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Thread: 888 sp4, Buy or not to buy...?

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    Thanks guys for your opinions. I think you`ve persuaded me
    SP4 is the bike that I`ve kept in my mind since 2000 when I bought my first SS.
    NOW or NEVER!!!
    Last edited by duke75; 11-13-2017 at 02:31 PM.

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    good luck for the search of the mint one

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    the sp4 is a spectacular motorbike, with a spectacular engine, in my opinion the ultimate ducati with a soul ... if you can buy it without thinking twice, but be careful it's totally original, it's too important ...
    Ducati 851 sp2 1990 - Honda 750 four k2 1972

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    I personally think/feel that the SP4 and SP(4)S are the best looking of all the road going 851/888's.
    ...and the Ohlin's front end (on the SPS) marks them out above the later SP5's again IMO.
    Leaking fork seal problems can be sorted out, my own 851 runs Ohlins FG9050's sorted by Maxton, they haven't leaked in the last 4 years and many thousands of miles so far...
    Fingers crossed here.

    Lets be honest here chaps, any 851/888 is a hoot to ride fast, they're all a lot of fun.
    You pay your money and make your choice, as to which model you choose.

    Steve R

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    Enough said, 2nd the last statment.
    Good luck, phots please.
    RWG

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    Hello guys! Could anyone decode these frame and engine number? Frame: ZDM888S001515DGM528390M
    Engine: ZDM888W4001717
    Thanks

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    Yes those numbers are correct for an 888 SP4.

    From my records it should have a plaque on the top yoke of something like high 400,s or lowish 500,s

    Please let me know as I am building up a comprehensive record (That I will keep locked up)

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    Thanks a lot!! I will let you know in a few days

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    A number DOT of a tire (year of production) "248": can anyone decode it? In my opinion is 48th week of 1992. Am I right?

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    I think it is week 24 of 1998 or 1988, 1988 is probably a little too old.
    Some manufacturers added a symbol to distinguish 1998 from 1988.

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