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Author Topic: Demo C5 with 500 miles?  (Read 1509 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2010, 01:54:26 PM »
Ok, you've convinced me that it's not a big deal.  Thanks.  Let's see if I can get the ins co to cough it up finally.

Truly sorry to hear about your heap of current troubles. A sure fire way to clear the mind and find some lightness of being --- fire up the Bullet, find some empty road with a long view, and ride....   :( .....  :) ..... :D ..... ;D ......

Yeah, day of the 'incident' with the Ducati I blew off work and rode one of the nicest twisty roads in Portland that they're planning to put speed bumps on soon.  Took that to the next and the next until I was at the county line and it turned to gravel.  Came back just a bit to an overlook by the Columbia River and stopped to hang for a while.  Easy cruise back.  Stopped at Ducati to collect my thoughts and have a signature Il Desmo cappucino drink, write down a few thoughts.  Finally, went to meet my friend/mentor for dinner at my favorite restaurant and discuss work.  My mind was clear, I was feeling good, all was goign well until it went over 8' in front of me as I was watching and I heard that sickening and expensive crush of sheet metal which I knew meant an expensive Ducati tank ding.  Oh well, you can't have everything.

Do RE dealers serve cappucino or tea?

Scott

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2010, 02:19:15 PM »
"Do RE dealers serve cappucino or tea?"

Only chai I believe..... ;)
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2010, 04:03:27 PM »
Once again I lose track of things.  Made in India!  Duh!

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2010, 04:56:56 PM »
Yea,i don't know, I'm always  leary about demo anything. Definitely depends on how goods the deal is. Enfields are pretty affordable to begin with. But than again if you could get a G off it? You'll have some extra bucks for that seat, and some more Goodies.
 And hang in there Kid. Did you ever see that Monty Python movie, what was it, LIFE of BRIAN, Remember that song they were sing'in while they were hanging on the cross???
 Come on now anybody?

Some things in life are bad,
Other things just make you swear and curse.
They can really make you mad,
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle.
And this'll help things turn out for the best.
And.... Always look on the bright side of life, (whistle)
Always look on the bright side of life, (whistle)

There's something you've forgotten,
If life seems jolly rotten,
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps,
Don't be silly chumps.
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing.
And... Always look on the bright side of life. (whistle)
Come on... Always look on the bright side of life...

For life is quite absurd,
And death's the final word,
Give the audience a grin,
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin, Enjoy it -
it's your last chance anyhow.
So always look on the bright side of death,
Just before you draw your terminal breath,

When you look at it, Life's a piece of shit,
You'll see it's all a show,
Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
And always look on the bright side of life,
Always look on the right side of life,

Worse things happen at sea, you know.
Come on guys, cheer up.
Always look on the bright side of life.
Always look on the bright side of life.

I mean - what have you got to lose' You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing. What have you lost' Nothing! (fade...)
Spare the pig iron - spoil the part!

WillW

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2010, 05:01:02 PM »
Dang - I can actually HEAR it .

W A A A Y too much time on your hands........  :-\
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ScooterBob

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 05:03:40 PM »
Dang - I can actually HEAR it .

W A A A Y too much time on your hands........  :-\

GOTCHA!!
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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 06:27:07 PM »
Remember that song they were sing'in while they were hanging on the cross???
 Come on now anybody?

Always look on the bright side of life... do-do, do-do-do-do-do-do... ::)

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2010, 06:39:22 PM »
Some things in life are bad,
Other things just make you swear and curse.
They can really make you mad,
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle.
And this'll help things turn out for the best.
And.... Always look on the bright side of life, (whistle)
Always look on the bright side of life, (whistle)

There's something you've forgotten,
If life seems jolly rotten,
 
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps,
Don't be silly chumps.
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing.
And... Always look on the bright side of life. (whistle)
Come on... Always look on the bright side of life...

For life is quite absurd,
And death's the final word,
Give the audience a grin,
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin, Enjoy it -
it's your last chance anyhow.
So always look on the bright side of death,
Just before you draw your terminal breath,

When you look at it, Life's a piece of shit,
You'll see it's all a show,
Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
And always look on the bright side of life,
Always look on the right side of life,

Worse things happen at sea, you know.
Come on guys, cheer up.
Always look on the bright side of life.
Always look on the bright side of life.

I mean - what have you got to lose' You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing. What have you lost' Nothing! (fade...)
Goo AFF!!!!, Goo Aff!!!!, soda sperts from my nose, LOL!   LOL!!  LOL!!!!!
You are a freek'in nut Bob. Scotty, buy that bike already, will ya?
 Where else are you going to find a crowd like this?
 If this don't cheer you up, I don't know what will?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 06:46:23 PM by gashousegorilla »
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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2010, 07:07:14 PM »
When you're chewing on life's gristle,
Don't grumble, give a whistle,
And this'll help things turn out for the best.... and...

Always look on the bright side of life... do-do, do-do-do-do-do-do... ::)

Mike and Stumpy in Michigan
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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2010, 07:45:56 PM »
That bloody tune is now stuck in my head like the proverbial ess aitch one tee to a blanket. I'm gonna get you for this Scooter Bob....... >:(

do-do, do-do-do-do-do-do.    Bugger!!
« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 08:34:11 PM by WillW »
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2010, 08:42:44 PM »
Yeah, still wrestling with insurance on settling for the Ducati value.  If they'd cough up a few hundred more it would all be over.

This crowd?  The Ducati board is pretty good too.  Same predilection for non sequiters, same good humor and willingness to help.  This board seems a little greyer, a little crankier.  I think I fit right in :)

Scott

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2010, 08:43:29 PM »
That bloody tune is now stuck in my head like the proverbial ess aitch one tee to a blanket. I'm gonna get you for this Scooter Bob....... >:(

do-do, do-do-do-do-do-do.    Bugger!!

SO sorry ..... ! Catchy little tune, tho - isn't it? Heeheehee!  ::)
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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2010, 11:24:34 PM »
Wow, this thread certainly wandered around the mulberry bush!

Back on the original thought, I sometimes look specifically for things that are re-manufactured or demo's.  Most manufactured items are not tested, they use Statistical Process Control to predict the error stays below an acceptable level.  But a Remanufactured or a Demo unit had the hands of a skilled technician on them.  Often these are the very best Technicians as with them time is truly money and they are held accountable as an individual for errors.
Any other Enfields in New England?

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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2010, 12:01:23 AM »
Wow, this thread certainly wandered around the mulberry bush!

Back on the original thought, I sometimes look specifically for things that are re-manufactured or demo's.  Most manufactured items are not tested, they use Statistical Process Control to predict the error stays below an acceptable level.  But a Remanufactured or a Demo unit had the hands of a skilled technician on them.  Often these are the very best Technicians as with them time is truly money and they are held accountable as an individual for errors.

How correct you are! a DEALER demo is probably loved, tuned, and tweeked to the utmost to impress the potential new owner. I did this as a dealer .... my demo bikes got ALL the "tips and tricks" and were maintained to a fault. Now - on the other hand - you have the "spare-uh-mental" demos that I have been thrashing .....  ::) I think Kevin FINALLY has the idea to let me KEEP one or two of them ...... Heeheehee!  ;)
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Re: Demo C5 with 500 miles?
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2010, 03:01:21 AM »
Don't think anything was abused or replaced, just the first one they got so they rode it more.  They love that they have become the local RE dealer. 

I went down to the dealer tonight to show them to a friend.  The manager came out with two keys for me.  Sadly I had to decline.  It was my co-worker's last day and we were there jut to gawk and go get some beers.  Maybe tomorrow after baby swim lessons...

Scott