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here in italy it's 10:30 am sunny, 25°C
so it's perfect for a Ride...
I am dressing up now and will go for a loooong ride..

 

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Nothing, it relaxed in the garage while I took the F800GS out for a spin. Well the spin turned into an entire day... got a rear tire puncture!

A call to my dealer and they came out 20+ miles to rescue me and trailer the bike to the shop! They were out of an inner tube and could not replace the tyre there and then...although they did try. All this on a Saturday afternoon! They told me to take any of their demos for my 60 miles ride home and keep it for the next few days! I picked another F800GS. The dealer (Pandora's Motorsports) in Chattanooga is simply outstanding! They are going to have me as a customer for a very long time.

So the bike will have new front and rears and a service and will be ready on wednesday.

So while the Diavel was resting, I discovered what having a flat rear feels like going at 55 mph and on twisties!
 

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Yesterday my bella had a 1000k service & I couldn't resist buying a couple of little things while there
then shot into Surfers Paradise for a quick lunchtime beer & answered the usual gushing questions from interested strangers.

Today gave her a wash (wet roads on way home yesterday
) & installed the new bling incl. a nice Rizoma oil cap, she looks
ing HOT !

Now that the service is done i'm gonna liberate a few more revs and try a bit harder to scrub out the ROSSO II on my tyre
 

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Pissing it down with rain here for the last 3 days solid, so bike tucked up in garage.

So put on my tank protector and had a play with my new tail pack to see how it looks.

Still awaiting delivery of frame plugs, termis, sports screen and carbon hugger.

RBD914
 

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I dreamt about my Diavel today

By the way kiwibob, those black plugs don't look bad and the carbon tank pad looks mean. I was thinking clear but leaning towards the carbon now
 

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Just came home now from a nice ride, its like a sling shot! Had a few female admirers trying to get my attention
 

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I dreamt about my Diavel today

By the way kiwibob, those black plugs don't look bad and the carbon tank pad looks mean. I was thinking clear but leaning towards the carbon now
i dreamed on my Diavel ...


today we made 450km in our alpine region ...

yeah ..........


yes, the plugs are great on the red ...
 

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Rain finally stopped at 6pm today, the sky cleared and the sun came out, within an hour the roads were dry.

So I had my biking gear on by 7pm and the BatBike fired up! Just got back after a 75 mile blast on quiet roads around the Scottish Borders, nice and fresh everywhere, temp 14 degrees, perfect conditions.

Wow, I feel so much better now after being housebound all weekend. Adrenaline is sooooooooo good for you!

So nice to be able to open the bike up and explore the upper end of the rev range now it's had it's first service.

This is one awesome bike, great noise, sublime handling, endless power, riding the Diavel is such a beautiful experience, man I love this bike!

My BatBike is now back in the BatCave making that delightful "tinking" sound as it cools down from it's blast!

Weekend complete, I can face work tommorrow now.

RBD914
 

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Mine isnt in yet but today I got to ride a black carbon in the ducati experience. Wow. Great bike. Such a diffent ridong experience from my previous crotch rockets. Easy on the back and wrists . Just as nible and fast. Love the exhaust sound. All I can say is WOW. my dealer was there as was the regional ducati director of sales and marketing. I think they now understand how frustrated us waiting future diavel owners are. I made it perfectly clear and I made sire to say it plenty of times. Lol. Anyway, cant wait to have mine.
 

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WELL GOT CAUGHT IN A LITTLE RAIN TODAY COMING BACK FROM WEBSTER NOT TOO BAD JUST A SPRINKLE AND IT STOPPED IN WORCESTER GOOD THING THE BIKE DOUBLES AS A 150MPH BLOW DRYER THAT AND TRIED TO PULL UP THE FRONT END TRACTION KICKED IN AND BOUNCED MY CHIN OFF THE TANK TIME TO PLAY WITH THE DTC SETTINGS. ALSO DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE DTC IS SET OFF BY BIKE ANGLE BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I HAD TRACTION
 

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Adam, If you lift the front wheel with the DTC on the bike recognises that the front wheel and the back wheel are not doing the same revs (or the preset ratio) and the traction control kicks in and slows the rear wheel. It's just acting the same as if the rear was letting go. You need to turn the DTC off to lift the front properly.
 

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I turned off the DTC today to see if there is a big difference. The rear wheel breaks loose really easily in 50 degree weather. I won't try to pull a wheelie again unless the road is nice and warm. For canyon riding, I'll be leaving it set to 1. I'm pretty smooth on the throttle, but having that extra little layer of safety is nice.
 
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