The Dorsoduro Thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Yooper-at-heart, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. YakSpout

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    Update: I ordered the Aprilia DD tailbag from my local dealer about 5 weeks ago. Just received the call to come get it last weekend.

    I was finally able to pick it up last night and tried installing it... Not a bad looking bag overall, but I'll be returning it this weekend.

    The side bags are sort of useless and the straps that hold them to the seat are both too short. They won't install the way the instructions tell you to install them and I can't figure out a way to get around that. The shorter of the two straps that goes around the rear-most section of the seat was also sewn upside-down to the base, so that, even if it were long enough, you couldn't lay the velcro sides onto each other properly.

    The other deal killer, is the strap system that holds the bag to the base is composed of 4 straps that require you to thread the straps through those small backpack-style plastic cinches. Useless if you're in a hurry...

    Thumbs down from me. Save your $270 and look for another bag system.
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  2. Cortez

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    Since it's a windscreen, they probably styled it to do something about
    the wind, not to "flow" with the lines of the bike. Since you bought it
    regardless of how it looked, you're obviously also more concerned about
    wind protection then looks, so.. I don't see what the problem really is.
    :D
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  3. RaY YreKa

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    The Factory version is coming with free Arrow cans in the UK, and is available on 0% APR.

    A pity my credit-rating is shot to hell, then :wink:
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  4. Cos

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    Free Arrows good. That whole unfinished carbon look does nothing for me though.

    Why is this in Beasts? :scratch
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  5. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Where are the pictures you goofballs! :ace

    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?
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  6. Cos

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    It's not just narrower. It's more of a bench. It's all relative though. Where i ride the Dorso, my ass is never flat on the seat for long anyway. :lol3

    Short range, definitely no couch of a bike. Engine is as sweet as they come, sound out of the stock cans is amazing and they look good too.

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  7. RaY YreKa

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    You can get a gel seat as an official accessory.
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  8. Cos

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    This is a rhetorical question since you live in England...have you ever been on a gel seat in 45 Centigrade?

    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  9. RaY YreKa

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    Nope :D

    But DT is in Minnesota :wink: . The gel seat looks very nice btw, but then again I had a gel seat on a DRZ400 and this stretched 45 minutes of saddle time to, ooh, about 55 minutes :lol3
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  10. Cos

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    I think it'd be about the same for the Dorso. The nice thing about Cyprus is that i can cross most of it through roads that don't keep me on the seat much. :D

    I might go down a tooth on the CS sprocket for some more snap though. That should make it waaaaaaaay fun.
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  11. RaY YreKa

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    I actually think it looks snazzy, in a Transformer kinda way (like the whole bike).
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  12. Cortez

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    The DD seemed like a more comfortable bike then my ER6F which is
    supposedly a sport-tourer :D 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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  13. Cortez

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    Nah, I'm not that lucky.. :D
    No harm done! :freaky
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  14. YakSpout

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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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    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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  16. YakSpout

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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.
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    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/layou...31&ITEM=PRODUCT&LAYOUT=motorcycle_accessories
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    http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-233-90-degree-valve-extension.aspx

    This has to be removed after inflating, but it makes life a lot easier.
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    Glad to see this one (DD thread). I just traded my DL000 for the Shiver:clap . Now going after the DD. Can't wait.
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