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Old 06-23-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Re: New Iron Butt record set on Duc Multistrada

Yeah! Go MS!

It is the most comfortable bike I have had (and I had a CBRXX and a Futura, amongst others).

Glad to see the record set straight.

(heh heh, first post)
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: New Iron Butt record set on Duc Multistrada

Multi-Stradas are cool, I wonder if he had the stock seat on it. That's probably what kept him awake.

Kind of an interesting choice all the same, not really something you'd expect to go cross continent on..
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: New Iron Butt record set on Duc Multistrada

I thought that the premise of "Iron Butt" was that you didn't stop except for gas. But looks like this person stopped for naps.



I'm not knocking the accomplishment (still 56 miles per hour average), or the needed safety of stopping for some sleep, but just curious on the rules around this club.
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: New Iron Butt record set on Duc Multistrada

Eagan is a Ducati legend. His previous records were set on a ST4.
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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Makes me almost regret calling it the Multiugly on a previous post.



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Congrat's all the same. How much time would he have saved on another bike. You know, all those people who gripe about the 4 hour valve adjustments every 1000 miles that they say Ducs need. He could have knocked alot of time off . . .

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Old 06-23-2004, 11:39 AM   #6
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He probably used lock-tite on the valves so the adjustment wouldn't change

It's an old Ducati racing trick
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:50 AM   #7
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I feel they're more about providing an opportunity to learn about and experience Long Distance riding with the experiance and help of others in the world who enjoy that type of torture. It's not about goiung ballstothewall fast but more about learning the formula which allows for amazing seat time in a safe manner.



Everybody sleeps. Some of the shorter events like a SaddleSore1000 can be done by me in a "safe and sane" manner in about 14 hours. No naps needed. A 50 CC , coast to coast in under 50 hours, might be done by some without rest but I stopped for a 3 hr nap in Oklahoma when I did mine. I had another short nap in New Mexico but I finished in 48 hrs 20 min.



The trick I've found to "safe and sane" endurance riding is consistant time with stops taken when needed. That along with all the other LD riding tips found at the Ironbutt Association's website. www.ironbutt.com
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:51 AM   #8
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...or maybe it was a Pesto sauce. I'll have to contact Corse.
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:04 PM   #9
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Well at leasrt this should answer any questions about Ducati's reliability these days. One of these would probably be a good choice for the Alaska trip. Too bad they are like $5K more than a V-Strom 1000. Cheaper than the BMW 1200 GS, though. Lighter, too.
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:07 PM   #10
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Great..Reuters put it under "Oddly Enough". Try WSJ's online Opinion Journal and go to James Taranto's daily "Best of the Web". Look for "Not too Brite" for another take on "oddly enough"
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