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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Dec-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Ian 748
Ooo you did have to go and mention rockers didnít...

Ooo you did have to go and mention rockers didnít you. Just had a peekÖtwo openers and two closers are just starting let go. Two closers and one opener are original and have covered 40,500 miles. The...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Dec-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Ian 748
Yes indeedÖthe thought had crossed my mind. With...

Yes indeedÖthe thought had crossed my mind. With only two shims and a persistent tiny oil weep from the cam carrier,or rocker pin cover (canít find it for sure). Iím trying to resist the temptation...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Dec-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Ian 748
I canít help myself until I understand :) Thank...

I canít help myself until I understand :)
Thank you very much once again, iím sure itís all a lot more interesting when you havenít tackled it before .
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Dec-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Ian 748
.10 is a measurement that comes up often and Iíve...

.10 is a measurement that comes up often and Iíve no doubt itís widely used and works well. However that reads as out of tolerance with some of the Haynes clearances, both the checking and their...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Dec-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Ian 748
748 valve clearance Q

Well as Iíve had the old girl a fair while now Iíve decided that itís about time I tackled the servicing myself, and so far so good, Iím really enjoying myself.
Got all the valve clearances measured...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Oct-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Ian 748
Cracking bike youíve got yourself there mate,...

Cracking bike youíve got yourself there mate, Iíve had mine for 10 years and I donít think I could ever sell itÖjust fantastic. As Skids suggests I turn the engine over now and again through winter...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Feb-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,507
Posted By Ian 748
Just re read my post and ďoil in the air boxĒ is...

Just re read my post and ďoil in the air boxĒ is a bit vague. Mine threw up this much oil every 100 miles of spirited riding but nothing when pottering around. As I say both tests showed ok (done at...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Feb-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,507
Posted By Ian 748
Do you have oil blown up into the air box?...

Do you have oil blown up into the air box? Although not smoking, a while ago I used to get oil in the air box and so had compression and leak tests done. Both showed no problem but I decided to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Dec-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,584
Posted By Ian 748
Iíve never used a power commander but the...

Iíve never used a power commander but the appropriate JHP chip and simple set up is working great for me James (think it was £58.00 all done). Depends how much youíd like to get involved I thinkÖ
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Dec-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By Ian 748
Thatís got me laughing mateÖ.how do you know this...

Thatís got me laughing mateÖ.how do you know this stuff ?;). Between you and Skids you should start your own web pagesÖĒa million and one things known about Ducati but never documentedĒ:lol:
Sorry...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Sep-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ian 748
And is your box clean and dry or oily and orid ?:)

And is your box clean and dry or oily and orid ?:)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Sep-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ian 748
Thanks for that Shazaam. Sounds logical I guess...

Thanks for that Shazaam. Sounds logical I guess that even though comp test was ok itís not as good as it once was, blow by will have increased and the drain holes arenít coping for sure. If Iím...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Sep-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ian 748
Another oil in airbox question

An old favourite I know butÖthis much oil in the airbox is not good right?? I cleaned and dried it out then took it for a easy ride to get an idea how much oil is being blown up. Pic is after only...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Sep-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,736
Posted By Ian 748
Good to see you're sorted Dougie:)

Good to see you're sorted Dougie:)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-Sep-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,736
Posted By Ian 748
To get mine out of sleep mode, I turn the...

To get mine out of sleep mode, I turn the ignition on then off again then press the remote, turn back on and away we go. Have you tried disarming with the pin number? Could be fob battery as Ray...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Jul-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ian 748
I wouldn’t worry to much Wulfie, just...

I wouldn’t worry to much Wulfie, just picked up a new bolt &spring from Jeff at Gtec and he’s never seen it happen before. Sounds about right really, if it’s gonna happen to just...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jul-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ian 748
:lol: :lol: I feel inadequate now, once it's...

:lol: :lol:
I feel inadequate now, once it's been pointed out it's so obvious:p

I had found the detent ball Paul, itís rested between the front of the swing arm and engine case in the pic, the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jul-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ian 748
Ta for the offer Shandy but as the manual says I...

Ta for the offer Shandy but as the manual says I should replace the washer, iíll just pick up a spring while Iím there, itís the only bit that wasnít still on the bike.:)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ian 748
Thumbs down Huston we have a problem

Had a great ride to the Buell day today but did have trouble selecting/changing gear on occasion.
After the breki stop the problem seemed to be gone although gear shifts didnít feel quite like they...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Apr-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Ian 748
Iíve seen this repair Chipshop and itís route Iíd...

Iíve seen this repair Chipshop and itís route Iíd take.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Dec-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Ian 748
u2u Mark

u2u Mark
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 17-Dec-2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Ian 748
As the lads say, I’ve been using one for a...

As the lads say, I’ve been using one for a while now with no probs at all. I had ally st plates fitted at the same time so I can’t say if it’s any quieter in its own right but with...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Jul-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Ian 748
I got my gel Sargent seat from Ebay Clive. I...

I got my gel Sargent seat from Ebay Clive. I guess that won’t help you much as I’ve only seen that one but I can thoughroly recommend them. Much, much kinder on the arse ;)and all but...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Apr-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Ian 748
I really hope it all goes well for you sharpo and...

I really hope it all goes well for you sharpo and you donít get any nasties. The rest of the rockers in mine are still the original ones and show no signs of distress at 17000 miles, hopefully yours...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Apr-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Ian 748
Ymfb itís great to be able to post one thatís for...

Ymfb itís great to be able to post one thatís for sure.
Ian every time I think about it I consider myself extremely fortunate.:sing:
Just glad itíll be on two wheels Keefy.
Itís registered 02...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-Apr-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Ian 748
big service and very lucky

As usual Iíd left the bike service to the last minute again and a quick ring round the usual suspects showed them well and truly booked up. The local Duke dealer I had used until this year (and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-Apr-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Ian 748
seven here as well :o. will do a report later.

seven here as well :o. will do a report later.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Mar-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Ian 748
Wasnít really fussed when I bought mine, E or S...

Wasnít really fussed when I bought mine, E or S would have been fine at the time. A few years on and to be honest Iím really glad I got the S. Not that it performs any better but like Antonye I much...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Feb-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By Ian 748
Agreed :cool:

Agreed :cool:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jan-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Ian 748
Not like you to beat around the bush Keef...

Not like you to beat around the bush Keef :lol::lol:
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Jan-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,045
Posted By Ian 748
RAC here as well, got it for the car but it...

RAC here as well, got it for the car but it covers the person as already said just hope I never need it.
Forum: 999 / 749 31-Dec-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ian 748
Oooo now thatís just a tease, I bet youíve some...

Oooo now thatís just a tease, I bet youíve some errÖ more artistic pics, the ones that show everything.:o:lol:
Post um when you take um mate as itís a fair bet that pic 2 is pretty much all Iíll...
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Dec-2005, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ian 748
999 eh! Another big un thatís all I needed, now...

999 eh! Another big un thatís all I needed, now Iím Feeling all on me ownÖ kindí a small and inadequateÖthe runt of the BHC litter as it were.:( Some nice pics of pristine steed are needed Mark you...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Dec-2005, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By Ian 748
Hello Simon. Always room for one more...

Hello Simon.
Always room for one more Stella:devil:. Cheers.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Oct-2005, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Ian 748
The clutch on my 748 is just over 16000 miles old...

The clutch on my 748 is just over 16000 miles old and is understandably as noisy as a very noisy thing. It bites at the last bit of leaver travel and feels well past its best but just goes on and on...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Oct-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Ian 748
I feel like that every time I press the start...

I feel like that every time I press the start button.
:D:D:D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Oct-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Ian 748
2002 748s. No cooler on mine just a mesh grill,...

2002 748s. No cooler on mine just a mesh grill, thatís probably what fordies seen. ;)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Sep-2005, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Ian 748
Yes mate, sounds exactly like the stains on...

Yes mate, sounds exactly like the stains on mine:( (same side even). They were there when I bought it 3 years ago so Iíve no idea what caused them. As you say though they do seem to be under the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Sep-2005, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Ian 748
Dust trapped in the clutch can cause a few...

Dust trapped in the clutch can cause a few peculiarities and builds up surprisingly quickly if youíre banging on the miles. Welcome to the board and Iíd like a Stella please.:D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Aug-2005, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ian 748
Just waiting for it to roll of the screen.:smug:

Just waiting for it to roll of the screen.:smug:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Aug-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Ian 748
AhÖ that ull explain it then:flame:. :eureka:Will...

AhÖ that ull explain it then:flame:. :eureka:Will try pressing it twice.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Aug-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Ian 748
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: My wife has one...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

My wife has one as well and Iím told itís a cold start but it doesnít seem to work.:puzzled:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Jul-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Ian 748
Perhaps it had gone into sleep mode or some such....

Perhaps it had gone into sleep mode or some such. My Meta needs the ignition to be turned on and off before the key fob will work in this mode??
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Jul-2005, 01:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,820
Posted By Ian 748
I have spoken to quite a few people who have had...

I have spoken to quite a few people who have had dukes, some will have them forever and some never again. I think with a duke you either get it (as in soul/character/feeling) or you donít .If someone...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Jul-2005, 01:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,820
Posted By Ian 748
Most things are down on performance to an r1...

Most things are down on performance to an r1 especially a 748 twin, but for me thatís not what a 748 is about. Leave the straight bits for those that know no better and spend your time in the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jun-2005, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Ian 748
No Ruth youíre not helping and now my minds on...

No Ruth youíre not helping and now my minds on another track, still back to the thread ÖÖ noÖ itís gone.
;):lol::lol:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jun-2005, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Ian 748
12000 miles and feels ok, thought it had gave...

12000 miles and feels ok, thought it had gave best a few weeks ago but a good blast of comp air and all is well again.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Apr-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ian 748
Good to see you can still muster up a sense of...

Good to see you can still muster up a sense of humour, the very best of luck to you all.

Ian
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Mar-2005, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Ian 748
[quote] Yes it sounds like a bag of ill fitting...

[quote]
Yes it sounds like a bag of ill fitting parts but it sounds like that every time. :lol::lol::lol: covers it nicely.

I draw breath through clenched teeth every time I ride without...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Mar-2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Ian 748
Thanks for the info guys could prove to be very...

Thanks for the info guys could prove to be very useful if not done by sat.
If there are plenty of belts about then it must be something elseÖ and the more I mull it over the more suspicious I...
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