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Hi all - just picked up my 899 Panigale (red) this past weekend. Stepped up from a ninja 300 and absolutely loving it. Of course only put 80 miles on her and already have the cold start problem. Usually have to key it on/off and keep trying for about 20min. Taking it into the shop this weekend (kind of pisses me off for a 15k bike), but seems to be related to the charcoal canister.

Getting a fender eliminator fitted on too, no other aftermarket parts yet. I don't find the pegs to be slippery and fit on the bike perfectly (about 5'7").

Definitely looking forward to learning more from these forums, let me know if you're in the area!

Cheers!
 

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Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear you've had a problem already, fortunately we don't seem to of had this problem with the UK model (no carbon filter thingy). Re the pegs not being slippy, wait till you ride it, or get caught in the wet, you'll more than likely change your mind!!
 

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Where did you pick up your bike? I got mine from European Cycle Sports in Plano. Granted I have only just under 200 miles on mine but (knock wood) have had no issues at all yet!

I probably just jinxed myself, but hopefully not! 😳


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I picked mine up from the Advanced Motorsports (AMS) team in Dallas. They have three master techs and it's around the corner from me, so figured I'd be there a lot!
 

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Hi all - just picked up my 899 Panigale (red) this past weekend. Stepped up from a ninja 300 and absolutely loving it. Of course only put 80 miles on her and already have the cold start problem. Usually have to key it on/off and keep trying for about 20min. Taking it into the shop this weekend (kind of pisses me off for a 15k bike), but seems to be related to the charcoal canister.

Getting a fender eliminator fitted on too, no other aftermarket parts yet. I don't find the pegs to be slippery and fit on the bike perfectly (about 5'7").

Definitely looking forward to learning more from these forums, let me know if you're in the area!

Cheers!
Welcome aboard @Littleozzie

For the issue you might want to give this thread a good read http://www.899panigale.org/forum/ducati-899-troubleshooting/658-weird-starting-issue.html

How long did you have the ninja 300 for?
 

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No problemo, seems like the trick is to hold the throttle open at lower rpms to keep her going when you run in to starting issues.

@dissonanz; posted this video ;)


So true with the love at first ride!
 

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Thanks! I've given that a pretty good read through.

I had the ninja for a few weeks and then made the mistake of test riding the 899. Love at first ride.


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I hate it when that happens. I had my SV650 for about four months when the 899 came along.
 

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Thanks for the video! I think I may have a different issue as I can't even get far enough with starting the bike to open the throttle. She hasn't died once started, but getting the engine going is the main problem. Getting it picked up tomorrow or Friday so I'll let you know what they find.


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Congratz on the new bike!

I was looking at an 899 and am now considering the 1199R and AMS is my local dealer. I recently moved to Las Colinas along with my 2013 20th Anniversary 796 and wife.

I took it in to AMS for my Termi install along with many other parts and they removed my carbon canister at the same time. I'm finally ready for the 600 service and 14T swap... they told me to forget the break in and ride it hard so that they can tighten everything up and get me back on the road.

They really took care of me and I recommend them to everyone in the Dallas area.

Enjoy!
 

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Where is the charcoal canister located?
 

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Hi all - just picked up my 899 Panigale (red) this past weekend. Stepped up from a ninja 300 and absolutely loving it. ... snip
Hi there ... I'm planning on getting a Ninja 300 first too and then moving up to the 899. Consequently I'm really interested in your impressions and experience moving from the 300 to the 899. You didn't find it too big of a jump? How much experience did you have before getting the 300? Just curious as I'm starting from the ground up. The 300 will be my first bike. Cheers!
 

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I only had the ninja 300 for a few weeks which is definitely not enough time to learn the basics as it was my first bike (after taking the MSF course). I felt extremely comfortable on it and when I test rode the 899 I felt MUCH safer, especially on highways. You have the ABS, the brembo brakes are 10x more effective, the traction control, the engine braking, etc.

I was worried about the jump in power at first but just road it in wet mode to build up comfort. The power wasn't much of an issue for me, i'd be more concerned about whether you actually like riding enough to invest in an expensive bike (upkeep isn't cheap either) and get some experience so you don't drop her.
 

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I only had the ninja 300 for a few weeks which is definitely not enough time to learn the basics as it was my first bike (after taking the MSF course). I felt extremely comfortable on it and when I test rode the 899 I felt MUCH safer, especially on highways. You have the ABS, the brembo brakes are 10x more effective, the traction control, the engine braking, etc.

I was worried about the jump in power at first but just road it in wet mode to build up comfort. The power wasn't much of an issue for me, i'd be more concerned about whether you actually like riding enough to invest in an expensive bike (upkeep isn't cheap either) and get some experience so you don't drop her.
Thanks. I haven't bought either bike yet and keep telling myself to do the sensible thing and start off with the 300 and then move up either later this year or early next year. It'll cost more going this route but might be the wisest move! Decisions ... decisions!
 

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There are a million reasons to start small (and cheap) and work up. Great articles about it all over the web. It won't cost much more because the bikes are very easy to sell. But, as I am living proof of, if you want to go the big shiny bike for whatever reason.. you're going to do what you're going to do. So just figure out what you want and don't stress over it.
 

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Thanks! I've given that a pretty good read through.

I had the ninja for a few weeks and then made the mistake of test riding the 899. Love at first ride.


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Did you sell the Ninja or trade it in? I'm exactly in the same boat as you were - really want the Panigale. I think I will ride the Ninja for a while longer, but was wondering what my exit options are.

The Ninja does seem very underpowered - granted I'm still in the break-in period and have not been been going beyond 5k rpm if I can help it.
 

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I traded it in, they gave me exactly what I paid for it. Only thing I lost was taxes and potential discount on the 899's MSRP.
 
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