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SeanAlexander 11-04-2004 04:04 PM

Re: Another great truth espoused by the great KPaul is validated

kowalke67 11-04-2004 04:20 PM

Re: Ducati 999 - Owner Report
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".

ewok1 11-04-2004 04:30 PM

Re: Ducati 999 - Owner Report
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.

kowalke67 11-04-2004 04:34 PM

Re: Ducati 999 - Owner Report
Dang that was funny. Wish I'd of said it.

nbyers 11-04-2004 05:01 PM

Perfect Garage?
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.

kjam68 11-04-2004 05:20 PM

Re: Ducati 999 - Owner Report
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.

jungkvist 11-04-2004 06:29 PM

Re: Ducati 999 - Owner Report
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.

Nplateau 11-04-2004 06:30 PM

Re: Another great truth espoused by the great KPaul is validated
What is blue ice? Are you refering to electricity?

sfarson 11-04-2004 07:44 PM

Re: Ducati 999 - Owner Report
Bought an early 999 two years ago. Except for the console recall, zero problems. Zippo. None. Would buy it again. Easily

allbikesbiker 11-04-2004 08:23 PM

Re: Ducati 999 - Owner Report
as I've said in a different thread, I bought an 05 999.

I've had it two months? or so...

1,300 really hard miles later and nothing popped off, broke, hiccuped or stopped working.

I am waiting for the clutch to start making horrible noises

and the valves to need adjustment earlier than expected.

ok, I also have harleys so I know the deal.

it's been said before, they're not for everyone.

I'm saving up for the 6000 miles service bill :)

hopefully it'll make it to that milestone.

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