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Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 175,280
Posted By 3B43
Waterproof gear: remember, if it has seams, it...

Waterproof gear: remember, if it has seams, it will probably leak... At the most inoppurtune time. Ive spent some time 'in the elements' and rain gear comes in two catagorys----EXPENSIVE or plastic....
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 175,280
Posted By 3B43
Dude, its 'Arcata', or as I call it, Berkeley...

Dude, its 'Arcata', or as I call it, Berkeley NORTH! Did you notice all the stunning 'babes' in BN? They (them?) dont believe in soap, razor blades, or shampoo! Quite the 'aroma' when your down...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
I have to comment on 'taking more...

I have to comment on 'taking more responsibility(s)....trying to make someone else happy.' Luckily, I was bright enough to NOT throw a kid in the mix, but after 2+ decades of working my arse off,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Meeting in Pittsburg...PA, or CA? Too bad, was...

Meeting in Pittsburg...PA, or CA? Too bad, was looking forward to swapping stories and track time.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Puke We still doing dinner at 'The Bear' next month? ...

We still doing dinner at 'The Bear' next month? Looking forward to hearing MORE 'bout your COTA 'XXXperience'!!
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Really? In Maxwell? I'll put it in the 'must eat'...

Really? In Maxwell? I'll put it in the 'must eat' places, as I'll probably do 4 track days at TH this year.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
A buddy of mine has done track days at TH,...

A buddy of mine has done track days at TH, Laguna, and Sears Point (sorry, it'll always be Sears Pt to me....was there in '77 watching Brad Lackey and Roger DeCoster!) and his opinion is: Sears is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Deal!

Deal!
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Great! Dinner?

Great! Dinner?
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
First of all, you can not judge 'toughness' by...

First of all, you can not judge 'toughness' by looking at someone, or even talking to them for a period of time. 2ndly, no one, repeat NO ONE, knows how tough they are until they are in a really...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
You NAILED it with post #1501!

You NAILED it with post #1501!
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
I would post a response, but the normal reaction...

I would post a response, but the normal reaction to my opinion(s) on people's lifestyles, AND the reason for their lifestyles, is negative! My opinion(s) are based on 'life' experiences and...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
When Duc came up with .9% financing in August, my...

When Duc came up with .9% financing in August, my girlfriend told me 'Buy it....you ain't getting any younger!' So I did!
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
No, my bike is a 2012. 'Adaptive' ECU was the...

No, my bike is a 2012. 'Adaptive' ECU was the first I'd heard about that, but....when I first put the FD's on, it helped about 60-70% of the fueling issue. As time went by, I thought the fueling was...
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
I installed the FatDucs and it did improve the...

I installed the FatDucs and it did improve the fueling, but....lately the bike seemed to be back the way it felt prior to their installation. Why? I was told that the ECU is 'adaptive' and will read...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
Like I posted earlier... I LOVE this bike. It is...

Like I posted earlier... I LOVE this bike. It is simply MAGIC! The problem is, it really tempts you to ride 'fast'! And 'fast' is easy!!! I've got a Gixxer. I sold a '08 FZ1 to buy the MTS. I've...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
I've ridden alot of bikes and the MTS is by FAR,...

I've ridden alot of bikes and the MTS is by FAR, the most fun, sinfully fulfilling m/c ever! It's the perfect cross between an 'angel in white and the daughter of the devil himself' (with all due...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
I bought mine the end of August without a test...

I bought mine the end of August without a test ride....I 'knew' I didn't need to test ride it! Haven't ridden much the last two months due to weather, but took it put yesterday after a spring...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
Eye Surg hit it right on the head...'like a...

Eye Surg hit it right on the head...'like a beautiful women...' I've added a 1 gal tank (TourTec) that is secured to the rack that I made for the tail. I almost ran out of 'push-ahh-leen' two...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
Bought my MTS from A&S the end of August. My...

Bought my MTS from A&S the end of August. My first trip was through the Sierra's....Sonora Pass is gorgeous! Enjoy your bike!
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
I bought a MTS because I lusted for one! And it...

I bought a MTS because I lusted for one! And it hasn't disappointed me, other the the shitty fueling under 3500! Reliability? I guess I'll find out. I've put 6200 miles on her in 5 months and bought...
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
I'm seriously thinking of getting the LV system...

I'm seriously thinking of getting the LV system and have been told that remapping the ECU will make it runway better (Ducati expert). I want the change because I really want to clean up the bottom...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Hmmm....VERY interesting. Kind'a sums it up and...

Hmmm....VERY interesting. Kind'a sums it up and hits home....not from a narcisstic standpoint, but from a 'centerness'! It use to be easy. My ex's biggest complaint of me was my independence....I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
First of all, a buddy of mine sent me this RR,...

First of all, a buddy of mine sent me this RR, saying 'you and this guy have alot in common'. I started reading have communicated with Dennis a few times.

Cafe Racer, FWIW...you're not...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Stixx, After 2.5 yrs of lusting, debating,...

Stixx, After 2.5 yrs of lusting, debating, cogitating, you get the pic, I finally bought the bike.....a '12 MultiStrada! I sold a hell'eva nice bike to buy her, but she's a magical m/c!!!!! Did I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
"....the experience of hope lost." ...

"....the experience of hope lost." Hmmm......................

How many times have I looked back to my 'prior life' and wondered 'what if.....'

What have I learned?

EVERYTHING is...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
I'm getting the springs changed on Friday. The...

I'm getting the springs changed on Friday. The mechanic said that the front springs are 'easy' (bout an hour), but the rear is a 'bitch' (3.5 hrs). Changing the spring is the easy part....getting...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
3 hookers for $1900? Not the two I talked too. ...

3 hookers for $1900? Not the two I talked too. They started at $1500.....of course, on a scale of 1-10, they were about 10.5! One of 'me was a 12!!!!!
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
Since I haven't eat the article, what'd Ducati...

Since I haven't eat the article, what'd Ducati say about the bearing?
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
And how do you go about getting the English...

And how do you go about getting the English translation of that article?
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Heh Hoya, I was in the Cascades last year, on a...

Heh Hoya, I was in the Cascades last year, on a trip tha took me from N. Kalifornia ('bout 100 miles south of the Oregon border) to N/E Oregon-McCall-Stanley-Salmon-Missoula-Omak to I5 and home. The...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Isn't riding in a torrential downpour, aka 'Noah...

Isn't riding in a torrential downpour, aka 'Noah Weather', FUN? Last time I was riding toward the ark, I was headed toward Weed on I5.....luckily my bike floats!
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,770
Views: 1,144,349
Posted By 3B43
The first thing I noticed, on my first ride with...

The first thing I noticed, on my first ride with my new MTS, was how soft the suspension was! I'm 235 in full gear (always ride in full RR leathers...& no, I'm not 'fat'...6'1"/34" waist) and after...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
The pics of Wiley and the 1199 were simply the...

The pics of Wiley and the 1199 were simply the best ever!!! Great!
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
On another note.......I, like many reading this...

On another note.......I, like many reading this RR, appreciate 'hero expounding on life, his journey, and keeping us up to date on his travel's. Interested to see where he's headed. THANKS!
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
Let me be a little more 'specific' on what I...

Let me be a little more 'specific' on what I wrote: In my life, I've had people try to influence what I wanted to do/experience and feel, due to it not being 'what you should be doing at this time...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,841
Posted By 3B43
"Is there any greater torment then to grow old...

"Is there any greater torment then to grow old without having fulfilled the dreams of our youth? Attack your dreams or be attack by them later!"

In my prior life, I attempted to convey this to...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,432
Posted By 3B43
Two buddy's of mine Wee's and love the bike! One...

Two buddy's of mine Wee's and love the bike! One of them has been to Alaska and back....& has 65,000 miles on his and going strong! Absolutely no complaints with them. Another buddy has a fully...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,749
Posted By 3B43
FWIW....I was in Kalispell MT and talked to six...

FWIW....I was in Kalispell MT and talked to six guys from LA area, all on V Stroms....5 650's and 1 1000. ALL of them said the same thing about the two bikes: none of them liked the 1000, in fact...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,749
Posted By 3B43
Yeah, 56 helps! + a girlfriend that 'gets it'!

Yeah, 56 helps! + a girlfriend that 'gets it'!
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