42!? Holy crap, be sensible. Sell that 998 murdercycle [to me], and get your things in order.This is a great thread and encouraging to hear that you guys that are older than i am are still enjoying your Ducati super bikes. I am 42 and I thought I was a bit long in the tooth for my 998. Nonsense!
Hey, post a photo of those puppies! The don't mention them for Ducati on their website so I wanted to see what you got. -GordoI installed the Helibars yesterday, and apart from a fiddly throttle reassembly that was a quick and easy job. The first attempt resulted in a throttle that was slow to return. I tried to live with something like that once on a race bike and the resulting crash wasn't much fun at all. So I took my time about disassembling and reassembling until it was right.
The Helibars definitely make the ride more comfortable. I wasn't miserable with the stock bars, but these are certainly better. And I took it on a much better road with some long, sweeping turns and almost no traffic this time. Woo hoo!
The mirrors are worthless, but I guess I can live with that.
Hello Gordo, I'd be happy to post some photos, but it's pretty hard to see the difference. I'll direct you to this post, though, in which the original poster used Helibars in conjunction with a SpeedyMoto top clam to gain over an inch of rise. He has a before and after photo that shows the difference.Hey, post a photo of those puppies!