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Old 06-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #31
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Thanks! It looked like this on day one. Maybe not as 'flashy' now but I wanted an all black, including the frame, in the first place. Now the high, (very high!), buck stock panels are safe & sound. The CF stuff was real cheap in comparison. I didn't like the white stripes. White?! Yuk!





Very tastefully done Sir! No comparison really, that subframe should have been red and the beak should have been black from the factory.

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I eyeballed some of the Ducatis for a long time, Monsters mostly. The thought of high maintenance & parts cost held me off. But when the Hypers came along & I got a chance to ride one I was sold. And maintenance things have improved. It has been flawless & no troubles, no regrets.
It’s better than Bones says though.
2008 thru 2012 Hypers ...
Check the belts at 7,500 miles, change the belts every 15,000 miles
Check and/or adjust the valves every 7,500 miles.
I’m almost to my first desmo valve adjustment & would be real happy to find a helper that has done it before.
The Desmodromic valve mechanism is interesting, I had heard of it before but had to hit up Wikipedia to refresh my memory. I dug up a couple sites that were specifically leading folks through Ducati valve adjustments and at least on paper it seems pretty simple. One fellow did a nice job laying out the shim calculations and suggested that you bring your mic/caliper to the dealer if new shims are needed just to verify and save a trip.

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The new 2013 Hypers are different. 821cc liquid cooled, 4 valve heads, 15,000 miles to valve adjustment. More horsepower, less torque.

Here’s a profile pic for ya, Simestd.



Wonder how this looks on here ....
You're a bad man! Neither my insurance nor my bank account want anything to do with the above picture. It's a far cry from the Virgao, but maybe an individual with outstanding taste will tuck one away carefully so I can buy it in a few years
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #32
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Well, I didn't buy the Duc.....

I really wanted the hot Italian girl, but I wound up with the practical Japanese girl instead. But as a consolation, she's a dirty girl.

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:26 AM   #33
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More pics please, Mike.

Sorry Mark. Spent some time in banned camp. I'll get some pics up soon.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #34
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I really wanted the hot Italian girl, but I wound up with the practical Japanese girl instead. But as a consolation, she's a dirty girl.

Very nice! I still love mine even if this might be the first summer I don't burn through at least one set of tires.
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