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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Jan-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By ducv2
You will lose the immobilising steering lock, and...

You will lose the immobilising steering lock, and as mentioned, be very careful with the castellations as they are soft (as I found out). I understand that this adjustable headstock was for use with...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Jan-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By ducv2
Mine went on the blink after a good wash (might...

Mine went on the blink after a good wash (might have been shock), only a couple of minutes to change.
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Dec-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By ducv2
Have you got space for anymore?????

Have you got space for anymore?????
Forum: Shazaam! on Engine Systems 30-Nov-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By ducv2
Sounds good to me !!!!!!!!

Sounds good to me !!!!!!!!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Nov-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By ducv2
Sounds good to me !!!!!!!!

Sounds good to me !!!!!!!!
Forum: Shazaam! on Engine Systems 30-Nov-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By ducv2
Just wondered why you were fitting a radial...

Just wondered why you were fitting a radial clutch cylinder ?? as feel cant be an issue?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Nov-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By ducv2
Just wondered why you were fitting a radial...

Just wondered why you were fitting a radial clutch cylinder ?? as feel cant be an issue?
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Nov-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,539
Posted By ducv2
They are still brutally good looking bikes,...

They are still brutally good looking bikes, are'nt they
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Nov-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,121
Posted By ducv2
Take it the cambelt has'nt jumped a tooth? I...

Take it the cambelt has'nt jumped a tooth? I suppose that the noise would be permanent rather than intermittent
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Nov-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,905
Posted By ducv2
Actually I agree with you, if they had stuck with...

Actually I agree with you, if they had stuck with the single sided swing arm I may have been tempted years ago
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 09-Nov-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,905
Posted By ducv2
Now all these /9's will be going cheap wonder if...

Now all these /9's will be going cheap wonder if my spare track day panels will fit them? Would'nt mind one after a bit of plastic surgery. And a different exhaust. Oh wait that would be a 1098 . . ....
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Nov-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,121
Posted By ducv2
Just make sure its not your alternator coming...

Just make sure its not your alternator coming loose
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Nov-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By ducv2
Always found mine to be grabby and noisy when I'm...

Always found mine to be grabby and noisy when I'm gentle with it. If you set off hard then its OK. Like Ray says, par for the course (on a Duke anyway)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-Nov-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By ducv2
Had the same problem, found that the water pump...

Had the same problem, found that the water pump seal had gone.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Aug-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,368
Posted By ducv2
Now now, its only taken 6 years to catch up using...

Now now, its only taken 6 years to catch up using that new fangled engine
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Aug-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,368
Posted By ducv2
Possible, or it might be down to different...

Possible, or it might be down to different dyno's, and conditions. If you get bored you might check the cam timing as mine was a mile out. For interest, torque was 80 ft/lb at 8000 rpm
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Aug-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,368
Posted By ducv2
When these bikes were current, Ducati used to...

When these bikes were current, Ducati used to quote rwhp, which was 123bhp. Mine put this out on a couple of dynos, as standard, so I always assumed it was a good example. As a matter of interest,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Aug-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By ducv2
I used original bracket and reservoir, bolted to...

I used original bracket and reservoir, bolted to one of the handlebar clamp bolts (use a longer allan bolt). You will need a longer hose to reach the reservoir
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Aug-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By ducv2
Also ride an Exup as a second bike, had it for...

Also ride an Exup as a second bike, had it for years, and it takes a lot to match that engine, even now so you would be better off treating a Duke as a different kettle of fish. I understand that the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Jul-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By ducv2
It was the 4 pad calipers that had the problem

It was the 4 pad calipers that had the problem
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Jul-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By ducv2
Used them with two and 4 pad calipers, noticed no...

Used them with two and 4 pad calipers, noticed no noise or vibration. However they did knock a set of pads out in one track day, maybe the pad material was incompatible with the discs? Apart from...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-May-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By ducv2
As they brought the ohlin fork version out 3...

As they brought the ohlin fork version out 3 months after i bought mine, for the same price, i was not impressed. i would have been quite happy being a wannabe :D :D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-May-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By ducv2
Even at that mileage I would be asking the seller...

Even at that mileage I would be asking the seller if the cams and rockers have been checked for wear. The SPS seems to be particularly bad in that respect
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-May-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By ducv2
If your combined weight is less than 110 kg you...

If your combined weight is less than 110 kg you will be OK, I was up to that at one stage :o :o . But seriously, when I bought my SPS the bike shop was converting a brand new one to Biposto and told...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-May-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By ducv2
It will bolt straight on, but you will need to...

It will bolt straight on, but you will need to make brackets up for the cpu.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Apr-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By ducv2
I have heard that the usual suspect for leaking...

I have heard that the usual suspect for leaking head gaskets is at the back of the rear head beside the exhaust, if it is leaking then you will be able to see staining without removing any panels...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Apr-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By ducv2
Much though I love my 996SPS, is it posssible the...

Much though I love my 996SPS, is it posssible the 916SPS was a bit more special??, the cases on mine are smooth(ish) and do not appear to be rough sand castings, I would be happy if they were, make...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Apr-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By ducv2
Is it only the 'R' models that have the sand cast...

Is it only the 'R' models that have the sand cast casings (God, I'm sad) :lol::lol:

[Edited on 20-4-2006 by ducv2]
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Apr-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By ducv2
My 996 SPS has a blank head casting...

My 996 SPS has a blank head casting :puzzled::puzzled:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Apr-2006, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By ducv2
Think that the weepage is a sign of the switch...

Think that the weepage is a sign of the switch starting to fail, but as oil is'nt a good conductor of electricity maybe it affects the contacts?? Scared the living daylights out of me when mine...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Apr-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By ducv2
As croft is so close I can just go and hang round...

As croft is so close I can just go and hang round all day like the sad person I am, there are so few this year looks like I will have to be quick to get on one. I've renewed my passport so I'm OK for...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Apr-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By ducv2
still cant get into croft on 12th, so off to...

still cant get into croft on 12th, so off to Mallory on the 9th. If weather is ok might bring gear down on Friday in case someone doesnt turn up and i can get lucky. Waving money helps :D:D:D:D
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Apr-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By ducv2
Shouldnt you be on the GSXR owners club website...

Shouldnt you be on the GSXR owners club website Yella:puzzled::puzzled::puzzled::D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Apr-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By ducv2
If there is any oil weeping from it, its on its...

If there is any oil weeping from it, its on its way out, 5 minute job to change
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Apr-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By ducv2
Think the front head casting shouldnt have 4vDOHC...

Think the front head casting shouldnt have 4vDOHC cast into it if its a genuine SPS
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Apr-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By ducv2
Just wondered where you went for the info from...

Just wondered where you went for the info from Durham?? so I can go to my MOT station with some ammo:D
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 08-Apr-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,397
Posted By ducv2
Strange how the peeps with the newer bikes say...

Strange how the peeps with the newer bikes say its crap, and those with the older models say its an improvement. Could knock the price of a 999r down to something sensible. :o:o:o
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jan-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By ducv2
I did a couple of back to back dyno runs with...

I did a couple of back to back dyno runs with and without an undertank over bell mouth filters. Bike gained 10 hp without filter (and it was clean:lol::lol:) at top end, gains started from 4000 rpm,...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 19-Jan-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By ducv2
Thats because its used for whippet racing in the...

Thats because its used for whippet racing in the winter season. Sun not over the horizon until May 1st :D:D:D
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 15-Jan-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By ducv2
Out of interest, how much are a set of ohlins...

Out of interest, how much are a set of ohlins radial mount fork bottoms and calipers worth?? And how do you get them off the fork legs without damage :puzzled::puzzled:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Jan-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By ducv2
Paid about 190 for a full day on a dyno (+fish...

Paid about 190 for a full day on a dyno (+fish and chips at lunch time), or it would have been about 35 for one run last year in Northallerton. Bit far to go I know;)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Jan-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By ducv2
Think the steeper head angle is better used with...

Think the steeper head angle is better used with the longer swingarm and different shock linkages. If you do change the head angle, it will slap a bit, even with the steering damper. It will also...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Dec-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By ducv2
I've had my SPS for 6 years now, and still love...

I've had my SPS for 6 years now, and still love it. I have never had the luck to ride any testastretta engined bikes, but no standard engined dukes will pull away from it in a straight line (inc....
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Oct-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By ducv2
Engine ran well with it fitted, but did one dyno...

Engine ran well with it fitted, but did one dyno run with filter then another 2 minutes later without, instant power gain. If you are fitting a power commander you will be doing a fair few dyno runs,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Oct-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By ducv2
Tried over bell mouth filters and lost 10 bhp....

Tried over bell mouth filters and lost 10 bhp. :puzzled::puzzled:

[Edited on 6-10-2005 by ducv2]
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 05-Oct-2005, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By ducv2
Stamp your feet, but if its got full official...

Stamp your feet, but if its got full official Ducati service history the least you should get is the cost of the parts (rocker plus gaskets etc.). Mine had full independent service history and cost...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Sep-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,016
Posted By ducv2
Usually in bits

Usually in bits
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 11-Sep-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By ducv2
I would'nt do it, you will just end up feeling...

I would'nt do it, you will just end up feeling frustrated, and possibly end up doing something you would regret to get past a slower rider. When I first started track days, there was always the fast...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Jun-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By ducv2
15/41 works for me:D

15/41 works for me:D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Jun-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By ducv2
Mine was serviced from new by a dealer I trust,...

Mine was serviced from new by a dealer I trust, and it still needed 12 rockers and a cam replacing last year. Admittedly it has done a few track days, but my advise would still be to get the dealer...
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