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Forum: Insurance 27-Jan-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,097
Posted By Gobert23
If you're going to keep the bike in London, then...

If you're going to keep the bike in London, then the first thing that you may want to consider is the cost / benefits of secure parking.

Sometimes it'll make no difference to the overall cost of...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Oct-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By Gobert23
Question Recommendations for 916 Battery?

I'll spare a long post, with the background as to why I have another dead battery, but before purchasing yet another OE / Yuasa(?) battery, are there any top recommendations for alternatives?

The...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Sep-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By Gobert23
Cool Hi Chris, Personally, I'd give BSD Performance a...

Hi Chris,

Personally, I'd give BSD Performance a call (T: 01733 223377) as they're pretty local and have a godo reputation. Ok, not a dedicated or authorised Ducati workshop, but they've worked on...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Aug-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gobert23
All the 916SP (1, 2 and 3) should have the...

All the 916SP (1, 2 and 3) should have the 'champagne*' (gold) coloured frame and the three-spoke wheels.

There are questions as to whether all the bikes went out with the lightweight magnesium...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jul-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Gobert23
Question Yup, as Nelly has just said. None of the Termi...

Yup, as Nelly has just said.

None of the Termi options were offered with a removable baffle, so they're going to be a modification to the supplied kit.

Yup, they're looking very dark... They're...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Feb-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Gobert23
Smile Oops! Sorry! (dunno how I missed this) :confused:...

Oops! Sorry! (dunno how I missed this) :confused:

Yes, I'm still on the look out for genuine parts, if you've got 'em.

Thanks

G
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Dec-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Gobert23
I can't comment on the setup of the reservoir,...

I can't comment on the setup of the reservoir, but I can say that the options for an 'effective' thumb operated brake are pretty limited.

The genuine Brembo option is one of th every few that'll...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Nov-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Gobert23
It'd depend on the specific Part No. I'd guess,...

It'd depend on the specific Part No. I'd guess, as there's not just one design for the airbox.

Are you talkin' about a road specification airbox of a genuine race specification airbox?

Condition?

G
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Jul-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By Gobert23
I take it that they're not an official Ducati...

I take it that they're not an official Ducati dealer, otherwise I'd have said get straight on the blower to Ducati UK and leave it to them to sort them out...

Having to sort out problems that a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Jun-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Gobert23
There's not much to it... a dead simple job if...

There's not much to it... a dead simple job if you just take a bit of time and care.

Just make sure that you've got the leading edge of the filter (front / towards the headstock) seated properly (it...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,163
Posted By Gobert23
(Fingers-crossed) I've never had any bother with...

(Fingers-crossed) I've never had any bother with Ohlins forks, once I was pointed in the direction of the correct procedure / steps for re-fitting and correctly torquing the front wheel.

G:D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-May-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,163
Posted By Gobert23
That's rather tidy that and seems like a fair...

That's rather tidy that and seems like a fair price to me...

Some nice lil' touches (not fussed about that screen), with the Renthal carrier making life easier for a new owner (not a cheap item to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-May-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,163
Posted By Gobert23
Not a bad lookin' machine, with a 'honest'...

Not a bad lookin' machine, with a 'honest' lookin' advert, from what I've glanced over...

Personally, the additional decals (whipped from a 'Foggy' Rep) are all wrong, so I'd be very tempted to whip...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Apr-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By Gobert23
Cool Very nice :cool: Always had a soft spot for the...

Very nice :cool:

Always had a soft spot for the 748R's

That's lovely...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Apr-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Gobert23
My Strada doesn't have number boards, but I've...

My Strada doesn't have number boards, but I've got a second seat unit, as it looks good with or without.

Nice, clean and original, lookin' 748 in the pre-TPG graphics.

I've still to get the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Apr-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By Gobert23
Cool I think Ultimap closed their doors quite a while...

I think Ultimap closed their doors quite a while ago now (anyone?)

Q. Have you tried calling John Hackett / JHP / Ducati Coventry to see what they can offer?

G
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Apr-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By Gobert23
Question WTB - 916 ECU Mounting Bobbins / Bolts

Does anyone have a set of the lil' 'rubber cotton reel' things that're used for mounting the ECU in the tail of a 916??

The front two that I have, have split, so I'm going to have to source...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Apr-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Gobert23
What bike are you lookin' for an airbox for? I...

What bike are you lookin' for an airbox for?

I tend only to have genuine Ducati (Gia Co. Moto, MS Production, Ducati Performance, etc) parts.

I've seen some very good aftermarket parts, but they...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Apr-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Gobert23
Don't forget that you can remove the residue of...

Don't forget that you can remove the residue of the 'glue' with a little label remover* (and I mean a little)

*Servisol is perfect for the job.

G
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Apr-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By Gobert23
That's what it's all about... Okay, you might get...

That's what it's all about... Okay, you might get a few comments about Suz'i paint on a Duc', but who cares; just as long as it makes you smile and keeps the good memories goin' :cool:

G
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Apr-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Gobert23
+1, but just make sure that you get a quote...

+1, but just make sure that you get a quote first.

Repairing panels may work out more expensive than sourcing replacements (and then having them sprayed to match).

You might be surprised at what...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Apr-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Gobert23
Nope, not that I've ever heard anyways......

Nope, not that I've ever heard anyways... :rolleyes: :lol:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-Apr-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Gobert23
There's essentially two reasons... 1. I would...

There's essentially two reasons...

1. I would like to improve the performance, as the stock rear's pretty poor, but more importantly...

2. I want it to look (and work) like the early race bike...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Mar-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Gobert23
I've got a few leads on a 'fully floating' disc...

I've got a few leads on a 'fully floating' disc setup from the U.S.

I'll drop Emails to both and see what they come back with.

(Fingers-crossed)

G:cool:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Mar-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Gobert23
Floating Rear Brake Setup?

I've been scouting about trying to find information on a 'fully floating' rear brake setup for my 916, as I'm sure I'd seen something about this before.

Trouble is, I can't find anything on...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Mar-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Gobert23
I've seen, but not actually used, the BMC...

I've seen, but not actually used, the BMC filters; having looked at the options available when using larger airtubes and airbox.

The parts are certainly well made, but (personally) I struggle to see...
Forum: 999 / 749 15-Mar-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Gobert23
Where abouts are you? I've a pair of paddock...

Where abouts are you?

I've a pair of paddock stands that were destined for Flea'bay... Front and Rear, in nearly new condition (e.g. no chips or scrapes from being dragged along the floor /...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 11-Mar-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By Gobert23
I'm sure someone'll be along in just a moment...

I'm sure someone'll be along in just a moment that'll probably jump in and give you a straight answer, but I'd want to know more information beforehand...

Q. What year / specification of bikes are...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Mar-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Gobert23
You've read it wrong fella... The EPROM chip...

You've read it wrong fella... The EPROM chip isn't the important part I was getting at, but the actual ECU (the unit into which the EPROM chip goes)

If you've got the same basic architecture with...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Mar-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Gobert23
I'd have thought that keeping your original 916...

I'd have thought that keeping your original 916 engine, intact and as original as is possible, would be the sensible way to go, if you intend to keep the bike for a long time.

I fully intend to keep...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-Mar-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Gobert23
I'd agree with this, having seen others struggle...

I'd agree with this, having seen others struggle to get a '955' engine properly sorted out.

There were (the last time I'd looked) two 'SP' cranks with Pankl rods on Flea'bay, as well as a couple of...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Mar-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Gobert23
I suppose it would depend where you're...

I suppose it would depend where you're based?

I've used various people ('Maxton', 'K-Tech', etc) and always been very satisfied with the work that they're done.

'McT' seems to be very popular and...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 28-Feb-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,251
Posted By Gobert23
It certainly looks good (imho) Shame they don't...

It certainly looks good (imho)

Shame they don't do it that way outta the crate... I seem to remember the the ol' <cough>onda RC30 was the only bike that came pre-lock-wired (bit of a statement of...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Feb-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Gobert23
Okay, I follow you now... To close off the first...

Okay, I follow you now...

To close off the first part, it'd depend on the buyer and intention... Buying to use it and buying with ever having the intention to sell onward (at any time) is a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Feb-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Gobert23
Where are you going for a full service? 250?...

Where are you going for a full service? 250? :lol:

It'll need all the fluids changed. That'll include flushing the brake and clutch systems, along with all the coolant, as well as the oil, filter...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Feb-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Gobert23
I would suggest that any value would need to take...

I would suggest that any value would need to take into consideration that it'll probably need a full service and to be properly checked over.

If something's been prepared and stored properly,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Feb-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Gobert23
Hi Rich, I've got genuine (paper) workshop,...

Hi Rich,

I've got genuine (paper) workshop, parts and accessories manuals, that cover the '94 - '98

Might take an awful long time to scan that little lot though.

Is there anything in particular...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Feb-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Gobert23
Question Just had an update... :cool: Another dealer has...

Just had an update...
:cool:

Another dealer has swapped out my 'good' plugs for a set of cheapies (without telling me :o ) so I've asked for another set of NGK's to be installed.

Throttle cable is...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Feb-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Gobert23
Bit of an update... True to his word, I got a...

Bit of an update...

True to his word, I got a call today from Eddie, just to check that everything would be ok for him to come to the house and pick the bike up this evening...

No worries from...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Feb-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Gobert23
Cheers folks, really appreciate the quick...

Cheers folks, really appreciate the quick responses and the pointers in the right direction...

Plenty of food for thought here. I can see me spending a few evenings just doing my homework and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-Feb-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,013
Posted By Gobert23
Excellent... :D

Excellent... :D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Feb-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Gobert23
Oops :lol: Indeed yes, I did mean to say clutch...

Oops :lol: Indeed yes, I did mean to say clutch slave cylinder.

I've already replaced the master cylinder with a radial type, fitted new braided lines, but then (and only then) realised that the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Feb-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Gobert23
Question Bargain Hunting (916)

The Winter weather is still with me, so I'm slowly but surely chipping away with the jobs on the Duc'.

I've finally had to concede that, despite my desire to stick with OE parts, the stock clutch...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Feb-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Gobert23
I popped up to see the workshop and have a chat...

I popped up to see the workshop and have a chat at the weekend.

Everything seems in order, so I've committed myself to a few smaller jobs, just to see how well the work's done and what sort of...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Feb-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,013
Posted By Gobert23
^^ I've not got any information to hand on the...

^^ I've not got any information to hand on the 749/999 models, but was prety sure that the fork length was shorter on those models... :confused:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jan-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Gobert23
Given the way the used bike market is sitting at...

Given the way the used bike market is sitting at the moment AND the supply/demand for 998 models, have you considered a nice used 848 as an alternative?

G:D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jan-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Gobert23
I've given ERS a quick call, to chat about the...

I've given ERS a quick call, to chat about the work that I'd like to have done, and I'm quite impressed.

Martin and the folks at Ducati Glasgow have always been good, but monies are tight, meaning...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Jan-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Gobert23
Question Servicing - Scotland?

I've had a quick nose around the forum to see if there's any particular recommendations for the servicing of my bike (916).

The bike's hardly covered any mileage, over the last couple of years,...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 17-Dec-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,083
Posted By Gobert23
Cool I have to admit that I'm a little confused by the...

I have to admit that I'm a little confused by the whole 'cabling' and 'HDMI' (of various standards) thing...

I've spent pretty reasonable monies on cabling for my stereo system, but was talked out...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Dec-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,251
Posted By Gobert23
Question I know what you mean... I think even a little...

I know what you mean...

I think even a little knowledge can go a long way.

I've always tried to stick to the correct brands (genuine Brembo, Ohlins, MS Production), but even ignoring the blatant...
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