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Forum: 999 / 749 31-Jan-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Carbon749
Get a really good welder with a tig kit, run a...

Get a really good welder with a tig kit, run a flat neat weld over the "For Racing Use Only", then run a similar weld down the other side of the can so they match. Clean up the welds with a scotch...
Forum: 999 / 749 31-Jan-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Carbon749
Clearly going to wrong garage if they are fussy...

Clearly going to wrong garage if they are fussy about a stamp, my 749r passed with Termi .... tester said it made it sound "right" :D
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 02-Sep-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By Carbon749
I bought my first 749s on an Egg card that gave...

I bought my first 749s on an Egg card that gave me 1% cash back on purchases and interest free payments for 18 months, then moved the balance to a new card with 18 months interest free credit.

no...
Forum: 851 / 888 05-Jun-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,761
Posted By Carbon749
Joking apart this sounds like a good idea. Then...

Joking apart this sounds like a good idea. Then again at this time of the morning many things sound like good idea's :D
Forum: SS & SuperSport 30-Dec-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By Carbon749
[quote=KeefyB]The Ducati Performance ones ...

[quote=KeefyB]The Ducati Performance ones

Kinda silky on the outside with a soft material inside.Its so good that when I sell the bike,I'm gonna keep it and turn it into a nightie for the...
Forum: STs 29-Dec-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Carbon749
I've had 7 Ducati's over the last few years and...

I've had 7 Ducati's over the last few years and they all spend winter, late Oct to Late March, in the garage.

Never checked the belts before taking them out in spring and never had a problem yet. ...
Forum: STs 27-Dec-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Carbon749
Always run with Pirelli Diablo's on my ducati's. ...

Always run with Pirelli Diablo's on my ducati's. Mixture of road and slow track, 1 up and 2 up riding. Never once had a problem with them. I would add that I only ride in the dry, unless caught...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 25-Dec-2006, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,496
Posted By Carbon749
All sounds awesome .... enjoy. Sounds good...

All sounds awesome .... enjoy.

Sounds good enough to make me consider swapping my 749r for a 1098s at some point in 2007 :o
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 25-Dec-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Carbon749
To you and yours. Have a great Christmas and...

To you and yours.

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Hope the sun shines and the roads are fast in 2007 :)

Mark
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Dec-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,531
Posted By Carbon749
Any idea of delivery time on a 1098 ???

OK, just supposing I wanted to buy a 1098 :) does anyone know the lead time ?

I've been told today that Ducati are insisting on all shops (worldwide) having at least 1 demo bike so the first few...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 29-Nov-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,850
Posted By Carbon749
Hi, Was living near Ripley until recently. ...

Hi,

Was living near Ripley until recently. Still only 30 mins from Ripley and only 45 mins from Matlock :D

I went up to the clay cross ducati open day, red 749R and I wear a black simpson. ...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 27-Nov-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By Carbon749
Just been back and had another look .... not to...

Just been back and had another look .... not to be argumentative, but, I don't like the colour scheme. Sorry to all those that have ordered one :(
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 27-Nov-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By Carbon749
Like the red and white part of the paint work. ...

Like the red and white part of the paint work. Green is OK ish, but, the belly pan should be green or similar and not black.

Is it just me, or do the mirrors look like after market items from...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Nov-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Carbon749
Please let me know if you have any success. I...

Please let me know if you have any success. I left my rocker cover with a paint supplier that also mixes paint to any colour and fills an aerosol for you. Got close with the colour but no where...
Forum: 999 / 749 27-Nov-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Carbon749
Like a few others, I have a 2004 749r and a half...

Like a few others, I have a 2004 749r and a half decent 5 mega pix camera. Bike is currently indoors so not sure how good the lighting will be, but, there will be no dodgy reflections in the panels...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Nov-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By Carbon749
My clutch bling on my old 749s, not everyones cup...

My clutch bling on my old 749s, not everyones cup of tea and most will say the carbon gives no protection in a spill .... but I like it.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Nov-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Carbon749
One big difference is that you can jump in the...

One big difference is that you can jump in the Porsche, what ever weather, turn the key and away it goes .... every day without failure. It will be happy in town at 30mph or on the open road at...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Nov-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Carbon749
Had the same problem with my 749r slipper. Get it...

Had the same problem with my 749r slipper. Get it stripped, cleaned, ramps greased and pack height set. Will then feel like a "standard" ducati dry clutch.

Cost me an hours labour to get mine done...
Forum: 999 / 749 24-Oct-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By Carbon749
Hi, Check out my avatar. My all carbon 749s built...

Hi, Check out my avatar. My all carbon 749s built in 2003, all body work, tank, seat unit, mirrors, heat shields, clutch cover etc etc etc all in polished bare carbon. Frame and wheels in red paint,...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Sep-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Carbon749
It does act as the forward facing "side...

It does act as the forward facing "side light" in the UK.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Sep-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Carbon749
Thats the one I meant :lol:

Thats the one I meant :lol:
Forum: SS & SuperSport 17-Sep-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Carbon749
Speak to Ted or Graham at Image works. Thousands...

Speak to Ted or Graham at Image works. Thousands of bike decals on file, if not, let them have an image, photo or image from net, and they will sort them.

They have done all my graphics including...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Sep-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Carbon749
I went for a Tsubaki chain, the one with gold...

I went for a Tsubaki chain, the one with gold side links. Looks very heavy duty and has loads of praise from DSC ... individuals and trade.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 16-Sep-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
Bought my sea dweller for 2,200 new. List was...

Bought my sea dweller for 2,200 new. List was 2,450. At the time there were 10 year and older sea dwellers on e-bay going for 1,800 plus. Around 75 to 80% of list price. I saw "specialist"...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 16-Sep-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Carbon749
Went over about 1 ish. Met a couple of good...

Went over about 1 ish. Met a couple of good guys, not sure if they are from DSC or not.

Very nice clean 2003 996s, another 2004 749r, 2003 999r various other dukes and a Tamborini MV Agusta.

OK...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 16-Sep-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
From someone who likes watches, but, is no...

From someone who likes watches, but, is no expert. I like Omega, I have a manual wind Speedmaster that I wear for best.

Agree with you that they are not obvious bling watches and that is a good...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
Naaaa .... boys and toys.:lol:

Naaaa .... boys and toys.:lol:
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
If you add up all the cash you spend in a life...

If you add up all the cash you spend in a life time, and loose, on normal dress watches for around 60 to 100 ... you'd be better off buying a rolex or similar that will always be worth what you...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
I know what they are :lol: and yes they are nice....

I know what they are :lol: and yes they are nice. Similar reason why I have a sea dweller. Stainless with black face, black bezel and no cyclops eye. Not an obvious rolex, I like that.

Put my...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
I've bought a mixture of nice watches from my...

I've bought a mixture of nice watches from my local jeweller. Got to know him quite well, he's admitted to me that he uses a local guy in Derby who's as good as most of the manufacturers for about...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
Now if you could find a late 1980's tag divers...

Now if you could find a late 1980's tag divers watch on a rubber strap .... that would be cool.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
Mmmmm interetsing comments. I agree with your...

Mmmmm interetsing comments.

I agree with your comments on the whole stainless and mechanical way to go. Also agree with the older watch being better.

At the moment, I wear a new ish (18 month...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By Carbon749
A bit off topic for the thread, but, what would...

A bit off topic for the thread, but, what would you go for in the way of watches ?

I know which way I'd go financially, just wondered what would be your recommendation ?
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 14-Sep-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Carbon749
I'd PM you an address but someone else may read...

I'd PM you an address but someone else may read it :eek:
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Sep-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By Carbon749
Not had any problems myself, but, have heard many...

Not had any problems myself, but, have heard many many 749 and 999 owners talk about problems with coils / spark plug caps. Seems the front one is the obvious one, gets hit by all the crud from the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Sep-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Carbon749
Just found this ... Ducati open day is the 16th...

Just found this ... Ducati open day is the 16th Sept.

Will be happy to have a ride over for an hour, any one else going over ?

http://www.powersports.co.uk/
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 12-Sep-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Carbon749
Hi is this powersports at Clay Cross ? If so I...

Hi is this powersports at Clay Cross ? If so I may be free to pop up for a coffee and tyre kicking session.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Sep-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Carbon749
Speak to Ted or Graham at Image works. ...

Speak to Ted or Graham at Image works.

http://www.the-image-works.co.uk/
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Aug-2006, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Carbon749
Dish washers will spray very hot water, 60 odd...

Dish washers will spray very hot water, 60 odd degree's, including detergents at the dirty engine parts for ages.

Works very well. :lol:
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 29-Aug-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Carbon749
Now that sounds like a plan ... was wondering how...

Now that sounds like a plan ... was wondering how to make sure all the water was out of it :D
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Aug-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Carbon749
Looks nice, my first Ducati was a 1998 748 BP...

Looks nice, my first Ducati was a 1998 748 BP with a mono conversion.

Great bike. Hope it all works out for you and that the weather stays nice in Sept so you can enjoy it.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 29-Aug-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Carbon749
don't tell the wife, she would not understand

Found an oil leak on the gearbox oil cooler on passion No3.

Before I can get it ally welded I need to get it really clean. Degreased it and washed it down in hot water.

Now for the bit the wife...
Forum: 999 / 749 29-Aug-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Carbon749
Had two 749 and on both bikes I've had the bolts...

Had two 749 and on both bikes I've had the bolts that hold the headlight casing to the head stock come loose. Before I spotted the problem first time I actually lost 2 of the 4 bolts :o

The top...
Forum: 999 / 749 28-Aug-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Carbon749
QB carbon do a great red gell coat track day set...

QB carbon do a great red gell coat track day set up. Fit's really well and being impregnated with the colour means no need to paint it and if you scratch it, it still shows red.

Designed for the...
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Aug-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Carbon749
Where in the world are you ? KNow a few good...

Where in the world are you ? KNow a few good places in the Derby area, Spondon Engineering are good guys for ally work.
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Aug-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Carbon749
Cheaper to have it braced and repaired.

Cheaper to have it braced and repaired.
Forum: Tyres 05-Aug-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By Carbon749
Very good price, just need to amke sure you can...

Very good price, just need to amke sure you can get them fitted at a decent price as well.

And no, never heard of the supplier.
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Aug-2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,467
Posted By Carbon749
Also meant to add, get the Termig with race...

Also meant to add, get the Termig with race filters, race ecu and an open clutch cover and the bike will sound awesome.

You will get the twin boom on the overun :D

Plenty of clutch rattle as...
Forum: 999 / 749 03-Aug-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,467
Posted By Carbon749
Had a series of 748, 996, 749s, 996s, Fila 999r...

Had a series of 748, 996, 749s, 996s, Fila 999r and now a 2004 749r.

The 749r is the best of the bikes I've had, handles, stops and turns perfectly.

If you buy new you will take a hit on...
Forum: 999 / 749 21-Jul-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By Carbon749
Time will out .... all the Ducati 'R' models...

Time will out .... all the Ducati 'R' models depreciate to a level and then sit there with very little movement. This was part of my reasoning when I bought an 18 month old 749r 2004 homologation...
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