ECS Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I order parts on-line?
  2. Where can I find parts for my motorcycle?
  3. How do I get to ECS?
  4. Where can I find out service costs?
  5. What does it cost to ship a motorcycle?
  6. Do I have to pay sales tax if I live out of state?
  7. What is the differences between the 996S, 996SPS and the 996R?
  8. When is ECS open?
  9. How do I sign up for the ECS newsletter?
  10. What do I do when all else fails?
  11. How do I gear my bike for quicker off the line performance?
  12. How do I contact ECS?

1. How do I order parts on-line?

Just click on our Shopping cart icon from any page. Then type the part number if you have it( leaving the leading zero off my help in some cases), or type a description of the part (oil filter) or click on a category (carbon fiber, Ducati, Aprilia). 

ECS Secure Server, order and search for parts

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2. Where can I find parts for my motorcycle?

Just click on our order here Icon and search for you bike. Example "Ducati Monster" This will bring up a list of parts and accessories in our shopping cart that will fit on Ducati Monsters. Or try M750 if you just want parts for your 750 monster.->

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3. How do I get to ECS?

Map and directions

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4. Where can I find out service costs?

We are no longer servicing motorcycles

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5. What does it cost to ship a motorcycle?

To get an idea as to shipping cost click here ->Shipping

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6. Do I have to pay sales tax if I live out of state?

If you pick up a bike here, the tax rate in So., CA is 7.5%. You will not have to pay again in your home state, unless the tax rate is higher. In which case you will have to pay the difference, between what you pay in CA and the rate in your state, when you register it there. If you ride the bike in CA you will also have to pay CA DMV fees, unless you preregister it in your state or get a temporary one way transportation permit at CA DMV.

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7. What is the differences between the 996S, 996SPS and the 996R?


If I'm correct the 996SPS is a race only bike, but what do the 996S and the 996R hold over the 996?

The 996S uses the 996 motor while the 996R uses the new 998 deep sump, race motor. Both the 996SPS and 996R are both very limited production and sold as race bikes in the USA. They do not come with any lights or a side stand. The 996S is also a limited production and lighter version of the 996 with better suspension components, and carbon fiber bits. Depending on the year there were other changes, such as different paint jobs or wheels on the 996S. The 996R has all the up grades on the 996S plus the new motor, new carbon fiber fairing and belly pan. 
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8. When is ECS open ?

It is best to call first. as our hours are not always consistent.

Tuesday/Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
1:00-6:00 12-5:00 Closed Closed 
Appointment only
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9. How do I sign up for the e-newsletter?

We are no longer doing a newsletter.

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10. What do I do when all else fails?

Contact Laverda@aol.com or ecsducati@aol.com

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11. How do I gear my bike for quicker off the line performance?

"I have a 2000 Ducati 996SPS which comes with a 36 teeth sprocket stock.  I also have a Yamaha R1 that has great off the line snap. The first gear on the Ducati is very tall. I always feel like I have one more gear to go down if you know what I mean. If I can have second gear feel like how first is now and have one more down to have that R1 off the line snap, that would do it for me on the Ducati. If I played with the rear sprocket how many teeth up would I need to go to increase my first gear snap without sacrificing to much on top end?  Most tracks I've ridden I really don't use top end anyway or my gears are to tall for the track to get to top end. Please let me know if I can achieve this and let me know what size sprocket I need."

Your Yamaha is geared way lower then the Ducati, and it is turning much higher RPM at any given speed. Yes, you can easily change the gearing on your Ducati. I don't know what it would take to make it the same as your Yamaha. Most 996 riders find one tooth smaller on the counter shaft or two teeth larger on the rear sprocket makes the bike much quicker off the line without revving to high at speed. You can put on a 14 tooth countershaft sprocket for less then $50.00. The draw back to changing the countershaft sprocket is your chain will wear out faster. Putting a two or three teeth larger rear sprocket is better from this stand point. You may need a longer chain depending on how many teeth you ad. The same thing apply to all Ducati's or any other motorcycle for that mater.

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12. How do I contact ECS?

European Cycle Specialties
13862 A Better Way #8B
Garden Grove, CA 92843 
Cell 714-791-8900

Please, put a relevant subject in you E-mail subject line, so it does not get dis-guarded as spam. E-mails without a subject will more then likely never get looked at.
ECSducati@aol.com 

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Revised: July 04, 2010.