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Old 06-23-2004, 11:30 AM   #11
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Default Re: New Iron Butt record set on Duc Multistrada

There's a more complete report here: http://www.ducati.com/od/ducatinorth...ml?newsId=5701
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:33 AM   #12
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Default Re: New Iron Butt record set on Duc Multistrada

the Ducati.com page says, "The Multistrada Eagan will ride is mechanically totally stock. He has added a six-gallon auxiliary fuel cell, Light Force Driving lamps, a one-off windscreen made by AeroflowÂ’s Paige Ortiz and a custom seat made by RichÂ’s Custom Saddles in Seattle."
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:27 PM   #13
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Default Ducati reliability....

Well, Bike just did an italian exotica test, both the 749 AND 999 had problems, the 749 big problems...

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Old 06-23-2004, 12:38 PM   #14
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Good point. Apparently the exotic Duck racers make no concessions for speed. However the air-cooled models, STs etc., appear to hold up pretty well.



At least they aren't called "Ducati Time Bombs" any more.
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Old 06-23-2004, 03:15 PM   #15
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Default Ugliest Bike I've ever seen... but....

Hey. This is what's all about. This is a rider boys. I could care less about your lap times. Tell me how much time you spend in the saddle. This is one helluva machine, and one helluva determined S.O.B. in the saddle.



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Old 06-23-2004, 03:38 PM   #16
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Default Re: New Iron Butt record set on Duc Multistrada

The seat on my Triumph was custom made by Rich, very comfortable black leather with some stitching I wanted.

Rich does the Iron Butt on his K12LT so he knows his buisness.
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Old 06-23-2004, 03:50 PM   #17
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Default Re: Ducati reliability....

One of the A/C engines would be my choice also for a Ducati. Checking and adjusting a two valve desmo can't be that hard

We've never heard buzz complain about his ST4 but I don't know if I'd like to spend the extra tinker-time doing a four valve head.

My choice for an Alaska trip would be a neon green Tiger, easier to spot in a snow bank.
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:58 PM   #18
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Mighty Impressive.
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Old 06-24-2004, 02:48 AM   #19
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Long distance riding is about achieving a goal, and knowing how to achieve it. If your goal is as many miles in 24 hours as possible, then naps may not be necessary. But if your goal is to ride from Alaska to Florida, chances are you will be napping (hopefully while the bike is stopped).



Ironbutt rules center primarily around keeping LD riding safe. Many LD rallies will have bonus locations that encourage taking time off the bike to sleep. Also, if you look at the sleep habits of sailors who attempt solo around-the-world trips, the way they get by without sleeping for long periods of time (e.g. 8hrs at a stretch) is by napping.
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:16 AM   #20
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That is amazing!
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