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    Default 900ss buying advice por favor

    Hi there,
    Giving serious consideration to buying a '96 900ss. I'm based in Dublin and the machine I am negotiating on is in Holland. The dream synario is flying over and riding home. Hoping the dream does not turn sour of course. Dealer is selling on behalf of a customer. Motorcycle looks superbly clean and comes fitted with Bos exhausts. What do I need to know? Clutch good, belts, valves and battery included in the deal. 50 thou Kms on the clock. Will be quite the change from my K75 bmw.

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    Bobby

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    make sure the frame's not cracked.
    Brad The Bike Boy

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    You should also check if the alloy swingarm is not cracked. A recurrent problem on the SS carbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad black View Post
    make sure the frame's not cracked.
    It'll be around the headstock area, quite often where the Ducati plate has been riveted.
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    Cylinder head studs break, and if they haven't been done they will need done!
    Or you could buy my 95 carb model that hasn't been on the road for 9yrs! I've owned it since 96 it's a uk bike with genuine 23800 miles it will need tyres and a battery, I've been told I've to many bikes and"what are you keeping that for sure you don't ride it!"
    Oh yeah! Shorter ride from Belfast to Dublin! Think of the savings

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    How much ?


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