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Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,918
Posted By pitbull
Never had heat issues with my m900 in over...

Never had heat issues with my m900 in over 100,000 km's. Even on a trip through Kansas and Oklahoma in a heat wave of well over 100 degree temps, riding 12 hour days.


Now my water cooled...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,464
Posted By pitbull
older Ducati monster (620,750,900) ...

older Ducati monster (620,750,900)


It ticks everyone of your boxes.


I'm leaving for Vermont this afternoon and still trying to decide whether to take the roomy ST4 or go light and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,046
Posted By pitbull
Pretty much how I feel as well.

Pretty much how I feel as well.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 585,691
Posted By pitbull
Wonderful thread and pictures, thanks so much for...

Wonderful thread and pictures, thanks so much for posting them.




We had a cottage on the north end of Lake Champlain, on the Quebec, Canadian side, growing up. I spent a number...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,046
Posted By pitbull
And I see HD's as a plain and having less cachet...

And I see HD's as a plain and having less cachet and mystique simply because they are so common. Whenever I see a bike anywhere I will usually walk over for a quick look, if it's not a common bike. I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,046
Posted By pitbull
HD is selling an image and lifestyle and happen...

HD is selling an image and lifestyle and happen to make a pretty decent cruiser.

The Japanese companies are selling excellent quality bikes and that's it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,889
Posted By pitbull
I'm putting my Ducati ST4 up for sale for a...

I'm putting my Ducati ST4 up for sale for a similar issue.

It's a fantastic bike, but every time I'm on it, I wish I was riding my trusty old 2001 900 monster, for the same reasons you love...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,251
Posted By pitbull
Yeah.......my 01 900 monster has needed...

Yeah.......my 01 900 monster has needed reshimming once in 70,000 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,257
Posted By pitbull
I posted a pick earlier today, in one of the ST...

I posted a pick earlier today, in one of the ST threads of the 01 Ducati ST4 I picked up for $3k last summer.

It's a fantastic bike in the twisties and the wife finds it very comfortable with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,491
Posted By pitbull
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h156/magnus157/0...

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h156/magnus157/006_zps265166f0.jpg (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/magnus157/media/006_zps265166f0.jpg.html)

I picked up this 01 ST4 last year, with hard...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,701
Posted By pitbull
I think the Diavel is just OK looking and I hated...

I think the Diavel is just OK looking and I hated the idea of it when it was first introduced, but it's the bike I want most right now, after test riding one.
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,701
Posted By pitbull
While I'm a ducati fanboy, I really loved the...

While I'm a ducati fanboy, I really loved the FJR1300 for two-up touring.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,756
Posted By pitbull
I bought a corbin seat for my 01 monster 900 and...

I bought a corbin seat for my 01 monster 900 and put 50,000km's on it. My ass hated every single one of those KM's.

I replaced it with a sargent and it's far more comfortable and much lighter.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 24,643
Posted By pitbull
loving the report, loving the pics.

loving the report, loving the pics.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,535
Posted By pitbull
At 47 I get some knee pain on really long days. ...

At 47 I get some knee pain on really long days.

Last year I did Toronto to Colorado Springs in 2 days on a Ducati ST2 and my knees would get achy by the afternoon.

For me it's tight...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,776
Posted By pitbull
Diavel would be my first choice, but the BMW...

Diavel would be my first choice, but the BMW would likely make me happy as well.


As I prefer bikes that go around corners, the Vmax would not even make the bottom of my list.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By pitbull
Thanks I did see that one and have...

Thanks


I did see that one and have thought about a fly and ride. It certainly would be a nice spot to ride home from.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By pitbull
very nice, but that bike is about $7,500 more...

very nice, but that bike is about $7,500 more than I'm looking to spend.


I'm a cheap prick.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,133
Posted By pitbull
I've bought and sold a few bikes over the years,...

I've bought and sold a few bikes over the years, but I will never sell the 01 monster 900 cromo I've had for 12 years.

No matter what else I ride, nothing puts the grin on my face like the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By pitbull
Nice! The more I hunt for one, the more I...

Nice!

The more I hunt for one, the more I want one.


I would love to find a "metal" version as it would be a nice match to my cromo monster.

I also love the look of the "sport" model...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By pitbull
awesome, thanks for the link

awesome, thanks for the link
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By pitbull
LOL, Actually, most my "riding buds" are...

LOL,

Actually, most my "riding buds" are old school, cruiser guys and most of them ride 70's and early 80's era Harleys. We've done a few long distance trips and I feel a little ashamed of being...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By pitbull
Talk me out of a Moto Guzzi Stone

I did a search but couldn't find much on the Guzzi california and stone bikes.

Right now, my two rides are an 01 ducati monster 900 and an 01 ducati ST4


I will have the monster buried...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,969
Posted By pitbull
I also have a 29" inseam, with long torso. ...

I also have a 29" inseam, with long torso.


I rented an FJR out in Colorado a few years ago for a week and rode it 8-12 hour days consecutively, for 7 days.


I ride a ducati ST4...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,538
Posted By pitbull
The set up I have are rizoma bars and risers I...

The set up I have are rizoma bars and risers I had kicking around from an old monster project. I can't remember which site I bought them from, but I paid about $140 total.

If I were doing it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,538
Posted By pitbull
upright handlebars are an easy mod on the ST...

upright handlebars are an easy mod on the ST bikes.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h156/magnus157/coloradosprings2013001_zps697eb10c.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,538
Posted By pitbull
The DD headlight, arrow exhaust and sargent seat...

The DD headlight, arrow exhaust and sargent seat are a ton of value added, not to mention the port and polish.


I think you should really enjoy that bike.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,005
Posted By pitbull
My good friend and touring buddy rides an 00 ST....

My good friend and touring buddy rides an 00 ST. We swapped bikes several times and neither of us ever noticed a difference in slope of the seat.

You could be right on the pillion pegs,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,574
Posted By pitbull
This is my view as well. I rode an FJR...

This is my view as well.

I rode an FJR around Colorado/Utah/NM for a week and while I really enjoyed the bike and found it capable on twisty roads, it certainly wasn't what I would call...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,005
Posted By pitbull
The Triumph RS and ST of the same year are almost...

The Triumph RS and ST of the same year are almost identical other than fairing. The seat is without question identical.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,005
Posted By pitbull
As a former Sprint RS 955 owner (exact same...

As a former Sprint RS 955 owner (exact same seating as ST) I can confirm that my wife thought it was an extremely comfortable bike to ride pillion.

I loved the bike, but found it a little top...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,302
Posted By pitbull
Very nice. I've only ever owned monsters...

Very nice.

I've only ever owned monsters and ST ducatis, but I've always really liked the first gen multi's. I know a lot of people think they're ugly, but I like the look.

I rarely buy...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,412
Posted By pitbull
Not my thing, but certainly creative and artistic.

Not my thing, but certainly creative and artistic.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By pitbull
Oh, and if anyone here has a sprint, I have a...

Oh, and if anyone here has a sprint, I have a pair of heli bar risers I don't need and would give away for the price of shipping.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By pitbull
A number of others have mentioned it on this...

A number of others have mentioned it on this forum, over the years.

One member here referred to it as being Dolly Parton-esque




While both the ST and RS are top heavy, they...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By pitbull
I loved the look of my 01 RS, loved the comfort,...

I loved the look of my 01 RS, loved the comfort, and loved the engine. What I didn't enjoy were the shitty front suspension and the top heaviness of the bike. The suspension could certainly be sorted...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,587
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: 201
Views: 15,566
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: 103
Views: 9,640
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: 103
Views: 9,640
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...
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