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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bert, Oct 21, 2009.
You just can't please some people
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
I feel that way aboot JM sometimes.
Good luck with a permanent solution.
Yes, that just might be so.
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.
Simple question: Ducati GT1000, do you like/love/loath it and would you have another?
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.
I just picked one up on the 17th.
Suspension needs some attention but other than that it's exactly what I was looking for.
Absolutely yum. I want one. Like now. It looks pretty comfy too, which is my only major gripe with the current crop of Ducs....
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?
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:
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.
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.
:eek1 You have a link to all of the goodies on your bike?
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.
^ nice....cool bikes that are becoming even more popular today. here's the one i had....
Can someone please tell me what handlebar is on that black and cream gt1000? I just got my gt1000 and currently running on clubman handlebar and it hurts so much.. That handlebar on the cream gt1000 looks so sick and comfortable! It looks like superbike low handlebar but im not so sure.. Appreciate if someone could tell me.. Thanks in advance!
You're probably looking for a DEFINITIVE answer but those look like a low Renthal Bar or something similar. Biltwell makes a 7/8" bar that's about that same rise and pullback. I had the 1" version on a Triumph and thought it was a great compromise between an upright touring setup and a clubman. Check either of those out (you'll have to drill the holes in both to fit the controls and I'd worry that the Biltwells might be too wide for the cabling, but so it goes with a handlebar swap).
So what are these Gt's worth? the cheapest on cycletrader is close to ten grand. Seems they go up about about a thousand dollars a year.
Honestly, I wouldn't pay more than $7k for one of these. I think the cost is massively inflated, especially with the CB1100 on the scene. I think they're very cool bikes, but the market seems a bit out of whack.
Here's some market info for you icebox.
About a year ago I sold my 2010, red with Staintunes and an ECU and about 2500 miles, for the asking price of $9,600 on Craigslist in less than 2 hours. I had 6 different buyers wanting it before I could get the ad down later that evening.
It was in pristine condition but I thought I was asking too much, apparently I wasn't.