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    Nice man! I need to get the 7500 mile service done on my Duc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Nice man! I need to get the 7500 mile service done on my Duc.
    The 7500 mile service has the valve actuator adjustments right? Caching-caching $$. What Duc do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Good choice on the frame sliders and fork protectors... you never plan for an accident but you should always be prepared.
    They just insure that your bike will be totaled when dropped. Instead of replacing fairings, clipons, rearsets, and levers from a low speed drop, you're replacing fairings, clipons, rearsets, levers, forks, a frame and the engine. At that point you sell it to me and I make money. Oh wait, never mind, keep installing them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    They just insure that your bike will be totaled when dropped. Instead of replacing fairings, clipons, rearsets, and levers from a low speed drop, you're replacing fairings, clipons, rearsets, levers, forks, a frame and the engine. At that point you sell it to me and I make money. Oh wait, never mind, keep installing them!
    Why would adding these total the bike out? How would they make you have to replace the engine in the same crash then without them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis View Post
    Why would adding these total the bike out? How would they make you have to replace the engine in the same crash then without them?
    I think TR is saying that instead of the fairing absorbing the impact of the crash, the impact is transmitted through the frame sliders directly to the frame. This means that the frame is now damaged with no indication of the accident (because the fairings are intact).
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    Oh I see now. We'll I guess its to late to take them off and im pretty sure im not going to be real worried about the bike if I wreck it hard enough to do frame/engine damage. But thanks Trainrex for thinking about making money while I would be in the hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis View Post
    Why would adding these total the bike out? How would they make you have to replace the engine in the same crash then without them?
    Most frame sliders use an engine mount bolt to mount through the frame to the engine. Even in a low speed crash, the slider will dig in and break the engine while bending the frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    I think TR is saying that instead of the fairing absorbing the impact of the crash, the impact is transmitted through the frame sliders directly to the frame. This means that the frame is now damaged with no indication of the accident (because the fairings are intact).
    Close, but even with the sliders your fairings will be toast. It's like adding a brush guard/push bar to the front of a truck. They are supposed to help with impact, but just guarantee that you will take out your grill, headlamps and hood in a small accident.

    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis View Post
    Oh I see now. We'll I guess its to late to take them off and im pretty sure im not going to be real worried about the bike if I wreck it hard enough to do frame/engine damage. But thanks Trainrex for thinking about making money while I would be in the hospital.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    The 7500 mile service has the valve actuator adjustments right? Caching-caching $$. What Duc do you have?
    Valve service, timing belts, fluids changed, bout $700. I have an 09 Monster 1100.

    Funnily enough the 7500 mile service on my Kawi I had for the same stuff was $890.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Valve service, timing belts, fluids changed, bout $700. I have an 09 Monster 1100.

    Funnily enough the 7500 mile service on my Kawi I had for the same stuff was $890.
    Actually the Duc is very easy to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    They just insure that your bike will be totaled when dropped. Instead of replacing fairings, clipons, rearsets, and levers from a low speed drop, you're replacing fairings, clipons, rearsets, levers, forks, a frame and the engine. At that point you sell it to me and I make money. Oh wait, never mind, keep installing them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Most frame sliders use an engine mount bolt to mount through the frame to the engine. Even in a low speed crash, the slider will dig in and break the engine while bending the frame.

    Close, but even with the sliders your fairings will be toast. It's like adding a brush guard/push bar to the front of a truck. They are supposed to help with impact, but just guarantee that you will take out your grill, headlamps and hood in a small accident.

    10-15mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Actually the Duc is very easy to work on.
    I know, and I have had it almost completely apart already, I have been torn. And EMS aka "Ducati Mike" who makes all the cheap consumer tools, shims, etc, is local and a friend of a friend. This will probably be the only valve service I take it in for only to preserve my warranty (which I have had to use more than once already). We'll have to see how $$$ goes the next few months. The local Duc dealer is running a 20% off service special through Febtober which would bring the price down into the $560-ish range, which is still expensive when parts and tools would only cost me $250. But with a 1 y/o time is at a premium and I'd likely have to work at it an hour at a time for a week to get it finished right now, so idk.

    It's funny; I shimmed the carb needles on the kawi, and after breaking it down to the valve cover, watching the how to's on the intardwebz and reading the horror stories, decided to take it in for the valve service. Then I sold it before I had to do it again strictly for that purpose.

    I appreciate the Yamaha offerings that require nothing till 26k miles a lot. Someday I'll end up with an FZ1 or something like it. I've never owned a Yamaha but I intend to.
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