McComb, but if you...

It's a hell of a drive from McComb, but if you want to let the Duc loose on the back straight of Road Atlanta in August (with STT), you're more than welcome to pit with me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 41,602
Posted By Road Program
I would, too. It was my dream street bike...

I would, too. It was my dream street bike until...BMW S1000R. ;)
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
Yeah, I saw that thread on the UK board and...

Yeah, I saw that thread on the UK board and something smelled fishy. By the time I'm ready to buy, any new model quirks and recalls will have come to light and if I'm really lucky I'll be able to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,423
Posted By Road Program
Assuming you're staying on the pavement, I'd say...

Assuming you're staying on the pavement, I'd say BMW S1000R. Cruise, heated grips, all kinds of techno goodies, and if the seat gives you fits an aftermarket option will surely pop up soon.

Save...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
Awesome. Thank you! When did we start taping...

Awesome. Thank you! When did we start taping our brake reservoirs?
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
It also doesn't help that I have my credit card...

It also doesn't help that I have my credit card number, including expiration date and security code number on the back, memorized. We use it for EVERYTHING. With cash back rewards it just makes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
Lol. I tried the old...

Lol. I tried the old freezing-the-credit-card-in-a-block-of-ice trick. The ice melts amazingly quickly under hot water.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,326
Posted By Road Program
Armor Bodies bodywork costs the same for a Ducati...

Armor Bodies bodywork costs the same for a Ducati as it does for a Japanese 600. A few hundred bucks in track bodywork sure enhances my bravery when I don't have to worry about paying $900 to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7,348
Views: 1,085,448
Posted By Road Program
Thumb Probably my favorite bike in the whole museum.

Probably my favorite bike in the whole museum.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
You heard the chain? I ride with a helmet and...

You heard the chain? I ride with a helmet and ear plugs and I never hear the chain. You really must have been listening for it. Either that or the chain was crap to begin with.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 134,180
Posted By Road Program
I really appreciate everyone's input on the...

I really appreciate everyone's input on the stereo package; too many of you to quote. As it stands, this bike would be for solo riding only. My wife very occasionally rides a borrowed bike, but we...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By Road Program
As a current Ducati owner and past Street Triple...

As a current Ducati owner and past Street Triple R owner, my vote goes to the Street Triple R.

The new low-mounted exhaust is much better than the previous under-tail exhaust. The motor is a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
Not having experienced yesterday-year's chains, I...

Not having experienced yesterday-year's chains, I can't say. With the exception of the R1200GS I owned, every bike I've had had a chain. Yes, regular cleaning and luging is essential and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 134,180
Posted By Road Program
Perfect answer. Thank you. I appreciate the...

Perfect answer. Thank you. I appreciate the offer, but it will be a while before I buy this bike as I'll have a relatively quick turn around for my next deployment once I get back from this one. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 134,180
Posted By Road Program
Holy crap...the hate is strong in this thread. ...

Holy crap...the hate is strong in this thread.

But about the bike - Does anyone have one, or tested one, with the OEM stereo? Having never owned a bike with such a system I was wondering if it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 72,214
Posted By Road Program
Someone's bound to ask, so it might as well be...

Someone's bound to ask, so it might as well be me. What luggage do you have on there? Kriega? And how's it mounted?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 41,602
Posted By Road Program
[QUOTE=pne;24287025]the most important part is...

[QUOTE=pne;24287025]the most important part is test riding it. The duc will always have character which the gixxer won't. I got myself a gixxer 750 this spring. Looked great on paper, fast, handles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 41,602
Posted By Road Program
Who said they were looking at the Panigale R and...

Who said they were looking at the Panigale R and his wife asked why it was so much better than a GSX-R1000? Yes, you could certainly spend less money turning the GSX-R into a comparable bike (not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,992
Posted By Road Program
That would be a pretty ballsy move, especially...

That would be a pretty ballsy move, especially for a track day. Are you familiar with turn 2/3 at Barber?
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,992
Posted By Road Program
As a Ducati owner, I can attest to the fact the...

As a Ducati owner, I can attest to the fact the engineers are hampered by government regulations. I'd love to be able to [cheaply] the low throttle fueling. Another thing the engineers definitely...
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