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Old 09-30-2007, 03:14 PM   #1696
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Welcome back guys! You planning on washing that bike first? Glad the weather held up for you guys...can't wait to hear all about it.

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Got back from Nova Scotia yesterday. Sold the DR to RoadDawg today.

The bikes performed flawlessly, the weather was nearly perfect, and we met a fantastic bunch of people. The place truly is a Dual Sport nirvana .

Catching up on posts, emails, bills and laundry today. I'll try to make the Ear tuesday, looking forward to seeing some of you FF's again.

Look for a ride report soon... sifting through 1400+ photos.


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Old 09-30-2007, 03:37 PM   #1697
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Welcome back, Dr. Rock can't wait to see your ride report. Sure there will be some great shots of LDF and her big heart riding over and through stuff. BTW when does your new toy come?
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:57 PM   #1698
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Welcome back guys! You planning on washing that bike first? Glad the weather held up for you guys...can't wait to hear all about it.
The only day we had rain was the last day riding back to Yarmouth... it washed the dirt off . Well, most of it, anyway.
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #1699
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The only day we had rain was the last day riding back to Yarmouth... it washed the dirt off . Well, most of it, anyway.
Welcome back Rock (and Francine)! Glad you had a safe trip.

So how's it feel to be bikeless (the motorized kind)? How long is it going to last?

You should put some Ducati stickers on your bicycle and park with the rest of us on the curb at the Ear.

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Old 09-30-2007, 05:32 PM   #1700
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was wondering where you went! glad u guys had a safe one.

time to warm up smugmug...and cool down come beers.

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Old 10-03-2007, 11:50 AM   #1701
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...Sold the DR to RoadDawg today.
So, I bought the DR from the good Doctor Rock. He said, "anytime you need any help, just let me know".

Yesterday at the Ear, I told him that I had to keep the choke on to keep it from stalling. He adjusted the idle, turned off the choke and said, "There you go. Turn off the choke after about 10 minutes and you should be good."

Today, I'm sitting at a stop light messing with the choke and I can't get it in a position where the bike will stop stalling. All of a sudden, DR Rock shows up on his bicycle, turns the choke completely off, and the bike starts purring like a kitten. He says something like "I told you to take the choke completely off after it's warmed up!". Then, he smacked me upside my Snell certified helmet and rode off.

Man, THAT'S service.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #1702
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So, I bought the DR from the good Doctor Rock. He said, "anytime you need any help, just let me know".

Yesterday at the Ear, I told him that I had to keep the choke on to keep it from stalling. He adjusted the idle, turned off the choke and said, "There you go. Turn off the choke after about 10 minutes and you should be good."

Today, I'm sitting at a stop light messing with the choke and I can't get it in a position where the bike will stop stalling. All of a sudden, DR Rock shows up on his bicycle, turns the choke completely off, and the bike starts purring like a kitten. He says something like "I told you to take the choke completely off after it's warmed up!". Then, he smacked me upside my Snell certified helmet and rode off.

Man, THAT'S service.


That's hillarious!
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:21 PM   #1703
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That's hillarious!
Yeah, it was pretty funny.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:45 PM   #1704
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Man, THAT'S service.
Wiat until you get the bill
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:14 PM   #1705
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Bluhduh no.... NOT a KITTEN!!!

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...and the bike starts purring like a kitten...
Seriously, this may be the problem: A thumper should NOT purr!!!

It should sound like a rheumatic chain-smoking grandfather clearing his throat.

I think you may be too used to the sound / feel / power band / rev response of your Nighthawk.

At idle, the DR will be thumping... you've got to crack the throttle a fair amount, then wait a moment for the revs to start to jump... in reality, this is only a millisecond longer response time than your NH, but because of the crankshaft counterbalance weight, it will feel much longer on the DR... Once the rev's are well on their way up, grab a chunk of friction zone with the clutch, and reel in the revs as the front wheel lofts.

It's not the carb / choke / engine, Rob... trust me on this... I think you've just got to get used to getting a thumper up to speed. It WILL come, be patient.

The bike I owned before the DR was a '79 CB650 -- 4 cyl, and it was a totally different feel from the DR... I hadn't thought about it 'till now, but at the beginning, it did take some getting used to.

Let me know how it's progressing.



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Old 10-03-2007, 07:15 PM   #1706
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Wiat until you get the bill
oh don't worry, hillary will pay that bill!

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:18 PM   #1707
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Seriously, this may be the problem: A thumper should NOT purr!!!

It should sound like a rheumatic chain-smoking grandfather clearing his throat.

I think you may be too used to the sound / feel / power band / rev response of your Nighthawk.

At idle, the DR will be thumping... you've got to crack the throttle a fair amount, then wait a moment for the revs to start to jump... in reality, this is only a millisecond longer response time than your NH, but because of the crankshaft counterbalance weight, it will feel much longer on the DR... Once the rev's are well on their way up, grab a chunk of friction zone with the clutch, and reel in the revs as the front wheel lofts.

It's not the carb / choke / engine, Rob... trust me on this... I think you've just got to get used to getting a thumper up to speed. It WILL come, be patient.

The bike I owned before the DR was a '79 CB650 -- 4 cyl, and it was a totally different feel from the DR... I hadn't thought about it 'till now, but at the beginning, it did take some getting used to.

Let me know how it's progressing.



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am agrees. it feels SO abusive but you just have to suspend your mechanical sympathy and trust that the counterbalance will prevent the whole works from going KER-BLAM.

definitely a fun bike tho...could have used it following urbancowboy around sugarloaf mtn.

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:42 PM   #1708
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Seriously, this may be the problem: A thumper should NOT purr!!!

It should sound like a rheumatic chain-smoking grandfather clearing his throat.

I think you may be too used to the sound / feel / power band / rev response of your Nighthawk.
Is it possible that thing's only running on one cylinder?

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Old 10-03-2007, 09:30 PM   #1709
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didn't know they made diplomat plates for motorcycles.
which makes it possible he had a bullet proof helmet as well?
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:29 AM   #1710
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Is it possible that thing's only running on one cylinder?

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