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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2017, 7:35 pm Thread Starter
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buying a Ducati 748

Im in the process of buying this 2001 Ducati 748, we have a agreement pending inspection, The bike is in mint condition 19000 miles, timing belt and valve adjustment will be done prior to sale, comes with monoposto seat
here is what comes with it
New Chain and Sprockets / Quick Change Rear Sprocket Carrier
Carbon Fiber Front Fender, Sprocket Cover, Exhaust Guard
New Clutch Pack and Springs
New Clutch Slave Cylinder
Led Tail Light
New Michelin Pilot power tires

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let me know what you think is a good value so i know if my offer was a good deal or not.
also im having the mechanic look at rockers and a leak down test, is there anything else he should be looking for, any info would be much appreciated,





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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2017, 8:15 pm
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Looks nice! A couple thoughts...
The rear seat doesn't appear to be stock. Shouldn't be a deal breaker at all.
The clutch fluid appears brand new. The fluid will turn dark VERY quickly with use. Do not be alarmed by this. The fluid will continue to function appropriately. When you're ready, swapping out fresh fluid is a very simple job with a bleeder kit.

I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help on the value question. But if the bike checks out mechanically and as it appears, given your very thorough review and inspection, I would be less worried about having saved a few dollars on the sale, and been more happy with getting an awesome bike that is well maintained. You should have loads of fun on your 748! Congrats on the (pending) purchase!

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I don't know about value, especially in Canada but I do just want to say that you are one in a thousand, tuned in enough to have a pre-purchase leak down test. Good for you. It's probably perfect but if the test should display sub spec values, you can walk away. It's really worth it.

As far as having the mechanic check the rockers, if the bike is being sold post valve adjustment by a reputable facility, any flaking rockers would be replaced as part of the service but perhaps you would want to make your offer spell that out so everybody is on the same page. EBay has been rich with new old stock but at a dealer, those little pieces can be quite expensive and it would not be unusual for a couple of them to be going.
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Seat in picture is one seller bought off ebay, i wont need passenger seat so he including the original monoposto Seat
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Looks good and your mechanic should be able to sort out any issues. What's up with that yellow windscreen? If you end up getting it PM me if you want a better looking one.cant tell from the pics but make sure that front suspension is set up correctly on both fork tubes. Also looks like aftermarket fairing bolts. Is it a factory slave replacement or aftermarket?

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i would change the windscreen if/when i get it, im not a fan of the yellow one but thats something minor
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There's a 2002 with less than 7,000 miles on ebay right now for $5,000 and a 1998 with over 26,000 miles for $3,600.

I'd start at $3,600 but not go over $4,000.

For reference, in 2010, I bought my 2002 728 with 12,000 miles, full Termis, and Ohlins fork cartridges for $7,500.

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i wouldnt consider the $3600 as it has a aftermarket fairing and different wheels means its been rebuilt, i have been looking for the last year and most nice ones are $4000-$5000
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We did agree on a price of $4900 Canadian which is $3700US
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buying a Ducati 748

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I think that's a great sport bike you got there. Just stay on top of maintenance and enjoy the ride I've been back and fourth from i4s and vtwins and I will say I love the pull of the Ltwin the best


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