Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Not far from Oslo, Akershus, Norway
996 OEM exhaust parts problems
I have this rebuild project going on while waiting for summer. It started out with a 2001 996S, the European version with SPS engine. Very nice bike; mint condition, low mileage. And all OEM when I stared to work.
Or so I thought…?
The exhaust, including cylinder manifolds, head pipes, collectors/exhaust pipes and silencers, is all 50mm. The silencers are marked ZDM-A18 and ZDM-B18 (ZDM being Ducati, I think). I know for certain that they came standard on this bike. And the 996S EU came, as far as I know, with a full 50mm exhaust, as did the 2000 996 SPS.
In need of a new horizontal headpipe, I used the bikes part catalogue, ordered one through my usual online Ducati OEM-store, and received a 45mm pipe. Wrapped in plastic with the right part number for 996S/EU and Termi logo. Problem is, I already have this 45mm headpipe, it’s from a standard 996 Biposto and marked ZDM-M14.
So I checked the different exhaust systems part numbers of the exhaust parts mentioned above in part catalogues for the -01 996 Biposto, the -01 996 S/US-version, the 996 S/EU-version, and the -00 996 SPS.
The -01 996 Biposto and the -01 996 S/US-version are easy, they have same part numbers on everything. But the only part number they share with S/EU and SPS, is for the exhaust gasket.
The 996 S/EU and the -00 996 SPS share two part numbers: the silencer clamps, and the vertical exhaust head pipe, #571.1.022.1D. This pipe came with my 996 S and has an engraved code on it: ZDM-N17.
But they don’t share horizontal exhaust head pipes. - 01 996S has #570.1.022.1A. This pipe’s on my bike and has an engraved code on it: ZDM-M17. - 00 SPS has #570.1.022.1D.
And I have some questions… The 996 S/EU did come with a full 50mm exhaust? The SPS did, and they share vertical exhaust pipe. But how come I get a 45mm pipe from Ducati, instead of a 50mm?
And where can I get hold of a 50mm horizontal pipe – maybe from another model with 50mm exhaust, but witch?
I've tried all the OEM-shops I know of: The pipe is either listed as no longer available, or the 45mm ZDM-M14 pops up. Tried eBay and google. No luck at all. And now the sun's almost back too... snow shoud be gone in a couple of months. Help would be highly appreciated.