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Forum: 999 / 749 04-Sep-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By bigtwin
Mine is a 2005 (2004 model year) with 30,000 on...

Mine is a 2005 (2004 model year) with 30,000 on the clock - no sign of any of the issues referred to.

Draw your own conclusions.
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Jul-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,092
Posted By bigtwin
There is only one way to decide - toss a...

There is only one way to decide - toss a coin.

If you don't like the result, you have your answer - simples!!!
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Jan-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By bigtwin
Find out who Gizmo (Ducati up North) sold his...

Find out who Gizmo (Ducati up North) sold his bike to. He had one on the bike he sold.
Forum: DSC & Ducati Events 20-May-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,868
Posted By bigtwin
Possibly, but I'll be camping (of sorts) at...

Possibly, but I'll be camping (of sorts) at Cadwell along with quite a few others.
Forum: Insurance 29-Mar-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By bigtwin
These guys stopped doing bike insurance on 1st Jan 2010!

Acting on this recommendation, I gave them a call and discovered, as the title says, that these guys stopped doing bike insurance on 1st Jan 2010!
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Dec-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By bigtwin
Talking We know all about that dont we Neil!! Sorry! Ian

We know all about that dont we Neil!! Sorry!

Ian
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 14-Oct-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By bigtwin
All the best Andy for a speedy recovery.

All the best Andy for a speedy recovery.
Forum: Product Reviews 21-Jul-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,570
Posted By bigtwin
I also have a Dianese one and have no problems...

I also have a Dianese one and have no problems above 50mph. Daft question I know, but, have you adjusted the volume?

Ian
Forum: 999 / 749 09-Jun-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,118
Posted By bigtwin
35mpg does seem low! Its a while since I...

35mpg does seem low! Its a while since I measured mine but I'm sure mine is typically between 40 - 45mpg.
Forum: 999 / 749 09-Jun-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,118
Posted By bigtwin
999s with asymetric termis - anything between 85...

999s with asymetric termis - anything between 85 - 115miles when the low fuel light comes on. You will get quite a low figure if you dont brim it when you fill up. I always sit on the bike holding...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 05-May-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By bigtwin
I dont know if you can pre-book but I've never...

I dont know if you can pre-book but I've never had any trouble booking what I've wanted to ride on the day andf I've ridden pretty much every bike that's been on offer.

The 1000 insurance excess...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 23-Nov-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,360
Posted By bigtwin
Christ, what with me in Allestree that makes four...

Christ, what with me in Allestree that makes four of us! Damn near a club i'd say!
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Nov-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,360
Posted By bigtwin
Hi, I'm in Derby (999) and occassionally get...

Hi,

I'm in Derby (999) and occassionally get along to the Notts meet but haven't yet managed to get to the Congleton meet.

PM me and we can exchange contact details.
Forum: 999 / 749 25-Apr-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,671
Posted By bigtwin
Same error codes as I had. See my updated post...

Same error codes as I had. See my updated post today for a diagnosis.
Forum: 999 / 749 25-Apr-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By bigtwin
The bike was delivered to Ducati Leeds who have...

The bike was delivered to Ducati Leeds who have done a great job. When I called this morning to see how things were going the signs weren't too good ("the technician is scratching his head and so are...
Forum: 999 / 749 23-Apr-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By bigtwin
The Dreaded EOBD light is on!

About a week ago, my Datatool System 3 started alarming almost as soon as the alram was set. I established that it was the movement sensor that was triggering it. Short term solution was to...
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Apr-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By bigtwin
I've done one, week long, continental trip so far...

I've done one, week long, continental trip so far (approx 2000 miles). I'm 6'3" tall and haven't found it too uncomfortable (a bit less comfortable than my previous 900ssie on which I did a number...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 23-Jan-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 982
Posted By bigtwin
I have one with exactly the same markings. I...

I have one with exactly the same markings. I bought it, along with DP titanium cans, for my 900ss so believe that it should be the DP item.

I have since sold the cans so would be open to offers on...
Forum: 999 / 749 15-Aug-2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By bigtwin
Christ, there's a few to choose from...

Christ, there's a few to choose from there!

Thanks
Forum: 999 / 749 15-Aug-2005, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By bigtwin
36mm socket - stockists?

I am well into the territory of needing to adjust my chain. I have seen various posts on the topic but havent seen anything about where to buy the 36mm socket from.

I have tried two branches of...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 29-Jul-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By bigtwin
Thanks guys - very informative! Might just get...

Thanks guys - very informative!

Might just get them.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 26-Jul-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By bigtwin
I was thinking of using them for 'touring' and...

I was thinking of using them for 'touring' and want to travel light. Are they more compact?

Do they only last a few uses or are they reasonably robust?
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 26-Jul-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By bigtwin
SLICK Wet Weather Suits

Has anyone bought used one of these suits (or similar)?

Are they effective (waterproof (and durable))?

They look as though they would be more compact than a standard oversuit (when not in use) and...
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Jul-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By bigtwin
Cheers Andy I will give it a go when I get a...

Cheers Andy

I will give it a go when I get a chance through the week.

Thanks again.
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Jul-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By bigtwin
Thanks Andy B & HW. How easy is it to take...

Thanks Andy B & HW.

How easy is it to take the nose cone off? Presumably you need to take the main fairing panels off first? Then what?
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Jul-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By bigtwin
Got a tool! Now trying to fit the screen. Next...

Got a tool! Now trying to fit the screen.

Next Question:

How the fcuk do you get to the lowest pair of screws? I struggled to get to them taking them off but managed it. As I 'm getting them...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Jun-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By bigtwin
I've just had the DP 'Gel' seat fitted and can...

I've just had the DP 'Gel' seat fitted and can confirm that it works a treat.

I didn't know it was there on a 110 mile non stop blast on Monday morning with the return trip in the evening. Cant...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Jun-2005, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By bigtwin
Thanks guys. It seems like it's pot luck whether...

Thanks guys. It seems like it's pot luck whether you get the tool or not - a bit like the 'managed start' feature. Some have it, mine doesn't!
Forum: 999 / 749 21-Jun-2005, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By bigtwin
I have just checked the tool kit and - nothing! ...

I have just checked the tool kit and - nothing! Should it be in the red tool bag or is it tucked away somewhere else?
Forum: 999 / 749 21-Jun-2005, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By bigtwin
Well *ugger me! Didn't even give it a thought. ...

Well *ugger me! Didn't even give it a thought. Assumed that the need to remove the screen would not be considered a routine task and that the fastener was too special! Will go and check!
Forum: 999 / 749 21-Jun-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By bigtwin
Screen Tool?

I've recently bought an MRA screen and am curious about the 'screw' fasteners that hold trhe screen on. The smallest Torx driver that I had was a T-10 - too big! Popped into Halfords this evening...
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Apr-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By bigtwin
UKRR, just had a look at the manual. Starting is...

UKRR,
just had a look at the manual. Starting is detailed on page 47 but there is no mention of 'servo' assited starting.

what year and model is your bike?
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Apr-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By bigtwin
Thanks guys. I guess the battery must be duff...

Thanks guys. I guess the battery must be duff because if a 250 mile trip wouldn't charge it what would!

Even at running in revs (up to 5.5k rpm) there should be enough juice coming out of the...
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Apr-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By bigtwin
I had a vague recollection about the 'auto' start...

I had a vague recollection about the 'auto' start routine and, since mine doesn't do that, had assumed that it applied only to certain models (05 or 749/999Rs?). Just to make sure I have just nipped...
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Apr-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By bigtwin
First ride (and help query) on my new 999s

Picked up (in a van) my new 999s (04 model) on Saturday. On Sunday went for a 250 mile round trip to Wales and loved it! The seat is a little harder than my old 900SS (i.e.) and, surprisingly, the...
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Apr-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By bigtwin
I used to use Merit Tyres in Leatherhead - they...

I used to use Merit Tyres in Leatherhead - they offer a ride in ride out service.
Forum: 999 / 749 28-Mar-2005, 01:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By bigtwin
Cheers guys. Looks like the '04 option lends...

Cheers guys.

Looks like the '04 option lends itself to a progressive upgrade. The termi's would have to be first though!

Thanks again.
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Mar-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By bigtwin
999S Specs - 04 versus 05

I'm in the early stages of looking at buying a new 2004 999S and notice that the spec sheet for the 2005 999S indicates that:

"The motorcycle comes with a racing kit that includes a complete...
Forum: 999 / 749 31-Jan-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By bigtwin
Quick response Mav! As I say, I haven't decided...

Quick response Mav!

As I say, I haven't decided whether it will be new or used, parallel or UK. I have reservations about the parrallel route for the very reasons that you cite but wondered what...
Forum: 999 / 749 31-Jan-2005, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By bigtwin
Parallel Imports

I am looking to buy a 749s in the very near future and haven't decided yet whether it will be new or used. However, I have seen various ads (Taz etc) in MCN for new parallel imports at between 1k...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2004, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By bigtwin
Epilogue

Isn't life a bugger!
Having replaced the regulator I was still getting high voltage readings.

Turns out the (cheap and nasty) digital voltmeter didn't like being switched on for too long and was...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 11-Jul-2004, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By bigtwin
Thanks for the replies. Looks like I need a new...

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I need a new regulator then - I guess I knew that all along!

Any views on how long before the battery cries "enough enough, I cant take all this voltage any...
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Jul-2004, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By bigtwin
Should it have been on the SS board? Probably;...

Should it have been on the SS board? Probably; however I figured that since most of the posts on this subject have been on the superbike boards that was where I would get most replies!

Consensus...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Jul-2004, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By bigtwin
Different Regulator Problem?

I have read many of the posts on this topic and all seem to relate to a lack of charging. I suspect that I am suffering from an overcharging problem. A summary of my experience follows:
After...
Forum: 999 / 749 09-Jul-2004, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By bigtwin
Different regulator problem?

I have read many of the posts on this topic and all seem to relate to a lack of charging. I suspect that I am suffering from an overcharging problem. A summary of my experience follows:
After...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Apr-2004, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By bigtwin
Help! Alarm won\'t de-activate

My bike is fitted with a Datatool Evo Plus and, following a glorious ride out on Sunday, the alarm wont de-activate. The battery in the fob seems to be ok but I have not replaced it yet. Is there...
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