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Forum: 999 / 749 24-Jun-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Wylie1
Not sure about your questions, but spotted this...

Not sure about your questions, but spotted this on another site:-

http://www.motoforum.net/index.php?showtopic=35276
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 29-Dec-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Wylie1
I've got a KTM200exc & been entering some...

I've got a KTM200exc & been entering some enduros this year. I've not done any trail riding though.

The choice of bike is a tough one as there are so many variables that you need to take into...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 28-Dec-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By Wylie1
I agree, but fact is, all bikes are more...

I agree, but fact is, all bikes are more affordable than they were in 1995 as prices aren't that different now from what they were back then.
Forum: 999 / 749 23-Dec-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Wylie1
Just the assymetric can setup I believe. These...

Just the assymetric can setup I believe. These guys are after a complete system.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 23-Dec-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By Wylie1
Wink Yeah....adjustable rearsets simply have no place...

Yeah....adjustable rearsets simply have no place on a production bike. Adjustable ergonomics are also completely unnecessary as everybody is the same size & shape. Both very bad ideas for the...
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Nov-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,293
Posted By Wylie1
I like it, but prefer this...

I like it, but prefer this version.......

.....looks familiar though! ;)
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Nov-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Wylie1
http://www.ducati-spares.com/acatalog/Stands.html ...

http://www.ducati-spares.com/acatalog/Stands.html

Scroll to bottom of the page.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 28-Nov-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,100
Posted By Wylie1
So quoted power looks to be approx 10% up on the...

So quoted power looks to be approx 10% up on the 999 which is no great surprise given CC has increased by the same amount.

Quoted dry weight of 999 was 186kg's, so 1098's a fair chunk less, but not...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 24-Nov-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By Wylie1
Question Not a fan of MCN then Rod??? :) My MCN says the...

Not a fan of MCN then Rod??? :)

My MCN says the test was written by Federico Alivieri, with pics by Allesio Barbanti. Federico 2nd paragraph mentions his "Italian colleagues at Motociclismo, when we...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 23-Nov-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Wylie1
Aprillia do the same, but they actually pass the...

Aprillia do the same, but they actually pass the costs savings onto the customer.

(running for cover!)
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Nov-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,844
Posted By Wylie1
Black with white number boards

Black with white number boards
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 22-Nov-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Wylie1
Not used this company personally, but I have...

Not used this company personally, but I have heard good things about their work:-

http://www.gmxradiators.co.uk/

May be worth a try
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Nov-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Wylie1
It was philthy dirty (generally didn't look very...

It was philthy dirty (generally didn't look very well looked after, especially considering it's for sale), paintwork had quite a few little scratches & chips in, front rocker cover & rads were in...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Nov-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Wylie1
Thanks for all your help folks, especially Mr C...

Thanks for all your help folks, especially Mr C for doing the hpi check. Another example of why this club is so great.

Sadly, the bike wasn't all it was cracked up to be, so didn't buy in the end. :(
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By Wylie1
Bungi.....you could try...

Bungi.....you could try http://www.hmracing.co.uk/default.asp

My mate swears by them for everything suspension related. They're based near Orpington, so just up the M20 for you. They should be able...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By Wylie1
I may be well wide of the mark here, but my WP...

I may be well wide of the mark here, but my WP forks on my offroad bike have an outer dust seal. It's good practice to remove this seal, clean underneath & pack with grease, then refit the seal....
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Wylie1
You have PM. Many thanks. Mr C.....thanks for...

You have PM. Many thanks.

Mr C.....thanks for your kind offer, but as I'm not sure you'll get the PM in time I have sent reg No to jj
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Wylie1
Thanks Urban996. Mr C......I will PM you the Reg...

Thanks Urban996.

Mr C......I will PM you the Reg No. I'll be leaving the house 09:30'ish tomorrow to view/buy the bike. It'd be great if you could help out, but if not, no worries.
Forum: Stolen Bikes 20-Nov-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By Wylie1
That's fecking awful...gutted for you. I really...

That's fecking awful...gutted for you.

I really hope you get it back (undamaged).
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Wylie1
Anybody got a Tel number for Ducati UK to hand?

Anybody got a Tel number for Ducati UK to hand?
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Wylie1
Are you serious? If so, nice one. I just tried...

Are you serious? If so, nice one.

I just tried to run it through the RAC bikecheck (website) but it's asking for the Reg No. + V5 doc No. + chassis No. I only have the Registration plate No. at the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Wylie1
Question How can I check a bike I'm considering buying is an official UK model?

Before anybody asks.....of course it's a Ducati :)
Forum: Alarms and Related Security 20-Nov-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By Wylie1
I'm looking at getting a new bike so I'll need a...

I'm looking at getting a new bike so I'll need a new alarm.

I had seen the ' Snitcher ', but the problem I have is that a Cat 1 alarm + Snitcher looks a wee bit pricey at £500'ish.

I've looked at...
Forum: Alarms and Related Security 19-Nov-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By Wylie1
Question Tracker and/or alarm???? Questions....

I know opinion on here seems to be that alarm's are more hassle than they're worth, but I've had a Datatool fitted for the past 4yrs without any probs & had a Meta fitted to the bike I had before my...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Nov-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Wylie1
Handy......nice & local to you too!!! ;)

Handy......nice & local to you too!!! ;)
Forum: 999 / 749 09-Nov-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,720
Posted By Wylie1
Ally radiators can be repaired too....

Ally radiators can be repaired too. Try:-

http://www.gmxradiators.co.uk/cgi-bin/shopwise.pl?act=sp&s=49&id=gmx

I've no idea if it'll work out cheaper, but at least you'll know you're not buying...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By Wylie1
Talking Saw that too. It's still warm in italy!!!! ;)

Saw that too. It's still warm in italy!!!! ;)
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By Wylie1
mmmm.....297 km/h = 184.5 mph @ 10.5k revs....

mmmm.....297 km/h = 184.5 mph @ 10.5k revs. Wouldn't that be nice :)
Forum: Tyres 30-Oct-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Wylie1
I think that's about what I payed for mine. I've...

I think that's about what I payed for mine.

I've got them on my 749 (180 rear) & I think they're excellent & would definitely recommend them.
Forum: 999 / 749 19-Oct-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Wylie1
Have you tried Halfords? (Don't know if they sell...

Have you tried Halfords? (Don't know if they sell them, but it would be my 1st stop).
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Oct-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Wylie1
Thumbs down Ditto the above. If there was one person on this...

Ditto the above. If there was one person on this forum that I thought would laugh off the playground politics on here of late, it was you Tonio. I appreciate I don't know your reasons behind your...
Forum: 851 / 888 19-Oct-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By Wylie1
I saw that too. Advert doesn't say it's an SP5...

I saw that too. Advert doesn't say it's an SP5 though. '94 888 (with white No boards added) with 19k miles. Just had full service with new belts, c+s, tyres.

It's not me selling it by the way.
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Oct-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,390
Posted By Wylie1
Precisely mate. I've had mine nearly 4 years...

Precisely mate. I've had mine nearly 4 years & still love it. In that time, I'd say nearly all the negative comments I've heard/seen have come from Ducati owners (mostly on this forum). Outside of...
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Oct-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By Wylie1
More feel doesn't make your brakes more...

More feel doesn't make your brakes more responsive though.



Ditto



Fair enough if you find it uncomfortable. The higher seat may make your knees feel better, but I think your hips will be in a...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 16-Oct-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Wylie1
I've used them before. Top service from what I...

I've used them before. Top service from what I can remember.

Didn't buy clutch springs, so can't really comment on them.
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Oct-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By Wylie1
Forgive my ignorance, but how? Could it be that...

Forgive my ignorance, but how? Could it be that you just have more weight going through your wrists which gives the impression off your brakes being more responsive?
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Oct-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By Wylie1
I rode KP's 999 with the higher Pro-Twins seat on...

I rode KP's 999 with the higher Pro-Twins seat on & cannot see the point of it at all. What's wrong with the original seat/ seating position?
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Oct-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Wylie1
I did the Yamaha offroad school a couple of years...

I did the Yamaha offroad school a couple of years ago (I recommend it to anyone thinking of having a go off-road) & got to ride the 250 & 450 4-strokes. There's no doubt they're easier to ride, but...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Oct-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Wylie1
Jeff.....sound's like you had a great time &...

Jeff.....sound's like you had a great time & I bet you can't wait 'til your Enduro Africa trip.

I've got a 200 2-smoke KTM for the on/off throttle response you mentioned.....great fun, but then I...
Forum: 999 / 749 06-Oct-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Wylie1
Yep. They fit between the airbox & the...

Yep. They fit between the airbox & the airtube on each side.
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Oct-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Wylie1
Coil is built into the plug cap, yes. If it's the...

Coil is built into the plug cap, yes. If it's the rear cylinder that's playing up, you can just unbolt the seat unit & lever the tank/seat/tail section up to give you access to the top of the rear...
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Oct-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Wylie1
Probably down to a faulty/ dirty/ wet coil....

Probably down to a faulty/ dirty/ wet coil. Identify which cylinder isn't firing, remove coil, clean it up & clear any moisture near the plug. Refit coil & test. If you're still having problems,...
Forum: 999 / 749 14-Sep-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,609
Posted By Wylie1
As mentioned already, it does sound like a faulty...

As mentioned already, it does sound like a faulty coil. You can tell which cylinder isn't firing by checking which exhaust pipe isn't getting hot.
Once you've identified the problem cylinder, remove...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 12-Sep-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,004
Posted By Wylie1
Track: 1. Pietro - Dibs 2. AK 3. Ruthie 4....

Track:
1. Pietro - Dibs
2. AK
3. Ruthie
4. 749er
5. Webby
6. Richard - Ricco 749s
7. Final edition
8. Nick - NBs996
9. Paul - Psychlist
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 12-Sep-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,179
Posted By Wylie1
Thumbs up Top man.....thanks

Top man.....thanks
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 12-Sep-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,179
Posted By Wylie1
Sorry you can't make it, but if your place is...

Sorry you can't make it, but if your place is still up for grabs I'll take it.
Forum: 999 / 749 29-Aug-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,849
Posted By Wylie1
Not from MCN, but it's the 1st time I've seen...

Not from MCN, but it's the 1st time I've seen these piccies:-
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 28-Aug-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Wylie1
I believe Bennetts offer a policy for £99, but as...

I believe Bennetts offer a policy for £99, but as far as I know it's for off-road bikes only. Probably worth giving them a call though as the replacement cost of bikes/ risk is comaprable to the...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 22-Aug-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Wylie1
Lightbulb I was at the Ducati factory on the 27th July and...

I was at the Ducati factory on the 27th July and they were shipping dual seat/ dual rear shock Sport 1000's with high-rise bars fitted as standard. They also had a rear seat cowl fitted that made it...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Aug-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Wylie1
I bought a 2nd set of bodywork (with a few stone...

I bought a 2nd set of bodywork (with a few stone chips + light scratches) off eBay. Price was about the same as good quality race bodywork, but I can leave it on the bike all the time & don't have to...
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