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Another Supersport track bike/resurrection Thread

I made the decision last summer to build a dedicated track bike after spending a weekend on Barber with the 999s not pushing it for fear of destroying her. Since Im in the business of buying Ducati's, not selling them, I still have my first, a 1995 Supersport SS/CR.

She was beautiful, then I bought a 916 and she went unridden, then I bought the 999s and she was all but forgotten...

The first few mods were a corbin seat and full fairings the same week I got her home:




I started stockpiling parts last year to turn the bike into a full time track bike.
The list of parts I have so far include:
916 front end and wheel
Machined upper triple clamp
39mm FCR's w/pod filters
Ignitech module
5.5" rear wheel
did 520 chain
D&D equal length headers w/Danmoto carbon cans
14 front and 39 rear sprocket
Underslung rear caliper
120/70 front and 180/55 rear Power One tires
2 more sets of full fairings
Lightened wiring
999R Front master cylinder
916 clutch master cylinder

Im still waiting on a few of the parts to show up, but Im starting to put parts on as I get them.



Test Fitting the rear wheel. The exhaust cans are Danmoto and the quality is great so far, and for only $180 for the pair!




The dash is only a template now, with some luck I will be able to score some old used sheet metal from an apache helicopter fuselage to finish it!!


2005 999s (BST's, carbon tank, Braketech rotors, titanium here and there)
1998 916 (carbon everything but the seat and tank, Arrow cans)
1995 900ss trackbike project (Full D&D spaghetti system, 39mm FCR's, mono seat)
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Fitting the front wheel and playing with the master cylinders and clip-ons:




Using a solid spacer to delete the speedo pickup


39mm FCR's temporarily mounted, still have to rebuild them


I have been doing a little research about putting a newer, slightly longer double adjustable showa shock on from an injected supersport... Cheaper alternative to a fox or ohlins shock. Anyone have one sitting around?

2005 999s (BST's, carbon tank, Braketech rotors, titanium here and there)
1998 916 (carbon everything but the seat and tank, Arrow cans)
1995 900ss trackbike project (Full D&D spaghetti system, 39mm FCR's, mono seat)
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Looks like fun! You mentioned aftermarket headers and a better (and longer) rear shock. Essential. You'll probably want to get the forks and shock re-sprung and re-valved for your weight. Your gearing sounds awfully low, unless you only plan to ride on slow tracks. I use 15/37 (stock) on my track bike and I'm almost always in 4th, 5th or 6th gear. I can't control the urge to post a pic or 2 of my 1997 SS/SP track bike, even though everyone's probably seen it enough to get nauseous. 317 lbs. without gas, more fun than should be legal. Ian 996 has a beautiful SS track bike too.
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Never get tired of looking at yours or Ian's bikes...Beautiful!!

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gettin rid of the stock head pipes defiantly opened it up a bit, I got a chance to ride it a few times with the equal length pipes currently installed in the pictures with some older carbon cans installed. Im really looking forward to getting a new(er) shock on it too!! Im going to try out the 14/39 and if its to steep Ill put a 15 on the front.. mid ohio only has one really fast straight, and i can stand going a bit slower down the back straight to gain some power everywhere else.

Joe, that is a very nice bike! I hope mine looks half as nice as that when its done! next winter ill be tearing it down and powedercoating the frame and repainting the engine. Im going to have a friend throw a decent coat of paint on my fairings this spring.

The forks I had revalved and resprung for my weight last month, cant wait to get this bike done!!!!

2005 999s (BST's, carbon tank, Braketech rotors, titanium here and there)
1998 916 (carbon everything but the seat and tank, Arrow cans)
1995 900ss trackbike project (Full D&D spaghetti system, 39mm FCR's, mono seat)
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Hey James, looking at what you have done to your 999 I know you can appreciate what a set of light wheels can do for a bike. But if you don't want to spend too much I would go for a slipper clutch and a light flywheel. A light battery is a good investment for a track bike. Hell anything that can take the weight off is good. JoeB has everybody beat as far as I know for lightweight.
One of these days JoeB we should meet at a track. If you ever venture to the west coast we have lots of tracks to chose from, The Ridge, ORP and Thunderhill are great
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Thanks Ian for the invite; it would be fun. I do go to Oregon sometimes (my daughter lives in Portland). Or, if you want to make a trip, I mostly ride at Miller. Amazing facility! Boy that's a beautiful bike you have. I covet your Ohlins forks and BSTs (my forks are 996 and Marvic wheels).
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Stop posting those build-up threads! Makes me itch to get started on my own bike Mine just looks sad at the moment...



Will be quite a wheelie-popper with that gearing.
I think you'll feel more at ease with a 15 sprocket in the front

Oh, and keep those pictures coming!
I love to see these bikes "naked".

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Ian and DME... Amazing bikes!! I hope mine turns out half as nice as either of those!

My 999s actually came with the BST's but your right, the performance is well worth the price. I want to get good at riding the 900 at its full weight with the boat anchor wheels and regular clutch before I settle into the luxuries of BST's and slipper clutches. When I am riding comfortably in the intermediate class (or realize Ive reached the potential of the bike as it is) Ill invest in the extra performance goodies.

Keep the inspirational pictures of bikes that will always be cooler than mine coming!!!

2005 999s (BST's, carbon tank, Braketech rotors, titanium here and there)
1998 916 (carbon everything but the seat and tank, Arrow cans)
1995 900ss trackbike project (Full D&D spaghetti system, 39mm FCR's, mono seat)
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