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Forum: Stolen Bikes 04-Jul-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,444
Posted By mikesps
Smile You mean "check your own first".

You mean "check your own first".
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Oct-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By mikesps
If they are using the standard Ducati Mathesis...

If they are using the standard Ducati Mathesis test box, and the ECU has an FIM upgrade chip, then the box will not be able to talk to the ECU. If the ECU wasn't working the bike wouldn't run.
It...
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Aug-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By mikesps
Douglas, Stefan Neubauer, n.st1@gmx.de or...

Douglas,

Stefan Neubauer, n.st1@gmx.de or ducparts@online.de

He sells a lot of parts from his e-bay shop ducparts-de.

Very good to deal with.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Nov-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By mikesps
I used a longer bolt on one of the bar mounts...

I used a longer bolt on one of the bar mounts with a spacer sleeve under it. Photo possibly attached.
Forum: 851 / 888 30-Oct-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By mikesps
Screw a grub screw into the crankcase oil feed...

Screw a grub screw into the crankcase oil feed and you won't need to worry about the seal. Size is 4mm, if I remember correctly.

Ahh.. wot he said. Slow typing!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Sep-2006, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By mikesps
The early hose fittings quite often cracked....

The early hose fittings quite often cracked. People would see a small leak and tighten them up which just made it crack more.
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Sep-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By mikesps
Fred, Perhaps you need to use the porn name...

Fred,

Perhaps you need to use the porn name generator? http://www.jasonschock.com/gangsta/porn_name.php

All the best,
Ricky Nut
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Sep-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By mikesps
Or we could all change ours? What do you think...

Or we could all change ours? What do you think RightSaid Rob?

RightSaidMike

P.S. I would change it too.
Forum: 851 / 888 16-Sep-2006, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By mikesps
Someone from the US sent them the octopus hose...

Someone from the US sent them the octopus hose several months ago, but no sign of a copy from Samco yet.
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Sep-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By mikesps
I WAS dreaming of an SPS spec ST4S engine until I...

I WAS dreaming of an SPS spec ST4S engine until I saw the way the swing-arm mounts on an S4RS engine. Easy 130 bhp, but probably a lot more than UKP950 for a while yet. Nice to dream isn't it?
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 11-Sep-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By mikesps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_996 seems to...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_996

seems to cover it pretty well. I can certainly recommend an SPS!
Forum: 851 / 888 11-Sep-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By mikesps
There are a lot of double lip seals that will...

There are a lot of double lip seals that will fit. I picked some up for next to nothing at the o-ring supply shop when rebuilding my forks. NOK BR20031, size 54x41x11mm as used on a lot of Hondas and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Jul-2006, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By mikesps
This what you are looking...

This what you are looking for?

http://www.section8superbike.com/shockspring.php
Forum: 851 / 888 10-Jul-2006, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By mikesps
Matthew - I did a rebuild of a set of SP3 forks...

Matthew - I did a rebuild of a set of SP3 forks last month. It is pretty straight forward if you are just changing the seals. Why pay someone else to bodge it when you can bodge it for free...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Jul-2006, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By mikesps
The actuator rod is weak as it has a hole drilled...

The actuator rod is weak as it has a hole drilled through the small diameter part of the shaft. If you are really unlucky the broken part of the rod can fall out, leaving you with no front brake!...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-May-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By mikesps
As far as I know, the cheap Ohlins forks are made...

As far as I know, the cheap Ohlins forks are made in Japan and are not very special. Only the top of the range are genuinely Svvveddishh. They are owned by Yamaha after all.

I put a set of race-tech...
Forum: 851 / 888 14-May-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By mikesps
Feeling peckish?

http://tinyurl.com/e6vhm
Forum: 851 / 888 12-May-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By mikesps
The v-piece was an update for the 888. The 851...

The v-piece was an update for the 888. The 851 used the same fairing without a v-piece. so you can leave it out.
Forum: 851 / 888 11-May-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By mikesps
Angus, If you buy new head gaskets you can get...

Angus,

If you buy new head gaskets you can get 916/ST4 gaskets which are plain steel and thinner than the original black fibre 888 head gaskets. The originals are 1.3mm but I don't have the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-May-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By mikesps
ST3 or 1000DS crank has 71.5mm stroke I think,...

ST3 or 1000DS crank has 71.5mm stroke I think, with 999 bores of 104mm gives 1215cc.
Forum: 851 / 888 05-Mar-2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By mikesps
No you are right. They had 16" wheels in...

No you are right. They had 16" wheels in 1988.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Mar-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By mikesps
MBP in Canada will replate worn rockers for USD50...

MBP in Canada will replate worn rockers for USD50 each. They reckon it is a permanent fix. I have had three openers done so far!

http://www.mbpducati.ca/
Forum: Shazaam! on Engine Systems 05-Mar-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,984
Posted By mikesps
MBP in Canada will replate worn rockers for USD50...

MBP in Canada will replate worn rockers for USD50 each. They reckon it is a permanent fix. I have had three openers done so far!

http://www.mbpducati.ca/
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 03-Mar-2006, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By mikesps
Good job Jasper. How much will you be selling...

Good job Jasper.

How much will you be selling the plans for? :)
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Feb-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,441
Posted By mikesps
Spot on Rob. I like the understated look with the...

Spot on Rob. I like the understated look with the big engine. How do you say wolf in sheep's clothing in Italian? Lupo in vestiti della pecora ;)
Forum: 851 / 888 25-Feb-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By mikesps
There are two types of belt, and belts have a...

There are two types of belt, and belts have a shelf life.

I see that the e-bay belts have Cagiva packaging and white writing which suggests that they may be old stock of the old type belt. Ducati...
Forum: 851 / 888 24-Feb-2006, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By mikesps
You can buy the Bucci belts here.....

You can buy the Bucci belts here..

http://www.ca-cycleworks.com/shop/catalog/ducati/maint.html

They recently doubled in price to half the price of the Ducati belts, and are now USD29 each.
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By mikesps
I have a picture of a Halfords store if that...

I have a picture of a Halfords store if that would help :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By mikesps
These ones, I think? We don't have Halfords in...

These ones, I think? We don't have Halfords in these here parts :frog:
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By mikesps
Yes, do what you want. It's your bike. I was...

Yes, do what you want. It's your bike. I was talking about what I would do myself and wouldn't dream of knocking anyone who did something different. I hope it didn't sound like I was.

My bike is an...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By mikesps
Still looking for the 4mm clips, only 656,000...

Still looking for the 4mm clips, only 656,000 hits in Google!
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By mikesps
Got any pictures Neil? I would love to be...

Got any pictures Neil? I would love to be corrected since I have a spare set of 4 pad calipers sitting around. I was seriously thinking of painting them black as camoflague.

I put a set on the SPS...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By mikesps
We use clips like this in rack mounts for...

We use clips like this in rack mounts for computers.

Is this the same thing?

http://www.rackrelease.com/CageStyleRetainerNuts.asp
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By mikesps
I think upgrades should be in the spirit of what...

I think upgrades should be in the spirit of what could be done at the time, but not neccesarily actual old parts if the parts can be seen. As you said elsewhere these are 15 year old bikes.

A radial...
Forum: 851 / 888 14-Feb-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By mikesps
I got a new one from Ducati Kamna last year. They...

I got a new one from Ducati Kamna last year. They may still have some, but I don't see them on the web page.

http://www.ducati-kaemna.de/cms_en/katalog.htm?&view=seite&seite=1
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Feb-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By mikesps
Good on a clear day, but the dry season is coming...

Good on a clear day, but the dry season is coming so the smoke from Sumatra will be back soon :(
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Feb-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By mikesps
You are welcome to come over and use mine...

You are welcome to come over and use mine anytime.:D
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Feb-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By mikesps
When you set the belt tension using the gauge...

When you set the belt tension using the gauge with the engine cold it feels "pretty slack", but when you set the tension for valve timing, it simulates the hot tension, and it feels "awfully tight"....
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Feb-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By mikesps
Sil Motor cans UKP500 + Termi stickers UKP8 = UKP...

Sil Motor cans UKP500 + Termi stickers UKP8 = UKP 508.

Save UKP300 and, in tests 8 out of 10 housewives couldn't tell the difference.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Feb-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By mikesps
Thought you meant the pressure washer for a...

Thought you meant the pressure washer for a minute!:D

I ended up buying the proper tensioner from Chris Kelley at Cacycleworks, it doesn't seem worth the risk of getting it wrong with the 4V...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Feb-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By mikesps
The manual says 186 Nm, which is about 137 ft lb....

The manual says 186 Nm, which is about 137 ft lb. You are almost there!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 24-Jan-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By mikesps
Where to find the longer bars? My throttle grip...

Where to find the longer bars? My throttle grip is an inch further out than the bar-end plug after fitting a PI radial master cylinder.
Forum: 851 / 888 05-Jan-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By mikesps
I have a Megazone copy of the standard SP5 chip...

I have a Megazone copy of the standard SP5 chip from FIM. It can be tuned using the FIM software, but is not optimised.
Forum: 851 / 888 05-Jan-2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mikesps
AA, Here is a list of the various Ducati...

AA,

Here is a list of the various Ducati gearboxes and where they are used. http://www.moto-one.com.au/performance/ducgearing.html

It looks like the 888 uses the standard gearbox ratios as does the...
Forum: 851 / 888 02-Jan-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By mikesps
Or the sash cords? :)

Or the sash cords? :)
Forum: 851 / 888 06-Dec-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,253
Posted By mikesps
Blackadder?

Blackadder?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 01-Dec-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,527
Posted By mikesps
Don't run around with overly worn discs. This...

Don't run around with overly worn discs. This happened braking for turn 15 @ Sepang on a track-day. The cast iron disc broke up and tore the caliper off the fork leg. Luckily there is lots of run off...
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Nov-2005, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By mikesps
Ah, my grasp of the english language has...

Ah, my grasp of the english language has returned! The picture above is an example of the type you would like. Sorry.

Try this horribly underexposed attempt...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Nov-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By mikesps
The bike above looks like it is the one that was...

The bike above looks like it is the one that was in the Ducati museum last year.

http://mikesps.smugmug.com/gallery/681880/2/29554294
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Nov-2005, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By mikesps
Eric, The 851, 888, 916, 996 and pre 2002 748...

Eric,

The 851, 888, 916, 996 and pre 2002 748 use the same belts.
I don't know of an alternative to the belt tensioner, but you can buy it cheaper than Ducati sells it.

I bought my tensioner...
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