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Greetings to all here in the SS forum, I am terribly excited to be posting about my new '93 900ss/cr.

A little bit about me, I have been riding for (only) 5 years or so, in that time a VTR 250 taught me the basics, a zx636 '05 taught me I dont like I4's or hardcore sport bikes, a VFR800 (2000) taught me that V4's are sublime, but she was cruelly taken from me by a drunk driver whilst parked, and finally, my big brothers VTR1000 (as a stopgap bike) showed my that big twins are very, very fun.

Whilst waiting for the insurance payout on the vfr I played my favourite game, scouring the classifieds, looking for 'the one'. I saw the SS quite early on, and resisted getting in touch with the seller till I had the money in my account. Well, on the day the money went into my account, the seller had dropped the price by $1k. A sign from the motorcycling gods, surely. Needless to say,I went , looked, test rode and purchased, and cant stop grinning like a school boy who just copped a feel of the exotic exchange student.

Anyway onto the bike. She has been well looked after in her 20 year life, the previous owner had taken great care. Racetek rear shock recently rebuilt, mint tyres, new chain and sprockets, belts and shims done recently, Conti pipes which look like the stock ones but are boarderline obnoxious loud (I love the rumble), Mini rear indicators, cowl, braided brake lines up front etc etc. Im curious about the wheels if they are stock items, not too bothered about wether they are super fancy, just curious.

Things to do, check the Carbies and probably clean, sort out the idle setting just a little bit, and just have a general proper look over the bike on the weekend, but so far so good.

In terms of frame cracking, when I asked about it he described exactly what had been mentioned on the forum, the bolt pinching the swingarm, and had it wielded up beautifully. No cracks around the headstock, however thinking of a preemptive solution in the not too distant future. Oh and the mirrors.... I actually love the look of the stock ones, thinking some loctite blue or something.

Anyway, thanks for reading, I am looking forward to participating in the forums, though will probably be asking more questions than offering answers.

Cheers,

j.
 

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G'day jimmyjojo,

Congrats on finding a well looked after carbed SS. I'm based in Sydney too and a few years back when I had my heart set on a carbed SS I just couldn't find one in decent condition without a million kays on it.

My injected SS has really grown on me though to the point where I'm no longer jealous of earlier model owners... except for really nice Superlights.

Welcome aboard mate.
 

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Hey & welcome jimmyjojo & hiya damo as well ...noob 900SP carbed sydneysider here as well...although not new to ducatis...

At this rate we could start a gang soon & take over a corner @ "Pie in the SkY"...LOL sydney riders will know what i mean bUT for others this is a infamous pitstop on the "old pacific hwy" where all & the bikers stop for a coffee & a pie & a chat & a stretch ...:D
 

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cant stop grinning like a school boy who just copped a feel of the exotic exchange student.

Lol... nice bike bro, I too have found one and I too can't seem to stop grinning.
 

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Hey & welcome jimmyjojo & hiya damo as well ...noob 900SP carbed sydneysider here as well...although not new to ducatis...

At this rate we could start a gang soon & take over a corner @ "Pie in the SkY"...LOL sydney riders will know what i mean bUT for others this is a infamous pitstop on the "old pacific hwy" where all & the bikers stop for a coffee & a pie & a chat & a stretch ...:D
I'm a bit jaded with that bit of the world these days. Too many dickheads have ruined it, much like the Nasho. They're now crawling with highway patrol every weekend; collecting their easy revenue from the squids.

Still, beggars can't be choosers and a casual ride to Pie is always a pleasant way to spend a sunny morning. Let me know if you ever want to organise a Sydney SS meet-up and I will try to come along if I can make it.
 

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Welcome to our forum. Looks like you found a real beauty . Although I too liked the looks of the stock mirrors, nothing I tried would keep them aimed, and they vibrated horribly going down the road. If you find a solution, let us know.
 

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Very nice ride you picked up, enjoy, ride the hell out of it and give the exchange student another squeeze for posterity sake!
 

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New love...

Congratulations Jimmy! Beautiful 900!!! Please, don't get me wrong... just a comment. If I were you, I would remove those "black bobbins" crash-protectors from where they are located since they do nothing if the bike goes down the way they are installed! Because the area were the turn signals would touch the floor before the actual "bobbins" you have!!! Your bike should use the ones that go thru the frame and extends an inch or two over the side fairings!!! ;)

Regarding your wheels... the pictures you posted barely show the rims but I'm pretty sure they are the black OEM Brembo rims. :)

Treat her well and she will give you years and miles of satisfaction!!! ;)

Congratulations!!!

Best Regards,

Vickon:abduct:
 

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Beauty. Congrats!


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thanks for all the kind words guys, I think part of the joy of a new ride is participating with the online community, and seems to be a very positive and healthy one here.

Ah yes regarding the crash bungs, the do seem to be a little redundant in their length, something to look into in the future thats for sure. I a little play with the mirrors and tightened the hell out of the mounting screws, will do till I decide on something more permanent.

cheers,

j.
 

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Take the mirrors apart and (lightly) scuff up the plastic ball with sandpaper. Then get them in position as much as possible before tightening them. Put in correct position while sat on bike and leave them!

Mine have extenders (Brancato) and don't move much, and at least one vibrates to a lesser extent so you can see behind you..

A trick I learnt on another Ducati forum.
 

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Damn, forgot all about those moving mirrors. I did the sand paper thing as well. Put some round convex mirror inserts on the upper outer corners of them so I could get a more comprehensive back view. Loved my 750 a lot, but had to move up to stay with the boys and there ain't much room here to store multiple play things!
Enjoy and stay safe!!
 

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Nice find and looks to be in great condition. Great score!! Now get that wallet open for all the fettling and bling
 

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lots of great bling for a half naked SS!!!!
 

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Take the mirrors apart and (lightly) scuff up the plastic ball with sandpaper. Then get them in position as much as possible before tightening them. Put in correct position while sat on bike and leave them!

Mine have extenders (Brancato) and don't move much, and at least one vibrates to a lesser extent so you can see behind you..

A trick I learnt on another Ducati forum.
An easier trick is to put a drop of blue loctite threadlocker to the ball joints. Doesn't require disassembly and worked better to me (tried sanding first, but they kept slipping).
 
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