Ducati dealers usually carry the parts your looking for.
Is that true Tye? I need to get my facts straight.It is an "R", in 2001 they went to different fronts and bigger airbox.
Found what I need, appreciate the help.
Read what I said above very carefully and you shall find your answer.What about not having Ohlins forks up front?
What??? No 1999 748R's were around...first year was 2000. Had Showa all the way around. Had shower injection and larger airbox. 2001 had a CF airbox, same volume and had the 4-pad brakes and ohlins steering damper, plus the aforementioned forks and rear shock. The 2002 got the new fairing and decals and nothing else different then the 01 model.The 1999/2000's used the standard injection system found on the 748's. The 2001+ had shower injectors, so the airbox was different. It also takes a different filtration system.
The 1999 and 2000's have Showa forks and Ohlins shock. 2001/2002 has Ohlins all the way around. The 2002 also has the "newer" desmoquattro motor with the shorter head. Kind of a strange beast...
Jimmy my lad, I wish you well, but you really need to learn your facts better.What??? No 1999 748R's were around...first year was 2000. Had Showa all the way around. Had shower injection and larger airbox. 2001 had a CF airbox, same volume and had the 4-pad brakes and ohlins steering damper, plus the aforementioned forks and rear shock. The 2002 got the new fairing and decals and nothing else different then the 01 model.
Jimmy my lad, I wish you well, but you really need to learn your facts better.
The 748R came out at the same time the 748RS came out which was 1999. Why do I know that? Because the 748R was a homologation special, it was a de-tuned version of the 748RS, which started to race in 1999. Ducati didn't start producing motorcycles with shower injectors until late 2000. This is why you see some 748R's with showers and some without. Its safe to say, 2001+ have showers, have the larger CF airbox and most importantly have the ohlins fork/shock.
One thing I was wrong about when I posted was the showa shock on the 1999-2000 models. It wasn't until the late 2000 production (2001 model year) 748R's with the shower injectors, that the Ohlins shock was introduced.
Anyhow, if you want the full history on the 748RS/748R, pick up Ian Falloon's book about the Desmoquattro's. NOBODY has ever posted such accurate information on the internet, not even me. If I had the book in front of me, I'd write it in verbatim for ya.
A bit puzzling, since somehow in the back of my mind I remember repeatedly someone telling me the first batch of 748R's didn't have showers.
Ohh and whatever book your getting the info from on the year is wrong:
Quoted directly from the Sigma Performance web site.
Ducati released its long awaited update for the 748SPS in late 1999 called the 748R. The bike featured the first production 'big airbox' design. The box is designed to give both a larger quantity of nice cold stopped air and a lower frequency pulse to assist the spread of the power band. New larger 54mm throttle bodies are inside the box and feature some very expensive 'shower' style injectors above the butterflies. There is no secondary injector. Just like the early years of the 748SP/SPS, a race prepared version, the 748RS was also released.
The main new parts on the 748R are a motor based on the 996; bigger, stronger, cases bigger port cylinder heads and larger valves. Designed to stand the 155hp of the 996 racers the cases were as strong as a rock. As mentioned above the other addition was the large airbox and a modified frame to get the new box in (the frame is the same as that homologated with the Foggy replica in 1998; on that occasion though you still had the old airbox design).
I just don't think I am wrong... I've seen the service manuals w/o shower injectors using a 996 dual injection system and standard airbox in a bike with a 748R on the side of it.Seriously...first you say to look in Ian's book, now this. You have major issues about admitting when you're wrong.
Whatever...I just don't think I am wrong... I've seen the service manuals w/o shower injectors using a 996 dual injection system and standard airbox in a bike with a 748R on the side of it.
Ya caught me with the Ohlins/Showa deal... just be happy with catchin' that mistake.