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    Ducati Hypermotard

    Have been looking at used bikes, like to stay under 5,000 miles, but I found a 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 with 9800 miles and a full Termignoni exhaust.

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/4724537026.html

    I don't know much about Ducati and nothing about the Hypermotard. Is this a bike to stay away from? I know Ducati has a reputation as expensive to maintain. I do all my own work, is this a bike I can work on, or maybe too difficult for the average shade-tree mechanic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltyson
    "This is the best gas can ever. It's easy to pour, easy to hold and it never ever leaks...."

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    If you pay a shop to maintain the bike, prepare your wallet.

    If you do it yourself, the air-cooled 2V motor's really aren't that hard to work on.

    You'll need a huge socket.. I think my Monster was a 27mm, to take the wheel off. And a good spanner wrench to adjust chain tension.
    Oil changes are a breeze though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seca View Post
    Prepare to have fun.
    In a good or bad way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsyt View Post
    In a good or bad way?
    In a "this thing is going to get me arrested" way.
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    WERA #151

    Quote Originally Posted by ltyson
    "This is the best gas can ever. It's easy to pour, easy to hold and it never ever leaks...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seca View Post
    In a "this thing is going to get me arrested" way.
    Sounds good! The maintenance is already got me scared ...

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    I dumped my 1198, great bike bike I didn't want to deal with the belt changes etc

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    The water cooled 4v motors are a completely different beast when it comes to maintenance compared to the much more simple 2v air cooled motors.

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    I've got the new model, water cooled 821, the bike is the most fun I have ever had on 2 wheels. Very versatile too, took it out West for a week of adventure touring and have no regrets. Only thing I can tell you about the older models is they are limited on range with their smaller fuel tanks, other then that, they are eye catching and fun to ride and as already stated, they are Duc's and nothing is cheap.....

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    I've done a lot of reading, I did see they have very short range, that might be a deal breaker. The bike in the ad looks really good, and if there aren't any problems when I go see it, it will be hard to resist. Also read that the seating position is very different than the typical street bike. I'm 6' 4", so that could be an issue possibly. Looks like the major maintenance item is the cam belts every two years, but looking into that, I should be able to do that job.

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