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Title: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 19, 2013, 04:23:45 pm
So this guy walks into a dealership...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/10367823376_6613210288_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Orson on October 20, 2013, 02:50:49 am
You'll poke yer eyes out with those things!

 :bigok:


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: SalsaShark on October 20, 2013, 07:37:41 am
damned hooligans!






 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 20, 2013, 08:03:18 am
It's a 2011 Dorsoduro 750.  A consignment sale at a local dealer who used to sell Aprilias.  Has only 858 miles on the odo; and simply priced way low for me to pass up.  


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Royal Tiger on October 20, 2013, 08:44:02 am

It's a 2011 Dorsoduro 750.  A consignment sale at a local dealer who used to sell Aprilias.  Has only 858 miles on the odo; and simply priced way low for me to pass up.  


Congrats!  You won't stop smiling every time you ride it.


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 20, 2013, 09:21:17 am
Thanks.  Picking it up tomorrow after it's inspected (the dealer for some reason doesn't do inspections).  I'll probably sell my under-utilized F800S to make some room in the garage.


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: radon222 on October 21, 2013, 10:16:24 am

So this guy walks into a dealership...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/10367823376_6613210288_b.jpg)


Damn!!!  I gotta quit working so much...I'm missing all the good stuff.  

Congrats!!


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Rincewind on October 21, 2013, 10:28:00 am
Nice!  I tested one of those the other year and really liked the sweet motor and chassis.  Enjoy!  


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: kendenton on October 21, 2013, 11:32:25 am
I've demo'd the Shiver 750 that has the same motor.  Sweet choice!


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 21, 2013, 11:50:13 am
Well today I learn it's a 2009; not a 2011 (they have a used 1200cc DD as well and the salesman got 'confused').  Still a good deal.


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Rincewind on October 21, 2013, 12:43:30 pm

Well today I learn it's a 2009; not a 2011 (they have a used 1200cc DD as well and the salesman got 'confused').  Still a good deal.


Is this the punchline finally?  


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: radon222 on October 21, 2013, 01:04:54 pm

Well today I learn it's a 2009; not a 2011 (they have a used 1200cc DD as well and the salesman got 'confused').  Still a good deal.


Can't wait to see the one-wheel on Ego Alley, Sunday mornings.   Damn hooligan!   :lol:


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 21, 2013, 04:15:27 pm
Woot!   What a fun bike.  :)  Nice upright riding position.  Good turning angle.  Easy shifting.  Clean air at highway speeds and the mirrors are actually useable.  Snarly stock exhaust note.  I was a bit concerned about the rear turn signals having been changed out for LED's until I read on the Aprilia forum that the stock turn signals' design is crappy and they're prone to just breaking off.   Will take a longer ride tomorrow.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/10410097804_7ab6a1ee6b_c.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/10410106406_e6c20dd076_c.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/10410098334_4eef9e72d0_c.jpg)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/10410100335_abd7ab63e3_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 22, 2013, 06:10:29 pm
Put 230 miles on it today, from Annapolis to High Rock & back.  Last 80 miles or so my butt was killing me - the stock seat's definitely not an all-dayer.  :lol:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/10429096253_6959eba5f5_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: kendenton on October 22, 2013, 06:36:22 pm
(http://www.af1racing.com/store/ProdImages/st2/890252.jpg) (http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=7070)

$132 for a gel seat, but owners don't think it's an improvement.  Pretty though.


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 22, 2013, 06:57:41 pm

I'm going to 'borrow back' the Airhawk cushion I gave to Rue for her Ninja and see how much of a diff it makes.  I also have some T-foam to experiment with modifying the stock seat.


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: james_g on October 22, 2013, 09:02:57 pm
Very nice  :bigok:

Looks great in black.

james


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Royal Tiger on October 23, 2013, 04:33:25 am

Very nice  :bigok:

Looks great in black.

james


Absolutely.  It looks the best in black.  More sinister.    :D


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Orson on October 24, 2013, 02:45:38 pm


I'm going to 'borrow back' the Airhawk cushion I gave to Rue for her Ninja and see how much of a diff it makes.  I also have some T-foam to experiment with modifying the stock seat.


There's a school of thought in bicycle racing that you just hafta log long hours in the saddle to develop a "butt callous"  :bigok:


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 24, 2013, 02:53:38 pm


There's a school of thought in bicycle racing that you just hafta log long hours in the saddle to develop a "butt callous"  :bigok:


Fuck that!  :)


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 24, 2013, 02:56:09 pm
Actually, after reading on the Aprilia forum that the DD1200 has a thicker seat I'm going to try that first.  At the very least I'll have the stock 750 seat to mod.


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Orson on October 24, 2013, 02:58:40 pm
 :lol:

I know how you feel.

That seat on the XR250 I rented in Sri Lanka just about killed me


Title: Re: Ape, Ape! (Or the good joke thread)
Post by: Scratch33 on October 24, 2013, 03:06:47 pm
I'm really, really trying to resist over-farkling this bike.   I tend to put luggage on everything and fall into "mission overlap".


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