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Old 07-26-2010, 11:34 PM   #181
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I would prefer to stop talking about it and actually go ride it somewhere.
You just can't please some people
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:43 PM   #182
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No, all of those assurances starting back in early December haven't fixed anything. We'll see about tomorrow.

The bike is a total contrast to everything I've ridden for the last 19 years, tiny compared to all of the rest. Much more of a raw motorcycling experience. I'd really like to take it on a longer tour, say to the Okanagan country of British Columbia, or to Banff/Lake Louise, and certainly to Glacier. I had planned on riding it to San Diego last month.

Maybe next year now.


Or you could turn it into a sculpture for your studio.
The belt drive 2V twins are the modern Vincent. But don't expect a Japanese or German experience, as they need a little time to keep them fettled.

The tank thing has been happening on the Multi 1000's too. They run the full length of the bike and cost a fortune to replace if out of warranty.

I'm Ok because mine is running on 100% Saudi aromatic here. Metal tanks are the answer, but nobody wants to bite the bullet.

If anybody is interested I'm doing an ongoing maintenance thread on the 2V bikes in 'Garage'. I'm not touching the tank
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:54 AM   #183
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I would prefer to stop talking about it and actually go ride it somewhere.
I feel that way aboot JM sometimes.

Good luck with a permanent solution.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:52 PM   #184
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I feel that way aboot JM sometimes.
Yes, that just might be so.

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Good luck with a permanent solution.
Well, the 'permanent' replacement tank is installed. Noticeably slimmer than its sagging predecessor. No paint blisters either. Made me want to pop a wheelie to celebrate, an urge stifled by the fact that I was riding naked...


without my wallet & license sitting on the kitchen counter at home. Maybe tomorrow.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:20 PM   #185
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Simple question: Ducati GT1000, do you like/love/loath it and would you have another?

Discuss!
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:17 PM   #186
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Simple question: Ducati GT1000, do you like/love/loath it and would you have another?

Discuss!
I do love mine just not the Acerbis tank and yes I would buy it again.

I had to give up dirt riding and the GT has put quite a bit more fun into the street experience.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:56 PM   #187
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I just picked one up on the 17th.

LOVE IT!



Suspension needs some attention but other than that it's exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:07 PM   #188
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Absolutely yum. I want one. Like now. It looks pretty comfy too, which is my only major gripe with the current crop of Ducs....
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:46 PM   #189
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You know what? On the Monster forum they treat the word "done" (as in finished modding) like a joke. Put it in one of your posts and they mock you mercilessly. Kind of like here when someone corrects "moran."

Tell you what, though. I understand Harley owners a lot better now.


(Not "done," just resting. Still have to install the new starter wiring and the programmable ignition.)



How's the new tank holding up?
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:13 AM   #190
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In response to LONG DOG UK. I love it, I intend on keeping it, and if it was stolen I would buy another.

I bought '07 RED GT1000 used in April '09 with low miles on it used as my main bike for last season putting on about 6,500 miles. The only real shortcoming on this bike is it is NOT a long distance 2up machine. That is why I have a BMW R1200GS.


My mods are few:

Flyscreen
opened up airbox
opened up mufflers
YSS rear shocks(yup! I am kind of heavy)
crampbuster(for freeway use)


The one thing I dont quite get about these bikes is all the whining. People buy this bike and complain about how it doesn't measure up to whatever cutting edge Ducati they didn't buy. So out come the checkbook for all new forks, wheels, and carbonfiber bling. The Sportclassic Ducati's are retro bikes and are more about classic style and the "essence" of riding a motorcycle than outright performance.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:32 AM   #191
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Did this tank issue affect other Ducati models as well? Specifically, the Monsters once they moved away from metal tanks?

I ride a 2008 Bonneville and I won't be getting rid of it, but I want to add a Monster (or possibly GT 1000) to the stable some time in the next 5 years.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #192
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:32 AM   #193
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Whether you are whining or praising, if you have one, you should hang on to it. The rest of the model line has already been phased out leaving only the gt1000 to carry the mantel, but now sadly it too must pass. 2010 is the last year for the gt1000 so ride em if you got em.

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:39 AM   #194
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #195
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^ nice....cool bikes that are becoming even more popular today. here's the one i had....

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