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Old 17-Aug-2007, 05:14 PM
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Unhappy Cracked Frame

I really could cry right now.

Been slaving away for the last week - day and night, fitting Dyna Coils, rebuilding a set of 41mm FCR's from scratch (that I was told would be an 'easy' conversion - pah!) and a minor service as well, all in the run up to Cadwell.

Did a trial install of the FCR's this afternoon and I've found a gaping crack in the frame.

Only saving grace is that its in a 'non-stressed' area - its on the top tube on the weld area where the small bosses are attached to hold the tank restraining front plate.

Oh well, maybe I can show the nice Ducati people at Cadwell and save some time going to a dealer

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Old 17-Aug-2007, 06:12 PM
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have read a few threads over the years about Ducati still replacing SS frames after a good few years

got to be worth a try

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Old 17-Aug-2007, 06:17 PM
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My DD bike developed a crack in that area, I scratched awat the paint, filed into the crack with a trianguar file then pooped around a local company with the Earths disconnected and they welded it up there and then. Quickly painted over it to stop ir rusting and been using it for DD like that for a couple of years now


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Old 17-Aug-2007, 07:37 PM
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One of my swim team mates works for Rolls Royce as a quality welder. When he saw the welds on my Ducati frames he couldnt believe it! He was shocked how poor they were.

Be good to see you holding that box of beer at Cadders again Frank at the Cornerspeed Disco

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Old 17-Aug-2007, 09:34 PM
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Sorry to here that Frank.You still riding at Cadwell?If not,you can use mine,we are in different groups
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Old 17-Aug-2007, 10:09 PM
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Sorry to here that Frank.You still riding at Cadwell?If not,you can use mine,we are in different groups

And what would he want to use that old nail for ??! lol !!!
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Old 17-Aug-2007, 10:15 PM
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And what would he want to use that old nail for ??! lol !!!


So that he could prise off the Top Yoke plaque and sell it to the wannabees??

Along with the engine etc
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Old 17-Aug-2007, 10:28 PM
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My DD bike developed a crack in that area, I scratched awat the paint, filed into the crack with a trianguar file then pooped around a local company with the Earths disconnected and they welded it up there and then. Quickly painted over it to stop ir rusting and been using it for DD like that for a couple of years now

Same here, had a 97 900SS, had it welded up and painted, no problem.


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Old 18-Aug-2007, 04:07 AM
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Cheers Jasp - thats the good olde DSC spirit, marra.

I'll be taking my SS anyway - but would love a spin on your 888 anyway since I've never ridden one at all.

Ickle celebration here as my SS has just fired up with the new FCR's and Dyna Coils fitted - she sounds a bit menacing even at tick-over now.

Neighbours were well impressed at 2am - but tough, I'm on a tight schedule: they might need ear plugs for later on

JD and Ginger mixer is not the best drink I could think of but all that was available.....

CHEERS !!!!!

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My 94 900SS suffered the cracked frame problem and Ducati replaced it even though it was more than 5 years old at the time.

But I had to take it to a franchised dealer and pay the labour - quoted at 10 hours!

They were rather disappointed when I wheeled it in with only frame engine forks wheels swingarm handlebars and front brake, and said they could not do it same day even though it was booked in.

I was very disappointed to receive a bill for over 100 for what should have been an hours job, they had the cheek to charge me for a new soft link for the chain, and they rang me demanding it was collected immediately otherwise they would charge me storage.

Take it to a decent welder mate - the official route is not worth the hassle.

and don't even ask about frame numbers!
DVLA - how much!!! DIY - cheaper - the official route is not worth the hassle.

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