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Forum: Insurance 28-Oct-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By ariel
Personal Accident Cover

My separate personal accident cover with Norwich Union has no clause precluding death cover for road riding.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 04-Nov-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By ariel
Smile Lovely Jools

Lovely Jools
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Oct-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,718
Posted By ariel
A lot of bike journos think the 9's are...

A lot of bike journos think the 9's are absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if a lot of the opinions about 916's and 999's are a case of people getting on the band waggon.
The 999 looks good. It is a...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 03-Oct-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By ariel
Speed Cameras

I am convinced that the emplacement of so many speed cameras does not add to road safety one iota.
There is a valid argument for controlling speed in busy dangerous built up areas. This has always...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Oct-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By ariel
Speed Limits

Nice to see that you guys are such paragons of virtue. Don't you ever exceed 60mph when you are out riding on country A roads?
You are absolutely right in saying that we should keep within the 30...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Oct-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By ariel
Speeding

Or become a copper!
Forum: Multistrada & New Multistrada 1200 30-Sep-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By ariel
MTS

I agree. The bars need to be lower and more forward. Might stop the unsolicited wheelies too!
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 01-Jun-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By ariel
I have been with NTL for some time now and they...

I have been with NTL for some time now and they seem to be OK
Forum: Shazaam! on Engine Systems 05-May-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By ariel
Engine Oil

Great post on engine oil Demon. I use Ducati's recommended oil in my ST3. I would like to know which is the best oil to use in my old BMW R75 air cooled boxer engine.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-May-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By ariel
Engine Oil

Great post on engine oil Demon. I use Ducati's recommended oil in my ST3. I would like to know which is the best oil to use in my old BMW R75 air cooled boxer engine.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Apr-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,265
Posted By ariel
Small Number Plates

I don't have a lot of sympathy with those of us who choose to ride bikes fitted with small number plates. Having said that I believe the police are more pedantic in their treatment of bikers than...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Apr-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By ariel
PB journalists have gotit right:lol::lol::lol:

PB journalists have gotit right:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: STs 18-Apr-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By ariel
pcn1 I ought to have mentioned that the three...

pcn1 I ought to have mentioned that the three valve engine is a cracker and much faster revving than the two valve Multistrada motor.
From your comments I suggest you book a test ride at your local...
Forum: STs 18-Apr-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By ariel
ST3 Opinions

You were asking how people were getting along with their ST3s. I have had mine for 14 months. I've only done 2400 miles but the bike has been great. Mine is the original dry clutch model which I...
Forum: STs 13-Apr-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By ariel
Broken Valve Spring

Micko - Sorry to hear about the broken valve spring. I remember that you had the valve spring modification done not longer after my bike had its mod.
Hope its easily sorted. Please keep us posted.
Forum: STs 13-Apr-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By ariel
Condensation In Instrument Panel

From your recent postings it appears that this problem of condensation in the instrument pods is still happening. My 03 Multistrada had this problem(along with faulty water temperature readings). It...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Apr-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By ariel
Police Motorcyclists

Weeksy do you support Liverpool or Everton?:(
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 05-Apr-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,470
Posted By ariel
The 999

Does anyone else get tired of all the crap that is written in the bike press about how ugly the 999 is? No wonder these terrific bikes are not selling.
The latest comments have been made by Richard...
Forum: Multistrada & New Multistrada 1200 24-Mar-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By ariel
Hi Urga, No, I didn't have this problem with my...

Hi Urga,
No, I didn't have this problem with my Multi. which was also a 2003 model. I sold it at the end of 2005. I do know, however that there has been a high incidence of peeling crankcases.
When...
Forum: Multistrada & New Multistrada 1200 24-Mar-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By ariel
Multistrada peeling Engine Covers

How old is your bike? Is it still under warranty? In either case I believe that Ducati should sort this problem out for you. This is quite a common problem with the Numpty and I hope you can get the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 04-Dec-2005, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,262
Posted By ariel
David. Lovely to read about how much you enjoyed...

David.
Lovely to read about how much you enjoyed your ride. I hope you continue your joy on Ducatis for the next 40 years.
Great post - made my day too.
Forum: STs 04-Dec-2005, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
st3
Views: 709
Posted By ariel
More blood getting to your...

More blood getting to your fingers.:sing::sing::sing:
Forum: STs 03-Dec-2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
st3
Views: 709
Posted By ariel
Did you like the ST3? :puzzled:

Did you like the ST3? :puzzled:
Forum: STs 29-Nov-2005, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,258
Posted By ariel
The latest Triumph ST seems to be enjoying the...

The latest Triumph ST seems to be enjoying the praise of all the motorcycle press and I believe that people are ordering them in droves without even having a test ride.
It's great to see that our...
Forum: STs 28-Nov-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,258
Posted By ariel
Yes, this is a great discussion. It's so good to...

Yes, this is a great discussion. It's so good to see other people's points of view on these matters.
One thing is patently obvious and that is the overriding passion we all feel for Ducati.
To echo...
Forum: STs 27-Nov-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,258
Posted By ariel
You state your case very well Jools, and I agree...

You state your case very well Jools, and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Ducati has appealed to those of us who get a buzz from riding Desmo. V twins.
Ducati are a small company who have done...
Forum: STs 27-Nov-2005, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,258
Posted By ariel
ST Range

Whilst it is easy to sympathise with those of us who prefer the St4S model, we do need to face up to the fact that Ducati is in dire straits financially. They are losing money hand over fist and the...
Forum: STs 28-Oct-2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By ariel
New ST3

Looks very tasty Lee. I agree with what you say about the lovely 3 valve engine.
Why this bike is not selling in the UK is a mystery. Maybe it's because Bike Magazine slated it when they road tested...
Forum: STs 04-Oct-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By ariel
ST3 Recall

Thanks Derek. I can see what the potential problem is now. Obviously care is needed when re-fitting the panels.
Was this a problem with the ST2 as well?
If so it makes one wonder why it has taken...
Forum: STs 03-Oct-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By ariel
I guess I've been more than lucky with all my...

I guess I've been more than lucky with all my cars guys. Never had any problems at all with the last six. Just filled them up with petrol and done about 380,000 trouble free miles.
On my Multistrada...
Forum: STs 01-Oct-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By ariel
Safety Recall

I'm sure you are right Micko. It must be a simple matter. I haven't checked it out for myself. Will leave it to my dealer.
It seems such an obvious thing to have been right in the first place. What...
Forum: STs 30-Sep-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By ariel
Safety Recall ST3

Just had a recorded delivery letter from Ducatti UK telling me that it may be necessary for my dealer to fit a shorter air box breather hose because of the possibilty that it might touch the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 23-Sep-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By ariel
Faulty Clutch Plates

Clutch plates that have to be replaced on a low mileage bike still under warranty must be replaced free of charge under the warranty.
I suggest you have your bike serviced elsewhere. Your dealer...
Forum: STs 09-Sep-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By ariel
ST3 Performance

Good to see that both you Micko and Red Steve are having fun on your 3 valvers. Decent mileages being put in too.
Polished mine up the other day. It sure does look classy. Mine is a red un by the...
Forum: STs 07-Sep-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By ariel
ST3 Sales Volume

It's surprising how badly ST3 sales are going. The pre launch hype from Ducati seemed to have gone well and the bike was pretty well received in most quarters except the all important review from...
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Sep-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By ariel
Re Duff Battery

I had the same problem with a duff battery on my 05 ST3.
I asked Italia Lincoln to fit a new one which they did. I have had no problem since. You should have no difficulty in getting the battery...
Forum: Multistrada & New Multistrada 1200 17-Jul-2005, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By ariel
Multistrada Grabby Front Brake

Gizmo, I had the same problem on a 2003 Multistrada, like lots of other owners. Mine was so bad it almost had me off one time. Steve at Moto Italia Lincoln sorted it out for me at the 600 mile first...
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Jul-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By ariel
Love your Avatar Twinfan. It makes me smile every...

Love your Avatar Twinfan. It makes me smile every time I see it.:sing::sing::sing:
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 27-Jun-2005, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By ariel
Insurance Companies

Your posting doesn't surprise me. My company which is Bennets still haven't heard of an ST3. In fact only Ducati Insurance have heard of it!
Perhaps this is because so few are sold.:lol::lol:
Forum: STs 09-Jun-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By ariel
Ducati Reliability

Thanks for the feedback on the subject of reliability. The comments are very interesting. In the Sahara on a Multistrada; what pictures this evokes of this characterful bike. Wish the seat height had...
Forum: STs 03-Jun-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By ariel
Hi Red Steve

Sorry to hear about your problems with the ST3. The lumpy running needs to be put right under warranty. This is a known problem and normally requires a single spring to replace the two weaker...
Forum: STs 03-Jun-2005, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By ariel
Ducati Reliability

In the last couple of years I have bought two new Ducatis i.e. Multistrada 1000DS and ST3.I have to say the problems I have had with both bikes mean that I would never buy a new Ducati again.
I am...
Forum: STs 28-May-2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By ariel
Bike Magazine

I am of the opinion that some of the testers on the Staff of Bike Magazine are useless. For instance one of them describes the ST3 as a retro bike with a 992cc aircooled engine. Would you let this...
Forum: 999 / 749 03-May-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By ariel
Battery Problems

Just a thought. Do we have to use Gel Batteries on our Ducatis? Is there a practical alternative?:puzzled::puzzled::puzzled:
Forum: STs 17-Apr-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By ariel
My comment on non existent rear brakes was not...

My comment on non existent rear brakes was not intended to be a generality, in fact both my Multistrada and ST3 have quite good rear brakes which are used only at slow speeds anyway.
Perhaps I...
Forum: STs 16-Apr-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By ariel
Hi Dunks Good to read about you ride on your...

Hi Dunks

Good to read about you ride on your ST2. Makes a change from the Doom and Gloom topics like flat batteries and non existent rear brakes etc!
Regards
George
Forum: STs 02-Apr-2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By ariel
Battery Charge Retention ST3

Has anybody experienced flat battery problems with their ST3? The other day after leaving the bike unused for only a week the battery was too weak to turn over the engine.
Fortunately I have an...
Forum: STs 29-Mar-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By ariel
You bet. Had mine since January.

You bet. Had mine since January.
Forum: STs 29-Mar-2005, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By ariel
Derek. Welcome. as you put it to the Old Git's...

Derek. Welcome. as you put it to the Old Git's Club. now you have just taken delivery of an ST4s with ABS. Interesting that the bike had been previously owned by Triumph Motorcycles for assessment....
Forum: STs 29-Mar-2005, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By ariel
Henry.Thanks for your message and your opinion of...

Henry.Thanks for your message and your opinion of the 749 and I note that you find the bike comfortable.With regard to the bike's looks I think it's just great. I have never ridden any of the 7's so...
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