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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 10:24 am   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,
I am currently deployed and have put money down on the 1098s. This is going to be my new track bike, it's replacing my 998 that I am parting out. Now I am also thinking about selling my 01 996, but it's not just any 996.

-52mm full termi
-ITG under tank filter
-Ohlins rear
-4 pad Brembos
-AFAM 520 Quick Change Sprocket
-Adjustable rear-sets (black)
-After market clutch slave cylinder (german company)
-5 spoke magnesium rims (black)
-DP carbon fairings, nose (with large intakes), air runners (large), tail, air box, headlight bucket, fairing stays, V-piece, front sprocket cover, hugger, front fender, swingarm guard, and fuel tank
-Bucci slipper w/ Barnett plates
-Power Commander and Wideband Commander
-FIM UM232 chip
-Aluminum mono subframe

How many here think it's a mistake to sell it? I keep going back and forth with this, I just don't think anyone would pay $14,000 for an 01 996 even with everything I've done to it. Really could use some thoughts on this. Thank you for your time and here's a couple pictures.

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01 Ducati 996 (Track Bike) To many MODs to list
07 Ducati 1098 (Sold to finish 996)

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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 10:45 am   #2 (permalink)
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First the fact that you're asking makes me think it would be a mistake to sell the 996, second since a nice new 1098 is only a grand more than what you'd be asking i think you'd take a bath in the selling price. She's a looker, keep her for a street bike.
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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 1:26 pm   #3 (permalink)
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If you don't HAVE to sell it, and you are gonna lose you ass if you do, then keep it.
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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 6:56 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Sell me.
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 9:08 am   #5 (permalink)
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Are You Mad?????? That's a keeper ALL THE WAY... If you sell her sooner or later you'll regret it.. she is SWEEEETTT!!!!!! and you wont get back what u put into her.. she's destined to be a classic..DON'T DO IT!!!DON'T YOU SELL HER!!!!!
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 10:34 am   #6 (permalink)
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I agree with all the above posts. You'll not get anywhere near what you have put into it. If you can afford to keep it....DO!
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 10:36 am   #7 (permalink)
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Don't sell her, she's a keeper.
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 11:42 am   #8 (permalink)
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Do not sell!

Here's a little tale...please bare with me: I bought my first 996 in 2003. It was a brand new 01 model I found at a dealership in NH. It had always been a dream of mine to own a 916 series superbike, and that yellow bi posto did not disappioint me one bit. I didn't get to ride it much at first because I was in DC at the time, and I bought it in October, two months before moving to Italy. But, I must say, to be able to just look at that sexy Italian exotic made my blood boil! Fastforward to about a year ago when I was saddled in delimma; the riding position exasperated the pain in my neck. I could keep the bike, ride it only so often and deal with the pain, or sell it for something more practical. So, I reluctantly sold my baby and got a Harley. Ok, maybe a Harley isn't really practical, but I got it as a retirement gift to myself, and it did offer a better riding position. I moved back to the states in June, and absolutely felt the empty void in my life that was once filled with my glorious yellow bi posto. So, neck be damned, I found another yellow 996, this one a mono, and once again all is right in my world! Well, just about right...I still need change to a bi posto sub frame and tail section.

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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 11:52 am   #9 (permalink)
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 1:57 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Keep it, but sell the c/f fairings.

With the money you make, go do a track day and it'll light up your fire for the bike again.
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