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  1. Birth of a Legend - 999

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    From what I understood the 999r requires different tools to do the valve work than the standard 999. At least I was told that from a Ducati shop that said they could not service my 999r beings they did not have the tools. And the shop has been around for years. Of course that was about 4...
  2. So I picked up a $500 996!!!

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    I live in Redding, ca, same city as the OP. I am guessing it sold so cheap because the nearest Ducati dealer is almost 3 hours away. Most people in this town are not really familiar with Ducati or pretty much any motorcycles, its a back ass backwards meth head homeless haven. I feel like I...
  3. Still Admiring the craftsmanship of my 999R Xerox even after a decade

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    I myself have never seen one in real life but then again I live in a city where I am probably the only 999R for 200 miles in any direction That beings said I would take nothing away from 749r, I have read about some of the cool components that they got stock (slipper clutch) that the 999R did...
  4. trying to gauge value

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    Like your Black 999S, I always did admire that model and color. The gold ohlin's complimented the back. East coast prices are 10 to 20 percent lower than here on the west coast. At least that is what I have noticed watching Tens of Thousands of Ducatis I have seen for sale over the last 15...
  5. Still Admiring the craftsmanship of my 999R Xerox even after a decade

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    Looking back at some of my older bikes and comparing the looks of some of the new ones to my Ducati Xerox I can still say I find the looks of he Ducati 999r Xerox very appealing. For me it still looks advanced, it doesn’t look as aged as my R1 looked. I realize the R1 was a older bike, but for...
  6. Voltage regulator issues 1098 - 2008

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    Nice to see they felt it was too dangerous for the 1098 but ok to run in the 999 yet it has the same issues. Sweet
  7. Ducati 999r high voltage readings

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    Not that I am happy your having the same issues as me but I am happy I am not the only one questioning the logic. And yeah, I have had multiple bikes that have not even come close to the problems I have had with this bike. Things that I have found that were made better on the 999R over the other...
  8. Ducati 999r high voltage readings

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    I have spent a lot of time at the track here in full gear when its 115 Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) All of my commuting is on motorcycles and occasionally I like to ride the higher bikes in my stable. You just try not to think about how hot it is and how much faster you can get home on a...
  9. Ducati 999r high voltage readings

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    Took it out today for a short ride to give blood at the blood bank. It was a cooler day, bike never went over 175 degrees. I watched the voltage and it mostly stayed around 13.8 and hit 14.1 once. No check engine light. So, my fear is if I get another one that it wont solve the issue beings...
  10. Ducati 999r high voltage readings

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    I just cant wrap my head around a bike I paid $35K for can be put together with so many shitty components and have so many of these things go out with exactly 4k on the odometer. And yet I can ride a POS DRZ400 SM that I have had 2 hard crashes on and put over 24k miles on it to boot and only...
  11. Ducati 999r high voltage readings

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    Thanks for the response... I have a couple quick questions based on what you wrote, 1) You brought up heat sensitivity and I was wondering if your issues happened like mine when it was excess of 95 degrees outside and the bike was running hot. 2) Is the 999R regulator interchangeable with...
  12. Superbike Universe - The ultimate sportbike collection?

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    Ouch someone cut a hole through the carbon fiber fairings on that 749r and put a frame slider on it. Now for me that is a boner move. The ad confused the crap out of me. One minute it has 121 hp and a incredible machine and the next paragraph it has 108 hp and is a super incredible machine...
  13. Ducati 999r high voltage readings

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    I have been having an issue with high voltage readings on my 999R. So high that the reading says the word "High" and then I get a number of weird numbers where is should read voltage. And then the check engine light comes on. I am using a shorai battery with the Motoelectric Hicap wires. This...
  14. 999s 2005 Main bearing failure :(

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    Not sure what that person above has in his standard 999 but my 999r wont do 180 mph. Been in the mid 175 mph range, but probably would need a lot more room and even then highly doubtful. But I am a little more modest on what I say my bikes can do.
  15. Ducati 999 Best Tires??? (2015)

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    You just need to quit riding with those guys in the C group and come join us in the A group. No matter what the tire is we spin them out of corners with no highsides :wink2:
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