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Forum: 851 / 888 28-Jan-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By weeveetwin
Yep! Check the air filter as well as the...

Yep! Check the air filter as well as the fuelling chip - if it's blocked (dirty) the fueling will be starved of air and therefore too rich (in neat fuel).
Forum: 851 / 888 02-Jan-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By weeveetwin
Best check he'll send them abroad before bidding...

Best check he'll send them abroad before bidding toooo much!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 01-Jan-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By weeveetwin
Hmm! And those are exactly the days when I like...

Hmm! And those are exactly the days when I like to ride mine!

With its switch-operated fan, the engine temperature stayed bang-on all last summer. Only once did it get too hot, and that was...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 30-Dec-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By weeveetwin
Ahh! But would you still be saying that two...

Ahh! But would you still be saying that two years down the road?

All I ever see written by ex-RC30 owners is: "Wish I'd kept my RC..!"
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 29-Dec-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By weeveetwin
H*nda owners' prepare to jump ship..!

Maybe Ducati knew what it was doing after all when styling the 1098. Looks like it's causing quite a stir with the VFR lads:

http://www.bikersoracle.com/vfr/forum/showthread.php?t=75072
Forum: 851 / 888 19-Dec-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Rob I'm all for the proposed registry, and...

Hi Rob


I'm all for the proposed registry, and would be happy even if it were all-encompassing and inclusive of every 851/888 ever produced. However, Mike C asked for opinions as to whether the...
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Dec-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By weeveetwin
What's in a name? They called the 900...

What's in a name? They called the 900 'Superlight' an SP too in the US.

( ...here's a link to the Yahoo! board:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ducati-851-888/ ) I expect it's going to get...
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Dec-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By weeveetwin
Is the American 888SPO a true SP..?

Now this may be stirring up a hornet's nest with our US cousins, but I think not - and have said as much on the Yahoo! message board.

What say we Europeans? Is it a 'real' SP?
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Dec-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By weeveetwin
To fully convert a Strada to SP spec. would be...

To fully convert a Strada to SP spec. would be quite an undertaking.

It's hard enough finding/buying the 'common-or-garden' replacement parts for an SP - without having to source (and finance the...
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Dec-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By weeveetwin
Got a Strada? Want an SP?

Why spend thousands on all kinds of mods to the engine and running gear - when you can buy this? Guaranteed to make your Strada go like...
Forum: 851 / 888 14-Dec-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By weeveetwin
Big Duke 6 It does sound like the...

Big Duke 6

It does sound like the regulator/rectifier is kaput. You'll find it attached to the frame just beneath the clip which holds the forward edge of the fuel tank down. Remove the black...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 12-Dec-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi chaps Since the site was down over the...

Hi chaps

Since the site was down over the weekend, I let this run until noon today. Those named below have expressed an interest, so if your name is there the poster could be yours.

In the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 06-Dec-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By weeveetwin
Ok chaps I'll close this to entrants at noon on...

Ok chaps

I'll close this to entrants at noon on Sunday 10th. A simple tie-break on Sunday evening will decide who gets it. Can't say fairer than that.

Best of luck!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 05-Dec-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Ozz It seems that you're the only one who...

Hi Ozz

It seems that you're the only one who wants it. Hmm. Let's hope the bike itself has more takers!

I'll let it run for a while yet tho. If there's no more interest before Xmas, it's yours.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 02-Dec-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By weeveetwin
Look what I got..! Santa's been already!

Hi guys

I woke up this morning to find this on my wall. I've no idea where it came from, but believe me it's absolutely stunning. The attachment shown doesn't even come near to doing it...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Dec-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By weeveetwin
Anyone ever scraped their footpegs?

Hi guys

I've never ridden a 748/9*6 model bike, but just out of interest, is it possible to touch the pegs down without actually crashing the bike?

There's a bit of a 'debate' going on over on...
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Nov-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,397
Posted By weeveetwin
888SPS for 7500 ono.

It's been raced, but still seems a bit cheap. A place called 'mobile.de'. (Sorry, can't get the link to work).
Forum: 851 / 888 24-Nov-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By weeveetwin
The opposite applies. The original SP4 set-up...

The opposite applies. The original SP4 set-up was caliper above the swing-arm. SP5 was below. (I've seen one or two SP4's with the underslung caliper though - don't know why).

The lack of fast...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Nov-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,851
Posted By weeveetwin
My own 888SP's (FG9050 Ohlins) are away at Maxton...

My own 888SP's (FG9050 Ohlins) are away at Maxton being rebuilt at the moment. During a telephone conversation with the boss (Richard Adams), he told me that these forks were designed to leak a...
Forum: Alarms and Related Security 19-Nov-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By weeveetwin
Have you had a look at the 'Snitcher'? It'll...

Have you had a look at the 'Snitcher'? It'll work alongside your alarm, and can be switched from bike to bike. http://datatool.themlondon.com/snitcher/
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Nov-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By weeveetwin
Cheers guys I'll give them both a try. (@ 75...

Cheers guys

I'll give them both a try.

(@ 75 that's about 10 per inch!! Hmm.. There's obviously fifteen square feet of foil heat shielding to go with it, eh? Maybe I'll even be able to lag...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Nov-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By weeveetwin
Exhaust guard wanted

Hi guys

Can anyone sell me an exhaust guard for my 888? - or point me in the direction of a supplier. It's the small one which keeps heat from the rear damper.

Cheers
Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Nov-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By weeveetwin
There's a pair of original factory clip-ons on...

There's a pair of original factory clip-ons on eBay at the moment. Not cheap...
Forum: 851 / 888 12-Nov-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By weeveetwin
Sorry RSF, but the RC45's front wheel was a...

Sorry RSF, but the RC45's front wheel was a 16". (The RVF400, on the other hand, had a 17").

However, the small front wheel wasn't blamed for the RC45's handling peculiarities. Steve Hislop...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 11-Nov-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,620
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi guys As a matter of interest, here's a copy...

Hi guys

As a matter of interest, here's a copy of an e-mail I've just received from Maxton after having them quote me for a suspension rebuild on my 888SP. It's got Ohlins front and rear. All-in,...
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Nov-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By weeveetwin
Don't think the RC45 was anywhere near as...

Don't think the RC45 was anywhere near as successful on the racetrack as the 888, was it? And that was despite the millions thrown at it by HRC. Straight from the crate, its handling was considered...
Forum: 851 / 888 06-Nov-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By weeveetwin
Graham - the hole in the lower fairing near the...

Graham - the hole in the lower fairing near the sidestand should have a black plastic blanking plug in it. (..and as Eric says, the fairing's not attached to anything at this point).
Forum: 851 / 888 30-Oct-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By weeveetwin
Cheers guys Monty - I was hoping to get some...

Cheers guys

Monty - I was hoping to get some decent photos from the seller before posting the above request to 'all and sundry'. 'Twas just that Nat's post seemed to touch on the same...
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Oct-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By weeveetwin
888 Termis

Not a full system, but some 888 Termis here:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120046699672
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Oct-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By weeveetwin
I know what you mean Nat. I e-mailed a guy...

I know what you mean Nat. I e-mailed a guy yesterday asking for better pictures of his "practically showroom condition" Kawasaki (he'd used mobile phone type pics in his ad.) and his return e-mail...
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Oct-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By weeveetwin
Are they really 45mm? Look wider to me. Won't...

Are they really 45mm? Look wider to me. Won't post though ("pick-up only").
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Oct-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
Posted By weeveetwin
The bars are higher than they are on my 888...

The bars are higher than they are on my 888 Philthy. (They look almost like the bars that were on my old 900ss). Wouldn't stop me buying though - it looks a clean bike.
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Oct-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
Posted By weeveetwin
Looks to be a nice 851. (It does sound like the...

Looks to be a nice 851. (It does sound like the belts have been on it for six years tho!)

The 'bars look to be raised too. Seem to suit it. I wonder if the fairing had to be modded to make room...
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Oct-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Paul This the one you're...

Hi Paul

This the one you're after..?

Contact:
Office - 01372 748 851
Mobile - 0773 4050888
E Mail - mail@corsaconsultants.co.uk
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 23-Oct-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By weeveetwin
Cheers Mav/Dave A lot more graffiti on there now...

Cheers Mav/Dave

A lot more graffiti on there now than back in '93!

Can't find any info on Jourund Siem. Was his lap unofficial? Google says the above record still stands. Hard to believe tho -...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 23-Oct-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi guys I've a video on my hard-drive of a guy...

Hi guys

I've a video on my hard-drive of a guy doing a commentary whilst riding the Nurburgring. He's riding a virtually standard RC30, and is running on ordinary Metzeler MEZ1 road tyres (circa...
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Oct-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By weeveetwin
The suspension on mine had already been softened...

The suspension on mine had already been softened some time before I bought it. The rear shock wears a black spring now, instead of the original yellow. I think it suits my weight ok though, since...
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Oct-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Gary They're a bit rorty, aren't they! You...

Hi Gary

They're a bit rorty, aren't they! You can't sneak about on one, that's for sure!

Yes, the great strip-down of my bike is about to begin. I've waited since January for a garage (since...
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Oct-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By weeveetwin
Cheers guys Looks good eric. I've no welder, or...

Cheers guys

Looks good eric. I've no welder, or I'd give it a go. The Abba stand seems to be just the job though, so I'll go with that. Ta.

Steve
Forum: 851 / 888 14-Oct-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By weeveetwin
Which 888 stand gives front/rear lift?

Hi guys

I'm looking for a stand (lift) which will enable me to raise both ends of my 888. I'm needing to remove both the forks and the rear shock, in order to have them sent away for rebuild.

Can...
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Oct-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,886
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Frank I finally sold my 888 Strada just last...

Hi Frank

I finally sold my 888 Strada just last Saturday - so you're out of luck with that one! My SP4 is currently SORN'd waiting for a fork/shock rebuild and valve clearance check.

If I had...
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Oct-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,886
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi guys I've already downloaded this manual, and...

Hi guys

I've already downloaded this manual, and now have it on my hard-drive. Whether I used the above link, or this one:
http://www.diff.ru:8000/Ducati_888_Service_Manual.zip I'm not completely...
Forum: 851 / 888 12-Oct-2006, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,886
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Gary By the sounds of it, your winter D.I.Y...

Hi Gary

By the sounds of it, your winter D.I.Y jobs are going to be put on the back-burner!

Don't know if you've got a manual for the bike, but here's one if you want to download it. (It's approx....
Forum: 851 / 888 09-Oct-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By weeveetwin
Maybe this is what I'd actually been told by the...

Maybe this is what I'd actually been told by the US guys. (I was thinking in lb instead of kg).

851neil - I'm in Sunderland. Call by any time. (Only have the SP4 and RC30 now though. I sold my...
Forum: 851 / 888 08-Oct-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Steve If you're not careful, that bike of...

Hi Steve

If you're not careful, that bike of yours is going to float away!

My impressions are purely subjective, of course, so I can't claim to know for sure. I can only say how it feels. (The...
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Oct-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By weeveetwin
The manual quotes: Strada = 445.3lb (dry) ...

The manual quotes:

Strada =
445.3lb (dry)
489.4lb (kerb/wet)

888SP =
414.4lb (dry)
458.5lb (kerb/wet)
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Oct-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By weeveetwin
Yes, sold the Strada. It's a real beauty, but I...

Yes, sold the Strada. It's a real beauty, but I no longer have the space to keep it so it had to go. After seeing the look on my face, the chap who took it said he felt guilty buying it!

Oh well,...
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Oct-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By weeveetwin
Up until an hour ago (!) I owned both an 888...

Up until an hour ago (!) I owned both an 888 Strada and an SP4.

Back-to-back riding shows up their differences quite starkly. The SP is spitting and growling the whole time it's moving (animalistic...
Forum: 999 / 749 05-Oct-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By weeveetwin
Featherlight 999!

http://mototekcom.nationprotect.net/forums/showthread.php?t=897&page=1&pp=15
Forum: 851 / 888 03-Oct-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By weeveetwin
Hi Nat I've a chap coming to see/buy my Strada...

Hi Nat

I've a chap coming to see/buy my Strada at the weekend and he's after something in which he can store it.

So, do you still have that 'bike storage bubble' thingy you were trying to sell not...
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