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My bike is awesome. I love it. But each time I lovingly rub her down at the end of a big ride I'm finding more things cracked, dinged, scratched, etc.

Today is was the rear brake lights. Stones have chipped and punched through the glass. This was just road riding. Had this happened to any of your faithful steed's? Or do I just have incredibly bad luck?

Q: Would this be covered by warranty?





 

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I don't think general wear and tear due to the road conditions will be covered under warranty as it's not a defect and rather just an unfortunate accident due to the conditions of the road. Jarel might be able to shed some light on it.
 

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I know it might sound counter intuitive but I wonder if a tail tidy might help here.

Effectively something like an evo tech would move the plate closer to the light n maybe protect it from stones better.

Still not good though :(
 

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@Rowan

I know it might sound counter intuitive but I wonder if a tail tidy might help here.

Effectively something like an evo tech would move the plate closer to the light n maybe protect it from stones better.
This is what I was thinking too, I have the Evotech Tail tidy installed, will post a pic when I get back home
 

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Here in Colorado we have a lot of trouble with rocks on the road. Lots of people use clear-bra or something like it to protect their headlight lenses.

maybe a similar solution for your tail lights?
 

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Have you resisted the temptation to ride the 899 so far, or have you given into the urge? (which must be quite strong) :)
I've ridden it for approx 50 metres, rolled it off the back of the delivery ute to put it into my garage. **** this bike looks fast, even as it sits on a rear stand going nowhere soon, in my garage
 

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I've ridden it for approx 50 metres, rolled it off the back of the delivery ute to put it into my garage. **** this bike looks fast, even as it sits on a rear stand going nowhere soon, in my garage
Nice! At least you can look at and hear the real thing... I'm still dreaming over pictures and videos :)

4 weeks to go for me and counting! Please come early!!
 

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Nice! At least you can look at and hear the real thing... I'm still dreaming over pictures and videos :)

4 weeks to go for me and counting! Please come early!!
When you first lay your eyes on your new girl, you'll instantly be in love, then the engine cranks for the first time and roars straight back at you, you will be instantly intoxicated... That smile on you face, will never disappear, and lastly as you both head out on that maiden ride, rest assured that every person you travel past, will be watching, and unable to take their eyes off of the both of you..... :)
 

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I had the dealership install it at pre-delivery, as some people here have said installing the indicators is apparently a PITA, and the dealership even said that its a bit fiddly (took them about 1.5hrs to install), they also said it was definitely an improvement on the stock fender, I guess it could attract attention from the cops (especially in QLD, where that nark Campbell Newman has it in for anyone that rides a motorcycle)….. but I do know that in NSW the motorcycle council is reporting that soon they will be legalised, much in the same way we are as of july 1st able to lane filter, Legally….. :)
 

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Status Update
By MCC of NSW
20th December 2013


On Tuesday the MCC of NSW in the form of Christopher Burns attended the latest meeting of the Vehicle Standards Working Group (VSWG).
The Minister for Roads congratulated the MCC and Transport for NSW on their collaborative effort in clearing up the motorcycle blinker issue.
Riders had been defected for rear blinkers not being 300mm apart when the road rules stated in part that they could be as close together as 180mm.
Discussion led to a gazettal of a change of road rules to remove any confusion for our states finest.
Rear blinkers are now set at minimum of 180mm apart.
The issue of fender eliminators was also raised and we will work through that one in 2014 but rest assured there will be a change.

We also raised the issue of statutory write offs for motorcycles and we may have some good news on that one as well.
I am seeking clarification on the exact laws as they are not clear but it seems you can re-register Stat write offs in a couple of ways.
Once we have the info we will spread it around.
 

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I installed the evotech myself. It's actually pretty easy to install. The most time consuming part (as usual with Ducati's) is removing the OEM stuff to put the aftermarket stuff on. First time i did it, took me about 1hr. If i was to do it again, i would say no more than 30 mins.

Also the evotech tail tidy looks the business. ;)
 
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