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My 1999 Ducati 996 project

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by robt, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Hi guys, Rob from Geelong here.
    Haven't been around here much so I thought I would share something about myself.
    Late last year I sold my Dayt 675 for something I could rebuild. I came across a repairable writeoff Ducati 996 with a bent headstock. The previous owner bought it to rebuild and never got around to doing it. He spent a lot of money on it though, buying everything needed to do the rebuild, like a near new 996sps frame from the states. The engine has done a genuine 15000ks too. It came semi assembled but I stripped it down and the frame and wheels are getting sandblasted and painted in the next week. I am also repairing all the fairings myself. I was going to get some Chinese copies but why devalue it? I need a few things like an oil cooler and stuff but I am in no hurry. Its the process more than the finished product I love. And I love being meticulous.
    I will keep updating this as progress happens.
    Anyways enjoy the pics.
    lYiOatO.
    m2HAAsn.


     
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  2. Nice project. Still love the 916/996/998 :)
     
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  3. Sounds like a fun project. Keep up the photos!
    You can't go wrong with a Tamburini Ducati. They have the most classic shape and in my opinion, handle the best of any bike! Then again, I am a bit bias!!
     
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  4. Well I had track gixxer with Ohlins etc. Then a D675. Handling is my thing. Can't wait to hear the open pipes.
     
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  5. If handling is your thing, sounds like you need to put Ohlins on your 996 as well. They do come up on ebay at the right price every now and again - particularly from the USA.
    The Ohlins do improve the handling.
     
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  6. Great bike. Great project. Like your garage setup as well;-)

    cheers
    ian
     
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  7. Looking good! Good shed setup too, nicely laid out.
     
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  8. Cheers. Wheels stripped. I found gold under black. Spraying gold again.
     

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  9. IMAG0213. Wheels painted :)
     
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  10. Nice project. How are you going to go about with the headstock? Or is this project going to be track spec only?
     
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  11. I've got a spare frame. I'm going to get it a new vin. Gotta get it certified by an engineer.
     
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  12. Frame is nice. How do you go about getting a new VIN etc?
     
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  13. VIN will be like this:
    Light vehiclesA Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme (VASS) certificate from a recognised VicRoads Vehicle Assessment Signatory and a VicRoads inspection and a weighbridge certificate is required if the body of the light vehicle has changed or a replacement frame has been issued for motorcycle or chasis replacement on a vehicle that has a separate chassis. A Change of Description form must also be completed.

    Due to it being un-modified and with a receipt I can get it registered.
     
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  14. #15 robt, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
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  15. Its been a while but I've finished my 996. It started first time.
    WP_20150613_11_19_37_Pro.
     

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  16. I just need a couple of mirrors and its done.
    2015-05-02 16.09.38. 20150502_140206-01.
     
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  17. Wonderful.
     
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  18. Very tidy. What was the cost of the VIN / Engineers report in the end? Any problems?
     
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  19. Its not registered yet but will be around 2k. Considering I spent under 1k to rebuild it it's not too bad.
     
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