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Old 28-Feb-2013, 10:05 PM
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Frame question help please.

I have just bought a Ducati frame as well as other bits to build up a hybrid bike.
Im a Ducati virgin but I think the frame, which I have to apply for the v5 is a 916.
Numbers on headstock look unmolested but a few digits are hard to read because of rust (its not in the best condition).

Numbers read ZDM9--S * 00xxxx * Where the two -- is very difficult to see thought it was 00 but could be 16. The xxxx are clearly visable just for security.
As I say I think this is a 916 (or could it be an SS frame) so should the -- read 16, would that make sense. Or could anyone point me to where I could find out so I can apply for v5. Thanks
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Old 01-Mar-2013, 05:30 AM
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My 996 has 748 in the big number because that was the original bike. I think yours will have to be either 748 916 996 or 998? Sometimes if you shine a torch on the number at angle while in the dark it can give you a better reading.
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Old 01-Mar-2013, 11:53 AM
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Thanks dunlop, Ill go have another look. Use a magnifying glass, its just those 2 digits cant make out.
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Old 01-Mar-2013, 01:56 PM
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Examples

http://www.therevcounter.co.uk/uk-mo...lp-please.html

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19163/lot/428/

http://classiccars.brightwells.com/v...ls.php?id=2790

(Think the last one could be a typo 5 for S)

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Old 01-Mar-2013, 10:50 PM
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Thanks for the links. Just spent two hours trying to read those digits, they still look like 00 to me. Taken pictures and blown them up but hasn't helped really.

http://jpegbay.com/gallery/001389524-6.html#6

These look exactly like mine, same No. of digits same format much clearer.
Anyone have a No. for Ducati UK importers so I can contact them.
Thanks.
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Old 01-Mar-2013, 10:54 PM
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photos are of a 600 Monster frame

Do you have a pic of your frame
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Old 02-Mar-2013, 08:49 AM
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The link was for the style and amount of digits (13) in the vin, the frame is different to mine. I'm sure mines a 916 style with detachable sub frame, its not the 2 valve SS, Monster style frame those 2 digits which look like 00 don't add up though.

ZDM9--S*

Its really difficult to see,the clutch lines been rubbing on the headstock, with a bit of rust right on those 2 digits. Ill take some pics of it later if I can get over there.
Beginning to think I should have stuck with a Bros, but I like the idea of an air cooled 2 valve.


Any joy on Ducati UK Tel. No. Thanks

Forgot to ask is there anywhere else on the frame where nos. might be.
There is a silver sticker on the left side frame tube which runs vertically down towards foot pegs, but anything that was on there has worn off.,

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Old 02-Mar-2013, 09:10 AM
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If you look through the registry there are quite a few starting ZDM916S

http://micapeak.com/reg/view2/916/all/2/25/YYYYYYY/
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Old 02-Mar-2013, 01:52 PM
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Vin Nos. This is the clearest picture I've got, looks like zeros
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Old 02-Mar-2013, 04:13 PM
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Looks like ZDM 900 to me.... The zero's are crossed thru so they don't look like O's.
Not sure how far back VIN check looks back on my system. Pm me your last six numbers...the 0014-- number in the photo and I'll check.


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