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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-May-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Cobbett
The guy who sold me my 998S bought an F4...

The guy who sold me my 998S bought an F4 afterwards. He hated the handling and got rid almost immediately.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-May-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Cobbett
Aftermarket. So, do you disarm an alarm with a...

Aftermarket. So, do you disarm an alarm with a fob before you ride it?:)
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Apr-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Cobbett
I wouldn't say my service bills are getting...

I wouldn't say my service bills are getting higher in any linear sense. It's cyclical. If one needs belts, or fuel filter etc, it costs a bit more that year; and if the valves need doing, a lot more,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Apr-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By Cobbett
:o Osteopaths to standby!

:o

Osteopaths to standby!
Forum: Product Reviews 04-Apr-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,826
Posted By Cobbett
Womble - did you ever get a reply re this?

Womble - did you ever get a reply re this?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Mar-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,918
Posted By Cobbett
Correct, that is the stock ECU for 996R/998S,...

Correct, that is the stock ECU for 996R/998S, 50mm road cans, part no. as above = 96506801B.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Mar-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By Cobbett
Ditto that. Rarely if ever needed to top up...

Ditto that. Rarely if ever needed to top up between annual services - ok, low mileage in that time, maybe 2k, but very little reduction.
Forum: 1299 / 1199 / 959 / 899 Panigale 29-Mar-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Cobbett
Anyone got any info on various dealers' excesses...

Anyone got any info on various dealers' excesses on demos? You'd be pardoned for thinking that all main dealers had the same policy, but I've heard it said there are significant variations, eg some...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Mar-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,918
Posted By Cobbett
Data I have on misc 998 ECUs (from my own notes)...

Data I have on misc 998 ECUs (from my own notes) is:

96506801B = stock ECU for 996R/998S

96507502B = ECU for 996R/998S open / race 50mm Termis

96507402B = ECU for open / race 45mm Termis. Note...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Mar-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Cobbett
Exactly my reaction - almost a relief to see it...

Exactly my reaction - almost a relief to see it only had a problem!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Mar-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,918
Posted By Cobbett
Yes, 998S has 50mm system.

Yes, 998S has 50mm system.
Forum: 999 / 749 25-Mar-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By Cobbett
But this is the OP's problem: if he declares the...

But this is the OP's problem: if he declares the cans it's not that they'll charge extra, it's that they won't cover at all because the cans are marked as not road legal.
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Mar-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Cobbett
... and further along...

... and further along it...

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Motocorse_Protection/Titanium_Oil_Cooler_Protector
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Mar-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Cobbett
And at the other end of the...

And at the other end of the spectrum...

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Ducati_749_999_Radiators_and_Guards/Ducati_749_999_Cox_Racing_Radiator_and_Oil_Cooler_Guard
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Mar-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By Cobbett
2 years is indeed the change interval (or 12k...

2 years is indeed the change interval (or 12k miles, whichever is sooner). But the tension should be checked and adjusted if necessary at the intervening annual service.
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Mar-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Cobbett
Interesting. It was very tight on my 998 - same...

Interesting. It was very tight on my 998 - same rad? - and I got around that by just not using (at his suggestion) the thick plastic trimming which he supplies. No problem then.
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Mar-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Cobbett
Do you know if the fuel filter has been changed?...

Do you know if the fuel filter has been changed? Lots of places quietly skip it as it's a pain to do. But in my experience an old, clogged fuel filter is often the reason for poor starting which...
Forum: DSC & Ducati Events 02-Mar-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By Cobbett
(Now that the UK HQ is there you'd think so. But...

(Now that the UK HQ is there you'd think so. But sorry not to know the answer!)
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Mar-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Cobbett
Yup, as said, if you're handy and so inclined...

Yup, as said, if you're handy and so inclined then B&Q etc is the cheapest way to go. If you're lazy and cack-handed (that's me) then this guy's stuff is good, with lots of...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Mar-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By Cobbett
Baines Racing use Rock Oil, and Sigma used to...

Baines Racing use Rock Oil, and Sigma used to recommend it:

http://www.sigmaperformance.com/rockers.html

So I assume it's ok!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Feb-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By Cobbett
Aye, 15/50 every...

Aye, 15/50 every time:

http://www.sigmaperformance.com/rockers.html
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Feb-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Cobbett
Easiest thing is to look underneath... the S has...

Easiest thing is to look underneath... the S has the deep-sump engine, 136 bhp as opposed to the 123 of stock. If in any doubt just phone Ducati UK with the VIN - they'll give you chapter and verse,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Feb-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By Cobbett
Exactly. The oil pressure switch can go, giving...

Exactly. The oil pressure switch can go, giving false lights, but you have to know what level you started at before you can know what the consumption is.
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Feb-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,743
Posted By Cobbett
Indeed:)

Indeed:)
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Feb-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,743
Posted By Cobbett
:confused: This thread was from three years ago.

:confused:

This thread was from three years ago.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-Feb-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Cobbett
There are thousands of Ducatis all over the...

There are thousands of Ducatis all over the country which sit there for 6 months over the winter, so I wouldn't have any concerns beyond the ones you've identified - as you say, battery, belts, hit...
Forum: 999 / 749 14-Feb-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By Cobbett
As above - if gel exercise caution, but with...

As above - if gel exercise caution, but with standard, and assuming charger is one of the more modern 'intelligent' chargers - Optimate, Ctek etc - then connect and leave, they're designed for...
Forum: Product Reviews 10-Feb-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,826
Posted By Cobbett
I have the same issue with my XR-1100 (which...

I have the same issue with my XR-1100 (which funnily enough I bought to replace a Viper GT). I came to hate the Viper due to the noise - I just can't live with Arais any more (though I always wear...
Forum: Insurance 01-Feb-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
MCE
Views: 3,334
Posted By Cobbett
I cancelled the legal cover on each of the...

I cancelled the legal cover on each of the numerous auto policies we had and took out one of the above, after seeing recommendations. The cover is actually more extensive (eg covering everyone in the...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 25-Jan-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By Cobbett
Sorry, I didn't know if there was one in there,...

Sorry, I didn't know if there was one in there, just thought it would be worth a look (esp as you often find one which is usable from an adjacent year).
Forum: Insurance 25-Jan-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
MCE
Views: 3,334
Posted By Cobbett
It was.

It was.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 24-Jan-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By Cobbett
Have a rummage in...

Have a rummage in here:

http://www.carlsalter.com/ducati-service-manuals.asp
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 17-Jan-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,188
Posted By Cobbett
I'm not one of those who's quick to diss the...

I'm not one of those who's quick to diss the marque, but, with higher ethanol levels incoming as we read above, it's stupefying that they haven't got a grip on this. They're going to be looking at...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Jan-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Cobbett
Yes: stock 998 was 45mm but S is 50mm.

Yes: stock 998 was 45mm but S is 50mm.
Forum: Insurance 15-Nov-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,608
Posted By Cobbett
After getting sick of having numerous motor legal...

After getting sick of having numerous motor legal protections on household policies - me car, me bikes, wife car etc - I cancelled them all at renewal time and bought one policy which covers everyone...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Sep-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Cobbett
Plus two for Baines, and for Skidlids.

Plus two for Baines, and for Skidlids.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Sep-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By Cobbett
Might some kind soul post a link to a corse...

Might some kind soul post a link to a corse screen? I'm considering the same option but ain't exactly sure what I'm looking for.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Aug-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Cobbett
See: http://www.avantiraceparts.co.uk/page.php?id...

See:

http://www.avantiraceparts.co.uk/page.php?id=16

Ducati OEM Fuel Chips

Taken from Ducati SBK Catalogue 2003
(old ECU codes are shown in brackets from 2001 catalogue)

96502394C (08054/1) - 916...
Forum: New User Introductions 04-May-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,390
Posted By Cobbett
Agree, I thought that looked very tidy. Striking...

Agree, I thought that looked very tidy. Striking how few 998s you see on the market.
Forum: Tyres 27-Apr-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cobbett
As Loz says the Roadsmart is more sports-touring...

As Loz says the Roadsmart is more sports-touring than fast-road, for which the Sportsmart would be the obvious. Very well reviewed, currently Bike magazine's top-rated tyre etc.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Apr-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Cobbett
Mostly good rep. For a London indie there's also...

Mostly good rep. For a London indie there's also

http://www.rossocorse.co.uk/

or (from the south)

http://www.md-racing.co.uk/
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Apr-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Cobbett
And I've also seen it suggested that it helps to...

And I've also seen it suggested that it helps to have warm water to run down behind the number board as you progress, to help with the peeling.
Forum: New User Introductions 17-Apr-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,390
Posted By Cobbett
I would say in short that 6k was much too much...

I would say in short that 6k was much too much for a 2000 996. That's easily 998 money. Good clean 996s seem to be going for around 4k.

So, if you want a 996 you can pick one up for less. Or if...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Mar-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Cobbett
Alum / carbon / titanium etc?

Alum / carbon / titanium etc?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Feb-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Cobbett
One on the Bay...

One on the Bay -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330534132863
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Feb-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Cobbett
Last summer mint 998Ss were going for up to...

Last summer mint 998Ss were going for up to 6500, and although the trading season hasn't begun sufficiently to know how much they've depreciated, winter prices suggest they haven't done much. So it...
Forum: Diavel 17-Feb-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Cobbett
Ah yes fair enough sorry chap. Intriguing...

Ah yes fair enough sorry chap.

Intriguing stuff.

Be interesting to see how many people get the past the looks to try it.
Forum: Diavel 16-Feb-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Cobbett
http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/ducati-diavel-0 ...

http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/ducati-diavel-0

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorcycle_manufacturers/ducati/8314384/Ducati-Diavel-review.html
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Feb-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Cobbett
For a 748, Baines Racing. At Silverstone if the...

For a 748, Baines Racing. At Silverstone if the bike's in UK - but as I said elsewhere, if the bike's in Jersey John Baines could pick it up from a French channel port.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Jan-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By Cobbett
There are quite a few suppliers of stock,...

There are quite a few suppliers of stock, original shaped screens - that's surely the answer no? Eg:

http://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/MRA_Standard_Shaped_Screens_for_Ducati.html
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