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Aug 15th, 2019 10:27 am
Rex Coil 7
Originally Posted by duc96cr View Post
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.

Aug 15th, 2019 9:13 am
duc96cr I donít 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. Falloonís book is not real accurate on the carbies. But, the SP is the top of the SS carby line, and if you havenít bought yours yet, and you plan on keeping it relatively stock, an SP is the best investment. If youíre going crazy on mods, or putting a 14Ē over springer and a king and queen saddle on it, it doesnít matter.
Aug 15th, 2019 8:56 am
rennsportmotorrad 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
Aug 15th, 2019 7:55 am
duc96cr 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 wonít buy the upgraded parts, and even if you did, it will never be a SP.
Aug 15th, 2019 7:05 am
rennsportmotorrad 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
Aug 15th, 2019 12:14 am
[email protected] 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.
Aug 14th, 2019 3:39 pm
rennsportmotorrad 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.
Aug 14th, 2019 3:21 pm
rennsportmotorrad I may have missed it if you posted it but --What are they asking for each one? That may help others offering their opinion
Aug 14th, 2019 3:20 pm
ducvet Service records on any?

what a bike looks like can be second to condition and care it has, I see plenty of "perfect" bikes destroyed by over washing so ask for records of what has been done to keep them running well.

On the carbys I would inspect

frame for cracks
studs for chrome
swingarm for cracks on the aluminum version and wether it is a early or late model.

Do they both run and run well?
which one has 10 year old tires that are now plastic?
rubber brake lines on either, should get changed.
Belts done what year?

The tube bars would be a big minus for me but I am not buying the bike.
The solo seat would be a plus if I wanted a solo bike
The better CR forks (showa) is a plus.
nice slip ons on the 900 non-cr/sp
Sticker bike looks good enough I might not change it.
CR looks close to oem outside of the tree change/mods
to have a a multi model price differentiation in the ss model range they put the 900ss engine/carbs/exhaust (americans just love the big engines) into the 750ss chassis with half fairing and that is exactly what the 900ss/cr is.
Just to clarify in the US the 750ss carby had the same aluminum swingarm as the 900 so really the forks,rear wheel width and engines were the chassis differences in the US. For us the steel swingarm started with the 900cr and was carried over to the 750ie in 1999.

Nothing wrong with the 900ie at all but which will you be happiest paying too much money for and putting in your kitchen when the wife is not home?

For me it would likely be decided by condition after a good close look/listen to them all. If all three have good frames,studs and swingarms then it is down to body style and service history. A bike that is stored with old contaminated oil is in much greater danger of having a bearing failure so who took care of the bikes? From poor pictures of one angle I would lean towards the mono but thats me, if the CR has been better cared for than that could change but I do not like a supersport/monster I would rather have a supersport AND a classic monster than the worst of both worlds.
Aug 14th, 2019 1:58 pm
Originally Posted by Rex Coil 7 View Post
So you did all of that to it, but still have the non-adjustable forks? Is there some reason for that?

Personally, I'd chose to stay with the 4.5" rear wheel and a 160 rear tire. Much less rotational weight, less unsprung weight, and more nimble performance. But that's my own opinion, everyone has their own reasons for doing what they do. The only reason I've even brought it up is to point out various options to the OP.

old pic. i swapped them out for a set of showa adjustable units. i still run the 4.5 rear with a 160.
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