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Forum: New User Introductions 25-Sep-2021, 00:13
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By antonye
Welcome to the website! There's a handy guide to...

Welcome to the website!

There's a handy guide to posting pictures here:
https://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=85276
Forum: Sport Touring: ST4 / ST3 / ST2 12-Sep-2021, 18:03
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By antonye
I used to find similar with the Hypermotard, the...

I used to find similar with the Hypermotard, the brakes would feel awful and pulse sometimes, and the caliper pistons and bobbins would need cleaning to remove all the collected gunk.

It once failed...
Forum: DesmoDue Bikes For Sale & Wanted 09-Sep-2021, 15:02
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By antonye
Hi Clive, Did you try the Desmo Due Paddock...

Hi Clive,

Did you try the Desmo Due Paddock group on Facebook? A lot of the riders are on there so it's always worth asking there, or email Kev at desmodue@ducatisportingclub.com as he will know of...
Forum: New User Introductions 03-Sep-2021, 10:35
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By antonye
Not so far from Nelson then! You should get in...

Not so far from Nelson then! You should get in touch if you haven't already, a good bunch of guys in the clubs, I have spent many hours drinking with Nick and Chris Maerer, Perry Dunfoy, Greg ...
Forum: New User Introductions 02-Sep-2021, 14:18
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By antonye
Welcome to the forum! Whereabouts in NZ are you?...

Welcome to the forum!

Whereabouts in NZ are you? I know some of the guys from both DOCNZ and also DOC Nelson.
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 29-Jul-2021, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By antonye
This looks like one of the bikes from our Desmo...

This looks like one of the bikes from our Desmo Due race series.
It's a 600SS, the 583cc carb bike, as also shown with the yellow number boards, so it would be Class B.
I don't have a list of the...
Forum: New User Introductions 19-Jun-2021, 21:10
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By antonye
Welcome Mark! What bike(s) have you got? Show us...

Welcome Mark!

What bike(s) have you got? Show us some pics? :)
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 17-Jun-2021, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By antonye
Ha! No worries. It's actually quite a rare thing...

Ha! No worries. It's actually quite a rare thing for the manufacturer to supply these details anyway, so not everyone would bother looking in the manual.
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 17-Jun-2021, 10:42
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By antonye
I also just checked the ST2 2001 Owner's Manual,...

I also just checked the ST2 2001 Owner's Manual, and the paint codes are in there on page 71 - see attached.
It looks like it is the same red used across all ST models. The 2003 ST4S has the same PPG...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 17-Jun-2021, 10:37
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By antonye
Thumbs up I think this is the info you need! Funnily...

I think this is the info you need!

Funnily enough, I was looking for something the other day and stumbled across this picture saved on my laptop, so I knew instantly where to find it when I read...
Forum: Supersports: SS / SuperSport / Supersport 950 16-May-2021, 13:56
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By antonye
Biker's Discount Store do some good quality...

Biker's Discount Store do some good quality replacement levers.
https://www.bikersdiscountstore.co.uk/
Forum: New User Introductions 27-Apr-2021, 00:40
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By antonye
Welcome! That sounds like quite a garage you...

Welcome! That sounds like quite a garage you have! I love the look of the ZX7R from the racing days, and always fancied the red version.

There's a technical section for all the different models,...
Forum: Technical - Help or Info - NON Motorcycle 04-Apr-2021, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By antonye
Ducati Mondo don't make their own, so they will...

Ducati Mondo don't make their own, so they will be someone else's with stickers and a premium added on top.

I have a couple of Bike Tek stands for my *onda and a front stand, and they are fine for...
Forum: Supersports: SS / SuperSport / Supersport 950 15-Mar-2021, 17:43
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By antonye
I wouldn't bother adjusting the new clock, just...

I wouldn't bother adjusting the new clock, just document what you did with pictures to back it up, so you can explain it if anyone asks. :up:
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 11-Mar-2021, 17:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By antonye
Hi Jim, long time no see! Hope you're keeping...

Hi Jim, long time no see! Hope you're keeping well.

Although the part numbers are different, there's lots of anecdotal evidence, and listings on ebay, that say the end cans are the same.

Apparently...
Forum: New User Introductions 09-Mar-2021, 17:51
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By antonye
Hi Franco! You're not too far away from a few of...

Hi Franco!

You're not too far away from a few of us in Chelmsford, Essex just up the A12.
Hyside have now moved out to Maldon just outside Chelmsford from the original place in Romford, and they...
Forum: Supersports: SS / SuperSport / Supersport 950 06-Mar-2021, 17:02
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By antonye
I use the 5 & 6 mm as it's definitely the...

I use the 5 & 6 mm as it's definitely the easiest way!

With the 2v engines it's only one cam so really easy to do it by yourself without really needing any kind of cam alignment/holder tool.

Just...
Forum: Supersports: SS / SuperSport / Supersport 950 05-Mar-2021, 11:20
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By antonye
Welcome! Belt changes on a 2v are very easy in...

Welcome!

Belt changes on a 2v are very easy in my opinion!

There are loads of videos on youtube showing you how to do it.

The main thing is to obviously set the tension correctly once you've done...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 13-Feb-2021, 14:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By antonye
Beauty! I do love the extra design that they put...

Beauty! I do love the extra design that they put into the later bikes; the flat sided fairing and the lines of the airbox into the seat look amazing!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 22-Jan-2021, 17:02
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By antonye
96518607B is for racing silencers (slip ons), and...

96518607B is for racing silencers (slip ons), and not the full system.

I'm not sure if it removes the exhaust valve or not (I don't think so) but it definitely won't remove the o2 sensors as they...
Forum: New User Introductions 24-Nov-2020, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By antonye
DOC = Desmo Owners Club, the offical...

DOC = Desmo Owners Club, the offical clubs.

https://docnz.co.nz/
Forum: New User Introductions 23-Nov-2020, 15:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By antonye
Welcome! Whereabouts are you in NZ? We know both...

Welcome! Whereabouts are you in NZ?
We know both DOC Nelson and DOC New Zealand guys, and they're all great fun so you should definitely join up :)
Forum: New User Introductions 17-Nov-2020, 11:54
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By antonye
Welcome Alan! Post some pics of your bike!

Welcome Alan! Post some pics of your bike!
Forum: DSC Website - Help and Notices 16-Oct-2020, 12:17
Replies: 1
Views: 1,647
Posted By antonye
Just a little update: I've been working on making...

Just a little update: I've been working on making the website more "mobile friendly" and so far we have the home page, recent posts and also forum pages working much better on smaller devices like...
Forum: Ducati Press Releases 05-Oct-2020, 16:09
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By antonye
Poor Tommy! Sounds like they need some more of...

Poor Tommy! Sounds like they need some more of those 50p washers in the clutch again :D :D :D
Forum: New User Introductions 24-Sep-2020, 16:31
Replies: 1
Views: 1,491
Posted By antonye
Thumbs up Welcome to the Club! If you need any help just...

Welcome to the Club! If you need any help just shout as lots of great info available, without the attitude of other places :D
Forum: Sport Touring: ST4 / ST3 / ST2 21-Sep-2020, 17:02
Replies: 3
Views: 2,432
Posted By antonye
Thumbs up I had a similar problem with a Honda CBR400RR...

I had a similar problem with a Honda CBR400RR that I am rebuilding. The headlight bulbs are 35/60W which are obviously not very bright (35W) for a headlight, but they're also £25 each and both had...
Forum: Supersports: SS / SuperSport / Supersport 950 20-Aug-2020, 14:21
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By antonye
What was this issue?

What was this issue?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Aug-2020, 13:15
Replies: 7
Views: 2,163
Posted By antonye
There's a thread here about Dayco vs Gates...

There's a thread here about Dayco vs Gates (Ducati OEM) belts...
https://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=83685
Forum: Supersports: SS / SuperSport / Supersport 950 08-Aug-2020, 12:17
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By antonye
53mm vs 50mm? You would be better off fitting...

53mm vs 50mm?

You would be better off fitting later SSie forks as they are a straight swap but the better (fully adjustable) Showa units.

You will also need to check the brake calipers (40mm vs...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Aug-2020, 12:02
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By antonye
The original Ducati Yuasa in my 2008 Hypermotard...

The original Ducati Yuasa in my 2008 Hypermotard is still going strong!
The Yuasa in the 748S has been there for nearly 3 years now and is like new.
The MotoBatt lasted 2 years almost to the day...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 06-Aug-2020, 11:50
Replies: 7
Views: 2,163
Posted By antonye
Belt materials have improved and will have been...

Belt materials have improved and will have been incorporated into all belts, so yes yours will be better (stronger, last longer, better construction, etc) than they would have been 20 years ago.

The...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Aug-2020, 16:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,163
Posted By antonye
Belts are very subjective... We all know that...

Belts are very subjective...

We all know that they should be changed because a failed belt can cause catastrophic failure.

However...

Belts can fail before a two year time and/or mileage limit if...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Aug-2020, 16:33
Replies: 1
Views: 1,181
Posted By antonye
I used to have Optimate 3s on all my bikes but...

I used to have Optimate 3s on all my bikes but one died unexpectedly and I couldn't bring it back to life.
Before I got round to buying one I picked up a cheap one from Aldi to give that a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Aug-2020, 16:31
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By antonye
I used to have Optimate 3s on all my bikes, but...

I used to have Optimate 3s on all my bikes, but when one died (and I couldn't figure out why!) I bought a cheap trickle charge from Aldi to replace it rather than another optimate.
The 748 now lives...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jul-2020, 15:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By antonye
Hi Dave, Do you have 2 or 3 yellow wires on your...

Hi Dave,

Do you have 2 or 3 yellow wires on your reg/rec?

Thereís quite a few options for both!
Forum: New User Introductions 19-Jul-2020, 15:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,213
Posted By antonye
Welcome to the forum! Loads of information in...

Welcome to the forum!

Loads of information in the 888 section which has been collected over the last 20 years, so have a look in there.

If you have any questions just post as someone will know the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Jul-2020, 15:57
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By antonye
Youíre in luck, thereís one on ebay right...

Youíre in luck, thereís one on ebay right now!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254581215732
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Jul-2020, 15:43
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By antonye
Thumbs up Here's a picture of the old MotoBatt fitted...

Here's a picture of the old MotoBatt fitted (before I removed it!) for reference.
You can see the YT-12 adapter is the black step under the battery.
It’s just a wedge that converts the YT-16...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Jul-2020, 15:34
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By antonye
You can simply fit the YT-12 (as used on the...

You can simply fit the YT-12 (as used on the later 998 and 748 bikes) and move the cables around.
The relays will now fit inside the battery holder instead of outside!
Ducati added a battery tray...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Jul-2020, 12:42
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By antonye
I had a MotoBatt (the yellow ones) that lasted...

I had a MotoBatt (the yellow ones) that lasted for 2 years before it died completely and couldn't be revived.
Fellow club member Andy had the same problem with TWO MotoBatt batteries in the same...
Forum: New User Introductions 26-Jun-2020, 13:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By antonye
I like the Tricolore design on that! Did you do...

I like the Tricolore design on that! Did you do it yourself or did the dealer?
Forum: New User Introductions 26-Jun-2020, 12:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By antonye
Help with posting images is in this...

Help with posting images is in this thread:
https://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=85276

:up:
Forum: Multistrada: Enduro / Pikes Peak / 1260 / 1200 / 1100 / 1000 04-Jun-2020, 17:17
Replies: 4
Views: 3,603
Posted By antonye
These normally fit inline with one of the sensors...

These normally fit inline with one of the sensors that are used to adjust the fuel - so either the atmospheric sensor, temperature sensor, etc - and override the value so that the engine management...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-May-2020, 19:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,937
Posted By antonye
They're called "well nuts" or...

They're called "well nuts" or "rubber nuts" and you can buy them off ebay quite cheap or at specialists.
Forum: New User Introductions 07-May-2020, 14:59
Replies: 1
Views: 1,479
Posted By antonye
Hi Joel, welcome to the forum. Whereabouts in...

Hi Joel, welcome to the forum.
Whereabouts in London? There are a few of using Chelmsford, Essex, so just 10 miles outside the M25 along the A12 and we often get together.

Now that Hyside has moved...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Apr-2020, 18:04
Replies: 1
Views: 1,659
Posted By antonye
Thumbs up You should be able to find an STM Evo 48T as they...

You should be able to find an STM Evo 48T as they are still being made!

Not cheap though, around £800 for the full clutch including the 48T STM plate set.
Forum: Ducati Press Releases 17-Apr-2020, 21:33
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By antonye
https://img-comment-fun.9cache.com/media/azE818b/a...

https://img-comment-fun.9cache.com/media/azE818b/a2KMWpwo_700w_0.jpg
Forum: DSC & Ducati Events 17-Mar-2020, 11:35
Replies: 1
Views: 2,927
Posted By antonye
Obviously given the current situation Ducati...

Obviously given the current situation Ducati Chelmsford are monitoring government advice and will notify everyone should the event change.

:up:
Forum: Club Discounts 10-Mar-2020, 17:42
Replies: 12
Views: 9,464
Posted By antonye
Thumbs up I got a notification today that 2020 kits have...

I got a notification today that 2020 kits have been dispatched and will arrive this week!

Don't worry ... they will be fully disinfected before being sent to all members! :D

Another update soon!
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