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Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 08-Jul-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By Martin Dower
No need to worry too much about miles either....

No need to worry too much about miles either. They don't tend to suffer in the same way as the Jap I4s do
Forum: 999 / 749 02-May-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,720
Posted By Martin Dower
Huge thanks to Phil-the-Drill. Watched the video,...

Huge thanks to Phil-the-Drill. Watched the video, took your advice on the plumbing tool and did the job easy as pie in a couple of hours. Really huge thanks as your "confident words" enabled both of...
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Apr-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,720
Posted By Martin Dower
Thanks for the pointers guys and the manual link....

Thanks for the pointers guys and the manual link. Will pass on the info and see if he's up to it.
Forum: 999 / 749 29-Apr-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,720
Posted By Martin Dower
Fork seal replacement on 749s - DIY?

A mate of mine has discovered his 749s fork is leaking very badly (LH side) and with all the bike shops nearby busy as hell for the next 2 weeks I wondered if this was an item that could be done by a...
Forum: Classic 04-Apr-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Martin Dower
ULTRA COOL Likewise. This *might* be my last...

ULTRA COOL

Likewise. This *might* be my last year on 175mph hyper bikes, a gentle fall from grace to an semifaired cafe racer could be on the books. It better sound ace though.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 20-Mar-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Martin Dower
Thanks guys. I've attached a piccy of the exhaust...

Thanks guys. I've attached a piccy of the exhaust without the killer and of the db killers for anyone interested. I assume these are the right db killers for my termis?
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Mar-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Martin Dower
Noise limit at the 'Ring

I've been told I need to 95db at 2/3rds revs or less to survive a sound check at the 'Ring and that "seems" less than my 1098s with Termis produces. Any idea what the dB level of my bike might be...
Forum: 999 / 749 18-Mar-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Martin Dower
So what am I going to get by moving from a 03...

So what am I going to get by moving from a 03 plate 749s to an 08 plate 749R

1. That very special R feeling that only an R can give you
2. Newer bike
3. Higher insurance premium
4. A hole in my...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Mar-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Martin Dower
Bugger off AK. I'm off to see a 08 749R at the...

Bugger off AK. I'm off to see a 08 749R at the weekend...08 plater? On 250 miles. Hmmmm. Sounds odd to me but at a main dealer :o

Down in town a fair bit, sometimes come on the bike...are you...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Mar-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Martin Dower
Maybe it's time in my life for a Multistrada :(

Maybe it's time in my life for a Multistrada :(
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Mar-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Martin Dower
Oh god, getting the R bug again - HELP

Some years ago I decided to upgrade (pah!) my miley 748 biposto to spangly 748R. It was a mistake of the highest order, it was too hard for the road, fuelled too badly to ride anywhere but the...
Forum: Stolen Bikes 14-Jul-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,573
Posted By Martin Dower
Thanks for that Keith and all the other kind...

Thanks for that Keith and all the other kind comments. Still can't believe it is gone :(
Forum: Stolen Bikes 12-Jul-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,573
Posted By Martin Dower
DOH. My stupid! Ohlins indeed. Still reeling a...

DOH. My stupid! Ohlins indeed. Still reeling a little from the theft.
Forum: Stolen Bikes 12-Jul-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,573
Posted By Martin Dower
STOLEN: 52 Plate Red 748R - Halifax

Taken overnight (night of 10th July 2006) from (ha!) secure, gated, residents car park at Clare Court, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Red 748R (No. 854)
KL52CCK
Lots of carbon tat on it (mirrors, hugger,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-May-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Martin Dower
Thanks dude. I was close (not at all actually :( )

Thanks dude. I was close (not at all actually :( )
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-May-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Martin Dower
Where to get 748R serviced....(West Yorkshire)

I know I know I know the question has been asked a 1000 times but even after 20 mins hunting and searching a cannot find a link/post. I think he is called Ducati Dave or something similar but I...
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Sep-2005, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Martin Dower
Elitist indeed. Still, can't go - will be...

Elitist indeed. Still, can't go - will be qualifying for Sundays 5hr Endurance race at Rockingham :p
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Sep-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Martin Dower
I had a 748s and was given the opportunity to...

I had a 748s and was given the opportunity to upgrade to a 748R and took it, didn't seriously consider the 998 route at all - just wanted some "R"-ness. It is very peaky in terms of power and I will...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Sep-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By Martin Dower
Wrists could be a bike fitness thing, give it a...

Wrists could be a bike fitness thing, give it a while and you might get used to it. I struggled at first on my old 748 and adapted my hand position slightly over time and found I had no problems and...
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Aug-2005, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By Martin Dower
Puch Maxi when I was 14 :( - bought it off a mate...

Puch Maxi when I was 14 :( - bought it off a mate who had fitted a Raleigh Chopper seat to it. It was awful, I had it 3 days and the magneto went. Crap, just crap.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Aug-2005, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Martin Dower
Bought! Thanks guys :D

Bought! Thanks guys :D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Aug-2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Martin Dower
Indoor cover for a 748

I am looking for an indoor cover for my 748R, to avoid getting it covered in crap, welding flash, grinder sparks etc when my race car is being prepped; any ideas?

Thanks :)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Aug-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Martin Dower
My 748 had 22k on it when I px'ed for a 748R a...

My 748 had 22k on it when I px'ed for a 748R a month back and it was running fine after just completing a mini-blast tour of Froggie race tracks including Magny-Cours, Dijon and Croix. Ran perfectly...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Jul-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Martin Dower
Cool. So just a TADTS issue and cured by spanking...

Cool. So just a TADTS issue and cured by spanking it like a rented mule :frog:

[Edited on 27-7-2005 by Martin Dower]
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Jul-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Martin Dower
748R Fueling question

Just swapped my well used 22k miles 1999 748 Biposto for a sparkling 6k miles 52 plate 748R (WoooooHoooo) and so far so good.....except, the fueling seems a little erratic at 3k and so far the bike...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-May-2005, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Martin Dower
Yup, thanks Jools, but I need to sort it at the...

Yup, thanks Jools, but I need to sort it at the weekend and once you add the postage etc... it's easier to pick one up on Sat am and fit it etc..
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-May-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Martin Dower
Had a look this morning, speedo cable has indeed...

Had a look this morning, speedo cable has indeed snapped so off to get a new one from Duke Leeds at the weekend. Cheers guys
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-May-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Martin Dower
Cheers. Job for the weekend I think :D

Cheers. Job for the weekend I think :D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-May-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Martin Dower
Speedo has packed up

Out on Monday for a ride and the speedo has suddely stopped working and the milo/trip has also stopped. I guess it is cable operated but a (though) normally the speedo swings wildly or bounces if the...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Apr-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Martin Dower
lol. Best tip about racing is "whatever you...

lol. Best tip about racing is "whatever you think it will cost you need to multiply by at least 4". :sniff:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Mar-2005, 02:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,598
Posted By Martin Dower
Yup. Had 2 changed at 18k miles, been worn for a...

Yup. Had 2 changed at 18k miles, been worn for a while by all accounts. 1998 748.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Feb-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Martin Dower
Starter not working/interlocked failed

Bloody Italian electrics. Bike would start yesterday, press the starter button and silence (clutch in, in neutral side stand-stand up and down). Bumped her off down the street (as I had to move her)...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2004, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Martin Dower
Cool, will try the place above tomorrow :D

Cool, will try the place above tomorrow :D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2004, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Martin Dower
Thanks. Any idea on prices?...and is this a...

Thanks. Any idea on prices?...and is this a common problem?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2004, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Martin Dower
98T - 3 spokers so I guess that's Brembos

98T - 3 spokers so I guess that's Brembos
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2004, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Martin Dower
Paint flaking off the wheels

The paint is bubbling and flaking off my rear wheel. I have asked a local (non-main dealer) garage what to do and they have quoted my nearly 200 to repaint the wheel and they cannot promise to...
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