1980 SD900 Darmah
~ SOLD ~
posted 10/20/2012 - sold 11-3-2012
FOR SALE ~ 1980
the bike in 2004 unrestored and complete with 7400 miles
showing. After changing fluids, filters etc and replacing tires
and tubes I rode the bike locally and found out why it had so
few miles. Oil leaked out of the countershaft area aggressively
and was flung everywhere by the chain. I replaced the o-rings
but that didn't help. It seems the sealed bearing that supports
the sprocket end of the countershaft, wasn't. The two Bevel
Ducati experts I related the problem to, had no explanation as
to how the bearing became un-sealed. The factory seal was still
on the motor so it hadn't been repaired with a substandard part
and the only way to make it right was to disassemble the
Fortunately, I had access to the late Ed La Cruz in Reno and he
replaced the bearing and confirmed the lack of wear on the rest
of the motor. He also installed a Surflex clutch and bumped the
bore to 883cc.
bike is leak-free and runs beautifully.
indicator lights, turn signals work as new. The seat has been
rebuilt with modern foam and really is comfortable. It is a
great rider that looks and sound terrific but still has the
patina of a 32 year old Ducati.
is located in the Sacramento area of California only a short 100
miles from Bevel Heaven.
Shipping available door to door w/in lower 48
states for ~ $603 through Bevel Heaven