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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,757
Views: 3,603,093
Posted By DesmoDog
Only if you define "sportbike" as a factory...

Only if you define "sportbike" as a factory produced, street legal, four cylinder, 750cc or larger bike. There were the basic equivalent of homologation specials being produced long before the CB750...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 686,572
Posted By DesmoDog
1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr. Estimated range on one...

1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr. Estimated range on one tank of gas was 468km. Valve check intervals = 500km

Yep, the manual basically recommended you check the valves after every tank of gas.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,458
Posted By DesmoDog
It would be a case of bringing it back. The 1100...

It would be a case of bringing it back. The 1100 was discontinued… what, two years ago? I don't see it coming back again but I'm no expert.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 228,125
Posted By DesmoDog
Interesting picture. I know I've read that...

Interesting picture. I know I've read that according to so and so at Ducati, all Scramblers for the US will be built in Italy. Judging by the crate that isn't true.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 228,125
Posted By DesmoDog
Judging by the squarecase engine I'd say the bike...

Judging by the squarecase engine I'd say the bike it's based on is at least 30 years prior to a '15...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,593
Posted By DesmoDog
So when I don't make things blatantly obvious you...

So when I don't make things blatantly obvious you miss the point, and when I do make it blatantly obvious I have my panties in a bunch.

Got it. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,593
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati doesn't make GSXRs or CBRs... I...

Ducati doesn't make GSXRs or CBRs...

I didn't say superbikes make horrible streetbikes, I said THE superbikes, as in the superbike line of the brand I was discussing.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,593
Posted By DesmoDog
You've pretty much just described every Ducati...

You've pretty much just described every Ducati superbike since at least the 916, it's no secret the superbikes make horrible streetbikes. It's one reason you don't meet many people who have one as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,014,001
Posted By DesmoDog
Yes please!

Yes please!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7,757
Views: 3,603,093
Posted By DesmoDog
I heard it as "to finish first, you must first...

I heard it as "to finish first, you must first finish"
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-31-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 28,887
Posted By DesmoDog
Cases together... yeah... that little step took...

Cases together... yeah... that little step took four years on my 160 project!
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By DesmoDog
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840964
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By DesmoDog
I haven't done that, but I did pick up an "extra"...

I haven't done that, but I did pick up an "extra" bike once along with the one I really wanted. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but thought there was no harm in letting it sit while I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 102,577
Posted By DesmoDog
My 2011 796 Hypermotard brought almost twice that...

My 2011 796 Hypermotard brought almost twice that in trade on a new Ducati late last fall. $3k at this time of year? Ouch...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 228,125
Posted By DesmoDog
And I don't live in an area where March 14 is...

And I don't live in an area where March 14 is typically riding time. There's still snow on the ground around here and I won't be able to move my bikes from storage to the street for another couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,301
Posted By DesmoDog
I've never owned a 696, but I don't think the 696...

I've never owned a 696, but I don't think the 696 even has an exhaust flap? My 1200S does have one, but I'm not sure why I should care...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,450
Posted By DesmoDog
And I'd lean toward an SP (or FE) rather than a...

And I'd lean toward an SP (or FE) rather than a CR. There's no way you can upgrade the front end for the difference in cost between the two models, and IMHO a harsh front end is a contributor to the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,458
Posted By DesmoDog
From what I'm hearing the Scramblers for the US...

From what I'm hearing the Scramblers for the US market will all be built in Italy. I've been to the factory in Italy a few times, I've never been to Thailand. Bikes are an emotional choice. I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,014,001
Posted By DesmoDog
... along with wheel size and swingarm according...

... along with wheel size and swingarm according to a former owner (not me)
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By DesmoDog
I haven't ridden the latest incarnation of the...

I haven't ridden the latest incarnation of the Hyper so I can't really comment on that. Mine was a 796 and I didn't think the steering was anything crazy.

What I do rememebr about my Hyper is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 228,125
Posted By DesmoDog
The chart says nothing about if you can actually...

The chart says nothing about if you can actually pull a stated rpm. And the question of what rpm it will be running at 70mph has nothing to do with power or torque or wind resistance or weight. My...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By DesmoDog
This guy cut his off. ...

This guy cut his off.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachments/monster/512490d1425146548-shift-tech-monster-1200-micro-build-right-case-2.jpg

He's got a thread going on a different forum
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By DesmoDog
It will show up eventually, but in the mean time...

It will show up eventually, but in the mean time at least one poster here has the real deal in hand and could look… :evil
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By DesmoDog
The footpeg mounts on the 821/1200 are part of a...

The footpeg mounts on the 821/1200 are part of a major casting which will NOT be easily replaced or modified.

http://www.teamyikes.com/Monster/peg_8683_l.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati sells a taller seat already, I've...

Ducati sells a taller seat already, I've forgotten the details but it's cheaper than an aftermarket alternative. EDIT: I just checked the Ducati website and the seat is still listed in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,593
Posted By DesmoDog
An interesting (to me anyway) factoid: In 2014...

An interesting (to me anyway) factoid: In 2014 Ducati built their 1 millionth bike and Honda built their 300 millionth bike. No idea where Harley fits in with their ~50 year headstart in production,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 28,887
Posted By DesmoDog
Are you talking about the homologation plate down...

Are you talking about the homologation plate down near the swingarm pivot? Pull it. Replacements are available (well, they are for roundcases anyway, I would think squarecase plates are out there...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,014,001
Posted By DesmoDog
So does the EPA 1) Performance 2) Quiet ...

So does the EPA

1) Performance
2) Quiet
3) Small muffler


Choose two.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 228,125
Posted By DesmoDog
I have a Ducati with a fuel gauge. It is only...

I have a Ducati with a fuel gauge. It is only slightly less accurate than the neutral indicator, which I learned early on not to trust. :rofl

I'm only kinda kidding about that, but the bike is 25...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,593
Posted By DesmoDog
While I don't disagree with the premise for top...

While I don't disagree with the premise for top end Ducatis, Ducati only wish they could pay the bills with the sales of "hundreds of thousands" of bikes. They don't build let alone sell anywhere...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 228,125
Posted By DesmoDog
For Ducati to create a single from an existing...

For Ducati to create a single from an existing twin would be relatively simple. Yes, they could basically dust off the balancer they developed on the supermono and apply it to any of their current...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 43,703
Posted By DesmoDog
I went downstairs to clean up the shop so it'd be...

I went downstairs to clean up the shop so it'd be easier to work on things. Got bored instantly. Instead I put a little more time into the aluminum insert.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati belts and valves = No biggie. Winter's are...

Ducati belts and valves = No biggie. Winter's are long in Michigan and my "shop" is heated.

Crown molding = hire a guy who does it for a living, and spend the afternoon riding instead of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 83,785
Posted By DesmoDog
The OP hasn't signed on in almost two years. If...

The OP hasn't signed on in almost two years. If he isn't subscribed to the thread the chances you'll be getting an answer are pretty slim...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,014,001
Posted By DesmoDog
Close, but it's the wrong color. :evil In my...

Close, but it's the wrong color. :evil In my basement right now (until the snow melts)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By DesmoDog
I have that picture on my hard drive somewhere....

I have that picture on my hard drive somewhere. Every time I see that bike or similar ones I start sourcing the parts in my head...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 43,703
Posted By DesmoDog
I started cutting a bushing out of aluminum to...

I started cutting a bushing out of aluminum to make the speedo fit the headlight shell, but before I finished it, I gave some rough dimensions to a buddy who printed one out at home on his 3D...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,793
Posted By DesmoDog
I've been riding Ducatis for about 25 years now...

I've been riding Ducatis for about 25 years now and have never been afflicted with the horror stories everyone reads about. The rockers on my 996 aren't flaking (knock wood) the studs on my 900ss's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 28,887
Posted By DesmoDog
Shoulda told them they were all ceramic bearings...

Shoulda told them they were all ceramic bearings for the guidance/stability system on this awesome drone you're building from plans you found on a Chinese torrent site… :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 28,887
Posted By DesmoDog
Wild guess. The company that manufactures them...

Wild guess. The company that manufactures them also makes bearings for some sort of defense/military use and has to be registered with the department of defense or some such thing. At least that's...
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