Decisions, decisions

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by The Older Gentleman, May 29, 2006.

  1. The same dilemma as I had three years ago, when I had the 750SS and the
    Divvie 900.

    Do I flog them both and buy a sports-tourer? In this case, a Ducati
    ST4S. Same bike as the last time I had this choice, and I compromised
    then by keeping the 750SS and buying a full-on tourer, in the form of
    the Trophy.

    Only now the ST4S is being knocked out at £6500, which is a helluva
    price for something with a 996 engine and a full luggage kit.
     
    The Older Gentleman, May 29, 2006
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    Greybeard Guest


    Now who on earth would buy a short lived Italian piece of Junk!?
    With your experience of TWV I'd have thought you'd have known better ;o)
    And to prove my point, just listen to them nasty, noisy rattly old clutches
    ;op

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    Greybeard

    FLHRCI -01 UK ( 95 cu-in Stg 2. Big Boy!)
    Trumpet Trophy 1200 -96, (The Barge) for rainy days

    [email protected][dot]co[dot]uk



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    Greybeard, May 29, 2006
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    platypus Guest

    Flog the Trophy, buy the ST4S, fund the difference from the savings on fuel.
    You can always out the 750SS later if you need to.
     
    platypus, May 29, 2006
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  4. Would you really use the ST4 all year round? From your comments you
    use the 750 at the nicer times of year and the Trophy is your all year
    round bike - occasionally supplemented by a SOB for the depths of
    winter. In other words do you think the ST4 would really manage your
    regular commute (and your other trips) in all sorts of weather reliably
    and at a half affordable level of maintenance costs (while under
    warranty)?

    If the answer is no then don't buy the ST4.
     
    Paul Corfield, May 29, 2006
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  5. Do yer homework. The 750SS, and the ST4s, both have conventional wet
    clutches.
     
    The Older Gentleman, May 30, 2006
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  6. Sensible answer. I didn't want sensible. You sod.
     
    The Older Gentleman, May 30, 2006
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  7. Suits me, then.
     
    The Older Gentleman, May 30, 2006
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    Greybeard Guest

    Fairy snuff.
    I rather hoped you would gathered from my OP that I know next to zip about
    Dukes. The only real Dukes I ever got around to playing with were the old
    (very old!) Desmo's. Them like the old Jota's were highly desirable to ride,
    but most certainly not own.
    I am going back around 30 years or so.

    Keep the Trumpet, whatever happens, it'll prolly still be running long after
    any Iy-Ty bike has passed it's sell by date.
    JMHO ;o)

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    Greybeard

    FLHRCI -01 UK ( 95 cu-in Stg 2. Big Boy!)
    Trumpet Trophy 1200 -96, (The Barge) for rainy days

    [email protected][dot]co[dot]uk



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    Greybeard, May 30, 2006
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  9. Well I only do sensible - <g>

    I see Mr Champion has come to the rescue of your bike buying conscience
    though - when is it arriving?
     
    Paul Corfield, May 30, 2006
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    Krusty Guest

    If you *want* an ST4S then get an ST4S. Life's too short to fart around
    wondering if these sorts of decisions are right or not based on
    practicalities. If you regret it a few months down the line, you can
    sell it & lose a bit of money; far better than adding another 'what if'
    to think about when you're old(er).

    --
    Krusty.

    http://www.muddystuff.co.uk
    http://www.muddystuff.us
    Off-road classifieds

    '02 MV Senna '03 Tiger (FOYRNB) '96 Tiger '79 Fantic 250
     
    Krusty, May 30, 2006
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    TOG Guest

    Bugger. Last ST4S sold and there ain't no more.

    <kicks cat>
     
    TOG, May 30, 2006
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  12. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique,
    [email protected]?.murray.invalid typed
    He who hesitates is lost.
    Oi! Leave the poor little fucker alone.

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - Podium Placed Ducati Race Engineer

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000 Honda ST1100 wiv trailer
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, May 30, 2006
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  13. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Champ
    <finger twitches>

    Oh yes. Fools rush in, etc, etc.

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - Podium Placed Ducati Race Engineer

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000 Honda ST1100 wiv trailer
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, May 30, 2006
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    antonye Guest

    No stock elsewhere, languishing in a showroom?

    Give D-UK a call as they may be able to find one for you.
     
    antonye, May 30, 2006
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  15. It's a Siamese, 'poor little fucker' is not a description that
    applies. I predict it crapping in something motorcycle related in the
    near future.
     
    Work in progress, May 30, 2006
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    muddy Guest

    [email protected], ,
    Ouch!
     
    muddy, May 31, 2006
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  17. Or working out how to put small claw-holes in those nice black rubber
    things on the wheels..

    Phil
     
    Phil Launchbury, May 31, 2006
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    anybody43 Guest

    anybody43, May 31, 2006
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