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I have a chance to buy a 2000 duc 996 with 2500 miles for $11000 it is mint with know problems
1)is this a good price? i think it is buti dont know duc's all that well
2) is there any thing i should look for or know

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I have never owned one but have talked to alot of people that have. From what I have gathered, they are maintenance intensive and not very comfortable for extended trips. However, just about all the owners loved them for what they are intended to do: sportriding. Nothing like the sound of a Duc either. I'm dying to ride one but the price is a little steep for my wallet. If you get it, wanna ride my ZX-12 for a while while I try your Duc?
 

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year 2000 996's usually go for about 10k-11k right now, I don't care what KBB says. But with this one having such low mileage I would have to say its a great deal. Ask yourself this though greg, if you never really rode the R1 do to the uncomfortable riding position how often do you think you would ride a 996?

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for the record I love the 996, probably the most exciting bike I've riden.
 

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cook mabee the bike is not for me. mabee aprila is getting tired of the bandito and wants to step up:p
i am just thinking about it. if it is a good deal i may do it.
someone wants to buy the buell and i should make a few bucks.
as soon as i sell it and have only one bike the turbo bike will brake so i need 2 bikes.
 

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i say get it, so we can trade up when on rides. ;)



Riding a well sorted out 996 on a brisk sunday morning is a religious experience beyond what you can get at church.
 

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turbospeedIII said:
I told april her ass will look great on it;)

and i have a religious experince every time i ride the triple
if you are seriously considering letting her ride it, be sure to bear in mind the infamous lever pull(stiff). You need to be Popeye.
 

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Just face it you really want a busa. Oh and the thing about arils ass looking good on it. I will really need some pics to properly comment on that :twofinger :twofinger :twofinger :twofinger
 

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Shoot a PM to Kevin 996. He own a 2000 996. He was knd enough ot swap bikes wiht a couple of us this weekend. It was a sweet ride. My overall impression... it made me fee llike more of a man. IT's just a big bad hairly gorilla of a motorcycle. It handles great and is really quite smooth. Wonderful sounds at any speed. Th elow position too ka few miles ot get used to but didn't bother my wrists too much because it's fairly stretched out. Just keep it over 90 where it likes it and you'll never notice.

This bike is so fast and geared so high, 50 mph feel like you're crawling.
 

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Th elow position too ka few miles ot get used to but didn't bother my wrists too much because it's fairly stretched out. Just keep it over 90 where it likes it and you'll never notice.

This bike is so fast and geared so high, 50 mph feel like you're crawling.
Mike, have you been hanging around with Ken lately or something?:laughing :twofinger

996 bike good, go vroom vroom, good to women pick in Minske...hey I aint Russian, wtf? I think this board has an anti-grammer and anti-spelling feature built in to it:laughing

I rode a 996 for a while, great bike, a little committed in the riding position dept, but dont let that scare you...I know a guy with 30K on his 2000, so I guess you can use it as a long distance bike.
 

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I think 11k is fair. MCC had a 99 with 6k between 10.5-11(that was sitting on the lot for a while)
maintence every 6K valve ajustment $400 clutch plates $150
i would plan on doing that 6-10k.
The rocker arm chrome flaking issue. once out of warranty can cost $100-200 a peice(i've heard some dealers have repaired under defect warranty). I had two replaced at 18k and 1 at 24k under warranty(2yr). If you want to go to the best service dept. in the area you'll be going to corsesuperbikes HMC ducati in milwaukee.

The bike doesn't like to sit in traffic it will overheat and boil, thats when the coolant overflow will crack(known recall). i've had mine replaced 3 times.

They do have a haynes manual for the 9x6 bikes.


You've gotta want it and not listen to anyone else, because all you're gonna hear is the Maint co$t and its uncomfortable,

i wish the dealer would go off that KBB figure and even a little less for my 30k mi duc.:p
 

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If you want to go to the best service dept. in the area you'll be going to corsesuperbikes HMC ducati in milwaukee.
That dealer rocks, their prices for bikes is a little on the high side, but Karen and I stopped in there on Saturday and man those guys know how to treat a customer.

Didn't even buy my bike from them and they are chasing down a tank bag for me it's under $200 and there are still two people working on it, and I have their names! Of course they wanted about $4k more for a Futura than what I paid.
 

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I called them to get a new oil cooler. they are ordering it and having it arrive to them next day. The others told me 5-7 bus. days. looks like i will be ready for the track, assuming i don't F 'it up.
 
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