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Finally got around to joining and getting some photos together. I took delivery of my first Ducati on Nov 13. Being winter and good days (temps above 40f) are few and far, it gave me time to do some upgrades. Integrated turn signals and F/E. Integrated garage door opener. Smoked screen. Pegs that aren't like ice cubes. A few other things I can't recall.

I am coming from an 09 R6. Traded her in with ~40k miles on it. So far, with the 200 miles I've been able to put on the 899, it's been fantastic. Power delivery alone is just a dream. Makes me want spring to get here all that much sooner. I'm slowly getting used to the suspension on my inner leg.

And the sound. Oh my. Just the most beautiful sound ever.

I was impressed with the engineering and build quality from the start. Had all the plastics off the first day just to see what makes this baby go.

Well, I'm sure I'll be poking around on the forum and hopefully run into some of y'all on the twisties. ImageUploadedByMO Free1389204864.683652.jpg



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Welcome mate! And I must say..you've got some taste there with what you've got on the bike. Looking forward to see future upgrades. BTW what brand are you using for your front sliders and also pegs ?
 

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Both are Rizoma actually. The pegs are nice and grippy. The front slide is nice too but needed to adjust my front stand so it didn't hit it when lifted. Also on the front sliders, they are really for the 1199. There was a small gap once installed bet between the slider and the fork. I solved that with a rubber o-ring. I want to say its a #17. But can't recall
Here are some better pics of both.

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Finally got around to joining and getting some photos together. I took delivery of my first Ducati on Nov 13. Being winter and good days (temps above 40f) are few and far, it gave me time to do some upgrades. Integrated turn signals and F/E. Integrated garage door opener. Smoked screen. Pegs that aren't like ice cubes. A few other things I can't recall.

I am coming from an 09 R6. Traded her in with ~40k miles on it. So far, with the 200 miles I've been able to put on the 899, it's been fantastic. Power delivery alone is just a dream. Makes me want spring to get here all that much sooner. I'm slowly getting used to the suspension on my inner leg.

And the sound. Oh my. Just the most beautiful sound ever.

I was impressed with the engineering and build quality from the start. Had all the plastics off the first day just to see what makes this baby go.

Well, I'm sure I'll be poking around on the forum and hopefully run into some of y'all on the twisties. View attachment 1441


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I like your color choice, and the extras look great.

I also moved from a Jap 600, and I know what you're saying about the sound, freakin amazing!
 

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One of the small details that was bugging me right from the start was the lower edge of the heal guards. My boots always seemed to get caught on it. So I replaced them. Now, I am not a fan of the carbon fiber look. Unless you have a CF chassis or something, the weight savings is almost nothing. Easier to skip lunch before race day if it's that big of a deal. Lol. But the only aftermarket guards I could find were CF. no big deal I suppose. They look good and the lower edge is smooth so no boot issue anymore. ImageUploadedByMO Free1389297425.878684.jpg


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Ha. Forgot about the first upgrade I did. Shorty levers. These are nice and heavy duty aluminum. I guess they are considered ASV knock offs. But they are definitely not cheap feeling. I think they were about $100 for the set. They don't come with the ball pin actuator thingy so I had to remove the ones from the stock levers. Kind of a pain but at the end of the day it was Me:1 Stock:0

Now if I can just figure out how to adjust the clutch lever pressure. ImageUploadedByMO Free1389298190.554459.jpg


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Welcome to the forum!

Looking nice and clean, nice start with the mods too.

what else do you have coming down the pipeline for the 899?

GO KICKSTAND BANDITS!
 

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Most anything else would be after I really break in the bike. Like if I feel the road is sending up too much vibration (St. Louis highways aren't all that motorcycle friendly) I may add heavier bar ends to dampen it a bit better.

I am thinking about adjustable rear sets to help push my knees into the tank better. Stock peg height is a bit low for me.

I did install an integrated door opener for my garage. I use a momentary switch wired to the board of the remote. On my R6 I installed the button in the control box where the turn signals were. I took the control box apart on the 899 but there were too many electronics on the way. So I opted to put the switch on the left upper fairing cover. (The black plastic part lol). Switch is small enough u can barely see it.

Oh, and Kickstand Bandits is the riding group I started here so we can quickly organize and get to riding. We are about 200+ strong. I figure I'd use Facebook for some good for a change.




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