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Old 11-21-2009, 08:55 PM   #2021
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out for a ride today. a rider i have never ridden with joined me and some friends...
we were on an old backroad, there's lots of gravel. he approached a slight curve going way to fast and panicked. locked up both tires and hit the ground. got thrown off the bike. and slid a couple hundred feet.
there were many factors in the accident; speed, experience, tires, attitude, location of part of the road he was riding on...
he was speeding, trying to keep up with more experienced riders who know these backroads, he hit his front break hard in gravel, his front tire was bald, he had a very squid-like attitude , and tire skid marks show he was pretty much on the shoulder (where gravel always is on pretty much any highway).







just wanted to share. ride at your own pace. be careful.
it's just crazy. this **** happened right in front of me. kinda in awe....
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:08 AM   #2022
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About a month after I bought it and the night I put on my Yoshimura pipe.
Not too many mods for now, this spring I'm getting the shocks valved and new springs, 520 conversion probably stock gearing, also going to paint it.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:26 AM   #2023
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Fellow bikers across the pond, where are some good online retailers for one piece race leathers who will ship to England ? Alpine star/Dainese or anything decent, needs to be able to fit a fat bastid though
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:18 PM   #2024
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Fellow bikers across the pond, where are some good online retailers for one piece race leathers who will ship to England ? Alpine star/Dainese or anything decent, needs to be able to fit a fat bastid though
Try cyclegear.com and motorcycle-superstore.com, call and see if they will ship to you.

As for riding suits, the problem with Italian suits like A-Stars and Dainese, is that they seem to be made for small Italians. You usually have to go up one or two sizes larger to fit.

Make sure you try out the suits from a local dealer first, when you find the right suit and size, find it online. You can save yourself sometimes half the cost from a local dealer.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:19 PM   #2025
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out for a ride today. a rider i have never ridden with joined me and some friends...
we were on an old backroad, there's lots of gravel. he approached a slight curve going way to fast and panicked. locked up both tires and hit the ground. got thrown off the bike. and slid a couple hundred feet.
there were many factors in the accident; speed, experience, tires, attitude, location of part of the road he was riding on...
he was speeding, trying to keep up with more experienced riders who know these backroads, he hit his front break hard in gravel, his front tire was bald, he had a very squid-like attitude , and tire skid marks show he was pretty much on the shoulder (where gravel always is on pretty much any highway).







just wanted to share. ride at your own pace. be careful.
it's just crazy. this **** happened right in front of me. kinda in awe....
Holy shlt!! Is he OK??
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:10 PM   #2026
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #2027
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2004 R6

About a month after I bought it and the night I put on my Yoshimura pipe.
Not too many mods for now, this spring I'm getting the shocks valved and new springs, 520 conversion probably stock gearing, also going to paint it.
I have the same bike, will post some pics but I went ahead and powder coated all the silver bits black and it REALLY cleaned up the bike alot, I haven't done anything with the pipe yet. Hopefuly next summer I go Mivv and a heatwrapped pipe up to it and completely get rid of the silver. Nice riding bike tho.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #2028
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Holy shlt!! Is he OK??
yeah he's ok. he got out of the hospital this morning. just had some road rash on his butt/hip and knees.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:58 AM   #2029
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:23 AM   #2030
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pleased hes ok

been there done it myself but i realised that i was out of my depth and took it easy and let the others go but when you get that red mist its a bloody dangerous place to be for sure

and if he was wearing full leathers tut tut

nice gixer by the looks of it too ( or it was anyways )

how fast was he going ?

coz it looks like his bike rolled a fair way to smash it up that bad
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:27 AM   #2031
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #2032
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The 848 and 1098/1198 are all physically the same size, using the same bodywork.

So I'm assuming you are purely talking about the engine size, which is substantial but not overkill.

The difference between the 1098 and 848 isn't that great, and if you have the skill to handle the 848 V-Twin or 600 I4, you can handle the 1098.

Also, your depreciation will be far less with the used bike. A two year old 1098 with 5,000 miles has already hit the large part of it's depreciation, especially when you consider many have expensive mods like Termi pipes.

While a new 848 will lose you thousands in the next couple of years.
Yeah, I was referring to engine size. Maybe it's psychological! Hell, if Ducati offered a 600cc version with the same 848/1098 body styling, I'd probably be more prone to opt for that. LOL!

I agree with you about the depreciation, and I'd be more than willing to opt for a used Duc. The problem is that there aren't any available in my area. I've checked CycleTrader daily, and no local dealers had any used 848's.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:04 PM   #2033
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Yeah, I was referring to engine size. Maybe it's psychological! Hell, if Ducati offered a 600cc version with the same 848/1098 body styling, I'd probably be more prone to opt for that. LOL!

I agree with you about the depreciation, and I'd be more than willing to opt for a used Duc. The problem is that there aren't any available in my area. I've checked CycleTrader daily, and no local dealers had any used 848's.
type ducati into craigslist and search, or find a ducati forum and browse, theyre out there.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:13 PM   #2034
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type ducati into craigslist and search, or find a ducati forum and browse, theyre out there.
I'm on Ducati.ms! I met one of the guys from Pro Italia there. I've got multiple deals in the works.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:43 PM   #2035
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:20 PM   #2037
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Check out this smokin' deal snikwad...

$14,350 OTD....which includes the price of the bike, tax & licensing, GAP and a solo cover. I was also given a 7.9% apr as well.

I need a hook up on some new leathers and some SIDI Vortice's. Snik, hook it up!
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:16 PM   #2038
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Check out this smokin' deal snikwad...

$14,350 OTD....which includes the price of the bike, tax & licensing, GAP and a solo cover. I was also given a 7.9% apr as well.

I need a hook up on some new leathers and some SIDI Vortice's. Snik, hook it up!
vortie are on sale at 2 places online, ONLY in white. Otherwise most people sell SIDI for the same price.
as for leathers, call my man Brad at superbike supply.828 252 2280

thats a good ass deal, im keeping my fingers crossed for next year, but since i need a AW, or SG M3, i may be shopping for a salvage title 1098 or 1198 and tracking it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:19 PM   #2039
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The 848 is very hard to find used right now, you will find 3 times more 1098s than 848s on the used bike market. You may have no choice to buy it new, but do yourself a favor and test ride a used 1098 at the dealership before you buy a new 848, it maybe closer and less intimidating that you think.
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^agreed.

here we go...
http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/b...cle_boots.html

i cannot remember where else i saw them tho
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