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Old 04-30-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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2007 Ducati SportClassic SE#72/100 "Giada"

Picked this up over the winter. I've been procrastinating on putting up the build thread her as I haven't had too much time to tinker with her.

Ducati introduced the SportClassic line in 2006 as a retro-styled naked motorcycle. Built as the successor to the 70's Ducati Imola Desmo 750, a bike Paul Smart rode to victory at the 1972 Imola 200 Miles Race. Although they were manufactured for 5 years, the only sold for four. The line was discontinued in 2010 due to poor sales. In total, six distinct models were produced. The rarest of which happen to be the 2006 Paul Smart (2000 Units) and the North America only black and gold 2007 Special Edition (100 Units).

Although already discontinued, the SportClassic series received its initial revitalization from its appearance in the movie Tron: Legacy released in 2012. In this context, the overall timeless qualities of the motorcycle's modern vintage design act as exposition in the filmmaker's attempt to ground reality -- characterizing the contrast between ours and the futuristic world of Tron.

The bike is a 2007 SportClassic Special Edition #72 out of 100 bikes produced. She's an NA only model. Out of 100 bikes, 90 were designated for the US market, 10 for us Canadians. The Special Editions are decorated in black and gold pinstriping -- a homage to a livery found on the 1980 Ducati "Pantah" 900SS. Suspension are Marzocci 43mm USD front forks up front and an adjustable Sachs monoshock in the rear mounted to arguably one of the prettiest (asymmetrical trellis-tube) swingarms ever built.

She's powered by a 992cc L twin with a 9K redline, producing 91bhp @8000rpm/ 67ft-lbs tq. mated to a 6-Speed tranny with the signature Ducati dry clutch. Stock weight is about (dry)395lbs, (436lbs wet).


Since she's Italian and for the purpose of this build I think I'll name her Giada. Because large-CC Italian twins

The bike was purchased somewhat modified so I'll include a parts list as a reference point: (This will get updated over the course of the build).

Performance
-Zard 2-2 Stainless Exhaust, Black Ceramic Powdercoat, Street Baffles
-Corsa Dynamics Velocity Stacks
-K&N Air Filters and Breather
-Driven Racing 14T/40T (-1, +2) Sprocket Power-up Conversion
-Driven Racing 520 Chain
-Shorai LFX18A1-BS12 (270CCA -- Because Ducati) Thanks James @ Bayside

Suspension/ Handling
-Ducati 1098 Showa Front Forks, 43mm, Adjustable
-Ducati 1098 Marchesini Front Wheel, 330mm Rotors
-Ducati 1098 Brembo Monobloc Calipers, Custom Spacers, Race Pads, Master Cylinder and Lines
-Ducati 999 Marchesini 190 Rear wheel, 240mm Rotors
-Ducati 999 2-Piston Brembo Caliper, Master Cylinder and Lines
-Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsa SP V2

Controls
-APEX Adjustable Billet Aluminum 3" Clip-Ons
-Pazzo Racing Shorty Levers
-Domino Racing Throttle Housing
-G2 Ergo Street Tamer Throttle Tube

Misc
-MotoBoxUSA Fender Eliminator + LED Taillight
-Oberon Performance Signals, Front and Back
-Electrosport Mosfet RR, Undertail Relocation
-SpeedyMoto Frame Sliders
-Rizoma Reverse Retro Mirrors
-Rizoma Universal Bar Ends
-ABS Rear Hugger

Total weight savings bring her down 20lbs to 375lbs (dry). Output is 90whp and 70ft-lbs tq. on Michelin Pilot Power 3's. I also have all the stock parts so the bike can be reverted to stock at any time .


Haven't spent much time in Vancouver lately so here's a sneak peek (courtesy of the previous owner) until I have time to update the thread




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Utterly beautiful. My buddy robin i think still has his. Haven't seen him inyears. Bike sure sounded great
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Awesome bike! looks nice and clean
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Very nice bike. Love the black and gold. congrats
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Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Put on a new MotoboxUSA fender eliminator/ LED brake light and oberon signals. Also installed Speedymoto frame sliders.

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I then tried to take her for a ride, wouldn't start. Tried jumping with a car (DONT DO THIS) and blew the piece of shit stock regulator.
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New Mosfet RR and rear hugger. Excuse the shit picture and messy desk -- I'm excited.

Hopefully this will get her back on the road!
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If I ever come across a Paul Smart I think I gotta get it :3
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If I ever come across a Paul Smart I think I gotta get it :3
Haha, you'd better get one sooner than later. Prices have been skyrocketing!
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Changed the RR and installed new battery. Still wont start -- nothing happens when I press the button. Screen flashes "Low".
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sorry to burst your bubble, but that wasn't a real ducati used in that scene. the company i use to work for made those fairings to fit another type of motorcycle.
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Changed the RR and installed new battery. Still wont start -- nothing happens when I press the button. Screen flashes "Low".
check fuses and try a different battery.

alternatively you could try bump starting it. should run on the stator.

might have damaged the battery if it fried the RR.
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sorry to burst your bubble, but that wasn't a real ducati used in that scene. the company i use to work for made those fairings to fit another type of motorcycle.
Haha, thats really cool! Do you happen to know what bike they actually used? There's a Vancouver-member the ducati.ms forums who apparently purchased the bike in the film (which included that LED taillight). Must've been for static scenes? Its funny that they'd need to produce a clone when these things were very cheap and massively discounted at the time of filming.

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check fuses and try a different battery.

alternatively you could try bump starting it. should run on the stator.

might have damaged the battery if it fried the RR.
I got a brand-new battery as a replacement after I fried the bike the first time. This one is the new replacement. The starter motor doesn't click at all, think she'll still bump start?

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yup, bumpstart doesn't use the starter to turn the motor.

same idea as in a car. get it up to 10-20kph, pop it into 2nd and drop the clutch.
the rear tire will grab and turn the motor.
this will cause the stator and the ignition to turn. it may take a couple tries but it should start up.

i would definitely check fuses first though.
and if the starter solenoid doesn't click, check your grounds too.

did it fry as soon as you hooked up the jumper cables? or when you pressed the starter button? may have fried the killswitch/starter button, or the starter solenoid.
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yup, bumpstart doesn't use the starter to turn the motor.

same idea as in a car. get it up to 10-20kph, pop it into 2nd and drop the clutch.
the rear tire will grab and turn the motor.
this will cause the stator and the ignition to turn. it may take a couple tries but it should start up.

i would definitely check fuses first though.
and if the starter solenoid doesn't click, check your grounds too.

did it fry as soon as you hooked up the jumper cables? or when you pressed the starter button? may have fried the killswitch/starter button, or the starter solenoid.
The moment I connected the last negative to my car I figured I fucked something up.
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ok, try bump starting it. if that gets it running then fuel and spark are ok.
which means you didn't fry the stator as well as the rr.
then look at the starter solenoid or the killswitch/starter switch
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You don't need to get to 20km/h. I use to run and jump my Sv all the time. The trick is to let the clutch out when your weight is compressing the suspension (Aka when ass makes contact with the seat) so the tire doesn't slip. Works like a charm every time. Hills make it easier.
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it's a rough estimate lol. this isn't a dalorean after all lol.

get it up to a jogging pace and hop on.
better yet have some poor suc- i mean a friend push you up to speed haha.
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Haha, thats really cool! Do you happen to know what bike they actually used? There's a Vancouver-member the ducati.ms forums who apparently purchased the bike in the film (which included that LED taillight). Must've been for static scenes? Its funny that they'd need to produce a clone when these things were very cheap and massively discounted at the time of filming.



I got a brand-new battery as a replacement after I fried the bike the first time. This one is the new replacement. The starter motor doesn't click at all, think she'll still bump start?
not entirely sure, but i know the bike used for the jump-off scene was done up to the bone. i remember coming across the parts at the shop at the time. nonetheless, the your bike is a beaut!
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So, finally had time to send the bike out to get diagnosed and repaired since I couldn't figure out what was wrong. Everything works, bike will bump start. Turns out I fried the cluster which for some reason is also the immobilizer. Luckily found a brand new set of OEM clocks for super cheap on ebay -- even less if I use monster clocks and swap the internals.

I'm also somewhat tempted to switch to a tach-only motogadget setup but that would require an ECU flash, some custom wiring and a lot of custom brackets so I'll shelve that for now for the sake of putting on some KM's.

The bike will finally be annoying my neighbours again in the near future!

Before anyone says anything about the mess I apologize in advance. Old photo of the broken cluster:



Thinking of changing them to this all-in-one Motogadget cluster:


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