Ducati Sporting Club

DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat Discussions on the race series devised and supported by the DSC.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-Sep-2006, 11:17 PM
Dominic Clegg's Avatar
Dominic Clegg Dominic Clegg is offline
Registered Forum User
Big Twin
 
Posts: 1,355
Join Date: Sep 2005
Mood: DD 2006: 4th Top Rookie. DD 2007: 2nd Class B. DD 2008: 2nd Class B.
bike set up

I'm final starting to understand all about this, snetterton showed up a few places where my bike felt weak. So I would like to look into servicing my shocks or finding something better. I'd also like to look at servicing the brake callipers. As Iíve not got any money at all now I'm just looking into what can be done and what id get from it. This has all been highlighted for me in this week MCN as they got an old bike to go real fast just by working on set up. I havenít messed with the shock all season, as I didnít understand what I wanted from them. Now Iíve been racing for a bit I think I can understand the changes if I made some. An advice would be fantastic and who to talk to would be good to.

p.s. some idea of cost as well.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-Sep-2006, 11:21 PM
Jon's Avatar
Jon Jon is offline
Registered Forum User
Ducati Corse
 
Posts: 3,922
Join Date: Jun 2001
Mood: Tad more confident
Dom I don't think you can go too wrong by getting in touch with Ktec in Coalville. This is just down the road from donington and does quite a bit of work to both BSB and BSS bikes. He's also very reasonable
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-Sep-2006, 11:28 PM
Dominic Clegg's Avatar
Dominic Clegg Dominic Clegg is offline
Registered Forum User
Big Twin
 
Posts: 1,355
Join Date: Sep 2005
Mood: DD 2006: 4th Top Rookie. DD 2007: 2nd Class B. DD 2008: 2nd Class B.
any contact details
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-Sep-2006, 11:32 PM
domski's Avatar
domski domski is offline
Registered Forum User
WSB Hero
 
Posts: 9,989
Join Date: Jan 2005
Some bloke called Rich who works at Louigi Moto set my bike up, so you could ring him

01761 453366

He may even have some second hand bits, or do an exchange with your stuff for some reconditioned items - that would be cheaper than buying new.

See what he says.

My bike goes OK

Well, it did...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-Sep-2006, 11:39 PM
Jon's Avatar
Jon Jon is offline
Registered Forum User
Ducati Corse
 
Posts: 3,922
Join Date: Jun 2001
Mood: Tad more confident
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dominic Clegg
any contact details
Sorry Dom I've no details at them moment, but will look into it tomorrow. I bet someone will be along b4 then with the info. I do know that Pedro has recentley had his forks re-shimmed and set up by Ktec, Ill se if he's got his details.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-Sep-2006, 12:11 AM
andys 900ss's Avatar
DSC Member andys 900ss andys 900ss is offline
DSC Club Member
Big Twin
 
Posts: 1,590
Join Date: Jul 2003
Mood: #65 Double Desmo Due Champion - Class B 2007, Class A 2009
Contact K-Tech
For further information, support, or guidance simply contact
a member of our team;

Unit 1 Forest Court Linden Way,
Coalville Leicestershire LE67 3JY

Telephone : 01530 810625

Fax ; 01530 832061

Email : sales@k-tech.uk.com

www.k-tech.uk.com


Dom,

They fitted the 20mm cartidges and fitted a kit making the shock like new with springs and damping to suite me on my R1, making it handle like a new bike. Have a chat with Chris, he really knows what he's talking about, although there isnt that much you can do to the forks but the shock can be replaced or re-built on the 583. I run a 750ss shock.

Andy


http://action-alarms.com
http://cornerspeed.co.uk
http://nolimitstrackdays.com

900ssie & 848, Class A&B Desmo Due Champion but my heart's no longer in it....lol
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-Sep-2006, 01:11 AM
skidlids's Avatar
DSC Region Organiser skidlids skidlids is offline
MotoGP God
 
Posts: 18,181
Join Date: Apr 2002
Mood: Its ONLY a Bike Club
Quote:
Originally Posted by andys 900ss
on the 583. I run a 750ss shock.

Andy

You changed it then
it had a 750SSie shock on it when i sold it to you, those extra few mm in length make all the difference


Checkout the Desmo Due Paddock on Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-Sep-2006, 08:05 AM
Murray Mint's Avatar
Murray Mint Murray Mint is offline
Registered Forum User
Big Twin
 
Posts: 1,575
Join Date: Jun 2002
Mood: Waiting for the change (Not the menopause)
Quote:
Originally Posted by skidlids
those extra few mm in length make all the difference

Funny Kev, that's just what the missus says.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-Sep-2006, 08:24 AM
khushy's Avatar
khushy khushy is offline
Registered Forum User
500SD
 
Posts: 517
Join Date: Mar 2005
Wink Just make sure that his . . .

Quote:
Originally Posted by domski
Some bloke called Rich who works at Louigi Moto set my bike up, so you could ring him

01761 453366

He may even have some second hand bits, or do an exchange with your stuff for some reconditioned items - that would be cheaper than buying new.

See what he says.

My bike goes OK

Well, it did...

so called "ohlins specialist" goes NOWHERE near your bike!!!!

Khushy
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-Sep-2006, 09:05 AM
Chris Wood's Avatar
Chris Wood Chris Wood is offline
Registered Forum User
Ducati Meccanica
Bikes: 916 Senna, 748RS Corse, 1098s Race
 
Posts: 2,816
Join Date: May 2002
Mood: walking on sunshine.....
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dominic Clegg
I'm final starting to understand all about this, snetterton showed up a few places where my bike felt weak. So I would like to look into servicing my shocks or finding something better. I'd also like to look at servicing the brake callipers. As Iíve not got any money at all now I'm just looking into what can be done and what id get from it. This has all been highlighted for me in this week MCN as they got an old bike to go real fast just by working on set up. I havenít messed with the shock all season, as I didnít understand what I wanted from them. Now Iíve been racing for a bit I think I can understand the changes if I made some. An advice would be fantastic and who to talk to would be good to.

p.s. some idea of cost as well.


Sorry Dom,

I'm not convinced on your diagnosis? What is the problem?

We have on #10:
Shocks - KTech - ask them to set up for track only.
Rear Shock - Ktech service - Use a longer, IE set up, get it set for your weight etc.
Brakes - use them less...or get them serviced and a decent set of pads.

I'm not a techy, but I get the impression people mess with their bikes too much, especially 583?, just get on and ride it! I've not changed anything on my bike all season, changed the oil once!

I know I'm not a good example from the weekend.

Andy was carrying loads more corner entry speed than me, so thats for me to practice, no need to spend money on the bike.

IMHO.
Reply With Quote
Reply
  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector
Switch to Vertical postbit Use Vertical Postbit

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Recent Posts - Contact Us - DSC Home - Archive - Top
Powered by vBulletin 3.5.4 - Copyright © 2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. - © Ducati Sporting Club - All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:47 AM.