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Hello forum,

My name is Fil and I am about to enter the world of Ducati by ordering a brand new 959.

I currently ride an 09 Street Triple R and 2010 KTM 690 Duke so the twin cylinder will fall nicely into the collection!

Unfortunately being in Europe means that it will be the Euro 4 version so I think I will be ordering the Akra replacements shotgun can. I considered the under slung but at 2500 GBP and a noise which wouldn't pass the noise tests at UK tracks, I think the shotguns are the way to go. I can't go any other brand for now due to the 2 year warranty.

I am looking for a bit of new owner advice. Pretty much every bike I have bought has needed some extras or modifications straight away (smaller front sprocket and air scoop mod on the triple, 2nd gear restricter on the KTM sort of stuff).

Is there anything you recommend I should be doing for the 959 out of shop? (Apart from the obvious engine protection, frame sliders etc)

Is the gearing right for the road or will I need to shorten the gears? I am considering the comfy seat and the frame covers (Can't think of what they are called) to help with the heat issue. Is there anything else?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I have seen the spacer but wondered if it would interfere with the warranty. I will have to ask them.

With a smaller front sprocket is there enough space to pull the wheel back to tension the chain again or will I have to remove some links?

Really looking forward to getting her. Have wanted a Ducati since I was a kid!
 

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Welcome! Hope you enjoy the bike.

Straight away mods for me were - GP shift / 520 conversion - Up 2 teeth on the rear / Adjustable steering damper (Ohlins) / Tank grips / Safety wire on a few key components / Tail Tidy

I had the dealer leave off the passenger pegs
 

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Thanks dougo. Good idea with the pegs. I'll ask the same. Tail tidy is a must but not been able to find anything other than the r&g and evotech so far without having to order from states. I would like the plate further under the bike to keep that sexy *** nice and clean.

I'll be looking at getting some track fairings, do you know if there are any sets that come with a tank cover? I have seen a carbon cover but bit pricey for what I want to use it for.

Is the standard steering damper not very good?
 

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Thanks dougo. Good idea with the pegs. I'll ask the same. Tail tidy is a must but not been able to find anything other than the r&g and evotech so far without having to order from states. I would like the plate further under the bike to keep that sexy *** nice and clean.

I'll be looking at getting some track fairings, do you know if there are any sets that come with a tank cover? I have seen a carbon cover but bit pricey for what I want to use it for.

Is the standard steering damper not very good?
I do not know of any track bodywork that includes tank protection or grips. The stock steering damper is not adjustable so they are quite "mild", IMO. You'll want to get an adjustable one for the track especially.
 

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You could probably pick up an OEM US spec exhaust for cheap. I'm not sure how much shipping would run though. All said and done I'd bet it would be cheaper than buying an Akra slip on.


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With a smaller front sprocket is there enough space to pull the wheel back to tension the chain again or will I have to remove some links?
There is plenty of room on the swing arm to adjust the chain tension with the 1 down sprocket.
 

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If I had a euro spec bike I would be getting the SC Project system.
Yeah I love the look of that, but I don't think there is a DB killer for it and its apparantly proper loud. I need something that will pass the noise tests on UK tracks.

Also, I was warned by the dealer that since it isn't official ducati that it could affect the warranty
 

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Welcome to the forum! Did you make the decision to get the 959?
 
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