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post #1 of 9 Old Apr 14th, 2007, 10:18 pm Thread Starter
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I was planning to do at least 80 miles on the bike yesterday during the day. But that did not happen since I was waiting for the Porsche buyer to show up and do the final deed and transfer ownership (read collect payment).

Around 8:30 PM last night, I decided to take that ride and get those miles in so I could reach 600 for the first service. Left Sacramento and took US 50 up to Poor Reds (it was crowded there) and made a U turn in front of the bar and headed back home. Got home around 9:55 PM with 77 miles done.

Today I got up early, pulled the Porsche out from under the carport and parked it on the street. At 7:10 the new owner showed up and took possession. It went bye bye at 7:22 am. I had most of my gear on and the Multi was under the carport so it would stay dry until I got rolling.

Put my jacket on, gloves, glasses, helmet and rolled out at 7:27 am. Got fuel and went back to the house to bring the red key along in case there was a need to mess with the bike's brains.

Got back on the road at 7:38 am and made it to Modesto at 8:43 am with exactly 600 miles on the odometer. If you know the distance between my house and Modesto Ducati, you can figure out what speed I averaged in the rain. No performance awards obviously.

From about 9 am to 1:40 pm, I had my first service done, added hand guards and heated grips plus a tank protector. Rolled out of there and headed home. Got in around 3:00 pm. In the rain again. Firstgear Kilimanjaro and HT overpants did their job.

The bike seems to be running a bit smoother. Problem is the sweet spot in 6th gear is around 82-86 mph indicated and about 5k rpm minimum. It's going to be tough keeping it below that, unless I ride in 4th and 5th.

All in all a great day riding and talking bikes etc.



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Good to hear about a decent days ride - we are still sitting in the cold up here. Soon though, soon.
Hope the Porche went to a good home. Did you get visitation rights ?
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No visitation rights. I didn't ask for one. Clean break. It went to an older gentleman who bought it on his B-day.



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From about 9 am to 1:40 pm, I had my first service done, added hand guards and heated grips plus a tank protector. Rolled out of there and headed home. Got in around 3:00 pm. In the rain again. Firstgear Kilimanjaro and HT overpants did their job.

The bike seems to be running a bit smoother. Problem is the sweet spot in 6th gear is around 82-86 mph indicated and about 5k rpm minimum. It's going to be tough keeping it below that, unless I ride in 4th and 5th.

All in all a great day riding and talking bikes etc.
Man was I glad to read this post. From the title of the post, I thought you sold it!

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Man was I glad to read this post. From the title of the post, I thought you sold it!
Nah. Although it's a new month and technically pursuant to HDDC rules, I'm due for another change.



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Man was I glad to read this post. From the title of the post, I thought you sold it!
I was looking for the "Buy It Now" button...

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I was looking for the "Buy It Now" button...
Well if that is a hint Hal, there are plenty in stock over at Modesto Ducati.

When we were there the other day, I decided I am suffering from a Ducati deficiency, but I also have a Harley deficienc.

My wife says she will have a husband deficency if I bring home another bike, at least for a while.

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Learn from the masters...

Buy (works for me) something nice for her to soften her up or hand her the CC or cash (works for Hal) and say go shopping. Or just promise to get rid of the pink toilet (right Doug?).

Then 'unload' one of your bikes and get what you want.



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Or miss the Off Road training session to take her to the Carson Valley Inn for three days and give her unlimited shopping/gambling money...

I'm still WAY ahead based on what I spend for bikes and farkles...

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