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    Project bike - Ducati 1098R

    Slightly excited as my new project arrives this morning!! If you have seen my GT3 thread then you will know what to expect!!

    More details and pics to follow this afternoon however Iím turning this:

    Back into this:

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    Nice, can't beat a big twin superbike! Do these have any traction control? I considered one before buying my RC8R

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    Im in , popcorn and fizzy drinks ordered.

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    Skimmed title, expecting a sales post

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    Great. Another anti social biker on the A338 with an unnecessarily loud bike.

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    you are changing the bodywork over,or is there more to it?

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    Keep it white, looks really good and different!!!

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    Nice bike!
    Yellow and white SP colours for me, please

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    Good on you, congratulations and just a little jealous too


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    Still wish I had bought the 1098 Tricolore

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    Daytime MOT and the number plate held on with velcro. Job jobbed.

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    Aah memories...

    I had three 748s during my yoof, two BPs and an SPS. The first was written off in three days of ownership, courtesy of a lovely lady Volvo driver.

    Looking forward to your updates.

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    Awesome bike! Canít wait to see the transformation!


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    Stunning, both before and the planned look! I had a 996 SPS, something so beautiful about the Ducati.

    I look forward to more pictures!

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    Very nice - why not leave it track for the summer & get a few laps in before converting back to road Mike?

    Does it come with road fairings & lights etc?
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    Project bike - Ducati 1098R

    Hey Mike, great choice. You are following my footsteps well... 16600, 6.1GT3, and now 1098R... lol! Iíve had my 1098R over 10 years, have tracked and toured Europe with her, have blueprinted and upgraded most bits, and she remains in rude health. There is a lot that can/needs to be done to get them running as intended. Is yours one of the first homologation 500? Hereís mine




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    The 1098 is a beautiful bike.
    Good luck with the transformation

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    Thanks for all the comments guys! Mine is 2008 2 owner bike that was originally owned by the owner of Ducati Glasgow, it’s been a track bike all it’s life and has never had an MOT!! To that end ever panel/bit of bodywork/carbon and the tank have been in bubble wrap from new and they are factory fresh, the single piece carbon tail unit is a work of art! Apparently £4K if you want a new one!

    It was collected on Thursday from the engine builder, it’s had a full rebuild including Pistal pistons and has a fair amount of other work done to it, DP exhaust cams and bell mouths etc, was mapped by Wilf at MotoRapido and has 190bhp!!! It also had the gearbox rebuilt and the forks. Essentially I’m stripping all the non standard bits off it and it will be out back to factory spec (bar engine internals) I’ve already taken off about £2ks worth of parts including Corse rearsets, Corse quick throttle, HM quickshift, Nemesis TC and DP billet levers.

    I got it for a bloody good price and once I’ve sold those parts it will be even better! The plan is to send it to Geoff at Baines racing in a few weeks for a strip down and chassis repaint, the panels are going off to all be detailed and PPF’d and I’ve got a big list of bits to order from Ducati!

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    The strip down started yesterday!




    In that shot is a box I didnít know I was getting, the original factory, brand new still in wrappers Akrapovic Titanium exhaust! Was a nice surprise!!




    Tank parts swapped over from the white one.


    All the track body panels up for sale


    Expensive parts with original box!!


    Corse rearsets, £1k new!!!


    A quick teaser of the one piece carbon belly pan


    Mmm shiny and expensive carbon!





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    Absolute thing of beauty, I think you are doing exactly the right thing putting it back to original 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by neillp View Post
    Absolute thing of beauty, I think you are doing exactly the right thing putting it back to original 
    Well Iíd argue that Mike should do a few track days on it first, but itís his call of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Well Iíd argue that Mike should do a few track days on it first, but itís his call of course.
    It could have been expensive... But I agree, the willpower is strong in that one.
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    Exhaust is now completely off and going to be polished again, I stuck in a £300 order for parts/fixings etc with MotoRapido and I’ve chased down on eBay some NOS original parts that were missing:
    Left hand bar switches, standard gear linkage rod, number plate assembly/indicators, wing mirrors and ram air tubes. All parts I managed to sort at really decent prices which was nice!
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    For my money the 1098 is one of the prettiest bikes Ducati ever made and the last of the analogue superbikes. They can be a handful sometimes but thereís always a sense of occasion on a 1098. Hereís my S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundrush View Post
    For my money the 1098 is one of the prettiest bikes Ducati ever made and the last of the analogue superbikes. They can be a handful sometimes but thereís always a sense of occasion on a 1098. Hereís my S.
    Lovely! I had an S a few years back, completely agree, they are stunning looking bikes.

    A few bits arrived today:



    Amongst the parts is the brand new original number plate still with its wrapper on which is cool!

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    Iíve had a busy day today.... I sat there looking at the bike this morning and thought rather than pay someone to strip it down I was more than capable to do it myself!
    Airbox off


    Wiring loom out with lots of masking tape with part names on them!!

    Pile of bits getting bigger!







    Turns out I was right! Should get it paint stripped next week and then off to paint!


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    What a great project thanks for sharing, wish I had the time

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    I wish I could physically ride something like that☹️

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    I would have a heart attack if my bike looked like that. There's no way I'd be able to put it back together. Between this and a the Porsche you're one busy/brave guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    What a great project thanks for sharing, wish I had the time
    Agree - bike porn in it's purest form.

    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I would have a heart attack if my bike looked like that. There's no way I'd be able to put it back together. Between this and a the Porsche you're one busy/brave guy!
    I got someone out to change a tube

    Anyway, out for a ride with Sam (samswatch) and Mark (skmark) this morning. Hopefully it'll brighten up a bit , although it's still early. I had intended to shoot some footage having adapted my Sena set-up to work with an open face helmet with earbuds and a boom mike. I don't think I can be arsed today, though.
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    Yeh those strip down pics make me nervous- good man

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    I've always liked the look of a bike like this but despite being incapable of being sensible about anything else, refuse to let myself go down this route. My issue is when I have fast things I make them go fast as often as possible, so have spent more time enjoying slower things with no grip. Which won't really work on a road bike.

    Still, this one looks superb and must be great fun to get hands-on sorting out. If only I had the self-control!
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    Lovely bike, only out-lovelied by the 916 range. Enjoy :-)

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    This is fantastic but I know if I did that I'd did that there'd be a small pile of nuts and bolts left over after reassembling...

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    Not long had my Ducati - so different to most bikes Iíve had before . The trellis frame is a work of art - Iím only just getting used to the dry clutch - my god itís noisy . Iíve not been brave enough to fiddle with the steering angle adjustment yet - itís on itís most conservative setting but still feels like I can change direction by the tiniest of movements :)
    Thatís at epic machine and and excellent project - bravo :)

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    What a thread and what a bike!
    I thought I was doing well changing Rearsets and levers in lockdown...
    Looking forward to seeing the finished bike.

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    I did a small bit of engine detailing today, including a new sticker!


    Rear shock cleaned and polished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by back to the top View Post
    Not long had my Ducati - so different to most bikes I’ve had before . The trellis frame is a work of art - I’m only just getting used to the dry clutch - my god it’s noisy . I’ve not been brave enough to fiddle with the steering angle adjustment yet - it’s on it’s most conservative setting but still feels like I can change direction by the tiniest of movements :)
    That’s at epic machine and and excellent project - bravo :)
    Completely agree they are a piece of art, mines got a full 70mm Termi race exhaust system and it’s also very loud!! This is my 3rd Duke after a 748SP and a 1098S, absolutely love them, especially the end of an era, seat exit exhausts.

    With regards to working on it, well to be honest I’ve found it super easy, helps it’s just been apart for an engine rebuild, however the downloadable 700 page ducati workshop manual is pretty good.

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    Nice bike, are you doing this for a project or is it cheaper to rebuild an ex race bike back to road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyal View Post
    Nice bike, are you doing this for a project or is it cheaper to rebuild an ex race bike back to road?
    Doing it a: as a project b: because I absolutely love the 1098 and c: because it will be worth a lot more than I paid for it once itís back to standard!!

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