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End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K


    Glad you're okay. That's nuts and a he'll of an accomplishment, 265k!

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    ... Based on your past experience hopefully keep it a Duc, see what you can squeeze out of a modern one
    There are a couple Ducs on my shortlist -- 939SS, new Monster, 1098 StreetFighter, HM1100S. Or if that rumored 1100 Scrambler happens. The KTM 1290 SuperDuke is a contender. Also (oddly enough) the MotoGuzzi Griso 8v. If I can figure out how to get my hands on a Motus. If Eric Buell could stay in business long enough to support a bike. If BMW built a K1600R.

    We'll see.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    daaaannng....sorry man...I know the feeling of what "the bike" means to you...I actually kept all the plastics from my original FZR so I can re-create (the look) if the right low mileage model comes along.

    Everyone else has said it - your physical well being is of the utmost importance. Glad to hear you will be fully well soon without this being worse and glad to see you're ready to get back on the horse.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Glad you are ok and sad to hear of the end of your monster.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Glad to hear you are OK. I can only imagine the attachment to a bike you've spent that much time on.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    I know it sounds a bit opportunistic, but you should post that up on Ducati's social media. Who knows, with an ownership of 24 years and 265k miles, they might just give you a new one.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    As has been said, that sucks. Also glad you made it out relatively unscathed. This kind of shit is every street riders biggest fear.

    Good luck with the replacement shopping.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    I know it sounds a bit opportunistic, but you should post that up on Ducati's social media. Who knows, with an ownership of 24 years and 265k miles, they might just give you a new one.
    That's a pretty damn good idea, maybe they'll fly him out to Bologna and give him the full works. Remember when Al Bundy's Dodge was about to hit 1,000,000 miles and they were going to give him a new Viper?

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    So glad to hear you are OK Phil. I can only imagine the attachment you must have had to that machine, but all bikes are ultimately replaceable -- your health is much more important. You should consider yourself very lucky.

    I really like the idea of Ducati giving you a new bike, you deserve it.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    I think Randy still has his 120k mile SV on the side of his barn. Just sayin, it might be available cheap.

    Sorry about the mishap, Phil, but glad you are relatively OK.


    Hey, maybe test ride a Zero? You'd be a perfect test case for one.....

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Nooooooooooo

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Sorry to hear, but glad you are ok. There is a 2015 Griso for sale in RI for under $8K, with low miles.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Glad you're ok Phil. Add the 848 SF to your list, IMO it's *the* one to get, that motor is just so happy on the street.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Glad yo are o.k. Phil. RIP Monster

    I have a Hawk that is over 50K+ towards a 265K

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by joeswamp View Post
    So glad to hear you are OK Phil. I can only imagine the attachment you must have had to that machine, but all bikes are ultimately replaceable -- your health is much more important. You should consider yourself very lucky.

    I really like the idea of Ducati giving you a new bike, you deserve it.
    I do count myself lucky, and I'll miss that bike. But bikes have come a long ways in 24 years, and I'm looking forward to what comes next.

    I don't feel that Ducati owes me anything. The sold me a good bike 24 years ago, and I got my money's worth out of it.

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    Hey, maybe test ride a Zero? You'd be a perfect test case for one.....
    I have tested the Zero, and a couple of other electrics. They are totally unsuitable for my riding needs. Call me when we figure out how to store electricity decently, and make batteries obsolete.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati View Post
    Glad you're ok Phil. Add the 848 SF to your list, IMO it's *the* one to get, that motor is just so happy on the street.
    I will try out an 848SF and see. I liked the 1098SF a lot; it's on my short list.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    No doubt both are great bikes, I've always just preferred the "mini" 4V's of >900cc's... they're lighter, turn quicker, and you can use it all.... but I'm sure the absolute mind-melting torque of the 1098 is intoxicating, and you can get golden suspenders so.... wouldn't blame ya one bit!

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Damn... glad to hear you're relatively alright. You definitely got your money's worth out of that bike. I'm also one of the many who quietly kinda cheered you on racking the miles up on that thing.

    As for a next bike, I must be in the minority in that I wasn't really a fan of how the Ducati SF's ride, at least for long haul comfort. Personal opinion of course, you were obviously quite comfortable on that monster.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Hyper 959 should get a test. I love mine (821) with the bags and windshield, it's a great step from the monster. Also, the new motor is awesome. Not as torquey as the air-cooled, but smoother, and it breathes when you hold the gas open. Slipper clutch is awesome, modes/fueling awesome, seating position, perfect.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
    Damn... glad to hear you're relatively alright. You definitely got your money's worth out of that bike. I'm also one of the many who quietly kinda cheered you on racking the miles up on that thing.

    As for a next bike, I must be in the minority in that I wasn't really a fan of how the Ducati SF's ride, at least for long haul comfort. Personal opinion of course, you were obviously quite comfortable on that monster.
    I testrode the 1098SF a couple times, and it seemed to fit me really well. I could do 600-mile days on the Monster easily, and did a few 900-mile days. We'll see.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Damn Phil, sorry to hear, and glad you weren't hurt.

    For next bike, might I suggest a Triumph Tiger 800 XC? Mine is 6 years old and already has almost 103,000 miles on it. Over the winter I need to take care of a couple of minor things and generally give it a little 100k TLC, but I have no doubt it'll happily do another 100,000 miles, and more.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Hyper 959 should get a test. I love mine (821) with the bags and windshield, it's a great step from the monster. Also, the new motor is awesome. Not as torquey as the air-cooled, but smoother, and it breathes when you hold the gas open. Slipper clutch is awesome, modes/fueling awesome, seating position, perfect.
    I've checked out a few variations of the newer 4V HM, and for me, they just don't measure up to the Mountain O' Torque that the HM1100 had. If I go with a HyperM, it would definitely be the older 2V aircooled. That bike is distilled raw fun.

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by markbvt View Post
    Damn Phil, sorry to hear, and glad you weren't hurt.

    For next bike, might I suggest a Triumph Tiger 800 XC? Mine is 6 years old and already has almost 103,000 miles on it. Over the winter I need to take care of a couple of minor things and generally give it a little 100k TLC, but I have no doubt it'll happily do another 100,000 miles, and more.

    --mark
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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    so glad you're ok!

    I'm surprised no one has suggested a frame and front end swap! Keep her alive!

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    Re: End of an Era -- "Patina", my '93 M900, dead at 265K

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    so glad you're ok!

    I'm surprised no one has suggested a frame and front end swap! Keep her alive!
    Several people have suggested such things, but I decided a long time ago not to end up with "grandpa's hammer". I was going to run it as long as the core original bike was intact (frame, engine, transmission). I have now done that, and am ready for the next phase. I'm really becoming enamored of the idea of going all out and getting a Motus.

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