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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Way to talk me out of that 916 I've been lusting after. Honda RC51 it is!
    The Ducati forums are excellent for known issues with any model. Many problems are year specific that model Superlight had the swingarm fix on the last models I think.

    Later models are significantly better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    The Ducati forums are excellent for known issues with any model.
    That must be taking up a fair old chunk of the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    That must be taking up a fair old chunk of the Internet.




    I work on the theory the more polish I apply to mine the less chance of anything mechanical failing.

    Working so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Way to talk me out of that 916 I've been lusting after. Honda RC51 it is!
    I'm sure your Honda thingy has a list too.

    "I got my first Ducati
    Bought it back in 87
    Fixed it till my fingers bled
    All my wages went to Bevel Heaven

    Me and my Stahlwillie spanners
    Cost a grand and they tried real hard
    first gear went, followed by the crankshaft
    should have known I wouldn't get far

    Oh I look in the shed now
    That bike's been on hold forever
    And If I had the choice
    I could have been boxing clever
    Those were the most costly days of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Way to talk me out of that 916 I've been lusting after. Honda RC51 it is!
    I can see you finishing up with a CX500....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    I can see you finishing up with a CX500....
    Brown leather seat and pipe wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    What Grump said, It could have been that way for some time.

    Other issues they have are snapping head studs, alternator failures, cracks in frame, general poor finish especially engine paint finishes, its

    summed up as character.....

    Whist julie the 49 something rough round the edges, single mum from next door might be more reliable if were you call her and ask if she wants to go for a drink, than Miranda Kerr would be.
    But I know which one i would rather ride home on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    I can see you finishing up with a CX500....
    I cant even finish up the cb750....
    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

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    I very seldom don't have a ducati to fix these days! Did 18 runs down Meremere yesterday on my S4R and on the last on the timekeeper lady pointed at my oil breather pipe chucking oil out all over the rear tyre and such! Plus engine oil was dripping from the shock reservoir, probably coming from an accumulator tank under the seat. *sigh* here we go again, can't even be bothered with it at the moment..my other Duc is at motomagnet getting repairs done...
    Maybe I can get a cheap honda off HDC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    Whist julie the 49 something rough round the edges, single mum from next door might be more reliable if were you call her and ask if she wants to go for a drink, than say Miranda Kerr would be, granted.
    But I know which one i would rather ride home on.
    Are the Mods who like to give out infringements still around or buggered off like the rest?

    Meh.embedded pic.

    The Superlight never complains when I ride other bikes, most of which are about 10 years older. Despite newer models being available Superlight knows I can't be bothered with bike shops needless complication like FI and expensive bikes.
    Superlight knows it won't be traded in as older sibling Darmah despite being over 40 still has a place in the shed.
    However Superlight does not turn 40 for another 15 years and by then my pension may not stretch to $500 a year as the others are $50.

    JB Weld looks the business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    Maybe I can get a cheap honda off HDC?
    Several people have tried - but AFAIK he's still got the NC30. Good luck.




    [QUOTE=Voltaire;

    JB Weld looks the business.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Several people have tried - but AFAIK he's still got the NC30. Good luck.






    Now you're just trolling for thrills...
    Still got the NC30. The CB750 is almost back on the road and then it will go up on the bench........
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    Two trips to Machine Part Welding and its all sorted.
    Quite a bit involved as had to be ground right back, built up with weld, machined and reamed.
    Fortunately they did not have to break the chain.
    Taking the opportunity to fit a 14 tooth sprocket.
    Should have that ready for a Sunday ride.
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    Do welds in such places need to be certified .. ???
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Do welds in such places need to be certified .. ???
    No they don't.
    DeMyer's Laws - an argument that consists primarily of rambling quotes isn't worth bothering with.

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