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Problems with a Ducati ST4?

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ST4 is a wonderful bike. There are that you really need to out on before buying a Ducati.

Was the bike garaged or kept Rarely will you hear one being parked outside for life, but it DOES happen, and wear is rough on a bike,

— What are the conditions of the and forks? Is there ANY seeping at all from them? If there is need rebuilt. You can expect forks and shock to last a or two tops before they and affect performance.

They’re also not cheap to

— Belts. On a ducati every 2-3 years should be Interference engines 180%, skimp on these. If the owner know when they changed, you should have changed asap.

— adjustments — will to be checked every 6000 and depending on the condition of the shims and the holding everything in place, adjusted. Either way, if you do it yourself, guess where bike gets to go every miles, that’s right, to a

— Tires for decent will set you back about for a rear, and $125-180 for a front on your taste of tires and 160/170 is a common size for

— The dry clutch actually quite a while. I’ve put 10,000 miles since my own of MY Ducati and the clutch still awesome as ever. No issues.

will actually slip and cool better if the dry clutch is (which you’ll find is a very common modification to be but makes it loud as hell).

Frame condition — on the 90s especially late 90s, as the ST4 and the SS models, if they sat in any place happened to be prone to any weird and salt, keep an eye on the frame. If you see ANY any issues with the frame or any paint worn off with anything, skip on this The integrity of these style of frames are insanely important.

Also keep an eye on the battery Some owners let the hoses of the go loose and acid sometimes over off the battery and onto the causing corrosion.

— condition — Check the as the frame, make sure in fabulous condition. No pitting, no corrosion, etc.

— basics include how does it Does it start okay? okay? Does it struggle to Have any electrical issues?

Ducati ST4

— Electrics — a few plugs randomly on the bike, the plug wire off and check for and also maybe one off of a blinker and see if is corrosion. If you see any it’s a good you’ll be facing wiring down the road. And let me tell Ducati makes fabulous but good god they are a headache to on with wiring. You’ll be latin and italian soon :) (no

You can expect a valve adjustment and to run you about $800 at a dealer, more depending on labor + It’s not cheap. Tires + Random stuff here and Hell, I even remember my sidestand bolt fell off for my stand on my SS, the part + shipping the motherland ended up being $30 for a

If that’s any consolation to you.

If is not an issue and it makes you happy, go for it, but everything above. As people in the hobby will say A cheap will be the most expensive you will ever buy. the can be said for a Ducati motorcycle. skimp, buy one in great shape 😉

Many miles on Ducati on many many models, and own and my own.

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