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Old 12-18-2006, 04:29 PM   #31
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"Where does anyone get the idea that they are smarter than anyone else? "



Around here. I'm hear to feel like I'm smart, I don't own a motorcycle.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:31 PM   #32
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:39 PM   #33
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My buddy has an ST2 and he has put around 36000 miles on his bike. He bought a service manual and a set of shims from one of the many online suppliers. Prior to buying his Duc he never worked on anything mechanical other than changing a tire. He can read and has patience and has no problem adjusting his valves and changing his belts.

Check out this site. http://www.ducatisuite.com/
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:50 PM   #34
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"It makes power down low that makes my current literbike seem weak at sane street speeds."



Some folks need to read that sentence over and over.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:08 PM   #35
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That's alright. Everyone that sends me personal emails gets put on a mailing list to a string of hardcore German gay porn sites and receives their own personal profile on multiple NAMBLA forums.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:10 PM   #36
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MAN! Now were hitting the puns!
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:16 PM   #37
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So you got 5 more from kp again today?
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:23 PM   #38
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I gotta hand it to him. I've never got a personal email from him in all the years he's been here no matter how ugly the topic got.



I don't know about the rest of you guys, though.



Speaking of which, his blog is a MAJOR disappointment. But it probably does indicate the odds of him following threw with the actually race.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:32 PM   #39
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"I really like the look and sound of Ducatis" BUY IT "I am very mechanically inclined" BUY IT NOW(and a manual)

Bikes are objects of desire.....buy the bike that hits your senses the hardest.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:34 PM   #40
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I don't think you'll have any trouble doing the maintenance yourself, especially on the air-cooled 2-valvers. These motors are pretty simple, and the nakedness makes them easier to access. The latest shop manuals are on cd and are in full color, making the task even easier. LT Snyder's manual is a great reference too.



I love my S2R 800, and the 1000 looks to be better in just about every way. I'd probably have sprung for the 1000 if it was available when I got my bike as the better suspension and brakes would be well worth the extra cash, not to mention the added hp.



The gas tank is a little small, giving me about 2.5 gallons between idiot lights. Good enough for ~110 miles in the city or ~130 miles on the open road without making me nervous. Should be fine for the "fun weekend rides" you have in mind.
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