Author Topic: I rode a 916  (Read 1116 times)

Offline Dave Swanson

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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2021, 07:49:01 AM »
Two questions..
What’s the “sausage creature..”


http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html

One of my favorite lines.

Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba....
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Offline Kremmen

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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2021, 10:16:40 AM »
These are my fave bikes; I'll never sell the Sport1100i, had it since new, this will always be the one. Might sell the Sport Classic though. A really beautiful bike with nice manners and handling but after 25 years on Guzzis, my muscle memory just can't get used to the difference in torque. I stall it more than I stall the Sport, and that's saying something, haha.




Offline geoff in almonte

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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2021, 02:03:26 PM »
http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html

One of my favorite lines.

Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba....

I've always liked this quote: 'when we ride very fast motorcycles, we ride with immaculate sanity'.

Or we get to meet the Sausage Creature.

G
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Offline Tiki Joe

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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2021, 02:28:17 PM »
Not a 916 but I just picked up this Superlight a couple weeks ago.  Man it sounds amazing!! 

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Re: I rode a 916
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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2021, 05:09:53 PM »
I've always liked this quote: 'when we ride very fast motorcycles, we ride with immaculate sanity'.

Or we get to meet the Sausage Creature.

G

"That nasty bugger looked like it was doing 90 mph when it was standing still in my garage."

"Never mind the track.  The track is for punks.  We are road people.  We are café racers."

"My bike is so much faster than yours that I dare you ride it.  You lame little turd."

I'd say the Doctor was in one of his moods when he wrote it.  Certainly loaded with bravado and great turns of phrases with humor and with perhaps exaggeration to the point of self deprecation. 
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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2021, 05:14:42 PM »
So long as we're talking about the Dr, I just remember that I recently took a photo that was tribute to the Song of the Sausage Creature.   Here's my Supersport. 



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Offline Scout63

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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2021, 06:03:16 AM »
Not a 916 but I just picked up this Superlight a couple weeks ago.  Man it sounds amazing!! 


That’s the one I want. Great color too.
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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2021, 09:39:27 PM »
Yeah I kinda got bit by the Ducati bug a few years back. In 1995 I bought a 900ss to go with my 907 and from then until a couple years ago it was all Ducati all the time.



The time came to simplify and everything in that picture except the 851 is gone now. The 996 is the only bike I regret selling, probably should have gotten rid of the 851 instead. I bought the 996 new in 2000. It was a love/hate bike. Low miles because on a lot of days when I walked into the garage planning to take it out, I'd change my mind and take something else instead.

I've also had a '95 900ss/cr and '97 900ss/sp. I came very close to buying a 900ss Superlight when they were new. I wish I would have, I'm sure I'd still own it.

Anyway, yeah, for real world use I liked the 900ss better than the 996 but for some reason I didn't keep either of the 900s all that long. The 996 was the worst street bike I've ever owned, but I still kept it for 17 years. When it was good it was SO good... but there were so many times it just was not the right bike to have.

After market clip ons with a slightly different angle made a huge difference in comfort. The seat a bit of difference. It was still never what I'd call comfy though.
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Re: I rode a 916
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2021, 02:15:37 AM »
I got a chance to ride a 999s years ago. Great riding bike, but the exhaust heat was brutal.
I'm on my third Duc.


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