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Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 12-Jun-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By mark996
Horses for courses...??

Hello,

For me it depends on what you're wanting to do with it, and ultimately, how lazy do you feel like being!!?!

You see, I've had this exact dilemma previously, albeit not directly with...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Apr-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By mark996
Misfire at low revs??

Morning folks,

Took the 848 out for its first proper run following the winter lay up tied to a trickle charger..

I noticed that it was harder to get started than normal, with an ENORMOUS backfire...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-May-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,064
Posted By mark996
Might've found one that I want to buy...But....

HI everyone,

As per the title, I think I might've found an 848 that I want to part with my hard earned for....the only issue is, is that its dash screen appears to have scratches/cracks across it...
Forum: New User Introductions 30-May-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By mark996
Hi mate! I remember you - we both joined up back...

Hi mate!

I remember you - we both joined up back in '02!! How times have changed though!

Thanks for the heads up re nelly - used to speak with him loads through here, I'm sure he'll find me...
Forum: New User Introductions 29-May-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By mark996
...Well, not exactly 'new' user...

Hi everyone - I'm back!

I've been off the site for a massive 12 years, but am delighted to see that it's still going as strong as it ever was!!

After living and working in Portugal back then for 13...
Forum: Monsters 11-Mar-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By mark996
Different lights??

Hi everyone,

I'm thinking about getting the missus an S4R to potter about on, but she hates the look of the front headlight.

Can anyone suggest any replacements that look better so I can convince...
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Sep-2004, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By mark996
Maybe wait and see.....??

I think that I agree with that - I'd have to see one actually attached to a bike before thinking of buying the Akro system for my 749. I know there was the picture of the system on Chili's machine,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Sep-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By mark996
Me too!

Lee,
Mines exactly the same on my 996. The seat unit rubs in quite the same way as yours, on my carbon airbox, because the sides of the airbox seem to stick out slightly.....

Bloody annoying, and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Jun-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By mark996
Me, I have!!!!!

I've got some Nat. Totally unused, and ready to spray. Top piece and two sides. If you fancy copping for the postage from Portugal for 'em, then your welcome to make me an offer for 'em.

Cheers Mark.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Jun-2004, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By mark996
Sorry everyone, I must have hit the post new...

Sorry everyone, I must have hit the post new topic bit rather than the reply bit!!!!! This is a reply to my earlier post about my holey fuel tank.......
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Jun-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By mark996
Cheers......

Thanks everyone,

I have seen that liquid metal stuff, even out here in 3rd world Portugal!!!

:roll:

The petrol wars over there are getting a bit silly aren't they, it must be tough for you guys...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Jun-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By mark996
Fuel leak......

Hi everyone,

I've finally got the bike back on the road, and its fantastic again......until I went to start it up the other day, and noticed a load of fuel down the left hand side fairing. I didn't...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-May-2004, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By mark996
Tried here mate???

www.bike-paint.co.uk might be able to help you out. Even if you don't find that colour in their listings, ask them, because they seem to have more than they let on.......Very cheap too...(sorry that...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-May-2004, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By mark996
I can top that, mine were 7cents (0.7 Euros) each...

I can top that, mine were 7cents (0.7 Euros) each to replace, thats about 4p in your money!!!!

15??? I'm gonna start importing 'em!!!:lol:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-May-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By mark996
Cheers for the response mate, but I'm thinking...

Cheers for the response mate, but I'm thinking more long-term than that really.....

Any other ideas anyone??

:(
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-May-2004, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By mark996
My Mono Unit + Lights.

Hi everyone,

I'm nearly there getting the bike back up and running now, but I've hit a new and potentially massive problem......

I've got the Mono unit, it's all been sprayed up and looks...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-May-2004, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By mark996
Got my bolts yesterday - 14 nice fairing...

Got my bolts yesterday - 14 nice fairing screws.........12 well nuts!:mad:

As I said before, Crap, Crap and Crap again!

The worst bit is, that if I create and call them to send the 2 I'm...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-May-2004, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By mark996
Still waiting.......

I'd like to add my groan about them too. I'm currently waiting for a set of the small fairing bolts that attach the top half of the side fairings to the bottom halves.

Along with that, I...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Mar-2004, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mark996
Cheers again Dibble, I'll give JHP a bell...

Cheers again Dibble,

I'll give JHP a bell tomorrow, to see if they have one in stock, and can send it over to me.

I'll let you know how I get on......

Mark.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Mar-2004, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mark996
Result!

Now thats more like it!!!!! Is that the Ducati place at Purley Way, that used to be City Cycles?? If so, I'll send my Bruv along there to pick one up, he's only down the road in...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Mar-2004, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mark996
Cheers for that mate, but surely theres somewhere...

Cheers for that mate, but surely theres somewhere out there that does them for less than 130!!!

Anyone know how much a Ducati Genuine part is??
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Mar-2004, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mark996
Seat pad.....

Hi everyone,

Simple one this.....wheres the best place to get Mono Seat pads from?? I've seen the Tecnosel ones on Tecmoto's site, but I wasn't really looking to spend 130 on one!...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Mar-2004, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By mark996
Decal Quality?????

Hi everyone,

I'm thinking about buying some Decals from Meteor Motorcycles, who seems to sell a hell of alot of stuff on eBay.

Can anyone vouch for the quality of their kit, or is it best left...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Mar-2004, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By mark996
I highsided on 010's, and suspect it was the...

I highsided on 010's, and suspect it was the tyres that weren't up to the 'spirited' riding whilst at the track day in Jerez.

I use Rennsport RS2's or 3's on the SP2,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Mar-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By mark996
Oh, and any pics would be VERY helpful too...

Oh, and any pics would be VERY helpful too please!!!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Mar-2004, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By mark996
Thanks for all the ideas guys, I'm liking...

Thanks for all the ideas guys, I'm liking the sound of the Epoxy/Block of wood idea the best I think as I reckon it'll be quite easy to sort.

However, how strong is that gonna be?? I...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Mar-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By mark996
Bare Mono unit???

Hi everyone,

I've got a Mono unit for my 996 now, from a guy on eBay in Nottingham (Not nelly!).

I've also taken everyones advice and gone to JHP who have also provided me with a Bip-Mono...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 11-Feb-2004, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By mark996
GRP Plastics....

Hi Everyone,

Can anyone suggest the cheapest place to buy GRP Plastics for Duc's?

I've tried to get a couple of them from eBay, mainly in Germany, but I've had massive difficulties...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Jan-2004, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By mark996
Welcome to the site Mark!! My advice for fitting...

Welcome to the site Mark!!

My advice for fitting is......get the missus to do it!

I did, used the excuse of smaller hands than me and stuff like that.

Hugger went on a treat though, in double...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jan-2004, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By mark996
Hi Mate, After my high-side at Jerez, mine looks...

Hi Mate,
After my high-side at Jerez, mine looks a million times worse than yours must've/does, and its not really gonna cost me too much to sort it out.

You said it yourself, alot of the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Jan-2004, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mark996
Cheers Yella, email sent to ya!!!!!

Cheers Yella, email sent to ya!!!!!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jan-2004, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mark996
Cheers Yella, and yes I am at home now in...

Cheers Yella, and yes I am at home now in Portugal!

I'll jot down all the info that you've given me and do some ringing about, but I'll probably end up getting the parts from the UK...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jan-2004, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mark996
Cheers Jasp, Any idea of the cost of that little...

Cheers Jasp,

Any idea of the cost of that little lot?

Mark.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jan-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mark996
Seat unit........

Hi everyone, and happy new year to you all!!!!!

I'm just back from my Christmas holidays, and have just started to get around to sorting the Ducati out, following my nasty High-side at Jerez in...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Nov-2003, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By mark996
MV Seat unit

Hi everyone,

As I'm sure you've all seen by now, I had a huge crash at Jerez, and am now in need of replacing a few bits and bobs.

One of the bigger pieces to replace is the seat unit....
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2003, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By mark996
Buy one mate!!!

I can't rate a CNC open/vented cover enough mate. I've just had a huge get-off at Jerez (read my post in 'Trackdays' section), and it saved my entire clutch, no question.

THE...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 11-Jul-2003, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By mark996
Cornerspeed....

Hi mate,

I can't recommend Neil (Nelly) at cornerspeed highly enough. He sorted my set up out no worries, and his service is first class mate. Top bloke, top service, top products, top.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 28-Jun-2003, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By mark996
California Superbike school........

Hi everyone,

Has anyone done the Andy Ibbott 'California Superbike School'? Any remarks about it? Any good? Actually learn anything?
I've looked on their website and theres another...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jun-2003, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By mark996
Badge for you young man!!

Now thats what I call Blue Petering the problem! Congratulations Custard, I reckon that looks excellent, and I only wish I'd thought of doing that before I spent my 60 on one.:mad:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jun-2003, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By mark996
snap!!!!!

Thats what I do too DJ, but the prob is that it takes about 10 mins to get to 60 from totally cold, which with my cans makes me very unpopular when I set off for work at 8.30 in the morning!! Not to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jun-2003, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By mark996
Too Cool 996!

Hi everyone,
Just a bit of a query this, not exactly a rant.
As you may or may not know, I also own an SP2, and I've noticed that when I've been out riding for a while and the Ducati's...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Jun-2003, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By mark996
GOT \'EM etc.......

Got a pair myself, and absolutely love 'em! Yes they were a complete pain in the arse to get to fit (aren't all Duc cans??), but once I'd got hold of the converter section I needed,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Jun-2003, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By mark996
Cheers everyone, I'll have a chat to...

Cheers everyone, I'll have a chat to JHP's about one. Failing that, Rips gonna get another phone call for bits to send to Portugal!
It sounds a bit worrying about the head stock bit...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Jun-2003, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By mark996
Corse Airbox.....

Hi everyone,

I'm after a Carbon Airbox of the Corse variety. (The one with the removable side panels).
I saw one on Ebay a couple of weeks ago, and I'm still right ****ed off I didn't...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-May-2003, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By mark996
I\'ve Got Some Of Those!!!!!

I'm lucky enough to have a pair, and they are gorgeous. However, the only comlaint I do have about them is that the paint chips off very easily. So much so, I'm having them resprayed next...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-May-2003, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By mark996
Lovely, Lovely, Lovely etc......

I downloaded the catalogue, and all I can say is thats its just ALL bloody gorgeous stuff.
Love the colours, yes the nose is different, and I love that too. Seat unit is different and stunning.

Its...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-May-2003, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By mark996
AP Discs, bloody sick of \'em!!!!

As I'm sure you all realise, I've been trying to sell a pair of AP Racing Cast-Iron Discs for a whilst now (unsuccessfully), for the very reason this topics about - They can't go on my...
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