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posted 7/31/2019
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1980 Ducati 900 SS For Sale

Frame #: DM860SS 08916X
Motor #: DM860 08963X

History:
Believed bought new in 1980 by Don Bartram, Warren, Ohio to be raced in the 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges, 8/2-8/3/80. Completed the most laps but finished 3rd due to penalty. Riders were Jonathan K. White of Cincinnati, Ohio, AMA # 304600, John Samways, Frank Mrazek, and Steve Pearce. This was the Group 4 Racing team, (partially sponsored by Bob Tullius of Group 44 Racing) and was bike #4. Bike can be seen in minute 27:49 and finishing the race at 2:08:49 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYeeryC6GiU

1981-2007: Jack Naughton, Chicago, Ill. Motor rebuilt with Woods Bros. Stage II tune.
2007-Current: Windsor Owens, SF, Ca. Bike received from Jack Naughton with 21,092 miles. Current mileage: 27, 8XX


Jon White @ turn 4, Nelson Ledges, 8/2-8/3 (Photo: JT Hoagland)


Condition:
In the last ~7k miles the following has been done:
• Full crank-up motor rebuild by Karl Engellener @ MMS, converted to right side shift, new clutch, maintained as-received Woods Bros. Stage II state of tune. Motor now returned to OE left side shift.
• New MMS Hydraulic clutch kit (OE parts included with sale)
• New wheel bearings
• New swing arm spindle & bushings (Syds)
• New Ikon shocks (set for 220# rider)
• New Silent Hektik ignition
• Rebuilt forks with progressive springs (220# rider)
• Frame & bodywork paint (DK Design & Underground Colors, SF; bodywork newly installed, only used for last ~ 100 miles, excellent condition, Frame paint very good, minor chips)
• Rebuilt OE shaved brake calipers & front master cylinder
• New brake lines
• New regulator & ST2 Alternator
• Rebuilt carbs (Dellorto 40mm)
• Contis (seamed)
• Original paint FPS wheels (very good condition)
• New cables
• New Chain & sprockets
• New rear wheel cush drive & sprocket carrier bolts
• New ignition switch
• New speed-o drive
• New rubber components (grips, tank & fender mounts, gauge cups, fuel lines, etc.)
   o New rubber seat trim available (not installed)
• Bike serviced by myself and DK Design
• Oil & filter changed every ~2500 miles or less
• Original tool kit and some spares/OE parts included
   o Factory Parts manual
   o Clymer manual
   o OE air filter bodies & rubbers
   o NOS K&N OE air filter element
   o Used pistons from last rebuild
   o Used OE engine fasteners
   o Used OE swing arm spindle
   o Used OE Bosch Ignition
   o Used OE Stator
   o Complete OE clutch actuation setup with cable
   o Used OE regulator
• All lights (except some dash lights) & horn work
• Service records back to 2007

3 owner bike, known ownership history from new. Very interesting race history, a 900SS that was used for what it was designed for. Full Service records back to 2007. Routine services done by owner and DK Design. Bike runs great, only selling because I don’t ride it enough and I need the $ to pay for house repairs. Needs tires (front tire wear level OK, but newly installed front fender rubbed tire initially; rear tire near to wear bars). Front signal stalk chrome is pitted, all other chrome in good shape. Bike is very clean and in very good shape. It is an excellent bike for someone who wants to ride their beveldrive and not worry about putting miles on a Classic.

You get the bike as you see above, and it is sold “As Is/Where Is”, with a Clear California title and current registration in Owner’s name. No warranty expressed or implied.

TERMS:
Asking $24,000 USD

CASH or your bank can provide me with a cashiers check. If you are an international buyer and/or unable to come see this bike in person, a (non-refundable) $1000 deposit via PayPal followed by a bank to bank transfer to Owner’s bank account for the remaining amount due. Buyer to arrange shipping. When I bought the bike 12 years ago, I used Forward Air for shipping and was happy with their service.

Contact info: 415-225-9417; windsowens@gmail.com

Bike is located in San Francisco, Ca.

 

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