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Old 08-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #21
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I thought about bleeding my clutch. Haven't gotten much past that, though.

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:15 PM   #22
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I thought about bleeding my clutch. Haven't gotten much past that, though.
Guh, you and me both. Clutch fluid is turning to root beer. Just so damn lazy...

Picked up my new clutch springs, painted a replacement nut, and will be attaching said nut to the frame with epoxy as a replacement for the nut that was broken off by the previous owner when they removed the pillion pegs.

Probably swap out the clutch springs as well.

In another month or two, it'll be time to repack the clutch and perform a valve job. Bleh. At least this thing's easy to work on.

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #23
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painted a replacement nut, and will be attaching said nut to the frame with epoxy as a replacement for the nut that was broken off by the previous owner when they removed the pillion pegs.
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Lol.
Rad.

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:01 PM   #24
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I didn't put my chain guard on right the other day after cleaning the chain and when riding to work today it came loose. that was fun

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #25
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Removed the backrest and luggage rack from my Vulcan and added Mutazu HL saddle bags.


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Old 08-09-2012, 12:10 PM   #26
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #27
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I splatted about a thousand bugs on the windshield.

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #28
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What brand chain is that??? I need an orange one....

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #29
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washing it in 5 before bike night

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #30
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What brand chain is that??? I need an orange one....
Its an EK. They actually have a orange one too... lol

I thought it was cool that it came with a rivet style master link as well.

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #31
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Looked at it for first time in 11 weeks!!! (Back from Alaska) Will be riding it this evening.
WAAAAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 08-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #32
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I got to ride her today! She ran good! Oh how I love to ride!

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Old 08-09-2012, 03:54 PM   #33
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Looked at it for first time in 11 weeks!!! (Back from Alaska) Will be riding it this evening.
WAAAAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I like that decal - pretty appropriate for that machine. AND it's good for...at least...13 hp?

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #34
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Swapped the timing belts on my '07 1098 that has 2k miles. The interval from Ducati is so stupid... change them every 2 years regardless of mileage. Whatever. Changed them anyway. The oe 5 year old belts looked like new.

As I was buying ridiculously expensive belts ($35 each) and spark plugs ($42 each) from a dealer that isn't in Seattle I just about came unglued on the parts guy. He asked if I was changing my own belts. Um, yeah, duh. He then informed me that if I didn't have the factory tools and wasn't following the factory procedure then this would be the end of my bike and civilization as we know it.

It made the test ride tonight on a perfectly running bike that much better lol. Parts guy if you are reading this I'm sorry I got short with you. But hey next time drop the attitude with paying customers in the act of buying horrifically overpriced hardware from you.






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Old 08-10-2012, 12:50 AM   #35
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I like that decal - pretty appropriate for that machine. AND it's good for...at least...13 hp?
Dunno, butt dyno is wonky, but it does a fine job of covering a grind hole in that fairing!!!

Been addicted to STICKERS!!!! since the 60's.
<<<Even my old fish boat has a Fast Bike (brit bike mag) sticker on a window.

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Old 08-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #36
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Swapped the timing belts on my '07 1098 that has 2k miles. The interval from Ducati is so stupid... change them every 2 years regardless of mileage. Whatever. Changed them anyway. The oe 5 year old belts looked like new.

As I was buying ridiculously expensive belts ($35 each) and spark plugs ($42 each) from a dealer that isn't in Seattle I just about came unglued on the parts guy. He asked if I was changing my own belts. Um, yeah, duh. He then informed me that if I didn't have the factory tools and wasn't following the factory procedure then this would be the end of my bike and civilization as we know it.

It made the test ride tonight on a perfectly running bike that much better lol. Parts guy if you are reading this I'm sorry I got short with you. But hey next time drop the attitude with paying customers in the act of buying horrifically overpriced hardware from you.
You probably already know this, but Ducati engines are 'interference' design, so it would be a really bad thing for a belt to fail. Granted, I typically won't be changing a belt until it shows physical signs of degradation, but one snap is all it takes to destroy half the engine. $35 for a single timing belt isn't actually a bad price. Changing them out every 2 years shows lack of faith in their construction though. Makes me wonder if GoodYear has an OE replacement.

But WTF is with those spark plugs? I've never spent that much on a single plug, even on my race car engines. For that price, it had better be a 100,000-mile-plus plug! Only reason to replace something like that is if it's showing signs of failure. That's just crazy.

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #37
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Added a charger for my phone, which I use to listen to my toons. Wish I had done it the day I got it to charge my phone (the the battery was dead, i.e. no longer chargeable, but found it the charger I was using was bad) and then I would have had music to listen too instead of singing bits and pieces of Puccini's "Turandot" to myself.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #38
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You probably already know this, but Ducati engines are 'interference' design, so it would be a really bad thing for a belt to fail. Granted, I typically won't be changing a belt until it shows physical signs of degradation, but one snap is all it takes to destroy half the engine. $35 for a single timing belt isn't actually a bad price. Changing them out every 2 years shows lack of faith in their construction though. Makes me wonder if GoodYear has an OE replacement.

But WTF is with those spark plugs? I've never spent that much on a single plug, even on my race car engines. For that price, it had better be a 100,000-mile-plus plug! Only reason to replace something like that is if it's showing signs of failure. That's just crazy.
Yah, belt breaks or slips and valves go boom. Got it.

And no, I disagree, Ducati has complete faith in the belt construction and the quality of the entire timing gear/belt/tensioner/idler arrangement. It is top shelf hardware all of it. The new belts from Ducati say "Gates" as well as "Ducati" on them. The 5 year old belts I just took off were perfect in every way.

The 2 year interval, IMO, is 1% to cover their ass if in fact a belt does have a problem for some bizarre reason. Then they can say "We told you to change it, sorry." The other 99% of the reason, the real reason, is a money grab.

There are many new Ducatis on showroom floors in dealer inventory that are 2 years old or older. I guarantee the dealers are not replacing the belts before they sell the bike. They get sold and then the bike comes in for a 600 mile service. At which point the service advisor tells the customer that they should also change the belts due to age and that will only add $300 - $500 to the cost of the service depending on which model it is. I'd hate to be that advisor!

The plugs, in this case, are NGK MAR10A-J which go for about $15 online. But if you want the convenience of picking them up at the dealer in a Ducati box the price goes up to $42 lol. I have no problem paying dealer inflated prices generally speaking. But when you get attitude along with the retail "experience" I get a little irked.


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Old 08-10-2012, 12:02 PM   #39
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I Ride: A POS times 3
bought a used 2009 KLR

pannier reflectors
rear reflector and side markers (PO discarded them)
new AGM battery
oil change
K&N airfilter
55 watt HIDs
replaced mismatched seat hardware
installed ZX14 horn (stock one was worthless)
LED taillight
New tank bag
new Michelin Anakee's ready for mounting
radar detector mounted

list of pending.
New levers
Admore lighting kit
Oxford Heated grips
Gerbing heated vest power cord
fork brace
plate light

now for some Malbec wine!




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Old 08-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #40
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Thats a tricked out Killa !!

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