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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question so i bought it guys!

now i have a question for you knowledged guys out there..

ive never owned a carbureautor (sp) bike before.. but it seems like the power loses before it reaches its redline, (owner had a tach put in), at about 7, sounds like it sputters or something alittle. its not bad, bike rides great.. it is a 96 m900 desmoduo something.. something..

so anyhow, im worried about the valves, its a six year old bike and has 12,400, im pretty sure the valves have been serviced waiting on an asnwer fromt he guy i bought it from, i forgot what he told me originally, but do you guys think you know y it may do this? it has carbon slip ons, and a dynojet stage II kit..wit a 2 up sprocket on the rear.. other than that, performaance wise its stock.

i was at ducatitech t check out some specs, but i m still not sure what model i have, i know the front forks arent adjustable, and i cant tell what the rear shock is..

maybe you guys can help..i plan on keeping this bike for a long time, but if it gives mea lot of problems. i'll let it go..

also, can you guys give me an idea powerwise what i can compare this to? im in limbo as to what i think, because im not sure how it feels..

im used to inlines, and i can feel the more torquiness (sp), while riding, but i got the impression of super mad wheelies, if you give it too much gas?

thanks for all your info guys.

buying? needa refinance?? call me..
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Just make sure the timing belts have been changed. The two valves don't seem to give too much grief. As for the torque, wheelies shouldn't be a problem. Unless by problem you mean "why won't the front tire stay on the ground?"

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Congrats on the new ride...I'm hopefully acquiring my own Ducati (a '93 900SS) later on this month or early next.

As for the carburetion, it may need a bit of fine-tuning. Generally a Dynojet stage II kit is for full-exhaust's overkill with just slipons where shimming the needles is usually sufficient. You may be running somewhat rich. If you want super mad wheelies, get a nice aftermarket full exhaust and install a set of FCR41 carbs.

If you're in any way uncertain about the status of the valvetrain/timing belts, have a knowledgeable Ducati tech look into it. Costs money, but it's much better than having something nasty happen. I tend not to trust previous owner's words on maintenance, unless I know them personally. Better safe than sorry, it's no Honda, and doesn't tolerate or deserve neglect or poor maintenance (neither do Hondas, but they are often much more forgiving of such than a Duc).
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