Tell me about the Ducati 900ss

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by rokklym, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    I can relate to the sound, I have Staintune Carbon cans on mine with 41 FCRs as well as an open airbox. They are loud but they make such beautiful music! I live on 10 acres and don't have any neighbours nearby so I don't feel guilty about the sound. I actually just got mine out of storage and fired it up tonight, going on a ride tomorrow! I have been riding my BMW R1100S up til now, the sun is out and its warm so its time to give the Duc a workout!
  2. Flounder

    Flounder Adventurer

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    I bought my first 900ss CR in France in 1995. I put 12,000 miles on that bike in the first eight months. Loved it. When I moved back to the US I bought a 900ss Super Light in Denver and rode it to Arizona, which I admit...sucked.

    The CR was one of the most enjoyable bikes I've ever owned.
  3. nickn

    nickn Gypsy

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    I am trying to buy a 900SS. I have the hots for this bike badly. I love everything about it. All I've had are newer bikes (Moto Guzzi V7, GSX-R track bike) but I wanna take the plunge and go for this 20 year old antique because it would be badass and have so so so much of that character that I love in Ducatis and Moto Guzzi.

    I work at a Ducati dealership and have ridden all of their new bikes. Every new model is more civilized, higher performing and "better", I guess, but they lose character each time. There will be no more air cooled soon!

    I need to find a 900SS in the south (I live in New Orleans).
  4. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    You're still young, aren't you? :D

    A 20 year old Ducati ain't no antique! Though I'll admit the bike was yestertech fom the moment it was introduced... and is one of my all time favorite Ducatis.
  5. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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    Well, the carbs are on and a pair of Spark carbon fiber slip-ons replaced the stock cans. All I can say is... "Holy Sh!t!.." The carbs transformed the bike. It is a bit cold blooded due to no choke, but it doesn't take long for it to settle into idle. The cans, while louder than stock, aren't obnoxiouis. It friggin' hauls the mail.. I do know that.

    I won't ride the bike as much as I'd like to, since I use my Explorer as my daily rider, but on those special occasions when I do break it out.. "Ah, yes.." :evil
  6. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Indeed. It's Sophia Loren on wheels.

    High maintenance old skool beauty that you just wanna touch. :deal
  7. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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  8. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    If I can sell my Ural and get room in my shop, I'd save that poor duc.


    It would be really hard to resist kicking that seller in the balls though...
  9. Elefant

    Elefant Been here awhile

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    WHat an asshole! And on top of it he wants $3500 AFTER BUTCHERING IT!
  10. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    It was probably ridden straight into a sausage creature at full speed and smashed to bits anyway.

    Doesn't make that exhaust any better, but still. :rofl
  11. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    The Autozone sourced exhaust parts are the least of it's problems... :cry
  12. Whereabouts

    Whereabouts Been here awhile

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  13. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    :huh

    "Mandriano" must really be Italian for mutilated...
  14. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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    I'd like to show up on that at our Sunday morning breakfast ride location. The only problem is I'd have to ride it 75 miles to get there. It would certainly draw a crowd.. :evil
  15. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    It seems that lately every knuckle-walking mouth-breathing brain-dead idiot with a hacksaw and an adjustable wrench from Harbor Frieght think they can take any bike, beautiful (like this may have been) or totally mundane (like the 77 KZ440 I recently saw butchered on CL), and bodge it up so horrifically that it is beyond belief, and then try to sell it for a price that highlights their foggy idea that they are the next great custom bike builder. It's just a shame when the bike that was mangled was one of these.

  16. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    As the prices drop the bikes fall into the hands of people who can buy them but not fix them when they drop or splatter.
    So, they try this kind of thing.

    If that bike could do morse code it would probably tap out "kill me!":eek1
  17. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Of course, someone will come along and say that's beautiful. :dunno

    I still want a nice, unmolested one... my next bike, one of these days.
  18. NCGS

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  19. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    I think it's worth the extra money to get a yellow bike that's now red with factory parts and not some gaumy paint work.

    Less than 1500 miles? That bikes as close as you might get to a 900SS NIB.

    Price seems fair to me, if you accept that low miles and red add value. :lol3
  20. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    :ddog Why, why, did you post that, and why did I click on that link? :jumpDamn, that's beautiful... :raabia

    No, I am not going to look at the savings account balance... :lol2