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Author Topic: The Worst Ducati in Dallas  (Read 2881 times)

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #30 on: Sep 19, 2017, 13:14:41 »
Nice !!

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #31 on: Sep 20, 2017, 21:39:02 »
Superb!
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Offline rentedshoes

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #32 on: Oct 04, 2017, 10:51:03 »
Turns out that the internet was right. These forks bolted straight up. Before anybody asks, the forks were just slapped in. I donít plan on running them that high in the yokes. Iím going to set it as close as possible to factory rake/trail settings for that bike.
Wheels will be a little bit of a thing as the axle is much larger in diameter.  Iíve got my eye on a set meant for the 848 that should do the trick.

The speedo drive will be the other issue. I believe the 848 gets speed information from the trans. But Ohlins and radial mount monoblock calipers are a win.








Iíve got two big pieces that should be arriving in the next couple of weeks. Then the fun really starts.

Completely related, anybody want a Ducati front end?  ;)
1997 Ducati 748 Superbike
2015 Aprilia RSV4 Factory
2006 BMW R1200 GS
2009 Triumph Daytona (SOLD
2006 Monster 695 (SOLD)
1972 CB175 (SOLD)

Offline brad black

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #33 on: Oct 06, 2017, 21:07:05 »
axle diameter should still be 25mm, but the rh end of the 848 axle is much larger, and the 848 axle nut goes into the fork leg, so it too is larger.  i'd almost say with an 848 axle the 748 wheels and speedo drive (no tang to lock it tho) would go straight in.  but the disc offset is possibly wrong, altho that might be crap.

Offline rentedshoes

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #34 on: Oct 09, 2017, 20:20:34 »
axle diameter should still be 25mm, but the rh end of the 848 axle is much larger, and the 848 axle nut goes into the fork leg, so it too is larger.  i'd almost say with an 848 axle the 748 wheels and speedo drive (no tang to lock it tho) would go straight in.  but the disc offset is possibly wrong, altho that might be crap.

Yea, I think you are right. Since I am planning on ditching the stock instruments I'll probably just buy a front wheel for an 848. The research I have done says I'll need offset rotors. Since I have to buy a wheel, axle and rotors, I'll just buy the right stuff for the front end and probably use a magnet-type speedo. I mean, speed is relative any way.
1997 Ducati 748 Superbike
2015 Aprilia RSV4 Factory
2006 BMW R1200 GS
2009 Triumph Daytona (SOLD
2006 Monster 695 (SOLD)
1972 CB175 (SOLD)

Offline rentedshoes

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #35 on: Nov 22, 2017, 22:18:46 »
Well, itís true. The waiting is in fact the hardest part. But the wait is over. At least for my tank.






Yea, the weaves are different but Iím likely going to trim the airbox down so that the 1k weave is only visible inside. Also, there will be paint.

Now I am just waiting on the seat/tail section before moving any further forward.



Here she sits, waiting for more parts.
1997 Ducati 748 Superbike
2015 Aprilia RSV4 Factory
2006 BMW R1200 GS
2009 Triumph Daytona (SOLD
2006 Monster 695 (SOLD)
1972 CB175 (SOLD)

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #36 on: Nov 23, 2017, 09:41:23 »
Very nice. I wish my shop was as clean as yours. Is the tank lined?, I though petrol and cf were a bad mix long term. Please keep the updates coming, I am enjoying seeing this Ducati transform

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #37 on: Nov 23, 2017, 13:30:22 »
Very nice. I wish my shop was as clean as yours. Is the tank lined?, I though petrol and cf were a bad mix long term. Please keep the updates coming, I am enjoying seeing this Ducati transform

Thanks for the compliment on the shop. I built my last bike in relative squalor and disorganization. So, when I built out the garage at this house, I was very particular. A place for everything and what not.

As for the tank, I'm not entirely sure if it needs any treatment before introducing fuel. The manufacturer made no mention of this. And if I recall, ethanol is the component of fuel that doesn't play right with the resins. However, I'm sure somebody on here knows better than me.

Finally, I have a question for you fellas. I'm planning on altering the exhaust to a single muffler. I despise under-tail exhausts. As such, I am going to have to fab a chunk of the exhaust. Is there a formula to calculate the "one" pipe diameter of a two-into-one exhaust? I suppose I could measure the Arrow headers where they come from the head, there us a two-into-one collector just after the head and come up with a ratio of diameters. Or do I simply need to keep the same internal "area" of the pipes after they merge?
1997 Ducati 748 Superbike
2015 Aprilia RSV4 Factory
2006 BMW R1200 GS
2009 Triumph Daytona (SOLD
2006 Monster 695 (SOLD)
1972 CB175 (SOLD)

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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #38 on: Nov 23, 2017, 17:28:16 »
Man that gas tank looks amazing! I would definitely check with the manufacturer before putting in pump gas. Usually carbon fiber/fiberglass tanks are used for racing where racing fuel is used so there is no ethanol to eat the resin. If you're using pump gas I'm almost positive you need to seal it with a deferent type of epoxy unless the manufacturer already did that of course.

The collector should be only 2 or 3 sizes bigger than the primary. Common size on a 2>1 with 1.5" primaries is 1.75-1.875" collector
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Re: The Worst Ducati in Dallas
« Reply #39 on: Nov 23, 2017, 18:25:39 »
Caswell have a good epoxy sealer.

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