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Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,439
Posted By pitbull
That sport 1000 with the bars is a stunner.

That sport 1000 with the bars is a stunner.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,670
Posted By pitbull
I sat on one at the Toronto motorcycle show and...

I sat on one at the Toronto motorcycle show and it was a slightly more comfortable seating position than even my old 01 monster 900.

I'm not fussy on the look of it and much prefer the older,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,737
Posted By pitbull
This is true if you decide to live in a glass...

This is true if you decide to live in a glass bubble outside of your physical and nutritional "modifications".


At 46, I'm still squatting, deadlifting, playing hockey, touch football and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,737
Posted By pitbull
I assumed the OP was speaking of physical ability...

I assumed the OP was speaking of physical ability fading with age. If skills are fading due to reduced riding time and practice for other reasons, then I agree with your statement, however, I get the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 58,993
Posted By pitbull
Just found your RR today. Awesome pictures and...

Just found your RR today. Awesome pictures and awesome read.

Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 89,925
Posted By pitbull
that gen1 looks super cool naked. I think it...

that gen1 looks super cool naked. I think it would looking even better if the tail section could be removed and cleaned up.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 80,389
Posted By pitbull
Awesome RR and donation was super easy. ...

Awesome RR and donation was super easy.


Keep on ridin', surfin' and reporting.
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 84,912
Posted By pitbull
Recently picked up a ducati ST4 on the U.S side...

Recently picked up a ducati ST4 on the U.S side of Niagara falls.


I didn't have to get the title to the border 72 hours before bringing the bike over, I just had to email the border...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,670
Posted By pitbull
Full disclosure; I have a 2001 m900 and 01 ST4,...

Full disclosure; I have a 2001 m900 and 01 ST4, so my opinion is obviously biased.

As a few have mentioned, older 2v, air cooled monster 900's can be picked up fairly cheap. They are easy to work...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,162
Posted By pitbull
saw it and sat on it at the Toronto motorcycle...

saw it and sat on it at the Toronto motorcycle show last night.


It's a stunning bike in person and I'm not a cruiser guy. It was a very comfortable fit for me and I would love to test ride...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 23,132
Posted By pitbull
Was at the Toronto motorcycle show last night and...

Was at the Toronto motorcycle show last night and had a look at and seat on it.

Random thoughts:

It looks smaller in person than in pictures and more compact than my old 01 900 monster.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 33,286
Posted By pitbull
already sold them off. Although I...

already sold them off.



Although I loved the look they were ungodly loud and not that nice of sound.

I put my CF microns back on and they sound much, much better.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 33,286
Posted By pitbull
I've had this thing for 13 years now and every...

I've had this thing for 13 years now and every once in awhile I think I might sell it, but a quick ride and I know I never will.


...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,705
Posted By pitbull
Yes!!!!! The winter blahs have me in...

Yes!!!!!


The winter blahs have me in serious need of some comedic entertainment.
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,078
Posted By pitbull
Agreed, A nice selection of cigars and good...

Agreed,

A nice selection of cigars and good drink makes for a much more relaxing trip IMO.

My personal faves are Cuban "Punch" coronas and El Tesoro, paradiso Tequila, although I'm perfectly...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 43,720
Posted By pitbull
I noticed the same thing 3 weeks ago when we did...

I noticed the same thing 3 weeks ago when we did a one week family vacation to PV.

Your pics are making me wish we had not come home.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 43,720
Posted By pitbull
Great pics! As much as I prefer the...

Great pics!


As much as I prefer the smaller towns north of PV (Sayulita, Guayabitos, San Blas) I love the old section in the south end of PV and could happily spend a couple weeks "stranded"...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,898
Posted By pitbull
I've got a set of CF micron pipes on my 01 M900...

I've got a set of CF micron pipes on my 01 M900 that I picked up cheap on ebay years ago.

I took a chance on them as I had never seen or heard microns on a duc before.

Even my Italian, ducati...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,295
Posted By pitbull
I do love the 2 valve ducati engine sound (with...

I do love the 2 valve ducati engine sound (with good pipes) better than any other bike I've heard.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,295
Posted By pitbull
I have one of each. The knock on the ST2 on...

I have one of each.

The knock on the ST2 on the ducatims forum, by many folks is that the engine is "a dog". That has not been my experience and I don't really understand the criticism. My ST2...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,295
Posted By pitbull
put a set of handlebars on it and a sargent seat....

put a set of handlebars on it and a sargent seat. It will get you close to FJR type comfort without sacrificing handling in the twisties.

...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,626
Posted By pitbull
You used a lot of words to say the "soul" and\or...

You used a lot of words to say the "soul" and\or "character" of a bike is very subjective.

I dont't think anyone was arguing that fact.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,295
Posted By pitbull
I have a ducati monster 900, an ST2 and an ST4....

I have a ducati monster 900, an ST2 and an ST4. (soon to be giving the ST2 to my brother)

for me the gearing on the monster and ST4 are perfectly fine. The ST2 however, often struggles to find a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,626
Posted By pitbull
This captures the idea exactly for me. After...

This captures the idea exactly for me.

After a few years and 100,000 km's touring on the 01 ducati monster 900, I started looking for a bike to take over the touring with the idea of keeping the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,159
Posted By pitbull
Yeah, I have 3 ducatis and if you ride them for...

Yeah, I have 3 ducatis and if you ride them for enough hours they sound a f*#king annoying as any other motorcycle.

Music on a long trip hugely improves the quality of my ride
Forum: Americas 01-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By pitbull
and I'm totally jealous you lived in Sayulita. ...

and I'm totally jealous you lived in Sayulita.

We stayed there for a week a few years back and loved it. We also stayed in Guayabitos and although very different from Sayulita, we loved it as...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By pitbull
Awesome, thanks guys. I should have...

Awesome, thanks guys.


I should have been more clear, but yeah, I would be taking a day trip outside of PV, which is why I wish to rent a dual sport.

Eakins, thanks for the suggestion of...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,051
Posted By pitbull
simply fantastic I keep a road atlas in the...

simply fantastic

I keep a road atlas in the bathroom.

All my trips have been planned on the throne.
Forum: Canada 01-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21,685
Views: 2,232,105
Posted By pitbull
That aprilia is just a whole lotta WOW!

That aprilia is just a whole lotta WOW!
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,574
Posted By pitbull
I think this is likely a fair assessment. For...

I think this is likely a fair assessment. For every 3 people I know who hate the corbin, as I do, I know 1 who absolutely loves it. I think you're right, for some people the corbin just seems to fit...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,454
Posted By pitbull
As much as I like the concept of a muscle...

As much as I like the concept of a muscle cruiser, I cannot consider a bike that doesn't handle well on roads with turns in them.


Which is why a test ride on a Diavel made me consider a muscle...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,454
Posted By pitbull
I thought it was just the discontinued...

I thought it was just the discontinued street-rod?

A bike I thought was really cool looking btw.
Forum: Americas 01-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By pitbull
dual sport rental in PV Mexico?

Doing a family vacation in PV for a week, from Jan.18th-26th. I'm hoping to sneak away for a day's ride if I can find a good rental place.

If anyone knows of any reliable rental places, any...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,574
Posted By pitbull
I bought a corbin years ago for my 01 ducati...

I bought a corbin years ago for my 01 ducati monster 900.

It was a heavy, uncomfortable, brick.

The advice I got was to ride it awhile till it breaks in. After 40,000 km's it was still a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,421
Posted By pitbull
I shop several times a week on ebay, CL and...

I shop several times a week on ebay, CL and Kijiji (up here in Canada) as well. I don't know why I do it though as it's torture.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,454
Posted By pitbull
Why not Strada-fy the Diavel? Outside of...

Why not Strada-fy the Diavel?

Outside of the Diavel I would only be interested in an older victory vegas. Nothing else in the class really floats my boat.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,421
Posted By pitbull
I have 3 and it's 2 too many. Although I do...

I have 3 and it's 2 too many.

Although I do all my own work, I hate bike maintenance and cleaning and would simply rather be riding than fiddling around in the garage.

I am also a bit of a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 173,785
Posted By pitbull
I have........just about everything they've made...

I have........just about everything they've made since about 1998 in the ST, monster, SS, hyper and multi line. I've ridden the 999, SF and 1098, but not the 1198 and panigale.

I only rode the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 173,785
Posted By pitbull
I would trade my old monster, ST2 and ST4 for a...

I would trade my old monster, ST2 and ST4 for a diavel strada tomorrow.


I'm a few years from owning one as I will have to wait till they come down in price on the pre-owned market, but I will...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 170,833
Posted By pitbull
To be honest, having only had the ST4 for a...

To be honest, having only had the ST4 for a couple months, I have not yet dug into maintenance scheduling yet. I assume valve checks are the same as other ducatis of the era. I have no experience...
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