Re: best and worst girlfriend (grinder96)
true- the ride was used. it did look as good as i could expect from a 99 with 10k. i did not know any of the history at all. nothing came up on VIN finder-which may be a good thing. in all honesty it was $6000 and tax with the 12k tune done early. i couldn't get anything close to this bike- ride, sound, fun factor, hard bags, so i did it.- and the dealer has fixed everything up to this point. also has pipes, chip, k&n- it sounds absolutely bad ass(when running) i also has two tone loud as hell horns installed
the saddest part is that i was well above the speed limit passing a guy with a harley sticker on his truck just as i lost power and had to veer onto the shoulder to get out "his" way!
the biggest problem is that i've come off a yamaha dirtbike and a bmw streetbike with 80K and no problems-sure maintenance(it burns gas) but no worries at all.
oh PS- 999duc during the last fixit, my dealer lent me a 999s to take home.
hoooooooooooot!!!!! the only trouble it that one it cannot go anywhere near slow...at all and it made my ride seem like a ducati garbage truck- seriously! but everytime i get the old girl back i'm in love again.-it's just that my triumph(new ones)buddies don't want to travel with me.-reliability good luck with the 999
OK... seriously though- dodgy reliability and bad parts distribution.
these are not inexpensive machines. it's like the harley myth, but ducati's kick ass. can no one beat the japanese... at all...-ever. isn't the new 999r or something supposed to catch the gixer(at three times the price?) even bmw wanted a Busa Beater, sorry guys not for that price
again what about the collets? MBP. why can't duacti make the valve intervals further apart? those guys did it!
Modified by desmodaddy at 6:14 PM 1/9/2005