This has to go down as the most riveting thread on the forum.
Actually does anyone know we nominate a forum thread for a Pulitzer?
It does sound like a camp fire story but the way you two gents have put your thoughts into words have made it so entertaining. Keep it going please? I'm waiting for my fix of the day...Writing this all so far really brought back so many things I had not thought about in some time. And when I read it all it’s sounds like such a crazy story.
However, and matt would most likely agree with this, if anything we are underplaying how crazy the whole thing was.
It really was epic.
When Ducati deleted the beautiful graphics in 1998 the result was boring. The graphics on my 1995 916 was one element that drew me to the bike. The one time I took it to the track I bought a rashed set of fairings and installed frame sliders as well, there was no way I was going to chance rashing the original fairings. Besides, I don't think I would have had a lot of fun on the bike out of fear of dropping it, so it would have been a waste of time. That said, with the used fairings and sliders, I let it rip on the track and low-sided later in the day, the bike went down on it's left side and I went rolling on the tarmac in the other direction. The bike spun on the frame slider and came to rest off the track. I thought for sure the tank or tail would be messed up, but the slider kept them clean, I was amazed. Beautiful SPS btw. I would keep it in a bubble as well.