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I look at all the pics of yall's SS's and it makes me really want one, but I've decided that I no longer want more than 2 bikes, and they have to be for different purposes, e.g. track and street, or touring and street, etc.

A CB500X is my touring bike for its (relatively) super long range, comfort, and robustness. My Monster 1100 EVO is my street ride, with which I am in love and can't bring myself to sell. As far as performing the maintenance, it's more practical than the SS in that its only 2 valves and there are no fairings to remove. It also has fewer electronic gadgets; less is more, to me. Also, I'm a daily rider, which increases the possibility of nicks and scratches on the greater surface area of fairings, which would leave me distraught. Although, the SS's bigger tank would increase my range for commuting.

I want the SS badly, but I feel I'd regret selling my Monster, especially since we've bonded over so many miles. First world problems :crying:
 

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I hear ya 1UB...had the same issue with my BMW K1200S, many, many miles and places.

It was a very long a difficult decision, but ultimately, when it's time, it's time. They'll always be a special place in my heart for her. I still think about her sometimes. But it was the right decision for me to let her go, even though I must admit, I do miss 167 hp, but only rarely.

...Now about that V4... :)
 

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I am starting to think about thinning the heard. I had an evo and love it. It was the tank issue that made me sell it. I was very close to selling my BMW GT - had her out today and what a great bike. I might trade her for a MOTUS.
 

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so get rid of the CB500 and use the SS as your tourer....probably would take a little getting used to. Then you would have two Ducs! I had an 1100evo too. Great bike, but the SS is more comfortable and easier to ride. Something to think about....
 

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I had two bikes, but I wanted to go back to just one, and it needed to be a do it all bike. When I had a multi bike stable (did it twice with 4 different bikes), I only wanted to ride the newest. The others never got ridden enough. So, the SS it is...and I'm happy with it.
 

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so get rid of the CB500 and use the SS as your tourer....probably would take a little getting used to. Then you would have two Ducs! I had an 1100evo too. Great bike, but the SS is more comfortable and easier to ride. Something to think about....
Next summer I'm riding to Pruhoe Bay. The longest stretch with no fuel is around 250 miles, so I'll need the CB for that. I may sell it afterward, but there's no way the Monster or SS would make that trip.
 

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I had two bikes, but I wanted to go back to just one, and it needed to be a do it all bike. When I had a multi bike stable (did it twice with 4 different bikes), I only wanted to ride the newest. The others never got ridden enough. So, the SS it is...and I'm happy with it.
I want to see how well the SS starts in cold weather. My Monster has major problems starting when it's in the 50's or lower. It can take me 5 minutes to get it started.

This is one of the cold start symptoms

If the SS starts fine, and mine still behaves this way after a battery cable upgrade, then I'll be more motivated to sell.
 

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I want to see how well the SS starts in cold weather. My Monster has major problems starting when it's in the 50's or lower. It can take me 5 minutes to get it started.

This is one of the cold start symptoms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGPPz-lKs5M

If the SS starts fine, and mine still behaves this way after a battery cable upgrade, then I'll be more motivated to sell.
Understood. I've yet to experience cold weather starting...maybe our Australian members can chime in. Of course, it may be a moot point if your cables work.
 

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The V4 will be expensive and packaged as a Superbike. Eventually Ducati might do an SS-like execution, but don't hold your breath.
Kinda the point...addition, not replacement...

Each bike fills a different need for me.

Still love my Scrambler and well as SS...different bikes that are fun in different ways.
 

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I had a Monster 1100EVO with a Termi exhaust. Sold it for a 959. Later sold the 959 for a SSS. I don't miss either bike. Other than the EVO sounding better than the SS, the SS is better in every other way: QS, SSSA, handling, looks, display, seat.
 

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I want to see how well the SS starts in cold weather. My Monster has major problems starting when it's in the 50's or lower. It can take me 5 minutes to get it started.

This is one of the cold start symptoms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGPPz-lKs5M

If the SS starts fine, and mine still behaves this way after a battery cable upgrade, then I'll be more motivated to sell.
Wow, that's the strangest thing I've ever seen...
 

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Understood. I've yet to experience cold weather starting...maybe our Australian members can chime in. Of course, it may be a moot point if your cables work.
I had a few 41F starts in the cold winter week in July and it started on the 2nd crank turn, not 2nd the attempt. Never had a worry about this bike starting, works everytime. Usually it fires on the first crank turn but that one week the starter had to turn the engine twice. If that's proportional to temperature then perhaps 15F will take a few turns. The battery has the power when looked after. Change the oil to a 5W or 10W in winter.
 
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