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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,388
Posted By DesmoDog
That depends on whose tradition you follow. In...

That depends on whose tradition you follow. In the 90s, yes. Before that, not so much IMHO. The iconic '74 750SS wasn't red. The Diana wasn't red. The 80s 900ss wasn't ever red IIRC - I always...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By DesmoDog
You DO have a shop manual (or three) for this,...

You DO have a shop manual (or three) for this, don't you? Of course you do. Look again, the info is in there.

Measure everything and put the correct shims in. It's not hard, it just takes time.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By DesmoDog
Preach it! ...

Preach it!
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Decal_2319.JPG


You talkin' to ME? :beer
http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/IMG_4218_l.jpg

IMHO 160 Monza Jrs will never be "worth" restoring...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 576,810
Posted By DesmoDog
Not for nothing but you got that backwards. Dog...

Not for nothing but you got that backwards. Dog years are short... there's about seven of them for every human year.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By DesmoDog
As noted, the Scrambler has a wet clutch => no...

As noted, the Scrambler has a wet clutch => no nasty rattle. Ducati started phasing out the dry clutch, I dunno, maybe ten years ago??? The superbikes don't even have dry clutches anymore.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By DesmoDog
There is one forum that may be a good resource...

There is one forum that may be a good resource for singles at motoscrubs.com. I had issues with one of the regulars so I don't check in there very often, but as forums go it's probably the best for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By DesmoDog
The 450 would be a much better choice to spend...

The 450 would be a much better choice to spend time/money on IMHO.

Mikuni? What part of Italy is that from? :D Seriously though I kept mine stock except for a couple rather minor mods. Stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,314
Posted By DesmoDog
Thanks for the info. This would be for my 350,...

Thanks for the info. This would be for my 350, which is going to run a 12v system.

As for the 160, if you're ok with running a total loss system to the lights it should be pretty simple. The 160...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By DesmoDog
No need, I tend to click on any title having to...

No need, I tend to click on any title having to do with 160 Ducatis. :D

Regarding the piston mods - The Tom Bailey info linked to leaves out the first paragraph of that section of his book. It...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,314
Posted By DesmoDog
Thanks for the comments. I've forgotten...

Thanks for the comments.

I've forgotten where I bought the battery box but it was probably guzzino.com

http://www.guzzino.com/chhoet.html

I've bought a lot of parts from there, he's got...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By DesmoDog
It will run for as long as you keep spending the...

It will run for as long as you keep spending the time and money to keep it running. My main concern would be the plastic tank but there is an alloy tank available to solve that if it's worth it to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 3,645,685
Posted By DesmoDog
Only if you define "sportbike" as a factory...

Only if you define "sportbike" as a factory produced, street legal, four cylinder, 750cc or larger bike. There were the basic equivalent of homologation specials being produced long before the CB750...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,639
Views: 699,277
Posted By DesmoDog
1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr. Estimated range on one...

1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr. Estimated range on one tank of gas was 468km. Valve check intervals = 500km

Yep, the manual basically recommended you check the valves after every tank of gas.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,765
Posted By DesmoDog
It would be a case of bringing it back. The 1100...

It would be a case of bringing it back. The 1100 was discontinued… what, two years ago? I don't see it coming back again but I'm no expert.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,388
Posted By DesmoDog
Interesting picture. I know I've read that...

Interesting picture. I know I've read that according to so and so at Ducati, all Scramblers for the US will be built in Italy. Judging by the crate that isn't true.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,388
Posted By DesmoDog
Judging by the squarecase engine I'd say the bike...

Judging by the squarecase engine I'd say the bike it's based on is at least 30 years prior to a '15...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 576,810
Posted By DesmoDog
So when I don't make things blatantly obvious you...

So when I don't make things blatantly obvious you miss the point, and when I do make it blatantly obvious I have my panties in a bunch.

Got it. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 576,810
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati doesn't make GSXRs or CBRs... I...

Ducati doesn't make GSXRs or CBRs...

I didn't say superbikes make horrible streetbikes, I said THE superbikes, as in the superbike line of the brand I was discussing.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 576,810
Posted By DesmoDog
You've pretty much just described every Ducati...

You've pretty much just described every Ducati superbike since at least the 916, it's no secret the superbikes make horrible streetbikes. It's one reason you don't meet many people who have one as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,928
Posted By DesmoDog
Yes please!

Yes please!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 3,645,685
Posted By DesmoDog
I heard it as "to finish first, you must first...

I heard it as "to finish first, you must first finish"
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-31-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 32,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Cases together... yeah... that little step took...

Cases together... yeah... that little step took four years on my 160 project!
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By DesmoDog
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840964
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By DesmoDog
I haven't done that, but I did pick up an "extra"...

I haven't done that, but I did pick up an "extra" bike once along with the one I really wanted. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but thought there was no harm in letting it sit while I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 112,429
Posted By DesmoDog
My 2011 796 Hypermotard brought almost twice that...

My 2011 796 Hypermotard brought almost twice that in trade on a new Ducati late last fall. $3k at this time of year? Ouch...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,388
Posted By DesmoDog
And I don't live in an area where March 14 is...

And I don't live in an area where March 14 is typically riding time. There's still snow on the ground around here and I won't be able to move my bikes from storage to the street for another couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,032
Posted By DesmoDog
I've never owned a 696, but I don't think the 696...

I've never owned a 696, but I don't think the 696 even has an exhaust flap? My 1200S does have one, but I'm not sure why I should care...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,637
Posted By DesmoDog
And I'd lean toward an SP (or FE) rather than a...

And I'd lean toward an SP (or FE) rather than a CR. There's no way you can upgrade the front end for the difference in cost between the two models, and IMHO a harsh front end is a contributor to the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,765
Posted By DesmoDog
From what I'm hearing the Scramblers for the US...

From what I'm hearing the Scramblers for the US market will all be built in Italy. I've been to the factory in Italy a few times, I've never been to Thailand. Bikes are an emotional choice. I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,928
Posted By DesmoDog
... along with wheel size and swingarm according...

... along with wheel size and swingarm according to a former owner (not me)
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By DesmoDog
I haven't ridden the latest incarnation of the...

I haven't ridden the latest incarnation of the Hyper so I can't really comment on that. Mine was a 796 and I didn't think the steering was anything crazy.

What I do rememebr about my Hyper is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,388
Posted By DesmoDog
The chart says nothing about if you can actually...

The chart says nothing about if you can actually pull a stated rpm. And the question of what rpm it will be running at 70mph has nothing to do with power or torque or wind resistance or weight. My...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By DesmoDog
This guy cut his off. ...

This guy cut his off.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachments/monster/512490d1425146548-shift-tech-monster-1200-micro-build-right-case-2.jpg

He's got a thread going on a different forum
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,598
Posted By DesmoDog
It will show up eventually, but in the mean time...

It will show up eventually, but in the mean time at least one poster here has the real deal in hand and could look… :evil
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By DesmoDog
The footpeg mounts on the 821/1200 are part of a...

The footpeg mounts on the 821/1200 are part of a major casting which will NOT be easily replaced or modified.

http://www.teamyikes.com/Monster/peg_8683_l.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati sells a taller seat already, I've...

Ducati sells a taller seat already, I've forgotten the details but it's cheaper than an aftermarket alternative. EDIT: I just checked the Ducati website and the seat is still listed in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 576,810
Posted By DesmoDog
An interesting (to me anyway) factoid: In 2014...

An interesting (to me anyway) factoid: In 2014 Ducati built their 1 millionth bike and Honda built their 300 millionth bike. No idea where Harley fits in with their ~50 year headstart in production,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 32,174
Posted By DesmoDog
Are you talking about the homologation plate down...

Are you talking about the homologation plate down near the swingarm pivot? Pull it. Replacements are available (well, they are for roundcases anyway, I would think squarecase plates are out there...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,928
Posted By DesmoDog
So does the EPA 1) Performance 2) Quiet ...

So does the EPA

1) Performance
2) Quiet
3) Small muffler


Choose two.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,388
Posted By DesmoDog
I have a Ducati with a fuel gauge. It is only...

I have a Ducati with a fuel gauge. It is only slightly less accurate than the neutral indicator, which I learned early on not to trust. :rofl

I'm only kinda kidding about that, but the bike is 25...
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