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Old 04-26-2010, 03:39 AM   #31
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Just saying it's ugly. They could have made it look better.

Do you work for Puig? If so, sorry to offend you.
I actually think it looks snazzy, in a Transformer kinda way (like the whole bike).
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:47 AM   #32
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Where are the pictures you goofballs!

I would surely like to take a spin on this bike. I see the seat is a bit narrower than the shivers. -1 on the comfy factor?
The DD seemed like a more comfortable bike then my ER6F which is
supposedly a sport-tourer on my short ride.

I was also blown away by the high-speed stability and how planted the
bike felt. It felt like on rails in one corner @ 80mph with 2up, a lot better
then my ER6F @ 60mph 1up in the same corner!
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:48 AM   #33
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Just saying it's ugly. They could have made it look better.

Do you work for Puig? If so, sorry to offend you.
Nah, I'm not that lucky..
No harm done!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:56 AM   #34
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Thanks for the pics, Yooper.

Not sure if I'll go the screen route yet. I've done 200-300 mile days for fun so far on the DD and I commute about 25mi round-trip every day on it. (That's in L.A., though, so it means 12mi of lane-splitting at 15-20mph.) I don't seem to spend much time on the freeway unless it's a quick 8-10mi hop to get to the next set of fun roads.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:13 AM   #35
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Minor niggle, which are the ones that usually turn into major freakin annoyances.

The damned valve stems. They're straight up and it takes me forever to get the gas station air nozzle in there through the disc.

First tire change, i'm changing to 90 degree valve stems. In the meantime, does anyone know of any kind of snap-on stem extenders for ease of airing up and for the sake of my sanity?
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:58 AM   #36
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Minor niggle, which are the ones that usually turn into major freakin annoyances.

The damned valve stems. They're straight up and it takes me forever to get the gas station air nozzle in there through the disc.

First tire change, i'm changing to 90 degree valve stems. In the meantime, does anyone know of any kind of snap-on stem extenders for ease of airing up and for the sake of my sanity?
Nope. But great idea on moving to 90deg valve stems. I'll keep that in mind when it's time for new rubber.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:16 PM   #37
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Nope. But great idea on moving to 90deg valve stems. I'll keep that in mind when it's time for new rubber.
I gots to man. My "outdated" 05 Tiger has OEM 90deg valve stems and i love them. You don't realize how much easier life becomes because of these little things.

After consulting with Ray and some research of my own, Ariete seems to be a good brand.

http://ariete.eroom.it/layout/layout...le_accessories
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:59 PM   #38
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Minor niggle, which are the ones that usually turn into major freakin annoyances.

The damned valve stems. They're straight up and it takes me forever to get the gas station air nozzle in there through the disc.

First tire change, i'm changing to 90 degree valve stems. In the meantime, does anyone know of any kind of snap-on stem extenders for ease of airing up and for the sake of my sanity?
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-23...extension.aspx

This has to be removed after inflating, but it makes life a lot easier.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:13 PM   #39
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http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-23...extension.aspx

This has to be removed after inflating, but it makes life a lot easier.
This is pretty much what i've been looking for.

Thanks much.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:44 PM   #40
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Glad to see this one (DD thread). I just traded my DL000 for the Shiver . Now going after the DD. Can't wait.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #41
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Anybody want the windscreen for $120 shipped? Perfect condition.
How come you're ditching it?
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:51 PM   #42
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:47 PM   #43
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So.....I started reading the Tuareg thread and began to wonder what the 750 engine was like. I headed down to our local dealer and low and behold they had a low miles used 2009 Dorsoduro. I took a test ride and was hooked! I've only put a few hundred miles on the bike but I'm very impressed with the whole package. I'm wondering if, with a little work, the Dorsoduro would make a good backroad / dirt road / fire road kind of adventure bike? My first step is trying the Avon rain tires for a little more dirt road traction. I'll let you folks know how the tires work out.

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:58 PM   #44
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Shopping for a new bike too

I've been looking at enduro/scrambler/supermoto/naked bikes for a while. I think that this is a little bit of each all rolled into one! Crappy cell phone pic taken right before I drove away with it.



Purchased at Moto International in Seattle. What a cool place.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:22 AM   #45
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Oh Man! Looks butch with those skins....
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