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The peg position on my bike is more of a touring position. I find it a little uncomfortable when in a race tuck. My knees are at 90 degrees and my feet are basically directly under my elbows. And worst of all my knees and elbows touch. So I decide to order a new set of "rearsets". My understanding, and I'm asking for correction here, is that rearsets are actually farther to the rear than regular footpegs. When I order them from Ducati Performance (the only people who make rearsets for my model bike), the guy says that the are, in fact, a few inches back.

Well, $430 later, they arrive and the pegs are in the exact same position as the stock parts. Sure, they are race build, but I was really hoping for them to mount farther back. Should I expect them to be farther back?

Question 2: (different topic) My throttle has about a 20-30 degree deadspot from idle to engaging. Is this normal? Is there an easy way to tighten this up?


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Rearsets normally do move the pegs upward and rearward. However, the Ducati pegs are already at a race position (plenty of ground clearance and good rider weight distribution), therefore nobody makes rearsets for it. I have a friend that is making his own rearsets for his 996. They are sweet looking and solid mount.

As for the throttle, there should be very little play in the throttle cable. You need to have some, so that the grip isn't slightly opening the throttle, but not much at all. Especially not enough to notice while riding. There is an adjustment just below the throttle grip, you may want someone that already knows how to do it to take care of it for you.

Also, which Intel facility do you work at? I work at the Ocotillo one.

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Fast by Ferracci makes adjustable rearsets for 748/916/955/996s and some models of 900ss. They are nice quality and hold up well under racing conditions(ie, crash well ;)) I'm not sure of the price but you can look them up on their web page. www.ferracci.com

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Yea, FBF makes some super high qulaity rearsets for the older supersports, but not the new ones. FBFs are fully adjustable - a feature I was looking for. Unfortunately, the one makers of rearsets for my (newer) SS is Ducati Performance. I think I am just going to send them back. They don't provide any value for me.

Well, now that I think about it, I guess I could keep them for backups for trackdays and such....

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>However, the Ducati pegs are already at a race position (plenty of ground clearance and good rider weight distribution),<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I guess everyone has thier own opinion here. Me, personally, I can not get into a full tuck because of my foot position. And I don't think it's because of my body size: I'm 6 foot, 180 lbs. Here's a picture of me on my bike, all balled up, but not in a tuck. [ http://www.mattrazzo.com/images/dan_at_track_day_watercolor.jpg ](sorry, it's stylized, I don't have the original posted) Admittedly, I can get deeper than this, but not much as my elbows and knees are wedged together. Also remember that the geometry for a 996, Supersport, and Monster are all very different.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR> therefore nobody makes rearsets for it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not true. Many people make all kinds of aftermarket parts for Ducatis, including rearsets.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>I have a friend that is making his own rearsets for his 996. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
If he can do it for less than $400 and it's a quality job, give me his name. I might pay him for his work :)


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1up5dn:
Also, which Intel facility do you work at? I work at the Ocotillo one.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh, yea. I work in CH6. I live down in Ocotillo.


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Actually, I believe Daren already has his own on his bike (could be wrong about this). They look quite nice, too.

I leave for Willow in the morning, so good luck out there this weekend.

Chris....

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Mattrazzo, don't talk to them. They aren't one of us. What does a RC rider know about a 900SS anyways?
I am 6'3" and don't have any problems with the position. I kind of like being able to rest my elbows on my knees. Granted, when I hang off, I tuck my knee up onto the ridge on the bodywork. Just trying to rub the side of my knee, thats how you know the thing is leaned over!
That sounds like A LOT of throttle play. I would have to say, I have about a 1/8 th inch of free play if that. You need to check the cable and the fittings cause that sounds like you have a lot of play.
What have you done to modify your bike? Any tips?

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Hey Dan, quit screwing around and post some pictures of the bike. I will try to do the same.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by funksouljon:
Mattrazzo, don't talk to them. They aren't one of us. What does a RC rider know about a 900SS anyways?
I am 6'3" and don't have any problems with the position.
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Hey Smartypants, I didn't say I knew anything about the 900ss but I know a little about 748s and 996s. :rolleyes: :p

Punch this into your little keyboard. You can use it as wallpaper. www.2wf.com/Photos/FUSACo/Mech.jpg :rolleyes: :p

Pete knows a position you won't like. :eek: :p

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I would need some clarification on that position Pete. So far I haven't found one that I didn't like. Once I found one that made me uncomfortable that included blue coolaid, rubber glue, and a Brasilcereus cactus from Brazil, but after a bit I was more comfortable with it.
John was that a picture of you? Where can I buy one of those shirts?
We are not talking about a 996 or a 748, our bikes don't hold a candle to a REAL Ducati.

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What do I know about the 900ss??? What do you want me to tell you? I used to own a 900ss/sp. Thankfully I wised up and will probably never own another one.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by funksouljon:
I would need some clarification on that position Pete. So far I haven't found one that I didn't like. Once I found one that made me uncomfortable that included blue coolaid, rubber glue, and a Brasilcereus cactus from Brazil, but after a bit I was more comfortable with it.
John was that a picture of you? Where can I buy one of those shirts?
We are not talking about a 996 or a 748, our bikes don't hold a candle to a REAL Ducati.

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LMAO!!! Damn cactus. :D :p

Yes, that is a picture of me from '98. Cute aren't I? ;)

I think that FBF sells the shirts but the one I was wearing was provided by the team. It has real Superbike grime in it. :)

Seriously, I like the 900's(especially the silver Final Edition) but I don't know that much about them aside from a couple of guys having to limp home on them due to failures of components. :( At least they are cheaper than 748/996 but still have good performance. :cool:

I'll keep my real twin, the RC 51. :rolleyes: :p

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>
...Punch this into your little keyboard. You can use it as wallpaper. www.2wf.com/Photos/FUSACo/Mech.jpg...]http://www.2wf.com/Photos/FUSACo/Mech.jpg]www.2wf.com/Photos/FUSACo/Mech.jpg...
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Dammit John! Don't you EVER do that again! That scared the sh*t out of me!!! :eek:

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...Hey Smartypants, I didn't say I knew anything about the 900ss but I know a little about 748s...
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John can describe the tail section of a 748 better than anyone, because that's all he ever see's! :D

To answer your original question, Dan:
Yes, that is way too much slack on your throttle. Have it adjusted (easy to do yourself).

As for rear-sets, there is also a company in Britain (I think) that sells rear-sets for the new 900SS. I'll find out who the manufacturer is and get you the information.

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Thanks for the help guys! I left for a week vacation (hence the silence and absence at CCS). I'll go adjust my throttle cable now. I'll also add a few pictures of my bike to my current roll of vacation film before I drop it off. New paint job and decals.

Older (stock) pictures can be seen at http://www.mattrazzo.com/. Site is seriously under contruction, so excuse the mess (template leftovers...).

As for the rearsets, I'd be interested in what you find Paul (748). If that doesn't pan out, maybe I'll keep the DP pegs. They look cool and are much sturdier.

As for the rearsets breaking, I know this is common when you lay it down. In fact, a long thread ensued in the Ducati mail list about the best technique for making them break off clean. Turns out that if you hack saw an edge on the front side of the peg, it will snap off clean and it won't bend the rest of the assembly. Then all you need to do is buy a new peg. That may have been true of the FBF pegs, but DP is known for NOT allowing you to buy parts of an assembly individually, so we'll see.


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