YOUR Italian Bike Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Charleetho

    Charleetho Mr. Zoom Zoom

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    Red is right!

  2. TunturiTT

    TunturiTT techhead

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    I have the same bike, I bought year ago. Guzzi Jackal. I just gave it a light fine tune last winter. Winter here in Finland is long, so I..

    ..made carbon fiber fenders and sidecovers..

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    ..doubled the fron brakes with Brembo discs, Yamaha FZR600R mastercylinder, FZR1000 calibers and steel brakelines..

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    ..added Power Commander USB and Quickshifter..

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    ..Added billet brake- and clutchlevers (Yammie MC and Triumph clutchperch)..

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    ..refurbished and added classic Marzzochi shocks..

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    ..badged the covers :D

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    Also changed and added several bits and bobs, but that's in general.

    Yeah, I really dig my bike. Can't wait to get in to some trackdays again.
  3. fasterlaster

    fasterlaster Been here awhile

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    It sure is tasty!
  4. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    Did a photoshoot a few weeks ago.

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  5. fasterlaster

    fasterlaster Been here awhile

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    Great captures of a beautiful bike. nice!
  6. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    ASCSurveyor -- great shots, and beautiful Duc! I love the Sport 1000 -- one of the best look bikes out there, IMHO!
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  7. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    Thanks jas. It's a lot of fun to ride. Suspension needs work... certainly not a powerhouse engine-wise either. But it's just fun.

    Here's a ride out at Deal's Gap from last year. Helmet mounted cam gives a good feel for the rider's experience. This is Rt. 28 from CROT (Crossroads Of Time) to Fontana Village.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIkvBNd7K5I
  8. fasterlaster

    fasterlaster Been here awhile

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    Great video. I especially enjoyed the 'scene missing' section at certain strategic points.
  9. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    I figured it was better that way... officer. :D

    I'll be there again in only 2 weeks. Can't wait. Although I seem to have a bunch of things to take care of before I go. :huh
  10. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I've talked to several dealers about the Ducati sport classic models, and they all tell me that the used prices are going crazy on these bikes. A few years ago they were struggling to sell the last of the new ones and were giving some pretty big discounts, and now used ones are selling for more than the last of the new ones did. One of them is buying ever one one he can find, loading them up with all the carbon and billet accessories, and selling them in the $15k range, and they're selling quickly at that.

    I think part of it must be the class-action settlement on the fuel tanks, as these models were the most notorious of the bikes that had the problem. Now you can buy a used one and be confident that Ducati will just keep replacing tanks if you have an issue, regardless of warranty.
  11. RydRy

    RydRy Been here awhile

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    I just returned from a 9 day trip- I tried to get tot he ducati factory in Bologna but they are booked months in advance- they let 10 people go on a tour 3 times a day- saw the gates:) one thing I noticed is not one ducati in Bologna- assuming they cost too much- in Rome I did see many Ducatis as well as a ton of bonnevilles which I thought interesting- many more than Guzzis or Aprilia especially- I was happy as I have a 696 as well as a bonneville- was good to see in that environemnet- and boy do the scooters rule the roads- great to see, and traffic looks out for them sooo much better than here in the States- but still I am not skilled enough to ride that insanity :)
  12. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    I've had several offers on my bike, even from my boss at the shop. But my answer is always the same; I know I'll regret it, in time.

    As one of my friends put it, "It's the kind of bike your grandkids find in a barn some afternoon, and ask 'Geez grandpa, you used to ride that thing?' And you can just look at them and grin."
  13. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Tank you.

    The useable powerband is addictive.
  14. Seppo

    Seppo Been here awhile

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    hey guys, or should i say bongiorno!

    i have 3 italien bikes in my shed. well, 1 is real italian, 2 are kind of italian.

    2 husqvarna enduro bikes.
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    and my "new" toy in shed, brought her home today: Ducati 916 Biposto, 1995. a dream coming true.
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    its in good condition overall, some minor work to do (brake fluid, steering head bearings, just minor cosmetic things). overall i´m very pleased with the bike, especially with the price. but you can´t but a price on a dream anyway.
  15. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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    Best handling sportbike you can buy:gerg
  16. desmoface

    desmoface Been here awhile

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    I had a 98 916. I don't know of a more beautiful bike. Congrats.

    Steve
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  17. desmoface

    desmoface Been here awhile

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    That's what they say. I only wish we had a good dealer network in my parts.

    Steve
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  18. Jonniedee

    Jonniedee Been here awhile

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    Not so - they will shim your loose tank if it doesn't affect steering - and believe me they can be ugly as hell with warps and bubbles but no replacement unless they come loose - that's why I sold my GT - on it's 2nd tank and starting to go to shit without a dealer authorized replacement cause it didn't interfere with steering. :huh
  19. Manuel1200

    Manuel1200 Adventurer

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    SUPERB!!!!!!!:clap
  20. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Non-Cosmetic Problems
    • For motorcycles exhibiting fuel leakage at the fuel pump flange seal, and presented for repair during the Extended Fuel Tank Warranty Period, Ducati will replace a factory-equipment O-ring with an X-ring to prevent fuel leaks at the fuel pump/tank interface.
    • For motorcycles exhibiting fuel tank pressure against the ignition unit, impeded access to the tank latch, difficulty raising or lowering the fuel tank, or misalignment of the rubber tank supports and presented for repair during the Extended Fuel Tank Warranty Period, Ducati will install a new fuel tank fitting kit. Ducati designed this fitting kit to reposition the fuel tank further back on the motorcycle frame so that any expansion of the fuel tank does not crowd the ignition unit, impede access to the tank latch, or affect the ability to raise or lower the fuel tank, and so that the side rubber supports will continue to fit the frame. If a repositioned fuel tank prevents closing or locking of the seat, Ducati will install a slightly shorter seat designed to eliminate the problem without affecting rider comfort.
    • For motorcycles exhibiting contact between the fuel tank and the handlebars at a full turn and presented for repair during the Extended Fuel Tank Warranty Period, Ducati will adjust the steering stops to remove such contact without affecting in any material way the turning performance of the motorcycle.
    Cosmetic Distortions
    • For motorcycles with plastic fuel tanks exhibiting surface blistering, bubbling, rippling, dimpling, flattening, or spreading resulting from fuel tank expansion or an original manufacturing defect, or exhibiting surface scratches resulting from interference otherwise repaired under the Non-Cosmetic Extended Fuel Tank Warranty, Ducati will replace the fuel tank during the Cosmetic Extended Fuel Tank Warranty Period if (i) the surface imperfection is greater than three millimeters in size and easily and clearly visible to a passerby and (ii) there is not some other greater damage to the fuel tank not caused by fuel tank expansion or an original manufacturing defect, such as damage from an accident, motorcycle fall, other impact or wear and tear. Surface imperfections caused by wear and tear are not covered by the Cosmetic Extended Fuel Tank Warranty. The original two-year Ducati Limited Warranty will apply to surface imperfections from fuel tank expansion or original manufacturing defects which are smaller than three millimeters.