Buying secondhand
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Author:  rga steve [ Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Buying secondhand

Hi all.
Hope everyone is staying safe out there.
Probably been discussed before.
Looking for any advice and what to look for when buying a secondhand 906.
Owned a 750 sport many years ago and now laverdas do not new to bikes.
Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.
Living in the uk and I have seen one with kph clocks. Has this one been imported.

Author:  Kmamac [ Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buying secondhand

Hi Steve, welcome to the forum. There does seem to be a big difference in prices, some in dealers want four or five thousand. However, they never seem to sell! I paid about a grand for a non runner 2 or three years ago. There’s not a grea5 demand for them so you should get a decent price between 1 and 4 I guess!,!,
WRT this forum it is very rare that a topic or question has not already been answered! Search and you will find. When about are you?
Keith MM in SE London

Author:  Jorian [ Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buying secondhand

One aspect that should keep prices down as time goes on, is that certain semi-durable parts are no longer available to buy new.
Things like the radiator hose set, a complex structure that's not easy to replicate, and the tail light lens.
Some of the fun/challenge of keeping nice old bikes going is to find work-arounds or doing good detective work to find parts, if that's your cup of tea.
Ironically, worn but serviceable parts can be very expensive.

Author:  JWilliam [ Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buying secondhand

Non runners can be almost a basket case but in the case of Ducati they are usually a reasonable project. The only thing that affects an old bike is where it has been kept. Outside? Any motorcycle will only put up with that for a year or two before major damage sets in. If it is actually running with paperwork its a safe bet.

Author:  paso750 [ Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buying secondhand

I've tried to make something like a checklist/buyer's guide a longer while ago. You find it here:


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