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Old Dec 25th 2017, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hi folks.

Just to say, for various reasons, I'm selling my 2012 1199s after 2.5 years and 12k miles.

I still love the bike and may consider a 1299 in future. I was meant to buy an 899 when the 1199s, with all the after market carbon bits, and a private registration of ME12 PAN, appeared for similar money to a new 899.

It's not been fault free. I had a failed speed sensor, and the exhaust ripped itself off it's mounting. Managed to get someone to weld it back up! My display cracked all by itself as a result of condensation, and this made it impossible to view at times. It did act weird a few isolated times, too. The difficulty starting issue, the floppy mirrors, some high idle and some strange spitting/cracking noises have been known. It used to like a drink of oil and fuel economy was somewhere in the mid-high 30s. The clutch would need bleeding every few months too.

However, I'll miss the noise, the exclusivity, the looks and the sheer drama of it. Every journey felt special, even if I was just taking it to work. I was often described as "not your typical Ducati owner" a few times, as I would ride in all weathers usually in textiles and a hi vis.

I'm not going to be bikeless though, I still have a 1250 bandit I use daily for work, even when it was -4 the other week.

I wasn't a particularly active member of this forum, but would like to thank you all for making me welcome.

Bye for now.

Martin.
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Old Dec 26th 2017, 09:34 AM   #4
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It's not been fault free. I had a failed speed sensor, and the exhaust ripped itself off it's mounting. Managed to get someone to weld it back up! My display cracked all by itself as a result of condensation, and this made it impossible to view at times. It did act weird a few isolated times, too. The difficulty starting issue, the floppy mirrors, some high idle and some strange spitting/cracking noises have been known. It used to like a drink of oil and fuel economy was somewhere in the mid-high 30s. The clutch would need bleeding every few months too.
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Old Dec 26th 2017, 11:50 AM   #5
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I get like 80-90 miles per tank on my 1199 (light comes on at like 75)
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Old Dec 26th 2017, 12:39 PM   #6
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I get like 80-90 miles per tank on my 1199 (light comes on at like 75)
You must be hard on the throttle 90% of the time. That's less than what most of the 1299 owners get.
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Old Dec 26th 2017, 01:07 PM   #7
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You must be hard on the throttle 90% of the time. That's less than what most of the 1299 owners get.
I think it's just my bike.. I used to get like 110-120 on my 07 cbr600rr (you have one, how much you get? If you get way more than that then it might be me....)
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Old Dec 26th 2017, 01:44 PM   #8
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I get about 120-130 on my cbr fwy riding. 100-110 if I'm ridin aggressively on the cbr. I do all my aggressive n canyon riding on the cbr. I don't do any of that on the 1199 or dragster. My 1199 gets around 100 before the light comes on if I fill it to the max. Then there's still about 35-40 more miles before it's empty.
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