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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-24-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
Kaos: Are other dealers aware of the ECU...

Kaos:

Are other dealers aware of the ECU tweak that ProItalia did for you? Is it a Ducati rep fix or just something they solved themselves?
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 107,955
Posted By mmcannava
How are you supposed to know if you WANT to...

How are you supposed to know if you WANT to purchase a 20K bike without a test drive???

Those dealers are dicks.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By mmcannava
Thought about that...I you're right...it was...

Thought about that...I you're right...it was probably beading up. Are some tires more pliable than others such that you can grip the tire and press it into the channel? I could not skweeze the beads...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By mmcannava
Changing a tire...really???

I decided to swap out the tire on my dad's GoldWing for him after seeing how easy it apparently is on the sites and Youtube videos...just pop the new one on right?

...and knowing that guys do...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-23-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
Good Gracious I would hate to have to bring that...

Good Gracious I would hate to have to bring that MTS back to the dealer and tell him I dropped it and cracked something....!

When is my black Touring gonna hit Anchorage????
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
How's the quality of the panniers? Are they...

How's the quality of the panniers? Are they alleged to be waterproof? Wonder how long it'd take for someone like Trax to make ones that fit?

Mat
Soldotna, AK
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
I know that a steel (chrome-mole) bicycle is much...

I know that a steel (chrome-mole) bicycle is much more solid and stable vs. an aluminum frame...which is light but chattery and transmits all road vibs to hands.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
I thought that was a cool website...nice flash...

I thought that was a cool website...nice flash animation...good layout...Safari browser.

What's the issue?

I got an email from Ducati with links to MTS1200 manuals...hopefully this is in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,624
Posted By mmcannava
Good Lord man...why'd you sell the Monster??? The...

Good Lord man...why'd you sell the Monster??? The visceral difference between the Duc and the GS it dramatic. The days I get to take the Monster are SO much more fun!

From what people are saying...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By mmcannava
Mean lookin'

Mean lookin'
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
I know that if I ordered a t-shirt, sweatshirt...

I know that if I ordered a t-shirt, sweatshirt and key fob and had to wait weeks or even months for it...I'd be ready to climb the clocktower with a high-powered rifle and start taking people out.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
Yup...that's my niche...90% hwy...10% gravel and...

Yup...that's my niche...90% hwy...10% gravel and rarely transitioning across unimproved dirt....

I can't wait for mine to come in!

gas...appreciate all the great info!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
My 8's are gonna fit perfectly!!!!

My 8's are gonna fit perfectly!!!!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
I wonder...do manufacturers make any changes to a...

I wonder...do manufacturers make any changes to a bike based on feedback from a press ride? (rubber on the shifter or brake pedal falling off, heel hitting the center stand)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-10-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
My apologies...after my lobotomy nothing comes...

My apologies...after my lobotomy nothing comes out right....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-10-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
Is it considered poor form to crash the press...

Is it considered poor form to crash the press bike at it's inaugural ride? Does one feel opprobrious?

Or is that what press rides are about?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
"DNA is in the S.F. Bay Area." What does...

"DNA is in the S.F. Bay Area."

What does that mean?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-01-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
...which I will too as soon as I hop on mine....

...which I will too as soon as I hop on mine. When the h*** is it gonna get here?? (I know...April...hopefully)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-01-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
I feel the beak appears quite turgid....

I feel the beak appears quite turgid....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
Yea...what happened at Alice's???

Yea...what happened at Alice's???
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,028
Posted By mmcannava
Just a asinine waste of money and time...and a...

Just a asinine waste of money and time...and a I'm sure the kid down the street with worsening asthma is impressed.

Call me what you will (cuz I couldn't give a f-) but if that's your idea of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,517
Posted By mmcannava
Count me as someone that's underwhelmed with...

Count me as someone that's underwhelmed with these films and wouldn't use them or waste the money on them.

I spent several hundred to cover the rocker panels of my Duramax and the lights....
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 241,607
Posted By mmcannava
Got my Lorica boots last night, wore them around...

Got my Lorica boots last night, wore them around the house. Perfect fit...minimal skweek...and I couldn't find any pinching anywhere. Cool boots. Plus GF said I looked like a Chippendales model...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By mmcannava
Didn't touch it when it was happening...I'll try...

Didn't touch it when it was happening...I'll try it tonight...but certainly could hear the boil.
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By mmcannava
Searched but can't find...BT + boiling battery

I can't find where someone had mentioned this. The BT JR seems to do fine but folks had mentioned I needed the 021-0128. When I hook that one up the battery's water boils. Is that ok or is it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
Chadx: +1. Mat

Chadx:

+1.

Mat
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-08-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
The MTS being a chain-drive, and it competing...

The MTS being a chain-drive, and it competing with the GS...I think a discussion of shaft vs chain-drive is very relevant...asset? Liability?

Nothing to do with ego or insult....

Mat
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-06-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
I've said it before and I'll say it again...all...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...all motocross bikes have chains...clean with WD-40 and lube.....

I don't understand why it's such a concern?

Yea, it's gonna be awesome on-road and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-18-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
I've taken out both valve covers on mine, L and...

I've taken out both valve covers on mine, L and R...the ride home had oil spraying all over my pants and the rest of the bike. I guess duct tape would've helped that...still a bummer. $190 to replace...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-18-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
See what you're saying.... Hmmmm.

See what you're saying....

Hmmmm.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
JVB: What are these vulnerable, trip-stopping...

JVB: What are these vulnerable, trip-stopping parts you reference? And how are they protected in the GS?

I'm eagerly awaiting selling my GS and the arrival of the MTS. Looks-wise...riding the GS I...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,424
Posted By mmcannava
I don't know about other Alaska residents here,...

I don't know about other Alaska residents here, but after 37 years...June is beautiful, but August is always warmer and nicer. I can't say I've seen more rain in August than June....

Summer of '08...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 241,607
Posted By mmcannava
Hey Zach...float me a micro-loan so I can get a...

Hey Zach...float me a micro-loan so I can get a pair:)

And what's your itinerary? I'll buy ya a cold one-we can compare the leather to the lorica!

Mat
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 241,607
Posted By mmcannava
...course, if the guy from Talkeetna had that...

...course, if the guy from Talkeetna had that kind of disposable income, I think he'd buy the $375 version for the ankle protection.

He's still carry the X-tra Tuffs on the back though...to...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 241,607
Posted By mmcannava
Don't know why an Alaskan ride necessitates...

Don't know why an Alaskan ride necessitates leather/GoreTex over the Lorica/look-a-like....

I live here (Soldotna) and yea, it rains and it's cold. But I've seen heavier deluges on I-5 in...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 241,607
Posted By mmcannava
Hmm. I tried the "lewis" site in Germany...they...

Hmm. I tried the "lewis" site in Germany...they told me they can't ship to AK. I emailed one of the UK stores about shipping to AK...and got no reply. I called Steen in Canada, then pulled up a few...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,201
Posted By mmcannava
I feel like a pansy compared to the riding shown...

I feel like a pansy compared to the riding shown in your guys' pics and descriptions.

F*#%'n Sh**.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,201
Posted By mmcannava
Boy, I'd be interested in clarification too. ...

Boy, I'd be interested in clarification too.

Riding to work through 6" of snow...this is on roads with traffic? How far? At what speeds?

I can't imagine that...but what do I know.

Mat
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-17-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
"They don't think that they'll even be able to...

"They don't think that they'll even be able to place an order for one till March or April. "

I put my deposit down and my dealer said he placed his order the first day Ducati allowed it...which...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-11-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6,490
Views: 1,346,944
Posted By mmcannava
Why would chain drive kill it for you? I'm a...

Why would chain drive kill it for you? I'm a relative newbie so I'm looking to learn :)

Motocrossers are all chain drives...made specifically for dirt...links are sealed...chain is...
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