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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By DesmoDog
I have that picture on my hard drive somewhere....

I have that picture on my hard drive somewhere. Every time I see that bike or similar ones I start sourcing the parts in my head...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 41,415
Posted By DesmoDog
I started cutting a bushing out of aluminum to...

I started cutting a bushing out of aluminum to make the speedo fit the headlight shell, but before I finished it, I gave some rough dimensions to a buddy who printed one out at home on his 3D...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,954
Posted By DesmoDog
I've been riding Ducatis for about 25 years now...

I've been riding Ducatis for about 25 years now and have never been afflicted with the horror stories everyone reads about. The rockers on my 996 aren't flaking (knock wood) the studs on my 900ss's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,188
Posted By DesmoDog
Shoulda told them they were all ceramic bearings...

Shoulda told them they were all ceramic bearings for the guidance/stability system on this awesome drone you're building from plans you found on a Chinese torrent site… :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,188
Posted By DesmoDog
Wild guess. The company that manufactures them...

Wild guess. The company that manufactures them also makes bearings for some sort of defense/military use and has to be registered with the department of defense or some such thing. At least that's...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 41,415
Posted By DesmoDog
The adventure continues! Over Valentine's...

The adventure continues!

Over Valentine's Day weekend I sent in a registration form for the Motogiro USA East. when I was putting the bike together, I envisioned doing a 'giro on it. I figured it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
Actually the tin foil hat comment was about...

Actually the tin foil hat comment was about people who see everything as a conspiracy so no, I wasn't talking about you. I also wasn't talking about mixing old technology with new. The thread pits...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
Just as there are those who wear tin foil hats...

Just as there are those who wear tin foil hats and think their thoughts are being monitored. But they certainly aren't the norm. Dealers who feel that way aren't the ones I deal with.

Of course...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
I'm pretty sure all of these have been shown here...

I'm pretty sure all of these have been shown here already, but here goes

1991 907ie. Bought it new. Hasn't been ridden in a few years now...
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/907ie.jpg

1974...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
It was -15F on my way in to work today. It's...

It was -15F on my way in to work today. It's gonna be a while before I can ride ANYTHING! :baldy (Though I did see some hardcore riding down I94 a couple weeks ago when it was a sweltering 21F...)
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,468
Views: 966,936
Posted By DesmoDog
That one started life as a 1966 Monza Jr, but...

That one started life as a 1966 Monza Jr, but it's been modded with bodywork from earlier models and a few other things. There's a link to more info in my sig line.

Another bike I find to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
Only because you want it to. There are some of us...

Only because you want it to. There are some of us who can play in both camps without having to choose sides...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
This summer will be this bike's 25th season. ...

This summer will be this bike's 25th season.

http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/907ie.jpg

I bought it new and still own it. Does that make me a new bike fan or an old bike fan? :evil
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 50,008
Posted By DesmoDog
I had the same thoughts when I was deciding. In...

I had the same thoughts when I was deciding. In the end it was the suspension that swayed me to the 1200S but if the Stripe versions had been available when I bought mine, I may have gone with the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,468
Views: 966,936
Posted By DesmoDog
Thanks guys. There's a thread on it in my sig...

Thanks guys. There's a thread on it in my sig line. I'm guessing you found that photo from when I posted it as a counterpoint in the GT1000 thread though?



That'd be a '66, A-code 289,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,909
Posted By DesmoDog
To each his own. But yes, I can honestly tell you...

To each his own. But yes, I can honestly tell you I do not find it great to look at. But then I thought the Hailwood bike was fookin hideous so what do I know?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
This. I spent a lot of time and money rebuilding...

This. I spent a lot of time and money rebuilding a '74 Ducati some years back. Wonderful bike. Starts first kick 99% of the time, if it hasn't started by the third, it's not going to, something's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,909
Posted By DesmoDog
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Ride.jpg ...

http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Ride.jpg

I just can't get over how the back end looks on the "Classic" GT. But then I suppose I'm biased.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By DesmoDog
I rode a Streetfighter once and didn't like it...

I rode a Streetfighter once and didn't like it much. It was the larger version if it matters. The SF also has a plastic tank which I would avoid if at all possible.

I now own a Monster 1200S...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
Which means his statement doesn't apply to you....

Which means his statement doesn't apply to you. I'm pretty sure it was meant as a counterpoint to the OP who said something along the lines of he doesn't need the latest and greatest to feel good...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,349
Posted By DesmoDog
As mentioned, yes it does. From the Motus...

As mentioned, yes it does.


From the Motus website:


http://motusmotorcycles.com/mstr
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7,524
Views: 3,525,926
Posted By DesmoDog
Oh I am SO stealing that... :freaky

Oh I am SO stealing that... :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,787
Posted By DesmoDog
I've got old bikes, I've got a new bike. Two of...

I've got old bikes, I've got a new bike. Two of my old-ish bikes were new when I got them.

Of course they both have their pros and cons. I didn't buy the new bike "to feel good about myself". I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By DesmoDog
Back when I had mine I also had a 907ie. The Hawk...

Back when I had mine I also had a 907ie. The Hawk had been modified (by me) and was a much more fun bike on tight twistie stuff. Lighter, quicker steering. But then I bought a 900ss and the Hawk...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16,726
Views: 10,262,341
Posted By DesmoDog
I've said it about this shot already here, but...

I've said it about this shot already here, but that is one of the best pictures in this thread.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,298
Posted By DesmoDog
I REALLY like the R1200R but I put my money here:...

I REALLY like the R1200R but I put my money here:

http://www.teamyikes.com/Monster/monster1200s.png
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By DesmoDog
I used to do a 65 mile (each way) commute on a...

I used to do a 65 mile (each way) commute on a 900ss pretty regularly. Probably half freeway and half rural highway/two lane roads. Bike worked perfectly fine for that. The biggest issue was everyone...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 39,545
Posted By DesmoDog
+1000 And it's not just Harleys. It's pretty much...

+1000 And it's not just Harleys. It's pretty much every street going motor vehicle.




Well... DUH! :D

I've said it here already but it's worth repeating. A two valve 900cc Ducati...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By DesmoDog
For the cost of an eBay ad it's getting coverage...

For the cost of an eBay ad it's getting coverage on every motorcycle forum in the world because it's being advertised for a million dollars.

I highly doubt the owner expects it to sell on ebay....
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,468
Views: 966,936
Posted By DesmoDog
If Ducati got it right, why all the changes to...

If Ducati got it right, why all the changes to this one? :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By DesmoDog
Dang, a few years back I would have jumped on...

Dang, a few years back I would have jumped on that. Two weeks ago I decided I was never going to build a frame but now I'm reconsidering... :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Whoa, hold up a minute. I wasn't clear on my...

Whoa, hold up a minute. I wasn't clear on my reply - I didn't blast anything that I intended on polishing, as in the sidecovers. I cleaned those up the best I could with solvents and then brought...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Dag nabbit, you guys made me feel bad. Now I'm...

Dag nabbit, you guys made me feel bad. Now I'm thinking about pulling the cover off it today and doing an inventory of what it'd need to get back on the road. It'd be worth more as a rider anyway,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Oh yeah? well, it's around 30 degrees here now...

Oh yeah? well, it's around 30 degrees here now too. So I don't feel bad Nope. Not at all.

Although the sky is very grey, and I'm talking degrees F, not C, But other than that.... :becca
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Ten years ago a friend of mine expressed interest...

Ten years ago a friend of mine expressed interest in the 907. I offered it to him a couple days ago but then I checked what they've been selling for recently, and it's not much. I gave him a price...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Horrible streetbikes. For every ride I've taken...

Horrible streetbikes. For every ride I've taken on my 996 that I loved, I've had another where I was ready to get off of it long before the ride ended. I bought my 996 in 2000. It's got maybe 7000...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
The first thing will be for the snow to melt so...

The first thing will be for the snow to melt so it can be moved out of storage. Money wise, it depends on what (if anything) I do to the bike over the winter. Figure low to mid teens.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Well, I do what I can. :D I meant to do a...

Well, I do what I can. :D

I meant to do a quick reply here and get on with my work day but ended up looking through the thread. I had forgotten about a lot of this stuff!

It's hard to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Anything aluminum THAT WASN"T POLISHED was...

Anything aluminum THAT WASN"T POLISHED was blasted with glass beads because I only had glass or aluminum oxide(?) to choose from. Other guys use walnut shells and other media - I think there's some...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,468
Views: 966,936
Posted By DesmoDog
That'd be resembling a bevel tower, not pushrods....

That'd be resembling a bevel tower, not pushrods. Aside from some small (125 and less?) engines early on, Ducati didn't use pushrods.


http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/bevel0029.JPG
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