Tx,a few too many lines showing on the forks, me thinks.
3 lines is normal/stock
What's the rear ride height like?
Yep, Here's a photo of mine if that helpsTx,
I will look into that, have hardly ridden it yet and still have to check the suspension settings.
I did surprise once, it practically fell into the corner and as I remember my 748 needed a bit of effort to get in it.
will definately check out the front forks,so you think the front has been lowered?
tx for the heads up.
Amazing bike!! Good move keeping everything oe. Thats a collector already.
Slamming the front end like in the pics will make the thing love to turn. I cant really tell from the pics,but it looks like it's in in the steep rake setting too. I guess we can safely wager that the previous owner had an affinity for twisty roads, or race tracks.
Rear ride height looks to be as stock. Haven't touched preload in the rear, need the c spanner.So is it all riding much better now that you adjusted the front forks? If they were like that upon purchase, Im sure the rear was out of wack too eh? By now Im sure you have it all dialed in.
yes, everything is back to stock, except rear preload, need c spanner.Ditto to what everyone says - absolutely super score on that bike my friend!
I made a killing selling the 996 line back when i was a Ducati Sales Rep and only sold maybe 3-4 of those numbered mods back in the day! Hold onto that sucker forever! Just seeing those Zeus Fasteners again brings back good memories for sure! Wish they never got rid of those to be honest. So is it all riding much better now that you adjusted the front forks? If they were like that upon purchase, Im sure the rear was out of wack too eh? By now Im sure you have it all dialed in.
Congrats to you and seeing these beauties makes me wish I held onto mine!
Don't know why turn in would be much different, perhaps a few extra pounds but you may need everything looked over w fine tooth comb to see why its so much different. Perhaps brand of tires are different which DEF causes those sort of issues?yes, everything is back to stock, except rear preload, need c spanner.
turn in slowed down but will never get to 748 level (don't really need to), 748 did have the base 3 spoke wheels so that prob had some influence as well.
loving every second of it, even at 0 km/h
You have a keen eye sir. It was indeed at steeper rake setting, had that "corrected" during check up. Was a bit too nerveous for me. My 748 was harder to turn in and I liked it like that. 5 rings+rake made it a bit too much for me, especially after so long of a superbike.
and yes, prob a track day nut. He also had speedo cable removed + oilfilter secured.
Ive got the 998,witch is identical geometry wise. I keep mine in the steep rake setting, and rase or lower the front and rear to get it to turn how i like at different venues. But i only use it at the track. I dont have experience with the Panigale, but this chassis imo is the most solid, versatile and easy to set up ive come across. And ive been riding /racing sense i was 9.