Hyper Motard Check In

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by conlysm, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    A great video of guy putting his new SP through the paces.

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  2. No Degree

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    Just picked up a 2010 1100 EVO garage queen with 1200 miles on the odo.
    I have been lusting for one of these for a few years. Just sold my 2008 Super Duke and this was for sale locally. I wanted to land one of these air cooled Desmo motors before they became a thing of the past.
    Time will tell how long this will be in the stable but for now this thing is a riot.


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  3. BMWs2Dave

    BMWs2Dave Been here awhile

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    Hello Guys, Help me out here.
    I have been lusting after a Hypermotard for a couple of years now, and have spotted one for sale locally that is in good condition with low miles.

    One side of my brain is saying: "buy the bike".
    The other side is saying: "it is too impractical of a bike". Buy something more practical.

    It does not have ABS brakes, does not accomodate luggage easily, and does not have a windscreen. These things are important to me. But, the Hypermotard is such a cool bike...

    I see quite a few of these bikes that are 2-3 years old with 1000-2000 miles on them, which makes me suspect the owners did not find them too practical either, and did not ride them much.
    What do you say, is this bike good for all around motorcycling?
  4. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    You’re probably asking the wrong group, Hyper owners & fans. :lol3
    Luggage? Made my own rack. I don’t camp so only need so much stuff & designed this rack to carry this expandable bag or even a small Givi hard bag. Don’t want a windshield, don’t need ABS.
    This 2010 EVO SP has been great & is just about perfect for me. :thumb
    You decide.

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  5. wncstrada

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    I wanted a Hypermotard for a long time and finally found a good used 796 in December. For me, the Hyper is an elemental motorcycle - a responsive engine and two sticky tires. The bike is practical in the sense that you can jump on it and do about anything that you want. It's light, responsive and fun to ride. The bike has personality; it is definitely not an appliance. When you get off the bike, you know that you've been riding a motorcycle. I only have one motorcycle and I'm happy that it's a Hypermotard.

    There are aftermarket windshields available and Hepco Becker has a nice light rack and soft luggage. If you need ABS, luggage and a windshield, you might want to look at the new Hyperstrada. It may be the best of both worlds for you. Good Luck!

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  6. BMWs2Dave

    BMWs2Dave Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the advice guys.
    This bike would not be my only motorcycle.
    I already have a BMW R850R that is a good practical bike that can accomodate luggage and is good for longer trips.
    I do not want to bring a lot of stuff with me, but a tank bag and a medium size tail bag would be nice to bring along some warmer clothing or a few items I may want on the ride.

    My other concern is what many people have said about fast bikes: They sell them to avoid losing their license or their life. A fast hooligan bike encourages reckless behavior, which can be a lot of fun at times. The consequences for something going wrong can be serious.
  7. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    So, I have one of those Hyper's with next to no miles on it in my garage. I've had other bikes come and go that have been ridden much more frequently,

    But I haven't sold the HM s.

    Very firm ride, no luggage, poor range, shitty highway bike.

    I love it.

    If it was my daily driver, I'd probably sell it after a couple of years of fun. As it is, relegated to the occasional weekend blast, it's perfect.

    My 2 cents.
  8. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    It's not that fast. Though it sure feels like it is. Find some twisties and have some fun. It's not meant to be a straight line 150 mph rocket, more of a toy in the corners. Yet still very rideable at near legal speeds.

    I got way more interaction with the police on a BMW K1300gt, for example.
  9. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    wtf?
  10. Cos

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    This baffles you why?
  11. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Because my Hyper is just fine on the highway. What is his complaint? Or his definition of a ‘highway bike’?
  12. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Maybe this explains it ... :evil
  13. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Because it doesn’t have a 6 gallon tank and a huge ass fairing and weights 600 plus pounds its not a highway bike……
    If there is too much wind in your face go get in your cage!! :deal
  14. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Yep. The very upright seating position, stiff suspension, tiny gas tank, lack of storage and zero wind protection....make it less than ideal for slabbing long distances at 80 mph.

    Just a fact, not a criticism.

    All characteristics btw, that make it a blast around town or in the twisties.

    Objectively though, there are better choices, if your riding is mainly on the interstate.
  15. conlysm

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    just fyi, I commute 50mi round trip to work 95% of that is highway, it is not favorite that's for sure but considering that I can't seem to make the trip without hitting triple digits at least once during this commute it is a lot of fun.
  16. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Any of you guys had this cylinder stud oil leak on your 1078 Hyper? What did you do about it?
    I’m probably dreamin’ but I sure would like to see where someone just put some sort of sealer under the stud’s top washers & solved the problem without pulling the head & cylinder, studs, etc, or just taking it to the dealer & hoping it gets fixed right the first time.
    My vertical cylinders left rear stud if leaking big time. Way too much to ride the bike. :cry
    I see at least 8 guys besides myself with this problem in this thread & I am pretty sure there are more.
    http://www.ducati.ms/forums/92-hypermotard/81711-cyliner-bolt-oil-leak.html
  17. conlysm

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    I may be mistaken but I believe that head gaskets are not used and the head is sleeved into the cylinder and the fit is perfect, if the fit is not perfect there is blow by and that is where your leaking is coming from, there are o-rings but they are only for oil passage. unfortunately I think you are going to have to take it to a dealer and have it repaired or deal. any amount of sealant under a washer is just a temp fix and is not the route to go. either fix it right or deal with it, don't half ass it.
  18. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    You are mistaken. Per the service manual there is a head gasket. This is not 'blow by', just an oil leak.
    Did you not read the thread I linked to?
  19. conlysm

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    I stand corrected, I am thinking of the older motors that do not use head gaskets.

    I did read the thread thanks for asking and on that note my bike is working fine, good luck fixing yours!

    fyi I was just trying to help.
  20. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    :thumb I know.