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Re: Buz's 1098 pool

Ducati keeps coming out with so many great products that it's screwing with my brain! I was really interested in a Sport Classic until I saw the Hypermotard. Then they have to come out with the 1098.

My riding style suits a S/C or a Hyper and I'll look like a total poser on a 1098 cuz I'm not Sean Alexander but I want one anyway!
 

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Re: Buz's 1098 pool

I was pretty dissapointed in the G/T at the IMS, I figured I'd love it but it just didn't do it at all. the S/C is cool looking but I'd just get a another Thrux or a V11 'Guzzi if I wanted a Cafe` bike
 

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I keep getting the same twitch. The main drawback is that the bike's potential will be totally wasted on most of the roads around here.



Now, if I lived in SoCal like you, I might have already given in.



Go get one, you old fart.
 

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We've got great roads here. The problem is that all the Indian casinos are located where all the great roads are. They are now choked with Geezers driving Buick Lucernes 20 mph below the speed limit.
 

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Re: Buz's 1098 pool

I'd wait. Why buy the first year of a new design? Get one in two years.
 

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kpaul thinks this may be a sign of a more serious illness. Since you didn't specify your reasons for riding you Ducati less often and you may not realize the true reason, kpaul will do a brief root cause analysis (RCA)

Possible causes

[*]Watching too much Faux News.

[*]Your hair has suddenly changed to gray

[*]You have an urge to grow a pony tail

[*]You are lonely and want to become member of a sisterhood oops I mean brotherhood

[*]You find that you would rather drink beer and talk about riding

[*]You are surrounded by folks who say you should act your age and wear chaps

[*]Your belly is too big to rest against the tank and still have your arms reach the bars

Possible cures

[*]Have a doctor check your testosterone levels. Shots may be needed.

[*]Go to the gym

[*]Channel block Faux News

[*] Spend more time on MO instead of the bar

[*]Test ride a GSXR1000 and Harley back to back on a twisty road
 

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An oversized rotor, steel braided lines and galfer green pads are around $500. I bought the M.A.P. Engineering rotor kit, stopped great but had to buy Progressive fork springs once I had an actual brake on the KLR. So about $700 and it will stop and handle a lot better. Much cheaper than a new KTM, though the KTM is sorted out of the box, instead of the $2k+ mods I had to do to my KLR.
 

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Seriously, I agree with seruzawa....I am your age but I haven't found the urge to ride a Harley yet. However, I have only ridden for 5 years and like sarnali2 I live near some really nice twisty roads. Plus I ride a superior modern inline 4 vs your antique V-Twin...Just kidding..
 

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I'm a couple of years ahead of you. I'd been looking for a new bike for over five years, and had never even ridden a Harley Davidson, when the 35th Anniversary Super Glide photos were released, and it was just perfect. Looked just like the magazine ad I taped to the wall above my head when I was just a little guy--maybe 8? I tracked one down at Gainesville (Florida) HD, drove up and bought the thing, and I've been riding the ****ens out of it ever since. I love it, and it makes me smile every time I look at it. If the Super Glide looks right to you, go for it and enjoy it. I don't ride in packs, don't hang around at dealers, and don't wear black leather chaps. I do ride in rain and slop, and don't spend every waking hour detailing the thing. The Harley guys say I ride it like a BMW, which I take as a compliment. It still looks great.



I'd say go for it, and I'll wave when I see you!



Wes
 
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