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Forum: Beasts 08-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,366
Posted By duc_fan
Huh... I lust after the DB5R, but for enduros,...

Huh... I lust after the DB5R, but for enduros, I'm generally looking somewhere else. $32k is WAY too much for a bike that I'm gonna flog, get dirty, and probably drop (more than once).

I have a...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,724
Posted By duc_fan
Yep. It's wildfire season. My wife and I were...

Yep. It's wildfire season. My wife and I were nervously watching the smoke plume from the "Mile Marker 28" fire north of Goldendale, WA. Roughly 27,000 acres up in smoke. You could see it out our...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,724
Posted By duc_fan
Mine, on the way home from work yesterday: ...

Mine, on the way home from work yesterday:
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/IMG_20130801_184238_186.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,338
Posted By duc_fan
If you've ever visited Asia... you know that just...

If you've ever visited Asia... you know that just about anything can and will be put on the back of a motorcycle. Or the front. Or all around the rider. Pretty much any way that it can possibly be...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,724
Posted By duc_fan
nice view...

Highway 35 in Oregon, east side of Mt Hood, near White River.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/IMG_20130607_095650_376.jpg?t=1370753339
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,713
Posted By duc_fan
They need to make an air-cooled, lighter, less...

They need to make an air-cooled, lighter, less expensive, less-gadget-laden Multi. You know, like the 2009 and prior bikes, only this time don't make them hideously ugly.

Funny, I didn't hear...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,834
Posted By duc_fan
With how the other forums are structured, I would...

With how the other forums are structured, I would separate the Stroms and the Tiggers, then make "Beasts" into "Other Beasts". It would be geared toward Ulys, Ducatis, Moto Guzzis, Transalps,...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By duc_fan
I haven't owned a DL, but I owned a Duc 900SS for...

I haven't owned a DL, but I owned a Duc 900SS for a few years (almost identical engine to the Gran Canyon) and I've had a Gran Canyon for about 1.5 months. I've put 2000+km on the GC already, riding...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,988
Posted By duc_fan
Similar to OaklandStrom's list of reasons, but...

Similar to OaklandStrom's list of reasons, but with some edits...



The roads out here are inconsistent. Beautiful stretch of twisties can be followed by a several mile stretch of asphalt that...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,724
Posted By duc_fan
Columbia River Gorge

This is where I live and work... home is in Stevenson, WA and I commute to Hood River, OR along State Route 14 on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. I took a scenic detour on Friday...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,724
Posted By duc_fan
Wicked That. Is. Awesome.

That. Is. Awesome.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By duc_fan
Couple of opinions with a few supporting facts: ...

Couple of opinions with a few supporting facts:

BMW boxer engines have famously (notoriously?) long break-in periods. Some long-time owners report that they don't smooth out for 20k miles or...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,904
Posted By duc_fan
Valid point, hence why I said "many", not "all". ...

Valid point, hence why I said "many", not "all". My meaning was newer Japanese bikes that have everything covered up in plastic or otherwise buried. Specifically street-oriented or dual-sport...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,833
Posted By duc_fan
That's more like the price range I'd expect to...

That's more like the price range I'd expect to see. <thumbsup>

Best of luck!
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,904
Posted By duc_fan
Yep. Kinda like a Lexus. Technically...

Yep.

Kinda like a Lexus. Technically marvellous... but with the personality of white bread and mayonnaise. Boringly competent.

I'll stick to my flawed Italian motorcycles. For me, they're a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,833
Posted By duc_fan
I don't know what the market is like in OH, but...

I don't know what the market is like in OH, but here in OR and WA you can get a nice low-mileage KLR plus mods/goodies for less than $4k. You can get a plain-jane one for $3500 or less... with less...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,668
Posted By duc_fan
FWIW: I have a set of Distanzias on my Gran...

FWIW: I have a set of Distanzias on my Gran Canyon. Day I bought it, it decided to pour down rain on the way home. I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge is not known for traction when wet... yet I...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,046
Posted By duc_fan
Really glad I saw this thread. Hagon is one of...

Really glad I saw this thread. Hagon is one of two companies that list a shock for my Gran Canyon... seeing this, it's definitely worth the nearly $200 more for a Wilbers, which has no reported...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,724
Posted By duc_fan
Note to potential buyers: If you're shy, or don't...

Note to potential buyers: If you're shy, or don't like talking to people, don't buy one of these. :D

I've had mine for a week and already lost count of the number of people who have walked up to...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,724
Posted By duc_fan
New GC owner checking in...

Hi all,

This is prolly where I should have posted my first pics of the GC I brought home this weekend...

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/2000CagivaGranCanyon-1.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,024
Posted By duc_fan
Oh yeah. It'll get a Nichols light flywheel...

Oh yeah. It'll get a Nichols light flywheel sometime in the near future I think. When it needs a clutch I'll seek out a lighter unit, as well.

If I own it long enough that it needs a rebuild,...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,024
Posted By duc_fan
duc_fan has a new toy...

Brought this little beasty home on Saturday:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/2000CagivaGranCanyon-1.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By duc_fan
Nice ride! I missed an opportunity to pick up a...

Nice ride! I missed an opportunity to pick up a clean Elefant about 2 years ago. Same colorscheme as yours.

C'est la vie... I wound up buying the offspring of the Elefant this weekend:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,146
Views: 6,340,747
Posted By duc_fan
Two beauties

Just sold this bike... figured my wife should model with the "pretty bike" before we get a comparatively ugly (albeit functional) ADV bike. :D
...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 79,483
Posted By duc_fan
I'm an Aerospace Engineer. I can tell you why...

I'm an Aerospace Engineer. I can tell you why the Tornado doesn't work. I can also tell you that it has nothing to do with whether Dynabeads do or don't work. Two completely different principles...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 64,881
Posted By duc_fan
Hey now, that's looking like a pretty spiffy...

Hey now, that's looking like a pretty spiffy motorcycle! Very kewl. :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By duc_fan
Thanks for the input! I was going to try...

Thanks for the input!

I was going to try finding something more street-friendly, but I should probably just keep the speed down. My Dad used to follow his dad around (Dad on the CL175, his father...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By duc_fan
Question Honda CL tire options

Hello fello inmates. :D

I'm workin' on a '73 Honda CL175 that needs a few things, but my question today is specifically about tires. IIRC, the front is a 3.00x18 and the rear is a 3.50x18. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 64,881
Posted By duc_fan
Very, very cool project! Those panniers turned...

Very, very cool project! Those panniers turned out really well (at least from what I can see in the pics).

My parents have a '73 CL175 that's externally beautiful, but the tank has some rust...
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