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post #761 of 1211 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2018, 12:46 pm
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Getting rid of discoloured and dirty paint that canít be cleaned properly on the front part of the horizontal cylinder. Here the paint has been stripped on horizontal cylinder head down to and including the first row of cooling fins. Light buffing and polishing brings out a nice alu finish that complement the painted part nicely. Not completely done yet, but it gives a nice surface that can easily be cleaned and look like ďnewĒ with some light buffing. Scratches are also easily polished away.
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post #762 of 1211 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2018, 3:53 pm
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Installed a Pro Oiler on the new to me SS

Here is the Junction box, pump and Oil tank. There is a GPS sensor in there too, but it is tucked up under the plastic so you can't see it.



Here is the controller mounted on the triple clamp.



And the oil nozzle at the rear sprocket.



I have had these on my last three chain drive bikes and will never own a chain drive bike again without one.

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post #763 of 1211 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2018, 7:03 pm
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All to their own, but unless you ride in all weather/all year/winter/long distance tourer/donít do regular maintenance, I would never bother with an automatic oiler system. The complexity and instalment of such a system to do a job a rag and a can of chain oil can do (better).

As said, unless you ride in some extreme conditions or donít bother with regular maintenance, this is total over-complicating a simple job. The amount of things you need to install, a control device on the steering stem, the applicator on the swingarm (drilling into the swingarm), boxes and oil reservoirs under the seat and in the side fairings, all wired together with wiring and tubes.....come on! This is a SS not a ST :-)
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post #764 of 1211 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2018, 2:33 am
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Oiler? Maybe I am missing something but this apparatus brings to mind:


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All to their own, but unless you ride in all weather/all year/winter/long distance tourer/donít do regular maintenance, I would never bother with an automatic oiler system. The complexity and instalment of such a system to do a job a rag and a can of chain oil can do (better).

As said, unless you ride in some extreme conditions or donít bother with regular maintenance, this is total over-complicating a simple job. The amount of things you need to install, a control device on the steering stem, the applicator on the swingarm (drilling into the swingarm), boxes and oil reservoirs under the seat and in the side fairings, all wired together with wiring and tubes.....come on! This is a SS not a ST :-)
I will disagree with your assessment that a rag and a can of chain lube is better.

Nothing works better than this automatic system, and it extends chain life.
First bike I put one on (Suzuki RF 900) didn't have a center stand, so apply chain lube was a pain. I never had to adjust the chain between putting new rear tires on.

Funny you mentioned sts, cause I also put one of these on the ST4s I had. Don't know how old the chain and sprockets were when I got the bike. But I didn't replace then until after I put 18,000 miles on the bike. Guy who owns the shop that replaced it for me sais he had never seen a chain go that long.

So as usual, everyone has their own opinions.
I will keep my chain oiler, cause it makes the chain last longer and keeps it much cleaner. Side benefit is clean up of the rear rim is easier. This oil comes off the wheel much easier than any canned chain lube I have ever used.

As to the smoke screen comment, NO. It doesn't use that much oil.
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Carbon fibre; have been thinking about it for awhile, finally did it 'cos they became available locally!
FWIW they are both genuine Ducati Performance parts (part numbers imprinted underneath).

The rub mark on rear tyre is from the original hugger; the plastic split near a mount point.
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Finally got the time to put the bike back together.
Did the full tune up, added the chain oiler, changed gearing.

Since I had the exhaust off to remove the rear wheel, thought I would give it a start before putting them back on.

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Then I put the exhaust back on and started it up again.

http://karlsgarage.com/pictures/duckstart2.MOV

Unfortunately the 4 inches of snow right outside my garage door means no test ride yet to see how much better she runs with the valves in spec.

Maybe I'll get a warm day next week.

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Assembly begun.
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Carbon fibre; have been thinking about it for awhile, finally did it 'cos they became available locally!
FWIW they are both genuine Ducati Performance parts (part numbers imprinted underneath).

The rub mark on rear tyre is from the original hugger; the plastic split near a mount point.
Nothing better than can original CF part! Mine were very faded and spotty. After having them finely sanded and clear coated they improved dramatically - but certainly not up to the original. Any ideas how to keep them from fading again??
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Itís very easy to keep them from fading again. Park the bike in your living room, but donít put it by any window with direct sun.

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