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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2018, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from Los Angeles

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Just took home an 18 bobber black today from Thousand Oaks Powersports. Rode it through he aftermath of the Woolsey fire on the way home.

This is my 12th bike. Used to race 911 and R6, but gave up racing after shattering both femurs at the track. This is my first non sport bike.
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Welcome to the site! Sounds like you're thinking about slowing down a bit, and the Bobber might be a great transition bike for that. With a rear shock made for your weight, progressive springs in the front forks and a comfortable seat it'll be smooth and quick, yet it's also a great day-tripper (or longer, if your butt can handle it).

Have you added any accessories yet? Any changes planned?
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Definitely slowing down a bit, but also more comfort for some longer rides.

I plan on choosing an exhaust right away, and then after having it for awhile, figure out suspension.

Going to inquire with British customs to see if the turn outs and x pipe are over doing it. My last bike was a Ducati monster with full termignoni system, and I still felt like I could handle a bit more noise to be heard in LA traffic.
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Welcome. Enjoy your new ride.
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Welcome. Sounds like you’ve made a good choice to make the transition from sport bikes. Sorry to hear about having to make that ride through the remnants of the fires. It all sounds and looks pretty bad. I have some very close friends who almost lost their house but, in the end they were fortunate and the winds calmed a bit and the firefighters got it mostly under control. Anyway, safe rides.
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Welcome to the forum. I've been through many a Ducati over the years. Probably miss my S4R the most.

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Already made my first purchase of the Brittsh Customs straight pipes. After answering all of my questions, their customer service and knowledge is top notch. Suspension is next.
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Which make suspension? Front or rear?
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Already made my first purchase of the Brittsh Customs straight pipes. After answering all of my questions, their customer service and knowledge is top notch. Suspension is next.
Just of our curiosity...how did you get them to ship to CA?
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