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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-May-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shazaam!
The conversion to HID will give three times the...

The conversion to HID will give three times the light using 35 Watts instead of 60 Watts. You can only convert the 996 high beam if you want the correct light...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 05-May-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Shazaam!
Twin disks also need a brake master cylinder that...

Twin disks also need a brake master cylinder that will pair correctly (hydraulic ratio) with the additional caliper.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-May-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Shazaam!
I recommend that you use nothing bigger in...

I recommend that you use nothing bigger in diameter than 29mm on a 748 with stock levers.

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shazaam/Slaves_and_Masters.jpg
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 09-Apr-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By Shazaam!
Turn the screws at the top of the forks clockwise...

Turn the screws at the top of the forks clockwise till you hit the stop—then 12 clicks anti-clockwise to decrease damping and return to the factory setting.

BTW about half of the magazine tests of...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 27-Mar-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By Shazaam!
18mm diameter (same as the 749/999), with a 19mm...

18mm diameter (same as the 749/999), with a 19mm piston-fulcrum distance (don't remember what the 749/999 distance is).
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 27-Mar-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By Shazaam!
Frank, The Supersport (and 748, Chris) brake...

Frank,

The Supersport (and 748, Chris) brake master cylinder is 16mm and is not a good hydraulic ratio match to the Brembo 4 pad calipers. The 749/999 radial master cylinder is 18mm and would be a...
Forum: 999 / 749 07-Mar-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Shazaam!
The most common way to reduce the clutch lever...

The most common way to reduce the clutch lever pull force is to change the diameter of the slave cylinder. The force-reduction aftermarket slave cylinder replacements offer around a 20% reduction but...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 30-Jan-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Shazaam!
Oil Pressure increases as the engine rpm, and...

Oil Pressure increases as the engine rpm, and consequently the oil pump rpm, increases. The oil pressure also increases under all conditions if you use a higher viscosity oil. Conversely, oil...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Jan-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,029
Posted By Shazaam!
Viscosity Reduction

The main reason for using a higher viscosity 50 weight oil is that the oil looses viscosity because it also lubricates the transmission.

The central dogma of motorcycle oil manufacturers and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Jan-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Shazaam!
http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t...

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=7746
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Jan-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Shazaam!
You're using the wrong datum by supporting the...

You're using the wrong datum by supporting the frame from the external bosses for the engine mounts. Exact alignment of the engine to the steering head or rear suspension is not critical.

You need...
Forum: STs 23-Sep-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Shazaam!
The air/fuel ratio that maximizes power has been...

The air/fuel ratio that maximizes power has been shown to be about 12:1 or 12.5:1 and is about 20% richer than stoichiometric (14.7:1). 14.7:1 yields exhaust CO levels of less than 1%. 12:1 give...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Sep-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Shazaam!
Here’s what I did. Use a Dremel and a cut-off...

Here’s what I did. Use a Dremel and a cut-off wheel tool to cut slots into the foot pegs. Leave the edges sharp.

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shazaam/Non-SlipPeg.jpg
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Aug-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Shazaam!
Yup, battery.

Yup, battery.
Forum: 999 / 749 24-Jul-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Shazaam!
Fast by Ferracci is 20 miles east in Willow...

Fast by Ferracci is 20 miles east in Willow Grove. A premier Ducati dealership.
Forum: 1299 / 1199 / 959 / 899 Panigale 22-Jun-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By Shazaam!
Weave can be caused by too much steering damping....

Weave can be caused by too much steering damping. Try backing off the adjuster (counterclockwise).
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Jun-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Shazaam!
http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t...

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=46067
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Jun-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shazaam!
Determining Best Tire Pressures

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=79627
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Jun-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By Shazaam!
Waterproofing Your Ducati

Motorcycle electrical systems are more exposed to the elements than cars so it’s important to keep the system sealed against water infusion to avoid corrosion of the electrical connections.

In...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 02-Jun-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,128
Posted By Shazaam!
After a long ride at temperature, the crankcase...

After a long ride at temperature, the crankcase ventilation system should have pulled off any water in the oil caused by simple condensation. You're seeing more water than that so I'd suspect that...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 02-Jun-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,128
Posted By Shazaam!
If you look at the Owners Manuals recommendations...

If you look at the Owners Manuals recommendations you'll see:

SAE 10W40 for S4, 748R, ST (from 2002) 998/748 (2002) All newer bikes but still with old engine designs.

SAE 20W50 for 748/996, ST, (up...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-May-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Shazaam!
Normal. The temperature gauge displays the range...

Normal.

The temperature gauge displays the range of expected operating temperatures. The midpoint is selected to correspond to the nominal design operating temperature.

If you're at speed on a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-May-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Shazaam!
Early 916's had a problem with their battery...

Early 916's had a problem with their battery discharging quickly when stored. There was a Service Bulletin issued regarding this issue.

The problem was traced to the rubber relay holder that is...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 07-May-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Shazaam!
Any general purpose silicone spray from a...

Any general purpose silicone spray from a hardware store is the same thing.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-May-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Shazaam!
[QUOTE=rapidomoto]... my typical riding is...

[QUOTE=rapidomoto]... my typical riding is commuting and fast touring what ratios would you recommend ...

14/40 96-links

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=14132
Forum: Hypermotard 14-Apr-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,177
Posted By Shazaam!
Often a newly-installed exhaust pipe or slip-on...

Often a newly-installed exhaust pipe or slip-on doesn't fit-up properly. Aftermarket pipes are not a precision fit and often they let in combustion air that, when mixed with unburned fuel, results in...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 09-Apr-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By Shazaam!
DOT 4 fluid can be replaced by DOT 5.1 fluid and...

DOT 4 fluid can be replaced by DOT 5.1 fluid and vice versa.

DOT 5 fluid is different. It is silicone-based and cannot be used in Ducatis that use Brembo brake and clutch master and slave...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 08-Apr-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By Shazaam!
DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid

The DOT specification for DOT 5.1 brake fluid has a higher minimum dry boiling point/minimum wet boiling point (527°F/347°F) than the DOT 4 spec (446°F/311°F), but these are just minimum specs....
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Mar-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Shazaam!
Dirty fuel filter.

Dirty fuel filter.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 07-Mar-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By Shazaam!
A cold o-ring could cause leaking of the fuel...

A cold o-ring could cause leaking of the fuel line quick disconnect.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Mar-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Shazaam!
A Ducati bulletin specifies that recommended...

A Ducati bulletin specifies that recommended tension for installing fresh out of the box new belts and the acceptable range of deviation (110 Hz +/-5Hz). It also states that if you are going to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Feb-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,015
Posted By Shazaam!
The fuel pump supplies fuel under pressure as...

The fuel pump supplies fuel under pressure as long as the crankshaft is turning. For safety, the pump is switched off by the ECU after about five seconds if the crankshaft stops turning.

So if the...
Forum: 999 / 749 14-Feb-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By Shazaam!
Bradders is correct about a concern with charging...

Bradders is correct about a concern with charging the gel batteries. However, lead-acid batteries can be connected indefinitely to most chargers. Check with the charger manufacturer if in doubt. This...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Dec-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Shazaam!
HID High Beam Conversion

Here's a picture comparison of my 55W low beam and my 35W HID high beam using the same exposure.

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shazaam/HID-4of5.jpg

The basic limitation on a HID...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 04-Nov-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Shazaam!
If you want a clear tubing use Tygon 2075 Ultra...

If you want a clear tubing use Tygon 2075 Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Jul-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Shazaam!
http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shaza...

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shazaam/DirtyInjector.jpg

The purpose of the fuel filter is to prevent any foreign debris that makes its way into the fuel tank from clogging the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-May-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Shazaam!
This will help.

This will help.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Apr-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Shazaam!
Plastic Only

Just don't use a metal replacement. One point that’s often overlooked when replacing the plastic hinge pins with metal is that if you crash, the plastic pins are designed to shear off and save the...
Forum: New User Introductions 17-Apr-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,198
Posted By Shazaam!
Buying A Used Ducati Superbike

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=7746
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Apr-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By Shazaam!
Gulf Racing

This color scheme is my favorite.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/11-ducati-motorcycle-chat/64385-ducati-1098r-gulf-racing-replica.html
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Mar-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Shazaam!
ColorRite Antique Gold 7555 (Sand lightly with a...

ColorRite Antique Gold 7555
(Sand lightly with a Scotch Pad to get a matching finish)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Mar-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By Shazaam!
Weber-Marelli IAW 1.6M ECU One injector/cylinder:...

Weber-Marelli IAW 1.6M ECU
One injector/cylinder: 748, 916 Biposto, 916 Senna, ST2

Weber-Marelli IAW 1.6M B1 ECU
Two injectors/cylinder: 996 Biposto, 996S

Note: The IAW 1.6M uses a crank timing...
Forum: 999 / 749 24-Feb-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,097
Posted By Shazaam!
Determining Best Tire Pressures

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=79627
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Feb-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,377
Posted By Shazaam!
Flooding

The problem is that the bikes with shower injectors, like the 749/999 series, are very easy to flood on startup - especially when it's cold out. If the plug in one cylinder gets flooded, it often...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Feb-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Shazaam!
916 Clutch Slave Cylinders

It's important to note that you can experience clutch disengagement problems if you use too large a diameter slave unit.

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shazaam/Slaves&Masters.jpg
Forum: DesmoDue Parts For Sale & Wanted 27-Jan-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Shazaam!
Hydraulic Ratios

This will help.
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Jan-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By Shazaam!
Ducati 999 Starting Problems

Engines need more fuel for a cold start because there is no heat in the ports and chambers to keep the fuel atomized as vapor, so it stays as a liquid. Fuel as a liquid burns very badly in the...
Forum: STs 12-Jan-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,169
Posted By Shazaam!
Aftermarket Belts

The question about installing aftermarket camshaft belts in a Ducati comes up quite regularly. Ducati belts are made by Gates to Ducati specifications and are unavailable except from Ducati. Further,...
Forum: 999 / 749 10-Jul-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By Shazaam!
I second that recommendation but put them...

I second that recommendation but put them inboard. The outside edge of the mirror is the most useful for a rear view.

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/images/dsc/shazaam/Mirrors.jpg
Forum: Monsters 31-Dec-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By Shazaam!
Steering Dampers

A damper doesn't act like a spring where the resistance to turning the bars would increase when you use a stiffer spring.

A damper works by providing more resistance as the SPEED that you turn the...
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