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Me thinks I've worked it out ..... these are pictures that the seller took. More to come.

Here goes nothin' !!
Congrats! Looks really clean. I got zero records with mine...that's really cool. You have a fun day ahead of you...xmas in June.

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Suggest you check the side stand where it attaches to the engine case. I didn't realize this was a serious issue for Ducati as they don't have a bottom frame rail to bolt this to. Three years ago I re-purchased my '95 after finding it in Mesa and completed a major 12,000 inspection in Chicago (where I bought it new back in the day). Didn't get to ride it again after some family issues and sold it to an experienced rider who lives next door. On his first ride he came home with the stand light (orange) on and the front case boss broken off and lost as well.
Going to be quite a trip for him to fix but I'm trying to help find a place that has the experience to do this type of work.
It would be much better if it hadn't happened!
BTW - I did a complete clean-up and didn't realize the chain had made such a mess behind the stand...
Is this common on the 750ss? Just how common is this in general? Do you think that he may have hit something?

Mine also had a bunch of gunk that looked like bearing grease under the cover from the previous owner.

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These SS, whether SL, SP or CR are superb streetbikes, permanent keepers.
I know what the first three are...can someone explain to a noob what CR stands for? They skip right over that in my Falloon books.

Is only the 900ss considered a CR? My book shows that this classification only for the 900ss.

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Ooooh, can I ask a dumb question? Is there a seam where the carbon fiber on those pipes wraps over itself (It would be on the bottom) or is it a single piece of carbon? Those look identical to mine except for the badging and I haven't been able to figure out what mine are.

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I've always assumed it stood for Cafe Racer, but there are probably some beautiful Italian words for it. Honda thinks it means Competition Racer

And yes, those kickstand bolts vibrate loose and once its just a little bit loose they just fly right out of their holes. Will pogo you right into the ditch on an aggressive left turn!

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I've always assumed it stood for Cafe Racer, but there are probably some beautiful Italian words for it.

And yes, those kickstand bolts vibrate loose and once its just a little bit loose they just fly right out of their holes. Will pogo you right into the ditch on an aggressive left turn!
That's what Fredsmoot23 told me...I forgot...thanks that makes sense.

Mine feels loose, thanks Ill check it. This one shown in the post was actually broken off...bummer.

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Congrats! Looks really clean.
Thank you (I hope I haven't ~over hyped~ it's condition!). I believe it can actually be cleaned up even better. I knew about the surface rust on the stock pipes, but that's such a minor issue. A little steel wool (or the like) to remove the little bits of surface rust, then hit it with high temp exhaust paint (flat black). I'm interested in removing/selling the Termignonis and replacing them with the GPR set in the attached fotos. I realize those pics are of the later model SS/CR (the "Pierre"), but I'll correspond with GPR to see if they'll fit the '96CR or if they offer a set that do. I really like the "S" pipe and how they tuck right up under the stock bodywork. And of course those "DEEP TONE" mufflers are just the shiznik ... made from "INOX" material. I'm guessing that may be an offshoot of Inconel. Stainless "S" pipes as well. The whole set sells new at $600.00 ... right about what used Termis sell for! Sweet.

Also, are there new hose kits for the oil cooler and the other external engine/oil lines? I'd prefer stainless braided. I've been eyeballing "Galfer" stainless braided lines for the fr/rr brakes and the clutch ... maybe they have the other external engine oil lines as well.

???

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... I got zero records with mine...that's really cool. You have a fun day ahead of you...xmas in June.
There's WAY WAY more docs with it, that one I posted is just the latest service doc. The seller put a lot more info on a thumb drive that he included with the bike. There's the full-on service manual on that thumb drive as well (the actual factory service manual) along with the actual small operator's manuals that fit in side of the storage compartment on the bike. As well as the original purchase invoice (the original owner actually trekked down from Madison Wisconsin to buy the bike brand new from a dealer in Phoenix Az !!!) and of course the Az registration. I'll be attaching pics of all of that now that I know how.

I'll check those tips for that seam as well.

Ok, we're out to unload the new member of the family. I'm dreading that, it's a bit tricky to do, takes three people ... one in the bed of the truck, one guiding it down the ramp and one more as a spotter and anchoring the bottom of the ramp by standing on it to make sure it doesn't slip from the tailgate. We make sure to place the truck ~just so~ to where the end of the ramp sits in an expansion joint in the cement driveway.

Ok, I'm just stalling now!

.... more coming in a bit ....
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Thank you (I hope I haven't ~over hyped~ it's condition!). I believe it can actually be cleaned up even better. I knew about the surface rust on the stock pipes, but that's such a minor issue. A little steel wool (or the like) to remove the little bits of surface rust, then hit it with high temp exhaust paint (flat black). I'm interested in removing/selling the Termignonis and replacing them with the GPR set in the attached fotos. I realize those pics are of the later model SS/CR (the "Pierre"), but I'll correspond with GPR to see if they'll fit the '96CR or if they offer a set that do. I really like the "S" pipe and how they tuck right up under the stock bodywork. And of course those "DEEP TONE" mufflers are just the shiznik ... made from "INOX" material. I'm guessing that may be an offshoot of Inconel. Stainless "S" pipes as well. The whole set sells new at $600.00 ... right about what used Termis sell for! Sweet.

Also, are there new hose kits for the oil cooler and the other external engine/oil lines? I'd prefer stainless braided. I've been eyeballing "Galfer" stainless braided lines for the fr/rr brakes and the clutch ... maybe they have the other external engine oil lines as well.

???
I'd forgo the exhaust paint. The stock header is stainless steel and should clean up nicely. Painting it would just be tacky in my opinion. It's your bike though so my opinion is just that. The Termis are what belong on a Ducati. Again, my opinion. The OEM sweep of the high pipes for the Superlight are perfect. The rest just look........well......aesthically unappealing. At least from the side view. Again, my opinion only.

The oil cooler lines are pretty much OEM or have them custom made at a local hose shop. Probably cheaper at the local. Galfer makes a good product....but they don't really do the larger diameter oil cooler lines. There are a ton of other manufacturers who make stainless lines, almost any of them will do what you want and look good doing it.

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Oil Cooler lines

FREN TUBO OIL COOLER LINES

Mine are Goodrich, Galfer doesn't seem to really want to make them

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I'd forgo the exhaust paint. The stock header is stainless steel and should clean up nicely.
I was not aware of that. That said, I may end up changing my mind.

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Painting it would just be tacky in my opinion.
I suppose everyone has their druthers. I'll be able to make a determination once I've cleaned up the stockers.

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The Termis are what belong on a Ducati.
.. so in other words, they're what most folks go with ... said another way .. ~common~. Hmmm ... yea, we'll see where this goes. I mean, for all I know GPR doesn't make any that fit the earlier 90s CRs.

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The oil cooler lines are pretty much OEM or have them custom made at a local hose shop. Probably cheaper at the local. Galfer makes a good product....but they don't really do the larger diameter oil cooler lines. There are a ton of other manufacturers who make stainless lines, almost any of them will do what you want and look good doing it.

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