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October 18, 2005, 03:09 PM

04 new with 7 miles and never had a battery in it ducati 749s with full termingoni (sp) exhaust for $14500 otd.

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October 18, 2005, 03:34 PM

I love those bikes, but I'm not sure of the price so I can't offer any good suggestions there. BUT, if it means anything...I'd love to have one.
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well, there are lots of reasons why you should


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October 18, 2005, 03:38 PM

When I was at Coleman's, I had the hardest time selling Duc's cuz of the cost to maintain them. Yeah, it's a good price but you need to have a really good paying job to keep it running. They are fun to ride and perform great but I cannot afford one nor do I want my bike in the shop most of the riding season. When I wanna go, I wanna get on and go. It's enough of a hassle having to stop for gas!

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October 18, 2005, 03:52 PM

Yeah, I thought about all that. But I got a big promotiong at work and I've always wanted a twin. I took a 749 dark for a test ride today and I liked it a lot.
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October 18, 2005, 04:00 PM

its a Ducati not everyone has one. Go for it.
i do however agree with Jenn about maintenance, i few DUC friends of mine i roll with at times their bikes are 3 weeks in the shop, not becuase they suck but because parts and not to many service centers that know how to work on a DUC.
I am in the same situation with my Buell there are only like 2 HD that have techs that know what their doing with those bikes, the good thing about BUell parts is i have to wait only 4 days.
but if you like it buy it, you only live Once.

you will turn heads with a DUC or a Buell


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October 18, 2005, 04:19 PM

I know a guy who can work on Ducs. He used to race them and I can tell you he knows how to make them bloody well sing. Lives out in Winchester...but works normally around NoVa.

Donny Unger is his name. Duc Pond racing. Good guy.


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October 18, 2005, 04:22 PM

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October 18, 2005, 04:22 PM

I'm looking at buying from Winchester motorsports. They only carry ducati, triumph, moto guzzi, victory and polaris and their mechanics know how to work on them...so I'm not worried about general maintanance.

But I -think- that the price is pretty good for a brand new 04 749s with a full exhaust.
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October 18, 2005, 04:32 PM

General maintenance is one thing. But if you tend to like wringing the neck of you bikes....go to a race mechanic. He's going to have seen the problems with the engines that street riders don't know about. I know that previous Ducs had issues with their valve actuation mechanism delaminating and going POOF! Besides...I'm betting if it's a non-warrenty item...that he's cheaper, faster, and he broken more Ducati sit than you will ever buy. (Trust me...I raced against him for about 6 years....we've both broken a lot of stuff.)


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October 19, 2005, 12:38 AM

Offhand, I'd say it sounds like a fair deal... An '04 has been sitting around quite a while now, and they MAY be willing to come up off of it for slightly less than that. It's always worth trying... DEFINITELY go for the 749s before the 749 dark... Better componentry (of course) and the Termignoni exhaust is standard on the s model... I THINK it has a performance chip in it, as well... I know the '05 999s does... It shouldn't need too much in the way of "tweaking"... As far as the desmodromics that MudDawg was referring to go, you'll still get the standard 2 year Ducati warranty, which have you covered, just ride the PISS out if it for those 2 years...


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October 20, 2005, 04:22 PM

I bought my 748 last summer with only 3k miles, right now it has just over 16k miles on it. My buddy Gus and i do the maintenance on it. Its not hard, but its time consuming. Onece you do it the first time, it gets easier. It's a learning experience. As for parts(if you do it yourself)go or call ducati of richmond. They have sooo many parts instock, they always gave us awsome prices. Belive me, you'll appreciate the bike even more when you do the wrench work. Go for that 749!
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its a Ducati not everyone has one. Go for it.
i do however agree with Jenn about maintenance, i few DUC friends of mine i roll with at times their bikes are 3 weeks in the shop, not becuase they suck but because parts and not to many service centers that know how to work on a DUC.
I am in the same situation with my Buell there are only like 2 HD that have techs that know what their doing with those bikes, the good thing about BUell parts is i have to wait only 4 days.
but if you like it buy it, you only live Once.

you will turn heads with a DUC or a Buell
I didn't even see Jen post on this thread!

Anyone else?? Anyone?


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November 19, 2005, 04:31 PM

Sounds like a decent deal to me. As far as affording one, if you are smart with your money, you should be able to afford one. I am also looking into the 749 or 749S. Also looking at the MV 1000 F4. But I will still keep my XB firebolt, it has been one of the most reliable bikes I have ever owned in 15 yrs of riding. Parts are also inexpensive as hell. That comes from being American made. I will have to adjust though if I buy a Duc or MV, parts are not going to be as cheap. I'll do most of the maintenance as I also do on my bike, cars, everything I own.
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They wouldn't even give me 2k for my r6 as trade in so I went to twiggs, got the 4k for trade in, and bought an 05 rc51
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