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Old 20-May-2009, 03:40 PM
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ST3 buying

There is a 2008 ST3 for sale just up the road from me at Reading (no one here by chance?) that Id like to go see. Any advice on the bike as its one of the last ST3's out there. I think its all standard with panniers as well, and only showing 1600 miles.
I seem to remember a Ducati re-call on early 3's because off one of the valve springs, but dont know if this bike would have been effected by that or any other recalls out there.
I asume Ducati preety much nailed it on this bike and there should be no known problems?

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Old 20-May-2009, 07:48 PM
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If it has a performance exhaust check for back firing when rolling off the throttle.
Leaking fuel tank in the weld underneath. Mine is an 06 st3s previously i had a st4 both had the same problem.
Check the ride height adjuster adjusts ok these sieze and they are a tw@t to free!
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Old 21-May-2009, 01:33 AM
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2008 ?
I'd be asking which model year it actually is, as they weren't made in 08. I think 06 was the last model year.

If its done that few miles it should have no problems at all.
Sounds like a great buy
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Old 21-May-2009, 10:24 AM
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How many variations were there?

ST3
ST3 S
ST3 S ABS

Is this right? What was the difference between the S and non S models ?

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Old 21-May-2009, 12:38 PM
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Mine is a standard ST3. Its a cracking bike.
I thought there was only the ST3 or ST3ABS, which has the Ohlins suspension with remote preload adjustment at the back, fully adjustable at the front, but with ABS which I'm not keen on.
I'd like the adjustable rear preload for mine. its a right pain trying to adjust the standard one. I tend to leave it set for two up which is too firm then for me when I'm out solo.

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Old 21-May-2009, 01:09 PM
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This is the only recall I can find for the ST3


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Vehicle DetailsReference :RM/2004/011
Manufacturer Ref : Make DUCATIModel :ST3, ST4S & ST4S-ABS.
Launch Date :09/06/2004
Numbers Involved :79
Build Start Date :01/01/2003
Build End Date : 02/06/2004
Recall DetailsConcern :RISK OF FIRE Description :The Air Box Breather Hose routing may lead to it touching the Exhaust Pipe. This would then constitute a potential fire hazard and make the machine dangerous to ride

Remedial Action :Recall affected machines and shorten Air Box Breather Hose.

Vehicle Id :ZDMS300AA3B000001 to ZDMS300AA4B001643
ZDMS301AA3B000046 to ZDMS301AA4B001815
ZDMS301AA3B000002 to ZDMS301AA4B001913

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Old 21-May-2009, 01:23 PM
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I phoned this morning and its sold already. Not sure how long it was up for sale, but somebody still wants them !
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Old 21-May-2009, 02:12 PM
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PBPB,
the st3s had the ohlins when it came out, but not abs as far as I am aware.
I test rode a 3s in 2004 and it definitely didn't have abs then.

It seems that when they droped the 4s and 4s abs from the range (in 2007?)the 3s gained abs.
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Old 21-May-2009, 02:47 PM
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The ST4s and ST4s ABS were discontinued from 2005 and the ST3s / ST3s ABS from 2007.
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The ST4s and ST4s ABS were discontinued from 2005 and the ST3s / ST3s ABS from 2007.

A sad day for us ST fans................
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