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Forum: 999 / 749 01-Feb-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By moto748
Re the headlight adjusters. Often they don't work...

Re the headlight adjusters. Often they don't work no matter how much you twist them, The rack and pinion in there is plastic, I believe. At any rate, it's clearly not man enough for the job. However,...
Forum: DSC Website - Help and Notices 13-Nov-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,346
Posted By moto748
Whoa hey there, just a minute!

The somewhat hand-wringing, more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger phaseology used by CB there seems to me a little at odds with the real world.

"The opportunity to make unsubstantiated serious...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 12-Oct-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,169
Posted By moto748
Last time I went down there, there be scamera...

Last time I went down there, there be scamera vans! :eek:
Forum: 851 / 888 09-May-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,731
Posted By moto748
Looking at the first post, is 9th June still the...

Looking at the first post, is 9th June still the date?

If so, although my social calendar is usually fairly thin :rolleyes:, I am double-booked that day.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 06-Feb-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By moto748
I now have 4 Dzus fasteners underneath my 900SSie...

I now have 4 Dzus fasteners underneath my 900SSie fairing. I can't claim to have done it myself, louigimoto did, as the bike was in dock for other stuff. This should make fairing removal a lot...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 30-Dec-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By moto748
I'm looking into getting my fasteners underneath...

I'm looking into getting my fasteners underneath the fairing changed to Dzus in the New Year.

Watch this space.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 29-Dec-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By moto748
Shurely they won't make a white bike? Please God,...

Shurely they won't make a white bike? Please God, no!

It looks awful: let's leave white bikes to Honda; they're about the only people daft enough as far as I know. (Police bikes excepted)

Looks...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Dec-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By moto748
http://tinyurl.com/yf4hal http://tinyurl.com/yfj3...

http://tinyurl.com/yf4hal

http://tinyurl.com/yfj3p5

Or use the "steel band" type filter tool. Personally I don't rate the "chain" type.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 27-Dec-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By moto748
Y'know, most folk would say, "I'd love a...

Y'know, most folk would say, "I'd love a 1098 but sadly, I can't afford it."

Couchie says, "I'd love a 1098, but it's Ducati's fault for not making them cheaper!" :p


Truth is, Ducatis are more...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 27-Dec-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By moto748
Eh? Sorry, your figures aren't very clear. If...

Eh?

Sorry, your figures aren't very clear. If Ducati sales are 18000, and 3800 are air-cooled, that's hardly a third, is it?
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 25-Dec-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By moto748
4D> Actually when i posted that I'd only just...

4D>

Actually when i posted that I'd only just surfaced, and the thought of more drink was the last thing on my mind!

You may well have a head-start on me!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 25-Dec-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By moto748
Don't know about 'well put', I had trouble...

Don't know about 'well put', I had trouble comprehending it, to be honest...

Sorry to be an old grinch, but clearly written English, in proper sentences, is a lot easier to follow.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 24-Dec-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,148
Posted By moto748
Linky no worky.

Linky no worky.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Dec-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,297
Posted By moto748
Or, read the rest of the thread... :rolleyes:

Or, read the rest of the thread... :rolleyes:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Dec-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,783
Posted By moto748
You've obviously got way too much money. Have...

You've obviously got way too much money.

Have you thought about taking up cocaine? :lol:
Forum: SS & SuperSport 14-Dec-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By moto748
Oil change

Well I changed the oil on the SS today. Needed doing, too; the sludge filter didn't look like it'd ever been taken out! :rolleyes:
Just as well I had a 21mm socket!

But those well-nuts underneath...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Dec-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,297
Posted By moto748
I bought one from Halfords, disguised as a 1...

I bought one from Halfords, disguised as a 1 13/16" Ball Joint impact socket.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Dec-2006, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By moto748
You might want to read my post again, Jon! :p

You might want to read my post again, Jon! :p
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Dec-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By moto748
Well the 'stock' (ie, non-slipper) STM clutch I...

Well the 'stock' (ie, non-slipper) STM clutch I ran had an ally basket and steel plates, and that lasted OK.

I thought it all looked OK, although you've got to factor in fairly hefty P&P charges....
Forum: STs 12-Dec-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By moto748
Back in the day I'd put the bike on the...

Back in the day I'd put the bike on the centrestand, lean it over, kick a piece of 3/4 plywood under the nearside tang, go round the other side, lean it the other way, and kick another piece of...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Dec-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By moto748
They stock baskets and plates and pressure plates...

They stock baskets and plates and pressure plates separately, but the baskets are plain anodised ergal, no Ti inserts.

These come from Italy, not Germany.

Got a link to the kit you bought, wayned?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Dec-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By moto748
Jim> It's not just that either. With the stock...

Jim> It's not just that either. With the stock sprocket, it's quite a job to change them out: the wheel has to come out, and there's some dismantling to be done. Some here may say otherwise, it...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 11-Dec-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By moto748
Thumbs up Thanks. I'm sure it'll be of general interest,...

Thanks. I'm sure it'll be of general interest, even if not applicable to my bike.

To be fair, I've tried most of my fairing fasteners, and they're all greased and undo quite easily, but I feel a...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 11-Dec-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By moto748
Anyone used these clutches?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/clutch-kit-inc-clutch-basket-solid-billet-Ducati-996-8_W0QQitemZ170058667294QQihZ007QQcategoryZ102691QQcmdZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kit-frizione-Ducati-Super-Sport_W0QQit...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 11-Dec-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By moto748
Red-Duc> Any details available of those...

Red-Duc> Any details available of those "parts" you had made? ;)

Drawings, sketches, photos? Pretty please?
Forum: SS & SuperSport 11-Dec-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By moto748
Fully faired 900SSie in yellow. Having just...

Fully faired 900SSie in yellow.

Having just bought the bike, I can't say I feel much like going to the expense of buying new fairings, especially when the existing ones are in such good...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 11-Dec-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By moto748
This is something I'm going to come up against as...

This is something I'm going to come up against as an SS owner now.

When I had an SS before, it was half-faired, so I didn't need to remove any plastic to change the oil. :rolleyes:

Now I need to do...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 05-Dec-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By moto748
Well a 14t front is good enough for a 748, so I'm...

Well a 14t front is good enough for a 748, so I'm not too concerned. Actually I nipped in and bought a 14t (along with an oil filter) on the way home last night. I figured it's easier to change....
Forum: SS & SuperSport 04-Dec-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By moto748
Cheers, Nige. I was just a bit concerned that...

Cheers, Nige.
I was just a bit concerned that going up too much on the back might leave me with a chain that was too short, and the need to buy another one.

As with the 748, it's my view that it's...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 04-Dec-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By moto748
New SS owner

Following my short and fairly unhappy spell in the world of ST ownership, I'm now the proud-ish owner of a W reg 900SS. :)


This is not a totally new experience for me, cos I had a 750SS a while...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Dec-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By moto748
I love that the comments on here are so much more...

I love that the comments on here are so much more polite than on VD! :lol:

Congratulations, big jim!
Forum: STs 30-Nov-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By moto748
I should worry: I've just bought a 900SSie - from...

I should worry: I've just bought a 900SSie - from what I remember, the lights on them are (even) worse: only one dual-filament bulb!
Forum: STs 29-Nov-2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By moto748
Another question for you ST2 owners

99 ST2

When main beam is on, does dipped bean stay on too, or does the switch toggle between the two? I know there's a relay down down the fusebox.


TIA.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Nov-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By moto748
Well now you've got it going, check those meter...

Well now you've got it going, check those meter readings to make sure the rectifer output is OK.

I suspect you'd still be better off with a new battery anyway, though.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Nov-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By moto748
I think it looks great. If I had that sort of...

I think it looks great. If I had that sort of money...

Diehard 999-ers may say it's a retrograde step, harking back to the 916, but it looks a sensible compromise to me. After all, manufactuers like...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 22-Nov-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By moto748
Well at least that's one thing that'd be low...

Well at least that's one thing that'd be low maintenance! :lol:
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Nov-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By moto748
TBH it looks a bit fembot to me! :lol:

TBH it looks a bit fembot to me! :lol:
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Nov-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By moto748
Actually, they're not: they're only pence...

Actually, they're not: they're only pence IIRC.

Worth going to your local dealer and buying a little stock of oil filters and crush washers. They're cheap enough, so it's a waste to make a special...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By moto748
I don't know about that; I jumped my 748 a few...

I don't know about that; I jumped my 748 a few times. I think Louigi jumps bikes regularly.

That's not to say the rectifier might not be clapped, of course.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By moto748
Also, an old favourite, but take off the battery...

Also, an old favourite, but take off the battery and battery tray and check the condition of the yellow wires from the alternator to the rectifier. Make sure that connector behind the battery tray is...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 18-Nov-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,488
Posted By moto748
That's ridiculous for a sportsbike! Considering...

That's ridiculous for a sportsbike!

Considering I find the seat height on my ST2 too high...:rolleyes:
and I'm no short-arse. But I like to be able to get both feet flat on the floor.

Are there...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Nov-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By moto748
Will a Brera be quick enough for you, Natty? It's...

Will a Brera be quick enough for you, Natty? It's received a lot of criticism for lack of outright performance (and head-room, if you're tall and go for the Skyview roof). I'm talking about the V6 of...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By moto748
Gordon Brown doesn't set the exchange rates, and...

Gordon Brown doesn't set the exchange rates, and the VAT rate has been unchanged for yonks.

Now if prices in the UK were shown to be higher than in a comparable European country, that might be more...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By moto748
Why pick on Ducati? It's true of everything from...

Why pick on Ducati? It's true of everything from cars to Levis: what it costs in pounds here, it generally costs in dollars in the States.

They have the massive market, and with it the opportunity...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Nov-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By moto748
That's normal. There's no problem about removing...

That's normal. There's no problem about removing the plate and rod together.

If you need to separate them, you can do it 'off the bike', but normally there's no need.

Make sure the two O-rings on...
Forum: STs 08-Nov-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By moto748
Clockwise left, anticlockwise right? That makes...

Clockwise left, anticlockwise right? That makes sense.

Many thanks.

The arrow on the lens (under 'E3') points in both directions: it's double-ended!
Forum: STs 08-Nov-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By moto748
That's interesting, Derek. Those adjustment...

That's interesting, Derek.

Those adjustment screw (8mm A/F) on each side of the lamp unit at the rear: I'd been told that they are 'tilt up and down' adjustment, rather than side to side. Are you...
Forum: STs 07-Nov-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By moto748
It may well be glass: I wasn't looking at it when...

It may well be glass: I wasn't looking at it when I said plastic.
Forum: STs 07-Nov-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By moto748
Thanks. The lens glass has (amongst other...

Thanks. The lens glass has (amongst other numbers) 45991 on it. No "C", or "A" for that matter.

Ducati Bristol are literally on my way home. I might pop in and ask them if they can be of any...
Forum: STs 06-Nov-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By moto748
Talking Since you ask ;) Romanzo Criminale, a cool...

Since you ask ;)

Romanzo Criminale, a cool Italian gangster movie with lots of great old Italian cars!


rockhopper> Yup. Well, as far as I can see. It has mph clocks. How are the lights arranged on...
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