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Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,826
Posted By GMP
You can total a new Ducati by letting it fall...

You can total a new Ducati by letting it fall over in your driveway. Reason is the ridiculous excuse for a steering stop on the frame. They WILL bend/break, and are part of the frame. Add the cost...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,375
Posted By GMP
I had an '06 VRSCD (Night Rod) with the mid...

I had an '06 VRSCD (Night Rod) with the mid controls, I would never own a foward control bike. Nice power, but its important to remember its still a cruiser. Raked out just enough to make emergency...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,435
Posted By GMP
The 4mm key method is not relative to the DS1100...

The 4mm key method is not relative to the DS1100 motor. The placement of the idlers is asymetrical, so they claim the only accurate way is the sonic method. Its actually easy and very repeatable,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,435
Posted By GMP
I have an '08 HM1100 with 12K on it. It has been...

I have an '08 HM1100 with 12K on it. It has been a great bike. maintanence is not hard, just different. I just replaced the belts and checked the valves. The original belts looked fine with no...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,035
Posted By GMP
Auto clutch mfgs are EFM, Revlock, Rekluse....

Auto clutch mfgs are EFM, Revlock, Rekluse. Because EFM modifies your OEM basket, there are more applications. We are looking into this for my neighbor's '10 Ducati Monster 696.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,139
Posted By GMP
Thumb +1. So far 400 mile days of all backroads no...

+1. So far 400 mile days of all backroads no problem. GPS to find gas and a couple 2L emergency cans in a tail bag (never used) and its fine for any east coast sport touring.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,139
Posted By GMP
The stock '08 seat sucks, it forces you forward. ...

The stock '08 seat sucks, it forces you forward. Whats on the new bikes seems like the DP comfort seat I replaced my stocker with. Its an all day rider with this seat. The only time the bike gets...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,139
Posted By GMP
I'm not partial to that either but to each is...

I'm not partial to that either but to each is own. Also, the DP racks have a reputation of breaking unless beefed up. I do everything on mine from commuting to sport touring. Depending on the...
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,623
Posted By GMP
There is more to it than that. I have an 1100...

There is more to it than that. I have an 1100 Hyper with LV exhaust and a Ducshop stack kit, fueled with a DP ECU. Before the stack kit, I was running a K&N filter with the DP airbox lid (opened...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,349
Posted By GMP
The upright position is one reason, all else...

The upright position is one reason, all else being equal. Other than that the stock bike gets great milage but is fueled too lean. Almost everyone mods to proper fueling (richer) and of course...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,800
Posted By GMP
Harley Davidson Night Rod (VRSCD) , or Street Rod...

Harley Davidson Night Rod (VRSCD) , or Street Rod (VRSCR). I had one for the same reason, I detest forward controls. You said you want a cruiser and Its a cruiser (not a fast handling bike). Its a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By GMP
Get the factory service manual on CD, it has all...

Get the factory service manual on CD, it has all the specs. You can usually find these as copies on ebay for cheap. I have one in my other PC at work, I'll try and remember to post the torque values...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,946
Posted By GMP
After wasting a set of Dunlop BTO14s in 4K on a...

After wasting a set of Dunlop BTO14s in 4K on a Hypermotard, I tried a set of Diablo Stradas. They work fine at sensible street speeds and lean angles. They will definately go 10k as I have 6K on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By GMP
They are going to make an approx 4.5 gal version...

They are going to make an approx 4.5 gal version for use with a velocity stack kit like the Ducshop or Beast. I have the Ducshop kit and the bike runs real strong with it, an LV exhaust, and a DP...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By GMP
Get a heated jacket liner and gloves. I'll start...

Get a heated jacket liner and gloves. I'll start riding as soon as the snow/salt/gravel is gone, probably late March. This is northwest NJ, its rarely over 40 in the AM where I live until May. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By GMP
Congrats, nice bike. With the wet clutch its...

Congrats, nice bike. With the wet clutch its even more commuter friendly, I couldn't beleive how easy the pull on that thing was, it felt like the juice clutch on my GasGas 250.

Same intervals...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By GMP
I do it all the time, in fact of the 10K miles on...

I do it all the time, in fact of the 10K miles on my HM I'd say over 6K are from commuting 70 miles a day, all backroads. I just carry a backpack or use a seat net depending on what I have to carry...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,861
Posted By GMP
Nice monsters. Its really cool to see guys do...

Nice monsters. Its really cool to see guys do some light to moderate touring on them too, not just posing on bike night.

I love doing weekenders in the ADK on my Hyper.
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By GMP
While the motor does make great power and is very...

While the motor does make great power and is very solid, its too bike and heavy for a sportbike application. I think it would have to be trimmed down quite a bit. In fact, Eric Buell did want HD to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By GMP
I had an '06 VRSCD I put 10K on before selling...

I had an '06 VRSCD I put 10K on before selling and going to a Ducati Hypermotard. I used it as a commuter and weekender, just like my new ride. Great bike, gret looking, fast, handled decent for...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 79,658
Posted By GMP
I've been riding dirt bikes for close to 40 yrs,...

I've been riding dirt bikes for close to 40 yrs, so this bike is as natural feeling to me as they come. The seat I have makes a big difference, but your correct in that its not the best bike for the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 79,658
Posted By GMP
Me too, its a great bike. I've got DPECU, LV...

Me too, its a great bike. I've got DPECU, LV exhaust, and Ducshop stacks. With a little restraint, I can get 90 miles on a tank. I carry two 2L fuel cans in my tailpack for emergencies, plus there...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 32,474
Posted By GMP
Installed on Hypermotard. Worked out fine. Too...

Installed on Hypermotard. Worked out fine. Too much ice, gravel and salt to road test but by the looks of things should work great.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 32,474
Posted By GMP
Got my VisionX 10 deg spot lights yesterday,...

Got my VisionX 10 deg spot lights yesterday, great service! I'll be installing them on my Hypermotard using a small angle aluminum brackets mounted to the inner handguard bolts (metal replacement...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,270
Posted By GMP
How much $$ for the Martin lights? I'll bet they...

How much $$ for the Martin lights? I'll bet they use the same emitter/controller as the VisionX Solstice lights (10W, 900 lumens) for $119 ea.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By GMP
Question VisionX Solstice, Euro or Spot beam?

For you guys who have these, whats the best way to go? They are going on my Hypermotard for day time running and night time aux lights, street only. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,944
Posted By GMP
I'll agree with that! The bike is major fun...

I'll agree with that!

The bike is major fun and more than the sum of its parts. You just have to ride one for awhile.

A good seat makes this bike an awesome backroad sport tourer, perhaps...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
Gernick, Call Foremost, they class the...

Gernick,

Call Foremost, they class the Hyper different than most. I'm paying $475/yr in NJ, which is one of the worst places to ride statisticly. Everyone else was way higher.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
Since when is buying a motorcycle a rational...

Since when is buying a motorcycle a rational move?:D

Enjoy it. One of the best and cheapest mods is a 14t countershaft sprocket (from 15t). Have the dealer do it before delivery, you get a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
The radial Brembos on the standard bike are more...

The radial Brembos on the standard bike are more than strong enough for the street, I never use more than two fingers. The Monoblocs on the "S" are just crazy and like was said can be overwhelming. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,445
Posted By GMP
+1 I love it, but off road no way. Ducati...

+1

I love it, but off road no way. Ducati plastic is stupid expensive. The beak on a Hyper costs $700, I can imagine what this one will be. You can save $$ with DIY maintanence, but you can't...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
No, its a desmo (opening AND closing cams) setup...

No, its a desmo (opening AND closing cams) setup like all Ducatis. Its just different, not neccessarily more difficult. The belts are easy. Get a book if you get the bike, plus there is a lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
I hear you on the slab, anything to avoid it. ...

I hear you on the slab, anything to avoid it. The Hyper is a master at backroad blasting. All I can say is go ride one, you either like it or not. If it speaks to you it will be loud! Just keep...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By GMP
Both my buddy and I have had problems with the...

Both my buddy and I have had problems with the Gerbings S3 gloves. After the first season they did not seem that warm. Measuring the resistance confirmed my suspecion, each glove was 120 Ohms which...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
I came close to buying an S3, and I still like...

I came close to buying an S3, and I still like them. Whats crazy here, is the insurance on the Hyper is a lot less than the Triumph. The riding position is also a bit more to my liking.

Whats...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
Mine came with the rear preload all jacked up,...

Mine came with the rear preload all jacked up, which made the front nervous over patchwork. Once adjuated, its fine at reasonable speeds. Most of the complaints I've heard were related to triple...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
Yeah its basically the same frame as the Multi. ...

Yeah its basically the same frame as the Multi. Its no true motard, but a true motard is too narrow a focus. The motard position is what I like, not cramped up, and the wind is no big deal at...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,919
Posted By GMP
Yeah, its a hooligan, but it also has more...

Yeah, its a hooligan, but it also has more versatility than a lot of people give it credit for. I do everything from commute to weekend (so far) trips with 350+ mile days. You just have to stop for...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5,878
Views: 1,161,385
Posted By GMP
Yes thats true, there are small covers on the 2V...

Yes thats true, there are small covers on the 2V heads. Being its air cooled its easy to get around and even on the Hyper where the tank gets pulled its a one night job. Belts can be checked in...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5,878
Views: 1,161,385
Posted By GMP
The sore spot I see is the maintanence on the 4V...

The sore spot I see is the maintanence on the 4V motor. For those racking up high adventure tour miles this could get expensive if you are not a DIY. I have a Hyper 1100 and love it, I do...
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