Bought a Roadster

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    After a lot of perusing on this forum, I ended up picking up a used 2014 Roadster. I had always wanted one since I first saw one but the timing or the riding I was doing didn't seem right for it. I almost didn't end up with one this time. I was leaning toward the Touring model and found one i planned to buy in NYC. Unfortunately I live in Florida and couldn't get there as quickly as I wanted and someone else bought it.

    I still had an itch so to speak for a R3 and while looking for one a bit closer to home (5-10 hours away) I stumbled across an ad for a Ducati XDiavel S. It was at a price I couldn't turn down and put a deposit on it and scheduled a day to complete the transaction. While driving back home with the Diavel in the truck I stopped for some food and somehow when I opened my browser it was still on my search page for Rockets.

    Even better there was one on my way home I decided to take a look at. Long story short it was a pretty nice bike and we worked out an equitable price. So I just when I thought things weren't going to work out for picking up a R3 I finally got one. Can't wait to put some miles on it and see how i like it. My daily driver has been my S1000XR and that has been an amazing bike. The Rocket should be a fun one to cruise around town. Just need to get some bags to carry my stuff when I go to the beach.

    Just have to tweak a few things and maybe add a few enhancements to make it even better. I am really leaning toward having the motor reworked by Carpenter. Have been following their mods for a long time.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. There is so much to read here and still drinking it all in.

    @Claviger - I'll probably start on the motor after I ride it for a month or so and make sure there are no issues. Not to mention if I do the work myself, it is humid, hot as heck right now and my garage has no AC. So it might become a winter DIY project. If I get impatient for more power I may just run the bike to Carpenter and have them build it.

    I do see some areas that I'll want to address ASAP such as:
    • eadlights
    • Exhaust, likely a slip-on of some sort
    • Better seat
    • Saddlebags (still deciding on style but maybe leather)
    • Cruise control
    • Better tires
    Down the road will likely be:
    • Brakes
    • Suspension
    • Fog/visibility lights
    • Horn
    • Highway pegs
    • Maybe a different windscreen
    • Some tunes
    One thing I love about this bike it is so heavy already that added a few more pounds doesn't seem to affect it much.
     
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    Welcome Taz....had a 2014 Roadster myself...great bike...bought a new Roadster the day b4 xmas day 2017.....love it.
    Enjoy the ride and the tampering...it's addictive tho....;)
     
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