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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-Oct-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By twpd
£4-5k is a fair summary. 748R's are now getting...

£4-5k is a fair summary. 748R's are now getting to the stage where prices are stabilising and good one's worth paying for as they're getting sought after.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 08-Sep-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By twpd
Ask CC. He has owned both. From what he has said...

Ask CC. He has owned both. From what he has said elsewhere the 1198 appears to have the most devastating mid-range power. I guess the trick would be managing to extract the performance from either!
Forum: Tyres 08-Sep-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By twpd
I race on Racetec's and have no complaints about...

I race on Racetec's and have no complaints about them whatsoever - excellent tyres. I am not sure how quick you are so, you might not get the life you are looking for. I get approximate 30 laps out...
Forum: Tyres 25-Aug-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,981
Posted By twpd
Quite why people put stuff like SuperCorsa Pros...

Quite why people put stuff like SuperCorsa Pros on for road use is beyond me tbh. They are road-legal race tyres designed for use with warmers.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Aug-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By twpd
I did. The best place for 800ss race information...

I did. The best place for 800ss race information is ducati.ms. There's a few guys run them in the USA against Sv's in the lightweight superbike class...although they're allowed to tune...
Forum: Tyres 24-Aug-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,981
Posted By twpd
Pilot Sports don't compare. Power 2CTs are...

Pilot Sports don't compare. Power 2CTs are superb, but on the balance of things I prefer the Road 2's for the extra mileage and better wet weather grip. They are all you need for a road tyre and...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 23-Aug-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By twpd
Thumbs up How fast is a tweaked 800ss? 150mph is where mine...

How fast is a tweaked 800ss? 150mph is where mine ran out of steam today according to the chasing R6. 145mph on my speedo running 15/41 gearing as opposed to the std 15/39. Not bad :) It'll be a very...
Forum: Tyres 23-Aug-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,981
Posted By twpd
The best road tyres IMO are Michelin Pilot Road...

The best road tyres IMO are Michelin Pilot Road 2CT. Grippy enough in the dry to allow full lean, excellent in the rain and good life too - currently up to 6000 miles on the ER6 with another 3-4k...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Aug-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By twpd
You would need someone with the right kit to...

You would need someone with the right kit to measure cylinder head temp'. It's normal to run rear pots slightly rich to keep them cooler when doing custom maps. However, I do not think this is the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Aug-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By twpd
As I said...the brake master cylinder gets hot -...

As I said...the brake master cylinder gets hot - it's mounted on the engine and it will soak heat. Granted I thought it was his race bike cos he mentioned track, nonetheless, the cause is likely to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Aug-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By twpd
It gets warm anayway because the master cyclinder...

It gets warm anayway because the master cyclinder is mounted on the engine cases.

It is made worse by having a full fairing on an air-cooled bike.

Are you sure you aren't slightly dragging the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 20-Aug-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By twpd
Guido is right. 11k miles is exceedingly poor....

Guido is right. 11k miles is exceedingly poor. TBH, at the prices these bikes cost I'd be expecting a mimimum of 50k miles out of an engine if I owned it from new.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Aug-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By twpd
All you need is a small sliver of duct tape...

All you need is a small sliver of duct tape across the d-ring. I do this on my race bike for this exact reason.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 07-Aug-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By twpd
Thumbs up Lovely. A very underrated bike IMO. As is the...

Lovely. A very underrated bike IMO. As is the 1000ss.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 06-Aug-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By twpd
Depends what each bike costs. If the bikes are of...

Depends what each bike costs. If the bikes are of the same price-ish then I would go for the 1000 as it has a few extra bits chassis-wise.

OTOH, it's very easy to extract more power from an 800ss...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Jun-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By twpd
He's coming out to play with me this weekend and...

He's coming out to play with me this weekend and needs all the help he can get...... ;)
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 15-May-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By twpd
I am using Pilot Power 2CTs and the clearance...

I am using Pilot Power 2CTs and the clearance between my front and the carbon mudguard is a bit tight.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 01-May-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By twpd
See above.

See above.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 01-May-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By twpd
Foam grips spring to mind, but they are dreadful...

Foam grips spring to mind, but they are dreadful things imo.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 01-May-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By twpd
Showa with progressive springs. Don't know the...

Showa with progressive springs. Don't know the rate.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 29-Apr-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By twpd
I've just put new pinch bolts in my 800ss road...

I've just put new pinch bolts in my 800ss road bike's alloy arm. I used about 30Nm. It seems fine to me.
Forum: Monsters 29-Apr-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By twpd
That's a bit expensive! :o

That's a bit expensive! :o
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Apr-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By twpd
I've done it with a set of ssie instruments.

I've done it with a set of ssie instruments.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Apr-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By twpd
I've heard of it and seen it on 748R's with the...

I've heard of it and seen it on 748R's with the alloy subframe, but not on a Bip. As for how Ducati might see it I can't say, but with that mileage and age you might find it difficult.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 27-Apr-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By twpd
IMO the suspension on any modern Ducati is more...

IMO the suspension on any modern Ducati is more than good enough for most of us. It just needs optimising and the best way of doing that is to learn how to do it yourself. It's a skill you can take...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Apr-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By twpd
They used to be known as Vic Lamb (sp?) didn't...

They used to be known as Vic Lamb (sp?) didn't they?
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 24-Apr-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By twpd
You've almost quoted me there!

You've almost quoted me there!
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 24-Apr-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By twpd
There's a fair amount of moaning about this on...

There's a fair amount of moaning about this on DuN. Someone nicely summed it up.."we're paying for Ducati's publicity" (I'm paraphrasing here).

It doesn't matter to me though...I'm riff-raff with an...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Apr-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 718
Posted By twpd
These motors needs to be warmed or at least idled...

These motors needs to be warmed or at least idled for a couple of minutes to ensure oil reaches the rockers.

Fully synth will do her nicely. Opinion seems to recommend thicker stuff like 15w-50.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 07-Apr-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By twpd
Believe it or not horseboxes are great for...

Believe it or not horseboxes are great for carrying bikes. I have shared on before and it easily managed two race bikes with spare wheels. They can be hired. You will obviously need to put the 3rd...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Apr-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,553
Posted By twpd
Good suggestion! This reminds me of a chat I had...

Good suggestion! This reminds me of a chat I had with Ducati John the other week as he was sorting a 996 or similar with just that problem at the time. Apparently it is quite common and is only a 20...
Forum: STs 03-Apr-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By twpd
Maybe. But broken wires tend not to cause battery...

Maybe. But broken wires tend not to cause battery drain. It could conceivably cause starting probs if it's part of the immobiliser circuit.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 03-Apr-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By twpd
Not that different from mine then Tim.

Not that different from mine then Tim.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 03-Apr-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By twpd
800ss service - Ducati John

My 800ss road bike has been at DJ's for a bit of a service....it's been over two years since it was last done. This afternoon he phoned me up and informed me that the valve clearances were in spec'...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 03-Apr-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By twpd
I can't say about a DD bike, but I get around...

I can't say about a DD bike, but I get around 15-18mpg out of my 800ss at race pace. The road bike does 40-60mpg depending on my mood at the time. I suspect the DD guys see not too dissimilar...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Apr-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By twpd
As far as Triumphs go Tuneboy has an excellent...

As far as Triumphs go Tuneboy has an excellent reputation. They're available in the UK IIRC.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Apr-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,553
Posted By twpd
Throttle position sensor.

Throttle position sensor.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Apr-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By twpd
I've never heard a bad word about FIM Kev. I'd be...

I've never heard a bad word about FIM Kev. I'd be worried about support from now on, but what can you do?
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Apr-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By twpd
IIRC California Cycle Works did some software...

IIRC California Cycle Works did some software that did something similar when I last looked in 06/07.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 31-Mar-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By twpd
We're all following your lead Tony ;)

We're all following your lead Tony ;)
Forum: STs 30-Mar-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By twpd
An easy way to check your charging system is...

An easy way to check your charging system is working properly is to observe a rise in potential across the battery terminals when you rev the motor. At idle it should be around 12.5-13 volts. Rev the...
Forum: STs 30-Mar-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By twpd
I was trying to find a proper man-sized hammer....

I was trying to find a proper man-sized hammer. Like this:

http://www.ted-kyte.com/3D/Pictures/Sledge%20Hammer.jpg
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Mar-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By twpd
That'll be more by luck that judgement on your...

That'll be more by luck that judgement on your behalf then ;)
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Mar-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By twpd
I hope you have a box of mansize there...

I hope you have a box of mansize there ;)

Yep...very different regimes. But then again, I seem to be one of the few people who think that track riding doesn't teach you much about road riding :lol:...
Forum: STs 30-Mar-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By twpd
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/hammer-1.jpg

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/hammer-1.jpg
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Mar-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By twpd
..anyway....let's not derails Bradders'...

..anyway....let's not derails Bradders' thread...

You can teach people lines, braking points, bike setup etc. But I am a firm believer in figuring out the positioning thing for yourself. If you look...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Mar-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By twpd
Pretty boy! ;) Hey...I like to push to the...

Pretty boy! ;)

Hey...I like to push to the limit. I get it wrong from time to time. :lol:
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Mar-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By twpd
I don't need to. I am faster than you. Period. :)

I don't need to. I am faster than you. Period. :)
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Mar-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By twpd
In the main that is correct. Run out of tyre and...

In the main that is correct. Run out of tyre and you will crash. However, if you have even the slightest bit of tyre left you will be amazed at how many extra degrees of lean you have left. 2-3mm of...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Mar-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By twpd
If you're talking about wanting to ride fast then...

If you're talking about wanting to ride fast then the key to that is comfort on the bike. You need to adopt a riding style and position that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed to the point where...
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