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Those who know me and know this bike know that this won’t be a decision made lightly but something has come up that I fancy so looking at how quickly I can raise some cash. So looking to gage interest, at a figure I would accept - not looking to negotiate.
it’s my absolutely beautiful 2002 748r.
Think I’m the 4th owner, I’ve had it about 3 or 4 years now. Full service history with big folder of receipts. Mileage is just over 7k. Never been restored, it’s in factory condition and bar a tiny chip on the LHS belly it’s in exceptional condition. Has road termis an original Ducati dust cover supplied when new. Will have it serviced before sale at mototechnica had new tyres fitted last season and have done maybe 300 miles on them. This is collector grade
I have had offers in the past at this figure and even slightly more, but was never for sale so irrelevant.
I will only sell if I buy this new thing I’ve got my eye on and will keep hold of my 996SPS
price would be £11.5k
Hopefully this will be finished in time for the pending trackday season and I’ll be able to enjoy a few weekends away with my dodgy bird before heading back east.
Scheduled for collection close of business Tuesday it has been a long time coming. Fook knows what the bill will be like, I am pretty sure I could have bought a new one though with the amount spent on converting it so far!
The only reason I'm selling is after 15 years of riding tracks in UK and Europe I'm finally calling it a day. Other priorities in life, changed interests. Breaks my heart but time is up.
This was an 1199S which was used on the road for a bit then converted. Previous owner was a wealthy chap so it wanted for nothing. It was looked after by JHP and still is. Sat unused 2015-2018 which is when I bought it and threw even more money at it. So genuine mileage of around 5000 (I'd have to re-connect the battery to check).
Tuned engine by JHP Ducati Coventry (ported, Carrillo rods, balanced crank, blueprinted)
Nova gear box
ABS delete kit fitted by JHP
Lightweight Marchesini wheels with Dunlop D211/D212 slicks
Termignoni superstock Reparto Corse EVO 3 (longer) exhaust, gives more low down drive (not available from your local dealer). Headers wrapped to under the seat
ECU remapped by JHP
Race fairing with DP light blanks fitted & double bubble race screen, painted by...
I have finally received my Streetfighter here in London from Italy as the likelihood of travelling back and forth in the coming weeks is virtually none, so I will try and enjoy it here in the UK.
I have been following this forum on and off, and appreciate the suggestions and helpful tips I have collected so far, so thank you very much to all of you petrol heads!
As my usual riding buddies are all located in Italy, it would be nice to meet other West London based riders to go for a few rides around.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to meet in the near future.
Refurb - pah, even as I start this thread I know full well this is going to end up expensive and my PayPal account is going to get hammered.
Anyway, here we go......
I bought myself a 998S
1 owner, full service history, 5800 miles (only done 1200 miles in the last few years) so hardly used. It has a few extra farkles on there (yes, I know, it's a biposto with a mono seat before anyone points out) such as titanium Termis, CF air tubes, CF clutch cover, CF mono seat, CF exhaust heat shields, CF fuel cap, DP race footpegs, plus I have a big bundle of paperwork including original invoice. I also have the original seat, the original footpegs, the original exhausts and all the other original bits that have been replaced, plus both keys and the original book/manual set. It was also spec'd when ordered with a Troy Bayliss Replica decal kit. Not the same kit as THE Troy Bayliss Replica but (thanks to @andyb ) I've identified it as the kit from Troy Bayliss' 2002 WSBK...
In short, my 1198 caught fire, it’s debatable weather the lithium battery helped that or not. However, some wise forum members (FM) came to my rescue with some great advice and signposted me in the right direction.
Thank you @Exige
The cost of repair might have been back-breaking but one particular FM suggested he could help with some parts. He literally helped me with everything I needed.
Thank you @kev moose
I also put it out there that I needed torque values for the crankshaft nut to reassemble the sprag, again one FM came to my rescue and not only offered advice, but he also sent me his Torque bar and bit. Who, outside a forum like this would do that?
Thank you @Sonic - Malik
And a huge thank you to the man who physically helped me at no gain to himself. He rescued me when the battery ran flat, he organised a garage for me to leave the bike in, he took me home, picked me up, followed me back, sat with me and worked on the bike, came over at the drop of a hat because I’d felt...
If I may... I’d just like to pay a luvin tribute to one of our Wonderful DF members..
I don’t want to bang on about it but, in what is allegedly MH week I wished to say a huge thanks to this guy, who without being asked really has respectively stepped forward and offered me help, advice and hope at a difficult time for myself and my family when MH issues have once more, done it’s best to take the better of me leaving the Unwanted issues behind In the form of wreckage..
like so many on here I guess, I’ve never met this member, though truly hope I will one day along with many more of you, so with thanks to this our forum, one that gives us such a great platform to express all things Ducati along with an endless list of posts on all subjects that we can debate at our leisure 24/7, I personally feel lucky to be able to do this amongst virtual friends ( please excuse the term) it brings companionship etc instead of loneliness and isolation which as I’m sure many members on here...
2 Police Vans came round the car park but didn't stop - evidently they moved everyone on at the weekend (well, bikes but not cars)
I know we have a few fans on here of the following so here's some pics, they looked better than new...
Called at my mates on the way past Merton and found him re commissioning a 996SPS that has had quite a few mods - it been sat for years and has 4000 miles on the clock.
A friend of mine is selling his Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss LE. It’s in fantastic condition, approx 17,500 miles. Full Service history, presentation plaque, Bayliss cover , Bayliss rear paddock stand. £19k
Message me for more details if serious buyer. Thanks
After being off the road for 3 years (coinciding with the birth of #2) and this Covid business making the thought of traveling on the train and tube less appealing by the minute… I have decided to get her back o the road. Big service, some tidying up jobs and some repairs too.
I have to add I love this bike - its my keeper, others have come and gone - this one will always be there and has become part of my 'Brand' if you catch my drift.
I did an extensive thread on the build on the old Ducatisti site - gone now.
It’s been a while since I sold my old 1098S, I had a project thread on that so I thought I would start one for the new bike.
I’ve always hankered after a 1098R and finally managed to get my hands on one, thanks to Paul (@Mary Hinge ) of this forum, (who’s a top bloke btw!)
The bike was collected from an engine rebuild with new Pistals etc and delivered on Saturday as above but without the carbon wheels or swing arm and the plan is to restore it back to how it left the factory as it was supplied with all original fairings/carbon/tank etc which have been stored from new.
Bought this yesterday(MONDAY) pick it up friday or saturday. Full service history, just had a full service before lockdown(£1200) and a years MOT, just over 15000 miles on clock. It has a small ding in the tank that needs sorting(a good haggle point!). Sorry no bins unless you have an opinion on the mini!!
Ey up, my 900ss hasn't had much use in the last 5 years. I pull it out of the back of the garage each spring with every intention of a couple of road trips. Ill give it a service and spruce up which always unearths an issue or two. I'll spend a £100 or so, then never use it. I reckon I've spent £300-£400 and ridden 200 miles!
Well, so far this spring is no exception. I was confident I wouldn't have much to do this year but, it was running a bit lumpy on tick over. I pulled the FCRs off and gave them a clean and changed the plugs. I didn't find anything remarkable when I had the carbs apart and I made sure all the adjustments were the same as when I put the bike back together 10 years ago.
Once it was all back in one piece, I thrashed it to its MOT. Still a bit lumpy on tick over but certainly nothing wrong with the way it runs once the throttle is wound out.
Lovely, MOT passed, bike working, here comes summer.
Next day I started a run of night shifts, lovely sunny evening so I...
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