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Forum: 851 / 888 08-Jun-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,740
Posted By chicken
GAAAAHHHH!!!!! Not able to make this now - sorry...

GAAAAHHHH!!!!!

Not able to make this now - sorry fellas....
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Feb-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,740
Posted By chicken
1. Rob 888 2. Beancounter 851SP3 3. Monty-1078...

1. Rob 888
2. Beancounter 851SP3
3. Monty-1078 twinspark SS
4. Jasper 888 SP5
5. twpd 800ss (old skool 2-vlv rules!)
6. Jools 888 (If I don't have to fly to Bangalore that day)
7. Ains. 888 SP4S
8....
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 31-Dec-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By chicken
In this case I think it's definitely better to...

In this case I think it's definitely better to receive!!!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 30-Dec-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By chicken
I'd be very surprised if it is not a...

I'd be very surprised if it is not a mini-1098.

At the end of the day, Ducati is a relatively low volume manufacturer so it needs to get as much leverage as it can from bulk ordering through shared...
Forum: Insurance 20-Dec-2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,372
Posted By chicken
erm.....what I meant to say was that you are so...

erm.....what I meant to say was that you are so well known amongst the UK insurance community for your dextrous handling of motor vehicles that they are all vying for the honour of providing cover...
Forum: Insurance 20-Dec-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,372
Posted By chicken
Paul, they've heard that you only turn the...

Paul, they've heard that you only turn the throttle half way! Either that or the system assumes you are a pensioner if you live in Dorset. :D

Chicken - winning friends and influencing people for...
Forum: Insurance 20-Dec-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,372
Posted By chicken
Very nice Frank but can really say yes to the...

Very nice Frank but can really say yes to the following statement

"Your motorcycle has not been modified in any way from the manufacturers standard specification " ;) :lol:
Forum: SS & SuperSport 13-Dec-2006, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By chicken
There's no such thing as a dual seat for a...

There's no such thing as a dual seat for a SL/FE.
There are supports underneath the rider's seat and at the back near the lights. The front supports are designed to take the weight of the rider but...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Dec-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By chicken
"Gunk" is actually quite good for...

"Gunk" is actually quite good for that!

It's a degreaser. Decant into one of those plant sprayers you can buy from garden centres, spray liberally, leave for a bit, agitate with an old paintbrush...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Nov-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By chicken
dead easy - takes less than 5 minutes. 10 minutes...

dead easy - takes less than 5 minutes. 10 minutes if you get tempted to pull out all the plates and wipe the dust out. 20 minutes if you have a cup of tea as well.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 22-Nov-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By chicken
yeah right! If you're only 51 then I'm an...

yeah right! If you're only 51 then I'm an exceedingly handsome and intelligent chinaman!
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 22-Nov-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By chicken
Happy birthday you old bugga!

Happy birthday you old bugga!
Forum: Stolen Bikes 20-Nov-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,090
Posted By chicken
just sent you a PM Trev.

just sent you a PM Trev.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 20-Nov-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,972
Posted By chicken
not running at all now? Looks like my tools are...

not running at all now? Looks like my tools are taking a trip through the blackwall tunnel then.

Give me a shout at the end of the week and we'll sort it out.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 20-Nov-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,972
Posted By chicken
okay. get the bits sorted and bring it round at...

okay. get the bits sorted and bring it round at the weekend.

I'll have the lump hammer nicely warmed up ready for you...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 20-Nov-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,972
Posted By chicken
my spanners still not good enough for you?

my spanners still not good enough for you?
Forum: Monsters 18-Nov-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By chicken
one tooth smaller at the front is the absolute...

one tooth smaller at the front is the absolute easiest and cheapest thing to do and is surprisingly effective.

Welcome onboard!
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Nov-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By chicken
ha ha - made you look! I thought it was better...

ha ha - made you look!

I thought it was better than posting up a pantone chart for different colours.

Nice to get a bit of banter going today for a change, eh?
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Nov-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By chicken
black is...

black is nice.....mmmmmm....


http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1578&d=1161378690
Forum: SS & SuperSport 31-Oct-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By chicken
Frank, since the swingarm mounts onto the engine...

Frank, since the swingarm mounts onto the engine and the engine is essentially the same then I think it would fit.

The mounting point is further back and this is why the SSIE shock is slightly...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 31-Oct-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By chicken
the problem for me with this is that the only...

the problem for me with this is that the only person that lives near me is Dibble - and his entire toolkit fits under the seat!
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 31-Oct-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By chicken
sorry - yes I was talking about a split link...

sorry - yes I was talking about a split link (with the little circlip), although this tool should still help with that.

Kev, you are absolutely right - one lesson I have learnt in life is that the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Oct-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By chicken
fair point Kev but you do probably get through...

fair point Kev but you do probably get through more chains than your average biker!

I know what you meant about breaking them but I could see the body flexing slightly so I did some more filing...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Oct-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By chicken
I've got something similar but without the nice...

I've got something similar but without the nice case (which I think is worth having as I keep losing the small bits).

It's not difficult to "rivet" a chain as they usually come with a clip to go...
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Oct-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By chicken
Sorry Phil, I'm afraid I have to laugh at the...

Sorry Phil,
I'm afraid I have to laugh at the gibberish on the walls :lol:

Nice bike though! ;)
Forum: SS & SuperSport 24-Oct-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By chicken
The screws on the plaque are a bit of a...

The screws on the plaque are a bit of a giveaway!

btw, I think some of them were painted red originally - look at #227
http://www.geocities.com/edwyun/others.html
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Oct-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By chicken
Check with Nelly which paint he used but I don't...

Check with Nelly which paint he used but I don't think it's anything particularly unusual and probably available in different colours.

As with any painting, the prep work is going to be key so make...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Oct-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By chicken
without giving too much away, engine paint can...

without giving too much away, engine paint can give you quite a nice effect.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Oct-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By chicken
I've got two SS's (900's) and used to have a...

I've got two SS's (900's) and used to have a 600SS so I may be slightly biased but I have ridden a 600 (583) monster (that was bought for a friend) and they really are night and day.

An equivalent...
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Sep-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By chicken
no clutch cover? He's a brave man....

no clutch cover? He's a brave man....
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 28-Sep-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By chicken
Are you calling me thin?

Are you calling me thin?
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 28-Sep-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By chicken
You're clearly looking for a bit of validation so...

You're clearly looking for a bit of validation so let me be the one to say "Go for it!"

You want the kids to grow up with it so it's a long term investment which are generally determined less by the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 28-Sep-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By chicken
I bought a turkey last December. It was very...

I bought a turkey last December. It was very tasty and I have no regrets.

What was that? You said "in Turkey"? Oops! Let me see if I can be a bit more helpful then.

Property is unique in being the...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 20-Sep-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By chicken
Frank, hopefully the attached piccie shows what...

Frank,
hopefully the attached piccie shows what you need.

Comparing the two, I don't think yours is based on an SL pad unless it has been heavily cut down.

The brackets under the seat unit are what...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 20-Sep-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By chicken
Frank, I've got my one that you are welcome to...

Frank, I've got my one that you are welcome to borrow (especially as it isn't on the bike).

Rather than messing around with postage and insurance though, why don't I email you some pictures - you...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 20-Sep-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By chicken
Frank, you of all people should know not to dry...

Frank, you of all people should know not to dry an SS at high temperatures as they have a tendency to shrink! ;)
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Sep-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By chicken
maybe a good idea, maybe a bad one but if you're...

maybe a good idea, maybe a bad one but if you're going to try it why not look for a monster swingarm? They work in the same way but are bound to be easier to find and cheaper.

Chi (now with added...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Sep-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By chicken
My point is that what is special to one person...

My point is that what is special to one person may not be to another.

Take the quad. I don't like quads, I don't know the owner and I've never seen it in the flesh. However, it must have taken some...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Sep-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By chicken
some curious comments in the upnorth forum. I...

some curious comments in the upnorth forum.

I guess "Speciale" means different things to different people...

Ian, very nice SS by the way!
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 10-Sep-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By chicken
Sorry to hear this - hope you are able to get the...

Sorry to hear this - hope you are able to get the B@stard.

Is it the drivers left footpeg? If so, I think I have one in silver. Its your for postage or I can bring it to Brands on Weds if you or...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 02-Sep-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,007
Posted By chicken
1. Pietro - Dibs 2. AK 3. Ruthie 4. 749er 5....

1. Pietro - Dibs
2. AK
3. Ruthie
4. 749er
5. Webby
6. Richard - Ricco 749s
7. Final edition
8. Nick - NBs996
9. Paul - Psychlist
10. Brent
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 01-Sep-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By chicken
OT but am I the only one laughing their t1t$ off...

OT but am I the only one laughing their t1t$ off at a bike called "Mong"?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Sep-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By chicken
I've got a Cornerspeed one and an STM one - both...

I've got a Cornerspeed one and an STM one - both from Nelly, both about the same price, both work brilliantly.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 17-Aug-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By chicken
sorted

sorted
Forum: SS & SuperSport 17-Aug-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By chicken
mmm....where's the place that does the Kobe beef...

mmm....where's the place that does the Kobe beef burger again?!
Forum: SS & SuperSport 17-Aug-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By chicken
I think I have a second hand one in a box in the...

I think I have a second hand one in a box in the garage. If I do then one of the mirror stays is slightly bent but could be bent back.

Will check tonight.

If I do find it, you owe me lunch (and you...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 10-Aug-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By chicken
why not swap the lead over? You know at least the...

why not swap the lead over? You know at least the other one is good, plus you'll be able to check the spark plug as well.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 07-Aug-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,183
Posted By chicken
Hi Annette, was in London but was a prisoner to...

Hi Annette,
was in London but was a prisoner to two childrens' birthday parties (what they don't tell you about the joys of parenthood), the Blackwall tunnel (Pietro will tell you), and the road...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 07-Aug-2006, 04:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,183
Posted By chicken
It's very unlikely that I'm going to be able to...

It's very unlikely that I'm going to be able to make this Annette - there's a 49.5% chance I will be in Milan, a 49.5% chance I'll be in the States, and a 1% chance I'll be here.

Whether I'm here or...
Forum: Tyres 06-Aug-2006, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By chicken
I've bought loads of bits and pieces from them in...

I've bought loads of bits and pieces from them in the past for various bikes.
You don't get the specialist knowledge you might get from a smaller shop but their systems are good and the stuff is well...
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