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looks like a ton of fun lol.
I actually enjoy that kinda work.
I didn't know the full floater rotors came on the 96. Nice.
Yes, the SP model had the full-floating cast iron front brakes and the articulated rear brake.
It was a similar spec as the same year Superlight (non-USA), but with the dual seat and low-mount mufflers.

The SP is a desirable model and finding one that is not modified isn't easy. Not that there anything wrong with modifying them; I've done plenty of that.


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Nice so its kinda the same spec as the 97 sp which is what I have
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97 900SS/SP, Yellow, FCR41, Ohlins rear, Alcon 6 piston, Termi Duals, Ca-C Coils.
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Nice so its kinda the same spec as the 97 sp which is what I have
Yes, basically the same bike with different graphics and, obviously a different color!
Mechanically, it is identical.


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Here is my SP badge number: D32. I read that Ducati started using a letter prefix in 1995(?) rather than three numbers. See photo for my badge.
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From what I have read that is the case.
I also read that for 97 which is my year they only made 80 for the US
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Well - my 1995 has 3 numbers - no letters.
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Well - my 1995 has 3 numbers - no letters.
Not a bad number to have lol....

I had found a sheet somewhere that had all the badge info but cant seem to find it

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Saving a Supersport...continued

The dash panel on my Supersport was loose to the touch. I tried to remove it, but only one mount was still attached to the frame. The other two had broken off. While trying to loosen the nut on the last remaining mount, the plastic just snapped. I guess after 20 years in a hot dry climate, plastic tends to get brittle and break.

The gauges needed to be restored as the indicator needles were almost white from fading (originally bright orange) and the dash surround was distorted from shrinkage. I removed the gauges and delivered them to my local speedo guy for repair and restoration.

I checked with my local Duc dealer on the dash and he said NLA. He did check other dealers in the USA and steered me to one that had a new one on the shelf. I was lucky to snag it.

Next, I spent some time cleaning the cases up. This is a thankless task until you step back and see how nice they look when done. I thought about refinishing them, but the original patina seemed more natural as they just weren't that bad.

Ordering the parts is a time consuming endeavor. The part numbers have to be identified in the parts book (pdf) and then put into an on-line parts finder (I use Ducati of Omaha) to see if they are available and the price. Usually, I check with the dealer first and then use secondary sources for the NLA items. Granted, some of the dealer pricing is a little steep, but not always. I like to get all the little parts that are worn out or broken. All the hardware goes through my ultrasonic cleaner.

I'm waiting to get my heads back from the machine shop that is doing the cleaning/blasting so I can do the valve job and reassemble the heads.
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The dash panel on my Supersport was loose to the touch. I tried to remove it, but only one mount was still attached to the frame. The other two had broken off. While trying to loosen the nut on the last remaining mount, the plastic just snapped. I guess after 20 years in a hot dry climate, plastic tends to get brittle and break.

The gauges needed to be restored as the indicator needles were almost white from fading (originally bright orange) and the dash surround was distorted from shrinkage. I removed the gauges and delivered them to my local speedo guy for repair and restoration.

I checked with my local Duc dealer on the dash and he said NLA. He did check other dealers in the USA and steered me to one that had a new one on the shelf. I was lucky to snag it.

Next, I spent some time cleaning the cases up. This is a thankless task until you step back and see how nice they look when done. I thought about refinishing them, but the original patina seemed more natural as they just weren't that bad.

Ordering the parts is a time consuming endeavor. The part numbers have to be identified in the parts book (pdf) and then put into an on-line parts finder (I use Ducati of Omaha) to see if they are available and the price. Usually, I check with the dealer first and then use secondary sources for the NLA items. Granted, some of the dealer pricing is a little steep, but not always. I like to get all the little parts that are worn out or broken. All the hardware goes through my ultrasonic cleaner.

I'm waiting to get my heads back from the machine shop that is doing the cleaning/blasting so I can do the valve job and reassemble the heads.
I had the same problem with my dash. I'd broken one mount years ago when I dropped it, and had glued it back - which was OK. Then I tried to remove the unit - and the other mount broke (disintegrated), when I tried to undo the nut. I got a dash out of Aus... And used a liberal application of copper anti seize on the threads when I mounted it all back up. At least all my gauges were OK.

One thing worth doing - replace as many of the dim glow-worm warning lights with LED's as possible - which means all but the fuel level warning. Do a search on 'Dim dash lights' in this forum, and you'll see my posts as to what I got to work - with links to the vendor website. You can get LED bulbs that are a direct plug in replacement for the mini-wedge bulbs, and then you'll be able to see things like indicators are on - or headlight on/off/high in the daylight. The only wiring mod is to the indicator bulb on the dash - a couple of diodes need to be fitted to let it work properly. Either buy them yourself, or the same place that sells the LED's has them. The only downside, is that the headlight warning bulbs (green and blue) can be a bit bright. I 'fixed' mine for now with a small strip of tape over the middle of the light on the dash. Sometime, I'll try and track down some lower lumen ones for those two.
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