It's after 2am and I can't sleep. I'm leaving at 7am to go look at and hopefully come home with a pretty cherry 1996 900 CR. Less than 18k miles, garaged, maintenance documentation. 5 hour round trip from where I live to where the bike is.
The only ~bummer~ I can see from the pictures of it is that it has the dreaded chrome-colored head studs. Semi-bummer is the non-Showa forks. Both bummers are not the end of the world, however.
Needs the usuals ... new belts, carb rebuild, throttle cables, twist throttle is wonky (I'll probably go FCR41 kit though which typically include new Motion Pro cables/twist throttle and K&N filter). Being 23 years old I'll put stainless braided hydraulic lines all 'round.
Recent work done by a pro mechanic:
** New tapered bearings in the steering head.
** New brake pads front and rear.
** New starter.
** New battery.
** Oil and filter changed.
** New chain.
** Carbs are gunked, owner stored the bike in garage unridden for over 1.5 years.
** Wonky twist throttle.
** The new starter remains engaged after the engine fires (could be just the start switch, or the starter relay .. both easy fixes).
** Belts need replacing.
** Zero rust inside of steel fuel tank (huge plus!).
** Paint is friggin excellent.
** Plastics are friggin excellent.
** Never been down or even dropped in the garage.
** Owned by a pedantic rider in his 40s ... no wheelie king/wannabe GP squid.
** Windshield is flawless.
** What look to me like Termignoni mufflers (stock headers).
** Seat is excellent, no rips, no tears.
** Zero UV/Sun damage.
** New Pirelli rubber front and rear ... by the looks of them they appear to have less than 100 miles on them (less than two years old as well).
I'll post pics and reveal the amount I paid for it after I get it back home tomorrow afternoon.
My last motorcycle was in 1990, this Ducati will be my 17th bike. I am SO FLIPPIN' HURTIN' AND READY TO GET BACK ON TWO WHEELS!!!!!!!!
L8R SK8RS !!