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Forum: Multistrada & New Multistrada 1200 20-Nov-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,471
Posted By SlowLearner
Hope its not a kick start...... :eek:

Hope its not a kick start...... :eek:
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Oct-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By SlowLearner
Beware of the early monoposto subframes, silver...

Beware of the early monoposto subframes, silver coloured, as they were made of cheese, and pretty weak cheese at that !
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 01-Oct-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By SlowLearner
I have mixed feeling on this topic. My tricolore...

I have mixed feeling on this topic.

My tricolore has had most of the above faults remeidied under warranty, which has just run out.

Part of me dreads the bike developing a fault at some point which...
Forum: Tyres 29-Sep-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By SlowLearner
Hi There ! I found the Supercorsa pro to b too...

Hi There !

I found the Supercorsa pro to b too scarey in the damp and wet of an english winter, although fine in the warmer months.

I recomend Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs, as being great in any...
Forum: Tyres 25-Aug-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,445
Posted By SlowLearner
2CTs get my vote. No matter what the conditions...

2CTs get my vote.

No matter what the conditions they allways look after you.

Cahanged from SuperCorsa Pros which were great in the dry :D but downright dangerous in the cold and wet. :eek:...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Aug-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,716
Posted By SlowLearner
Great post ! 10% of me thinks DTC would be a...

Great post !

10% of me thinks DTC would be a good idea but my Tricolore is too lovely to trade in.... guess i could move all the extras across though.....:cool:
Forum: 999 / 749 15-May-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By SlowLearner
Not for Sharpey then ! :eek: :lol: :o

Not for Sharpey then !

:eek: :lol: :o
Forum: 999 / 749 05-May-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By SlowLearner
Things only depreciate if you sell them ;) Keep...

Things only depreciate if you sell them ;)

Keep forever, or give away, no depreciation ! :lol:
Forum: New User Introductions 05-May-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By SlowLearner
Welcome

Congratulations on your choice of bike!
Welcome to the club, maybe see you at a box hill meet??
Steve
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Apr-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By SlowLearner
my warranty replacement clocks misted up nicely...

my warranty replacement clocks misted up nicely today ! :-(
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Apr-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By SlowLearner
Cool fantastic! I've spent the morning having the...

fantastic!
I've spent the morning having the panels off my tricolore for a big clean and polish :-)
With any luck sun will be out for you tomorrow !
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Mar-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By SlowLearner
Where's SHARPEY !!!!

Where's SHARPEY !!!!
Forum: Monsters 08-Feb-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By SlowLearner
Unhappy 696 clutch issue.....

Got the monster out today, started instantly, more than can be said for the tricolore!, but the clutch is playing up :-(

It started slipping then wouldn't engage at all, unless I let it out in a big...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 28-Jan-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By SlowLearner
Thumbs up Spurred into action by this thread I have...

Spurred into action by this thread I have requested my misty clocks be replaced, shells are sorting this for me :-)

Apparently there are two problems with the 1098/898 clocks, misting and failure of...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 25-Jan-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By SlowLearner
Yes ! I think its a very common problem. Mine...

Yes !

I think its a very common problem.
Mine has done it since new, Snells said they would push for a replacement if it ever got really bad.

Not sure whether i will push for this, although i had...
Forum: New User Introductions 12-Jan-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By SlowLearner
Talking Hi Steve, welcome to the club, and the special...

Hi Steve, welcome to the club, and the special inner circle of 696 owners !

I love my 696, it's such a great little bike
As for track days DO IT!
Recently took mine round brands gp circuit, it was a...
Forum: Shazaams! Posts 02-Sep-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,705
Posted By SlowLearner
The Master Revealed

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shazaam/Shaz.jpg

:biaggi: :roll: :biaggi:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 24-Dec-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,763
Posted By SlowLearner
...

.....am also now getting excited about the 1098 so thanks for posting your initial thoughts :-)

Red or Tricolore though ????
Forum: Tyres 01-Dec-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By SlowLearner
thats interesting...

...as i live around the corner from Wraysbury tyres, so i popped in to get a quote a while ago, quite reasonable for Diablo Corsa's.

So when i heard on hear that DSC members get a discount i phoned...
Forum: 999 / 749 23-Nov-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By SlowLearner
Know what you mean

I am in a similar position to Fab i think.

Been riding for a couple of years, rode through both winters first on on a fazer second one on a brand new 999s :-O

Now after 9k miles i find that i am...
Forum: 999 / 749 19-Nov-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By SlowLearner
Inspiration !`

This is what the message board is for ! :-)

Previously if i had a EOBD light up on my bike i would be too scared to ride it home, but i am slowly coming to realise that this is part of the joy of...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By SlowLearner
Battery connections ?

Have you checked the tightness and cleanliness of the battery connections?, as loose or dirty connection will get very hot.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 18-Nov-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,643
Posted By SlowLearner
Waiting for the R

I agree with Yeti, am going to keep my 999s until 2008 and then consider the R.

Although should i be passing P&H and happen to ride an 1098S and really like it..... :lol:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 15-Nov-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By SlowLearner
Carnonholicism

mmmm wasnt sure i wanted a 1098....... was thinking of waiting for the R...... but the mono in red with Carbon :-)

I feel a whole new carbon-aholic era dawning

:-)
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Nov-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By SlowLearner
911s old and new.

Lots of sense already spoken but thought i would add my pennyworth !

I have owned 3 911s over the years and put quite a lot of mileage on them too :-)

In my opinion the 993 is the best combination...
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Nov-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By SlowLearner
mmm nice....

.... like them a lot !

How easy are they to fit ( am no mechanic so be realistic !)

Ta

Steve
Forum: 999 / 749 08-Nov-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By SlowLearner
or try ebay

I know it gets some stick on here but i am sure i saw a rad on ebay the other day :-)
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 07-Nov-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,696
Posted By SlowLearner
Is it me ?

or does it look rubbish.

I can't believe that Ducati would release something that looks so average, so am clinging to the hope that the real thing is being hidden away until show time and will blow...
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Nov-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By SlowLearner
dofgy idling

I have experience of this problem, on my 999s which i purchased new in sep 2004.

From the extensive discussions that i had with P&H and then Ducati UK I think its a known problem, where the idle...
Forum: Tyres 30-Oct-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By SlowLearner
Question Tyre Bargain ???

Looking around for a new pair of tyres for my T9s i dropped by a place in Staines, cant remember the name now.

The price quoted for a pair ( 190 + 120 ) of 2CTs was 225 Fitted to the bike, ride in...
Forum: 999 / 749 19-Oct-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By SlowLearner
Cool bloody hell......

ask 3 people for an opinion and get 6 replies ! :D

Am thinking i will fit the carbon tail 'naked' for the moment to see how it looks and whether i like it that way, can then get it pained if i want...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Oct-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By SlowLearner
Cool ebay bargain ???

I paid 180 for the carbon tail, it came from a ducati dealer and was marked with a price of 320.

On the paint scheme i was thinking of white number boards and red around the seat with carbon...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Oct-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By SlowLearner
A photo of the tail temporarily fitted :-)

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/steve_derbyshire/detail?.dir=c7e1&.dnm=1e56re2.jpg&.src=ph
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Oct-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By SlowLearner
Wink Too much Carbon ???

I have a dilemma...... is it possible to have too much Carbon on your bike :-)

In the summer I had a small off on my 999s, so i replaced the lhs fairing panels but lived with the scrape on the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Oct-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By SlowLearner
Lightbulb DNS Info

Since i rarely know anything useful i thopught i would post a reply here !

DNS stands for Domain Name Server, and its what translates things like www.ducatisportingclub to their nnn.nnn.nnn...
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Sep-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By SlowLearner
PCIII advanced map quote

SO far i have only called Dynotech in Basingstoke, they quoted 280 for the advanced map.

They asked me if the bike had access plugs in both the front and rear pipes, which it does on mine, as this...
Forum: 999 / 749 18-Sep-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By SlowLearner
Question another thought ....

...... am sure i read somewhere that the Termi cpu raises the rev limit, does it ???

Am very pleased with the new exhaust, and the PCIII fitted like a dream with the JHP carbon bracket, and it even...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Sep-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By SlowLearner
Question Termi CPU , worth fitting ???

Ive just fitted an asymetric termi system to my 04 modell 999s, complete with air filters and Power Commander III.

My question is, should i fit the supplied 'racing' cpu ???

and if so how difficult...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Sep-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By SlowLearner
Thumbs up Welcome !

Welcome to the club !

As a fellow new boy i have trod a similar route to you.

My 999s is also an 04 model, but i went for the asymetrical system mainly due to costs.

I have ftted a PCIII,...
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Sep-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By SlowLearner
Thumbs up phoned, ordered, just waiting for delivery now !

Thanks for the info guys.

Just ordered a bracket from Dave at JHP, 19.97 inc postage :-)

Shall post a photo once its arrived and I've fitted it :-O
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Sep-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By SlowLearner
so how do i contact the fine chaps at JHP ??

Ok, sounds like the nice carbon bracket mounted on the rhs is the way to go.

Am thinking that i will fit it myself so does anyone have a contact at JHP, or would they only supply if they fit...
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Aug-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By SlowLearner
Question PowerCommander mounting......

........ where to put it is the question !

PC seem to think mounting it on the battery is the way to go, but i dount like the sound of that, too cramped down there.

I think i saw a pic of one...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Aug-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,123
Posted By SlowLearner
Thumbs up ok shall check diary !

Thanks for the info, I shall check work commitments and book if i can :-)
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Aug-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,123
Posted By SlowLearner
Question Stoopid questions.

Hi !

Have read this thread and this seems like an ideal opportunity to turn up and meet my fellow DSC members.

I was coming along to a Surrey rideout.... until i had a small off :-(

Still bike is...
Forum: 999 / 749 10-Jul-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By SlowLearner
i do need a tank !

Hi, after a recent spill i do need a new tank.

Am not familiar with the carbon tank so excuse the stupid questions ! :

1, How much bigger physically than the std tank is it ?
2, is it road legal or...
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Jul-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By SlowLearner
OK Thanks, will let you know what P&H say...

OK Thanks, will let you know what P&H say tomorrow and then see how i feel about it.
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Jul-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By SlowLearner
Thanks for the offer AK The bike is at P&H...

Thanks for the offer AK
The bike is at P&H for a quote presently, i might take you up on the offer if they give me a heart attack, which i suspect they will :-(

Where abouts are you, and i guess...
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Jul-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By SlowLearner
Am fully comp but not sure i want to claim and be...

Am fully comp but not sure i want to claim and be paying overinflated premiums for years ???
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Jul-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By SlowLearner
Unhappy Disaster :-(

I thought my name was quite apt, but clearly i underestimated this !

Last Friday was pottering back froma coffee stop, its about 4 miles home but of course takes 30+ on a nice day.....

Proceeding...
Forum: Product Reviews 29-Jun-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,085
Posted By SlowLearner
Question Luggage for a 999s Monoposto ???

Hi guys

The title says it all, know of any luggage for a monoposto, ie no rear footrest hangers to bolt stuff to !

I have so far managed with a small Oxford tankbag, and a medium sized rucksack....
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