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hey guys im thinking about buying a 2001 ducati 996. The bike is stock has 5000 miles and has never been down and its bone stock what should i offer the seller price wise? Also what are some pros and cons about this specific year.



 

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im not up on the ducatis but buy it, its sweet!
not sure on your bike experience, but there a pretty radical bike

ant(shogunsupra) is the ducati man w/ the mightymouse avatar
 

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im not up on the ducatis but buy it, its sweet!
not sure on your bike experience, but there a pretty radical bike

ant(shogunsupra) is the ducati man w/ the mightymouse avatar
Cool i will look him up,

I just want to make sure i get it for a good price before i pull the trigger. Im supposd to drive down and pick it up this weekend.
 

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I have a 2001 Ducati 748 so I might be able to give some insight. I would first ask to see the service records. The tamburini bikes are notorious for issues with flaking rockers. Ask the seller if he noticed any metal flakes in the oil when he did the oil changes. The next major service is at 6k miles (service interval is every 6k...ie 6k, 12k, 18k etc) so you will have to bring it in pretty soon. The 6k service will entail having the valves adjusted. Hopefully you wont have any flaking rockers when the shop does the valve adjustment. If you do it can get quite pricey.

Megacycle rockers which will not flake cost around $85 each. The bike has 16 rockers total...8 openers and 8 closers. If you are lucky your OEM rockers will be fine and the service should only cost around $400-600 depending on the shop. When I brought my bike in for its 12k service I ended up with 3 bad rockers. My service was right under $1k. I guess its the price you pay for owning an italian bike.

I would do some reading on www.ducati.ms for more info.

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Sexy bike, but damn thats an expensive service!
 

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I have a 2001 Ducati 748 so I might be able to give some insight. I would first ask to see the service records. The tamburini bikes are notorious for issues with flaking rockers. Ask the seller if he noticed any metal flakes in the oil when he did the oil changes. The next major service is at 6k miles (service interval is every 6k...ie 6k, 12k, 18k etc) so you will have to bring it in pretty soon. The 6k service will entail having the valves adjusted. Hopefully you wont have any flaking rockers when the shop does the valve adjustment. If you do it can get quite pricey.

Megacycle rockers which will not flake cost around $85 each. The bike has 16 rockers total...8 openers and 8 closers. If you are lucky your OEM rockers will be fine and the service should only cost around $400-600 depending on the shop. When I brought my bike in for its 12k service I ended up with 3 bad rockers. My service was right under $1k. I guess its the price you pay for owning an italian bike.

I would do some reading on www.ducati.ms for more info.

Carlo

Awesome info baltic, im going to get it on tuesday.I will ask the seller about the service history when i speak to him today, now my next question is what should i pay for it?
 

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Awesome info baltic, im going to get it on tuesday.I will ask the seller about the service history when i speak to him today, now my next question is what should i pay for it?
From what I have seen with 996 in my area they can go from real cheap $5k (salvaged) to $10k for a mint condition model. Generally the biposto setup like the one you are interested in go for a little cheaper as the monoposto are usually more desired. I would try to get the bike for $7k-$8k if the history of the bike is availabe. If it is not I would recommend having your local ducati specialists give the bike an ok before you buy it. It would suck having to dump a ton of money into it right after your initial purchase.

I also forgot to mention the bike will probably need the belts replaced too. The maintenance schedule is every 6K or 2 years for that. Im assuming since the bike has only 5k miles they have never been replaced. I would ask the seller about this also.

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From what I have seen with 996 in my area they can go from real cheap $5k (salvaged) to $10k for a mint condition model. Generally the biposto setup like the one you are interested in go for a little cheaper as the monoposto are usually more desired. I would try to get the bike for $7k-$8k if the history of the bike is availabe. If it is not I would recommend having your local ducati specialists give the bike an ok before you buy it. It would suck having to dump a ton of money into it right after your initial purchase.

I also forgot to mention the bike will probably need the belts replaced too. The maintenance schedule is every 6K or 2 years for that. Im assuming since the bike has only 5k miles they have never been replaced. I would ask the seller about this also.

Carlo
great info Carlo his bottom line is 6200 so it looks like that's what I will be paying.
 

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Good thing man, you would hate that bike. If you want to get into sport bikes, stick with the Japanese. If you have any other q's please hit me up man. Dealing with bikes are what I do for a living. I won't steer you wrong man.
 

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BBS, you're a Phantom flippin baller, why not buy a new Ducati? :)
 

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I had one of these bikes (a 916, same thing, less cc's) and it was fucking awesome. No regrets.

Having now experienced machines from both Ducati and Suzuki, if I had to choose between the Duc or the Gixxer I'd go with the Duc.

Italian products are always going to cost more than the American or Japanese competition. Someone will buy a Ducati over a Suzuki for much of the same reason that a person will buy a Ferrari over a Toyota.

Just seeing pics of that bike brings back fond memories. :)
 

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Good thing man, you would hate that bike. If you want to get into sport bikes, stick with the Japanese. If you have any other q's please hit me up man. Dealing with bikes are what I do for a living. I won't steer you wrong man.
Yeah that's what Chris(boost almighty) told me. He is kind of the bike authority in my opinion considering he owns a bunch of bike shops.
 
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