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Old 07-Aug-2009, 11:50 AM
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Looking at a ST3 ABS

Going to look at A ST3 ABS model. What maintenance commitments are involved with having ABS on a bike ? On a car its really nothing unless a wheel sensor goes (100 to 200 fix)
I dont really ride my bikes hard and tend to avoid riding in the rain so Im thinking the ABS would never actually cut in for me. Are there any other things you notice on a ABS bike, is the Ducati system reliable ?

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Old 07-Aug-2009, 12:55 PM
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Some info on the model history and ABS here:

http://www.ducatiwiki.net/index.php?title=Model_History

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Old 07-Aug-2009, 09:10 PM
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Had mine for a year now new ecu, new tank (fuel leak) this happened to my st4 too all under warranty
ABS..... fingers crossed.
Love the bike and I would buy again

Just so as not to put you off my 999 is in for new ECU as I type gulp.
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Old 21-Aug-2009, 08:23 AM
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ABS is pretty trick and works well. If you don't like it you can turn it off. But you never know when you really need it and it does help. You can hit a patch of oil or water or sand or gravel or ice at anytime. Almost 5 years on mine and no problems yet.
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Bike was sold before I could get to view it.
They'll be another for sale in a month or two !
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Bike was sold before I could get to view it.
They'll be another for sale in a month or two !

Got a nice ST4S with full luggage for sale...................otherwise ebay is your friend.

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Had mine for a year now new ecu, new tank (fuel leak) this happened to my st4 too all under warranty
ABS..... fingers crossed.
Love the bike and I would buy again

Just so as not to put you off my 999 is in for new ECU as I type gulp.
There is a much cheaper solution for an ECU failure than on offer from a dealer - drop a PM to Antonye and he will save you a lot of money!

Chris
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