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Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By DesmoDog
The good news is you won't need an impact driver...

The good news is you won't need an impact driver with a JIS tip to get it apart.

Well, ok, it sounds like it's already apart. But still...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7,270
Views: 3,321,095
Posted By DesmoDog
I think he meant standard rather than slandered...

I think he meant standard rather than slandered but auto correct thought differently.
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By DesmoDog
Service intervals on the new Monsters are 9000...

Service intervals on the new Monsters are 9000 miles for an oil change and 18,000 miles for belts and valves. I had no idea until I went to see an 821 Monster.

I'm thinking I'll be ordering one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,487
Posted By DesmoDog
Firing ORDER is trivial and the same. Piston one...

Firing ORDER is trivial and the same. Piston one will fire, then piston two, followed by piston one, etc. Firing INTERVAL is different. It has to be, if the crank has a common crankpin and yes it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,354
Posted By DesmoDog
I don't know but he did the same thing on another...

I don't know but he did the same thing on another forum I'm on. It was an RD350 I made a racebike out of quite a few years ago. Funny thing was, the picture he posted was of a bike I bought and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,354
Posted By DesmoDog
I'm not worried so much about something happening...

I'm not worried so much about something happening to the bike. For me, I'm finding that I think more about what I could do with the money than I do about having/riding the bike. A 900ss I used to own...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,835
Posted By DesmoDog
Nice! :thumb A Snortster has been on...

Nice! :thumb


A Snortster has been on my project list for quite a few years, and this thread is very inspirational...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,810
Posted By DesmoDog
For under $4k I'd be looking for a 900ss/sp......

For under $4k I'd be looking for a 900ss/sp... but if you like small Monsters then sure, why not? The two valve engines are relatively easy to maintain. In 20+ years of Ducati ownership I've only...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 18,052
Posted By DesmoDog
"LOE"? EDIT: Unrelated but why does the...

"LOE"?

EDIT: Unrelated but why does the capitol "LOE" keep resetting to lower case? Oh sure, now that I typed more it doesn't do it anymore… I should know not to post before noon...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,534
Posted By DesmoDog
Yes, most Ducatis have a large turning radius....

Yes, most Ducatis have a large turning radius. I'm having a hard time beleiving someone went wide at an intersection because of this though, they aren't THAT limited. In 20+ years of riding them I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,354
Posted By DesmoDog
Forgive the zombie thread but I've been working...

Forgive the zombie thread but I've been working on bike stuff and thought I'd give an update on this one. This bike hasn't seen much use recently. I had intended on continuing to work on it and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-28-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,715
Posted By DesmoDog
2 1/2 years? Pffft. You're still a newb. :D ...

2 1/2 years? Pffft. You're still a newb. :D

I've had this one going for at least six years now. The build thread (see sig) is five years old already. Started life as a 250 Monza. Now it has a 350...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 167,583
Posted By DesmoDog
HEY! You changed pics of the 851! I went to quote...

HEY! You changed pics of the 851! I went to quote it and couldn't figure out why the heck I was getting a different pic in the quote than on the original...

Anyway, your original shot reminded me...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 18,052
Posted By DesmoDog
Sad but true...

Sad but true...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 18,052
Posted By DesmoDog
Based on what I remember my 996 feeling like the...

Based on what I remember my 996 feeling like the first time I got on it (almost 15 years ago now...) I'm wondering if some of what you find uncomfortable might be simply unfamiliar? I remember...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 98,751
Posted By DesmoDog
well, it's mostly black! ...

well, it's mostly black!

http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/IMG_4223_xl.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 18,052
Posted By DesmoDog
1. No bike I've ever bought has had service...

1. No bike I've ever bought has had service records. I've also never bought a used bike that didn't need work, no matter what the seller tells you.

2. I'd venture to say the majority of 9 year...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,804
Posted By DesmoDog
You need to get out more, it's a big world out...

You need to get out more, it's a big world out there! :D

I was going to post a picture of my 996 but while I was looking for a decent picture I started to realize I've made a lot of mods to it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,217
Posted By DesmoDog
Ducati.com shows it as debuting at WDW2014, which...

Ducati.com shows it as debuting at WDW2014, which doesn't start until July 18th.
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By DesmoDog
^^^What he said FWIW the 796 Monster will...

^^^What he said

FWIW the 796 Monster will never be much of a "collectors item" as far as Ducatis go. Last aircooled twin? Trivial detail, no one will care. The 796 will never be the top of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,217
Posted By DesmoDog
The days of $5000 MSRP Ducatis are gone, never to...

The days of $5000 MSRP Ducatis are gone, never to return. Does anyone build a 500ish single for under $5k? If Honda doesn't/can't, to expect Ducati to is a bit far fetched IMHO. Sure, we can dream,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,893
Posted By DesmoDog
There have been water cooled monsters for at...

There have been water cooled monsters for at least ten years. I'd think people would be over it by now.

Though I prefer the aircooled versions too...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,508
Posted By DesmoDog
Looks like it turned out pretty nice, I like the...

Looks like it turned out pretty nice, I like the tank!

My bike struggles to break 60mph on level ground. It's got larger wheels too (17") and it's not rpm that limits top speed with my gearing,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,508
Posted By DesmoDog
Thanks for the info, I should probably just bite...

Thanks for the info, I should probably just bite the bullet and spend the cash. Anything to get moving on that thing again.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 179,666
Posted By DesmoDog
I heard the same thing from a Ducati fan, I'm...

I heard the same thing from a Ducati fan, I'm pretty sure it's true.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 856,311
Posted By DesmoDog
LOL Does that make you a bimble or a...

LOL

Does that make you a bimble or a bimbler?

I have a riding buddy from Manchester so I'm familiar with the term. He's a liar though, he never goes for a bimble, that's just what he tells...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,508
Posted By DesmoDog
Pics would be cool, thanks. I REALLY need to get...

Pics would be cool, thanks. I REALLY need to get back to work on my 350... either that or get rid of it. I've got way too many projects sitting around and that's even after selling a few...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By DesmoDog
No they arent' extremely heavy but still heavy...

No they arent' extremely heavy but still heavy enough where there may be situations it's better to step away and let it fall over. (Parking lot stuff, I'm not talking about "laying it down to avoid a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,508
Posted By DesmoDog
That should probably work. I'm thikning about...

That should probably work. I'm thikning about extending the pipe on my 350 too. I'm keeping the bent kickstart lever around though, more too keep my ankle from hitting the foot peg than because of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,002
Posted By DesmoDog
Is it bad that I think the car is way cooler than...

Is it bad that I think the car is way cooler than the bike?
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,508
Posted By DesmoDog
Looking good. Have you worked out the...

Looking good.

Have you worked out the exhaust routing yet? Putting the rearsets in the passenger peg mounts means the shifter typically interferes with the muffler if it's left in teh stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,270
Views: 3,321,095
Posted By DesmoDog
I agree with you up to the clubmans comment, and...

I agree with you up to the clubmans comment, and for the record to me those look like standard bars turned upside down, not clubmans.

Regarding clubmans, the biggest problem I see with them is...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7,270
Views: 3,321,095
Posted By DesmoDog
That will depend on how wide the rim it's being...

That will depend on how wide the rim it's being mounted on is.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,508
Posted By DesmoDog
A collection of spare parts I put together while...

A collection of spare parts I put together while working on other projects, I was going to cut th etank down but never got around to it. It's a stalled project at this point, but I originally...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,368
Posted By DesmoDog
Have you got a link to that thread? I'm not...

Have you got a link to that thread? I'm not finding it with a quick search.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,195
Posted By DesmoDog
According to my buddy who has one, the converter...

According to my buddy who has one, the converter can heat up the system to where the brake won't hold the bike on a hill. He "solved" it by putting an aftermarket exhaust on (no converter) and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,195
Posted By DesmoDog
The two valve Ducatis have a closing shim that...

The two valve Ducatis have a closing shim that looks like a top hat. the surfaces you need to measure are not easy to get to so there are a couple little gizmos you'll want to have. Other than that I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,195
Posted By DesmoDog
I'm glad you like your Superhawk and there's no...

I'm glad you like your Superhawk and there's no reason you shouldn't, but the buy-in on a Ducati doesn't have to be anywhere near ten times what you paid for it. Of course I don't know how much that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,195
Posted By DesmoDog
Here's the thing, , if you are truly bitten...

Here's the thing, , if you are truly bitten nothing anyone says will matter, and if you have to be talked into it you shouldn't buy one anyway.

In general if you have other debt and doubts about...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By DesmoDog
So your frame hasn't got numbers stamped into it...

So your frame hasn't got numbers stamped into it either then?

My narrowcases have matching numbers too... even the one that's just an engine, a title, and a foil tag...
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