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Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 27-Dec-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,900
Posted By Gizmo
not the bike for Hartside Nige, 12,500 rpm!! red...

not the bike for Hartside Nige, 12,500 rpm!! red line, way too short from bar to seat , arse in air hands tipped too far forward and if you try and slide back you end up even higher up. need to ride...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 18-Dec-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Gizmo
I'm about to have a pair of old Marzocchi's...

I'm about to have a pair of old Marzocchi's rechromed and ground at A M Philpots in Luton, http://www.pittedforks.co.uk don't know if they do hard anodising as well but it might be worth a call.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-Dec-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Gizmo
you might want to check a tech article i added to...

you might want to check a tech article i added to upnorth Tony http://www.ducati-upnorth.com/tech/gearing.php its one of Shazaam's posts on suggested gearing and chain length.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Nov-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By Gizmo
They should have toned down the motoGP tricolore...

They should have toned down the motoGP tricolore look, its got less Ducati logos :) I agree its pants, even if I have a tank cover on the multistrada people who know nowt about bikes know its a...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 26-Nov-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Gizmo
try Scottoiler 365, about 25 for 4.5 litres, it...

try Scottoiler 365, about 25 for 4.5 litres, it needs reapplying after it gets washed off but seems to protect well. i ride in winter and live just below Shap so we get quite a lot of grit on the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Nov-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By Gizmo
it looks like a cross between an aprilia and...

it looks like a cross between an aprilia and honda graphics and how many times does it need "ducati" on it? you should be able to tell a ducati without needing big logos or garish paint schemes. i'd...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Nov-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Gizmo
There was a real nice 996 or 8 sorry don't know...

There was a real nice 996 or 8 sorry don't know if its the one you are looking at but whatever it was it was very, very clean and looked like it had never been out in rain, the previous owner...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 23-Nov-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,686
Posted By Gizmo
claire, it should be easy enough for WT to create...

claire, it should be easy enough for WT to create a sub forum and only allow "registered" dd'ers into that forum, you can then post with the minutes as an attachment ( that might need your priveldges...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Nov-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Gizmo
everyone's keeping them now cos they are all...

everyone's keeping them now cos they are all looking forward to a great seasons racing after yesterdays meeting :) :)
Forum: 999 / 749 18-Nov-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By Gizmo
part numbers for 999s 06 564.1.042.1CA and for...

part numbers for 999s 06 564.1.042.1CA and for 999S 04 564.1.042.1AA the last 2 letters are colour code i think, only 1 carbon front guard listed in DPP catalogue for all 749/999 models 96951403BA...
Forum: 999 / 749 09-Nov-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,532
Posted By Gizmo
its worth looking at the Sale of Goods act, under...

its worth looking at the Sale of Goods act, under English legislation ( Scotland is different being 5 years) a consumer has 6 years to report a defect inherent at the time of manufacture to the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 01-Nov-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By Gizmo
weird, i sold a bike with a dash like that 2...

weird, i sold a bike with a dash like that 2 years ago, Honda SP2's have them, the rev counter was useless, way harder to read than a circular gauge :( I like the idea of having the controls on the...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 23-Oct-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,346
Posted By Gizmo
Exactly how I saw it, MT need to postpone any...

Exactly how I saw it, MT need to postpone any action against individuals over this until after the meeting on the 18th when they can decide if its needed and similarly any member with issues to raise...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 16-Oct-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,413
Posted By Gizmo
I'd suggest you read the current club rules...

I'd suggest you read the current club rules Ian......

The new constitution can be proposed by MT NOW - under the terms of the current rules a majority of members must disagree for it not to go ahead...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 16-Oct-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,413
Posted By Gizmo
I can't beleive this is happening, I believe...

I can't beleive this is happening, I believe thatto look at pm's requires a specific query of the database as I am not aware of any setting or option in the vbulletin admin control panel /software...
Forum: 999 / 749 15-Oct-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Gizmo
the difference is your rear sag is now reduced so...

the difference is your rear sag is now reduced so the bike sits higher at the back tipping weight forward. i added an article on spring weight to upnorth...
Forum: 999 / 749 14-Oct-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By Gizmo
I can't see how a raised pad can make a...

I can't see how a raised pad can make a difference that can't be achieved by lowering the bars. What does make a difference is the pad at the back of the seat which controls how far back you can...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Oct-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,413
Posted By Gizmo
WTF?? A year ago when i set upnorth up it would...

WTF?? A year ago when i set upnorth up it would have been classed by some as a "beakaway" group despite my detailled explanations that it wasn't and that it was meant to compiliment DSC activities...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Oct-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
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Views: 1,429
Posted By Gizmo
PMSL, post of the day goes to Everton :D

PMSL, post of the day goes to Everton :D
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 09-Oct-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,092
Posted By Gizmo
No probs Tim, I'm just trying to keep anyone...

No probs Tim, I'm just trying to keep anyone interested informed of where we got to with some of those proposed systems. there is room for improvement but at least if its adopted it allows that to...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 09-Oct-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,092
Posted By Gizmo
Sorry Tim, I didn't explain that very clearly....

Sorry Tim, I didn't explain that very clearly.

No laid down procedure exists within the current or reworded constitution for the make up or powers of sub committees of which the DD RC would be one....
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 09-Oct-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,092
Posted By Gizmo
Sorry, not my place in DD but i believe what is...

Sorry, not my place in DD but i believe what is going on here has a major impact on this club and its future as a club rather than a race organisation.

Tim, you can't call an egm, the club currently...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 29-Sep-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,508
Posted By Gizmo
Thanks Chris, a nice clear concise reply exactly...

Thanks Chris, a nice clear concise reply exactly what was needed :)
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 29-Sep-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,508
Posted By Gizmo
Yes, The question was does the club have to...

Yes, The question was does the club have to commit to any financial costs to get DD agreed with New Era for the next season. I've got no problem with it if it does and the current system with riders...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 29-Sep-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,508
Posted By Gizmo
Bump, anyone?.......

Bump, anyone?.......
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 29-Sep-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gizmo
for any distance on mway don't buy a supermoto, i...

for any distance on mway don't buy a supermoto, i had a KTM Duke last year, great for scratching and short jorneys but the vibration and wind blast soon irritate on longer journey's or motorways. the...
Forum: Classic 29-Sep-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,530
Posted By Gizmo
I've got an 81 mark 1 Laverda Montjuic which i'm...

I've got an 81 mark 1 Laverda Montjuic which i'm on restoring.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 28-Sep-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,508
Posted By Gizmo
Sorry, know I'm not involved with DD but I'm a...

Sorry, know I'm not involved with DD but I'm a bit confused as to what exactly the club commits to with New Era? is it just an idea of numbers or a commitment in financial terms like a trackday would...
Forum: Tyres 25-Sep-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Gizmo
Pushing the suspension down just works against...

Pushing the suspension down just works against the fork spring and it "pushes" back against you, I doubt you can press a fork enough to compress it enough to have an effect on the wheel, if you did...
Forum: STs 20-Sep-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Gizmo
I added a tech article...

I added a tech article (http://www.ducati-upnorth.com/tech/chargingfailure.php) on upnorth on charging problems, it might be worth a read. the 98 ST2 had a unique charging system according to the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 07-Sep-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Gizmo
Be careful with layered jacket systems, the...

Be careful with layered jacket systems, the arms/knees can twist if you remove layers, I've now got a 4 cm hole in my left elbow where this happened when the armour slid up. if you go for a layered...
Forum: 999 / 749 25-Aug-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
Sorry, grabbed 2 very worthy points from your...

Sorry, grabbed 2 very worthy points from your post.

Thats the first time I've seen anyone mention the 2 different shape 999's, like you I prefer the first sleeker, lower narrow faired version, the...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Aug-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,041
Posted By Gizmo
too late already answered, doh, must type faster...

too late already answered, doh, must type faster :D
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Aug-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,041
Posted By Gizmo
Is that a DD rule AK?? going down the more...

Is that a DD rule AK?? going down the more oil/thicker route don't always work, it affects the rebound and on long bumpy sections you might start to get packing down because it takes the oil too long...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Aug-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,041
Posted By Gizmo
thicker oil slows the compression damping down so...

thicker oil slows the compression damping down so it takes longer to get to bottom out but it still will bottom if the bump force is big/fast enough. a combination of thicker and more volume might...
Forum: 999 / 749 23-Aug-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
The looks thing is your opinion Nige, not...

The looks thing is your opinion Nige, not everyone shares that. I'd agree the 999 look wasn't instantly accesible to the majority but it grows on people. My comments are purely because I'd hate to...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Aug-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
looks are important but as i prefer a 999 in...

looks are important but as i prefer a 999 in looks to a 998 etc I'm happy to ride one. i had the choice and went for it as it is a better road bike and i like its looks.

oh i also have a multistrada...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Aug-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
the looks did get talked about but at the time...

the looks did get talked about but at the time the performance wasn't there, the racers didn't accept it and this reflected on a great road bike. its still short on numbers on a gixxer, R1 ,blade or...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Aug-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
nope, the only thing they are bothered about is...

nope, the only thing they are bothered about is winning, if a better system existed they would try it and use it. I'd bet even the bm moto gp bike has conventional forks.

there are no advantages in...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Aug-2006, 08:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
Hence my quote on the limitations Terblanche...

Hence my quote on the limitations Terblanche worked around on the 999, same engine and basic layouts yet has to look new. Compromised but still good design.


each to their own but i prefer up to...
Forum: 999 / 749 22-Aug-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
wrong way round I'm afraid, the 916 was designed...

wrong way round I'm afraid, the 916 was designed by a CRC design team consisting of Tamburini, Terblanche and Sergio Robbiano plus others. Tamburini nicked the best bits from bikes like the Honda...
Forum: 999 / 749 21-Aug-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,147
Posted By Gizmo
But he designed the supermono, influenced the 916...

But he designed the supermono, influenced the 916 and has created the best real world road bikes Ducati have made in the 999 and multistrada and ST3/4 plus did the sport classics. he changed the way...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Aug-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Gizmo
try JHP/Ducati Coventry, about 40 inc p and p...

try JHP/Ducati Coventry, about 40 inc p and p :eek:
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Aug-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By Gizmo
The forces acting on the swingarm are actually a...

The forces acting on the swingarm are actually a pulling force from the the front chainwheel to the rear sprocket, the pivot position influences what effect they have on the suspension. this...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Aug-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,638
Posted By Gizmo
nice Ian Sub 3's were a fairly limited production...

nice Ian Sub 3's were a fairly limited production run, I think we only made something like 150 or 200 of them. there are 2 versions the initial ones were lower bb so you have to ride rocky trails...
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Aug-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,638
Posted By Gizmo
just waiting for the new Hope FR's to arrive with...

just waiting for the new Hope FR's to arrive with the vented floating rotor, got me new Avid Code's today which are well trick and me 07 XTR group landed on Tuesday as well, i love this time of year...
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Aug-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,638
Posted By Gizmo
here's mine, loads of sizes and shapes, custom...

here's mine, loads of sizes and shapes, custom logos as well :D:D

bling looks good on mountain bikes :)
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Aug-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,638
Posted By Gizmo
what you mean bling like all these wavey rotors I...

what you mean bling like all these wavey rotors I found racked in in a back street bike shop in Taipei aren't better than the original Andy??, they all had nice brand names on and they were cheap??...
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Aug-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,638
Posted By Gizmo
Nicely put Andy, couldn't have phrased it better...

Nicely put Andy, couldn't have phrased it better , I need to get you to write our brochure copy :D :D
Forum: 999 / 749 13-Aug-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,298
Posted By Gizmo
As Pete points out the seat load is supported in...

As Pete points out the seat load is supported in front of the crack so its weight from behind, adding a set of panniers at 10 - 20 kg would load it quite a lot. From the ones i've seen its not just...
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