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  1. #11
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    FOR NEW MEMBERS/Profile.
    We seem to be getting 1 or 2 requests for membership every day. I'm at the point where I won't be changing your membership from "waiting Moderation' to "Registered Users" unless you fill out your profiles a bit more. If you can't even put your real name in the "spot" for it screw you!
    About half of the requests are from obvious spammers!

    Jimmy's take on this may be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    FOR NEW MEMBERS/Profile.
    We seem to be getting 1 or 2 requests for membership every day. I'm at the point where I won't be changing your membership from "waiting Moderation' to "Registered Users" unless you fill out your profiles a bit more. If you can't even put your real name in the "spot" for it screw you!
    About half of the requests are from obvious spammers!

    Jimmy's take on this may be different.
    For NEW MEMBERS.
    If you don't have time to fill out your profiles, put in a addy as your real name like "buy my porno now.com", don't even state where you're from, and not in the correct time zone, etc. It shows me that you are not serious about joining. Good luck getting in!

    Marvin

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    Hi guys

    My name is Andrew, 34 years old, from Auckland, New Zealand, but I'm doing a few years in the mines / oil / gas in Western Australia as an electrician before going back home to "retire". Currently building the Gorgon LNG plant ( google it ) on Barrow Island on the north west coast of Australia for Chevron - USD$43 Billion worth!! Previously did the LNG storage tanks at Woodside's Pluto LNG plant in Karratha, built crushers and overland conveyors for BHP iron ore at Yandi, HV switchyard extension for BHP at Newman, did a new copper and gold mine processing plant in the middle of the desert in South Australia, worked at BHP nickle mine at Ravensthorpe and their Nickel refinery in Perth, and a few other shutdown / short contract jobs around the place ( Telfer, Koolan Island, Hunter Valley ), in between major projects. I'm also a trade qualified toolmaker and machinist. Anyway enough about that.

    I have just purchased SP3 #132 , which was previously owned by Firefly_1965 on here, and someone else on here who he bought it off. I think Firefly_1965 sold it to www.madeinitalymotorcycles.com as that is where the dealer / importer I bought it off got it from. It's still in England, so once it's had a nice cruise on the water from England to Perth, I should hopefully have it in time for Christmas. It'll be kept company by a '92 900 SS ( red / white frame / black wheels, with 10,978 km on it ), and 2 Honda CBR1000RR's. Then I'll take them all home with me to NZ when I go in a few years time

    I've never seen an 851 / 888 in the flesh, but I've always loved their look, along with the carbed 900 SS. Those 2 series of bikes just have such a magical timeless look to them, and I'm very lucky to have 1 of each. I love the white frame / black wheel bikes.

    I managed to pick up a set of Termi carbon slip-ons the other week. Brand new, never been fitted to a bike, came with heaps of free showroom dust . They are the rough carbon ones, and the end bands are slotted, not solid. They were part of the stock when the motorcycle shop changed owners some years back, and the guys there didn't know what they were for, and there were no hanger brackets. I saw a guy on here selling a set exactly the same a couple of weeks ago, and an original alloy set ( A08, B08 ) and someone said they also fit 900 SS's. So I went and made the shop an offer, and walked out the door with them under my arm for AUD$400 cash I got a set of 851 hangers from Ducparts-de, but they don't fit the 900, so it looks like the Termis may go on the SP3, what a shame that'll be.......

    A couple of questions about originallity if I may. Did SP3's have the lower hugger that bolts to the bottom of the swingarm? I see them advertised for 851/888, but is that Strada's only or SP's as well?? Every pic I've seen doesn't have it, except for that one for sale in the US ( SP3 in US thread )from that old guy selling his collection. His has that lower hugger fitted.

    Also did SP3's originally come with the rubber edging on the windscreen? Some have it some don't? Mine doesn't have it, but I think they look better with it - where can I get the correct edging??

    I'm excited like a fat kid at the candy store waiting for this bike!!!

    Thanks for reading my dribble, Andrew.

    PS: maximum rep for anyone who knows what "JAFA" stands for - apart from Kiwis probably only Aussies might know??
    Quote Originally Posted by got2dv8 View Post

    Just hurry up and finish tearing her apart so you stop finding broken bits.
    SP3 #132
    1992 900 SS

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    Lower rear hugger was not originally supplied with any of the Strada or SP models though it may have been supplied with 'customer Corse' bikes...not sure.

    Enjoy your Christmas with your new toy, I saw Inda last night and he was missing the SP3 already!

    'Jafa' to a pomey means infertile! However I understand that Aukland has one less resident at the moment.
    Last edited by sp2 boy; 08-12-2011 at 09:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2 boy View Post
    'Jafa' to a pomey means infertile! However I understand that Auckland has one less resident at the moment.
    Bit of inside knowledge there somewhere?? Haha
    Quote Originally Posted by got2dv8 View Post

    Just hurry up and finish tearing her apart so you stop finding broken bits.
    SP3 #132
    1992 900 SS

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    Default Ciao a tutti!!!!

    Hello everyone, happy to have found you! del'888 are madly in love for almost 20 years, ('92) because of a beautiful sps parked in my eyes when I was 13y.o. ... as time goes on, and 'more like! I am sure that you understand ... on the other hand I console myself with my beloved '94 sp 916, Monster 900 to the carburetors 99 ... and for some output pistaiola a Suzuki RGV 250 and a Kawasaki 500 three-cylinder '72 .... I love 2 stroke ... Unfortunately, because of English I can not follow you ... In fact I'm writing all vol translator .... w Desmoquattro ducats and all ... soon ... Pinello

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    Welcome, we have to use translation at times also!

    Benvenuto, dobbiamo usare occasionalmente la traduzione anche!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jafa View Post
    Hi guys

    My name is Andrew, 34 years old, from Auckland, New Zealand, but I'm doing a few years in the mines / oil / gas in Western Australia as an electrician before going back home to "retire". Currently building the Gorgon LNG plant ( google it ) on Barrow Island on the north west coast of Australia for Chevron - USD$43 Billion worth!! Previously did the LNG storage tanks at Woodside's Pluto LNG plant in Karratha, built crushers and overland conveyors for BHP iron ore at Yandi, HV switchyard extension for BHP at Newman, did a new copper and gold mine processing plant in the middle of the desert in South Australia, worked at BHP nickle mine at Ravensthorpe and their Nickel refinery in Perth, and a few other shutdown / short contract jobs around the place ( Telfer, Koolan Island, Hunter Valley ), in between major projects. I'm also a trade qualified toolmaker and machinist. Anyway enough about that.

    I have just purchased SP3 #132 , which was previously owned by Firefly_1965 on here, and someone else on here who he bought it off. I think Firefly_1965 sold it to www.madeinitalymotorcycles.com as that is where the dealer / importer I bought it off got it from. It's still in England, so once it's had a nice cruise on the water from England to Perth, I should hopefully have it in time for Christmas. It'll be kept company by a '92 900 SS ( red / white frame / black wheels, with 10,978 km on it ), and 2 Honda CBR1000RR's. Then I'll take them all home with me to NZ when I go in a few years time

    I've never seen an 851 / 888 in the flesh, but I've always loved their look, along with the carbed 900 SS. Those 2 series of bikes just have such a magical timeless look to them, and I'm very lucky to have 1 of each. I love the white frame / black wheel bikes.

    I managed to pick up a set of Termi carbon slip-ons the other week. Brand new, never been fitted to a bike, came with heaps of free showroom dust . They are the rough carbon ones, and the end bands are slotted, not solid. They were part of the stock when the motorcycle shop changed owners some years back, and the guys there didn't know what they were for, and there were no hanger brackets. I saw a guy on here selling a set exactly the same a couple of weeks ago, and an original alloy set ( A08, B08 ) and someone said they also fit 900 SS's. So I went and made the shop an offer, and walked out the door with them under my arm for AUD$400 cash I got a set of 851 hangers from Ducparts-de, but they don't fit the 900, so it looks like the Termis may go on the SP3, what a shame that'll be.......

    A couple of questions about originallity if I may. Did SP3's have the lower hugger that bolts to the bottom of the swingarm? I see them advertised for 851/888, but is that Strada's only or SP's as well?? Every pic I've seen doesn't have it, except for that one for sale in the US ( SP3 in US thread )from that old guy selling his collection. His has that lower hugger fitted.

    Also did SP3's originally come with the rubber edging on the windscreen? Some have it some don't? Mine doesn't have it, but I think they look better with it - where can I get the correct edging??

    I'm excited like a fat kid at the candy store waiting for this bike!!!

    Thanks for reading my dribble, Andrew.

    PS: maximum rep for anyone who knows what "JAFA" stands for - apart from Kiwis probably only Aussies might know??
    Congrats on your new addition and welcome. Answers I can give from ownership of an as-new example are:

    - no lower hugger and I've never seen any others with one either (whatever that's worth)
    - screen edging was/is on mine. again, not seen another without.
    - source for edging? I'll measure it up and see what I can find. Might take a few days before I get to it.
    - lots of pics upon arrival!
    1991 851 SP3SSSP
    1966 250 Monza
    1999 Moster 900 City (not so much City anymore)

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    Hi all,

    Just a quick post to say hello.

    I have recently got my interest back for Ducatis after being distracted with race rep two strokes for a few years.

    I always wanted an 888 back in the day but they were a bit rich for me so 20 years on I have got the chance to live the dream.

    I picked up a near mint 10k miles 94 Strada. This looks and is as fresh as the day it left the factory. I was actualy looking for and SP4 or 5 but couldnt pass the Strada up as it is so original.

    I have also just bought a late 851 which looks quite nice but havnt picked it up yet. This I have plans for as I want a track only bike and like race replicas, so this may be the basis for that project. It can keep the Lawson, Spencer, and Roberts reps company in the garage.

    Cheers

    Russ

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    Welcome to the Forum Russ!

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