Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: DeLand, Florida, U.S.A
The Journey is almost Over
OK I purchased this very early 1991 900ss on May 17 2019, It sat for a week before I could touch it. The biggest issue was a typo on the title, this was solved by registering the bike in Vermont that took about 3 weeks, This 900ss had not been ridden since 2002 so I had to do a few things--Here is the list--New Tires, new battery, new spark plugs, new oil & filter, brake & clutch flush, new belts, new tail light lens, new left combo switch, new fuel pump & fuel filter, clean & reline fuel tank (w/ POR 15) new fuel lines, complete carb rebuild w/ factory pro stage 1 jet kit, things that I didnt have to do but wanted-seat cowling, Carbon Tech high exhaust, K&N air filter-New speedo back to KM-(speedo had been changed to mph when the bike came to the U.S.only had 98m on it). Front Carbon Fiber mudguard from an SP. found 1991 original owners manual. ordered high pipe mounts & front frame brace from BBBFabrications, Cleaned and greased every electrical connection on the bike. This journey has taken about 7 weeks now-the amount of time I spend with tools in hand-about 12-15 hours Total $$ spent including the price of the bike-$2700.00 It started today for the first time in 17 years-tomorrow I finish-- whats left synch and adjust carbs put the 2 side fairings & seat on and go for a ride-tomorrows work about 30 min. when the exhaust hangers & frame brace arrive that should take about 30 min max to install, then it's time to ride and enjoy this very early production 91 900ss. I have been looking for one of these for about 7 years I had to find the right one at the right price and I think I did. Pictures will come probably within a few days. I want to thank everyone here that has helped me with advice and steering me in the right direction, Also I want to thank Sebastion at MelilliMoto he is close to me and he knows Duc's Like I know BMW's we help each other all the time.
1991 Ducati 900ss, 1991 Ducati 907ie. 1978 Yamaha SR500, 1979 Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special, 1973 Truimph X-75, 1975 Triumph T-160, 1976 Triumph T140, BMW's too many to list