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Old 23-Jun-2003, 10:04 AM
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998R... will it ever run properly???

Got my bike back from 6k service+belts+DP slipper clutch+carbon air tubes+pipercross air filter and new cpu fitted

has my misfire been cured? errrr NO!
Its like the bike is being switched off/shut down for a fraction of a second then back on again this is driving me nuts now. Bike is booked back in for diagnostics but i'm having ride it like its got a 9k rev limiter
I've no idea what to do now???

The DP slipper clutch is great though, bang it down a few gears and drop it in! Really smooth and a bit quieter! I get a bit of a binding type noise when i set off though sometimes???

And to top it all i had a 999bp for the day and it handled better than my 998R
Completely blew me away, would have been quite happy to keep it!
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Old 23-Jun-2003, 10:33 AM
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Chillo,

Don't give up, have sent a U2U, do you really want to chop the r in for an ugly bike?!!

Ray
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Old 23-Jun-2003, 10:44 AM
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What we need to do is make up a 998 style body kit for the 999!
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Old 23-Jun-2003, 11:03 AM
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Well I have access to the equipment to design it (3d laser scanners etc) just not the talent! If any designers are interested let me know, a QB Moto GP fairing shouldnt be too hard to alter, once we have the bike and the bodywork scanned in it shouldnt be too hard to adapt it.
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Old 23-Jun-2003, 11:52 AM
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Chillo.....

......stick with it mate, you know it makes sense!!!!

Surely they must be able to fix this misfire though!!
Aren't they obliged to do what it takes to fix it, even if that means changing all parts until they do? - engine, etc!!
I'd get on to Ducati UK if the latest efforts don't work.

Best of luck...

Tim
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Old 23-Jun-2003, 12:09 PM
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Swap?

My 2002 748s is really running and handling well, but I spose I could swap it for your bad handling, misfiring heap of sh*te but only if you clean it!
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Old 23-Jun-2003, 12:27 PM
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my bike doesn't handle bad at all, got it pretty much set up! but it just amazed me that a 999 without all the ohlins handled better! not by much, but enough!

[Edited on 24-6-2003 by chillo]
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Old 24-Jun-2003, 09:37 AM
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Not a chance of that bike runnung well chillo not with your chubby ass on it.

How's things bud?
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Old 24-Jun-2003, 11:56 PM
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Chillo if they can't fix it take it I know a man who can. he's name is John Hackett.

As for that binding sound when pulling away, that's clutch slip. Get that all the time with the one I've got a mo. Changing to Bucci with carbon/ali plates tomorrow.

I'l let you know what I think.

Jon

ps what plates did you plum for in the end.

[Edited on 24-6-2003 by Jon]

[Edited on 24-6-2003 by Jon]
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Old 25-Jun-2003, 07:04 AM
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I feel for you mate but you have to just try a process of elimination with any problem.
I will admit when i first went out on my 998R it was not setup for the roads around me but have now got it setup brilliantly.
The thing was solid from new,almost lost it the first time i took it out,the back end was bouncing about all over the place and stepped out on more than one occasion.I find setting the bike up is one of the best parts of owning a new bike.
I will agree with Jon about John Hackett,still reckon he is the man to take the bike too.
Good luck with curing the misfire.
Contact Ducati uk and see if they have heard of anyone else having the same problem.Also tell them what you have already done to try and cure it.The guy to talk to now is Tony Crawley.
I know that Hackett has four 998R's he services on a regular basis.
He has maybe got an idea of what to look for.
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