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    Default Newbie here with 888 strada

    Hi all,

    First of all, all apologies for the English you're going to read below
    So, my name is Vincent, I live in the south of France and I've just bought a ducati 888 strada 1994.
    In fact, I exchanged it against a guzzi V50 monza and a bit of money.
    And then, I accessed my dream ! euh...one of my dream, i love the 916 too
    I just get one photo the day I bought it :


    Valve adjustment has only 3000km and I have to change the timing belts.
    I know how to do on a Desmodue, but not on a desmoquattro. I have to learn but it should be OK. When we love...
    I also have a 1993 M900 and a 1991 900SS which I rebuild and (try to) improve slowly but surely
    It is at this moment completely dissasembled in my garage.

    Some japanese too, a VFR 800Fi for everyday riding ans an old 500 four fully redone.
    See you
    Vincent

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    Welcome Vincent. Your English is good, better than some who speak it as their only language.

    You have a nice collection of bikes there, hope you enjoy your 888
    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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    Thank you jafa.
    I've just tried the 888 the day I bought it, but as timing belts must be changed, I don't want to take the risk.
    I just need to find a couple of hours to do it, and with two little children, it's not the easiest thing to find

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    Welcome to the forum Vincent...
    That is a nice looking 888 you have there to add to your collection
    I visited Toulouse when my Sister lived on Rue Nicolas Louis Vauquelin for 17 years...beautiful city and some ace roads in the countryside to ride your Ducati...enjoy
    Looks like someone has their hand out wanting the key's from you...Ha!

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    This is not me on the photo, I shot the photo
    And then I removed the fairings for the transport. Since this moment, the bike didn't move anymore (around 3 weeks ago).
    I know rue Nicolas Vauquelin. This is not the better street to visit in Toulouse

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    Default Congratulations !

    Quote Originally Posted by bus View Post
    Hi all,

    First of all, all apologies for the English you're going to read below
    So, my name is Vincent, I live in the south of France and I've just bought a ducati 888 strada 1994.
    In fact, I exchanged it against a guzzi V50 monza and a bit of money.
    And then, I accessed my dream ! euh...one of my dream, i love the 916 too
    I just get one photo the day I bought it :


    Valve adjustment has only 3000km and I have to change the timing belts.
    I know how to do on a Desmodue, but not on a desmoquattro. I have to learn but it should be OK. When we love...
    I also have a 1993 M900 and a 1991 900SS which I rebuild and (try to) improve slowly but surely
    It is at this moment completely dissasembled in my garage.

    Some japanese too, a VFR 800Fi for everyday riding ans an old 500 four fully redone.
    See you
    Vincent
    Welcome, and cool purchase to join your other Ducatis - I'm sure you'll find a wealth of valuable information and knowledge from fellow 888/ 900 air cooled lovers on this forum; they seem to go together, depending what kind of ride you want.

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    Hello Vince

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    Oh BABA ? You there ?

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    Welcome, good choice of bikes.

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    Very nice! Welcome!

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