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Old 18-Oct-2006, 04:11 PM
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888 in MCN

Just spotted an 888 for sale in MCN SP5 looking 3400. Anybody we know selling it?
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Old 18-Oct-2006, 04:44 PM
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No way - not a real one anyway.
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Old 19-Oct-2006, 10:24 AM
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I saw that too. Advert doesn't say it's an SP5 though. '94 888 (with white No boards added) with 19k miles. Just had full service with new belts, c+s, tyres.

It's not me selling it by the way.
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Old 19-Oct-2006, 11:55 AM
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Depends what location it's in. I haven't checked out the ad yet but I know that one of Fordie's work colleagues (works at Luton Airport, so must be somewhere around there) has got an SP lookalike for sale that has recently had all that work done and was looking for that sort of price.

Whatever, it looks like a right bargain for somebody even if it's a Strada

Fordie posted about it a while back...might be worth a search to see if the two add up


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Old 19-Oct-2006, 12:59 PM
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Yep, checked the ad now. 01462 is a Hitchin sort of area code, so it could be the same bike that Fordie posted about.

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/sh...ad.php?t=34349


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Old 20-Oct-2006, 12:06 PM
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might be my bike

hi guys i am still new to this site, so far i like what i see. i think that is the bike i bought it is not a sp but a strada, dose anyone know any history on it? PS have you seen the new race pipes in ebay for 851/888 do you think thay are any good.
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Old 20-Oct-2006, 12:56 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DUCATI-851-888...QQcmdZViewItem
There good at the start price!......
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Old 20-Oct-2006, 01:01 PM
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Only 45mm - worth the bother?
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Old 20-Oct-2006, 01:22 PM
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hi guys i am still new to this site, so far i like what i see. i think that is the bike i bought it is not a sp but a strada, dose anyone know any history on it? PS have you seen the new race pipes in ebay for 851/888 do you think thay are any good.

If you buy them I'll have to kill you...cos I can't afford them

If they stay at the start price they're a good buy, but I doubt that they will.

According to this thread http://www.moto-one.com.au/performance/888st4ex.html it seems that 45mm systems are pretty good on Desmoquattro engines, the 50mm system it was tested against didn't offer any advantage. Mind you, these were ST4 and Ducati Performance ST4 headers and Brad Black considers the ST4 headers (45mm) about the best value performance exhaust short of the more expensive 'spaghetti' systems.

Since the Sil system is a 45mm spaghetti, it should be pretty good I would say and pretty good in the bling stakes as well.

Damn...why have the kids grown up so that i can't raid the piggy bank anymore?


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Only 45mm - worth the bother?

Hi, should work ok on a standard or mildly tuned motor, but probably to restrictive for a 'Hot' 926/955/984 race cam motor, shame it isn't a 50mm system, as it looks quite well made.
Steve Robins s.w.
p.s. many years ago John Hacket told me that 50mm headers were the way to go. Brad at moto-one has been very helpfull via e-mail to me in the past, but some of the info he's given me has later turned out to be not quite right for my home tuned bike.

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