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Old 01-15-2017, 02:59 PM
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Loved my 996 yellow monoposto....unfortunately I broke it and me in half against the side of a Subaru driven by a confused new driver. Ive had several bikes and still have an RG500 Gamma....Would highly recommend the 996...do the single injector chip mod, put better pipes on it and have fun. Mine with stock guts but the mods I mentioned did 118rwhp...more than enough to kill you and it sounds incredible. The Matrix movie actually had some pretty realistic sounds for this type of machine (yeah, it was a 998 but sounds the same). I believe these will be collectible as there were some pretty cool versions produced and guys like me wreck them
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:50 AM
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I sold both my 1992 900SS and my 1994 916 two years ago. I'm getting another 900SS, because I really miss it. It was such an easy, torque-y drive. The 916 is maybe the most beautiful sport bike ever penned, but its a killer to drive. Hurt my wrists and arms so much. The 916 Varese-built early bikes with the gold fairing fasteners are the most collectible of the series. Not the 996's.

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Old 02-03-2017, 11:33 AM
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I'm getting another 900SS, because I really miss it.
These words are really easy to find repeated all over the internet. It is such a well rounded joy to drive. The ergos are right on the money for the sensible older rider. Not a complete joy to drive in stop and go but what fun machine is? Medium traffic to open highway it is as good as anything. Simple to work on. I sure love mine!!
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:43 PM
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These words are really easy to find repeated all over the internet. It is such a well rounded joy to drive. The ergos are right on the money for the sensible older rider. Not a complete joy to drive in stop and go but what fun machine is? Medium traffic to open highway it is as good as anything. Simple to work on. I sure love mine!!
That's a real beauty! Spectacular photography too.
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Old 02-03-2017, 03:16 PM
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Thanks Wade. I need to re-do that driveway shot since I have recently added an Ohlins rear shock. They are a nice bit of beauty in themselves and really stand out. I had some fun with my camera that day!
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:56 PM
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My first Ducati was a 95 900SS/SP. Like a knucklehead I totaled it a few months later and got a 748. Been thinking of another SP because of it being so much more comfortable than the 748 and just as beautiful, in a different way.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:34 PM
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My first bike was a 1998 748. It was on display up here in New England back when Yankee Candle had a car museum. It was giving me some electrical problems, so I simply got fed up and traded it in for an 1100S 2009 Hypermotard. At about that time, I was personally starting to notice substantial texting while driving, and I wasn't comfortable riding anymore. But I keep a 99 Monster Cromo and the Hypermotard (178 kilometers) charged and ready in case I change my mind! But getting rid of the 748 was pure bonehead on my part. It was yellow and beautiful. Great bike, but gorgeous to look at.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:11 AM
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Still can't believe I sold my 998R!!!
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:25 AM
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The lesson in selling the 748 was that I know better than to sell the 328!! I'm not making that mistake again!
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:18 AM
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someone who is seriously looking for a fastidiously owned and maintained 916 should stop kicking tires and buy mine.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:57 PM
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I spotted a gorgeous 996 at GP Motorcycles in San Diego tucked in the back corner of their used cycle storage room/garage this past weekend. Less than $7k and my favorite bike they had in stock...new or used.

Here it is on their site (no affiliation): GP Motorcycles Bikes for Sale - Details
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:40 AM
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Been thinking about parting with my 2002 998 mono. I love this bike but I just don't get it out much anymore and it's a shame to see this bike just sitting in the garage. I've had many differing opinions
on what its worth and was wonder what anyone on the thread can tell me. I'm in St Louis MO. I've got the original exhaust in a box and will likely swap it out if it sells. 6,800 miles never been on a track or dropped. Totally clean and serviced meticulously. Had it out today for a spin and it still runs like it did 15 years ago.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:45 AM
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Classic or not, these bikes are terribly uncomfortable to ride. I had one in 2003. But I do agree they are great looking machines and I believe they will appreciate as time goes on.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:09 PM
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Been thinking about parting with my 2002 998 mono. I love this bike but I just don't get it out much anymore and it's a shame to see this bike just sitting in the garage. I've had many differing opinions
on what its worth and was wonder what anyone on the thread can tell me. I'm in St Louis MO. I've got the original exhaust in a box and will likely swap it out if it sells. 6,800 miles never been on a track or dropped. Totally clean and serviced meticulously. Had it out today for a spin and it still runs like it did 15 years ago.
I would ask $8k and expect to get no less than $7k.

As you know there is a distinct riding season in MO and past labor day selling for top dollar gets more difficult.
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:36 AM
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I spotted a gorgeous 996 at GP Motorcycles in San Diego tucked in the back corner of their used cycle storage room/garage this past weekend. Less than $7k and my favorite bike they had in stock...new or used.

Here it is on their site (no affiliation): GP Motorcycles Bikes for Sale - Details
I know that bike. if you think that was nice you would really appreciate my 916. I still contemplate a sale but am too lazy to list it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:40 PM
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ok..ok...I have just listed my 916 on ebay. I had second thoughts but I need to start selling off some of the scoots

give her a look...maybe even a bid. it is an exceptional example I assure you!!!!

my seller ID is 930turbocarrera
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:46 PM
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ok..ok...I have just listed my 916 on ebay. I had second thoughts but I need to start selling off some of the scoots

give her a look...maybe even a bid. it is an exceptional example I assure you!!!!

my seller ID is 930turbocarrera
well it has gotten to $5k after only a few hours. the auction is a 10 day auction so I guess we will see if we get additional lift before crunch time? I had hoped it would bring at east $6k based on condition but we shall see.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:00 PM
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well it has gotten to $5k after only a few hours. the auction is a 10 day auction so I guess we will see if we get additional lift before crunch time? I had hoped it would bring at east $6k based on condition but we shall see.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:59 PM
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:19 PM
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well it has gotten to $5k after only a few hours. the auction is a 10 day auction so I guess we will see if we get additional lift before crunch time? I had hoped it would bring at east $6k based on condition but we shall see.
I paid $8K for my 996 example, with 900 miles on it.

I think you may regret it going for less than that!
GLWS!

I am now scared to drive it, and have to go find parts!
So all the mileage go on the ST3s.

The black one I flipped in Austin still has less than 1K miles...
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