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Old 05-28-2006, 09:06 AM   #41
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and I don't do track days,
why own a sport bike then just get a cruiser. that is what they are made for.
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #44
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Went down and looked at one yesterday........'05 in Yellow. it's a nice bike.......and felt real comfortable compared to my RC. Slender, light and did I say it looked sweet, should I sell the two I have and buy it and just have the Duc? Opinions?
I say Red is the only way to go. They're not even going to make SBK's in yellow anymore, but that may be more incentive to go yellow.

As far as reliability goes, I haven't had a problem with my 749S (Red, of course). If you actually get one PM me and we can discuss the DIY stuff.

Base model vs S or R... It's not like the forks on the base model are made of balsa wood.

mammoth/ignition... If someone loses the operating keys + the special Red key + the key code card after 12 miles, maybe riding a bike is too complicated for them. Personally, I like this feature on my bike.
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i went and looked at a yellow duc 749 before i bought the raggedy 1 i like them alot... maybe my next will be a duc.. since i really dont care much for the speed... wait or i can steal mad max's bike.....
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mammoth/ignition... If someone loses the operating keys + the special Red key + the key code card after 12 miles, maybe riding a bike is too complicated for them. Personally, I like this feature on my bike.
Exactly my thoughts.... there's got to be a whole lot more to the story than that.

Granted, not everyone is a fan of the Immobiliser, but it's never caused a problem for me.

As far as "non-factory" Ducatis getting on the podium, besides Ronnie, Ryan Andrews comes to mind right off the bat in the AMA, and Sebastian Ramuscello in the CMRA novice class as well, just for a couple examples right off the top of my head. I'm sure Paniro could chime in here with a bunch of ones in the European series.

Let's face it though, Clyde isn't going to race the bike, then again, most of us here don't even begin to utilize the capabilities of our bikes.
So who's winning on what doesn't really apply.

As far as reliability, I can tell you horror stories about almost every mfr. out there, from '02 R1's that liked to eat rod bearings in the first 500 miles, to ZX10's with exploding front wheels, let's not forget GSXR shift stars coming loose and secondary butterfly cables failing.
Did I mention early Busa'a eating their cam chain tensioners?
How about first gen R6 2nd gear problems?
Honda VFR regulator / rectifier failures, Kawasaki 636 transmission problems,'00-'01 Bandit 1200 oil ring issues.
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i went and looked at a yellow duc 749 before i bought the raggedy 1 i like them alot... maybe my next will be a duc.. since i really dont care much for the speed... wait or i can steal mad max's bike.....
:nono: i have no duck anyways. too expensive for my blood. :icon_bigg
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but i know you want the bandit badly...i may be able to arrange a good sale in the near future.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:13 AM   #50
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:nono: i have no duck anyways. too expensive for my blood. :icon_bigg
i was talking about the priller....
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patrick see why i called you a expert the other day on the phone lol. I swear i have never called that man and him not answer my dumbass question in great detail. Pat thats why you are the man!.

Now clyde here is the deal i know you have been waiting on MY opinion since nobody elce's opinion really matters(runs and hides). Sell both bikes (after letting my ride BOTH of them since iv yet to even see the rc other then at pats shop) and buy the duc.

Case closed they can close the thread now.
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Exactly my thoughts.... there's got to be a whole lot more to the story than that.

Granted, not everyone is a fan of the Immobiliser, but it's never caused a problem for me.

As far as "non-factory" Ducatis getting on the podium, besides Ronnie, Ryan Andrews comes to mind right off the bat in the AMA, and Sebastian Ramuscello in the CMRA novice class as well, just for a couple examples right off the top of my head. I'm sure Paniro could chime in here with a bunch of ones in the European series.

Let's face it though, Clyde isn't going to race the bike, then again, most of us here don't even begin to utilize the capabilities of our bikes.
So who's winning on what doesn't really apply.

As far as reliability, I can tell you horror stories about almost every mfr. out there, from '02 R1's that liked to eat rod bearings in the first 500 miles, to ZX10's with exploding front wheels, let's not forget GSXR shift stars coming loose and secondary butterfly cables failing.
Did I mention early Busa'a eating their cam chain tensioners?
How about first gen R6 2nd gear problems?
Honda VFR regulator / rectifier failures, Kawasaki 636 transmission problems,'00-'01 Bandit 1200 oil ring issues.
Just to name a few.





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but i know you want the bandit badly...i may be able to arrange a good sale in the near future.
turbo that critter
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turbo that critter
its a B6....i don't think it has that much potential.
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its a B6....i don't think it has that much potential.
I dunno what B6, means, I'm guessing 600 instead of 1200.
anyways, look up Mr.Turbo website and see if they have kits and their results, might surprise ya
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yeah max lets turbo the bandit... ill do all the work....for free if you let me ride it...
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its not turbo-able. 600 bandits were meant for one thing...to make anthony laugh.
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it is turboable..... you buy ill turbo.. and we will make anthony CRY... cuz youll walk his 11k dollar bike... HEHE
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Brutus, ride what makes you happy. If it's the 999, then maybe it's time to sell your other bikes.

Patrick has come back to the dark side. Have you posted a picture of your new toy up here?

mmammoth, what the **** was the tow yard doing with the red key anyways? Even if the owner lost the the keys (black and red) and the card, you can get a new unit that has to be cheaper than selling the bike as scrap.

Me, I'm happy my duc is old enough to not have to worry with that immobilizer mess.

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