Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winters, Ca, USA
Bike: 1995 916
Why: This is a track/race only bike for me. I purchased it with a very high-strung full race Ferracci engine. It was vary fast and fairly powerful but also tempermental. Since I'm an old dog, learning a new trick (racing motorcycles), I decided it would be best to have something that required less maintenence. I've built many race only cars in my day so doing the swap didn't scare me. When I looked at prices for a good engine, that didn't scare me, so this was a natural. I'm convinced it will require less maintenence, it will have more power, which is good (I'm a big boy), and it's totally cool.
Set-up: 1995 916 frame, 1098R motor. Full 1098 wiring harness. 57mm exhaust (because that's what the 916 had). As mentioned elswhere, the airbox is my current hurdle but I see a way clear and will be moving full-steam-ahead soon.
December will be the first ride...Hopefully!
Winning isn't everything...YEAH RIGHT!!!
2007 Ducati 1098S
2008 Kawasaki Concours
1995 Ducati 916/1098R
Last edited by unbalanced; Nov 29th, 2011 at 7:04 pm.