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Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
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, 01:16 AM
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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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6,391
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Posted By desmodab
Anyone? Bueller?? Bueeeelllllleeerrrrr?? :D...

Anyone? Bueller?? Bueeeelllllleeerrrrr??

:D :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
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, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6,391
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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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6,391
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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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,546,920
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6,391
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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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
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
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 1,317,294
Posted By desmodab
Ssshh - so am I! I just don't post anymore :D. ...

Ssshh - so am I! I just don't post anymore :D. There's some great info on that site. I know Pampero is on there a lot and so are many other good guys. There were just a few bad apples back then, and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 1,317,294
Posted By desmodab
Yes, I did. I sometimes ride with my buddies Ian...

Yes, I did. I sometimes ride with my buddies Ian and Bruce on their GSAs and hate that I have half the range they do. I already had one so looked for a place to mount in on the Multi.

I found a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-11-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Springs and preload fine - just giant feet! ...

Springs and preload fine - just giant feet!

I run the Angel GTs also (thanks to Shizoku) and they are excellent. I had the Michelin PR3s and they were excellent for wear but I found the front a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-10-2015, 09:19 PM
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Posted By desmodab
Some of you guys are hilarious. I've got you...

Some of you guys are hilarious.

I've got you all beat though... I have size 15 (US) feet and wear Aerostitch boots (they look like giant Dr. Martens). I guarantee they're bigger that your size...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-07-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6,391
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Posted By desmodab
I got mine directly from www.navihalter.de ...

I got mine directly from www.navihalter.de

The page is in German so I used Google chrome and translated it. I placed the order on the German page and it showed up exactly as promised. Excellent...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
Posted By desmodab
Wishing you speedy recovery Anti... No way to...

Wishing you speedy recovery Anti... No way to start the New Year but as evidenced several times already, you will prevail!

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-05-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6,391
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Posted By desmodab
I don't know, maybe I am just lucky but my rear...

I don't know, maybe I am just lucky but my rear brake works fine. It is completely stock and stops the bike just fine, the same as other bikes I have ridden. I say this only to say there is hope......
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
Day 3: Eureka, CA to Bodega Bay

Today’s route:

http://desmodab.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Victoria-to-California-2014/i-D3kKwzT/0/L/Day%203%20map-L.png

The hotel was comfortable (too comfortable!) and I found myself up late and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-02-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By desmodab
Mjfields - I'm a little slow but great pics and...

Mjfields - I'm a little slow but great pics and congrats on the new bike - you're gonna love it.

Happy New Year and all the best for 2015 to all!

DD
Forum: Canada 01-01-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 22,660
Posted By desmodab
Happy New Year

Hi guys - wishing you all the best for a happy and prosperous 2015 from the Coast.

Hope you are all well,

David
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
Welcome

Hey Fritzy and Vaara - welcome and thanks for following along.

I'm out of town for a few days for Xmas so will try to do the next update after the big day.

Happy holidays to all.

Cheers, DD
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
Day 2: Sept. 6 2014

I woke up a little late and had a quick breakfast at the hotel. The parking lot was full of old cars and many people in and around the hotel were there for the car show. Unfortunately I did not...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Anti! Years of following the best! ...

Thanks Anti! Years of following the best!

I'm working on making the images smaller - stand by!
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
It's a 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring....

It's a 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring. Great bike.

I'm not sure which blog you are referring to - I have a couple of pages I update but not a blog per se. I suspect you are referring to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
LMAO. That's a better and more apt description...

LMAO. That's a better and more apt description thank what I wrote...

Will post more tomorrow... Thanks for subscribing all.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
Day 1 - Sept. 5 2014:

It was a quiet, sunny Friday morning when I left home on day 1. I was up early, said goodbye to my wife and 2 boys and jumped on the bike and headed to the ferry that runs from Victoria, BC to Port...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By desmodab
Victoria, BC to Valencia, CA via San Francisco

This is the first Ride Report I have written on Adventure Rider. I have read dozens and dozens of RRs over the years and finally felt it was time to give back. I have been inspired by the great trips...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 1,317,294
Posted By desmodab
What TBR said - easy, takes 10 mins to install...

What TBR said - easy, takes 10 mins to install and about 20 to program the settings. Bike feels better instantly, not that you can't get it just right without the SCU, but the SCU does it for you...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,391
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Posted By desmodab
Sounds like a nice ride and great looking bike! ...

Sounds like a nice ride and great looking bike!

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-27-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By desmodab
Right on

+1

I agree with every word of this and couldn't have said it better. I have the touring S with SCU and CoastRangeRider has echoed my exact same feelings and my exact same experiences.

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,391
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Posted By desmodab
Ditto to what Pampero said - I have...

Ditto to what Pampero said - I have 22000km/13200miles on mine and had to have the clutch slave cylinder bled early on. Other than that no problems. Rear brake works great, no tank problems, no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
Posted By desmodab
Pile on

I just got back from a 5000km trip down the west coast of the U.S. and back to Canada using my Garmin ZUMO 660 with the proper cradle. It was a total nightmare. At one point in downtown Oakland it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
Posted By desmodab
Nice to catch up with your travels Anti. I've...

Nice to catch up with your travels Anti. I've been away for a few weeks on my much, much smaller trip. I will post my first RR this week.

Funny what you said about Vienna - I was there 20 years...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Grim - appreciate the info. Will check it...

Thanks Grim - appreciate the info. Will check it out.

Anti - new decal installed on my new Schuberth C3 Pro last night - looks like it was designed to be there!

Ride safe, DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 1,317,294
Posted By desmodab
Andy - sorry to hear. Just want to say thank you...

Andy - sorry to hear. Just want to say thank you for the hours and hours you have saved many of us while farkling our bikes using info you have gathered and posted on your site.

For those of you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
Posted By desmodab
Tamnidium - that's terrible to hear - wishing you...

Tamnidium - that's terrible to hear - wishing you a speedy recovery...

(Sorry for the hijack Anti)

DD
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Rainier - exactly what I was afraid of! I...

Thanks Rainier - exactly what I was afraid of! I did check out their site before asking but was only on my first coffee and must have missed it. Thx for the tip.

Cheers, DD
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 305,458
Posted By desmodab
Hey Anti - how big is the tent inside? I checked...

Hey Anti - how big is the tent inside? I checked the Sprocket site and there's dimensions of it packed up but nothing saying how big it is inside (unless I missed it). One big problem I have with...
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