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Forum: 851 / 888 12-Jun-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,928
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, I missed the meet for reasons previously...

Hi,
I missed the meet for reasons previously stated (can't be in two places at once).
My question is how many 851/888's turned out? I'm not bothered about the other early models,( although they are...
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Jun-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,928
Posted By Mr.R
Hi Rob, I couldn't make the meet as i was still...

Hi Rob,
I couldn't make the meet as i was still at the 'TT'.
Yes i think you should do this event again, but please try to avoid the Island dates, as i've already booked for next year! AND I'D BE...
Forum: 851 / 888 09-May-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,928
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, Rob B put it on the DOC web months ago. Steve

Hi,
Rob B put it on the DOC web months ago.

Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Mar-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,928
Posted By Mr.R
Hi Everyone, I had planned to come to the t8...

Hi Everyone,
I had planned to come to the t8 meet.
But last night a fellow member of the other club, posted on the e-mail list spare tickets and a berth in his time share for the 'TT'. Sailing out on...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Dec-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, everybody......My laptop caught a virus for...

Hi, everybody......My laptop caught a virus for xmas,2 weeks without the Ducati message boards = Total withdrawal! Lost a lot of info', e-mails and got logged off this board and i forgot my password....
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Dec-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mr.R
Hi all, a couple of months ago i bought a SP rear...

Hi all, a couple of months ago i bought a SP rear shock rocker arm for my "92 strada based special, the guy then sent me a list of other parts that were available......You've guessed it...... SP5 top...
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Dec-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Mr.R
Hi and Amen to that Rob. My own "92 strada's...

Hi and Amen to that Rob. My own "92 strada's white frame is rather stained now, also chipped badly....I think it has the pattina of age, but upside a bike such as yours or most of the T'8's pictured...
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Nov-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,400
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, I must disagree with Joolz. These bikes be...

Hi, I must disagree with Joolz. These bikes be they Stradas, SP's or SPS's were made to ride! If you don't ride them it's a waste. If you want to modify them, then do so......If you're worried about...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Nov-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, so what do you lads think?....It's not very...

Hi, so what do you lads think?....It's not very shiney, but "works" housing, STM Slipper clutch, s/steel springs, MPL Titanium faced basket,alloy kevlar plates and "works" RS 996 steel outer...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Nov-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mr.R
Here's The Piccie's

Here's The Pictures Of My Re-worked Clutch Housing As Promised.
Steve
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Nov-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mr.R
Hi khu996, I'll get my wife to take some pictures...

Hi khu996, I'll get my wife to take some pictures and try to work out how to put them up on here.
Steve
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Nov-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, This isn't a business.....I do this for FUN...

Hi, This isn't a business.....I do this for FUN but if you send me your clutch housing (outer engine cover ) i can rework it to match my works corsa cover for 30 plus p+p. I did this to my own...
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Nov-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, weeveetwin said you can't just leave the...

Hi, weeveetwin said you can't just leave the bike ticking over whilst you get ready.......Not so if the bike is set up right! they will rumble away quite happily after a small blip on the throttle....
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Nov-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mr.R
Hi Rob, No i can't! But this week i spent...

Hi Rob, No i can't! But this week i spent close to 500 on my 851 on need/want/must have parts....new oil cooler, carbon brake pedal, heat shield, JHP 916 type airfilter ( to fit the 3 part carbon...
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Nov-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By Mr.R
Ditto what Loony888 said, i fitted a 916 throttle...

Ditto what Loony888 said, i fitted a 916 throttle and cable to my 851/916 special,which had no lever on the lefthand bar. I think the underslung rear brake was fitted to the SP4 but not on the SP5. I...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Nov-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Mr.R
Hi despite what the know nothings/numpties say...

Hi despite what the know nothings/numpties say these are very reliable motors. If they have been looked after!....as in good regular oil changes,warming up before going for a run etc....21,000 miles...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Nov-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mr.R
Hi ditto what moto748 says, as i said before my...

Hi ditto what moto748 says, as i said before my mates 916 (996) sps ran after jumping the fcucker!... but 108 miles later we were at the side of the M5 waiting for the breakdown waggon!!!!! he ended...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Nov-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Mr.R
Ditto what philfy said, when reading jools's post...

Ditto what philfy said, when reading jools's post i thought....true, but if you don't try you'll never learn, after all how did we ( the more experienced guys learn? ) we have to start somewhere and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, MOTHERS dish washer, i wish i'd thought of...

Hi, MOTHERS dish washer, i wish i'd thought of that, i used to boil my chains i n greese on her hob, bake on my paint in her oven....but never thought of the dish washer......hold up i was her...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, i fitted a quick action cam to the throttle...

Hi, i fitted a quick action cam to the throttle bodies, on my 851/916sp (and some) Man it was like a trigger!...wheelspins hairey momments....a fcuking handfull, too much for me on the road!....on or...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, multimeter across the battery when the bike's...

Hi, multimeter across the battery when the bike's running, it should give around 14.7 volts any more and the reg/rec is fcuked. Also replace the wires from the alternator with heavy gauge wire and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Nov-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, if you jump a ducati.....they don't like it,...

Hi, if you jump a ducati.....they don't like it, i think you've fcked the rectifier, a friend did it on his 916sps, result new rectifier!
Steve
P.S. iv'e fitted an odyssey to my bike, the importors...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Nov-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, is J.D.Weld petrol proof? Steve Robins s.w.

Hi, is J.D.Weld petrol proof?
Steve Robins s.w.
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Nov-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Mr.R
We get these in the U.K., between the...

We get these in the U.K., between the wind,rain,snow............etc! You smug Git:)
Steve R. s.w.
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Nov-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Mr.R
Hi Rob, what's a "clunk" pick up? Does...

Hi Rob, what's a "clunk" pick up? Does it work like a float valve?
Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Nov-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Mr.R
Bugger i was hopeing to get that one for...

Bugger i was hopeing to get that one for myself!....oh go on lads please...
Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Nov-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, Steve, paul at corsa consultants sells new...

Hi, Steve, paul at corsa consultants sells new ones for 75.....ouch!paul@corsaconsultants.co.uk
The other Steve "R" ;)
They should come with some extra foil heat shielding,....to help stop the...
Forum: 851 / 888 12-Nov-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mr.R
Sorry no direct link to "cpc" but i...

Sorry no direct link to "cpc" but i picked mine up at the Ally Pally show, they were inline the type. Just be carefull to position them so they don't touch anything......or they can...
Forum: 851 / 888 08-Nov-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, i tried to buy the black cup washers only 5...

Hi, i tried to buy the black cup washers only 5 or so weeks ago.....No luck, i settled for the ST type ( as fitted to the SP 5 ), thinking i could get them anodised black with some other parts of my...
Forum: 851 / 888 08-Nov-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, just been out to my workshop.......the...

Hi, just been out to my workshop.......the original hose fitted to the 851/888 is 13 od / 8 id mm the qd fittings on my bike are nylon/white plastic in 8mm id , they are marked "CPC". I have cranked...
Forum: 851 / 888 08-Nov-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, Iv'e fitted the A&R type 8mm id to my...

Hi, Iv'e fitted the A&R type 8mm id to my "92 strada, been on there a few years now with no problems so far.
Steve Robins s.w.
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Nov-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Mr.R
I might be wrong, but i think the black cup...

I might be wrong, but i think the black cup washers are no longer available from Ducati, however the gold ones fitted to the ST modles are still plentiful and are quite cheap.
Steve Robins s.w.
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Nov-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Mr.R
aka eric, says the factory manual doesn't give a...

aka eric, says the factory manual doesn't give a height for the top of the forks over the top yolk, he's right!...But it does give a figure for the height from the bottom of the bottom yolk, which...
Forum: 851 / 888 30-Oct-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, It keeps the slave cylinder piston in touch...

Hi, It keeps the slave cylinder piston in touch with the clutch pushrod. And yes it's needed.
Steve Robins s.w.
Forum: 851 / 888 30-Oct-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, are you the guy i sold the cheap 851 crank...

Hi, are you the guy i sold the cheap 851 crank to? via the yank 851/888 list.
Steve Robins s.w.
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Oct-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, the size as in 45/50mm is more to do with the...

Hi, the size as in 45/50mm is more to do with the lift,timeing and size of the exhaust valves, than the capacity of the motor. The 926 would be running bigger valves and latter full race cams, i...
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Oct-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Mr.R
paul@corsaconsultants.co.uk he's a bit slow in...

paul@corsaconsultants.co.uk

he's a bit slow in answering, but has mailed me 2 or 3 times.
Steve Robins s.w.
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Oct-2006, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, just a word about yoyodyne when i tried to...

Hi, just a word about yoyodyne when i tried to buy something from them, they kept me waiting for some weeks,then when i asked what was happening they said they wouldn't send out of the USA unless i...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Oct-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, I believe VW oil pressure switches fit, but...

Hi, I believe VW oil pressure switches fit, but when the red light shows your OK when it doesn't, your in the ****, as in reverse. However by the time your oil light warns you it's to late anyway,as...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Oct-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Mr.R
No....No....No....Have i made myself clear? The...

No....No....No....Have i made myself clear? The gasket is there as a silencer,to take some of the clatter away! Open clutch.. rubber gasket= waste of space!
Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 21-Oct-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Mr.R
Thanks for that Jasper, i also have a pair of...

Thanks for that Jasper, i also have a pair of Lougi's 25mm ride height mods, but couldn't fit them! the 50mm spaghetti system fouls the swinging arm!...time to look for a corsa arm...ouch!!! Maybe...
Forum: 851 / 888 21-Oct-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,823
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, jgriff, loved the quip on body line tour and...

Hi, jgriff, loved the quip on body line tour and the rabbits,i realy did burst out laughing.But surely filling our pubs with barstaff who know nothing about warm real ale, is enough of a...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 21-Oct-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Mr.R
living in Cornwall, i beg to differ, we have all...

living in Cornwall, i beg to differ, we have all of the above and a pace of life that's just.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Oct-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Mr.R
Graham, overseas? are you in the services? if so...

Graham, overseas? are you in the services? if so it dosn't make you a bad person!
Steve Robins s.w.
By the way welcome to the aslylum! 851/888s are the dogs bolloxs.
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Oct-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,823
Posted By Mr.R
1.000$AUS that's about 2p in real money isn't it...

1.000$AUS that's about 2p in real money isn't it ?
Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Oct-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,823
Posted By Mr.R
That's ok until your bike goes BANG!!! and your...

That's ok until your bike goes BANG!!! and your friends pick you up in a van, take you to your local pub, to let you cry on their shoulder's ,then whilst knocking your knuckels on the bar to show...
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Oct-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,823
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, On the import duty front, if you get the...

Hi, On the import duty front, if you get the sender to mark the parcel as a gift, sampels or free of charge, then the revenue boys aren't to interested! So iv'e been told, not that i would do this...
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Oct-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Mr.R
jools, your'e kids had that sort of money in...

jools, your'e kids had that sort of money in their piggy banks!!....can i be your adoptive son?
Steve Robins s.w.
six kids, hopefully no more!
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Oct-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, should work ok on a standard or mildly tuned...

Hi, should work ok on a standard or mildly tuned motor, but probably to restrictive for a 'Hot' 926/955/984 race cam motor, shame it isn't a 50mm system, as it looks quite well made.
Steve Robins...
Forum: 851 / 888 19-Oct-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,823
Posted By Mr.R
Hi, I have used V-Two adjustable pulleys on my...

Hi, I have used V-Two adjustable pulleys on my 851 special, i found them very easy to set up and appear to be very well made. Offset keys are 'mucho' expensive and quite hard to get hold of (in a...
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