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Old Jun 10th 2019, 12:45 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by DukeSilver View Post
I want to sincerely thank everyone for taking the time out of their days to give me helpful, honest, advice and information.

I currently have a 2013 HP4 Competition (original owner), which I love and will keep. Even though I will have something else to ride if the V4 is in the shop it is a purchase I am not taking lightly. Unfortunately, this is not a disposable income purchase. I've basically been saving for 6 years and waiting for something that resonated with me and could keep long term. I've been to the dealership and spoke with the owner many times. I thought I had a high level of comfort about the purchase until I starting reading owner experiences. I tend to believe that you get what you pay for, but in this case it seems questionable.

Besides the recalls, are there any other things that that are recommended to be changed/swapped out before it leaves the dealership to avoid the problems people are reporting? I plan on swapping out the foot and hand controls, mirrors, wind screen, license plate holder, and full exhaust.

Again, I can't thank everyone enough for their time and help; they are both greatly appreciated.
I would wait and ride the bike first and then see what you do not like rather than buying stuff you may not need. Check out the "Check mate" video that they did for the launch of the 1199. I cannot remember the rider but look what he does on a stock standard bike with OEM rear sets etc.

I got new mirrors on my 2012 1199S because the OEM ones vibrate. I got the Ducati license plate holder because it looked better. I put some Gilles pegs on as the OEM ones were too slippery for the track or road even. I put a Lumimoto gel seat on for more comfort. That was all it really needed. I have done a lot since then but it was all just for fun. None of it was really necessary. I think it is a great bike. Will never sell it.
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Old Jun 10th 2019, 02:23 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by oldmansan View Post
Fixed that for you.

My bad, cheers! Thats what i meant by it .

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