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Just thought I'd say hi. First Ducati and I love it even though I haven't ridden it yet.

Bought from government seizure auction. Has been in storage for 6 years.

Is there anything I should look for or do before I try to fire it up??
 

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Bought from government seizure auction. Has been in storage for 6 years.

Is there anything I should look for or do before I try to fire it up??
Great bike, definitely a nice find !

After sitting for 6 years, you probably want to address; oil change, brake flush, clutch fluid, coolant flush, spark plugs, and replace the battery. Check the tank for debris and replenish with some fresh fuel. For safety reason might want to change those tires too, probably have some cracking and dry rot. Front fork seals may need to be replaced also. Eventually you should get the timing belt service after you get it up and running.

Best of luck to you, enjoy :)
 
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Paid 8 Canadian. Didn't have keys. Had SOS Diagnostics in Oregon retrieve my code and cut me coded keys.

Just fired it up for the first time.

Fired like it just ran yesterday.
Has 4100kms showing.

Such a beautiful bike. Can't wait to take it for a spin.
 

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Seriously man, change the belts ASAP.

They're "by time" or "by miles" and they've been sitting for a really long time.

A dry rotted belt is catastrophic failure and costs like $300 to get done.
 
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