You mentioned earlier that you use an untrasonic cleaner for some parts. Could you the ultrasonic for calipers as well or will this damage the finish?
The ultrasonic cleaner doesn't normally remove paint if you use a noninvasive fluid.You mentioned earlier that you use an untrasonic cleaner for some parts. Could you the ultrasonic for calipers as well or will this damage the finish?
This prompted me to try a vacuum bleeder and I have never looked back.Bolting on the brakes isn't difficult, but bleeding them can be a pain. The rear caliper has to be rotated to the top so that all the air is removed. My friend, Mike helped with that as I don't have three hands. The front required some time to get the master cylinder bled out; the front calipers were relatively easy after that. It is a pleasure having fresh brakes and fluid.
I've had the cheap-o $25 one from Harbor Freight for about 3 years now. It's been a fantastic help on the countless brake jobs I've done (and clutch jobs), both cars and motorcycles, but I agree, it doesn't solve all bleeding problems. I have had to finish a number of jobs by manually bleeding.I have a vacuum bleeder, but it isn't the end-all to bleeding problems. It is also messy. I haven't owned one that doesn't leak brake fluid at some point (hand pump type).
This made me curious so I looked the 01 m750 should have been a carby which is good but they used a vacuum fuel pump NOT a electric one. If you used a electric one from a monster it may be for an injected bike which may overpower your floats. Just double check you save yourself some headaches later. Carbys need a low pressure pump .a 2001 750 Monster fuel pump was pressed into service. It tested fine, but had a different style electrical plug. The old one was a bolt-on style and the newer one had a more modern push-in plug. I made a wiring splice into the old harness using the newer plug. Problem solved!
Thanks Ducvet, it should work as the M750 was a carb version and the fuel line system is recirculating before the carbs so I don't see a problem with pressure. The recirculation line has a restrictor in it which, while crude, allows for a minor pressure differential. So it is this restriction that creates the pressure to the carbs and not the pump.This made me curious so I looked the 01 m750 should have been a carby which is good but they used a vacuum fuel pump NOT a electric one. If you used a electric one from a monster it may be for an injected bike which may overpower your floats. Just double check you save yourself some headaches later. Carbys need a low pressure pump .
Yesterday, I was able to ride the 900SS around the block to test that all systems were a go. The idle still needs some adjustment, but the throttle response is good, the brakes work and the suspension suspends. All the lights work which is one of my pet peeves; I hate it when things don't work.
With the shake down run over, I bolted on the fairing and the mirrors for an extended run. The chain needed some adjustment, but there are no concerning issues like oil/fuel/brake fluid leaks.
I have to say it is looking pretty good now with all the major parts bolted on. One area that is starting to catch my eye is the chopped rear fender/plate holder and the obviously incorrect turn signals. That is something I will have to address later by ordering new parts from Ducati. For now, I will ride the bike a bit and enjoy it.
The extended ride went well. I like the handling and while not as razor sharp as my modified 900SSie, it still rolls the corners well. The engine is nice and torquey with adequate top end power for the street. I mean, how fast do you want to go in modern traffic anyway? All in all, I would say job done mechanically except for some more idle fiddling.