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Cause I'm about to pull the trigger on a brand new left-over 2003 999 at my "local" Duc dealer and I can't believe I'm actually going to be the proud owner of this magnificient machine!
I am SO excited!!! I drove two hours each way in a snow storm just to sit on it and stare at it...oh yeah!!
 
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Re: I'm just a tad bit excited... (Chuckles)

Congrats! You are going to be very very happy with your purchase.
 
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Thank You!! This is my first Ducati.
I'm 43, been riding and racing most of my adult life and owned everything from a Hawk to a GSXR 750 and back again.
I spent a couple seasons wrenching (chassis and suspension) on an AMA Ducati team, so I'm familiar with them, to say the least but never thought I'd be able to afford one.

Happy happy joy joy...!!!
 
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You must have some good stories to share with us all??
 
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The names will have to changed, I'm afraid...naw, it was a small time Pro Thunder team. I was supposed to handle Chassis and Suspension duties, but that quickly evolved into "Go To" guy...for three riders and six bikes!
 
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You are going to love it.

Take the extra few bucks you saved on the '03 model and give Jason at Section 8 a call and get the full Termi exhaust right away.

Best mod I have ever done to mine. I'm just sorry I waited 2500 miles to do it.
 
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Quick question: I've recently learned there are no accomodations for spools on the swingarm.

What are the recommendations on the rear wheel stand? I know I'll need a pad type, but what brand stays out of the way of axle removal the best? Most secure?
I do not like PitBull stands, so those are out.

Front stand: Can I use a "Pin Under The Trilpe Tree" type, like the Woodcraft? I want a real front stand...one that I can use to pull the forks. What do you guys use and like?
 
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I got a set of the Handy Industries stands... nothing horribly special, but they do the job well for most things- storage, removing wheels, etc. And they were only $99 + shipping for a set (front/rear).

I've also got one of the Cycle Cat DSS-1 stands, not being produced any more, but it rocks! Check it out on the Cyclecat site. Had to be modified to work w/ the SS (to clear the exhaust header), but that took all of 5 minutes with a cutting torch and grinder. As far as being able to work on the bike, I haven't seen much that would come close to it. You can remove pretty much everything down to the motor w/ this stand, since it bolts right to the engine cases. I'd give Cyclecat a call and see if they have any laying around, I know at one point they had some blems available for a slightly discounted cost.

[edit] Might want to make sure the Cyclecat stand would work w/ 999 cases...
 
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I have a Suzuki race stand and a large breaker bar.
I run the bar thru the axle and it protrudes 4 inches each side and the stand grabs there.
Works great.
But if the wheel comes off Ill hang it off the chain fall with some other rigging supplies and canyon carvers.
 
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