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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2015, 5:55 am
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Nice looking bike. On parts for your cables look at powerlet cables great stuff reasonable price.
As a SS900ie owner what parts you seeking maybe I can point you in a direction.


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I'm in the market for a 900SS for a Walt Siegl styled cafe racer project. I'm trying to decide between a 2001 900SS ie vs a 96 900SS CR. If condition and cost are the same would one be better for a cafe project bike based on things like handling, issues (frame?), engine, performance, suspension, brakes etc.
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I'm in the market for a 900SS for a Walt Siegl styled cafe racer project. I'm trying to decide between a 2001 900SS ie vs a 96 900SS CR. If condition and cost are the same would one be better for a cafe project bike based on things like handling, issues (frame?), engine, performance, suspension, brakes etc.
IMO I'd use a carbie model as the rear sub-frame is flatter than the ie models. Most of the cafe racer ss are carbie versions for this reason.
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Hi All

Just picked up my first Ducati - a 1996 900SS. It looks and sounds magnificent and has reignited my interest in motorcycles after a 20+ year break. My bike has been relatively well looked after, but as always with these things, there are always jobs to do to get the bike to one's preferences. The things that are nagging me now are:
  • Sidestand interferes with clean gear change operation
  • mirrors on fairing are useless
  • Rear brake caliper appears to be seized
  • Wiring from battery gets hot when starting motor (I know - replace the wiring with heavier gauge...
I've had a bit of a search online for parts suppliers and I'm sure there is a reference on this site, but if anyone (esp. in Oz) has a favourite supplier, I'd appreciate the link.

Looking forward to participating in the great forum and learning more about my bike.
Good looking bike, I wouldn't try to rebuild the Rear caliper the cost for a New one on my bike was $62 US funds..

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Just picked this up this afternoon and can't find anything wrong with it.



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Just picked this up this afternoon and can't find anything wrong with it.


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Early days yet...

Looks nice though!

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Just picked this up this afternoon and can't find anything wrong with it.



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You cannot see the problem? It's not in my garage! Nice looking bike. Enjoy it!
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post #39 of 42 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2019, 12:59 am
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'96 900CR - 1st bike in 25 years, my 17th motorcycle.

Since the last entry in this thread was nearly FOUR YEARS AGO (Aug 2015) ... I'll see if I can pick it back up again with my own recent introduction into the Ducati universe. Hopefully others will continue to post their newly acquired Supersports here again.

1996 900 SS/CR .... 17k miles on it, rather new Pirelli Angel GT tires, new chain, new batt, new f/r brake pads, freshly serviced by a Ducati tech at a Ducati shop in the Phoenix Arizona region.

The bike sat unridden for last 8 months in a garage, covered with a tarp and on a battery tender. The heat in this region can lacquer fuel in carbs in a danged hurry. That said, the carbs are gooped and need to be serviced/rebuilt. Absolutely zero rust/no rust in the tank, this bike spent it's entire life in Arizona so that would account for the lack of any significant rust issues. EDIT: The exhaust pipes have a wee bit of surface rust, nothing a little steel wool and/or 3M "green" scouring pads can't fix.

Previous owner insisted that I replace the belts ASAP. As I go through the profuse documentation that came with the bike I see that new belts were installed on June 16th, 2012 at 12,120 miles (it currently has 17,149 miles on it).

*** Dealer in Wisconsin (Barr Kawasaki Cycle Center) bought it from Ducati on Dec 29, 1995.
*** 1st owner (lived in Peoria Az) purchased it new from the dealer on May 31, 1997.
*** 2nd owner (lived in Phx area) bought it from original owner on an unknown date.
*** 3rd owner (the person I bought it from who lives in the Chandler Az area) bought it from Owner 2 on Jan 13, 2017.
*** 4th owner (myself) purchased it on Jun 19, 2019.

There's a goodly pile of service documentation that came with it. The motorcycle is in what I consider to be "B+" overall condition. 17,149 miles on the OD, paint and finish is in "A" condition. The seller paid for notary public services to notarize the sale, he also took me to the shop he had it worked on to obtain one of those tie-down handlebar "sock" things, which he also graciously paid for. It came with a brand new battery tender (with wiring installed), and the stock mufflers. This is my 17th motorcycle, and the transaction was easily the most trustworthy and confident feeling interaction I've ever experienced (which includes transactions at dealers for new bikes). We had to drive roughly 400 miles round trip to make the purchase, nearly a twelve hour day ... and worth every minute, every mile, and every penny paid.

I paid $4k cash for it. Some may say I paid too much for it. What's done is done.

So that's my addition to this thread. Pics below, all shot by the fella I bought it from before I bought it. I'll be posting my own pics in the project thread I've already started on this mind and soul machine. I am a military and LEO vet with severe combat related PTSD .... it's been roughly 25 years since I've owned a running street bike (there have been a few project bikes along the way, but they didn't get completed). I can feel it in my gut that this bike will serve to heal my mind, body, and soul.

Soul Healer, this bike is.

"You dont stop riding because you get old, you get old because you stop riding."

My wife deserves all the credit for encouraging me to "get back on the bike ... you need this". We've been married for nearly forty years ... that girl deserves a friggin medal. She's the love of my life, and we're still "in love" with one another. Lucky fella, I.

Shutting up in 3 ... 2 .. 1.

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Thanks for "un-deading" this thread. I took a look last year after I got my 1993 and saw the last post was several years old....and decided I wasn't going to be the one doing the un-deading.

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