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  #76  
Old July 16th, 2007, 12:48 AM
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went and looked at this bike today. Thought I could get the guy down to $6k or less... he wouldn't go below $6500. He also didn't have the title yet as he owed $1500 still on the bike. The bike wasn't cherry and the guy uses it to commute to work 100 miles a day, wasn't worth the asking price at all. I'll be leaving for NY soon and will have my friends Honda XR to play around on.

We'll see what happens on my next visit to LA, truth of the matter is I don't know why I'm even thinking of a bike for LA. The whole point was to have one in NY so I can use it to get around the city and to work. What am I going to do with a bike in LA? If I really enjoy riding around in NY maybe it'll make more sense to me.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 06:00 AM
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I can hear the clutch rattle from here.

lol
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Old July 16th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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LOL, that's funny because my friend is into that; however, he was saying that you couldn't do it with this bike because it had a "wet" clutch, whatever that means.

It was a nice bike but good from far and far from good at that price.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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David,

I rode a 750ss for several years. It was great in the twisty bits, more than adaquate sport tourer - Streamboat Springs to/from Des Moines in a day on more than one occasion, but a pain in town.

I know folks who rave over their "Mostro", but I've never been comfortable on one.

btw, the wet clutch, carbureted 750 engough was adaquate for me except for the day at the "safety" class at Road America. I did feel a littly puny sharing track space with the 900's and the 851/888/916 guys.

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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:28 PM
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I did feel a littly puny sharing track space with the 900's and the 851/888/916 guys.

Oh... but what a great way to learn about maintaining speed in a corner.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:49 PM
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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David, forget about the Duc. It's not you.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:09 AM
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I was thinking that David needs an SM. What do you think Bruno?
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Old July 17th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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Oh yeah, i like the SM idea.

With two sets of wheels it's canyon carving in the morning, and back roads exploring in the afternoon.

How about something with training wheels ? I had fun on this Ural last weekend, LOL.

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Old July 17th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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Looks FUN!

Not a bad truck/trailer set up either.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 11:35 AM
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Not a bad truck/trailer set up either.

The owner isn't a bad rider either . .



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Old July 18th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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I was thinking that David needs an SM. What do you think Bruno?

Pardon my rookiness, but is this what you mean by SM?



but just look how sexy this is


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Old July 18th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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Old July 18th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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looks a bit like this one


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Old July 18th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Yeah, there are lots of choices in the Supermotard segment.

Are you really feeling it on the Duc's ?
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Old July 18th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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well, I have always had a thing for fiery Italians.

I do like the Ducati bikes, at this point I'll be going to NY without a bike other than the one my friend is oing to lend me. I'll ride that for almost a month before I head back to LA. I'll see how that goes. Honestly, I don't see myself going trail or adventure riding, I have the truck for that. I do like the simple architecture of the Monster with it's exposed frame and old school styling with the singe round headlight (would definitely remove the plastic windshield surround). My only concern at this point is the power, as I have no riding experience. Once I can log in some hours in NYC and commuting to work I'm sure I'll feel much more confident... it usually doesn't take me long before I'm comfortable doing something.

I would love to get this, but it's a 1000cc. The color combination and design just call me, I love this bike.

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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:03 PM
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That Pearle white Testastretta sure is sexy.

I suppose if i lived somewhere in Europe, with easy access to smooth, twisty mountain roads, and liberal recommended speed limits, i might consider something like that for a sunday morning solo ride.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 09:50 PM
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hey!!

Those "SM" 's remind me of
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Old July 19th, 2007, 06:22 PM
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sweet mamma marmalade I have a woody for this bike. Although I do have to be honest... I am fearing the dark side.

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Old July 19th, 2007, 08:49 PM
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Maybe I've misjudged you, but I don't see you as the knee-dragger type. However, neither am I.

A nice restored 60's Bonneville or maybe BMW R75/5 would be my choice for a road bike. Or maybe just go buy a new Bonneville T100.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 12:30 AM
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No, not the knee dragger type, I just think the bike is beautiful. Love the white with red stripe and red frame. The simple style is definitely my flavor though and I like how everything exposed... no fairings.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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Ryan Sakurada came by the shop yesterday to pick up some stuff, and he came with his 1200 Adventure:













This bike is awesome.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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I think Ryan has good taste.



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Old July 20th, 2007, 10:30 AM
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I also think Ryan's GSA would look better with one of these laying on the seat;

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Old July 20th, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Bruno, just say no to the trailer.
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