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Forum: 851 / 888 31-Aug-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Douglas851
Thanks for the links This is it ebay...

Thanks for the links

This is it ebay "170377681079"

Does anyone know how much weight it saves?
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Aug-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Douglas851
Alloy subframe

A german company makes a copy of an SP4/5 alloy rear subframe. They appear on ebay occasionally, does anyone know the company name and contact details/
Forum: Tyres 26-Aug-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By Douglas851
Tyres and fuel consumption

I do the same 130 mile journey from Hastings to London and back on my 620 Multistrada most days of the week and I have noticed that different tyres make a dramatic difference in fuel...
Forum: 999 / 749 25-Aug-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Douglas851
Check the chassis number, the number before the B...

Check the chassis number, the number before the B gives you the model year.

eg ZDMH500AA3B000123 is an 03 model.
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Jun-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By Douglas851
A later clutch from a 749 or 999 are all alloy...

A later clutch from a 749 or 999 are all alloy and offer a useful reduction in weight. I have one in my 888 and it was a straight swop.
Forum: 999 / 749 26-Jun-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Douglas851
Perfect, thanks.

Perfect, thanks.
Forum: 999 / 749 21-Jun-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Douglas851
999 yokes

I am having to replace the bottom yoke on my 749S as the stem has distorted at the bottom bearing and there is now noticeble play.

Does anyone know if you can you replace the stem on its own?

And...
Forum: Monsters 19-Jun-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By Douglas851
Cambelt replacement

My 620 is three years old, it has done 18000 miles, and it is still on its original belts. It gets used two or three times a week throughout the year and most journeys are over 50 miles.
I know that...
Forum: 851 / 888 29-May-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By Douglas851
Thanks for the comments. The weather was perfect,...

Thanks for the comments. The weather was perfect, a bit of rain during the night and not too hot during the day. I will hopefully be there next year.
Forum: 851 / 888 23-May-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By Douglas851
Assen Ducati Races

I completed my annual trip to Assen for the Ducati races, and 16 years after winning my first trophy I managed to win another.

pics at...
Forum: 851 / 888 05-Feb-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,659
Posted By Douglas851
I have fitted a QB seat to my 888 Strada. All it...

I have fitted a QB seat to my 888 Strada. All it needed was a bit filed off the front bracket supporting the locating pegs, to allow the seat unit to sit lower. A bit of black paint and you could not...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Jan-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Douglas851
I have never put any water in the white plastic...

I have never put any water in the white plastic tank, and water has never appeared in it. The rad is always full when checked. This applies to two 851/888s i have owned over a number of years and...
Forum: 851 / 888 04-Jan-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By Douglas851
Talking What is all the fuss about? An SP is closer to a...

What is all the fuss about?

An SP is closer to a Strada than one of the race bikes, wether works or customer.

An 888 strada can easily be made into an SP5 - try making an SP5 into a 926 Corsa.
Forum: 851 / 888 03-Dec-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Douglas851
If you are happy with a used one, they go for...

If you are happy with a used one, they go for less than 20 pounds in ebay.
My last one was 9 pounds.
They are common to most post '90 bikes apart from 9xx.
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Nov-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Douglas851
Bus Lane Cameras

Last year I visited a software company who proudly explained their new system which would monitor all the CCTV cameras in a borough and automatically send out penalty notices to drivers seen in bus...
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Nov-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,740
Posted By Douglas851
I believe the underslung brake was a dealer fit...

I believe the underslung brake was a dealer fit optional extra on the SP4, and the Strada for that matter.
On the SP5 they made it standard.
So, the SP4 is correct with either.
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Nov-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Douglas851
Have you tried putting the carbons back on? I am...

Have you tried putting the carbons back on? I am surprised that putting the original cans on makes that much difference. How old are the plugs and are they the correct grade?
I have found that using...
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Nov-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Douglas851
If you use the Denso version, they come with the...

If you use the Denso version, they come with the big tops.
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Nov-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,827
Posted By Douglas851
My '94 Strada is the same colour as the 94' 916....

My '94 Strada is the same colour as the 94' 916. In other words not the same as earlier 851s, it is slightly darker.
Forum: 851 / 888 03-Nov-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Douglas851
I thought that the SP5 had a 45mm system?

I thought that the SP5 had a 45mm system?
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Oct-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Douglas851
It releases more power at the top end, allows it...

It releases more power at the top end, allows it to rev further and sounds much better. You will also need an FIM or similar chip.
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Oct-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Douglas851
45mm is perfectly good up to about 115hp. For...

45mm is perfectly good up to about 115hp.

For 120hp+ you need the 50mm
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Oct-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Douglas851
Spaghetti exhaust

I presume that everyone has spotted the Sil Moto exhaust on ebay?

110045956465

Douglas
Forum: 851 / 888 24-Oct-2006, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Douglas851
Do not leave the spacer between the swing arm and...

Do not leave the spacer between the swing arm and sprocket carrier out. It transfers the clamping load from the swingarm to the inner race of the sprocket carrier bearing. Without it the clamping...
Forum: 851 / 888 23-Oct-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Douglas851
Two pictures to show position of bearings in rear...

Two pictures to show position of bearings in rear wheel
Forum: 851 / 888 22-Sep-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By Douglas851
90-95 is about right. On the road bike the temp...

90-95 is about right. On the road bike the temp is kept constant by the thermostat. With the Corsa there is no thermostat, so you have to control the temp by blanking off the rad.
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Sep-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Douglas851
Crankcase protector

Saw these on ebay

190032110227
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Sep-2006, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By Douglas851
I have heard that the head gaskets can go on...

I have heard that the head gaskets can go on 888s. At least you can get the rear head off without taking the engine out.
Get it fixed, if you keep running it the head warps and causes real damage.
Forum: 851 / 888 03-Sep-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By Douglas851
Even racing mine I have found the standard setup...

Even racing mine I have found the standard setup adequate.
However you must have SS lines and decent pads, I have always used Ferodo Platinum.
Also make sure that the fluid is bubble free, a small...
Forum: 851 / 888 02-Sep-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Douglas851
My ST4 headers are awaiting modification, which...

My ST4 headers are awaiting modification, which is why I went for the SP system when it came up on ebay.
The ST4 headers are accident damaged, but easily fixable. I can send pictures if someone is...
Forum: 851 / 888 01-Sep-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Douglas851
I have just gone out to the garage and measured...

I have just gone out to the garage and measured all the various exhausts I have.
Standard 888, 40mm headers. Standard ST4, 45mm headers. SP2 exhaust on bike 45mm headers and 50mm silencers. So, yes I...
Forum: 851 / 888 31-Aug-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Douglas851
There has been no change to the rev limit, it is...

There has been no change to the rev limit, it is just that the amount of power it makes over 9000 makes it worthwhile holding on to the revs before changing up. It is not so noticeable in the lower...
Forum: 851 / 888 31-Aug-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Douglas851
Yes, a complete SP system. The standard 45mm...

Yes, a complete SP system.

The standard 45mm downpipes fitted with Laser race cans made very little difference, apart from the noise.
Forum: 851 / 888 31-Aug-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Douglas851
SP exhaust on Strada

Just thought I would tell you of my thoughts after fitting an SP exhaust to my '94 Strada.
I was always unhappy with the standard exhaust, even after fitting Laser race cans. The engine would rev...
Forum: Tyres 18-Aug-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Douglas851
I have Diablo Corsas on one set of wheels and...

I have Diablo Corsas on one set of wheels and SuperCorsa Pros on another set for the 888. The Diablos feel nice and stable in a straight line and turn in quite well. The SuperCorsas do not feel right...
Forum: 851 / 888 05-Aug-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By Douglas851
They will need the bearings and internal spacers...

They will need the bearings and internal spacers changed to fit an 888
Forum: 851 / 888 03-Aug-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By Douglas851
I will be there. Douglas

I will be there.

Douglas
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Jul-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Douglas851
Popham - August 20th

If there is an 888 meeting at Popham on the 20th August - count me in.

Douglas
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Jul-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Douglas851
I have been using for some time the three and...

I have been using for some time the three and five spoke road wheels from the 9xx/monsters/STs. Both front and rear are about 1kg lighter than the 888 wheels.
Some of the monsters use 17mm rear axles...
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Jul-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,226
Posted By Douglas851
Cannot make the gathering. My wife has a training...

Cannot make the gathering. My wife has a training course all day and all the childcare has fallen through, so I am having to stay at home.

Please take lots of pictures so I can see what I missed.

I...
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Jun-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,226
Posted By Douglas851
I am also hoping to get to Cornerspeed on the...

I am also hoping to get to Cornerspeed on the 8th

450 miles is nothing on an 888.

Douglas
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Jun-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Douglas851
I got the following from Maxton when I asked them...

I got the following from Maxton when I asked them about the 888 suspension.

FRONT

The forks have a lot compression damping, especially when the forks more a small distance - over small bumps on the...
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Jun-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,226
Posted By Douglas851
Like to join you, but its a 450 mile round trip...

Like to join you, but its a 450 mile round trip for me. A bit far for an hour or so before returning home.

Douglas
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 02-May-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Douglas851
This will be my 8th time at the Ducati races at...

This will be my 8th time at the Ducati races at Assen. Came 2nd in 1993, and 32nd last year dispite being faster!

The welcome centre is on the outside of the circuit. You cannot miss it as there is...
Forum: 851 / 888 20-Apr-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Douglas851
Apart from the axle hole the two speedo drives...

Apart from the axle hole the two speedo drives look identical, and the 888 cable does connect up. I surmise that the change in ratio occured when Ducati went from Veglia to CEV instruments, as I have...
Forum: 851 / 888 19-Apr-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Douglas851
Fork conversion

I have nearly finished fitting 916 forks to my 888.
Two reasons, the complete conversion, including Ohlin internals, was cheaper than getting the original forks reworked and, I can use the same front...
Forum: 851 / 888 04-Mar-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Douglas851
Reading the moto - one stuff and Ian Falloons...

Reading the moto - one stuff and Ian Falloons book it appears that the critical ratio is the valve vs header diameter. Since the later 888s and the SP2/3 have the same valve sizes and the SP2/3...
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Feb-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Douglas851
On all the self sealing fuel connectors I have...

On all the self sealing fuel connectors I have seen the action of inserting the male portion pushes open a spring loaded plunger valve. A bit like the garden hose connectors. The connector is then...
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Feb-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Douglas851
Why do you need a non return valve? The fuel just...

Why do you need a non return valve? The fuel just goes round and round driven by the pump against the pressure regulator.

Douglas
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Feb-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Douglas851
It looks like SP2/3/4/5 headers with copy SP2...

It looks like SP2/3/4/5 headers with copy SP2 cans.
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