Kathi and Chris loaded the truck with Kathi's FZ07 and drove up to Seattle early in the morning to pick up Nicky's 848 from the 2WheelDynoWorks tuning shop. Instead of turning around and just driving back, we continued a bit north and took a ferry to Whidbey Island to get on the bikes and collect another PNW-GT goal. Then back to another ferry to Port Townsend and a drive south to Shelton where we stayed at our old standby Shelton Inn. The next morning, we unloaded the bikes again to drive around the Quinault area collecting another PNW-GT goal at Wynoochee Dam Overlook. Super scenic area. Then back to Shelton, back on the truck, and drive home to Vancouver.
2008 Ducati 848 EVO. Has less than 8,000 miles. All oil changes and services are completed. My son bought this bike about 6 months ago for $7,700. His grades have suffered, and I am selling his bike as a punishment. I think he may have overpaid for this, but I know it is worth more than I am asking. The lowest I have seen any Ducati listed for is $6k. I am asking $4,500 because I want this to go away this weekend. Never been laid down Newer carbon fiber fairings Brembo brakes Clean title Runs well Selling “as is” because I don’t know enough about bikes to understand if anything needs to be done. Feel free to come test drive and take this away. I will have to have cash in hand to let you test drive because I don’t want it wrecked. Also, please don’t lowball me on this. I know I am selling this below market price and need the full $4,500 for another project.The seller is a lying bastard. The bike had been crashed and totaled, so it has a bit of fairing stay frame damage and a salvage title. Also it was not running well. In fact, it had 2 significant problems. But still a reasonable deal for $4,500.
On this trip, I started to get frustrated. It wouldn't accelerate up Highway 26. It wouldn't warm up above about 120°F. It got terrible mileage, like ~25 mpg. And the check-engine light kept coming on. My conclusion was the bike was running rich. After a bit of research I found a tuning shop in Seattle that customers raved about. I decided to give the bike to them and have them correct the rich running problem. I delivered the bike on June 24 figuring I'd figure out a way to pick it up in a few days.
This trip, on July 21, 4 weeks later was to pick up the bike after they fixed it. They immediately discovered that the front cylinder was cold, not firing at all. They replaced the spark plugs and then reflashed the ECU and tuned the bike on their dyno. After this, and $960, the bike runs A W E S O M E ! ! It warms up properly, gets about 50 mph. It pulls like a fricken freight train and handles like a dream. I love it for a track bike. Not sure how much fun it will be to ride slow around town though.
Post tune dyno map --- 123 horsepower from an 848cc bike --- incredible!
|0) Jul 21 Thu||Drive to Seattle and Whidbey, 2 ferry rides|
|1) Jul 22 Fri||Ride around Quinault then back home|