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Old 10-22-2011, 07:31 AM   #1501
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:41 AM   #1502
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Nice, what exhaust is do you have installed?
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:14 AM   #1503
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My freshly rebuilt 2001 cromo 900ie.

Pardon my ignorance of Ducatis, but do you run it with the timing belt exposed like that?
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #1504
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yeah, I mostly run it with the belts exposed. I will put the covers on it for touring. After 100,000km...... no prob without covers


the exhaust is a roadracing exhaust. I believe the company no longer exists.

It's stupid loud, but I stuck baffles in it and we'll see if that's better. If not, they come off and some other exhaust set up will replace it.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:56 AM   #1505
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This was a great bike that I made the mistake of selling too soon...

I'd love to pick up another in flame red or ash.



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Old 10-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #1506
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #1507
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Wow, glad I found this thread. I've been thinking about the ST2's for a while and from everything I've heard they are a great bike. I've been looking for a place to ask a few questions. So I can't figure out why they are so inexpensive. I mean $4-5k for a very low mileage bike like the Ducati seems to good to be true. And, they all seem to have pretty low miles. A 1999 or 2000 with 5-6k miles? Wtf! Why would a bike like that sit idle so much? I'm not complaining, it's great for someone like myself possibly in the market just seems strange. I think the ST's are one of the best looking and sounding sport tourer around.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:19 PM   #1508
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Wow, glad I found this thread. I've been thinking about the ST2's for a while and from everything I've heard they are a great bike. I've been looking for a place to ask a few questions. So I can't figure out why they are so inexpensive. I mean $4-5k for a very low mileage bike like the Ducati seems to good to be true. And, they all seem to have pretty low miles. A 1999 or 2000 with 5-6k miles? Wtf! Why would a bike like that sit idle so much? I'm not complaining, it's great for someone like myself possibly in the market just seems strange. I think the ST's are one of the best looking and sounding sport tourer around.

The market is soft on Ducati's.....really no explanation......I own a 98 ST2 and your right, it is a great ride for a great price. Mine came with some carbon fiber, aftermarket exhaust and fuel chip. I changed the belts and adjusted the valves myself. I even changed the voltage reg when it failed. Go for it. I already posted a pic of mine on page 96 towards the end.

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:37 AM   #1509
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I'm dying for an ST2 as well, but I think the low HP number scares a lot of people off.

I've toured quite a bit 2-up with my GF on my monster 900 and I'm 210lbs. + , so I know the engine on the ST 2 is more than capable of touring all day long for days on end.

I will one day have one.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:51 AM   #1510
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So I can't figure out why they are so inexpensive... I think the ST's are one of the best looking and sounding sport tourer around.
There is probably a bunch of reasons but one of them is that you are out on a limb there. It is not that you are wrong, more that Ducati people think it is not one of the better looking Ducatis, and sport tourer people aren't so stuck on looks.

Then there is the Ducati reputation for high running costs, which is not without foundation.

So, add it up. Most people who buy sport tourers want to do big miles. Most people who think they can afford to do big miles on a Ducati, can afford a new and faster Ducati. Most people who want to do big miles but can't afford a new and faster Ducati, believe that they also can't afford to do big miles on an older and slower Ducati.

If you can squeeze through a gap in all that - and there are gaps - then one of these could be for you.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:02 AM   #1511
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Can't remember if I've posted this before...

Looks like I'll be having bookends soon. The '91 LeMans should be in my garage by the first of the year...



I hope you have ridden it and know what you are getting into. Rather more cumbersome than the 850s, IIRC. YMMV.

I'll admit this is a lovely looking example.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:24 AM   #1512
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This was a great bike that I made the mistake of selling too soon...

I'd love to pick up another in flame red or ash.



Beautiful RST! You must really regret selling it...but you can't have mine!
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:18 AM   #1513
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There is probably a bunch of reasons but one of them is that you are out on a limb there. It is not that you are wrong, more that Ducati people think it is not one of the better looking Ducatis, and sport tourer people aren't so stuck on looks.

Then there is the Ducati reputation for high running costs, which is not without foundation.

So, add it up. Most people who buy sport tourers want to do big miles. Most people who think they can afford to do big miles on a Ducati, can afford a new and faster Ducati. Most people who want to do big miles but can't afford a new and faster Ducati, believe that they also can't afford to do big miles on an older and slower Ducati.

If you can squeeze through a gap in all that - and there are gaps - then one of these could be for you.
Thanks, that explains it pretty well. I'm not looking at big miles, probably around 5-7k miles a year. I will still ride the Vstrom for a lot of adventure miles every year. And as far as being a "slower" Ducati, well I've been riding a 650 for the last 6 years so pretty much anything will feel like a rocket at this point
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:21 AM   #1514
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