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Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,980
Posted By noman
woot! good news!

well, so much for the "wonky ducati electrics" theory. :D

i've had a 750 monster (4 seasons), 749 (3 months, ergos killed me), 900ss/cr (4 seasons), on my 97 900ss now (2nd season). zero...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By noman
Not any more :)

Not any more :)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,730
Posted By noman
17 west and Granville gulf terrible. Lincoln gap...

17 west and Granville gulf terrible. Lincoln gap road pretty nice, bit of sand here/there. Overall not bad. I came up from the south on 73 to 100 then back via 116
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,506
Posted By noman
very good, thx! i'll be hitting a few yards...

very good, thx! i'll be hitting a few yards sales and looking for a bench grinder/buffer.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,506
Posted By noman
polish, polish

thx, i really appreciate your time on the reply. have refreshed somewhere between 15 and 20 mid-seventies bikes over the years and the aluminum components treatment always looks very nice when done,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,730
Posted By noman
got it! great riding today. the guys were...

got it! great riding today.

the guys were doing summer maint today, so i didn't interfere by getting close.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/shoeman1952/madriver.crop_zpsvwl806gs.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,506
Posted By noman
zowie!

very nice! i'd like to know your method of polishing, to a show-like finish. looks really great! like the fork legs and caliper mount, they're beautiful. looks like you sanded with varying grits,...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By noman
misc ramblings .....................

any recommendations for removing the center stud? double-nut method work? a little heat? don't over-tighten, just let the gasket do it's job.

"oil seep, possibly from rear main". OP recently...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By noman
thx. ps i've found that drag bars with...

thx.

ps i've found that drag bars with risers work well, lock-to-lock without hitting anything. without the risers, the stock mc hits the tacho iirc. i've also found that jetting for one...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By noman
is the timing correct at the "F" mark? were the...

is the timing correct at the "F" mark? were the wheels balanced by static or dynamic means? are the driveshaft bolts snug? spoke tension and wheel run-out ok in l/r and vert directions? how about...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By noman
try twisting the forks after loosening the four...

try twisting the forks after loosening the four triple bolts, wheel axle cap nuts, and fender brace bolts or removing them completely. had to do this on a cb550 once, worked great. you may find the...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By noman
foot ergos

the relationship between shift lever and footpeg is changed by raising/lowering the footpeg, not the shift lever (on my r75/6 that is).
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,549
Posted By noman
usa bars

hello, am looking for a set of magura 22mm bars - the usa version. looking for something in between the euro bars i had and the rt bars i have on now. a pic, pls and price with shipping to 05735,
...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By noman
yeah, i know but i'm "thrifty". :D

yeah, i know but i'm "thrifty". :D
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By noman
usa bars wanted for r75/6

found a set, thx bud!

looking for usa bars for my r75/6. had a set of euro bars (too low), now have a set of rt bars (too high). must be by Magura, 22mm, in nice shape. need price w/shipping to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,730
Posted By noman
thx, it's a great bike. in the curvy and twisty...

thx, it's a great bike. in the curvy and twisty stuff i keep the revs between 4 and 7K, and with those cut-down remus cans the sound is so nice.

the four ducatis i've had over the last 12 years...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,730
Posted By noman
got it! ...

got it!

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/shoeman1952/tag2015.resize_zpsmvtqlaxt.jpg

new tag, it's real close. a few miles south of talcville, on r100. oof! windy today, got pushed...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By noman
You may have cleaned the carb properly but then...

You may have cleaned the carb properly but then it got clogged from crap in the tank or rubber bit from a failing fuel line. I'd rinse out the tank, clean out the pet cock and replace the fuel...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,730
Posted By noman
clueless

yes, this dum-dum needs a clue. booked this week, so i'll probably get beaten anyway. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,730
Posted By noman
hi diddly ho

is this the dam in homer's home town? am not so sure. :ear
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,980
Posted By noman
glitch

hoping there's not a next time, but here's help from ducati.ms

If your stead decides to create an error and then flashes her yellow warning strobe (the EOBD light) then follow these steps....
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-26-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,678
Views: 713,704
Posted By noman
a beaut!

i still miss my 749. the torque, the brakes, the handling, oye! if i had a 20 year-old back, i'd still have it.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-24-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 208,784
Posted By noman
she's a looker

wow, very nice bike! i too run mine with no chainguard or sprocket cover (and no clutch cover) to show off the "mechanicalness" of these bikes. it's sort of a sideways homage to indian larry, who...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 208,784
Posted By noman
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,730
Posted By noman
rain! grrrrr

just did a full refurb on my vf and she's running great! registered, inspected and ready to go but crappy weather until next tuesday. i really wanna get out there. hoping for a great summer of...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 208,784
Posted By noman
98 2v

with reg oil/filter changes and screen checks, the 2v engines and trans are pretty bullet-proof.

if ridden on salted roads, i'd pull apart every elec connection for cleaning then apply dielectric...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,526
Posted By noman
a bit more progress, then shakedown run

the rare OEM exhaust cans are unscratched and undented (edit, found a small crease on the backside of one can, only visible if the can is removed and flipped over.) but the paint was a little faded...
Forum: Photos 04-07-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 137,406
Posted By noman
85 vf500f cam

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/shoeman1952/vf500fcam_zpsd721afe9.jpg
Forum: Photos 04-07-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 137,406
Posted By noman
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/shoeman1...

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/shoeman1952/bikes/900ssengine_zps76dd574f.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By noman
pssst, don't forget about bud provin (a member...

pssst, don't forget about bud provin (a member here) and an excellant wrench! he's not one to self-promote, so:

www.thenickwackettgarage.com
Forum: Road Warriors 03-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,877
Posted By noman
soft fork springs

agree 100%.

front end on my 96 900ss/cr was way too undersprung (check racetech's spring calculator and compare stock spring rate vs their recommended rate). i replaced the oem springs with...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-17-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,877
Posted By noman
duc cr and ss

if you do start looking, i'd lean toward 97 and later. steering head cracks were common up to 96, and many bikes had the frames replaced under warrantee (no longer honored by ducati). take a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By noman
i refresh jap bikes as a winter hobby, so i

wear safety glasses all the time, gloves only when changing oil, always a mask when grinding off paint (probably/possibly lead paint), and earplugs when grinding or wire-brushing anything.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,470
Posted By noman
bang, ding, ow

if the PO let the head bearing get that bad, i'd pass on the bike. if he ignored servicing a priority item (failure might cause an accident), i'd assume he didn't check/maintain anything else. i'd...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By noman
grease

according to my owners manual, the swingarm bearings on my r75/6 should be checked/adjusted as needed and greased every 10k miles. maybe yours is the same? if that were my bike i'd pull and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,526
Posted By noman
Thumb progress pics

phew! got a got done lately, but did take a step backwards too.

ordered a new EK o-ring chain and in their instructions they now officially recommend rivet links for street bikes, with...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,375
Posted By noman
Mt, pt, ut

re: testing aluminum for cracking

in my previous life i rec'd level II instruction/cert in magnetic particle testing (MT) and liquid penetrant testing (PT), and level I instruction in ultrasonic...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,340
Posted By noman
my "f" -- a little off-topic

i'm old, like the old stuff, and prefer to service and repair my old stuff. my duc is pretty new, but that's about as new as i'll get.

anyhow, am just now finishing up a mechanical and cosmetic...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,075
Posted By noman
re: stuck/dragging brakes

make sure the fluid return hole in the master cylinder is clear. on early cb's and my vf500f the return hole is extremely small, hard to see in the bottom of the m/c, and easily gunked up if the...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By noman
cracky

if a moto guzzi, you've likely got a busted spark plug cap. if a bmw twin and your bike simply tipped on it's side while parked thus cracking a previously damaged cover, just seal it and go. as mr...
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