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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-02-2001, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Smile It only took a month, but I have a new duc in my garage!

I rode home my new bike today after a month of waiting for things to sort themselves out. I got a new '00 996 biposto. It had been on the showroom floor for a long long time so I got a pretty sweet deal. I picked it up with LeoVinci carbon cans/chip/air filter and added my carbon front fender and vented clutch from my dead SS.

The chip didn't work so I have the stock chip until the new one arrives. It pops and sputters when I downshift and its starved for fuel when I get on it, but that will be remedied soon.

I haven't had a chance to ride it other than on the interstate going home so no riding impressions yet.

I love the smell of a new Ducati........
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Congrats erik, Sweet ride. It only seemes like yesterday that you were posting and selling the stuff from the old ss. Looks to me like it wont take you long to get over the SS..
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Awesome bike! But you're gonna have to change your name to Eric996.

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Awesome bike! But you're gonna have to change your name to Eric996.
I like the new bike.

Let me know if you want your name changed.
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Eirk, very sweet!

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Congratulations!

Erik, did those those gold nitride forks come stock? If so, then I'm assuming it's an "S?"
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I'm jealous... But one question, why the hell did you get a biposto? Was it just a good deal or what? That has got to be the most useless passenger seat in the world.

There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright red, hunchback, warp-speed 900cc café racer is one of them -- but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one. That is why they are dangerous.
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The nitrated forks came with the bike. As far as I can tell and what the dealer is telling me, its a stock '00 996. I got the biposto because that's what they had and my wife demands a place for her to ride. I've tried to convince her to get her own bike, but she has no interest other than as a passenger.
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I've tried to convince her to get her own bike, but she has no interest other than as a passenger.
She'll change her mind after sitting on that thing for a few hours.

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is it the 996s because of the 5 spokes
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