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Old July 28th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #1
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All year round use ?

Hi just wondering how many Ducati users here plan on using them throughout the winter ? My supplying dealer reckoned he's seen a couple of Multi 1200 bikes used throughout the winter and admittedly you have to keep on top of cleaning and rinsing thoroughly, but because Ducati use high quality fittings and materials, you could hardly tell they had been through winter use !! Or has anyone already used previous Ducatis all year round in all weathers and if so how has finish of all components stood up to it ? Have heard glowing reports on www.allyearbiker.com who fine spray acf50 to protect it ?
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Old July 28th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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I'll be using mine all year round, but my previous experience is that Ducati's start to look rough quickly if not cleaned and protected well in winter. I have bought a large bottle of acf50 and and had an external hose fitted at my house!

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Old July 28th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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Winter? I don't think thats an option in Canada...
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Old July 29th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #4
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I pretty much ride my year round providing the temps are better than 28 degrees F and the roads are clear
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Old July 29th, 2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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Florida. I'll probably be wearing my mesh jacket in December...
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Old July 29th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #6
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Florida. I'll probably be wearing my mesh jacket in December...
And rain gear in summer
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Old July 29th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #7
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Yeah, all year here. We don't get sand or salt down but maybe once in a blue moon, and then only on some bridges. They closed I-49 in Shreveport for a while in last big freeze, it has some big high sweeping overhead loops that they do not try to keep open.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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I will use mine year round. Thought about getting heated hand grips.... But I would never turn them on! Lucky to live in Hawaii!
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Old September 10th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #9
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I will probably ride into the winter months, I have acf50 and know how to use it! They tend to over salt the roads around here, but we really don't get much snow and ice most years. With my luck, this year will be the exception, lol
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Old September 10th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #10
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Mine will be put into hibernation when we start to hit the upper 30's. I don't enjoy riding in the teen's or lower. I also don't think I have the balance to keep the bike upright on the snow and ice.
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