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Old 11-04-2004, 11:25 AM   #41
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FJR is a nice bike. That $500 down to get one in August has to go. I don't know where Yamaha came up with that crap.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:30 AM   #42
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Here's my owner report:



2004 Ducati ST3. Two missed shifts in 4000 miles. End of my problems with the bike.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:35 AM   #43
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I've had better luck myself, ('98 748 - owned two years with no problems, '04 S4R - owned 6 months and no problems yet), but let's not forget that Ducati isn't the only bike manufacturer that lets you down. I don't consider them to be as reliable as an average Japanese scoot, but I had a recent conversation with the owner of a new ZX-10 - he told me that he liked the bike, but he was nervous every time he rode it due to the front rim recall (he'd been advised not to ride it at all before receiving a replacement, but it had been a couple of months and he was tired of waiting). I also seem to recall '96 GSXR 750s with "piston to head clearance problems" due to faulty base or head gaskets. I'm willing to take a chance as a Ducati owner - what's life without risk? I just don't agree that all Japanese products are perfect.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:37 AM   #44
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no, you can have the whole bottle if you'll leave me alone.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:45 AM   #45
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So Billy found the Duc "light and responsible", huh?



Light is always good in a sportbike but I don't think many MOFOs would consider a "responsible" literbike a plus.



Every now and then I fantasize about owning a Ducati instead of the R1. The R1 is a gorgeous bike but about as common as a stop sign. Hey, my R1100S gets the bulk of the miles so if the literbike department of my garage has a sometimes nonfunctional 996 for sunny days that's OK, right?



Fortunately there are stories like Jeremy's to keep me "sane" (no matter what my wife says).



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Old 11-04-2004, 12:13 PM   #46
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Two missed shifts in 4k miles, Sounds like you need a new transmission.

Better have kpail's dad sue 'em for you.
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Old 11-04-2004, 12:18 PM   #47
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Sounds like a deal.
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Old 11-04-2004, 12:23 PM   #48
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"I have a cousin in Orange County who is as tenuous as an attorney..."



I bet he is as "tenuous" as KPaul is. LOL



I think mental midget meant "tenacious", but of course stepped on his **** one more time trying to look smart.
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