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Old 10-04-2007, 03:15 PM   #11
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Ducati gives you 2 years on the house, but if you're in the Desmo Club you can opt for the coverage from what I understand.
Which Duc?
I traded the ST4 for a '07 GT1000
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:49 PM   #12
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I thought you meant, like towing with a rope...

Wrap the tow rope around the steering head two times, and leave a piece long enough to clamp down on with your clutch hand, on the grip.

Then if the bike towing you goes out of control, the rider is an oaf, drunk, etc. all you have to do is let loose of the rope, and you're free.

Nothing worse than tying the tow rope to your bike with a big strong knot, and the person towing you turns out to be a sadist on a 'busa, and tries to scare the living smit out or you by towing you down an alley, and through a parking lot at 80 mph. Or down the LA River.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:11 PM   #13
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Your detail indicates this is a little more than an example you are giving.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:17 PM   #14
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Your detail indicates this is a little more than an example you are giving.
Wee wee. Monsewer.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #15
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... he was the one doing the towing.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:22 AM   #16
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... he was the one doing the towing.
The correct method is to "peg" the broken bike back home. Your pal comes up next to you on the left, puts his right foot on your left peg, and eases out the clutch. It's remarkably easy, and once the broken bike is moving, it doesn't put much pressure on the Pegger's leg. It's a damn sight safer than any towing arrangement, IMO.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:57 AM   #17
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The correct method is to "peg" the broken bike back home. Your pal comes up next to you on the left, puts his right foot on your left peg, and eases out the clutch. It's remarkably easy, and once the broken bike is moving, it doesn't put much pressure on the Pegger's leg. It's a damn sight safer than any towing arrangement, IMO.
I shoved a broken sportbike off I5 that way on my antique, underpowered Harley.

I'd love to see a 600 try to shove the Geezer Glide off the road in the same fashion!
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:34 PM   #18
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I shoved a broken sportbike off I5 that way on my antique, underpowered Harley.

I'd love to see a 600 try to shove the Geezer Glide off the road in the same fashion!
Yikes... I've walked 'em home and I've paid the premium for a tow but I've never tried this cowboy stuff you guys are talking about.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:38 PM   #19
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Yikes... I've walked 'em home and I've paid the premium for a tow but I've never tried this cowboy stuff you guys are talking about.
The sportbike rider looked at me like I was nuts when I told him what I was going to do. I cautioned him to watch where he was going as well so he wouldn't steer into me.

Yer gonna hafta Cowboy up if yer gonna live in the wild west.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:47 PM   #20
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Well you guys are planners, I still do the ol' thumb it home, rent a UHaul and hope it's still there when I get back....


Course that's not usually a problem here in Gods Country, where Men are Men, Ladies are Ladies and the livestock don't have to look over their shoulders all night....
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