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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Mar-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By NickH
TT, I presume yours is a 2 wire alternator, like...

TT,

I presume yours is a 2 wire alternator, like mine?

Anyway you're looking at wire that will carry a minimum of 30 amps + bullet connectors to suit. I tapped-up an electrical guy I know, who came...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Mar-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By NickH
TT, Cut off the alternator wires close to where...

TT,

Cut off the alternator wires close to where they come out of the l/h case and cut off the wires close to the rectifier and replace with new wires & bullet connectors.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Jul-2004, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By NickH
Aarrgghhhh - Alternator/Rectifier AGAIN!!!!!!

Broken down again tonight :mad: - for the second time it's the plastic plug between alternator & rectifier, only a bit worse :mad:. When I stopped at West Meon Hut (after a good blast up to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jul-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By NickH
FYI - finally sorted out by Snells in Alton...

FYI - finally sorted out by Snells in Alton (excellent service by them), the problem was caused by a fault with the alarm and not the pump or relay.

Picking it up tomorrow, hopefully the sun will...
Forum: Alarms and Related Security 21-May-2004, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,264
Posted By NickH
Info Required on Datatool Series 2 Alarm

A mate at work has just bought an 1996 VFR fitted with a Datatool Series 2 alarm. The alarm has given him a couple of problems and is now after a manual and wiring diagram.

As the alarm is quite old...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 11-May-2004, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By NickH
Mr Nick - I had the same problem in France last...

Mr Nick - I had the same problem in France last year, but I only wore away some of the castellations on the hub. The castellations are required for adjusting the chain, so long as you have enough...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Apr-2004, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By NickH
Will replace the relay as the first step and then...

Will replace the relay as the first step and then see what happens.

KB - don't have a sidestand cut-out, but thanks anyway.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Apr-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By NickH
Had to go into the garage last night, so took my...

Had to go into the garage last night, so took my keys and everything now works - relay clicks, pump primes & bike starts.

Blooming typical, now I have a really annoying intermittent fault. Any ideas...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Apr-2004, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By NickH
Thanks guys, will check it out this week. Martin...

Thanks guys, will check it out this week. Martin - had lights, good spark etc. but no pump noise.

This board is really excellent, already been offered a great deal on a pump!!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Apr-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By NickH
Breakdown - Fuel Pump or Relay?

Broke down yesterday, checked everything through - fuses, spark, petrol etc. Then realised no 'buzzing' noise from the pump when the ignition is turned on.

Need to check the relay first,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Jan-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By NickH
It took a bit of fiddling to get mine in place,...

It took a bit of fiddling to get mine in place, without having to remove anything. My swingarm has a tapped hole (not quite in the right place for my DP hugger), but the hugger is so stiff I've...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Sep-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By NickH
Guido - thanks for the tip Jim - I live about 5...

Guido - thanks for the tip

Jim - I live about 5 mins from you in Locks Heath, maybe meet up sometime?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Sep-2003, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By NickH
Or check the back wheel, everytime you use it,...

Or check the back wheel, everytime you use it, for aluminium swarf - that's what alerted me when it happened to mine in France this year. Luckily I have enough meat left on it for the C spanner...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Sep-2003, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By NickH
Try a Ventura tail...

Try a Ventura tail pack:

http://www.ventura-bike.com/english/products/products.htm

UK distributors: http://www.motohaus.com/
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-Sep-2003, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By NickH
But what about the 'Aussie' unit??

But what about the 'Aussie' unit??
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Sep-2003, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By NickH
BJ999, Excuse my ignorance, what is the Aussie...

BJ999, Excuse my ignorance, what is the Aussie light unit and how much does it cost?
Forum: Tyres 04-Sep-2003, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By NickH
I went to Micheldever for a new rear tyre just...

I went to Micheldever for a new rear tyre just before doing 1700 miles round France & Spain. Never heard of anything bad about them, I'd still go there.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Sep-2003, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By NickH
Flanker, I have all 3 wheel sockets. If you need...

Flanker, I have all 3 wheel sockets. If you need to borrow the rear one let me know, I'm only round the corner from you. NickH
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Jul-2003, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By NickH
I bought a new connector from Snells (better...

I bought a new connector from Snells (better type/make that they use for this type of repair - about 4) cut back the wires where the insulation had gone soft and job done.

Famous in California, eh!
Forum: Shazaam! on Electrical systems 22-Jul-2003, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,983
Posted By NickH
I bought a new connector from Snells (better...

I bought a new connector from Snells (better type/make that they use for this type of repair - about 4) cut back the wires where the insulation had gone soft and job done.

Famous in California, eh!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jul-2003, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By NickH
Shazaam - nice pic of the melted plastic...

Shazaam - nice pic of the melted plastic connector, looks exactly like the one I found on my bike!!
Forum: Shazaam! on Electrical systems 21-Jul-2003, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,983
Posted By NickH
Shazaam - nice pic of the melted plastic...

Shazaam - nice pic of the melted plastic connector, looks exactly like the one I found on my bike!!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-Jul-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By NickH
Geoff, I didn't think I hung around on the...

Geoff, I didn't think I hung around on the road, but I always get around 50 mpg. Perhaps you've got too many trick bits on yours weighing it down - LOL
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-Jul-2003, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By NickH
First tank after I bought my 748BP, I got 170...

First tank after I bought my 748BP, I got 170 miles before the light came on. Now I get between 130-140 before the light comes on. Last month in France, I was only getting 120 before the light came...
Forum: Stolen Bikes 15-Jul-2003, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,395
Posted By NickH
Mine didn't have a seat lock when I bought...

Mine didn't have a seat lock when I bought it, the dealer ordered me one & sent it when it came in. I didn't fit it for 8 months and don't use it, I know that I can reach up under the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Jul-2003, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By NickH
Very important to make sure the cush drives...

Very important to make sure the cush drives don't come out and start machining the swing arm hub, as happened to me recently in France - I managed to get away with it, as I only machined a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Jun-2003, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By NickH
Dobber, totally agree with Gizmo, Steve is a top...

Dobber, totally agree with Gizmo, Steve is a top bloke, he services my 748. Was in there a couple of weeks ago, had a look at all the bikes - all of them looked in good order - but you have to see it...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-May-2003, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By NickH
You say the battery is holding charge, is that...

You say the battery is holding charge, is that whilst running? If not you should check that you're getting around 13.6v across the battery with the engine running.

My '97 748 suddenly...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-May-2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By NickH
Had mine checked today, clean bill of health. The...

Had mine checked today, clean bill of health. The Ducati UK engineer told me that the recall is only for bikes up to & including 1999 model year.

However, if you're unsure check yourself with...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-May-2003, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By NickH
My '97 748 is in at CMW in Chichester for...

My '97 748 is in at CMW in Chichester for this recall. I had a letter from Ducati UK in March, but was away on the day the engineer was at CMW in April.

I would have thought mine would have...
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