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  1. What would you do.....?

    Hello all - long time, no post! Hope everyone is well. I took delivery of a 959 Corse on Friday and tucked her away safely in the garage. My first chance to get out and fit some parts was Sunday but whilst doing so I noticed that the dealer had fitted a Datatag kit. Not something I asked for but I understand that it might be something that Ducati fit on all new bikes. I've had Datatag on most of my bikes and some I have fitted myself and others have been fitted by dealers. Both on dealer fitted kits and where I have done it myself, the UV etching is always done on the inside of the panels. However on my bike (with matte paint) it has been done on the outside of every panel and the tank. I don't know if it is due to the paint finish but the end result is hugely visible to the naked eye and the markings are in places that it is very easy to see. I'm not happy with it. But I wanted to check what other people think as I can sometimes be more 'picky' with new things than other people are. I could really do without a disagreement with the dealer about it but they have made a right mess of things imho. Couple of quick pictures attached so you can see how visible the markings are. Thoughts?
  2. What would you do.....?

    Away from home at the moment but will be back soon and will stick a few up. Have a couple of the little one sitting on it on my mobile so will post those up in a sec........
  3. What would you do.....?

    Glad to think it wasn't just me being precious! I wasn't able to buff it due to it being matte paint - i.e. you can't polish it. Good news is I spoke to Datatag and they told me that they have changed the chemical make-up of the 'invisible' etching fluid so it shows like this initially but it fades away after a wash or two. With that knowledge in hand I raised it with the dealer before touching it but then washed the bike a few times and it faded circa 80%. A tiny bit of panel wipe later and you now can't see the etching at all. Might be nice if they pointed this out at the time of delivery though or if Datatag updated their website! On gloss paint I think it would probably be easier as you could just give it a polish and watch it vanish. Cheers
  4. New car ordered.......

    .......deposit paid but I have no idea what it looks like and probably won't lay my hands on it until 2019! This would certainly be a more interesting post if it were coming from Woppum as he'd probably be getting an uber exclusive La Ferrari of some description but it isn't so you'll have to make do with me ordering a Tesla
  5. F1 2017

    ^ This!
  6. Wopps 918

    Do you remember when we used to think Bazza was a ba5tard for buying a GTR? This takes ba5tardness to a whole new dimension Fair play to you mate, this will be incredible. Hope I get to see some of the fleet at Silverstone this year
  7. MT-10

    What a weapon!
  8. Wopps 918

    Nice to see you back to say hello Sam *thumbs up*
  9. Wopps 918

    An FF with Novitec pipes - hell yes!! Time to roll out my favourite YT video again.... Turn those speakers up and enjoy
  10. Almost a new biker....

    Bazza - if you haven't sorted this, drop me a PM. I have close ties to MCE and may well be able to get you hooked up.
  11. 3/4 bed villa in Orlando

    We've decided to take the little one to Disney in June before she starts school. Flights are all booked so just need to find some digs now. We'd prefer to stay in a villa rather than a hotel but there are so many that choosing one seems a bit of a minefield. Everything is laid out in gated developments ('communities') and whilst lots of the villas look great it's hard to choose one with no idea on what the individual communities are like. I don't mind a bit of a journey (up to 30 mins) into the parks each day if it means staying somewhere that I know is going to be nice. Is anyone able to recommend a particular area or better still, a particular community/development that they know to be good? Cheers
  12. 3/4 bed villa in Orlando

    All booked now - went for a place in Windsor Hills after the advice on here and looking at some other stuff online. Many thanks all. Just need to start the planning for the trip itself now!
  13. 3/4 bed villa in Orlando

    As I suspected, it's a bit much just for the three of us. Thanks for checking though and would/will be great if a gang of us go
  14. 3/4 bed villa in Orlando

    Thanks guys - that's a great start for me to start having a more focused search. Being close enough to come in and out during a day and pop in for the fireworks is a great point. Cheers Thanks CM - could you ask for prices in June? Might be a bit rich with how large it is but I may as well ask! Thanks in advance.
  15. Just saying hello

    Welcome Steve
  16. Bike Show 2016

    Bazza, I notice from your other post that you were there on Monday. Anything stand out this year? Anybody else been yet or planning to go? I'll be there on Friday morning if anyone else happens to be there. Hoping there is somebody from the technical team on the Kwak stand to have a chat about some things on the new H2 and also looking forward to gawping at the custom RSV4's that Aprilia will build if you have deep enough pockets. Also excited to see the new Blade in the flesh and will also be spending some time with Norton and dribbling over one of their new V4's.
  17. Bike Show 2016

    What did you test ride Jon? Enjoyed the show and it seems to be back to its proper size after a few not so good years. Superleggera was amazing - that carbon swingarm! The Norton looked amazing and is absolutely tiny. Also thought the new Fireblade is a good looking bike but what the heck are Suzuki doing? The new GSXR1000 is probably incredible from an electronics/dynamic perspective but it looks so drab compare to all of its competition.
  18. Almost a new biker....

    Nice one mate - congrats and welcome to the dark side!
  19. There could be something new coming

    Not a great deal to update with really! Bike has been wrapped up for the winter for while now. Still enjoying going into the garage just to look at it The 17 model has some interesting updates actually - changes to the IMU and the electronics. Not sure if they will be able to be carried into previous versions but I'm not sure the addition of a lean angle indicator/recorder is necessarily a good thing! The 17 model also sees a two way sensor on the quick shifter and clutchless downshifts as standard. As that is something I was looking to do anyway I will now be fitting the 17 linkage and unlocking the option in the ECU. The autoblipping along with the associated chirping is going to be comical!
  20. Catalunya trip

    Brilliant stuff
  21. Sore neck.

    That looks awesome
  22. VW Amorak

    I agree with you looking at the pictures - it seems like a different design team did the front end after the guys that did the rest folded the design sheet over so they couldn't see it!
  23. CHAVMOBILE Spotting...

    Genuine LOL when I got down to the pictures of the boot