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About BudDaytonRat

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  • Birthday 11/10/1947

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    Dayton, OH
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    2001, Truimph, Bonneville 2013 Ducati Monster EVO.

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  1. BudDaytonRat

    What makes for a good "Day Ride".

    When the Wizard of February gets rid of most of the road salt and grants one an almost 50 degree sunny day. What do you Do? You take a 107 mile motorbike Excursion, you get the tag for our Pack's MOTO Tag game. The tag was a a Veterans Memorial for all the Services. I did this ride Sunday, The Veterans Memorial is just west of Shandon, OH.
  2. BudDaytonRat

    What makes for a good "Day Ride".

    Thanks for the replies all. Did anyone check Drew's blog?
  3. What’s makes for a good “Day Ride”? This question was asked by my good friend and RAT PACK Pal Drew Faulkner in his latest Moto Adventurer Blog post. Good question Drew. When I go for a motorbike Excursion my normal rides are between 100 and 200 miles. I have done 300 to 400 mile rides in a day. I take a ride to Newberry, IN to visit my mother grave which is a 400 plus mile ride. I also take a ride to my old home town of Lebanon, IN a couple of times a year. Those rides are 300 mile plus rides. A lot of our group rides are 200 miles or more. Drew also wants to break down the ride as follows. How far is a good day ride? 100-400 miles works for me. How many hours in the saddle is “just right”? Depends on ride distance. Is it about the roads, or is it about the stops along the way? Both, I love backroads and stops for food, photos etc. Which is a better story, the awesome things you saw, or the unscheduled road-side repair you had to make on the way? The awesome things I see, unscheduled repairs ain't paying any rent. Is it the photos, the smells of the countryside, the flavor of local food, or the good company that joins you on the journey? All, of those things. Being the RAT PACK Historian I take a lot of photos. Exactly what do you look for in a “day ride”? Good weather, route, grub works for me riding solo, with one rider or a group ride. So what do you all think, what makes a good day ride? You can find Drew's blog here if interested. https://motoadventurer.com
  4. BudDaytonRat

    Hello from Franklin, OH

    Welcome to the forum. FYI we have a local RAT Pack sponsored by Joe's Cycle Shop in Dayton, OH. Lean more about the Pack at www.Brirtrider.com
  5. BudDaytonRat

    2012 Suzuki S40 Boulevard $3,500.

    I'm helping a friend of mind sell this motorbike. Please see the spec sheet and photo of the bike.
  6. BudDaytonRat

    70's Tomorrow, anybody riding?

    This is BudDaytonDuc from Dayton. The bike looks better in these photos then the ones on the Home Page. You might want to check out this web site. BritRider.com I have a 2001 Triumph Bonneville in edition to my 2013 Monster EVO. We do monthly rides weather permitting. All riders are welcome. I need another Ducati Rider since my friend Andy who has had serval Ducati motorbikes was transferred to Nashville. I'm BudDaytonRat on BritRider.
  7. BudDaytonRat

    SOLD: 2005 Triumph Sprint ST

    Lee, did you sell the your Sprint?
  8. BudDaytonRat

    2002 Ford Ranger Ext Cab Pickup Truck.

  9. BudDaytonRat

    I'm thinking about buying a cruiser

    2013 Triumph Speedmaster (865 cc), Matte Black 44,000 miles, Single Owner Service performed per owner’s manual by myself or Joe’s Cycle Shop (Records included with manual) Heated Grips, Tall Sissy Bar with Luggage Rack Asking $4,600 A friend has this Speedmaster for sale in Moraine, OH. PM me if any interest.
  10. BudDaytonRat

    Fill the Helmets August 6, 2016.

    Joe's RAT Pack is hosting an event to benefit The Battle Buddy Foundation Saturday August 6th. We will be in front of Joe's Cycle Shop from 10:00am-4:00pm. The Battle Buddy Foundation helps veterans acquire specifically trained service dogs to assist with mobility and psychiatric/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) disability. Joe's Cycle Shop is located at. 3315 N. Dixie Drive Dayton, OH Lean more about the Battle Buddy Foundation at. www.tbbf.org
  11. BudDaytonRat

    2002 Ford Ranger Ext Cab Pickup Truck.

    Priced drop. $2750.00.
  12. BudDaytonRat

    Ducati Hate

    Well I guess I'll ad my two cents to this thread. I have 2013 Ducati Monster EVO 20th Anniversary addition. I got the fever for a Ducati in 2014. I looked at an EVO at Competition in Springfield that they had at a close out deal. By the time I got back to see what they would give me for my 2006 Triumph Sprint ST, the bike was going. My grandson told me about a Ducati dealer in Grand Rapids, MI. He was working at Watson's in GR at the time. We checked their web site and saw the 2013 EVO. I went to Fox Power Sports in GR and traded my Sprint for the Duc. I love this bike and have done some mods. They are bar end mirrors and Arrow Carbon Exhaust. Ducati's aren't for everyone and I have a good friend who has owned Ducati's for a number of years. He felt the Monster EVO would be a good fit for me. He was correct.
  13. BudDaytonRat

    Another "I got a new bike" thread

    Well done. Very nice looking ride. Is Nick & Von's Rib Room restaurant still in business? They had good food at a decent price. I used to work the Ft. Wayne market in the mid seventies. I was snowed in Ft. Wayne during the Blizzard of 1978. I had a blast at the motel I where I was stuck.
  14. I'm selling my 2002 Ranger. Blue book is between $3,300-3,500. I will be asking $3,500. All service records can be viewed by the buyer. This vehicle was purchased in 2004 with 27,800. It was garaged and has been well maintained. Please PM me if interested.
  15. BudDaytonRat

    Last week I had an R6, now I've got this...

    Welcome to the Monster Club. Very nice looking DUC.