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1996 Ducati 900SS

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    1996 Ducati 900SS *SOLD*


    *SOLD*


    1996 Ducati 900SS




    I love this bike, looks great, fantastic to ride, simple and lightweight, and classic. Not riding it as much as I'd like, so I'm posting it for sale.
    (Sometimes after getting a bike ready to sell, I talk myself into keeping it. Which is starting to creep in now ... .)

    'Way back in 1997 I bought one of these new, loved it, but sold it two years later for some reason. (Oh yeah, I remember now, I got married ... again.) So I started
    looking for another one a few years ago and bought this one in January 2020, fully serviced, with many upgrades and updates. However, I've ridden it only 500 miles this year.
    Kind of a bucket list item, I wanted to own and ride one again, and I did, so check it off. Posting it here for starters, might go to FB and CL later.

    What it's got:
    About 21K miles, full service last year, and I just changed the oil and filter last week. Starts and runs well, everything works as it should. When I got the bike,
    it really didn't need much at all. It came with very good tires (Michelin Pilot Power 2CT), new chain and sprockets, carbs "gone through" as they say, same with forks, brakes work great.
    The bike is a CR model which originally had half-fairings. Now has fiberglass (AirTech I think, better than plastic) full fairings, the fiberglass seat is a Superlight replica,
    has genuine Superlight OEM upswept pipes which are desirable and getting scarce (per Eric of Clubhouse Motorsports), has the three-instrument CF dash from a Final Edition model.
    Adjustable clip-ons. Some other things you can see in the pics like the ZG screen.

    * Steel gas tank is standard on the 900SS-- no swelling plastic BS.

    * Simple electronics -- no "red key" BS.


    What I did:
    Mostly electrical upgrades. Heavy duty battery cables from MotoLectric (Michael Heth does good work). You need these cables.
    Bike came with a new BikeMaster AGM battery, I replaced it with a Shorai (18AH Pb Eq) to save 10 pounds (battery sits up high, under the tank),
    both batteries included with the sale. I replaced the meep-meep horn with a FIAMM Freeway Blaster.

    In good condition for a 24 year-old machine, looks great IMO, not "mint" or "perfect" or "original" which suits me just fine since I wanted a bike I could ride without worry.
    Included in sale, I found a mint NOS owners handbook. The spare key is a new Ducati uncut blank.

    Passed MA state inspection no problem.

    MA title in my name in hand.

    $4200 includes everything as described above.

    In Arlington MA.

    Also available a pair of AirTech "CR" replica half fairings, new in the box, that I was planning to sell separately, but could be part of a package deal. Scroll down here:
    https://www.airtech-streamlining.com...0SS1991-96.htm









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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Bee-U-Ta-Full!!!!
    GLWS

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    Sweet bike

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Some details ...


    With the seat off, the tank rotates up and back for easy access to battery, wiring, air filter. etc. --




    Has the later gusseted frame, braced at the steering neck --




    Right can has a scrape, could be from the donor bike --




    Pointing out the steel "case saver" --




    New (recent anyway) chain and sprockets --




    Rear --




    Front --




    Adjustable Sachs-Boge shock is dry and clean, no pitting on the shaft, bumper is in good shape --




    Tubes are good --




    Magnetic drain plug from DesmoTimes --




    Fresh oil & filter --




    Ignition key, spare key blank (uncut), NOS owners handbook.


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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    About time to wake up from winter --planning to get fresh gas this weekend and re-start --

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    I probably should have done a package deal

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I probably should have done a package deal
    We can do a retroactive deal [smilee]

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    This is an awesome for-sale post. Love the details.

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    This is an awesome for-sale post. Love the details.
    Thanks. I like to put in what I'd like to see if I'm looking for a bike. That can interest a buyer, or OTOH, save someone a trip.

    Anyway ... I got the fresh gas and re-started the bike today -- all good -- cranked for about 3 seconds then fired and continued running [thumbsup] -- bike is ready to go.

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Palms sweaty - When were the belts replaced? Was it done as part of that last years service?

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    Palms sweaty - When were the belts replaced? Was it done as part of that last years service?
    I share your enthusiasm for this bike.

    Belts were replaced in 2019 per the PO. My first post in this thread was November 2020. When I got the bike in January 2020, they told me the full service (including valve adjust and new belts) was done "last year" -- so, 2019. Bought from Moto Consult, independent shop in CT, it's a father (Ben) & son (Philip) business AFAIK, this was Ben's personal bike, Philip is LRRS rider #881 IIRC. That's all I know.

    As mentioned, I put on about 500 miles since I got it. Me and clip-ons don't get along so well anymore, sad to say.

    BTW, the fairings are still off the bike if you (or anyone) wants to have a close-up look.


    PS edit -- I did ask Philip if they had raced this bike, the answer was no, not raced, it was Ben's personal bike.

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Quote Originally Posted by whynot View Post
    I share your enthusiasm for this bike.

    Belts were replaced in 2019 per the PO. My first post in this thread was November 2020. When I got the bike in January 2020, they told me the full service (including valve adjust and new belts) was done "last year" -- so, 2019. Bought from Moto Consult, independent shop in CT, it's a father (Ben) & son (Philip) business AFAIK, this was Ben's personal bike, Philip is a LRRS rider #881 IIRC. That's all I know.

    As mentioned, I put on about 500 miles since I got it. Me and clip-ons don't get along so well anymore, sad to say.

    BTW, the fairing halfs are still off the bike if you (or anyone) wants to have a close-up look.
    I used to work there when I was a kid. I trust that the belts were replaced as Ben indicated. Ben does good work.

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Installed the fairing today, the bike is ready to go. Come and get it. This would look even better in your garage than it does in mine.


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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Any chance youíll be selling the zrx?


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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    Any chance you’ll be selling the zrx?


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    Thanks for your interest. Not yet on the ZRX, just got it in December. (Take a look at the FB page "ZRX Marketplace" -- a few are posted FS there.)

    However, I am thinking of selling the 2012 Hyper 796 -- one owner (me), all good, 6.4g CA-Cycleworks tank gives you a 300-mile range -- fun bike.

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Iím really liking this Duc. I am sure it will sell soon.

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    I’m really liking this Duc. I am sure it will sell soon.
    Getting some likes and attention on FB after posting it there this morning.

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    Re: 1996 Ducati 900SS

    *SOLD*

    ... after four days on FB.

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