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Hello All,

My name is Brian and I am new to Ducati and have been an owner of the AWS 959 for about 3 weeks now.
(As you can tell my originality regarding online handles is quite pathetic.)

I work in the electric utility business in the New England area and I am still waiting for the "better" weather to truly enjoy my new toy.

Without shame but certainly regret I will tell all of you that on my way home from the dealer and at my first fuel stop (Thanks Dealer for not giving me any gas) I poorly executed a de-saddling and lost control of the bike letting it drop at the pump. Broken Mirror, brake lever, and scratch (gouge) caused by the brake pedal into the lower fairing.
I quickly replaced with OEM parts but the brake pedal gouge continues to haunt me even though it is not visible without close inspection.

I expect to get some miles over the summer and look forward to that first "break in" service. I especially look forward to getting lots of research and information from this forum as to mods, care, performance and just keeping a heads up from other users experiences.

Now that I am introduced its time to start trolling......

Ciao!
 

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Welcome Brian! :surprise: ouch... that sucks that you've had a mishap - don't let it happen again!!!
ohh, and btw... the delaer should've given you a full tank of gas!!! them cheap [email protected]!
 

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Dropping the bike is easier than you think. There is a lot of weight there and once you get past vertical it can get away if you are not ready. Be careful doing low speed tight turns, Try and just use the rear brake and slip the clutch. Easier said than done if turning right. I dropped my previous bike trying to U turn in a tight roadway and foolishly squeezed the front brake. I was surprised how fast it dropped. Result one broken brake lever. Fortunately the frame sliders saved the fairing.
 

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Dealer for my wife's Ducati didnt give her gas either! She had to stop on the way home and get gas.
 

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Nice bike to test the Ducati waters with. Enjoy!
 

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Thanks everybody for not shaming me too much...... I love this thing scratches and all.

I saw another thread just now and it piqued my interest ... Hard starts. Just rolled it out of the garage turned the key and it took about 8 attempts to get the bike rumbling. Seems I have also been afflicted with this issue and Ill be sure to let the service center know about it when I see them.

See you guys around!
 

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Welcome. Im new to ducati as well! Sorry to hear about the mishap - $hit happens right? I dropped my first ever bike when I was much younger and I was devastated. See ya around the forum.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Drops happen and that's life but you fix it and move on with some nice sliders. That first drop never really leaves you, I still remember mine...
 
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