whhoaa thanks for the tip... I changed the oil successfully but i didnt get your warnings till after and luckily i opted to leave the bolt alone... I also flushed all brake and clutch fluid, and radiator luckily, Looks like in ride to ride for the first time
erniespts14, I just did a search on the old site and found a great step by step instruction on how to change the oil on a SBK and generac. It is Bucklew and also has tourge values on all that you have asked. It also has photos. I did this search because my 748 is coming up on an oil change in the very near future. Hope this helps.
The first time I did an oil change on my Duc I took it out. I played with it for awhile trying to figure out why Ducati put it in there. I gave up on trying to figure out why it was there.
NOW I KNOW...
I put it back in and have not had any problems with leaks. I guess I was lucky.... wait, I am never lucky.... who knows....
I believe the hex is a 10mm for the oilmesh. If you have a bike newer then -01 then it´s a 15mm bolt.
The small bolt UNDER the oilmesh.. well.. I´ve heard people using permanent loctite and getting a good seal with that, together with a new crush-washer.
Since you´ve put it back.. Leave it and see. If it starts sweating or dripping, then go with a crush-washer and loctite. Just make sure to clean the threads with brakecleen or some other de-greaser first.
I have a 748 that was running fine when I bought it this past summer. I rode the bike a total of maybe 5 miles after buying and then the ECU died after replacing the battery (my fault I gather).
Fast forward a few months later and the ECU is working but now the compression is low on...
Thank you everyone for your help so far and for answering my retarded questions. I am rebuilding a 2016 959 which was in an accident.
Bought the bike for 4k, not sure what I will do with it after (probably keep it) but I enjoy the me time in the garage.. Here are some pics so far.
Hi I'm new here but figured I could seek some advise from some people who know more than me:
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