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Forum: 851 / 888 25-Dec-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By jgriff
Merry Crimbo to all

Best wishes to all for Christmas.
I got an aluminium 749 Clutch pack for Chrissy. Yea!

Griff
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Dec-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By jgriff
My 900S2 is a 1983 Ducati, I've had since new. I...

My 900S2 is a 1983 Ducati, I've had since new. I have spoken to customers, that have ridden Buells. They discribe the power delivery as brutal, as compared to the Sport. The suspension and handling...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 20-Dec-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By jgriff
I road one on Saturday at the shop where I work...

I road one on Saturday at the shop where I work part time. I personally have a modified 900S2 bevel and a modified 851. I have also ridden the Sport with a set of termignonis on it.
Both are very...
Forum: 851 / 888 19-Dec-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By jgriff
I found this somewhere. Written by the guy that...

I found this somewhere. Written by the guy that wrote one of those Ducati history books. It would suggest an SPO is in a class by itself, and not an SP.

"Both of the SPO's (93 and 94) engines are...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Dec-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By jgriff
Hey Phil, your back. That was a fast 9 mths....

Hey Phil, your back. That was a fast 9 mths. I'll email
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Dec-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By jgriff
Talking A bit. 1990 Biposto to this. Well alot really,...

A bit. 1990 Biposto to this. Well alot really, but I get to play in the shed, so cash doesn't really enter into it.
I call it SP through the years, a personal journey!

Just finished (almost) my...
Forum: 851 / 888 02-Dec-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By jgriff
Hey Paul, missed you at bevs.

Hey Paul, missed you at bevs.
Forum: 851 / 888 30-Nov-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By jgriff
It has that Army surplus look about it.

It has that Army surplus look about it.
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Nov-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 511
Posted By jgriff
Original Twist grips

Somebody was looking for these a while back.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/DUCATI-851-888-TWISTGRIP-PAIR-FACTORY-ORIGINALS_W0QQitemZ320055403697QQihZ011QQcategoryZ10448QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Nov-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By jgriff
No point. He is in a secret place doing a secret...

No point. He is in a secret place doing a secret job. I doubt that there is even power where he is. Back in 9 mths, if he does his job well. If not, it won't matter.
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Nov-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jgriff
Not me I'm from Victoria! But I know what your...

Not me I'm from Victoria! But I know what your saying. What you don't know is his "mates" at one time or another have chipped in and kept his business afloat, and are repaid in kind.
You going to...
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Nov-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jgriff
Now now Paul, if you knew what I know, you be...

Now now Paul, if you knew what I know, you be wondering why anybody even wants to be a Ducati dealer.
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Nov-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jgriff
Must have been Bevan or Scott the mechanics, or...

Must have been Bevan or Scott the mechanics, or Tim or myself, if it was on a Saturday. Tim and I are pathetic really, but it gets us away from the wife and we get to drink coffee and talk bike...
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Nov-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By jgriff
Good score!

Good score!
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Nov-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jgriff
Yep thats Bob ( Looks like Jabba the Hutt) for...

Yep thats Bob ( Looks like Jabba the Hutt) for you. Two reasons for the trade in thing. First you can actually get a better price if you sell your bike privately, and second he can't sell your bike...
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Nov-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jgriff
Yep it was great, started to get a bit hot later...

Yep it was great, started to get a bit hot later on. But fear not today is rubbish.
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Nov-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jgriff
Ride day

Not that it has anything to do with anything. Had a shop "Classic" ride day yesterday. 26 bikes all thundering along, very impressive. Even had an original one of these. $100000 worth of bike.
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Nov-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By jgriff
Sorry Paul I must be imagining the whole thing....

Sorry Paul I must be imagining the whole thing. For the last 20 years.
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Nov-2006, 04:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By jgriff
The underslung brake set up should stop all that...

The underslung brake set up should stop all that waving about in the air. Its prime purpose is to stop axle hop. I have one on my bevel. Rear lockup went from a violent bouncing noisy affair to a...
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Nov-2006, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By jgriff
Mmmmm parts of a Stealth fighter that crashed in...

Mmmmm parts of a Stealth fighter that crashed in your back yard last night?
Forum: 851 / 888 14-Nov-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By jgriff
Now that is a mod! Tech points to you. Griff

Now that is a mod! Tech points to you.

Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Nov-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By jgriff
This is mainly due to the random nature of an...

This is mainly due to the random nature of an exhaust system -- things like bends or kinks in the piping, temperature fluctuations, differences in muffler design, and the lot, make selecting a pipe...
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Nov-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By jgriff
Exhaust theory.

I found this at http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/Miscellaneous/exhausttheory.htm
I think it helps in the great 45mm/50mm quandary.

Pipe Sizing

We've seen quiet a few "experienced" racers tell people...
Forum: 851 / 888 10-Nov-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By jgriff
Ducati Alloy ones I think. The RC45 is indeed a...

Ducati Alloy ones I think.


The RC45 is indeed a weapon. Does anyone remember the TT and the back wheel. Or was that an RC30?
Forum: 851 / 888 10-Nov-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By jgriff
true!

true!
Forum: 851 / 888 09-Nov-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By jgriff
*******s! The lot of them, us 851 (well whats...

*******s! The lot of them, us 851 (well whats left of mine) guys, have got to stand up to the misinformed unwashed masses.
The father, the father, 888 is just a mutated clone. PB got it right at...
Forum: 851 / 888 09-Nov-2006, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By jgriff
Which Clutch plates

So who is using what type of clutch plates? I have just fitted my MPL basket and I need new plates. It has been suggested late model Aluminium plates are just as good as any. Then again I have also...
Forum: 851 / 888 09-Nov-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By jgriff
I've had them on the 851 for 10 years, no...

I've had them on the 851 for 10 years, no problems. They go a bit yellow with age, and every now and then the seals need to be changed. Good investment.


Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 04-Nov-2006, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By jgriff
887710441B is for 888's, 900 monsters93-97 and...

887710441B is for 888's, 900 monsters93-97 and 900ss 91-98. Sorry I'm an idiot, I forgot to check 96413997C
Forum: 851 / 888 03-Nov-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By jgriff
I'll put the numbers into catologo this morning...

I'll put the numbers into catologo this morning and let you know if they come up as alternates.

Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Oct-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By jgriff
Do you have access to any small children that you...

Do you have access to any small children that you could sell off. If not keep the 851, and wait. The motorbike Gods will get you a 916 if you have been a good little vegimite.
Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 24-Oct-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By jgriff
The things people do

Today I was at the bike shop. A 999 was in for rough running. The guy had asked his mate to fit some u-bewt cams for him, and he did. He didn't bother to re-do the shims. As a result the cam lobes...
Forum: 851 / 888 24-Oct-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By jgriff
You have the wrong bearing in. Take it back to...

You have the wrong bearing in. Take it back to the dealer and tell him to fix it. Then ask him where the hell his mechanics got there trade papers! Off the back of a Cornflakes box I'd say.

Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 22-Oct-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
All part of the master plan! Griff

All part of the master plan!

Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 21-Oct-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: 851 / 888 21-Oct-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
Well went to the shop, looked at the catalogo....

Well went to the shop, looked at the catalogo. Adjustable pullies came out on the 998. AUD$300+ each pully. The good news is they were not designed for the the quick cam timing changes, but rather to...
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Oct-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
If I remember while I'm at the shop tomorrow,...

If I remember while I'm at the shop tomorrow, I'll get one.
If its under a $1000 they leave us alone with import duty. That is why they call this the lucky country. Got no water but! How lucky is...
Forum: 851 / 888 19-Oct-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
Later models have adjustable pullies as standard....

Later models have adjustable pullies as standard. Have a chat to a mechanic about which ones. 748 ones will fit your cams not sure about 749's, and may be cheaper than Vee2's.

Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Oct-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By jgriff
Have you got a "Food Saver" to do the...

Have you got a "Food Saver" to do the vacuum bit with the C/F? Mine is in the mail.

Griff
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Oct-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By jgriff
Yes I know I have one sitting on my bench. The...

Yes I know I have one sitting on my bench. The rocker and the hoop must be changed as a pair. Also early 851's took different eyerod ends. But the rising rate geometry is always the same. Frame lugs...
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Oct-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By jgriff
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OHLINS-REAR-SHOCK-F...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OHLINS-REAR-SHOCK-FOR-DUCATI-888-851_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35615QQihZ014QQitemZ330038157079QQrdZ1

Or you can use a DU440 but the hose is only 440mm so you need to...
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Oct-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By jgriff
Here's one. ...

Here's one. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OHLINS-REAR-SHOCK-FOR-DUCATI-888-851_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35615QQihZ014QQitemZ330038157079QQrdZ1
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Oct-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
Not a problem if you use a megazone chip, then...

Not a problem if you use a megazone chip, then you just lean out zone 1 and 2 and may be 3 . See FIM webpage FAQ's
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Oct-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By jgriff
SP tank straps

Anybody need new rubber tank straps? Road and Race in NSW is getting 50 made up. AUD$6.00 each plus postage. They should have them at the end of the month. They are the same as Pantah ones 50mm from...
Forum: 851 / 888 10-Oct-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
My crowning moment on the S2 was taking out an R1...

My crowning moment on the S2 was taking out an R1 on the mountain, poor guy didn't know what was going on. Ah these young fellas with their new fan-dangled machines.
Yes I'm after a set of 748/916...
Forum: 851 / 888 10-Oct-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
Hey Neil, no problem with doing it, its fun.My...

Hey Neil, no problem with doing it, its fun.My 900S2 bevel probably puts out 75hp and its still together. Just some guys aren't aware of the downside thats all. You'll probably have it for years...
Forum: 851 / 888 10-Oct-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
You no silly Ains old mate. You can get 8-900hp...

You no silly Ains old mate. You can get 8-900hp out of Volkswagon beatle engine. They last about 12 seconds!
Forum: 851 / 888 09-Oct-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
Building your own version of an SP is half the...

Building your own version of an SP is half the fun. I had a standard 851, now I don't. Those hours spent not riding can be used for thinking about what you are going to next. SP's are SP's and...
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Oct-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,905
Posted By jgriff
Better riding position than a 998. Not going to...

Better riding position than a 998. Not going to have as much grunt as your 998R, but there is something special about them.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Oct-2006, 02:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,877
Posted By jgriff
Here in Oz in NSW, a decition has just been...

Here in Oz in NSW, a decition has just been handed down in the supreme court, stateing that all the radar trap aquired fines were null and void for the last ten years. This was because the radar...
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