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How do you treat a low production # bike like a PS Repilca?

  • Ride the snot out of it, and do 2000 miles a month!

    Votes: 74 68.5%
  • Low miles it, on a sunny sunday gathering.

    Votes: 30 27.8%
  • Store it.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Put it in the living room!

    Votes: 4 3.7%

Ride the crap out of it, or baby it?

3943 Views 33 Replies 25 Participants Last post by  DucMike
Okay, I have seena couple of threads now about limited production bikes, suoerbikes, etc.... and how some believe that they should be kept low miles and ridden occassionally.
Others believe that should be ridden, tracked, and the like.

That being said, please participate in this poll.

I am a believer of ride the hell out of it, BTW.
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Ducati 900SS Final Edition #208 of 300 imported to the US, one of 800 sold worldwide.

Mileage when purchased in 1998: 3
Mileage when sold in 2005: 39,000 (give or take)

Track Days: 11
Crashes: 3 (one a driveway tip-over without me on it)
Bodywork: Aftermarket (DP)
Frame: replaced after on-street crash

And did the new owner decide to return it to stock when he bought it? HELL NO!

Gawd, wait'll you guys see it. I got a sneak preview when I visited MotoWheels a coupla weeks ago and it's shaping up to be friggin' gorgeous.

Martin -- take a pic of the frame and post it so people can "ooo" and "aah" and drool over it.

Bottom line: this was not a pampered garage queen!!!
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Opinion #2

I have dreams of buying a perfectly restored 200 Elite and putting it on a low pedestal in my family room.
MikeM said:
Freakin' shame Bayliss rode that F06 at Monza last week. Talk about a limited edition bike. Could have crashed it. Could have broken the motor. But NOOO-OOOH... He had to go out and ride it. Probably gonna need a top-end rebuild soon. Dummy.
What are you talking about, Mike? He was clearly "babying" it. lol

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