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Old 08-25-2012, 06:11 AM   #1876
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That tesi 3d is amazing - its my "if I won the lottery" bike

I've never ridden one but they apparently handle well and were raced. There are some nice examples at Barber. Maintenance on these things is another thing entirely.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:21 AM   #1877
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what's it weight?
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #1878
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That tesi 3d is amazing - its my "if I won the lottery" bike
I'm with you. That would be my polish it and ride it to the {insert favorite motorcycle show off place}, ride it home and and polish it bike.

I'd get in so much trouble on one of those.

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Old 08-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #1879
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After many decades of riding conventional forks, I thought it'd be interesting to try Hub Centre Steering. Very interesting, transitioning to HCS and Italian design philosophies.







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Old 08-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #1880
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what's it weight?
It is 166 kg dry, from memory.

The handling is very good, especially steering in corners. The braking force does not 'stiffen' the handle bars for turning.

The bike is hand built so, every hose, bolt, fastener, omega frame, etc looks very neat, nicely engineered and has a reason to be there.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #1881
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With help from Ducati, of course.

Unfortunately, my Italian lady is bruised and beaten. As am I.





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Old 08-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #1882
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It is 166 kg dry, from memory.

The handling is very good, especially steering in corners. The braking force does not 'stiffen' the handle bars for turning.

The bike is hand built so, every hose, bolt, fastener, omega frame, etc looks very neat, nicely engineered and has a reason to be there.
and no brake dive too?

it's a piece of art.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #1883
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With help from Ducati, of course.

Unfortunately, my Italian lady is bruised and beaten. As am I.





Yikes, hope all is well and you had some gear on!

That helmut saved your coconut.

What happened?
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #1884
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #1885
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This is my kind of thread. Well, it used to be. I sold all my ducs when I bought the GS1200 Adventure. I did hang onto some pictures though. This (was) my latest Italian mistress. More coming later.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:51 AM   #1886
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Yikes, hope all is well and you had some gear on!

That helmut saved your coconut.

What happened?
I won't share what happened yet, due to an investigation, but as far as gear:

HJC IS-16 Helmet
Tourmaster Coaster II Jacket
Cortech Adrenaline Gloves
Cortech Latigo Boots

While the boots kept me from breaking my foot, I still sprained and bruised it quite badly. There's a good chance it went under the bike when I went down on the right side.

So I'm hobbling around on crutches, waiting for everything to get sorted out. Full coverage on the bike. Medical coverage too. Just need to find out who's going to be paying my deductable.

WEAR GEAR
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:42 PM   #1887
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and no brake dive too?

it's a piece of art.
Very little dive - almost none. The 'flickability' is also very good. Going from say a LH turn to a RH turn, there is very little force that you need to apply to the steering. The Brembo brakes are just awesome. The bike comes into its own when ridden hard above 140km/h.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #1888
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Sorry for your crash, Hope you heal well. I'm gonna have to second the toenail comment though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #1889
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That's both very cool and very, very delicate. Just imagine those two quite small allen head screws are all that hold the front wheel assembly in place.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:16 AM   #1890
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That's both very cool and very, very delicate. Just imagine those two quite small allen head screws are all that hold the front wheel assembly in place.
Thats 2 on each side and they are probably 6mm 180KSI cap screws under a shear load..........
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