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  • Datsu Posts: 8
    Stock Poster Datsu
    06 Jun 2019 10:49 PM

    Hi guys

    I'm a dedicated Ducati rider with a young girl who love the Harley brand.

    So I bought a 500 and began to customise the ugly duck.

    Happy to say its turning out nice so far and I even enjoy taking it out for a run now and then.


    Joined up to see what others have done and ensure I do the brand proud.



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  • HOG63 Posts: 96
    Stock Poster HOG63
    06 Jun 2019 11:25 PM
    Enjoy. 
    May I suggest you don’t plow too much on your Street. 
    You’ll be upgrading it to a bigger Harley soon. :-)
  • wadewilson Posts: 47
    SA
    Stock Poster wadewilson
    07 Jun 2019 09:19 AM
    Quoting Datsu on 06 Jun 2019 10:49 PMedited: 06 Jun 2019 10:30 PM

    Hi guys

    I'm a dedicated Ducati rider with a young girl who love the Harley brand.

    So I bought a 500 and began to customise the ugly duck.

    Happy to say its turning out nice so far and I even enjoy taking it out for a run now and then.


    Joined up to see what others have done and ensure I do the brand proud.



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    Hey Datsu, would that be Wreck Point?


    Have a few other brands myself including Ducati, main thing is do not worry too much what others think, build a bike for yourself and have fun. Personally I quite like the blacked out look I have an 883 that I have done similar. Have to agree with Hog63 though the brand is a bit addictive... 

  • Ratbob Posts: 933
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    07 Jun 2019 09:57 AM
    Hi Datsu, welcome to the forum, can’t help thinking you got her a Street rather than a StreetBob so she wouldn’t keep passing you.
    Kidding :-) enjoy the forum and getting out together.
    Which model Ducati are you riding?
  • Datsu Posts: 8
    Stock Poster Datsu
    07 Jun 2019 01:21 PM
    Quoting Ratbob on 07 Jun 2019 09:57 AM
    Hi Datsu, welcome to the forum, can’t help thinking you got her a Street rather than a StreetBob so she wouldn’t keep passing you.
    Kidding :-) enjoy the forum and getting out together.
    Which model Ducati are you riding?
    Hey Ratbob, mate one day I’m sure she will 

    I’m on a Panigale 899 just a baby but plenty fast enough for my roads
  • Datsu Posts: 8
    Stock Poster Datsu
    07 Jun 2019 01:27 PM
    Quoting Datsu on 06 Jun 2019 10:49 PMedited: 06 Jun 2019 10:30 PM

    Hi guys

    I'm a dedicated Ducati rider with a young girl who love the Harley brand.

    So I bought a 500 and began to customise the ugly duck.

    Happy to say its turning out nice so far and I even enjoy taking it out for a run now and then.


    Joined up to see what others have done and ensure I do the brand proud.



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    Quoting wadewilson on 07 Jun 2019 09:19 AM

    Hey Datsu, would that be Wreck Point?


    Have a few other brands myself including Ducati, main thing is do not worry too much what others think, build a bike for yourself and have fun. Personally I quite like the blacked out look I have an 883 that I have done similar. Have to agree with Hog63 though the brand is a bit addictive... 

    Mate it sure is, was a top day for a ride this week
    I have to say I have enjoyed working on a bike like this so maybe I need to find bigger pockets.

    Agree it is a matter of personal taste, but there is taste and then there is taste hehehe.


  • Ratbob Posts: 933
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    07 Jun 2019 01:37 PM
    Quoting Ratbob on 07 Jun 2019 09:57 AM
    Hi Datsu, welcome to the forum, can’t help thinking you got her a Street rather than a StreetBob so she wouldn’t keep passing you.
    Kidding :-) enjoy the forum and getting out together.
    Which model Ducati are you riding?
    Quoting Datsu on 07 Jun 2019 01:21 PM
    Hey Ratbob, mate one day I’m sure she will 

    I’m on a Panigale 899 just a baby but plenty fast enough for my roads
    I like the way Ducati riders think, “just a baby” Hm, 148hp and what’s it weight 170kg? Plus it has about the same torque to weight ratio as most Harley’s. Must be fun. Cheers 
  • Datsu Posts: 8
    Stock Poster Datsu
    07 Jun 2019 01:39 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 06 Jun 2019 11:25 PM
    Enjoy. 
    May I suggest you don’t plow too much on your Street. 
    You’ll be upgrading it to a bigger Harley soon. :-)
    Thanks for the welcome HOG63. I am seriously looking for myself now but I have 4 girls - all small and petite. Who said genetics sets a standard.  So I want a bike that will be a nice ride through all their RE periods. This is the perfect fit.

    The 500 is a good height, donor bike cost $4.5K with $4K worth of work its actually a cheap ride. Great pipes shinny spokes, improved mirror and bars-  next step is just to clean up the rear and shorten the springs I think.....maybe forward controls
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  • HOG63 Posts: 96
    Stock Poster HOG63
    08 Jun 2019 12:46 AM
    Yep forwards are great. 
    You could lose an inch off the rear height for sure. Cheap way is the bolt-on lowering kit. Just crank your shocks preload up a notch. 
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