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Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: X-Bracket Group buy - who's in?
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:11:54 AM »
David who makes the brackets is a perfectionist. If there is a minor imperfection in for example the anodising when it returns he will strip the part and send it back out. He's making each one with customisations from scratch so believe me the wait is well worth it and he won't be hurried...

Parts for Sale / Re: DP mirrors for the MH900e (Ducati part # 9710004H)
« on: January 07, 2018, 01:29:51 PM »
You'll never get me to agree it was a reasonable price Mike if they are "useable but need rechroming or powder coating". All that means is that they are in one piece, if they are bad enough to need a surface treatment to recover them, they don't warrant that sort of money imho.

General Discussion / Where did all the enthusiasts go?
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:57:37 PM »
I bought the first MH900e I ever owned about 6 years ago and then the old forum was alive. Having joined, I quickly sourced the DP extra parts I wanted through helpful fellow enthusiasts either giving me links to parts for sale or selling the ones they no longer wanted and at a fair price too, being a fellow owner, forum member and MH900e enthusiast. In return I took my bike to a carbon fibre manufacture and left it there for six months on the other side of the country so they could use it to pattern and mould carbon parts from it for a group buy. I was happy to help the forum members get the parts they wanted, I got the part I wanted too and we all got a great deal so it didn't matter to me that I lost a summer's riding. I even spent months re-vamping the registry and updating owner lists across the globe for the benefit of the forum members.
Fast forward after the sale of that bike, several bikes in between and I bought a second barn find MH900e. It needed TLC and was standard so I thought I'd fire up my forum membership. In doing so I arranged, brokered and completed an X-bracket group buy for some of the guys on here. I already had one so no benefit to me other than to help the guys in the same owners group and make things better in the community I joined.
Looking for the few parts I'd like to add to my second MH900e and the parts have become very scarce. Worse, there are owners on here stockpiling parts they already own several times over, buying up all they can get their hands on and advertising the same wanted ads on Ducati forums all over the globe, grabbing as many parts as they can. You can only fit one set to your sole bike right? This isn't to help their fellow forum members and marque owners though, it's so they can empty a niche supply base and sell on at vastly inflated prices and turn a fast buck. They also seem to have very little knowledge about the bikes, the engineering or the value of the parts, they are just collecting them up and flipping them for the biggest mark up they can manage. I've seen X-brackets offered for $1000 when the better machined ne ones are $440, Termignoni systems sold for over $6000 when I bought mine 6 years ago for $1800 and you can get a bespoke identical copy made in Ti today for $2500. Refinished Carbon dream seconds kits bought unfinished and cheaply in recent years and then lacquered and sold on for $5000+ - every one of them with the flaws that led to them being marked as seconds and unfinished in the first place. Damaged mirrors selling for $650, scratched clutch covers for $350.... Whatever happened to the camaraderie of a single make and model forum like this where the people who visit, help the collective owners group instead of joining the forum and sitting like vultures ready to pounce on any relevant part purely for their own benefit. We used to help each other keep our bikes running, healthy and looking good, it was a fellowship with common goals, shared ideals and experiences and it was a great place to hang out and a great community to be involved in. It seems the world has taken a turn for the worse in many ways and the stockpiling of parts by the greedy few, denying the pleasure of the many is now the norm. I for one have the resources to make what I can no longer buy because of the hoarders sat on their rotting treasure and if I can make for other genuine enthusiasts I will, at no profit to myself and I hope that fate catches up with the hollow, shallow and greedy few leaving them with a horde of parts that people refuse to pay their exorbitant prices for. You reap what you sow in this life, karma is coming for you...

Parts for Sale / Re: DP mirrors for the MH900e (Ducati part # 9710004H)
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:53:46 PM »
$750 CAD for mirrors that need fully refinishing? Are you having a laugh Adam? I can see why you are always touting for parts if you resell sub standard bits at prices as ridiculous as that! This is a single make forum for like minded individuals not a source of victims to profit from. Whatever happened to helping your fellow enthusiast with a good deal to further the collective longevity of the marque. Seems you sold out, they don't call it mean green for nothing... >:(

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: Steering Damper Saga
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:29:39 PM »
Your OEM one Chris? No, not bothered with that, once the Ohlins went on I couldn't ever go back to the OEM one.  ;)

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: Steering Damper Saga
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:12:12 PM »
Last one now, when it's gone it's gone for good...

Ducati MH900e SD156 Ohlins Steering damper kit - 750 plus postage, full original kit, obsolete bracket & screw, spherical bearing, circlip, screws and genuine boxed Ohlins 63mm damper.

Mike - swap you for a damper bracket and fixings? No import duty on a gift is there...;-)

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: X-Bracket Group buy - who's in?
« on: October 01, 2017, 01:09:01 PM »
Good man thanks ;-)

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: MH 900 e Cover
« on: September 26, 2017, 02:02:28 AM »
I'm working on the supply of suitable covers for us - there are many covers out there but few that fit nicely! When I find them the printing will be straightforward including individual numbers but finding a decent quality cover that fits is the major challenge...

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: X-Bracket Group buy - who's in?
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:57:31 AM »
Group buys only work when everyone is true to their word or people lose out. Please get your details in to David as soon as possible to get this moving. I've got nothing in this personally, I set it up to benefit you guys as a favour to fellow enthusiasts, let's make good on those commitments...;-)

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: X-Bracket Group buy - who's in?
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:52:37 PM »
OK so six of the seven of you have done the deal with David for the X-Bracket. Don R (L4V) considering you were knocking above, you're the last to the party. If you don't contact David in the next few days he's going to have to come back to the other six with a slightly elevated price! You have chased this hard so here's hoping you make contact and save the other guys a few bucks and make good on your commitment. The machining will then get underway. If anyone here knows Don, give him a bit of encouragement on behalf of the other six members :-)

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: Steering Damper Saga
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:59:55 AM »
Inkaporka - I no longer need one, I found one through Ohlins head office but unfortunately it's the last kit recorded worldwide so no more available unless you can convince them to manufacture. Having said that I am talking to a dealer who claims to have three kits in stores and is looking for me, in which case I'll offer them up here for you guys. The price is going to be around 600 GBP for the full kit if he can find them to confirm, so something around $800 USD, brand new. I'll update you if I manage to get a response!

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: X-Bracket Group buy - who's in?
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:54:00 AM »
I have the details for everyone but the message facility only allows me to mail the seven of you individually and then only 2 messages per hour so it's going to take me most of the day to get the information over to you. So, I'm posting here for everyone else to see too and maybe it'll generate more than seven orders and bring the cost down for everyone? Good luck!

Thanks for your patience on this guys, we have a deal on the table for you, based on all seven of you ordering. The straightforward position is that if one of you drops out, the unit price for the others goes up so it's best for everyone if you're all as committed to this as the posts suggest.
OK - details are:
$470.00 for the X-Bracket with BRITE Anodize

Engraving would be an additional $35.00 (This is for your bike number/2000 to personalise it)

Shipping would be $15.00 Domestic
International would be extra.

To proceed, I suggest you email David Purcell direct rather than me act as a middle man and let him know this is related to the group buy that "Simon has been discussing with him for 7 units" - mail address is:
Aluminium pricing is constantly changing so you need to be relatively quick to maintain the price.  David can send you a paypal invoice once he has your shipping information or you can call and pay direct by credit card over the phone, numbers and address below.

There you go - I've done my bit now so it's all down to you and parting with your money :D
I fully recommend David's products though they are not only perfect quality they are way stronger than the stock items and look brilliant with the MH900e logo and your number on the back. Good luck guys - post pictures when you get your bracket fitted  ;)

David Purcell
Evolution Machining
2005 N 600 W Ste I
Logan, UT 84321
Cell (435) 757-7586
Ph (435) 787-4351
Fax (435) 787-1447

Mh900e Parts and Accessories / Re: X-Bracket Group buy - who's in?
« on: August 28, 2017, 12:23:55 PM »
Guys - I'm working on getting a unit price for you based on the seven of you here being interested. If we get the price and then some drop out it'll only go north from there but hopefully they are still willing to work on less than ten. Will let you know as soon as I get a response...

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