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finally picked up my new 1098 today! what a sexy B*tch! will deffinately take alot of getting used to though, very very different feel from my Triumph Daytona 675. Front end feels really loose and jiggly. However im sure once i get to playing with the suspension settings some it will feel solid. Also the vibration is pretty intense compared to what im used to. So what is the concensus with breaking in these bikes? i allways just broke in my Triumphs the way i intended to ride them and never had a problem, any reason why i shouldnt do the same with the ducati? Well anyway i am super happy with the bike overall thus far and look forward to sharing information with everyone on the board. Also if anyone could recomend suspension settings for a 160lb guy who does mostly street riding on fairly bad roads in colorado?
 

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Congrats man and good luck !!!!!
Very good choice ! :conveyer:
I'm picking up mine next w month ( full termignoni exhaust ,ECU and HP air filter ) ;)

:confused: ANY PICS ????
 

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Don't ride it hard and don't ride it easy, vary the rpm, make sure its warmed up b4 you ride. for the 1st 1000mi stay under 6500 (i know that's gonna be hard) and don't break in it in traffic! Find the empty roads. dump the oil in a couple hundred miles. There was a huge discussion on this topic a couple weeks back, for which every guy here seemed to have his own opinion. this is my way.
 

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not yesterday but was there today and picked it up. the one in the showroom was/is mine it just took a while to get the financing done, ive had a deposit on it since the unvieling. So when do you get yours? the power is nice, im hoping it gets faster as it breaks in but its deffinately quicker than my Daytona 675 which is now my girlfriends bike. Got a great deal too if you push erico hard enough they will work hard for you, of course i got to be high on the list because this is the 3rd bike ive bought from them in 3 years. They are the best dealer ive dealt with since ive been riding (about 8 years now). Who are you dealing with? i would recomend dealing with Chris he is a good guy.
 

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how do i post pics?
 

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not sure exactly where I am on the list....i also put a deposit down on the unveiling. what do you mean by got a good deal....do you mean you got it for less than msrp? known these guys a while..2nd bike in 3 years (speed triple). what did they charge you for set-up freight etc?

thanks in advance
 

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Stevelkinevil said:
how do i post pics?

When you start a new post scroll down to additional options and click manage attachments Then upload your pics, and submit you post.
 

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pics

here is a couple of pics after her first wax today!
 

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Nice !!

Thanks for sharing ! :yo:
 

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I love it!!! I just picked mine up last Thursday and took it out for the first real ride (over 25 miles) and broke 135 miles. I was asking a few people at the dealership if I should dump the oil and filter. From past purcheses I have always dumped the oil & filter after 100 miles. This was due to the case oils used in the manufacturing. I was told that Ducati is running the engines for 15 min. for a complete heat cycle and then dumping the oil and filter. What do you think?? Also I agree that the suspention is very stiff however I will most likley not mess with it till my 600 mile service.

Cheers.
 

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Sweet looking bike - I've had my deposit on a base 1098 with Erico since 3 weeks before the unveiling. Eric is my sales guy and he told me that the 1098s lot rolls in first, then the base models. I'm # 5 on a list of about 20 - so I'm hoping you were # 4 then! Eric siad they have had one base 1098 arrive (yours) and they should start rolling in afterwards.

I had a Ducati 900ss and an R6 previous to this bike - sold them both to make room for this beast. CO altitude takes about 15% off of your peak HP - so I figure after break in I will add the pipes and CPU to bring it back to roughly stock performance at sea level.

I love the scenery here in CO - but HATE the power it robs!

- Rob
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Rob,
I agree with the altitude comment. It's amazing riding these 1,000's at sea level and then riding them here....i would probably own a 600 at sea level and am unimpressed with 1,000's here. My friends MV 1000s lofts the wheel with just constant acceleration at sea level....haven't found a bike here that will do that!

Let us know when you get yours as mine is most likely 1 or 2 behind yours.

Also interested in what advantages the full system gives you here.....are you considering going one tooth down on the front to compensate as well?
 

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Rob,
I agree with the altitude comment. It's amazing riding these 1,000's at sea level and then riding them here....i would probably own a 600 at sea level and am unimpressed with 1,000's here. My friends MV 1000s lofts the wheel with just constant acceleration at sea level....haven't found a bike here that will do that!

Let us know when you get yours as mine is most likely 1 or 2 behind yours.

Also interested in what advantages the full system gives you here.....are you considering going one tooth down on the front to compensate as well?
mkdiehl - you live in morison? We should go riding.... I ride through there a lot at the beginning of my mountain rides - I usually ride solo.

The full system opens it up a bit more and is good for an additional 10-15 HP I have read (at sea level). I will keep the gearing stock for a while - I went up a couple teeth in the rear on my R6 and found that I missed having the lower RPS in top gearwhen I just wanteds to cruise without winding it out. The R6 was highly modified and would get light in the front with WOT in 2nd at 6000 feet - but now power wheelies :( I'm hoping for more out of the 1098 up here. I'm getting antsy with this nice weather now!
 

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Congrats on the bike. I don't mean to be a killjoy but a sloppy front end and vibrating sound like shit to me. I'm looking to make the plung but have never been a ducati owner before. For the price of the bike I don't expect problems like that. Help me understand.
 

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actually im not sure why but the next time i rode the bike it didnt feel that way at all, couldnt begin to tell you why.
 

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I was gonna post this earlier (actually thought I did) But I was gonna say its probably you just getting used to it. New tires, new bike new everything compared to what you had previously.

I'll feel the same way tomorrow riding home thinking.. man this is so not like my R1...

Congrats on your bike btw.
 
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