I've been a member of this forum for a little over a month now however this is my first post.
My name is Pete, live in England and have recently become the owner of a 1995 900SS.
I bought the bike via ebay in a rather rash attack of "gorraveone" logic that in the cold light of day perhaps doesn't possess much logic at all!
The bike has been fitted with high comp standard bore pistons and that was about all I knew about it apart from nearly two spare engines and some other odds and sods. (It does have V2 stamped on the heads however I have no reason to think they are from them.)
No brainer bought it on the spot.
Previous owner had pointed out it had been a bit tricky to start and thought it was the starter solenoid.
Not a problem! Easy fix....swapped over solenoid from my Monster. No difference. swapped wiring from battery through to starter. No difference! New cables, no difference. Different battery ditto. Pull starter apart and pick remains of brushes off the floor whilst thinking Aha!! Replace brushes (easily obtained from Ducati dealers, even those who deny their existence, just by asking for part no 067050815) still not playing!!!
Anyway somedays it starts easily others it tries to kill the battery with the added bonus that if the bike is left for 48hrs the battery is flat anyway! On the bad days just jump it from the car and it runs ok.
Thing is I know I've bought a bit of a lemon however I really rather like it! Just to see how much I rode it over 500 miles last weekend, 250 each way and its great
I did however find another problem though which is the rear wheel bearings are on their way out.
Soo... I have a couple of questions
First, can anyone advise on the correct rear wheel bearing size/ type for this model please?
Secondly, what modifications are the most sensible, practical or essential that I could or should look at making?
I have a feeling this could very easily become a money pit if I am not careful
Many thanks in advance for any help or advice.