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Forum: New User Introductions 21-Mar-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By HW
Ah yes, emigration. That certainly was the plan,...

Ah yes, emigration. That certainly was the plan, and we went through the application process. We came a cropper with some of their red tape though (NZ Immigration), because they count qualifications...
Forum: New User Introductions 21-Mar-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By HW
Back again!

Hi y'all.

Just like to say I am pleased to see that the club is alive and well. It's been a busy couple of years for us with no bikes on the road and dropped off the radar.

Now moved house to...
Forum: STs 15-Jun-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By HW
Auction almost over for Fairing (complete fairing...

Auction almost over for Fairing (complete fairing in black) and Front Mudguard.

At the weekend I'll mostly be listing the fuel tank, speedo, tacho, relays, claipers, front wheel, disks .. if anyone...
Forum: STs 06-Jun-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By HW
Hi Sal, no sorry no top box. I used to have the...

Hi Sal, no sorry no top box. I used to have the Nonfango panniers, but sold them some time ago.

Thanks ... all very exciting at the moment planning our escape! Bikes, and now maybe one car will be...
Forum: STs 06-Jun-2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By HW
Actually, in reality I couldn't bin anything that...

Actually, in reality I couldn't bin anything that would be useful so it'd either be donated or go with us end up on an Antipodean ST at some time.

twpd, do you want to IM me and tell me which items...
Forum: STs 04-Jun-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By HW
I have had these parts kicing about for a few...

I have had these parts kicing about for a few years now, and they have been on here for a year or so too.

Now they are going on eBay, if they dont sell then I shall be skipping them. I think the...
Forum: STs 04-Jun-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By HW
Hi, rear shock is sold .. sorry I forgot to...

Hi, rear shock is sold .. sorry I forgot to reply.

I have just been putting ST pats on eBay is anyone is interested.

ST2 eBay items (http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZhw_1960QQhtZ-1)
Forum: STs 03-May-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By HW
I've got one for sale with 3k miles on it if you...

I've got one for sale with 3k miles on it if you find you need it.
Forum: 999 / 749 21-Apr-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By HW
my mate was on about getting one of the pillion...

my mate was on about getting one of the pillion pal things for his missus ... they don't ride bikes though! :lol:
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Apr-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By HW
seen that on 749 and ST2 from time to time ......

seen that on 749 and ST2 from time to time ... nothing to worry about apparently.
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Apr-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By HW
Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire roads are...

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire roads are abismal at the moment. I am commuting from Grantham to Nottingham each day and I'm looking to see where the bad bits are for when my bike is on the road...
Forum: STs 02-Apr-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By HW
ST2 parts still for sale

ST parts (garage clearout)


Hi y'all

I used to have an ST2, but sold it and so have a garage full of parts I want to get shot of. The story of them (in a nutshell) is that I had an "off" in town...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Dec-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,298
Posted By HW
That's the truth too. I had a custom map done...

That's the truth too. I had a custom map done when the PC3 was fitted, thinking that would be best for it. I had trouble with that and more dyno time didn't sort the flat spots properly. I ended up...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Dec-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,298
Posted By HW
I ran mine for a year on road and track with the...

I ran mine for a year on road and track with the ECU that came with the Termi. I liked it, but knew no different (except the previous year without the Termi).

I HAD to do something because the ECU...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Dec-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,298
Posted By HW
I've got PC3 fitted to 2003 749S with asym Termi....

I've got PC3 fitted to 2003 749S with asym Termi. Not quite what you were asking for I know.

In discussion with the dynojet dealer I was told that the manufacturers are restricted when they do the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 19-Dec-2005, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By HW
I must be half asleep, I dont understand. Which...

I must be half asleep, I dont understand. Which bit is off a Ducati? In the disclaimer it is talking about "Never operate a pocket bike or mini chopper without an approved helmet" :puzzled:
Forum: 999 / 749 18-Dec-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By HW
Well, I'm with Carole Nash and I phoned to tell...

Well, I'm with Carole Nash and I phoned to tell them I had fitted a Termi on the 749S. It put my insurance up by over 100 a year! They know which one it is now though, and at least I am insured. I...
Forum: 999 / 749 15-Dec-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By HW
I've got the Harris stainless one. Not a bad...

I've got the Harris stainless one. Not a bad price and it works for me.
Forum: 851 / 888 12-Dec-2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By HW
I tihnk I got mine from Demon Tweaks but it's not...

I tihnk I got mine from Demon Tweaks but it's not in their catalogue so phone them. Comes on a roll 2 inch wide. I used it under the race seat unit on the 749.
Forum: 999 / 749 10-Dec-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By HW
You could give Nelly a ring at Cornerspeed, he...

You could give Nelly a ring at Cornerspeed, he sells/fits STM clutches so he'll be able to put you straight. He fitted my 4 tooth STM slipper for me.
Forum: 999 / 749 09-Dec-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By HW
Normal running temp on my 749S is about 72C,...

Normal running temp on my 749S is about 72C, which is a bit cool really (according to Dynomax).

In traffic it very rapidly gets up in the 90's and the fan kicks in at about 103C.
Forum: 999 / 749 09-Dec-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
DOH! Go and stand in the virtual corner :lol:

DOH! Go and stand in the virtual corner :lol:
Forum: 999 / 749 08-Dec-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
You might find the suspension to be fine if you...

You might find the suspension to be fine if you get it set up right. I paid 100% Suspension 40 at a track day to set mine up and it was ike riding a different bike after. Best 40 I ever spent I...
Forum: 999 / 749 08-Dec-2005, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
I see you have good taste in clutch covers too! :)

I see you have good taste in clutch covers too! :)
Forum: 999 / 749 08-Dec-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
B***er. :( I notice that your frame has the...

B***er. :(

I notice that your frame has the round lower mounting that you are using for the stand? Steve's has that on his 749 which I had been puzzled about. Hadn't noticed the lack of holes on the...
Forum: 999 / 749 08-Dec-2005, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
Oh right ... that was one of the selling points...

Oh right ... that was one of the selling points of the 749 that interested me. Being a lanky blighter I wanted to be able to adjust the position. I traded adjusting the seat position for having a...
Forum: 999 / 749 08-Dec-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
NIce and concise Twinfan! The adjustable...

NIce and concise Twinfan!

The adjustable seat/tank position was ONLY on the monoposto versions, the biposto being set to about the mid position.

I thought that the adjsutable footpegs were on all...
Forum: 999 / 749 07-Dec-2005, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
There was a 749 (cooking version) and a 749S....

There was a 749 (cooking version) and a 749S. Both were available in biposto if you wished, I know that because I have a 749S bip and my mate has a 749 bip. I BELEIVE the 749 and 749S had the same...
Forum: 999 / 749 07-Dec-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By HW
Did they stop doing the 749s as a bip then? I...

Did they stop doing the 749s as a bip then? I have a 2003 749s bip so you can have both. in that year, the 's' had TiN forks, not sure if much else. From 2004 though (as I have just been RELIABLY...
Forum: 999 / 749 07-Dec-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By HW
I found that the cables on the 749 were really...

I found that the cables on the 749 were really short so it was hard to get the battery out. I would be very surprised if they could be transposed, although I guess some rerouting could be done. If I...
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Dec-2005, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By HW
when you said "go faster item" I was...

when you said "go faster item" I was expecting an ebay link to a tin of red paint! :lol:
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 05-Dec-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By HW
The secret is in the rag. RS Bikepaint recommend...

The secret is in the rag. RS Bikepaint recommend (and sell) rolls of a kind of webbing. I've bought similar from autojumbles, and I suspect car shops will have similar.

The idea is that the polish...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 04-Dec-2005, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By HW
I got an ST2 3 1/2 years ago when I was 42 -...

I got an ST2 3 1/2 years ago when I was 42 - midlife crisis thing, had 18 years off of bikes and the last one I owned before that was a BSA 250 C15. I was so excited. A few months later I traded up...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-Dec-2005, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By HW
celebratory wheelies are a different kettle of...

celebratory wheelies are a different kettle of fish .... the motor has done it's work by then, whereas we want out engines to go on .. and on ... and on ... (I'm sure you get my drift!)

I find the...
Forum: 999 / 749 04-Dec-2005, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By HW
There is nothing in the PC3 that gets keyed to a...

There is nothing in the PC3 that gets keyed to a bike, that is a peculiarity of the Ducati ECU. The PC3 is make/model specific though.
Forum: STs 03-Dec-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 711
Posted By HW
As been said many times ... ST (whatever flavour)...

As been said many times ... ST (whatever flavour) is a much under-rated bike. I must see if I can wangle a test ride on the ST3 next year. :D
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 03-Dec-2005, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By HW
Hi David, there is an art to it and it just takes...

Hi David, there is an art to it and it just takes a little practice. I always had centre stands on the ST2 and ST4s, but when I got the 749 it was a different matter. I got the Harris stainless...
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By HW
107?? What year is yours? There was a power boost...

107?? What year is yours? There was a power boost in 2004 wasn't there?
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By HW
My 2003 749s always pretty good at low revs to be...

My 2003 749s always pretty good at low revs to be honest. I reckoned it would pull fairly smoothly from 2500 rpm up. The Termi gave more low/mid torque, or at least it felts like it. It's so long...
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By HW
Didn't notice this reply for some reason. I...

Didn't notice this reply for some reason.

I don't know you'll get power gains with the asymetric on the 749. Mine gets 100bhp, just, with the Termi and PC3 (or ECU). Wasn't really any difference I...
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By HW
Guess you pays your money and takes your choice...

Guess you pays your money and takes your choice though. Or takes the risk.
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By HW
If you read up above, I mentioned about adjusting...

If you read up above, I mentioned about adjusting the CO not being enough. A 749 runs VERY lean at higher revs with the Asym Termi and std ECU. It's in "gonna do damage" territory. I saw this when...
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By HW
I'll go chase that up then. Best start thinking...

I'll go chase that up then. Best start thinking about how much you'd be willing to pay for it. It'll be brand new in the box, and therefore "not keyed to the bike". Don't know if you're aware, but...
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By HW
I beleive he only assisted in the insertion ......

I beleive he only assisted in the insertion ... it was still present when the cops arrived if I recall. :eureka:

So, what else did she do then? :puzzled:

[Edited on 2-12-2005 by HW]
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Dec-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By HW
When I had the Asymetric termi on 749s and had...

When I had the Asymetric termi on 749s and had the original ECU refitted (due to ECU for Termi blowing up), a dyno run showed that the fuel mixture at higher revs was very lean. The dyno guy was...
Forum: 999 / 749 30-Nov-2005, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By HW
There seemed to be a lot of widely varying prices...

There seemed to be a lot of widely varying prices quoted on here for this. I was charged 1100 for the 2003 749s Asymetric system (with ECU) - fitted. I have no doubt someone will be along to tell me...
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Nov-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By HW
Posiden... Well ... I part ex'd an ST4s about 2...

Posiden...

Well ... I part ex'd an ST4s about 2 weeks after it had had it's 12k service. Daft I know, but it was just the money suddenly came available at that time.

The sales guy was muttering...
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Nov-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By HW
Agreed ... get it booked in for early next year...

Agreed ... get it booked in for early next year for a 6k (minor) service.
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Nov-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By HW
Absolutely true I am afraid. A mate has a 916...

Absolutely true I am afraid. A mate has a 916 that he did not ride for best part of 2 years. He then took it for a service (it was then 3 years since a belt change) and the belts were perished....
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Nov-2005, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By HW
OOooppps ..... doesn't sound right now .... I...

OOooppps ..... doesn't sound right now .... I might have got that wrong

Sorry, that was pre-coffee

Just checked the service book - 12 months or 10km (6k miles), then 24 months or 20km (12k miles)....
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