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Forum: SS & SuperSport 18-Jan-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Douglas
Or you could buy a length of bar and chop it up...

Or you could buy a length of bar and chop it up and have replacements available in the paddock!

Come to think of it, I think ID has a length of bar ........
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 16-Jan-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,935
Posted By Douglas
Chris I have seen many sets of (car) racing regs...

Chris

I have seen many sets of (car) racing regs during my career as a Club racer using standard production engines. This included writing some whilst being involved in running a championship for...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Nov-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Douglas
Johnny Thanks, yes that does make me feel re...

Johnny

Thanks, yes that does make me feel re assured!

Douglas
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Nov-2006, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Douglas
I have had two 748s', which both had quick...

I have had two 748s', which both had quick release valves on the tank, which automatically seal when you remove the pipe. I seem to remember that the later budget model (748E?) didnt have the quick...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Nov-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Douglas
Hi I removed the sprocket and carrier over the...

Hi
I removed the sprocket and carrier over the weekend. All was well in the circlip/carrier area, but the sprocket was moving on the carrier. When I removed the sprocket I noticed that the cush...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Nov-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,095
Posted By Douglas
Also maybe its the induction noise,which can be...

Also maybe its the induction noise,which can be pretty loud when you accelerate hard at lowish revs?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Nov-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Douglas
The sprocket is moving on the carrier. I would...

The sprocket is moving on the carrier. I would say about 10 - 20 thou at the most
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Nov-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Douglas
Oh, and I have had a careful look, and nothing...

Oh, and I have had a careful look, and nothing seems to be fouling the hub, or grinding metal off the swing arm or hub.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Nov-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Douglas
Its a 1998 748 Bip!

Its a 1998 748 Bip!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Nov-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Douglas
Rear sprocket floating?

Hello ,

I just notced that the rear sprocket is floating slightly (I recently replaced the chain and sprockets) along the axis of the axle. It isnt obvious to me that this is wrong, and I cant...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Nov-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Douglas
I bought a datatool Evo alarm, from Ebay, and...

I bought a datatool Evo alarm, from Ebay, and found datatool extremely helpful. The emailed me a fitting guide for my 748, which included wiring info, and I was able to fit it quite easily. I would...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Oct-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By Douglas
Well chaps, just to bring you up to date, I...

Well chaps, just to bring you up to date, I bought an Oxford Sports Pannier from M&P for 54. I have just returned from my trip when I did over 2100 miles in the week, all in the UK. The Panniers...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Oct-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Douglas
Another PM 4 u!!

Another PM 4 u!!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Oct-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Douglas
Hi You have a PM

Hi

You have a PM
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Oct-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By Douglas
High I use panel cleaner on mine, which gets all...

High

I use panel cleaner on mine, which gets all the **** off. Use it onec you have washed and dried it as per normal.

Panel cleaner is obtainable from any car refinisher supplies place, it us used...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Oct-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Douglas
You have a PM

You have a PM
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Oct-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By Douglas
Thanks for the pics. I have been looking at some...

Thanks for the pics. I have been looking at some humpbacks in a sale, so I think they may be the way to go. Sadly I dont have carbon termis, but I do have a bip, so I hope that the footpegs will...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Sep-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By Douglas
Chaps, Thanks for the advice. Having looked at...

Chaps, Thanks for the advice. Having looked at the Ventura system on the web, I can see its the business, the only problem is trhat they are beyond my means at present!

What are the problems with...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Sep-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By Douglas
Panniers on a 748/916? Advice please

Hi

Anyone used Oxford panniers on their 748/916? Or any advice on using panniers on a 748 etc?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Sep-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Douglas
Be carefull with putting both lights on at once...

Be carefull with putting both lights on at once on an early bike, because the alternator is only 350w, and it is not man enough to keep the battery charged on a long run. Later bikes have both lights...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Sep-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Douglas
Well you were all right, persistence did it! It...

Well you were all right, persistence did it!

It was very helpful to know it can be a sod, because I then knew it needed brute force and ignorance. Infact the big hammer achieved nothing, the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Sep-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Douglas
You have a PM!

You have a PM!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Aug-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Douglas
Thanks for the info chaps, although it isnt all...

Thanks for the info chaps, although it isnt all re=assuring! I forgot to mention that I can turn the bolt quite easily, it just wont come out!

Anyway I'll try again tomorrow when the WD40 may have...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Aug-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Douglas
Removing engine mounting bolts - advice needed!

I am trying to get the engine out of the frame of my 748, following my idler wheel disaster. I have removed the two upper mounting bolts, but cant get the lower one out. That is the one that runs...
Forum: Tyres 28-Aug-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By Douglas
Mex 3s and Pirelli Dragons - are they the same?

My new bike (748) has a Pirelli Dragon on the front and a Metzeler Mez3 on the rear. The Metzeler looks just like the Pirelli Dragon rear in their catalogue, and | seem to remember that their is a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Aug-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Douglas
Karl, I havent really got to the bottom of it. I...

Karl, I havent really got to the bottom of it. I had wondered aboout an overtightened belt, but I set them very carefullly using the Hz meter method (110hz both belts), and they had done nearly 5000...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Aug-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Douglas
Cam Timing marks

Hullo.

I was just changing the belts on my 748, and all was going swimmingly until I noticed that the timing mark on the drive pulley coming alongside the mark on the crankcase doesnt coincide with...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Aug-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Douglas
My experince with car racing engines is that oil...

My experince with car racing engines is that oil leaks can be the very devil to find because they usually only manifest themselves when the the engine is very hot, and the oil consequently is thin!...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Aug-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Douglas
Thanks. I look forward to hearing the wisdom of...

Thanks. I look forward to hearing the wisdom of the others when they return, as i am anxious to know what caused it to prevent a repeat on the other cylinder!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Aug-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Douglas
Thanks. The pulley is running quite freely on its...

Thanks. The pulley is running quite freely on its bearing now, but I wonder if the seizure usually clears itself?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Aug-2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Douglas
Belt idler pulley

Hi

I suffered a terminal engine failure on my '97 748 Bip in Mid Wales yesterday. This happened at fairly low revs (about 4k), and the engine was still running on one cylinder. The bike was...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Jul-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Douglas
Well as usual it looks as though Nelly was spot...

Well as usual it looks as though Nelly was spot on!

I checked the TPS with the linkage disconnected (It was fine - 149mv), closed the air bleeds and then balanced the carbs on the thumbwheel on the...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 30-Jul-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,711
Posted By Douglas
Too late!

Sorry I didnt see any of you yesterday. I checked the bike over for the trip, put some air in the front tyre and satisfied all was well dis a few jobs on my 748. Hopped on to come up to Cornerspeed,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jul-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Douglas
As the harness all plugs together, it might be...

As the harness all plugs together, it might be better to replace it with one from ebay or a breakers. Although I havent done it, I have unplugged mine, amd it doesnt look too bad a job, and there is...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jul-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Douglas
Thanks Nelly. I will get stuck in next weekend,...

Thanks Nelly. I will get stuck in next weekend, and report back!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Douglas
Thanks for the advice. I will look at the air...

Thanks for the advice.

I will look at the air bleed, idle balance and co trim as you suggest.

i reset the TPS by unscrewing the idle screw until it was clear of the cam, and held the throttles...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Jul-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Douglas
Cutting out on idle?

My 97 748Bip has just developed a funny problem. When starting it from warm, and letting it idle before pulling off (rocker protection measure!), it sometimes just stops. It will restart immediately,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Jul-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Douglas
Yes it is. It runs reasonably well at higher RPM,...

Yes it is. It runs reasonably well at higher RPM, but not below 5000!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Jul-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Douglas
748 also running rough?!

I have a 748 Bip, which is pretty standard. The only mod is that the baffles have been removed from the standard cans, and it is rumoured that it had a new chip fitted by Baines, but I havent removed...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Jun-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Douglas
Bob, you have a private message

Bob, you have a private message
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Jun-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Douglas
I had mine completely in pieces, and there was...

I had mine completely in pieces, and there was only one bulb and holder. Interestingly enough though I just looked at the parts list on the Ducati ste for a 00 model, and the picture shows two bulbs,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Jun-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Douglas
Sorry to tell you that the handbook says remove...

Sorry to tell you that the handbook says remove the front fairing and the horn! Thats not too bad, but still a bit of a pain!.

One thought, my 1997 bike only has one sidelight, and got its test OK...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Jun-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Douglas
I had a similar situation on race car tachos. For...

I had a similar situation on race car tachos. For some tachos the output signal is too big, and it causes the tacho to pulse. The cure was to put a resistor in series with the tacho signal feed, and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Jun-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Douglas
Metzeler Rennsports?

my 748 has Metzeler Rennsports tyres on it, and the rear is coming to the end of its life. I now have to decide on whether to buy a new Metzeler, or replace them both with another type. What do...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Jun-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Douglas
Thanks. This was the first fill after an oil...

Thanks. This was the first fill after an oil change, so I'll hope it settles down. I have a 600SS also, and it runs between oil changes without a top up too, so I was expecting the same from the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Jun-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Douglas
748 Oil consumption?

How much oil does your 748 use? i had to top it up after about 1300 miles of road riding. Is that par for the course?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-May-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Douglas
Yes it's two sides of the same coin. With an...

Yes it's two sides of the same coin. With an adjustable rear wheel you are using the front as a reference, but on the 748 etc the rear wheel is non adjustable so you are using it as a reference for...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-May-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Douglas
I should also have added that the alignment check...

I should also have added that the alignment check should be done with the bike on a paddock stand!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-May-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Douglas
Hi I bought my 748 as a "damaged...

Hi

I bought my 748 as a "damaged repairable", and its steering was tweaked. It was caused by the head stem being bent, which I gather is not uncommon. If your bike has only toppled over it is...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-May-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By Douglas
Clutch hydraulic banjo bolt size

Hi. Does anyone know the banjo bolt size for the clutch hydraulic connections to the master and slave cylinder?

I want to replace my rubber hose with a braided, but would like to make up the new...
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