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Forum index -   Wanna buy: Not so sure about my S4R........
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Joe Lohr
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Black)

   

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 3:34 am Reply with quote

Sure,two Ducati's would not suck. But to only have one. The multi will do. But my 2 cents. the S4R looks to buzy to be naked. needs some cooling fins.

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gasgaseffinfast
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Joined: 30 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:39 pm Reply with quote

Joe Lohr wrote:
Sure,two Ducati's would not suck. But to only have one. The multi will do. But my 2 cents. the S4R looks to buzy to be naked. needs some cooling fins.


i think the S4R is hands down the best looking Ducati they make. But then again I like red Ducatis with white wheels.
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gasgaseffinfast
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:41 pm Reply with quote

dialysis wrote:
if you can afford it, everyone should have 2 bikes Mr. Green


i think three is the magic number!

i have a bmw K1200LT, the S4R, and I'm picking up the Multi on Friday - can't wait.

wish my insurance bills were a bit lower though......
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Doc
MTS: 03 1000 DS (Red)

   

Joined: 25 Jan 2004
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Location: Athens, Greece

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:55 pm Reply with quote

gasgaseffinfast wrote:
dialysis wrote:
if you can afford it, everyone should have 2 bikes Mr. Green


i think three is the magic number!

There's no magic number for me Embarassed , I'll always have less bikes than I would if I could afford them Very Happy Shifty .

Bottom line: I have the one I lusted for and still am "in love" with Smile Angel .

Doc

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Joined: 27 Nov 2003
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Location: Ashford Kent UK

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:10 pm Reply with quote

I test rode the S4R before riding the MS, all I can say is that it was no contest as far as I was concerned

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Mich748R
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 11 Jun 2004
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Location: Almere (NL)

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:17 pm Reply with quote

Oh lord, I read this story and think that the higher the number of bikes the better. But there is always a point of return. I had three bikes. 900SS (street), 748R (street) and 748S for the track. Insurance and riding cost started to become a pain in the neck. Then I rode the MTS in Italy during the WDW2004 and was sold. Came back home and immediately sold the 900SS and 748R to trade in for the MTS. I guess I miss the 748R once in a while when you want to do some real hard riding. But in the Netherlands there is not really any opportunity anymore to do (except the track). When I bought the MTS1000 my style became completely different with the bike. The MTS can be handled in an agressive way different then I was used from the 748R.
O guess "gasgaseffinfast" that you have the same with the MTS and the S4R. I think you make a good choise. Even when 3, 4, 5 or more is better this will do the job.

Cheers,

Michel.

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mwb
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 2:35 pm Reply with quote

I currently ride and S4R and can say that the gearing needs to be changed for general street duty. I dropped the front on mine to a 14t. It helps a good bit. Prior to that it was luggy in stop and go traffic. I may also add to the rear once I have the $$$. A friend did a 520 conversion on his to go to a 14t up front and 44 in back. Supposed to make it perfect for in town use. You may want to try a gearing change before you lose money trading it in so soon.
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gasgaseffinfast
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:27 pm Reply with quote

mwb wrote:
I currently ride and S4R and can say that the gearing needs to be changed for general street duty. I dropped the front on mine to a 14t. It helps a good bit. Prior to that it was luggy in stop and go traffic. I may also add to the rear once I have the $$$. A friend did a 520 conversion on his to go to a 14t up front and 44 in back. Supposed to make it perfect for in town use. You may want to try a gearing change before you lose money trading it in so soon.


thanks a lot - that's great info. i am keepign it in fact and was gonna go 520 - so thanks for the tip.

Jim
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