Yeah I liked the sound of those D&D's too Sam but my neighbors probably hated them. Had to keep the garage door closed in the morning while warming up the bike with the choke on because those mofo's were definitely on the loud side.
Lol, a goal of mine is to own quite a few acres of land, plop on a tiny home and a garage (duh!), and then not have to worry about sound complaints from my neighbors. Have you heard cored D&Ds? Wow, they are still mostly baritone but there is a slightly raspier or higher pitch to the exhaust notes. It sounds so race-esque. It is difficult for me to describe but I'd love to have a set.
I'll be using an Ignitech TCI-P4 programmable ignition and a hall effects pick-up kit to get rid of the wasted spark. Bought both of those kits from Liam over at FastBikeGear in New Zealand.
I also have one of Liam's TPS mounting kits for the FCR carbs too but I won't be using it because I found out after I bought it that it only works with the racked carbs and not the split singles.
I have owned splits - never mounted them - but I tried inspecting why that adapter might now work but the the mounting points on the throttle mechanism seemed similar to the racked. I'm still not sure why it doesn't work. In any case it's possible a freelancer can mockup a 3D adapter, send it to you, and you may print it out at a local 3D printing shop. I'm learning 3D modeling right now because I want to 3D print different length and taper velocity stacks to test out which dimension is best for my riding. I unfortunately don't have splits otherwise I would have tried to 3D model an adapter for you.
From what I've heard they can be a bit of a pain on cold start up and you've gotta keep on top of the cable adjustments. I won't know for sure Sam until I get the bike back together and running so I guess we'll hafta wait and see.
I'd like to read the report. I live in Sacramento and it rarely reaches freezing. I'm still undecided if I want this bike to be more a mid-range torque monster or a top-end one. I have IE cams on my shelf, but racked FCRs. Maybe that is actually a nice balance to strike.
Yep. I've literally got a small mountain of boxes and boxes and boxes full of new parts for my rebuild Sam,been slowly collecting parts for quite a few years now. When I'm done there practically won't be a single part or system on my bike that won't be modified or updated in some way or other.
That's the cool thing about these old carby 900SS's,they're so easy to work on and there are so many different things that you can do to them to fix their inherent faults and update them. And the real beauty of it all is that it's all been done before. All you have to do is research through these 900SS forums and follow the instructions that other forum members have already presented in the threads.
Ducati.MS is a veritable gold mine of carby 900SS information,man I love this place!
Oh yeah! I have learned a lot on this forum and I'm amassing data and experience with a hands-on build. Ducvet especially has helped me a lot. I owe him a truck load of beers.
I've diffused my money among multiple Ducatis and never was able to really fully build one, but now I have quite a few major parts (BCM Pistals, FCR 41s w/ Ignitech, ported/polished/oversized heads, Nichol's flywheel and some other tid bits) and I'm picking up my third CR and the owner has done some major front-end work like 996 forks with 999 calipers machine to fit, and all kinds of bling and upgrades. Thus, I am thrilled
to marry my parts pin to that CR. Finally, some decent suspension! What rear shock are you planning on running?
If by SM you mean Sil Moto then no I won't be needing that exhaust. The Sil Moto spaghetti headers and Fast By Ferracci pipes that I have are both brand new in the box.
For their part the FBF pipes were made by Sil Moto Italia,says so right on the box so they're most likely the same or very similar to the pipes that Mike is selling. Thanks for the heads-up anyway though.
You're welcome. That's interesting that SM made FBF's pipes. It's reminds me of how Wiseco makes or at least used to make pistons for different brands. Can I ask - did the FBF pipes have as much as a premium as SM?
Btw, I realized my username can be read as "Sam Adhi" and you probably and understandably figured my name was Sam.
Here's a protracted answer if you're curious to know.
is a Sanskrit term in Hinduism that describes the final stage of one's meditative practice in which the individualistic sense of "I"-consciousness dissolves and thus all duality/relativity and appearance of phenomenality (internal or external) disappears. It is a state of non-action and silence thus allowing witness all actions and noise (this is a metaphorical description). If you've done psychedelics you probably know what I'm talking about (but that is not really the same as it's still being inside of a phenomenon).
Normally we are like a wave. We identify as separate from the ocean, constantly moving and rushing toward some objective, being broken by the shore. One can reach a state of consciousness where they realize that they are the entire ocean, but that requires giving up the smallness of identifying as a wave only. There are a few stages to samadhi and my guru in India mentioned how at the first stage he would forget what time it was, where he was (despite being in his own home), and even his own name, and that is a commonly reported side effect. The common denominator between all those things is that they are products of "I"-consciousness and simply phenomenon stuck in space and time, but samadhi takes us beyond space and time, thus it takes time if we are to adjust to this reality after deep meditation.
I have never reached samadhi, but there have been a few times where I felt weightless, and as still as statue, and stopped breathing. It also felt like my head was detached and it was floating in space and there was a sense of bliss coming from within. It is hard to describe. Somehow my meditation was done and I remember eventually opening my eyes and looked at the clock and realized hours had passed but it felt like a only a few minutes.
Anyways, samadhi doesn't come just by meditation. One must be a good person and help others. It is my ultimate goal in life. Samadhi and also Ducati =)