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Old 12-Oct-2006, 02:22 PM
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what 888 bits are out there

hi,I am new to this site so here goes.
i have a mint superlight that is for nice days but i have just got a rough 888 strada and i intend to change some things because it is not a sp i feel happy about doing some changes to the bike ,single seat shocks paint etc but i was wondering what bits are out there? it will be a long winter project and probily some of the summer as well !! cheers
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Old 12-Oct-2006, 04:39 PM
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Most parts are still available from "specialists",more so than Ducati.Genuine single seats are rare,plenty of copies available,Ricambi Weiss do a quality job for 79 Euros.Rear shocks can be had new or rebuilt (Maxton).Fairing panels available new (Germany),nose/headlight section rare.Genuine SP exhausts rare,Sil Moto amongst others still available.The only parts Ive wanted and cant find so far are SP type footrests.
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Old 12-Oct-2006, 08:04 PM
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thanks for the reply i am still not sure as to what parts i wil req for this project as i am overseas and the bike was finaly delivered one week late by the worst delivary company you could use and because of this i have not had a good look over the bike. if anybody has any tips on 888 upgrades let me know ta.
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Old 12-Oct-2006, 08:27 PM
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Hi, Check out the thread on 888 questions, there should be enough there to be going on with! Then go back through the 888/851 threads, loads of things to think about there! Some of the best info' on the web.
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I'm not a DSC member, but have been heard to sing the praises of this board to anyone who is looking to find out what's what!!!!

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Old 12-Oct-2006, 09:03 PM
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thanks i have found this site to be full of good info as you say.
is it possible to weld the strada seat hump up and fill and paint it to look like the sp this would save all the hassel of fitting a aftermarket one
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Old 12-Oct-2006, 10:15 PM
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thanks i have found this site to be full of good info as you say.
is it possible to weld the strada seat hump up and fill and paint it to look like the sp this would save all the hassel of fitting a aftermarket one

I asked the same question myself,the answer was no.The material isnt the easiest to weld,plus the time to blend the pillion cover in,theres a hole to be filled where the pillion seat pad would have been,etc etc.Its easier to buy another seat unit,The Ricambi seat was no real problem to fit.
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