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So the day finally came where I can finally post my introduction. A little bit about myself, my name is Gurneet and I am from Ontario, Canada (we need more Canadian riders here). I been riding bikes my whole life from the age of 10, but I bought my first bike when I was 20 which was a 09 CBR600RRA back in 2011. I finally ended up being a ducati last year and received it this week. Before this, I only been on a 899 for about 20 minutes so I pretty much had no experience whatsoever.

I got to ride my 959 today in minus 2 weather, but what can I say, this bike is amazing! I am still getting used to the fact that twins don't like being in low RPMs, but it was so much fun. To make things better, people do not stop staring at the bike, everyone I passed turned their heads to look at the bike. I can't wait until the break-in period is done so I can finally crank the throttle wide open.

The bike is so smooth. My CBR didn't shift as smooth as this. I am so glad I ended up going with a twin. It sounds like a beast with the stock exhaust. It honestly makes you feel like you're james bond or something when you ride it ahaha. Honestly, Ducati was right when they said this thing has awesome handling, it's so nimble! I also rode a ninja 300 and I felt like this was so much easier to turn with!

Now for mods, I stole ideas from my fellow forum members. A list of mods so far consist of:

  1. T-Rex Frame Sliders
  2. NRC kit
  3. Ducati Tank Pad
  4. Ducati factory alarm
  5. PIAA Xtreme White Plus Bulbs
  6. Ducati Performance Radiator

Future Mods:

I am not sure what I will do next, but I will probably leave it like this for a while.

Also, I am not mechanically inclined at all, so I would love to hear some tips about Ducatis and how you maintain them. I just know the basics, but I did change my bulbs on my own thanks to @bucfan444.

A special thanks to the following people who dealt with me annoying *** and answered whatever questions I had.

@levigarrett @I<3twins @rucks22 @DarR @avigil @baylajner959 @Ralliart959Panigale @bucfan444

...and anyone else I missed!!
 

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I am so jealous I'm hurting :)
 

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Forgot to write something else...Wow and Congrats! :cool:
 

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Hey congrats fellow Canadian , I'm from Montreal , still haven't driven the bike yet so reading you post makes me even more anxious to ride my pani and I never even tested a 899 or the 959.

My buddy has a 2002 900ss drove that and it's like love at first site ( first drive) fell in love and traded in my bike 2013 Kawasaki zx636.

Enjoy the bike I'm waiting patently
 

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Congratulations and enjoy!
 

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I'm waiting patiently
Here also. 9 inches of snow this morning in Ottawa....Unbelievable! Fortunately, it's raining now where it's washing it away. But still :(
 

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Nice, I instlaled my tank pad today and gave it a good waxing since I couldnt ride it. White looks great.
 

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Big congrats brother and I hope she treats you well.
We are all here to share knowledge, info and help fellow Ducati enthusiest .
 

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Congratulations! Lookin' good! Now all you have to do is put on the passenger seat cowl, rip off the passenger foot pegs and the front reflectors! :)
 

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Congratulations as well from another White owner!
With regard to keeping her clean, I use Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish, which I've been using for over 20 years :grin2: - on everything. It's that good there's no need to even try anything else. My first bike never saw water, meaning I never Washed it - I Cleaned it (with Honda cleaner) after every ride. I'll continue that tradition with the new 959 and so far all the bugs and grease from the new chain don't even leave a mark. I Highly recommend anyone with a White 959 to get this cleaner! :wink2:

My salesman tried to sell me on Plexus spray cleaner, which claims to do exactly the same thing the Honda polish does, but for 4X the cost :surprise:
 

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Not annoying at all mate, glad you're loving the bike! And thank you for getting the sliders right away, i cringe every time I remember I put those on hold and then dropped my bike lol $300 in damages later, I learned my lesson :D

Cheers and enjoy the bike!
 

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Congratulations as well from another White owner!
With regard to keeping her clean, I use Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish, which I've been using for over 20 years :grin2: - on everything. It's that good there's no need to even try anything else. My first bike never saw water, meaning I never Washed it - I Cleaned it (with Honda cleaner) after every ride. I'll continue that tradition with the new 959 and so far all the bugs and grease from the new chain don't even leave a mark. I Highly recommend anyone with a White 959 to get this cleaner! :wink2:

My salesman tried to sell me on Plexus spray cleaner, which claims to do exactly the same thing the Honda polish does, but for 4X the cost :surprise:
I got a product called Meticulous Matte Detailer made by chemical guys. I found it works really well and it smells really nice. I also got the matte jet sealant to protect the paint, i haven't applied that yet since the weather is still bad. Do you recommend a product for remove grease stains on the plastic parts, lights and the frame? I feel like the people lubing the chain put too much on as it keeps flinging off.
 

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This stuff works great for cleaning your chain and removing chain lube, grease and oil from body panels and metal / aluminum bits. It's strictly a cleaner and not a polish.
 

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This stuff works great for cleaning your chain and removing chain lube, grease and oil from body panels and metal / aluminum bits. It's strictly a cleaner and not a polish.
I have that already, but I wasn't aware I could use it on other parts of the bike beside the chain. thanks dougo1199!!
 
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