Sell my Roadster...?

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  1. Douglas

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    NOT ON YOUR LIFE!! I thought I would provide an update on my Rocket issues for those interested in such topics, and to let @DEcosse know again how much I appreciate the help he and others provided. The title of my thread comes from the attitude and response of a few locals (the service manager actually told me that if they got it running I should sell it!) after I got it running...my response was always the same..."You must be joking!"

    After a few weeks of the dealer coming up short I was ready to bring the big girl home and gather some inspiration from the forum with an attempt at a home repair, but instead did something a bit crazy. I had been wanting a second bike in the stable for a while as I know the Rocket can be finicky so I bought a 2016 Ducati x diavel s....with forward controls it fits me well and has been a blast to ride...not the same torque as the Rocket of course, but the high end is right up there. 1500 miles on it, the first owner traded it in for a Beemer. The Rocket came back about 2 weeks later and I have about 50 successful starts on her...what scares me of course is that they dont know what was wrong with it or what they fixed!! -Doug
     
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    Took a day of from work just to fix the Rocket. Nailed it. Running like a top. Rode the Ducati X diavil S. Nice bike but just a bit small. Not impressed with it all. Number 74 with a good tune and ramair along with Paul's exhaust tears them up. 41,000 miles and never seen a dealer. She is a %itch but i can deal with it. ;);););););););););)
     
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    oh I totally agree the Ducati is NO roadster and I love my Rocket...But I am enjoying this Diavel...I am 5 11 and about 220 lbs and it seems to fit me ok...
     
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    To each his own IMG_0507.JPG
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    Motors are even better than fine women!
    Variety is the spice!
    . . . . . and you won't get a frying pan in the noggin' while asleep for riding more than one motor!!!
     
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    IshrubRetired and loving it!

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    Yeah but bring more than one (or three or more if your brave) home to stay and the reaction can be similar! ;):D
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    I have done both.
    My three motorcycles were no problema compared to the other!
     
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    I am now up to three motorcycles as well...I sold my Concours. Now have 2010 Rocket Roadster, 2016 Ducati X Diavel S, and a 1999 Honda Valkyrie. I retire on August 1st after 22 years as a Librarian and immediately hop on a plane for a one-way trip to NH to pick up the Valkyrie and ride it back to Alaska...pretty stoked about this trip. I am meeting a friend in Wisconsin and he is joining me for the ride north.

    Am working on a scheme to get all 3 motorcycles and my truck into my 2 car garage this winter! (actually 4, as i rent a room to a guy with a Suzuki adventure bike) Doug
     
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    Hummm, all those different breeds, all huddled up in a cold garage in Alaska. Leave the lights turned off, and no telling what you might find come summer! Ha!:whitstling::whitstling::whitstling::whitstling::whitstling::whitstling:
     
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