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MadDuck
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2014, 03:06:03 PM »

My wife is out of town... Evil

Double dangerous then.   Evil Evil  Need any help with driving over so you can ride back?
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2014, 07:59:18 PM »

Test rode and then bought the Speed Triple R ABS in black...gonna be a fun bike, maybe not Ducati Streetfighter fun, but fun none the less...arranged for payoff and pickup late next week, need to move the Duc as I really only have room for one bike... 
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2014, 08:41:48 PM »

Need any help with driving over so you can ride back?

I'll be good, thanks anyway dRB...
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2014, 09:02:56 PM »

Congrats FP!!!
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2014, 09:16:20 PM »

Wow, just like that, waytogo, done deal!  No test ride with Bill then...





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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2014, 09:46:14 PM »

Wow, just like that, waytogo, done deal!  No test ride with Bill then...

No run down Lagoon drive and back with Bill...

Had a good ride on the Speedy, up onto the freeway via that onramp off Puuloa, off at Camp Smith then on H1 again heading back...the two onramps are nice n curvy and the bike was sweet through them, no fighting back like the SF...sales guy let me lead and encouraged me ride some more, but I'd had a lengthy test ride 5 years ago and just wanted to get back and see if I could do a deal... Grin
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2014, 11:44:06 PM »

Way to go!  waytogo  Poor Bill, he won't be liking us much.
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2014, 07:00:23 AM »

Congrats Gene!  Good score on the Trumpet.

No run down Lagoon drive and back with Bill...

I always laughed at SS's test rides.  Bill breaks out his scooter and wants you to follow him down tot he airport and back.   laughingdp
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And the sugar fountain fairy swore so hard when she came to super-size that stale hope soybean; liiiike a homeless German woman. Who is this super-sizing spirit-crushing femme? And tell her I'll break a tree root up in her shrimp.

Being faster than you thought possible…it feels good. No, screw that—it feels like shotgunning a gallon of adrenaline and chasing it with an all-night orgy aboard a burning Viking boat.
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2014, 01:42:39 PM »

During yesterday's test ride I thought the brakes were a bit spongy compared to the SF (both have Brembo monoblocks)...so before we called it quits, Jing and I stopped by Cycle City where I asked my sales guy if he would have the brakes bled before I take delivery.

After arriving home I did a Google search and came up with this from Sport Rider...

[The Speed Triple R’s brakes feel noticeably tamer than the 675R’s, be it because of the ABS plumbing or the added weight the naked bike carries over its sportbike sister. The first quarter-inch of pull is soft, but grab the brakes beyond that and you’ll have so much stopping power you won’t know what to do with it.  This brake package really is impressive, with great power and enough feedback from the lever to make stoplight-to-stoplight riding a one-finger chore./i]

ain't the interweb great... waytogo
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2014, 11:06:44 PM »

So, desmotropic now has the Red Baron on a German bike, Fighter Pilot on a British bike?

Add a Honda and a hog and you can do a WW II reenactment.
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2014, 11:39:12 PM »

So, desmotropic now has the Red Baron on a German bike, Fighter Pilot on a British bike?

Add a Honda and a hog and you can do a WW II reenactment.

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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2014, 02:54:44 AM »

Don't forget a Ural. 
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2014, 07:52:19 AM »

Not sure if you want to show up on a Ducati.  You may end up hanging around the gas station (like Mussolini).
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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2014, 07:22:00 PM »

Mike, the Navy Lt, was supposed to pick up the SF this afternoon but his loan check from USAA is not here yet.

The check was to be overnighted on Monday but USAA needed a copy of the front and reverse of the title in order to release the check.  I only provided the front to Mike which he sent to them.  So USAA held up on forwarding the check, but didn't let Mike know why...they just left us hanging in the wind.

 bang head bang head
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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2014, 08:21:49 AM »

Mike, the Navy Lt, was supposed to pick up the SF this afternoon but his loan check from USAA is not here yet.

 bang head bang head

Which means you don't get the money yet, he doesn't get the SF yet & you don't pick up the ST yet............... bang head  bang head
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No modification goes unpunished. Memento mori.  Good people drink good beer.  Things happen pretty fast at high speeds.

It's all up to your will level, your thrill level and your skill level.  Everything else is just fluff.
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