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Old 11-04-2004, 04:20 PM   #51
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Regarding the sad tale of the gentleman from Europe with the defective 999S, I am at 3000 miles on a 2004 Ducati ST3. Like my prior 900SS and Monster 750, it has been completely reliable. ST3 is a pretty fabulous ride. Super comfy with great seat, accessory outlet and fabulous bags. My only problem is that it makes you ride crazy due to its sporty nature. Maybe something's wrong with the 999 line.
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:25 PM   #52
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:04 PM   #53
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:20 PM   #54
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You summed the ST3 up well. It's hard to keep yourself in check when riding it.



I read one magazine review where they said the ST3 seat was very comfortable and then they put "...(maybe too comfortable?)" I had to laugh out loud. That has to be the first time in the history of Ducati someone questioned one of their motorcycle seats for being "too comfortable".
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:30 PM   #55
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Ducati reliability? why is it an issue? They don't work as much as the japanese bikes, but they are cool. I raced a 900ss and a 750 monster this year. They were slow, they broke and generally i cussed them a lot. but people loved looking at them in my pit and i liked telling the stories of the various disasters. all in all, i don't get a top 5 plate, i wouldn't no matter what bike i had. but even tho i'm dog slow i got attention and got to laugh about my plight. what could be better?

The 2 valve ducs don't seem to be much trouble, but I was nervous when i was over 300 miles from home on my 748. for a variety of reasons.

u buys a duc u takes yur chances. just don't have it as your onliest bike. you gotta be able to roll it back in the garage, pull out the sv and join your buds.
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:34 PM   #56
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Dang that was funny. Wish I'd of said it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:01 PM   #57
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Well said.



Actually, does our man Jeremy have it good? 999S when it works, VFR when it doesn't.



OK, three months waiting for your bike to be rewired (!) is too much. But the principle is still good...



one exotic + one workhorse = pretty fine all the time.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:20 PM   #58
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I have a 04 with 1800 miles and haven't had any problems. You got a lemon bro. It happens with every brand out there. Service can be a problem with regard to speed of the repair. They will get the job done, but sometimes it takes too long.
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:29 PM   #59
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Everytime I see a 999 I want to stick a piece of bread in the air ducts because they make the fairing look like a toaster. That's okay, the Multstrada looks like a 1948 Wringer-Washer, from the front.



Thanks but no thanks. If I want to sell my soul to something dressed in red, Saten would probably give me a better deal.
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:30 PM   #60
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