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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Dec-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By keith888
Simplybearings.co.uk have always given me good...

Simplybearings.co.uk have always given me good fast service and have a nice searcheable website.

Keith
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Dec-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By keith888
Simplybearings.co.uk have always given me good...

Simplybearings.co.uk have always given me good fast service and have a nice searcheable website.

Keith
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Nov-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By keith888
Yes, definately expensive but still probably...

Yes, definately expensive but still probably cheaper than rebuilding a Ducati engine! My one blow up was a few years back when I detonated a piston after an extended session keeping up with a...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Nov-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By keith888
You should get good money for the 400 engine...

You should get good money for the 400 engine which should offset the cost of the Dent engine a bit. The mailing list is on http://edj.net/gammalist and worth a look.

I've (hopefully) attached a...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Nov-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By keith888
It was you that bought the Dent motor then! The...

It was you that bought the Dent motor then! The guy can certainly build quick RG engines. My near stocker RG500 has a SS Stage 3 so about 30hp less than your Dent engine. Have you joined the RG500...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 07-Oct-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,205
Posted By keith888
Sorry to hear about your valve problem. Best...

Sorry to hear about your valve problem. Best wishes for the op! My dads been warfarin for many years after he had heart troubles. Trouble is he's a clumsy b*****r and always cutting himself on his...
Forum: New User Introductions 19-Sep-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By keith888
Welcome Scotty! I don't think many on here would...

Welcome Scotty!

I don't think many on here would disagree that Ducatis cost more to service than Japs and that they also suffer more if neglected. In addition, some models at least have some...
Forum: 851 / 888 15-Sep-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By keith888
As far as I'm aware, spitting back could be due...

As far as I'm aware, spitting back could be due to a lean mixture and/or timing issue. Intermittent problems are always 'fun' to track down.... You seem to have ruled out the most likely suspects...
Forum: STs 02-Sep-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,938
Posted By keith888
Thats an excellent mileage on a great bike. Well...

Thats an excellent mileage on a great bike. Well done!

I take absolutely no issue with most that is written in the Spalding article as it contains much sensible advice. However, the statement that...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-Aug-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By keith888
I think its likely from what you say that both...

I think its likely from what you say that both the alt and reg/rec are duff. As you say you cannot check the reg/rec with a duff alternator (except putting it on another bike) though blowing fuses...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Aug-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By keith888
When you checked the alternator output was it...

When you checked the alternator output was it disconnected from the reg/rec? Even if disconnected you could still have a short in the cabling before the disconnect that is losing you volts. Might...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Aug-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By keith888
I'm pretty sure the rev counter on the 916 is...

I'm pretty sure the rev counter on the 916 is electrical not mechanical as on my old bus. Thus, all your problems are likely linked. Low/erratic unregulated alternator output are quite likely to be...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 24-Jun-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By keith888
Yeah, I had a look on Google as well. Seems that...

Yeah, I had a look on Google as well. Seems that away from the nest they are normally less aggressive than normal wasps ie if you wave your arms around them they will fly off. Thus, seems a shame...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 24-Jun-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By keith888
I managed to get a bit closer later on and you...

I managed to get a bit closer later on and you could see an obvious wasp nest in the bush. I managed to get a photo and its clear that the big b****rs flying in/out of the nest have little or no...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 23-Jun-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By keith888
I was trying to get a close look at one for...

I was trying to get a close look at one for identification but there was no activity. Thus, I threw a stick at the bush from a long way away. After a few seconds the whole bush came alive ie most...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 23-Jun-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By keith888
Hi Chris, I'm certainly tending to the view that...

Hi Chris,

I'm certainly tending to the view that professional help is needed! They seem so much more agressive than normal bees though. I've just been out trying to get a better look at one to...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 23-Jun-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By keith888
Bee (poss wasp) expert?

Any one on here know anything about agressive bees (they don't look like wasps)? My wife got stung 3x at once (all on the face) with no warning earlier in the garden. I went out to investigate and...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 19-Jun-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By keith888
Pleased you got back safe! Alas, she always had...

Pleased you got back safe! Alas, she always had to go to school on Tuesday but enjoyed it so much that she will be keen to go again next year.

Keith
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 18-Jun-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By keith888
Better to leave the plug in ;-) Just lift the...

Better to leave the plug in ;-) Just lift the plug cap corresponding to the exhaust pipe they use to do the testing. That trick got a fair few RGs passed the sound check on a quiet day at Oulton...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 18-Jun-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By keith888
Some good ideas of things to try there! Alas,...

Some good ideas of things to try there! Alas, the blasted thing doesn't even have a floppy drive though I can borrow a USB one from work. Swapping IDE ports is easy to try so I'll also try that...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 17-Jun-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By keith888
No, Nothing in device manager and no drive letter...

No, Nothing in device manager and no drive letter assigned. I confirmed the bootable CD booted fine in this PC but no joy in the lads one (it ran up briefly but then reverted to booting off the hard...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Jun-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By keith888
Hi Paul, Sorry to hear a second 888/851 bit the...

Hi Paul,

Sorry to hear a second 888/851 bit the dust but at least it was a slow speed spill. Alas, I have no spare. I think tw4t is rather strong as the old buses are certainly not at their best...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 17-Jun-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By keith888
PC help please?

Hi guys,

I know there are lots of PC experts in the club so would appreciate some advice!

The eldest lads PC (XP home) will no longer show a DVD/CD drive. The drives show up fine in BIOS but do...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Jun-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By keith888
Trackday thanks

In addition to thanking Monty/Chris and WJB for the organisation and track walk I'd also like to thank Bionicle/Cathy P/Chris P and Jasper/Hayley for making myself and Katie feel so at home. Katie...
Forum: Tyres 10-Jun-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By keith888
Trouble is, to get that fast in the wet you need...

Trouble is, to get that fast in the wet you need to be at the limits of grip. I'm sure that to get that fast that you generally have to end up exceeding the limits at some point which I would rather...
Forum: Tyres 10-Jun-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By keith888
Track day wet grip

I'm a bit curious about how modern radial tyres behave in the wet at track days. I've got Dablos currently fitted on the 888 with lots of tread left but have never ridden the bike on wet roads. ...
Forum: STs 05-Jun-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By keith888
Sounds like you are on the right track. Dunno how...

Sounds like you are on the right track. Dunno how the ST2 is wired but relays are certainly worth checking first. Try giving them a tap and/or swap them around and see what happens. If the side...
Forum: 851 / 888 02-Jun-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By keith888
If I remember right one of the relays under the...

If I remember right one of the relays under the seat runs the fuel pump whilst the other runs the igniition side. Might be worth swapping relays around to confirm that these are OK ie do you then...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 26-May-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By keith888
The track walk last year by WJB was excellent and...

The track walk last year by WJB was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. I only took in a small part of all the info so really looking forward to a repeat performance.

Anyone doing the trackday...
Forum: 851 / 888 13-May-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By keith888
Don't worry about being the slowest. My 888...

Don't worry about being the slowest. My 888 hasn't turned a wheel in anger yet this year due to an ongoing kitchen extension thats been using up all my free time and it won't be done any time soon. ...
Forum: 851 / 888 13-May-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By keith888
Looking even better than last year Jasper (if...

Looking even better than last year Jasper (if thats possible)!! I'm hoping that the coolant I was losing last year is fixed by the hose repacements and that mine is not head gasket as well.

Looks...
Forum: 851 / 888 26-Mar-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By keith888
Before fitting or trying a new regulator its a...

Before fitting or trying a new regulator its a good idea to check the state of the wiring (2 yellow wires) from the alternator to regulator especially at the connectors. If its in a bad way you risk...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 25-Mar-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By keith888
Sorry to go against the flow but I prefer...

Sorry to go against the flow but I prefer SP5!

Keith
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 03-Mar-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By keith888
Please don't break the stud extractor in the hole...

Please don't break the stud extractor in the hole as its a specialist job to get them out. I would not take the risk myself unless the thread is fairly loose. Drill the hole out out in gradually...
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Feb-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By keith888
Your bike looks nice and 888s have fetched good...

Your bike looks nice and 888s have fetched good money on eBay recently. You'll easily get your asking price on there so why not list it?

Keith
Forum: 851 / 888 09-Feb-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By keith888
Brilliant....Thanks Neil!! I'll have a look...

Brilliant....Thanks Neil!! I'll have a look later on eBay. If not, do you keep them in stock?

Keith
Forum: 851 / 888 08-Feb-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By keith888
888 sidestand switch

Hi,

Does anyone know if the sidestand switch for the 888 is still available as mine has dies? If not, does anyone know if there is a suitable switch that will fit? They are obviously very...
Forum: Bike Friendly Pubs 31-Jan-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By keith888
Looks very nice! We'll have to head that way...

Looks very nice! We'll have to head that way next time we take my parents out for lunch (they live in Fakenham).

Keith
Forum: New User Introductions 29-Jan-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By keith888
Hi Steve, Welcome too! Another vote for a bit...

Hi Steve,

Welcome too! Another vote for a bit more info on the vdue! Is it one of the carb converted ones or are you still running the injection?

Keith
Forum: 851 / 888 29-Jan-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By keith888
Hi Glyn, I only used brake fluid on the slave...

Hi Glyn,

I only used brake fluid on the slave bore and piston seal as per manual. I did, however, put a fair bit in the cavity between the top of the piston and the seal that the push rod passes...
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Jan-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By keith888
I'm certain its not the (5.1) fluid breaking...

I'm certain its not the (5.1) fluid breaking down. I've certainly never seen anything like that before on fluid that was much more than 3 years old. The brakes were done at the same time certainly...
Forum: 851 / 888 27-Jan-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By keith888
clutch fluid contamination

Hi Guys,

Can anyone can identify the source of this light coloured fine 'stuff' that has slowly been accumulating in bottom of the 888's clutch hydraulic reservoir over the last couple of years?...
Forum: 851 / 888 18-Jan-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By keith888
The first stage is now complete with the Samco...

The first stage is now complete with the Samco hoses fitted (pic attached). They certainly tart the old girl up nicely! The old hoses were certainly past their best and starting to craze at the...
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Jan-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By keith888
Thanks Neil. I assumed that the bleed screw...

Thanks Neil. I assumed that the bleed screw would have a copper washer of some sort that could do with a change. I'm pretty sure the tank and rad are OK as there were no incriminating dried blobs...
Forum: 851 / 888 13-Jan-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By keith888
Cooling system leaks

I was losing a small amount of coolant from the 888 at the DSC trackday and occasionally on hot days (ie about once last year). I've finally got around to having a good look and I don't seem to be...
Forum: 851 / 888 09-Jun-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,731
Posted By keith888
Another set of thanks to Rob for organising it...

Another set of thanks to Rob for organising it and for John Hackett for his generous hospitality. I'm not sure if John got a lot of sales out of the day but he certainly got a room full of smiles...
Forum: 851 / 888 03-Jun-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,731
Posted By keith888
Its coming around quick isn't it! A burst of...

Its coming around quick isn't it! A burst of activity yesterday saw my 'new' front mudguard t-cutted and laquered. The paint may not match but at least I won't have to insult the assembled...
Forum: 851 / 888 01-Jan-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By keith888
Hi Guys, Thanks for the feedback. I'm pleased...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the feedback. I'm pleased they are a nothing special so it looks quite promising that the bearing place I usually use will be able to sort me out.

Keith
Forum: 851 / 888 01-Jan-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By keith888
Headstock bearings

Hi Guys,

Happy New Year!!

I've just been stripping the 888 down to attend to the things I didn't manage last year. Despite the lowish (17,000) mileage the headstock bearings are definately scrap...
Forum: 851 / 888 24-Dec-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,731
Posted By keith888
What bike are you coming on? 1. Rob 888 2....

What bike are you coming on?
1. Rob 888
2. Beancounter
3. Monty-1078 twinspark SS
4. Jasper 888 SP5
5. twpd
6. Jools 888
7. Ains. 888 SP4S
8 Stu (Possible)
9. Paul R (Possible)
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