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Old 12-29-2005, 05:33 AM   #1
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I don't pay much attention to Ducatis but I can imagine that more low-rpm torque would be more pleasant for two-up riding. (Is the ST3 still available? I read some reviews that made it seem like a good balance between the 2 and 4 valve versions.) And yes, two valves should be a bit less expensive to maintain.



Even if there are no peg or seat kits available, you can always take the stock seat to a seatmaker to have some extra foam added. That will improve the seat-to-peg distance a bit for you.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:39 AM   #2
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Call your local Ducati dealer and ask the cost of the 600 & 6000 mile service for both the 2v and 4v.

The 4v will be more expensive to maintain.



The ST3 has received great reviews.

I'm a snob, give me the ST4s in grey with red rims.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:48 AM   #3
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Many of the ST2 fans buy the two valve model because they can adjust the valves themselves. If you're going to take it to a dealer the cost shouldn't be that much different.



The ST2 might make power at lower revs but the ST4 has a top end hit that is pure magic.



I've toured and ridden two-up plenty on my ST4 and never found it deficient on torque. That's what the tranny is for!



I think Salt Lake Motorsports makes a peg lowering kit. It was made for Gary Eagan as he rode his ST4 more than 100,000 miles.



You know I might have a nice low-mileage ST4 for sale in my garage. Let me check......
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:54 AM   #4
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Won't that just leave you with the glide and a Ducati sport picture you tore out of a magazine?

Tape it to your bathroom mirror so you can "visualize" it in your garage while you shave.
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:26 AM   #5
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I haven't put the Duc up for sale yet but I'm considering a garage re-shuffling.



!) Keep the Glide and buy a Sport Classic when available. Although, I can't get that damn Tuono out of my mind.



2) Sell the Glide also and buy a 2006 FJR1300 and only have one bike (perish the thought).
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:35 AM   #6
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I'm with ya. I'm thinking sell the Multi, buy a dr,klr..etc. Or, sell the Daytona 955i & Multi, buy 1200GS.

I always come back to the FJR and the DL1000 for 1 bike. I think I like the v-strom because it's $8k less than the gs and my off road skills don't exist.

The FJR is way up there. I miss the futura's ability to just eat up hwy miles.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:18 AM   #7
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The ST2 has the torque. The ST4 has top-end. The ST3 (which is the replacement for them both, basically) is the blend of both. I have had customers that have had all three machines and the overall winner from a consumer stand point is the ST3. Read any review and you'll notice they are always positive. As far as rear-sets are concerned. There are many companies that will help. Just ask the dealer.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:42 AM   #8
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Hah! Once you reach that "certain age" and you start to see trade offs that each decision causes...then the fun begins.



Decisions, decisions.



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Old 12-29-2005, 08:30 AM   #9
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Well, I'm down from 4 to 1 to 2. There is no 4 bikes either. I haven't checked my lotto #s from last night yet!?!

I got it, RT/KTM950/DRZ(sm)/RC-51.
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:32 AM   #10
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40...the new 30!
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