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And trading my 749 in for a bike that doesn't pretzel me up so much. Going to take a look at 'em tomorrow...

I'll keep you posted. Already looking forward to hoisting (more comfortable) wheelies coming out of corners. :)
 

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who you call'n a whacko? :hammer: :-D Well, I reckon yer right about most of 'em on here, but I don't consider myself in the same class as those whackos! :wink: :-D I mean, afterall, I did buy yeller, and not that god awful black that everyone else buys! :-D
 

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Don't do what that guy did on youtube :-D S3 + beach don't mix :razz:

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[ This message was edited by: Limey on 2006-11-24 14:07 ]
 
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On 2006-11-24 14:01, Limey wrote:
You got corners at Miami Beach? :-D :hammer:
There's one, but it's an exit ramp off the turnpike with a stoplight at the end of it. :) Another reason why the 749 is completely useless for anything other than looking cool around here.
 
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That's pretty pathetic. Hahaa! Poor guy. Everybody knows that you steer with the throttle while riding streetbikes in the sand!
 
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I'm going nuts, can't wait to go talk the business with the Triumph dealership tomorrow. My back's killing me.

Anybody want a nicely kept stock Ducati 749 dark with 5200mi? Got one fer sale... trade it straight for an 05-06 S3 (seriously).
 
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Cool. If you see a guy that looks like an uglier version of Billy Idol standing next a 749 or ratcheting around the dealership like Frankenstein with a herniated disk, that's me.
 

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On 2006-11-24 15:37, crashmasterd wrote:
Whackos? Whackos?

I would be offended if it were not true.

Cheap and Limey would like to officially welcome you...

LOL ..just how I imagined those pair would look!!!
Cheers Fred.. I Mean ...um
Jen
 

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Just go in and buy it, save your brain the thinking... just do it now because if you don't, you'll do it later and be hating yourself for denying yourself speedy time cuz ya had to mull it over.

Jen, when'r you going ot trade up to a speedy?
 
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It's a done deal, fellas. Only minor detail at this point is to rid myself of one crisp Ducati 749.

Met Limey and Martyn up at Pure Triumph today and took a spin on an innocent looking little white one. Wow.

My first thought when I sat on it was that it was that with a bar with a straighter bend (Renthal CR Hi is my old standby) it would be the most perfectly ergonomic setup I could wish for. I was immediately comfortable on the bike. When sitting still and fingering the controls it feels squishy and unrefined as compared to my Duc (cable clutch, lower spec switches and such) but as soon as Martyn fired the engine up and we rolled away from a stop, all ill thoughts left my mind. The bike works wonderfully. Motor is insano. SO responsive, perfect midrange, awesome sound. Suspension is good once you're rolling. Not nearly as punishing as the Duc and I'm sure it was setup for a guy a little lighter than my 200lbs but it felt great. It's a street bike. An incredibly nasty, cool, fun street bike. We got caught in a rainstorm and even so I was laughing out loud in my helmet as I hoisted low 90mph acceleration wheelies you know, getting a feel for it. Haha. I'm still grinning.

When I got back on the 749 to head home I realized just how unforgiving that bike is. It's a great bike, don't get me wrong. I'll never regret owning it and I've had a lot of fun. It's just that I can do everything I want, have more fun and go just as fast on an S3 all while as comfortable as if I were sitting in my Lazy Boy back at the house. It's the most violently fast and wonderful "comfort bike" I've ever experienced, and I can't wait 'til I have one.
 

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as I hoisted low 90mph acceleration wheelies you know, getting a feel for it.
You people are killin me.....I can barely get the front tire off the ground in first gear. Obviously my wheelie skill are lacking tremendously. I try to power up on the back tire but by the time the front is off the ground I'm nearly redlined. Ugh
 
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