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Hey guys.
I'm thinking about heading over to Ducati of Austin this Saturday and ordering a 959. I was just wondering if anyone here in the Austin Texas area has used it to commute/ride around town, and how bad the heat issue gets in Austin weather.

I realize the bike hasn't been out long enough to go through an Austin summer season, but that is really the only thing holding me back from picking one up. I test rode a 1299 about a month ago, and that thing was like a curling iron being held to my thighs, lol.

I doubt it will stop me from buying it in the end, because I have such a mad on for the bike, but I was just curious to get some perspective from people who actually live through 100 degree summers on this bike. Or have on the 899, which apparently has no difference in heat generation.
 

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Would be great if there was some way to track owners from certain areas, even if it was some map on this forum people can add themselves to. But due to the nature of the location, i'm sure they'll make themselves known soon enough.

What bikes have you owned in the past?
 

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Would be great if there was some way to track owners from certain areas, even if it was some map on this forum people can add themselves to. But due to the nature of the location, i'm sure they'll make themselves known soon enough.

What bikes have you owned in the past?
At first I wasn't sure if you were being sarcastic with the map thing. The Yamaha forums I frequent do actually have an owner map. Hehe

The only bikes that I have owned, is my current bike, the Yamaha R3. I've been searching for an upgrade, and fell in love with the white 959 at MotoGP here at Circuit of the Americas.

Either way, I guess I'll find out in a few days, I have a test ride this Saturday. They want $17,610 out the door.
 

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Bought the bike. Couldn't help myself. Ducati Austin is an amazing shop, and they do a very good job of making the bike feel like it belongs to you, before you even show up for the appointment. I couldn't resist. :)
 

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Congratulations! What color did you get? What are you planning on doing with the bike in terms of mods/upgrades? :)
Thanks! I bought a white one. I couldn't resist that color. hehe

I'm not sure what I plan to do first. I love the bike so much just as it is.

I will probably get a fender eliminator or subframe cover first. It depends which starts bothering more, the look of the fender, or the heat from the subframe.

I hear the CF subframe cover from Shift Tech helps a little with the heat on the inner right thigh. Right now it doesn't bother me at all, but when the temperature goes up 20 degrees here in Texas, it might.

After that, I don't know... Maybe a throttle spacer... Maybe tank grips... I really don't want to put tank grips on it, but fuuuuuck my thighs slip a lot when I brake.

I've only owned the bike for ....7 days, so I still don't even know whats out there.
 
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Thanks! I bought a white one. I couldn't resist that color. hehe

I'm not sure what I plan to do first. I love the bike so much just as it is.

I will probably get a fender eliminator or subframe cover first. It depends which starts bothering more, the look of the fender, or the heat from the subframe.

I hear the CF subframe cover from Shift Tech helps a little with the heat on the inner right thigh. Right now it doesn't bother me at all, but when the temperature goes up 20 degrees here in Texas, it might.

After that, I don't know... Maybe a throttle spacer... Maybe tank grips... I really don't want to put tank grips on it, but fuuuuuck my thighs slip a lot when I brake.

I've only owned the bike for ....7 days, so I still don't even know whats out there.
The subframe cover helps as you said.

As for the fender eliminator, the New Rage Cycles ones really clean up the look and get rid of the bulky signals sticking out, and the led's are really bright on the fender eliminator kit.

Also the throttle spacers to get rid of the slack in the throttle is a very popular mod.

How hard are you braking and how fast are you going? :)
 

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The subframe cover helps as you said.
Good to hear another person confirm it, some folks say it does nothing, some folks say it does... /shrug

As for the fender eliminator, the New Rage Cycles ones really clean up the look and get rid of the bulky signals sticking out, and the led's are really bright on the fender eliminator kit.
I need to look into it more. I read or saw something somewhere that said the replacement turn signals just stick on with sticky tape? That seems kind of cheap to me. I dunno, hopefully I heard wrong.

How hard are you braking and how fast are you going?
I am a law abiding citizen, what are you insinuating? :)
I dunno, I might still be trying to find a good seating position. Sometimes I get on the bike and my wrists are fine, my knees are fine, and everything is great. Some times it feels like I'm slipping off constantly and my wrists are wrecked.

I was thinking maybe some adjustable rearsets might help, but I dunno.
 

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I need to look into it more. I read or saw something somewhere that said the replacement turn signals just stick on with sticky tape? That seems kind of cheap to me. I dunno, hopefully I heard wrong.
Far from being a cheap product. They are made in USA, use top notch LED lights. I had them on my 1199 for a long time, rode through some bad weather with mud/rocks being slung at it, but the finish of the fender eliminator kit didn't even change, once it was washed it looked as good as it was from day 1.
 

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Far from being a cheap product. They are made in USA, use top notch LED lights. I had them on my 1199 for a long time, rode through some bad weather with mud/rocks being slung at it, but the finish of the fender eliminator kit didn't even change, once it was washed it looked as good as it was from day 1.
Well that's good to know.
I guess having that style of LED doesn't really give many options for mounting.

Do you still have them on the 1199? Just curious why you took them off, if you did, and what, if any, deterioration there was on the adhesion after X amount of days/months/years.

Also, how much of a PITA is it to install them? I can't imagine it being too difficult... Just take the seat off and run some wires, bang your done?
 

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Well that's good to know.
I guess having that style of LED doesn't really give many options for mounting.

Do you still have them on the 1199? Just curious why you took them off, if you did, and what, if any, deterioration there was on the adhesion after X amount of days/months/years.

Also, how much of a PITA is it to install them? I can't imagine it being too difficult... Just take the seat off and run some wires, bang your done?
Didn't take it off, don't have the 1199 anymore :)

No wiring work is needed. The tail kit is plug and play, so just connect the wires. There are youtube videos of the install, which really helps, it isn't a complicated or a difficult process.

Had it on the bike for almost 2 years, no issues with any adhesives or the finish on it. NRC is very responsive as well, not that you would, but if you ever have issues they are always there to help.
 
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