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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Built this some years ago. It took about two...

Built this some years ago.

It took about two years to have a rolling chassis, then another 2 to get to the stage in the pics. Then it sat still for another 6 years till I got embarassed to keep...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,789
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Torque - the ability to potter about in top gear...

Torque - the ability to potter about in top gear at 40mph, open the throttle wide and accelerate hard without changing gear.

A little bike will accelerate pretty much as hard but you have to put...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,561
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Do you want torque or revs?

Do you want torque or revs?
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,247
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
or just buy a tiger 800????

or just buy a tiger 800????
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
To answer your question, starting a wet bike...

To answer your question, starting a wet bike won't damage the head gasket.

Within reason washing a hot bike won't do any damage either - unless you get it really hot and then drench it in water...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,666
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Brilliant. I've not been that way for a couple...

Brilliant. I've not been that way for a couple years but I'm off up there again in 3 weeks time. Keep the pictures coming.
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,364
Views: 900,357
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Explorer Service Manual

Hi, If anyone is interested I've just published a service manual for the Explorer, based around a full 40,000 mile service.

Details and customer comments on the tiger-explorer forum
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,688
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Depends what you want really. I had an...

Depends what you want really.

I had an MTS1000 and loved it, went everywhere on it - touring, and few gravel roads, commuting, the lot. At the time I thought it did all these things very well.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,584
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
I'm not an expert on air cooled BMWs, so please...

I'm not an expert on air cooled BMWs, so please forgive me if I'm talking bo11ocks.

However taking the essence of the problem as I understand it -

The starter doesn't willingly engage or...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Yes it will fit, but don't expect a miraculous...

Yes it will fit, but don't expect a miraculous improvement in the handling. The condition of the shock and all of the bearings in the swingarm & linkage will make a far bigger difference than bolting...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
No. The frames are much the same, but look...

No.

The frames are much the same, but look between around the intakes and you'll see that the frame bracing is different. I have seen a 4V engine in a 2V frame before but its not a great idea as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Never had to clean an R1100S headlamp, but on the...

Never had to clean an R1100S headlamp, but on the Ducatis, I pour in half a cupful of methylated spirits (I think its rubbing alcohol in the US) and give it s slosh about.

Pour it out and leave...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 148,239
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Honda 900 Hornet (919). Bought it as I needed...

Honda 900 Hornet (919). Bought it as I needed something reasonably quick and more upright than my VTR1000. A very worthy bike, but god it was dull. Only four I've ever had and on that basis I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,075
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Brilliant bike. Condition and the owners general...

Brilliant bike. Condition and the owners general attitude are more important than age or mileage.

Not quite as quick as the 8V bikes, but a bit easier to live with and will reward you when you're...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Check the obvious stuff first. Too much or...

Check the obvious stuff first.

Too much or too unstable luggage?
Puncture?
Styandard suspension settings?

As has been said before if you put the bike back to showroom spec and it still does...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
If you run the engine with the bike on its side...

If you run the engine with the bike on its side then the oil will fall away from the pickup in the sump and it'll seize after a minute or so.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
1100 vs 1150 You're right - my mistake

1100 vs 1150

You're right - my mistake
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
If you've been looking for "a few years" and...

If you've been looking for "a few years" and still haven't got a bike then I think that perhaps you don't want one after all.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Not true. You can get it off with the bike on the...

Not true. You can get it off with the bike on the centrestand and NOTHING else stripped off the bike. Its very fiddly but possible. I've done it.

Get a replacement switch and have a look at how...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 4,950,078
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Sounds like the front wheel / tyre is out of...

Sounds like the front wheel / tyre is out of balance. Have you recently had the tyre changed and not rebalanced?

It could possibly be wheel bearings but its more likely a balance issue
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,329
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
I wouldn't say that any engine is easier to work...

I wouldn't say that any engine is easier to work on than any other. After all they all have the same engine basic parts and need the same basic maintenance, and is swapping the oil filter on a GS...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Interesting reading through the posts. I've...

Interesting reading through the posts. I've always thought the RT is the bike you need whereas the GS is the bike you want. My RT is a superb bike when I have to go somewhere but I find the GS is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,980
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Buy a new engine for it, split the damaged one...

Buy a new engine for it, split the damaged one and sell for parts. You'll be very close to breaking even.
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
The "ridging" is where the fork is welded. ...

The "ridging" is where the fork is welded.

You have a pair of tubes in the triple clamps that are welded to a fabricated piece going down to the bottom pivot. That method of construction makes it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,005
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
I've not worked on a Testrastretta motor, but...

I've not worked on a Testrastretta motor, but I've done plenty of 2V and Desmoquattro's.

Removing the closer springs doesn't alter the clearances, it just means that you're not having to hold...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,005
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
I do see a discrepancy, and I'd be keen to know...

I do see a discrepancy, and I'd be keen to know the source of your information. Was it a reputable Ducati workshop or an anonymous internet expert?

What you say is correct if the valve measured...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,091
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Wouldn't it be cheaper and more reliable to paint...

Wouldn't it be cheaper and more reliable to paint it white?

Seriously - it sounds like an awful lot of work and money with no certainty that it would work reliably
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,005
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Can you elaborate on this please? Aren't...

Can you elaborate on this please?

Aren't both clearances measured with respect to a fully closed valve?
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 152,546
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
I don't understand ratbikes, but given that the...

I don't understand ratbikes, but given that the average "rat" looks as though its been stored at the bottom of the sea then how does your GSXR qualify?

Also not sure why "taking the stickers off"...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,055
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
please read more and speak less

please read more and speak less
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,837
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
stripped fred?

stripped fred?
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,072
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Considering the placement of the holes in your...

Considering the placement of the holes in your caliper bracket, I'd put it below the swingarm at the front. That way the bracket is the smallest and the load path is shortest, making it strongest of...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,795
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Aprilia - used in RSV1000 / Tuono1000 / ETV1000...

Aprilia - used in RSV1000 / Tuono1000 / ETV1000 Caponord
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,795
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
The bike in Pablo's pic above is Lucky Keizer and...

The bike in Pablo's pic above is Lucky Keizer and his bike. It was in Performance Bikes about 25 years ago.

Its 2 cylinders off the end of a Merlin V12 engine out of a WW2 Spitfire / Lancaster...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Apart from 2 strokes, I don't know of any "unit...

Apart from 2 strokes, I don't know of any "unit construction" bike that has a separate gearbox chamber, and the 2 strokes tend to have a fairly narrow rev range and low torque. Also they are not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Why don't you speak to a few transmission...

Why don't you speak to a few transmission specialist companies?

In the UK we have Quaife and Xtrac who make racing car gearboxes, who may have something suitable or they may know of someone else...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 79
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Views: 26,189
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
Very, very impressive. How long did it take from...

Very, very impressive. How long did it take from start to finish?
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
I think if you're capable of doing those...

I think if you're capable of doing those distances on a single, then you're probably hard enough to not notice the benefits of more cylinders. I mean, yes a bigger bike is bound to make the journey...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-06-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,130
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
My Special Home made Frame &...

My Special



Home made

Frame & subframe / swingarm & chain adjusters / steering wishbone / silencers / brake caliper mounts / sidestand / tank & seat / footrests / repair to damaged side...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,052
Posted By Ducatiparts.110mb
25k? for a bog

Bloody hell, 25k is a heck of a lot for a bog. The last shit house I bought came in at about 250.

150 for the portapot, and 100 for an awning to preserve the missus' modesty when she's trying it...
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