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Forum: Insurance 05-Feb-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,478
Posted By ratboy
Insurance strikes me as modern day thievery, with...

Insurance strikes me as modern day thievery, with call centres.
Forum: Bike Friendly Pubs 05-Feb-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
Posted By ratboy
Steve I think a few rideouts might be in order!

Steve

I think a few rideouts might be in order!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 23-Dec-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By ratboy
That's honesty for you.:lol: But we're all...

That's honesty for you.:lol:

But we're all jealous...
Forum: 999 / 749 12-Dec-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By ratboy
Thta'll be a no then!

Thta'll be a no then!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 11-Dec-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By ratboy
Top bloke is Mr Bayliss - oh and you Martin no...

Top bloke is Mr Bayliss - oh and you Martin no doubt!!:lol:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 11-Dec-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,669
Posted By ratboy
No matter this edition of Bike is definately Bike...

No matter this edition of Bike is definately Bike P0rn!!!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 11-Dec-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,669
Posted By ratboy
Way TOO much information...:lol:

Way TOO much information...:lol:
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Dec-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By ratboy
Bought and sold back to Pro Twins if that...

Bought and sold back to Pro Twins if that helps... man I miss that bike
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 05-Dec-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,669
Posted By ratboy
So you're the so and so bending the corners of me...

So you're the so and so bending the corners of me mags!!!

You sure it was just Bike you were reading...?:o :frog:
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Dec-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By ratboy
Looking for my old 749

Hi

I have come across the alarm installation doc for my old 749r - LJ04 xxx if the present owner (or if anyone knows them) still has an ITM Abletronics Absolute Protec alarm, I have the original...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 02-Dec-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By ratboy
Nice one! Going to the factory is almost like...

Nice one! Going to the factory is almost like owning one though!!

Did you 'nick' any coffee cups etc?

How was the GP bike looking for '07? A winner in waiting?:)
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 01-Dec-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By ratboy
I like the multiple colour options, apart from...

I like the multiple colour options, apart from the price, maybe this will be a more 'mass' biker appeal bike. Not that I'd want everyone to have one, but a few more out there can't hurt...
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Nov-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By ratboy
On Myleene, - I'll volunteer to do the...

On Myleene, - I'll volunteer to do the graphics...:frog:
Forum: 999 / 749 29-Nov-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By ratboy
Each to their own. Didn't do it for me,...

Each to their own. Didn't do it for me, personally.

I prefer my Italians red or black... - the right silver that might just me nice though...:biaggi:
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Nov-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ratboy
Thanks Ronnie That would be cool, I might ask...

Thanks Ronnie

That would be cool, I might ask for some anyway - can never get enough!!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 25-Nov-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By ratboy
If I go for one, I'm going to replace those cans...

If I go for one, I'm going to replace those cans with a 999 unit, much more in keeping I think personally
Forum: 999 / 749 24-Nov-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,808
Posted By ratboy
Thumbs up Spot on - what's right for you might not be right...

Spot on - what's right for you might not be right for others. Each to their own, give or take some good basic advice. Thereafter, up to you, as long as you're safe and enjoying it...:biaggi:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 23-Nov-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By ratboy
Thanks Guys for the replies. I am just...

Thanks Guys for the replies.

I am just surprised that a 'superbike' plus price to match, might share some veryvisible similar parts. Fair enough some internals - but the wheels and exhausts Iwoudl...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 23-Nov-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By ratboy
I must be the only one who thinks it odd...

I must be the only one who thinks it odd then...:frog:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Nov-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By ratboy
I think I'd rather Ducati did it at the factory

I think I'd rather Ducati did it at the factory
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Nov-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By ratboy
I'll second that - and I did when I voted:lol:

I'll second that - and I did when I voted:lol:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Nov-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By ratboy
Similarities

Sorry if it's been said already, but... aren't there a few similarities (wheels, pipes, heat shields) between the 1098 and Hypermotard - which shouldn't be there for two, supposedly, different style...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Nov-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By ratboy
Would it have a black or red frame?

Would it have a black or red frame?
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Nov-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By ratboy
I'm off down the shops.. (running)

I'm off down the shops.. (running)
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Nov-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By ratboy
Shame he won't be back. Fantastic ending for him,...

Shame he won't be back. Fantastic ending for him, Ducati and Caparossi. But I think he has done the right thing. If on 800s it all went pear shaped for him, what then? Hang up hat and go home,...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 20-Nov-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By ratboy
I can't wait to see your pics...plus it will be...

I can't wait to see your pics...plus it will be nice to see the bike too :)
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Nov-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ratboy
http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=latestpho...

http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=latestphotos028yq1.jpg

http://img395.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture4ny7.jpg

Two examples (forgive the car one) and the current 749r one is poor quality ...
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Nov-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ratboy
Sharpy, can I owe you a pint, or else make a...

Sharpy, can I owe you a pint, or else make a donation to a charity then - for a lovely close up of badge and some fairing please...?? ;)
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Nov-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ratboy
Thanks for the tip TP, will try that this...

Thanks for the tip TP, will try that this afternoon then!
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Nov-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ratboy
Good idea Jools, but I know they are out of the...

Good idea Jools, but I know they are out of the country on duty :( and they live in Scotland...!
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Nov-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By ratboy
Any 749r owners with a decent digital camera?

As the title says, I'm looking for a friendly forum member who owns both an 749r and a decent digital camera. I'm cleaning out my garage at the moment readiness for a new bike. Unfortunately I sold...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 15-Nov-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By ratboy
I agree, but Ducati need to sell road bikes in...

I agree, but Ducati need to sell road bikes in order (I presume) to help fund the track - surely bike evolution can only go at a certain, albeit slightly unknown commercial, pace? So, in creating an...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 15-Nov-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By ratboy
Is the S version going to be the best overall...

Is the S version going to be the best overall bet? Price v spec?? I was disappointed to learn that the last versions of 999s were 'beefier' than 999r - shouldn't the r vesion always be able to...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 15-Nov-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By ratboy
Gone off the main subject a tad...! This bike is...

Gone off the main subject a tad...!

This bike is definately doing it fo rme (and was{originally} my 749r) and I still love that too!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 14-Nov-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,720
Posted By ratboy
Talking Just ask Kawasaki!! :0

Just ask Kawasaki!! :0
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Nov-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,814
Posted By ratboy
Might nearly have been 2 BSB titles as...

Might nearly have been 2 BSB titles as well!

Pity the 749 hasn't cracked it so well :(

I wonder what teh replacement for that will be then..?
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Nov-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By ratboy
Sure do, very nice imho

Sure do, very nice imho
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Nov-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By ratboy
That would be a take your pick then!! :D :D :D

That would be a take your pick then!! :D :D :D
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By ratboy
:lol: Couldn't have put it better myself. ...

:lol:

Couldn't have put it better myself. Anyway, Paris was at my place ALL of last week, heh heh
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By ratboy
I hope the final pipes also 'fit' in more...

I hope the final pipes also 'fit' in more overall... Overall though I hope this is the bike to get Ducati selling sportsbikes in some numbers
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By ratboy
In the UK we seemed to get 'stiffed' whatever...

In the UK we seemed to get 'stiffed' whatever you're buying, this is just another example. We do buy goods though, so dealers, makers, house builders keep on racking up the price...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By ratboy
Thumbs up Not a lot to add really. Nice write and and well...

Not a lot to add really. Nice write and and well put imho.

Top man
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Nov-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,821
Posted By ratboy
Minus the: will it goes this time when I press...

Minus the: will it goes this time when I press the right buttons, are those flakes under there, and beauty is in the eye of the beer holder!!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Nov-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,821
Posted By ratboy
I am going the other way (hehe) I really liked it...

I am going the other way (hehe) I really liked it the moment I saw it, now the exhausts, swingarm and heat shield are making me stop and think.

It would be very, very sad to be hoping Ducati have...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Nov-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By ratboy
Thumbs up Gotta agree - when I first saw the 749 / 999 it...

Gotta agree - when I first saw the 749 / 999 it made me really want one and stay away from the Jap alternatives...
Forum: 999 / 749 10-Nov-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,597
Posted By ratboy
Thumbs up Spot on!!

Spot on!!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 09-Nov-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,821
Posted By ratboy
Don't agree, I think it looks outstanding... but...

Don't agree, I think it looks outstanding... but then I also loved the 999 - oh well, each to his own...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 06-May-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By ratboy
Racing news

Just seen the news that Stuart Easton is getting a fulltime ride with Scuderia SC Caracchi in place of Joshua Brookes - how cool is that?

Good for Stuart!!:cool:

See the following link and look for...
Forum: Alarms and Related Security 15-Apr-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,377
Posted By ratboy
Hi KP I used to have one, whilst living up in...

Hi KP

I used to have one, whilst living up in London - it was the only way I could get insurance and that still came in at £1700!

Anyway, it was paid for and the company came down and built it for...
Forum: Insurance 11-Apr-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By ratboy
By the by, just tried ebikeinsurance.co.uk,...

By the by, just tried ebikeinsurance.co.uk, following a thread on another post - and boy! £200 cheaper - and I have never got a quote from Ducati - happy to take the money fo rthe bike, but 'don't...
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