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Originally posted by James996@Jan 9 2004, 11:20 PM

Hi Shoei,

Is it accurate?Ducati parts r expensive,man.

I wanted to change the lens of my RPM meter due to some stains but was told must get a full set.I have since drop the idea. :cry:

By the way what bike r u riding? :cheeky:

 

 

 

 

 

Prodrive,

Have u got yr 996SPS aly? :lovestruck:

Hi james,

 

It's good to see this thread's still alive :thumb: . Unfortunately I haven't got my bike yet as I'm still overseas and won't be back until sometime after CNY. For now, I'm stll trying to get a feel of the market for the 916 and 996 models. So far there's one sp3 which was on the previous classifieds section asking for 17k! For that price I was thinking I might as well go for the 996 instead o_O . Anyway, I still do check back here every now and then, so lets keep this thread alive. Nice knowing you and the others here!

 

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hi

Can some moderators make this thread a sticky on on the sportsbike section.

We have suzuki,honda,kawa.,etc sticky thread for the individual make of motorcycles,i wonder if we can make this thread sticky too?

thanks :smile:

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cant help but love the ducati thing man.. bloody unique bike.. steel trellis frame, desmodromic valve management, L90 vtwin, the twin pipes, wonderful tune it sings and even the hydraulic clutch. all features combined are specifically unique to ducati, be it a monster, st2/3/4, 916, 1000ss and so on and so forth.

 

anyone whos not sampled a duke should try once and chances are u'd fall in love with it..

 

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Hi,shoei.

TLR are one of my fav bikes too.(i still of a poster of it at my bedrm wall) :smile:

Wanted to get one in 2001 but got alot of negative views of the bike.Like heavy in weight,hot air throught yr thighs when riding,etc.Brought an R1 instead.Only after 2 yrs of riding it,then change to a 996. :cheeky:

I have check out the yahoo site for ducati and find it abit boring,nt like our section here. :cheer:

I nv hear the orginal pipes before as I change it to Temins together wif the bike.Full bore sound. :lovestruck:

 

 

 

Hi,Prodrive.

Hope u can a nic one when u come back.Just keep looking.Dun be like me,brought a 2nd hand 996 over market value as that time nv check out market,conned by shop. :mad:

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hi Duke lovers...

 

i am also aiming for a Ducati 996/998

any of u guys know how much it costs for a 2nd hand one although i heard it's kinda hard to find...

maintenance is how expensive compared to japs bikes?

maybe we should have ah boy stuffs for Ducatis... :giddy:

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Shoei,

Thanks. :cheeky:

 

 

 

Hi,mika14.

It will depend on how much U love the bike.

A FP 916 will cost ard 10-14K depending on condition & accs.

A 916SPs will cost ard 18-20K depending on condition & accs.

A FT 996 will cost ard 20-23K depending on condition & accs.

A 996SPs will cost ard 23-26K depending on condition & accs.

A 998 will cost ard 23-28K depending on condition & accs.

A 998SPS heard tat only 2 in s'pore,dun kw if its true. :confused:

Maintainance is slightly higher during the servicing interval,but I find it normal for oil changes and minor servicing.

As ducati dun have chiong parts,so LL gt to use original parts.(Jap Bikes if uses orginal parts also not cheap)

How I wish tat ah boy have spares for dukes too :cheeky:

 

 

 

 

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Originally posted by James996@Jan 11 2004, 10:13 PM

Shoei,

Thanks. :cheeky:

 

 

 

Hi,mika14.

It will depend on how much U love the bike.

A FP 916 will cost ard 10-14K depending on condition & accs.

A 916SPs will cost ard 18-20K depending on condition & accs.

A FT 996 will cost ard 20-23K depending on condition & accs.

A 996SPs will cost ard 23-26K depending on condition & accs.

A 998 will cost ard 23-28K depending on condition & accs.

A 998SPS heard tat only 2 in s'pore,dun kw if its true. :confused:

Maintainance is slightly higher during the servicing interval,but I find it normal for oil changes and minor servicing.

As ducati dun have chiong parts,so LL gt to use original parts.(Jap Bikes if uses orginal parts also not cheap)

How I wish tat ah boy have spares for dukes too :cheeky:

 

 

 

 

Cheers.

wow...

 

that means a 2nd or 3rd hand Ducati is equal to a 1st hand jap class 2 bike in terms of costs...

i heard one of the most expensive servicing for Ducatis is valve clearance which have to be done every 10000km and it costs not less than S$700...

but i still like Ducatis over Jap bikes lehz...

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Originally posted by shoei@Jan 11 2004, 10:50 PM

a 998r would cost 48k

 

48k for a first hand or 2nd hand?

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Hi mika14,

My 996 will be doing tat servicing soon. :sweat:

I try nt to think abt tat and go enjoy the bike.

Its my dream to own a duke!!!! :cheer:

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Originally posted by shoei@Jan 10 2004, 10:03 PM

hi

Can some moderators make this thread a sticky on on the sportsbike section.

We have suzuki,honda,kawa.,etc sticky thread for the individual make of motorcycles,i wonder if we can make this thread sticky too?

thanks :smile:

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

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Originally posted by James996@Jan 13 2004, 03:15 AM

Hi mika14,

My 996 will be doing tat servicing soon. :sweat:

I try nt to think abt tat and go enjoy the bike.

Its my dream to own a duke!!!! :cheer:

hiz!

 

keep me updated on how's yr servicing will ya?

thanks!

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Originally posted by mika14@Jan 15 2004, 02:03 AM

hiz!

 

keep me updated on how's yr servicing will ya?

thanks!

u dun need to know much.just get ready 800 bucks.they will do a valve clearance,timing belts change and bearing change if nessecary,engine oil and plugs and filter change,checking every nuts on the torque are some major parts they do.

definally a good nice bike wash before u pay up and ride off with a torn pocket.

:nono:

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Originally posted by shoei@Jan 15 2004, 09:54 AM

u dun need to know much.just get ready 800 bucks.they will do a valve clearance,timing belts change and bearing change if nessecary,engine oil and plugs and filter change,checking every nuts on the torque are some major parts they do.

definally a good nice bike wash before u pay up and ride off with a torn pocket.

:nono:

wah lau...

 

if my monthly salary is juz ard $1K plus then it's juz killing me indirectly...

:cry:

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Originally posted by obitrok@Jan 9 2004, 08:49 PM

hey james,

ya the duke is quite a ride. power ready to abuse. i live in bedok and thats not me. i also saw another 999 just last night.

 

10k coming soon? heh heh, at 700 sweat blood man. joe is a very nice guy. they're selling stuff like k&n filters, gloves and so on. didnt see shocks or the likes for sale tho.

Hi bro,

 

saw a 999 with termis yesterday nite along ECP. Real good-looking bike. Is it U, Obitrok?

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Originally posted by obitrok@Jan 15 2004, 04:50 PM

ya, it was me.

u must have been the st4 rider

Bingo, bro

 

Couldnt tell its a 999 from my side mirror when you were coming from behind. Sorry, I didnt wave to U... hehe.. Anyway, your termis sounds softer than I thought.

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heh heh. nice looking bike u got there. what mufflers were those anyway, couldnt tell.

 

yea, wasnt loud coz i had to keep it soft ;) coz we saw two tp bikes, remember?

 

its geared very tall and i was going at 3k rpm, and it was abt 90km/h.

 

anyway, i have to say again, your st4 looks excellent and well maintained

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Originally posted by James996@Jan 13 2004, 03:15 AM

Hi mika14,

My 996 will be doing tat servicing soon. :sweat:

I try nt to think abt tat and go enjoy the bike.

Its my dream to own a duke!!!! :cheer:

Hi James,

 

Just wanted to share.... brought my ST4 for it's 20,000 km interval servicing....set me back by $1.2k plus. Definitely a hole in the pocket but the feeling thereafter when riding the bike makes it worth it. :thumb:

 

Just one comment though, I had my brake pads changed to Brembo OEM as I find them absolutely fabulous. But they are sort of on the steep side. If you know of any other alternative pads that can give as equal a performance.. you may want to change to those. Hear Carbon Lorraines are good. As I did not want to gamble, I stuck by the Brembos. Just a suggestion.

 

One last thing... I read this quote from a Ducati Owner's website:

 

"Very often the decision to own a duke is not based on hard measurables like service costs".

 

:confused: Guess we just have to think about riding and not the cost *sigh* But the thought of riding another bike besides my Duke.... Nah... I'll just bear the cost. :thumb:

 

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