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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 2019, 3:21 pm
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I may have missed it if you posted it but --What are they asking for each one? That may help others offering their opinion

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from what I saw -and again this is my opo, I would go for the carby SS with the mono seat because it does have some nice goodies on it and it seems more or less stock. as Ducvet says listen to them while running & warm if they sound right then they probably are, tyres dont bother me too much because I would probably replace them just because I can, with any of them try to find out when they were last serviced including valve adjustment & belts. If it run's correctly even those 2 items may not deter me from buying it because I would do a full service w/ belts just to have a baseline point where I know everything is right. I just purchased my 91 900SS in May-it had not run in 17 years, -before I did anything I did a full service with belts and valve adjustment Only then did I try to start it, Then I rebuilt the carbs & installed new Tyres, fuel pump & filter w/ lines. took me a little while to dial the carbs in where I was happy, but now she run's perfectly and it was well worth the effort.

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post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 2019, 12:14 am Thread Starter
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The cr is about 3800 us dollars, negotionable.

The Full fairing he is asking 5700 us dollars

The cr needs total service but rides fine he says

The Full fairing had service last year and goes well.
 
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You may be able to negotiate a little better price maybe, who knows --But I would still go for SS not the CR, I dont know if you would be doing the full service or you would pay a shop to do it. But If you are paying to have it done the price between the 2 bikes is not that much plus the full fairing SS is more original / stock and thats a major plus -at least to me it is.--Now If the person that has the CR has all the original parts that were removed to make the current modifications and those parts come with the bike then it starts to look better, but still personally I would still go with the SS, it just looks alot better

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If I was going to buy an SS I would only buy an SP. They will be the most collectible. They have all the factory bling, carbon fiber, adjustable suspension, alloy swing arm, under slung rear brake, wider rear wheel, temperature gauge. Most of all, that little numbered plaque on the triple. The difference in price between the CR and SP in comparable condition won’t buy the upgraded parts, and even if you did, it will never be a SP.

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I'm not sure but the person that started this thread I thing is in Europe, where from what I understand the SP's were not available, but then nor were the CR's. I think --but he found a CR but I'm sure there were far more CR's built then SP's. I was originally looking for an SP but this early 91 SS ( European -not NA Import) came up for a price I could not turn down and I know the history on my 900SS from the day it was purchased which I personally find is a BIG Plus

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I don’t regret buying my CR, I love the thing. But like many carby owners I got the upgrade bug, choosing to keep the bike Ducati-stock by buying SP parts to replace the CR bits. I was not knowledgeable enough when I bought my CR to realize how much difference there was between the models. Falloon’s book is not real accurate on the carbies. But, the SP is the top of the SS carby line, and if you haven’t bought yours yet, and you plan on keeping it relatively stock, an SP is the best investment. If you’re going crazy on mods, or putting a 14” over springer and a king and queen saddle on it, it doesn’t matter.

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If I was going to buy an SS I would only buy an SP. They will be the most collectible.
... which is good if you are a collector. But if you are a rider that wants to put daily miles on the bike, as well as personalize and/or modify the bike, a "collectable" motorcycle is the last thing you want to use. All it takes is a single easy lay down to create a LOT of expensive repairs to return the collectable bike to collectable value. These reasons are a large part of why I went with a CR. It's not an over-valued motorcycle that I'm afraid to ride or unwilling to personalize and modify. I bought the bike to ride, and not be afraid to modify .... not to polish up and park in my living room.


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