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cheap farings or frame sliders? - April 1, 2006, 12:12 PM

I just picked up a 748, my first bike. Not to thrilled about drilling holes for frame sliders. Was thinking bout getting some cheap plastic farings for the first few months. Any suggestions?
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April 1, 2006, 12:44 PM

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I just picked up a 748, my first bike. Not to thrilled about drilling holes for frame sliders. Was thinking bout getting some cheap plastic farings for the first few months. Any suggestions?
drill the holes


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April 3, 2006, 08:46 PM

In all seriousness, take a MSF class. Respect the bike and you shouldnt have to worry about frame sliders.

What year 748 and color did you get?


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April 4, 2006, 12:14 AM

Yeah, i'm taking the MSF classes at NOVA this week. Just don't know anyone, safe or not, that hasn't gone down at least once. It's a 2000 red
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April 4, 2006, 01:24 AM

Nice bike. I don't have/plan to put frame sliders on mine, but I often revisit the decision. If something goes wrong I will fix it when it happens. Personally, I wouldn't ride something that I couldn't afford to fix, maintain, etc. No matter how good you are something can always go wrong. Worse comes to worse there is always insurance. Post some pics when you get a chance.

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April 11, 2006, 11:07 PM

Well damn... Wish Coleman kept the cycle cat sliders in stock. Took it out for the first time on Monday and took it real easy. Took a left turn a little too wide and cut back in just as I went over some gravel towards the side of the road. Bike came out from under me like it was on ice. Needles to say, Coleman should have the sliders in a couple of days. I'll post some pics of the right side in a min.
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April 17, 2006, 10:52 PM

For future reference, there are a ton of very good Ducati online mail order stores. Let me know if you want the links.
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GET THE FRAME SLIDERS!! DRILL THE HOLES!!


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April 17, 2006, 11:37 PM

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I just picked up a 748, my first bike. Not to thrilled about drilling holes for frame sliders. Was thinking bout getting some cheap plastic farings for the first few months. Any suggestions?
fuck frame sliders - get cheap plastics. Plastics don't break motormounts and ruin frames.
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April 17, 2006, 11:47 PM

Check ebay, you will always find all kinds of parts for that bike. As for the frame sliders, check with DUCATI of Richmond. They always have OEM and aftermarket parts instock!. They carry a fine line of cycle cat products. Colemans should be the last place to go for DUCs.
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April 18, 2006, 08:05 AM

I don't know about sliders, but Donnie Unger has done all sorts of stuff to my duc that was too complicated for me. I trust him ten times more than any shop in the area, and he did it for about 1/3 of what Coleman's wanted (so think 1/2 of what any other shop would want). He's always got parts sitting around b/c he works on people's racebikes. PM me for his info.


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