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Forum: Ducati Discussion July 11th, 2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By pilotbarr
Decide if you want to fight it or hire a lawyer...

Decide if you want to fight it or hire a lawyer to fight it. A lawyer will be major bucks.

At your first hearing ask for court appointed lawyer, as provided for the indigent. They probably won't...
Forum: 1098/1198 May 31st, 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By pilotbarr
Did you have to take the chain off?

Did you have to take the chain off?
Forum: 1098/1198 May 31st, 2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By pilotbarr
1098S rear shock adjustment

The rebound adjustment on my 1098S is unusable. I tried enlarging the access hole, but it isn't going to work. Is there any solution for this well known problem? (other than a new shock). Does anyone...
Forum: 1098/1198 January 31st, 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,368
Posted By pilotbarr
The 1098 has TONS of power and will wheelie...

The 1098 has TONS of power and will wheelie unintentionally from just throttle application in the 1st and second (and maybe third).

Also, it has the power to spin the rear wheel and lowside if...
Forum: 1098/1198 January 15th, 2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,677
Posted By pilotbarr
First, find how many clicks out every adjustment...

First, find how many clicks out every adjustment is and WRITE THAT DOWN AND SAVE IT. This way you can go back to where you began. Also, the shop (not owners) manual CD has the stock settings.
...
Forum: 1098/1198 January 3rd, 2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By pilotbarr
There really are two seperate issues here: 1....

There really are two seperate issues here:
1. Understanding racers line
2. Actually being the one that goes fast(er).

Knowing or being one doesn't mean knowing or being the other.

We're all...
Forum: 1098/1198 January 1st, 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,348
Posted By pilotbarr
Don't need the fairing but what kind of race...

Don't need the fairing but what kind of race fairings did you put on your bike? Can you tell us anything about the experience? How much weight did you take off the bike? Other mods? Pics?
Forum: 1098/1198 December 26th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,095
Posted By pilotbarr
Where would I get a such a spring for my 1098...

Where would I get a such a spring for my 1098 stock olins?
Forum: 1098/1198 December 26th, 2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By pilotbarr
Racing Line

Took a class that introduced me to the track. Guy was pretty fast and very experienced (37 years of racing). Anyway, he showed us the classic "racing line" which is the widest arc around a corner,...
Forum: 1098/1198 December 26th, 2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,095
Posted By pilotbarr
I weigh 220 with 20lbs of gear.

I weigh 220 with 20lbs of gear.
Forum: 1098/1198 December 20th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,095
Posted By pilotbarr
I have a DUCATI ride height adjuster. It's built...

I have a DUCATI ride height adjuster. It's built into the bike by DUCATI.

Everyone's solution is to sell you another piece of stuff. No one knows how to adjust what comes on the bike.

I just...
Forum: 1098/1198 December 20th, 2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,095
Posted By pilotbarr
Raise my rear ride height

I have a 1098S and my rear ride height is adjusted all the way down. This is stock setting. I am wondering what the effect of raising my rear ride height. My front forks are showing 5/8" (3 lines) on...
Forum: 1098/1198 December 17th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By pilotbarr
Race Fairings

So...I'm contemplating putting race fairings on my 1098. Not sure I'll actually DO IT, but, maybe. Right now it's a street legal take to the track bike. It would be for track days, not actual racing....
Forum: 1098/1198 November 15th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By pilotbarr
I have them mapped for Q2's. Just wondering how...

I have them mapped for Q2's. Just wondering how to determine which setting (0-9) to set it at?
Forum: 1098/1198 November 15th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By pilotbarr
Nemesis traction control

I have Dunlop Q2's. Anyone with suggestions on how to determine which setting to use? Anyone have they system. It's mostly for track days.
Forum: 1098/1198 November 8th, 2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,446
Posted By pilotbarr
Do you really need the special tool to do the...

Do you really need the special tool to do the clutch?
Forum: 1098/1198 November 8th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
Yes, thanks for the feed back. It was definitely...

Yes, thanks for the feed back. It was definitely the back end breaking loose. The guy following me verified that. He said his thought as he watched me was "He's not getting away with that". And the...
Forum: 1098/1198 November 8th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
Yes, toe protector is scuffed.

Yes, toe protector is scuffed.
Forum: 1098/1198 November 8th, 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
Well here's a photo of the damage 65659

Well here's a photo of the damage
65659
Forum: 1098/1198 November 8th, 2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,202
Posted By pilotbarr
Ducatis have great looks, a great motor, great...

Ducatis have great looks, a great motor, great handling and great brakes. Tranny and dry clutch leave something to be desired. Ducatis are expensive, but you get it back when you sell it. (they tend...
Forum: 1098/1198 November 8th, 2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
Well the tire was definitely spinning once the...

Well the tire was definitely spinning once the bike tipped over:D

Accident was caused by rider error. He combined high lean angle (boot was scraping) with power to exceed the traction of the...
Forum: 1098/1198 November 7th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
Has anyone used Lockhart Phillips "Body Doubles"...

Has anyone used Lockhart Phillips "Body Doubles" OEM fairings?
Forum: 1098/1198 November 7th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
As far as my geometry, its a stock 1098S....

As far as my geometry, its a stock 1098S. Stickier tires might have helped. But the question is, just how does one find the limit of traction? I WAS under the impression I could ride until I slipped...
Forum: 1098/1198 November 7th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
PPIR is Pikes Peak International Raceway south of...

PPIR is Pikes Peak International Raceway south of Colorado Springs.

The pics aren't anything spectacular. It wore a hole through the middle fairing. Otherwise just a bunch of scratches. I'm...
Forum: 1098/1198 November 7th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By pilotbarr
Down at the track

Turn 8, PPIR (colorado), hard drive out and she low sided me with NO warning (I'm fine). I'd been getting warning, she'd slide but not give way, this time is was me off, on my butt, watching my bike...
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