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St2 and the DB4..both two valves. St2 Watercooled 944 motor..bought it with 4k on it, sold it the next year with 17k on it...outside of one bad relay ($11.00 ..part in stock) and a bad tank of gas (water) I had zero issues with it. The db4 has the 904 aircooled 2 valve motor...dead reliable, easy to work on and a nice ride.........
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post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Yes.

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i rode a friend's 888 on the track back in 1992. i'm not into V motors.
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i preferred my zx7r limited.


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When I visit my brother in DC I pimp his Monster 620 around town all the time... Great little bike there, awesome fun, perfect for in the city like that.

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When I visit my brother in DC I pimp his Monster 620 around town all the time... Great little bike there, awesome fun, perfect for in the city like that.
Me likey the monsters. Would like to have one to commute on
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When I visit my brother in DC I pimp his Monster 620 around town all the time... Great little bike there, awesome fun, perfect for in the city like that.
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Yes. Those Monsters are tiny. My wife and I went past the bike shop this weekend and I was pointing out the one I want (and the 1098) and the first thing she and I both noticed is how much easier it would be for her to get onto it.
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Yeah, small, light, quick, agile. Perfect for city driving, like an SV650 sorta. If I didn't live in the sticks I would own one in a minute.

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I owned a 620 ie for a couple of years and it was a fun little bike to sport around on short trips. Not too much pick up but went well. It looked and sounded great when I added the high up remus pipes. Made it sound much bigger and just looked a lot meaner.
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A frined of mine has a MOnster 800. The thing is gutless, but its fun for a sunday afternoon cruise.
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It's my first street bike, I bought it in Dec. took the MSF course and been riding ever since...
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-26-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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Well since this thread was brought back from the dead...I ride a Ducati. I have a 2008 1098S. I love it. My previous bike was a 2002 Honda RC51 and the Ducati is superior in every way. I love it. This bike has a lot of soul. It's a bike that makes me want to ride it every chance I get and it makes me just want to keep doing stuff to it. So far, I couldn't be happier. I'm hoping that the next bike I add to my garage is going to be the Hypermotard.

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I might as well chime in.

I, like medic 1918, am a medic (medic4514)


I have a '01 748 (purchased new in '02). Only has about 11k on it and I baby the crap out of it. It's spotless clean and has never seen water. Gets hand-wiped down after every single ride. Some bits added: Arrow 54mm 1/2 system, Marchesini 10 spokers.......

I bought the bike because it was beautiful. I paid for it before I had even rode one. I'm pretty sure that I will never sell it. It's too pretty.
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I hear the new 848 n 1098 kick ass, look badass, and are cheaper n more reliable than their preceding models.
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I hear the new 848 n 1098 kick ass, look badass, and are cheaper n more reliable than their preceding models.
All true!

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only negative to a Duc i could come up with is its crappy short service intervals.. when they say the new ones are lower maintiance at 7,500mile valve adjustments.. would like to see the desmodronic stuff go away to see 25K valve adjustments isntead... You couldnt take a Duc from Washington to bike week in daytona and back without getting a valve adjustment in between. I dont wanna do valve adjustments twice a year.

Outside of that the 1098 is an amazing bike.

The GP9 will be the first GP bike with a all Carbon fiber frame.. they are ognna have to add weight to make it meet the minimum weight requirement.. will let em get good weight distribution. I am curious if Honda or anyone is ognna be mathcing it or keeping up in 09.
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A little perspective... Vast majority do not take Ducati Superbikes on multi-thousand mile trips. Nor are Asian liter bikes often taken on the same. There are better bikes for crossing multiple state lines.

That said, some do take the 2V Multistrada far, and I used to ride my 4V ST4s far. 2 valve syncs are straightforward and not exorbitant. Additionally, after one or two valve check intervals, they tend to stay in spec. There are ST4s riders with 60,000, 80,000 miles on their odometers and haven't had the valves fall out of spec since the 12 or 18K service, and they aren't even checked anymore.
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