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Hi I'm new here but figured I could seek some advise from some people who know more than me:

I just picked up a decent condition, non-running 996 for only $1500. I was not told what was wrong with the bike but figured at that price, who cares. I'm a long time monster owner so I am at least familiar with Ducati "quirks". After messing with the bike and only getting it to run on one cylinder, I noticed I could see the spark through the throttle body...not good. Turns out the timing belt pulley snapped off and the rear head is a total mess. I sent it off to my mechanic who just called me with a quote of $2100 in parts alone. So now I have to decide what I want to do, should I repair this engine, replace it with another 996 engine or swap with a newer 999-1198 motor? Used 996 motors seem to be basically non-existent which makes that route difficult. I am willing to take on a fairly involved project but am not really a master mechanic. Thoughts?

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Jack
 

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Post your mechanic’s parts. Lots of knowledge on the forum, that will help you.


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depends if you like just fitting stuff or making stuff fit. fixing what is there will be the easiest in the long run.
 

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Figure out what you want it for first.

1. fun project resto-mod
2. always wanted a 996
3. going to flip it
4. you have no idea but it was cheap.
5. track bike
 

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Figure out what you want it for first.

1. fun project resto-mod
2. always wanted a 996
3. going to flip it
4. you have no idea but it was cheap.
5. track bike

we could redo that list as:

1. well, it was fun, but it cost way more than i thought.
2. could have bought a real nice one for what this shitter ended up costing me.
3. i can't believe how much i'm going to lose on this fucking money pit.
4. my wife is going to kill me if she ever finds out how much i've spent / just have to get this fucking thing finished.
5. why didn't i just buy an r6.

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1. as adults we already know that we already know that we stop thinking when it comes to motorcycles.
2. but then the fun of building/saving/ screwing it up wouldn't be there
3.Yes but everyone that knows you does.
4. And that's why you have friends with a garage to hide the bike in and receive packages at. If you are lucky she will just assume you are sleeping around.
5. because no one wants a junk R6 with a blown motor and yet there is always someone who DOES want a Ducati with one.
 

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I think my answer is 1, 2 and 4. Always wanted a 996/8 and couldn't pass this one at that price. And as fun a putting a more powerful modern engine seems, I just know in the back of my head, if I get started on the retro-fit of the engine I am gonna run into a million little problems that are a pain in the ass and the thing is gonna sit in my garage next to my other projects that don't ever get touched and I will never ride it. So it looks like I might have some luck thanks to the forum, and hopefully found some cheaper parts. Fingers crossed.
 

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ETA - looks like the photobucket photos aren´t working - least not for me they´re blurred out...
 
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