Originally Posted by firefly_1965
fellow members, i have a query about the following items for a 1000ds which shares the same with all 1000 1100 2 valve motors, all help appreciated. Have used DAYCO and Gates belts on my other Ducati's.
Ducati part no 44440035A Oil Cartridge
73740211A Timing belts
42610191A Air filter
42540041B Fuel filter
67040351A Spark plugs
Just interested in why you don't want to use OEM Ducati Parts? If it's purely based on price then you run the risk of getting a sub-optimum part which is false economy if/when it goes wrong!
For example, I like using the K&N Oil Filter. It's double the price of an OEM Ducati one (approx £10 vs £5) but they are a better quality filter (open them up if you don't believe it!!) and they have the added benefit of having a nut on the end which more than justifies the extra cost when it comes to getting the filter off - just use a socket drive rather than sticking a screwdriver through it and making a mess of everything!!
You can buy pattern filters that fit, the DOCGB has a list here: http://www.docgb.org/interlist.html
and you can pickup 2CV filters for a couple of quid.
I don't think there's any equivalent that I know of.
This is the cylindrical one? MotoRapido will sell you oem for under £20. The Pipercross "performance" filter is under £40 but as it is reuseable you would only need to clean it twice to make it cheaper than replacing OEM.
Same as 916, should be under £20 as oem. Equivalent is a Mahle "KL 24/1" which retails at £18.99 each. Not aware of any cheaper ones.
These are DCPR8E, or any equvalent, as per the owner's manual. You can pick these up for as little as £2.50 each off ebay and are used in lots of Fiats and others. A good saving here for the same item as I think they're about £6 from Ducati in a nice Ducati box!