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Old 13-Jan-2006, 06:07 PM
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Help needed in 2nd hand purchase 999 R

in my search for a 2005 999R I found the following bike in Germany:

a ducati dealer is selling a 2005 R with 2.000 miles only for a guy that has been racing. Price is reasonable.
Problems: apparently, the bike had an engine failure and the ducati dealer has changed the pistons, cilinders and the cramshaft under warranty.
Is this a normal failure with such a low mileage?
What kind of driving can produce that?.
What kind of questions or things should I check in the bike to have peace of mind in the future?

The dealer says the engine now is even better than brand new from factory

He says fitting a 57mm termi system will burn the lower fairing and is very loud and tricky to fit...
Thanks for the help
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Old 13-Jan-2006, 06:12 PM
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Id leave it and get one thats been looked after, theres plenty around
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Old 13-Jan-2006, 06:18 PM
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He says fitting a 57mm termi system will burn the lower fairing and is very loud and tricky to fit...
Thanks for the help

mine has a 54 fitted and it burnt through 2 sets of fairings.
both a 54 and 57 are fine if fitted correctly. mine wasnt initially but it is fine now it has been doe by a dealer who knows what they are doing.

i would leave the bike unless it comes with a ducati warranty for the new engine. even then i would look around first .
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Old 13-Jan-2006, 11:00 PM
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sorry i might be a bit thick but !!! "sellin a bike for a bloke thats been racin " says it all to me

my answers to your questions (my opinion only )

is it normal for mileage ? yes if racing

what type of riding can produce this ? read above

but then again whats a reasonable price ? i mean i would give him 5k for it
i think thats reasonable
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Old 13-Jan-2006, 11:09 PM
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Not wanting to contradict anyone, but, if you can get some sort of warranty and pay about half market price .... buy it.
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Old 14-Jan-2006, 12:31 AM
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I agree with carbon...and as its a 2005 model it will still be under warranty and you will be able to purchase a further years warranty from any official Ducati dealer taking it to 3yrs.....Or there is a feckin top S4 for sale in market place!!!!!
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Old 14-Jan-2006, 01:56 AM
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hey boyz just my opinion all i,m thinkin is if the guy race,s wot engine are you really gettin sorry for being a downer , the deal might be mint !!!
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Old 14-Jan-2006, 10:17 AM
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Italia moto in lincoln had a new 04 model for 14500 ish why buy second hand.
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Old 14-Jan-2006, 11:33 AM
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and pay about half market price .... buy it.

This is why I said buy it, I agree it's a gamble, but, if it's very cheap it would be a gamble I would take.
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Old 14-Jan-2006, 11:59 AM
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Not wanting to contradict anyone, but, if you can get some sort of warranty and pay about half market price .... buy it.

at half market price i,d be right there with you as you say carbon , at good money it is a gamble worth takin
how much is it goin for haga
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