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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:51 PM   #71
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Original chain and forks are garbage.

Chain rusts easily

Forks bottom out worse than a lowrider in a pothole factory.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #72
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Original chain and forks are garbage.

Chain rusts easily

Forks bottom out worse than a lowrider in a pothole factory.
Don't have those issues. Read your chain thread - still don't get it.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #73
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Another problem with those plastic engine cases: The bottle-type brush I use to get in the frame nooks and crannies recently scratched up all those surfaces. I guess the wire core that holds the bristles became exposed. Normal eye wouldn't catch the scratches but I almost cried.
That sucks.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #74
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Don't have those issues. Read your chain thread - still don't get it.
Me either and no word back from Italy yet.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 08:01 AM   #75
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Here's a peeve: the engine cases are made of plastic - or look like plastic, and only vaguely hint at a motor underneath. For all I hear about Italian attention to detail, I think Suzuki has them well beaten in this area. I don't lose sleep over it but it could have been nicer.
How silly. There are plastic covers over the cam belt and drive sprocket, otherwise it's painted or powder coated aluminum, just like 99% of new bikes. Form follows function. This is a naked bike, it's easy to cover ugliness with plastic cowls and fairings. Exactly what Suzuki are you comparing it to? Perhaps this one?
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Old November 13th, 2014, 06:57 PM   #76
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How silly. There are plastic covers over the cam belt and drive sprocket, otherwise it's painted or powder coated aluminum, just like 99% of new bikes. Form follows function. This is a naked bike, it's easy to cover ugliness with plastic cowls and fairings. Exactly what Suzuki are you comparing it to? Perhaps this one?
It's not so silly - Ducati makes big bones about "italian attention to detail" etc - and they're not giving stuff away, so when I look at that black blob that vaguely indicates an engine I think about how they could have given it a bit more thought.

I only brought up suzuki because they make a very nice v twin and it looks like metal and you can discern its function via its form, but even my Honda cb500f had a very nicely detailed engine (not to mention no brake sounds, no gas tank sound and a gas gauge).

For all that, I do like the machine - but this is a gripe thread so I griped.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 11:51 PM   #77
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gear indicator and fuel indicator ....everything else is spot on.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 10:44 AM   #78
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How my stupid gas tank moos at me all the time.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 12:32 PM   #79
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How my stupid gas tank moos at me all the time.
What's funnier is how it will sometimes wait until I walk into the garage. Seriously, sometimes I'll open the door to the garage and it fires a fart off.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #80
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What's funnier is how it will sometimes wait until I walk into the garage. Seriously, sometimes I'll open the door to the garage and it fires a fart off.
Yeah! Last night, I walked into the garage to work on something, opened the door, turned on the light, and at that precise moment it let out a nice long one. I couldn't help but laugh.

Is that the Ducati "character" they keep telling me about?
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