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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 08:16 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Not yet, but I am planning to remove the Power...

Not yet, but I am planning to remove the Power Commander V from my bike and replace it with a TuneBoy. That way I can run a custom map, but I can also clear codes and you get a very nice, integrated...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By desmodab
Do you mean an M12 or a nut that takes a 12mm...

Do you mean an M12 or a nut that takes a 12mm wrench? An M12 is 18mm across the flats - that's huge. The closest to a 12mm wrench is M8 which is 13mm (there is no 12mm):
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 11:47 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Well, good. I enjoyed calling a spade a spade...

Well, good. I enjoyed calling a spade a spade too. Not everyone shares your enthusiasm for contention.

Ride safe, David
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 09:13 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Mudhwy - I've been sitting here quietly watching...

Mudhwy - I've been sitting here quietly watching you post on this forum repeatedly and keep wondering why you follow/post here. You don't have a Multi, clearly don't want one and have a beautiful...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 10:31 PM
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Posted By desmodab
I laughed at that too Lew - obviously you were...

I laughed at that too Lew - obviously you were just trying to help out and I thought what you wrote was clear.

Bungholio (great name btw, I love Beavis & Butthead) great to hear you got the setup...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,514
Posted By desmodab
Thanks guys - more coming this weekend. I am...

Thanks guys - more coming this weekend. I am committed to finishing this thing! I'll post my SFO - LA - SFO venture next. Looking at the photos from SFO home apparently I was in a rush because there...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,514
Posted By desmodab
Intermission! Getting some new rubber in San Francisco...

By the time I got back from the observatory ride I was getting concerned about the remaining life of my rear tire. The tread was down to about 3mm remaining on the Michelin Pilot Road 3s. I like the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 10:55 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Thanks guys. Lew, I'll scuff up the rotors and...

Thanks guys. Lew, I'll scuff up the rotors and see how that works.

It's not a huge deal was just curious if others have seen it as well.

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,655
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Posted By desmodab
Fronk brake noise?

Hey guys - I was out riding the other day and noticed that the last few times I have ridden my bike the front brake seems to be making a "honk" like noise. It works fine and the noise is definitively...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 09:27 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Another tip

Forgot to mention, my buddy Ian (MrCanoehead) bought me some mirror extenders for my Multi for my birthday. I installed them the other day and took her for a ride and it's a HUGE difference,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 09:22 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Hey NMEXPAT - thanks for tip - I for one really...

Hey NMEXPAT - thanks for tip - I for one really appreciate stuff like this :clap

(more than some of the other posts on here recently... :rofl)

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2015, 09:42 AM
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Posted By desmodab
LMAO :rofl

LMAO :rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Completely agree Ziff - well said. DD

Completely agree Ziff - well said.

DD
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,076
Posted By desmodab
Hang in there...

This too shall pass! You'll get it sorted and be on your way again soon.

Subscribed. Thanks for letting us ride along :lurk
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-06-2015, 09:03 AM
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Posted By desmodab
+1. :freaky

+1. :freaky
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-05-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Uh oh - we seem to be re-starting the while rear...

Uh oh - we seem to be re-starting the while rear brake thing again! For anyone new to this thread just look back a few months and you'll find many, many posts about Multistrada rear brakes.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 417,301
Posted By desmodab
Hey Dennis - glad you finally got the surgery...

Hey Dennis - glad you finally got the surgery done - now on to the recovery and hopefully the end of the problems. Sobering and thoughtful words, as always.

D
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By desmodab
Hey Luke, I just finished watching the series-it...

Hey Luke, I just finished watching the series-it was excellent and I thought you guys did well.

Cheers!
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 09:43 AM
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Views: 417,301
Posted By desmodab
LOL - beautifully written Anti... I enjoyed that...

LOL - beautifully written Anti... I enjoyed that over my coffee this morning! :rofl
Forum: Trials 02-19-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,653
Posted By desmodab
I wear a size 15US shoe and someone referred me...

I wear a size 15US shoe and someone referred me to Aerostitch combat lites when I was looking for big riding boots. They may or may not work for trails, but I wear them for touring and find they fit...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Interesting, very good information. I would never...

Interesting, very good information. I would never have considered how far apart they are, but that probably explains why some signals stick out so far!

On another note, I see you have Squidward as...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 10:11 PM
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Views: 417,301
Posted By desmodab
RedDog - sorry, I never saw your post and wish...

RedDog - sorry, I never saw your post and wish you all the very best from a fellow Canadian. Ride on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-10-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6,655
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Posted By desmodab
I think they are legal in the US - they're sold...

I think they are legal in the US - they're sold in the US. Cops are fussy here too, and there are rules about signal colors, brake light flashes, etc. they show a strobe mode which is definitely not...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,514
Posted By desmodab
Ooops, sorry for the delay. life got in the way. ...

Ooops, sorry for the delay. life got in the way.

Next update coming this week - new tires and checkup at Desmoto Sport...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 417,301
Posted By desmodab
+1 to what all these guys said Dennis. Glad to...

+1 to what all these guys said Dennis. Glad to have you here and hope all is back to "normal" ASAP.

http://www.cherylrichardson.com/wp-content/uploads/inspiration.jpg

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-10-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6,655
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Posted By desmodab
Ouch, Lew. That hurts! You just called me a...

Ouch, Lew. That hurts! You just called me a squid! :rofl

I installed a tail tidy on mine to clean up the back end. I also wanted to solve the signal problem so I installed a BlasterX LED rear...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-06-2015, 10:17 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Hi Marc, yes, I installed them on mine and you...

Hi Marc, yes, I installed them on mine and you are right - they change the angle a bit but it's not really noticeable. It's been a while so I can't remember the details but I did order and install...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-01-2015, 02:32 PM
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Posted By desmodab
Yes, tank bag mounting ring. I have the Bags...

Yes, tank bag mounting ring. I have the Bags Connection "Engage" and the rings are made by SW Motech.

Btw, when replying to posts using "Quote", you can delete the links to the original pics so...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,514
Posted By desmodab
Hey Pongo - welcome aboard and thanks for the...

Hey Pongo - welcome aboard and thanks for the kind words. Neat to see you're in Victoria also.

SFO was good but in my next post I go from San Francisco to LA & back (actually Valencia then in a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,514
Posted By desmodab
Hey Anti, ain't that the truth! As I said I'm not...

Hey Anti, ain't that the truth! As I said I'm not going to turn a RR into a Garmin bash-fest but it really did affect my ride. I have more coming up with failed updates and other problems resulting...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 417,301
Posted By desmodab
As the Father of 7 and 13 year old boys this...

As the Father of 7 and 13 year old boys this passage just makes me sad - some parents just don't have a fucking clue. Well relayed Dennis - its gritty realism relays what you actually saw and felt....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-26-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6,655
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Posted By desmodab
Excellent, thanks GB - I'll check them out....

Excellent, thanks GB - I'll check them out. :thumb

Cheers, DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-23-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,655
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Posted By desmodab
Anyone? Bueller?? Bueeeelllllleeerrrrr?? :D...

Anyone? Bueller?? Bueeeelllllleeerrrrr??

:D :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,514
Posted By desmodab
I had always wanted to ride around the Bay Area,...

I had always wanted to ride around the Bay Area, so on my first weekend in San Francisco I decided to go for a ride. I work with some great people and one of them was fairly new to the company but...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,514
Posted By desmodab
Day 4 - Bodega Bay to San Francisco - Leg 1 complete

Ok, where was I? Oh yeah, James Bond in Bodega Bay.

This morning I woke up at 7:30 but decided to snooze until 8. I got up and got the bike loaded up and was back on the road by 9am. I stopped...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,368,332
Posted By desmodab
Diagnostic tool?

Change of topic (thank god)

I'm looking for a diagnostic tool to read codes and reset the service warning on my '11 1200 Touring S. I have read many, many (old) threads and don't seem to be able...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,368,332
Posted By desmodab
Speaking of the good stuff you find on ducati.ms...

Speaking of the good stuff you find on ducati.ms I found this the other day. It's a great write up by poster "cessnatpa" on how to do the valve adjustment on the MTS 1200. It looks quite straight...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,558,565
Posted By desmodab
Hey, thanks for the last post - I didn't know...

Hey, thanks for the last post - I didn't know there was a second book. I just bought it and am reading it now.

Thx! DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,368,332
Posted By desmodab
Thanks guys, I appreciate that. Like I said I...

Thanks guys, I appreciate that. Like I said I drop in there once in a while but next time I have something to post I'll put it up there too. :thumb

Cheers, DD
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 417,301
Posted By desmodab
Good to see you haven't lost your sense of humour...

Good to see you haven't lost your sense of humour Anti! :rofl

Glad to see you are feeling better also...

DD
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