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Old 07-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #61
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I Ride: '08 R6, '07 S2R 1000, '10 Ninjette #791
Know what? Fuck it. I was going to wait until Saturday to pick the bike up, but with the way last night and this morning went, I'm bringing it home today.

Will post video of first ride sometime tonight or tomorrow morning. Be prepared for several stalls, probably a few unintentional wheelies, and general n00bishness. Never handled a Duc before and I've been told they've got some...quirks.

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #62
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Awesome!! Git er done!

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #63
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LOL, shows up on my end, probably in my cache.

Here, let me fix that...



EDIT: It's a 2007 Monster S2R 1000 - just in case the pic doesn't show again.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #64
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So, good news and bad news...

Good news: Didn't stall the damn thing even once! In fact, the clutch engagement and throttle response felt completely natural (although I need to adjust the clutch lever). Think I might like the bars tilted back a bit more - something's got my right arm all upset. Definitely need to adjust pedals, and the suspension is a bit soft for my taste.

Bad news: Camera died mere minutes into the ride. I forgot to charge and clear it last night, so no vid. Nothing impressive anyway, although my first hot 1->2 shift snapped my head back pretty awesome. Was NOT ready for second gear being so meaty. First is grannied, but second let me know what torque really feels like.

I've gotta get driven back to MotoCorsa to fetch the work van, then shuttle the R6 back to its home. Gonna be the last time I ride the R6 for a while. Tearing it apart for maintenance. That thing has served me well for the past year and a quarter, and now it's time for it to take a break.

This Duc is a hoot.

Oh, and that Quat-D Ex-Box exhaust? I could feel it in the tunnels. Holy crap.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #65
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Pics dammit!

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #66
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Pics dammit!
Tomorrow. I promise.

In-between wheelie practice.

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #67
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Don't forget .....We need to get together after 1pm. No running off without me now... You bike snob. I will be your camera man if you want to film something stupid. LOL

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #68
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So jealous! Always have loved the monster.

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Old 07-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #69
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Enjoy the Duc! I've had my 900SS (94') a little over a month and it's a blast.

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #70
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As promised:








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Old 07-21-2012, 06:17 PM   #71
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lookin good


i wish they would of made the forks black instead of silver. stands out to much imo

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #72
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Nice!

Plenty fun for sure. All that twin power!

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Old 07-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #73
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I'm such a pussy. Can't bring myself to get past 1/3 throttle. I had it up to half-throttle for maybe one whole second before chickening out. First gear disappears almost instantly, and second doesn't last much longer. Yup, I'm going to get in trouble on this thing. It may not have a ton of horsepower, but you can actually *use* it on the street. First gear tops out around 35mph(ish), so you hit peak hp somewhere around 30mph. Crazy.

Now to adjust the suspension. Too damn soft, even for a street bike. Or maybe I'm too fat. Or both. Too much squat and dive. Unsettling.

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Old 07-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #74
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Oh no, you need to take it back and have them stripe it right. Someone in quality control really missed that one.








Nice ride.

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Old 07-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #75
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I couldn't stop staring at that last pic with the uneven stripe. Hated it at first but it really grows on ya.

Sweet bike for sure.

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #76
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Stripe follows the curves of the bike. Looks goofy in pictures, but flows nicely in person.

Now to add the passenger pegs...

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #77
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Yeah, watch that throttle. Those bikes have gobs of torque. I go through the gears so quick on the on ramps I have to de-celerate to enter the highway. That's the way Ducati does their stripes.

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Old 07-22-2012, 10:02 PM   #78
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Congrats, great looking bike and nicely set up. Now your first shiny purchase for it should be some bar end mirrors.


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Old 07-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #79
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This is one awesome bike in person! Loud as hell!!! Love the racket from the clutch, but don't get your toes caught in that blender....

Nice to meet you Damon....


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Old 07-23-2012, 05:12 PM   #80
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Congrats, great looking bike and nicely set up. Now your first shiny purchase for it should be some bar end mirrors.
Not a fan of bar-end mirrors. I hate having to look down to see behind me. The Sport1000 bar-ends aren't too bad, but I still prefer standard mirrors. However, the stock Monster mirrors are pure distilled feces.


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This is one awesome bike in person! Loud as hell!!! Love the racket from the clutch, but don't get your toes caught in that blender....

Nice to meet you Damon....
Heh, you too Aaron!



UPDATE: Sprung an oil leak on the way to work today. Right leg got nice and greasy. Located source: right-side fitting on oil cooler. Tightened that sumbitch down (it was barely finger-tight!), sprayed it good with brake cleaner, gave it another go and the leak appears to have stopped. Whoever was working on this bike last didn't quite finish torquing things down...

But all is well for now.

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