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Well I had a minor accident on my ride home from work. I stuffed my overpants on the tail section and used a bungee net to secure it. So I pull out of my office and go about 1/4 mile and give it some gas and felt a jolt to the rear end and look back and see my pants laying in the road. I stop and get off the bike and see my tail lights broken and hanging down. Center tail light is not working, the two turn signals are broken, the bracket is broken and pretty much the whole damn thing. I'm so upset. I guess the bungee came loose and got caught in the tire and that was it. Lights out. Nearest Ducati dealer is 48 miles away. Tow truck is going to cost $175. Insurance deductible is $500. I'll probably just pay out of pocket vs filing an insurance claim. Sucks to be me.
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Bungees should NEVER touch a motorcycle.


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Bad luck moto, but it could have been a lot worse,

Think you need one of these racks, they come in very handy, and ditch the bungees, you'll find the racks on ebay, about £70, they come in black too,
 

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Sorry for your bad luck Motopilot. That is a bummer for sure.
I agree with Sarah, this post is a warning for us all.
Bungee cords should never come near your bike ... unless you are using one to hold up your pants!
 

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Oh no what a bummer :confused:, I agree with Elvisto I have the same rear rack as him, it's really neat and gives lots of places to secure straps. I also use Rok straps not bungees!
 

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and used a bungee net
Bungees should NEVER touch a motorcycle.
Tony I feel 99% certain I saw a bungie net on your bike on your oiler install pictorial, haha.

Anyway, Motopilot, I feel you. A few years ago it was time to replace the rear tire on my 82 GS850. I typically take the wheels off myself to save shop hours, but have the shop mount the tire for me.

Anyway, I get the wheel off the swingarm and what is this? A bungie cord I lost months ago had been sucked up into where the shaft's final drive married the wheel. A cold sweat kind of washed over me when I realized I had lucked out and missed a world of trouble.
 

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Tony I feel 99% certain I saw a bungie net on your bike on your ...
A net, yes - bungee cords, never



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I missed the fact that motopilot was using a net, not cords. Head's up to all of us, be careful, careful.

Any word on your parts, motopilot? Wishing you the best.

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Sorry about your mishap, motopilot.

Don't know where you are, but here in the US we get roadside assistance as part of our purchase price.

I recently had a stick/twig penetrate my rear tire during an off road excursion. Fortunately it didn't go in far enough to cause a flat but I didn't feel safe riding more than getting back home. A call to the "800" # was all it took for a tow to my dealer. No charge.

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Sarah, the Ducati dealer is doing exactly as I expected. Taking their sweet ass time. Called me last Friday and they still haven't even looked at my bike and yet they had it for 6 days. Then the guy calls back and says, yeah the tail light needs to be replaced too. So I say, just fix it and fix it fast. So he says parts should be here on Tuesday (today) and shouldn't take long to fix, and about $500 parts and labor. So perhaps I'll get it by Saturday. But knowing my luck something will come up and they'll have it for another week. Weather sucks here anyways, but it's been 11 days since I've ridden and I'm going crazy.
Cliff, the roadside assistance is for a manufacturer's problem with the bike, not an accident. At least that's what they said when I called. So had to pay $150 for my tow. I've since joined a motorclub with my insurance. Doesn't hurt to have that since you never know what might happen and you need a tow or gas or something.
 

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Dang. I guess I'd have to make a friendly call today and verify parts in hand, might serve to provide a little nudge. Then I'd have to call again on Friday to check the progress.....Good luck.

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moto,

The trick is to simply say "the bike is not running", which worked for me. Of course in your case with obvious damage beyond a manufacture's defect, that ploy probably wouldn't have gone as well. Joining a club is wise and I should do so as well.

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Bad luck moto, but it could have been a lot worse,

Think you need one of these racks, they come in very handy, and ditch the bungees, you'll find the racks on ebay, about £70, they come in black too,
Hi,

Were did you buy the rack? I cannot find any on EBay.
 

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Got my bike back this past Saturday. That's the good news. The bad news is they had a demo day and I rode the BMW S1000RR. This was the first time I've ever ridden a liter bike....and what a bike! I stayed in rain mode which limits you to 138hp, and then switched to sport mode the last few miles when we hit the interstate. I hit 100mph in the blink of an eye. Throttle response was butter smooth, suspension and braking and everything was like silk. This bike has a gyro under the seat that senses lean angle and the computer adjust based on rider input. Stunning machine. Then I got on my scrambler and noticed my clutch sucks, throttle sucks, suspension sucks, and I was a bit sad. Ohh well, then again the superbike was super uncomfortable. 20151031_120507.jpeg
 

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Duclomp The carrier can be bought from Winding Roads in Derby, www.windingroads.co.uk

Or go onto e bay, number 161808608935

or just type in Ducati Scrambler Rear rack,

Winding Roads are a retailer for the maker, D M Telai , price is £84 now ,seem to have gone up a little since i had mine, but still worth the money,

You can get it in black or silver,
 

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Got my bike back this past Saturday. That's the good news. The bad news is they had a demo day and I rode the BMW S1000RR. This was the first time I've ever ridden a liter bike....and what a bike! I stayed in rain mode which limits you to 138hp, and then switched to sport mode the last few miles when we hit the interstate. I hit 100mph in the blink of an eye. Throttle response was butter smooth, suspension and braking and everything was like silk. This bike has a gyro under the seat that senses lean angle and the computer adjust based on rider input. Stunning machine. Then I got on my scrambler and noticed my clutch sucks, throttle sucks, suspension sucks, and I was a bit sad. Ohh well, then again the superbike was super uncomfortable. View attachment 3500
Well glad you have your Scrambler back - the grass is always greener eh? I'm sure the BM is superb, but I expect it's also a few $$$$$$ more? Different bike - don't compare it!
 
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