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aceofhearts
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PostPosted: 00:50 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: My new shiny red Ducati Reply with quote

So I only lasted 3 weeks without a bike before i knew i needed another, so much for saving money Very Happy

Took a bit of a gamble on this beauty. Many i'm sure would be terrified by the thought of a 33,000 mile Cat D Ducati, but it has a great service history, is in very good condition (although needs a thorough clean) and most importantly was in my budget! I was looking at 749's but this actually worked out cheaper than most of those for sale and I really couldn't help myself.

In the last 3000 miles it has had new tyres, chain and sprockets, valve clearance and belt service as well as a clutch. With a bit of tlc I am sure it'll be great. Hopefully the gamble pays off.

Pics from the advert:

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/s-l1600%201_zpseevulymd.jpg

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/s-l1600%202_zpsuozq3c1f.jpg

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/s-l1600_zpsef7lgltx.jpg

Got it home last night. Pride of place in the living room whilst I make some space in the garage

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/IMG_20170319_230114_866_zps1jtxzhbd.jpg

Crummy rim tape and pillion footpegs removed. I also took off the damaged exhaust guard and have a new one on order

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/20170320_233139_zpsmuckaa6e.jpg

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/20170320_233212_zpsmbevf3w6.jpg

I will keep updated with the clean up and fettle process if anyone is interested?
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arry
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PostPosted: 07:37 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interested. Well done on swallowing the brave pills.
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PostPosted: 11:01 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice Thumbs Up
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Matt B
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PostPosted: 11:04 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 11:04 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am liking your shiny new ducatti Very Happy but how do you get away with it in the living room? Not married?
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PostPosted: 11:08 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

davethekwak wrote:
.. Not married?


must not be. i tried keeping a bike wheel in the house and found it outside the following morning Laughing
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rhun
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PostPosted: 13:17 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

That frontal view is actually stunning. I'm jealous... If only my circumstances allowed me to have 2 bikes!
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aceofhearts
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PostPosted: 16:41 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

davethekwak wrote:
I am liking your shiny new ducatti Very Happy but how do you get away with it in the living room? Not married?


Recently single and making the most of it Laughing
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Paddy.
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PostPosted: 17:19 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rim tape actually looks fairly sensible, however still looks banging. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:03 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, yummy Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:48 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the rim tape too.
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PostPosted: 21:13 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you only pay 4k for that ?

no brainer ..........
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arry
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PostPosted: 23:12 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed the picture of the cat above the bike. True BCF style
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PostPosted: 00:00 - 22 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually see something on a bike I'd want to change.
The only thing on this is to possibly have the belly pan red too.
Everything else is fairly sexual. Thumbs Up
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aceofhearts
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PostPosted: 21:02 - 23 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments guys Very Happy

Another change made which I think has had a definite improvement Laughing I divided opinion removing the rim tape though.

Seat cowl (dat ass!)

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/20170323_182444_zps1docellk.jpg
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PostPosted: 21:13 - 23 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you may as well if the rear pegs are offed. Looks great!
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PostPosted: 00:08 - 24 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sports bikes don't normally do much for me, but that looks terrific.

The only things I'm a bit meh about are, I also wouldn't have removed the rim tape (needs some red lower down, for balance) and I'm not sure about the end cans - I bet they sound great, but I would have them shorter, level or just short of the tail lamp.

Just my opinion though, still a great looking bike.
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PostPosted: 00:26 - 24 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's lovely!

Can't beat a red Ducati.

I love a single sided swingarm too Shifty
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PostPosted: 08:37 - 27 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaft wrote:
The only things I'm a bit meh about are, I also wouldn't have removed the rim tape (needs some red lower down, for balance) and I'm not sure about the end cans - I bet they sound great, but I would have them shorter, level or just short of the tail lamp.


Looking at the photos again, I'd have to agree, knocking about 8cm off the can would be good.
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PostPosted: 19:45 - 27 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the later Termis were slash cut and a bit shorter, look great but an expensive change!

I have a nice before and after pic for today. Removed the black screen and replaced with a clear double bubble. I'm sure this will divide opinion again Laughing

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr353/lewis_sharman/IMG_20170327_192354_zpsuwcchvw2.jpg
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Paddy.
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PostPosted: 08:32 - 28 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, put the black back on, get some thin red rim tape, you'll be golden again Laughing

Have how you want obviously, just think that makes it a little more mmmmmmm
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PostPosted: 08:40 - 28 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^
This. The black screen looked smart. IMO of course.
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PostPosted: 13:27 - 28 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I just purchased an 848 evo, where did you get the seat cowl from?
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PostPosted: 14:25 - 28 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fan of the new screen actually, think it looks better.
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PostPosted: 14:50 - 29 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

very very pretty... I saw one just like this in Norwich yesterday... Was it you? down at the bike park next to the market?
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