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Old 12-18-2006, 05:39 PM   #41
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Horses for courses, the bikes have different focus's (focii?) I think it'd be a good combo, the Duc for fun and the Beemer for a workhorse.



It'd work for me, I'd put more miles on the BMW just because it would be more usefull for everyday riding than the Ducati.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:41 PM   #42
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Pretty well covers it, I think.......
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:44 PM   #43
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Well I have to say, K-P's the only one of you f*ck-nuts that emailed and asked if I was ok after I couldn't post for a few weeks. I can't say too much bad about him.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:23 PM   #44
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This happy Buell owner is clapping. The Ducs sound great, (!) but who wouldn't be happy with a Lightning?!?
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:34 PM   #45
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No, an idiot is someone who doesn't recognize obvious irony.



I think from now on, I'm going to write The following statement is ironic before every ironic post.



See, the point is, people blast Buells for things that are considered virtues in Ducs. In other words, I think Buells are really, really cool bikes. And I'm not being ironic about that.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:36 PM   #46
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To be utterly clear about this, "Some folks need to read that sentence over and over" because it makes so much sense.

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Old 12-18-2006, 07:11 PM   #47
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Shees! People sure make a big thing about Ducati "Valved Jobs". Having owned many Ducati's in my life including my current steed a 999s the fear of a "Valve Job" should totally be put the rest. At 600 you have a "major" and then again at 6000 and 12000. At 6000 it was a quick check of the shim (since the case was open I had them do the belts). With today's tight building tolerances I wouldn't worry about it. Yes it is more to get a Ducati serviced but it's well worth it. I've never had a massive bill from a valve job and I take mine to red line just about every shift. I'm looking to add a Sport Classic and a ST3s to my stable this year once the divorce is final.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:31 PM   #48
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"I'm looking to add a Sport Classic and a ST3s to my stable this year once the divorce is final."



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"Bikes are objects of desire.....buy the bike that hits your senses the hardest."



Well said.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:34 PM   #50
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Just a little off-topic and a bit borowed from other posts here:



Go with the SV.



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