888 or 851 what bits do I really have?
Does anyone know how I can figure out, presumably from the frame and chassis numbers, how my bike is put together?
I have a '93 888 Strada, but I have been told, without the bike having been seen by this person however, that my bike is an early 888 in manufacture and in fact uses the 851 injection system and as such quite possibly the 851 valve setup as well, as opposed to the later 916 style valve setup.
This statement was based purely on the colour of the clutch housing and waterpump housing and was from people who seem to be very respected in the UK for their Ducati knowledge.
This came to light when I purchased a performance chip from said company for an 888 which wouldn't work in my bike.
My understanding of this is that among other things there are significant time differences involved in the 40,000km valve clearance check which my bike is rapidly approaching.