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Buying a OG Hypermotard 1100. Things to look for?

Ok, so I am jumping back on the Duc bandwagon.
I have been mentioning to my wife about picking up an air cooled 1100 hypermotard since before we had to qualify it as anything other than "a hypermotard"

Earlier this week I came across another one, and I think I am getting it. This bike is going to be a commuter for me. I put over 60,000 miles on my 749, and another 30k on a ST2... So I dont want a perfect bike, as I will likely put high miles on it.
It does seem to have been neglected a bit. Appears to be mostly cosmetic stuff. I know how to clean the corrosion off the motor, clean everything up and make it pretty.
It just hit 15k, so I will have to do the cam belt and valve check immediately. And he usual stuff applies.. brake fluid, wheel bearing checks, etc
They are selling it as a 09, but I have the VIN and know its an 08. I know I am the outlier here, but a first edition base in red is what I wanted when they first came out too...

I know to check the basket wear from the dry clutch...But I dont know what I dont know... Any other Ducati or Hypermotard specific stuff to check?

So far in these pics, I see what might be an incomplete fuel canister delete.. and that I will be putting some work in on some sun damaged controls and tank cover. I am after a mostly stock bike, but the CRG levers and canister delete are fine. That left grip will have to be rotated and reglued.. but overall what should I be looking for?




I will be driving 10 hours to see this thing and hopefully pick it up.. but I will walk away from it if its going to be too much trouble for a commuter. I am hopeful as by 08 Ducati had this aircooled DS engine down pat. I know the older DS engines sometimes had the lower surface of the front jug leak, but I THINK these newer ones have O-ring seals on the base.. is that correct?
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Ok, so I am jumping back on the Duc bandwagon.

I have been mentioning to my wife about picking up an air cooled 1100 hypermotard since before we had to qualify it as anything other than "a hypermotard"



Earlier this week I came across another one, and I think I am getting it. This bike is going to be a commuter for me. I put over 60,000 miles on my 749, and another 30k on a ST2... So I dont want a perfect bike, as I will likely put high miles on it.

It does seem to have been neglected a bit. Appears to be mostly cosmetic stuff. I know how to clean the corrosion off the motor, clean everything up and make it pretty.

It just hit 15k, so I will have to do the cam belt and valve check immediately. And he usual stuff applies.. brake fluid, wheel bearing checks, etc

They are selling it as a 09, but I have the VIN and know its an 08. I know I am the outlier here, but a first edition base in red is what I wanted when they first came out too...



I know to check the basket wear from the dry clutch...But I dont know what I dont know... Any other Ducati or Hypermotard specific stuff to check?



So far in these pics, I see what might be an incomplete fuel canister delete.. and that I will be putting some work in on some sun damaged controls and tank cover. I am after a mostly stock bike, but the CRG levers and canister delete are fine. That left grip will have to be rotated and reglued.. but overall what should I be looking for?









I will be driving 10 hours to see this thing and hopefully pick it up.. but I will walk away from it if its going to be too much trouble for a commuter. I am hopeful as by 08 Ducati had this aircooled DS engine down pat. I know the older DS engines sometimes had the lower surface of the front jug leak, but I THINK these newer ones have O-ring seals on the base.. is that correct?


Itís a 10 year old bike. You will have to spend a couple of hundreds to put it your way so, either you do it or you buy brand new one... either way youíll have fun. My was a 3rd hand/owner with 9,000 miles and I will have to change disks soon...


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Ok, so I am jumping back on the Duc bandwagon.

I have been mentioning to my wife about picking up an air cooled 1100 hypermotard since before we had to qualify it as anything other than "a hypermotard"



Earlier this week I came across another one, and I think I am getting it. This bike is going to be a commuter for me. I put over 60,000 miles on my 749, and another 30k on a ST2... So I dont want a perfect bike, as I will likely put high miles on it.

It does seem to have been neglected a bit. Appears to be mostly cosmetic stuff. I know how to clean the corrosion off the motor, clean everything up and make it pretty.

It just hit 15k, so I will have to do the cam belt and valve check immediately. And he usual stuff applies.. brake fluid, wheel bearing checks, etc

They are selling it as a 09, but I have the VIN and know its an 08. I know I am the outlier here, but a first edition base in red is what I wanted when they first came out too...



I know to check the basket wear from the dry clutch...But I dont know what I dont know... Any other Ducati or Hypermotard specific stuff to check?



So far in these pics, I see what might be an incomplete fuel canister delete.. and that I will be putting some work in on some sun damaged controls and tank cover. I am after a mostly stock bike, but the CRG levers and canister delete are fine. That left grip will have to be rotated and reglued.. but overall what should I be looking for?









I will be driving 10 hours to see this thing and hopefully pick it up.. but I will walk away from it if its going to be too much trouble for a commuter. I am hopeful as by 08 Ducati had this aircooled DS engine down pat. I know the older DS engines sometimes had the lower surface of the front jug leak, but I THINK these newer ones have O-ring seals on the base.. is that correct?


Oh by the way those handguards are pure gold if the bike was down it was just for fun if you know what I mean


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It’s a 10 year old bike. You will have to spend a couple of hundreds to put it your way so, either you do it or you buy brand new one... either way you’ll have fun. My was a 3rd hand/owner with 9,000 miles and I will have to change disks soon...
Nice bike! I agree and have no problem with spending a few hundred getting the service up and some more making it pretty.

I am mostly looking for something like "if you see lateral play in the clutch basket you need to crack the cases for the trans" or "the chrome flakes off the rockers, check the wear surface" any kind of unusual gotchas that might make me want to look for a different one.
I am also trying to temper my excitement, since its easy to get ahead of yourself when buying a bike you've wanted for awhile.



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The 08 and 09 motors are pretty much bullet proof some of the 2010-2012
motors have had main bearing issues. A few things you should think about
if you are using this for a commuter bike that is the exact opposite of what the
bike is about. The Hyper is about carving up corners and being a Hooligan.
It offers no wind protection the stock seat is very uncomfortable and the
fuel range is terrible. On the used market the S model seems to sell for about
the same price as the base you get a lot of value for a few $ more with the S.
The Hyper is all about being a fun bike Ducati claims it is the most fun to
ride bike they have ever made. The most common reaction from someone
after riding it for the 1st time man I am going to loose my license this thing
wants to be on one wheel all the time and it dosn't care which one.
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Rock solid bike. Not much to look for, honestly. I would check the handguards. Look down in them and see if they have been superglued back together. Nowhere near a deal breaker, but some leverage on price. Otherwise, nothing particular to look at these beyond regular stuff.
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Watch for tank expansion cause by ethanol. A neglected bike with ethanol fuel left in it can wreak hovoc. Can make it impossible to remove to do the valves, or even change the air filter.

Take the seat off check the spacing between the subframe, as well as the spacing around the key. Should be uniform. Also look at the fairing mounting tabs to make sure they arnt broken, as well. The tank on my hyper was so expanded when I bought it it broke the fairing tabs.
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The 08 and 09 motors are pretty much bullet proof some of the 2010-2012
motors have had main bearing issues.
Awesome. Its good to hear someone back up my thoughts on them.


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A few things you should think about
if you are using this for a commuter bike that is the exact opposite of what the
bike is about. The Hyper is about carving up corners and being a Hooligan.
It offers no wind protection the stock seat is very uncomfortable and the
fuel range is terrible.
oh no... you misunderstand. I am used to commuting on 749/999, 1098s, CBR1000RR, Buell Firebolts and sometimes my CR500 supermoto.
I am not getting this as a commuter to be practical.. I am getting this because I love riding it. Compared to my usual rides, this is cushy with lots of leg room and a soft seat. I can take the back way out of the city and carve 2lane hwy to and from work...
I also have a side thought on it keeping me sharp... because if I dont ride for a week, and then get on the CR500 without riding something else first, its extra attention getting...
I do realize I will be fueling up multiple times a week if I ride everyday.

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The most common reaction from someone
after riding it for the 1st time man I am going to loose my license this thing
wants to be on one wheel all the time and it dosn't care which one.
Yeah, I had that idea once and sold my first CR500 supermoto.. regretted it.
Had that idea again with another literbike... regretted it.
There is no way in hell I am selling this thing because of license fears... I'm old enough to afford a lawyer now.
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Watch for tank expansion cause by ethanol. A neglected bike with ethanol fuel left in it can wreak hovoc. Can make it impossible to remove to do the valves, or even change the air filter.

Take the seat off check the spacing between the subframe, as well as the spacing around the key. Should be uniform. Also look at the fairing mounting tabs to make sure they arnt broken, as well. The tank on my hyper was so expanded when I bought it it broke the fairing tabs.
So is the tank expansion the only ethanol issue I need to worry about? Is it possible to check it without pulling the seat? if so, could you snap me a pic showing how?



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So is the tank expansion the only ethanol issue I need to worry about? Is it possible to check it without pulling the seat? if so, could you snap me a pic showing how?
Yes, but the expansion can be a major pain in the ass. Here is a pic of the snapped fairing bracket previously on my bike. Even hairline cracks in these spots are good indications of expansion. Removing the seat is extremely easy, just one allen key bolt.
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