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00' 748 or 01' 748

Ok so hello everyone I just joined, I live in Orlando FL and I have my mind set between a 2001 748 with 20k miles for $4000 grand or a 2000 748 with 8k miles for $4700. I know the 01 is the transition year to a newer slightly better 748 with the better IMO color silver frame and wheels and better wiring and aluminum plug that backs out replaced but can that plug just be upgraded on the 00 model ? And electrical wiring replaced with a newer bikes wiring or upgraded ? I would like any other differences details and they are both prone to rocker flacking just the same right? In you guys' expert opinions tell me what you think and chime in.. It's been 10 years since I've been on 2 wheels and it's time for me to come back and my last bike was a 01 996 and I loved everything about it and in my eyes they are the best bodystyle ever to be on 2 wheels.. Thanks and I am happy to be a member.. Well both are within drivng distance in my state. Neither has service records ( I know I know) but both claim to be well kept, the 01 is at a non Ducati dealer and the 00 is a private seller whose mechanic neighbor has worked on it.. And I am very mechanically inclined I will be doing my own work / maintenance so no worries there. Eventually in a few years I plan to drop in a 1198 or possibly other engine in it.. You should see my car, I put a 93 Rx7 13B-REW Rotary Engine in my 89 Mitsubishi Starion with Haltech ECU I tune myself and I have also rebuilt the engine, ported and polished it.. Rotaries and L-Twins for me..

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Personally I prefer maintenance history or at the very least a PPI by your local ducati dealer. There are enough 748's out there not to settle for one your unsure about. I looked for about 6 months and got a flawless 01 748s with a whole folder of receipts and maintenance records. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your search.

Sounds like your really wanting the 01 so don't settle with the other one or you'll always lust after the one you didn't get
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Well the 01 has an aftermarket Red Bull replica blue paint job that I'm not 100% sure about but I could rock it and eventually get the Ferrari red fairings I have always wanted, it has 20k miles tho, but I am financed for it and can go pick it up on Tuesday.. The 00 does have the red fairings and less miles but it is a year older and costs a little more, the time is now for me to pick one of these two and not wait and wait for a perfect one I might not even find, and within driving distance and within a price of under $5000 that is possible for me to get at the moment and if I change jobs I might have to wait almost a year to be able to get the finance or money loan...
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Well if you HAVE to pick one of those two then I would get the lower mileage one with original red body work no question. I would still have it looked at by the ducati dealer before purchase.
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Well the 01 has an aftermarket Red Bull replica blue paint job that I'm not 100% sure about .
This normally means the bike was crashed or laid down in some sort. Those are the cheapest fairings on the market. With this one. My thinking would be:

1. Crashed hard and toasted a lot of the fairings, replaced as cheap as possible then sold/selling it.
2. Dropped it in the garage, too cheap to find originals
3. Track bike, rode hard and put up wet.
Without history, visual inspection is all you will have, so I would Talk them down to as cheap as possible

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Yeah that's the first thing that came to mind is that it was crashed or dropped OR it could been a legitimate change in paint job for whatever reason.. The fairings are yellow underneath so they are the originals I believe, what I want to do is remove the side fairings and look inside of them for obvious bondo repair work.. It's got frame sliders on it and from the pics it does not look like scratches on the frame but that's another thing I need to inspect..
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So it's a wrap over original fairings? Hhmm that weird.

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Well if you HAVE to pick one of those two then I would get the lower mileage one with original red body work no question. I would still have it looked at by the ducati dealer before purchase.
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That red bull has been for sale for a long time. He will go lower. Good chance that it was wrecked. 748's are a dime a dozen. Used to get them all the time for less than 2500. 5k is really too much for 748 even in excellent condition. If you shop around you can find better deals on newer bikes.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/5913950147.html

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/mcy/5864600131.html

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That second one is super nice I may fly down and get that one if the first guy doesn't
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