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Forum: 999 / 749 14-Aug-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By RickyX
Update: Despite being charged up on Saturday,...

Update:
Despite being charged up on Saturday, bike wouldn't start on Sunday morning after the above posting.

Had a serious think and realised that since my trickle charger had stopped working a...
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Aug-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By RickyX
There's a big regulator fuse - is that the one...

There's a big regulator fuse - is that the one you mean?
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Aug-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By RickyX
Question 749R Wierdness

Just took my 749R trackbike out to get a daylight MOT and then to get fuel. Everything was running fine on way to MOT (2 miles in town), at MOT (which it passed with one comment: "exhaust...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-May-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By RickyX
Got pictures?

Got pictures?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Mar-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By RickyX
RCS has a brake light switch.

RCS has a brake light switch.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Mar-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By RickyX
I second Nelly on his choice of Bendix MF Pads -...

I second Nelly on his choice of Bendix MF Pads - they are great pads with loads of feedback and not too pricey too.
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Mar-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By RickyX
My 749 was a pig to start when I first got it. ...

My 749 was a pig to start when I first got it.

I put a new battery in it and it starts first time now, even when it has been sitting unused for weeks (not even on a trickle charger).

RX
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Mar-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By RickyX
I'd go for P4's. I fitted some to my SPS. ...

I'd go for P4's. I fitted some to my SPS. Excellent upgrade plus these days they come up quite cheap as they are "unfashionable"!
P4's fitted to many Italian bikes such as RSV/Mille, 749/999...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Sep-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,507
Posted By RickyX
All I can say is that I have never experienced...

All I can say is that I have never experienced any kind of smoke issuing from my 748 or 916 exhausts - apart from condensation when bike hasn't been run for a while.
Suggest a compression check would...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 15-Aug-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By RickyX
Talking of Snetterton...has anybody got a track...

Talking of Snetterton...has anybody got a track guide for the new layout? I don't think my MCN Guide from 1998 will be any good.....

Going on Monday as a "guest" of the BMW Owners Club...

R
Forum: DSC Website - Help and Notices 03-Jun-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,127
Posted By RickyX
Don't understand the computer geek stuff but -...

Don't understand the computer geek stuff but - well done to all concerned! Glad that site is back up and running.

R
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Apr-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By RickyX
You only need 748R specific discs if you are...

You only need 748R specific discs if you are using 748R specific forks.

If you are using "standard" 748BP/S or 996/998 Showa forks (65mm caliper bolt spacing) and P34 4 pad calipers (like on...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 05-Apr-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By RickyX
My advice would be to get second hand stuff off...

My advice would be to get second hand stuff off e-bay.
Forum: 999 / 749 29-Mar-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By RickyX
Chris - do you have any advice for people who...

Chris - do you have any advice for people who have a bike they know has been stolen???
LOL!!
Forum: New User Introductions 11-Feb-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By RickyX
Bienvenue a toi d'angleterre! Je voudrais une...

Bienvenue a toi d'angleterre!

Je voudrais une verre de vin rouge de la bar virtuel.

A plus, mec!

R
Forum: 999 / 749 11-Feb-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By RickyX
Thanks Andy, I was wondering if wheels from other...

Thanks Andy, I was wondering if wheels from other models would also fit e.g Front wheel off 1098/848 or 9*6?

R
Forum: 999 / 749 10-Feb-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By RickyX
Wheel Interchangeability - 749R

Does anybody know which other model wheels will fit an 04 749R?

Comments regarding basic wheel and any special disc requirements much appreciated.

Thanks,

R
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Feb-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,385
Posted By RickyX
As before...a comparison of 749 and 996 fork...

As before...a comparison of 749 and 996 fork lengths..

749R Ohlins:
Fork body (gold bit) L = 500mm
Top of Fork Body to spindle C/L = 685mm

996 Showa:
Fork body (gold bit) L = 480mm
Top of Fork...
Forum: New User Introductions 26-Jan-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,621
Posted By RickyX
Welcome back Steve! How much did you bribe the...

Welcome back Steve! How much did you bribe the MT then???? LOL!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jan-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,385
Posted By RickyX
Talking Kev, Yes, I measured them preloaded in bike(s). ...

Kev,

Yes, I measured them preloaded in bike(s). I'm afraid that I am not as dedicated as you as I didn't take them out to measure them!! ;->
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Jan-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,385
Posted By RickyX
Yes and no.... Just measured them: 749R Ohlins:...

Yes and no....

Just measured them:

749R Ohlins:
Fork body (gold bit) L = 500mm
Top of Fork Body to spindle C/L = 685mm

996 Showa:
Fork body (gold bit) L = 480mm
Forum: 999 / 749 20-Jan-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By RickyX
749 Race Loom Wiring Diagram

My 749R has a race loom fitted - does anybody have a wiring diagram for this type of loom?

Reason for my request is that I am intending to fit lights to it to make it "barely legal" - I have noticed...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 28-Jul-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By RickyX
I assume that he can do Marchesini magnesium...

I assume that he can do Marchesini magnesium wheels (as well as Dymag)?


I have a set of Marchesini Mags which I use for the wets on my 916 - they could do with refurbishment.
Now I've got a 749...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 28-Jan-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By RickyX
I fitted a Brembo RCS to my 996 recently with...

I fitted a Brembo RCS to my 996 recently with double banjo bolt - the existing brake hoses were fine however due to the position of the RCS brake line fitting (underneath the m/cyl) the head of the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Dec-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By RickyX
I replaced my 996SPS one myself last year - the...

I replaced my 996SPS one myself last year - the parts alone were 350 (not including flywheel).
Sprag bearing is the same as a Honda one but the Honda price is even more expensive!!
Finding good s/h...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 11-Nov-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By RickyX
I have two sets of Magnesium Marchesinis. one has...

I have two sets of Magnesium Marchesinis. one has the lattice stiffeners inside the spoke sections, the other set does not.
I am told that the ones without the stiffeners are from a 955 race bike...
Forum: Multistrada & New Multistrada 1200 03-Nov-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By RickyX
You are mistaken, those were the concept models...

You are mistaken, those were the concept models for the 999 range.
I think you'll agree that the production version didn't quite live up to the original styling exercise.........
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Oct-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,049
Posted By RickyX
Philippe... I am in agreement with you on this...

Philippe...
I am in agreement with you on this following my Clearways highside...looking to do something similar but less pricey than your idea - married with kids sort of budget!!

Bon chance mec!

R
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Sep-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By RickyX
Barry still on above number. Spoke to him today...

Barry still on above number.

Spoke to him today and he can do gel coat 998 fairing and seat at a very good price indeed.

Thanks for info smilo.

R
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Sep-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By RickyX
Is Barry's number still: 07748 765842? (Found on...

Is Barry's number still: 07748 765842?
(Found on a posting from 2007).
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Sep-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By RickyX
Race Bodywork Suppliers

Looking for some 998 style fairings and seat unit and came across these guys:

http://www.superbikebodywork.co.uk/Ducati_916.htm

Anybody used them or know what the quality is like?

The pix look...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Aug-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By RickyX
916SPS - Speedo and Tacho Repairs needed

I need to get my speedo and tacho repaired.

Both were damaged in recent "off".

They look fine except that the "glass" and surround have been removed (by my hand) and, in the case of the tacho, the...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 03-Aug-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By RickyX
I did Brands last Monday - it peed it down in the...

I did Brands last Monday - it peed it down in the morning. Did two sessions on Racetecs then decided the rain was staying so fitted Metzeler Rain wets...they were great - almost knee down at Paddock...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Jul-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By RickyX
Yeah, nice spangly handmade Hideout leathers...

Yeah, nice spangly handmade Hideout leathers saved my butt I would say. There's hardly a mark on them, just a few scuffs. Well worth the money!

Actually, can I have a refund on the 748RS clutch...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 29-Jul-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By RickyX
Had a great day...it peed it down in the morning...

Had a great day...it peed it down in the morning - so much so that I went through all the bother of fitting my wets...

After lunch it was sunny and dry..which was great.


...until I had a monster...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Jul-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By RickyX
Possibly your chain adjuster eccentric is...

Possibly your chain adjuster eccentric is incorrectly positioned with the spindle in the 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock sector?
The wheel would therefore be closer to the numberplate and could cause the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jul-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By RickyX
Swapping Fuel Lines

I recently took my tank off to take a look at my air filters.
I noticed however that the fuel hose unions connecting the hoses to the fuel pump on the underside of the tank had been installed "in...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 16-Jul-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By RickyX
Are you having a problem with bleeding the clutch...

Are you having a problem with bleeding the clutch line?
If so, I recommend a bleed banjo bolt (with a nipple) at the lever end. It made bleeding my clutch so much easier compared to before I fitted...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-Jul-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By RickyX
Brands 27 July (No Limits)

Anybody going?

I shall be there with a couple of mates on V Twins (RSV and VTR...)

R
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Jun-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By RickyX
Hideout do not seem (seam?) to be geared up for...

Hideout do not seem (seam?) to be geared up for rapid turnarounds.
I have had alterations done and now have a spanking (oooer) new suit from them - superb quality but it wasn't quick (or cheap).

R
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 04-Jun-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By RickyX
It's available on MSV website for any make. I...

It's available on MSV website for any make. I think they allocated 75% of spaces to Ducati Dealers but the rest were open to any make.

R
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Jun-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By RickyX
Type in "dB Killers" on e-bay and...

Type in "dB Killers" on e-bay and you'll find loads.

I had some in my toolbox "just in case" but have never needed to use them.
At Brands last month a poor soul (who I hed never met) with an SP1...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-May-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By RickyX
Booked on this with a mate on a...

Booked on this with a mate on a H-H-Honda....

Anybody else goin'?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-May-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By RickyX
I was looking at those but wasn't sure of the...

I was looking at those but wasn't sure of the quality.

Tell you what, why don't you order one and see if they deliver promptly and then see if it is any good.

Then you can let us know and I might...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-May-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By RickyX
Smile Update......... Jools very kindly lent me a...

Update.........

Jools very kindly lent me a master cylinder which I fitted today.
Went for another serious test ride and everything was fine.

So..........refitted my own m/cyl after cleaning it up...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-May-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By RickyX
Got 14/39 on my 916SPS so I'm sure things will be...

Got 14/39 on my 916SPS so I'm sure things will be great on your 853.

Enjoy!

R
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-May-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By RickyX
Jools, PM sent. R

Jools,
PM sent.

R
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-May-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By RickyX
Shazaam: you should get a job in marriage...

Shazaam: you should get a job in marriage counselling!! Getting people to talk to each other etc...well done!!

Jools: thanks for the really kind offer, before I take you up on it I'd like to check...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-May-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By RickyX
Took a look in the reservoir for evidence of...

Took a look in the reservoir for evidence of squirts - NONE!
Mind you, it's a standard 916SPS with a remote reservoir so would you still see the squirts?
I remember my old Suzuki had a non-remote...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-May-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By RickyX
OK will do. What happens if I don't get the...

OK will do. What happens if I don't get the correct squirts? Is it possible to clean the ports?
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