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I just discovered a small hard rubber disc underneath my Sport 1000, as though it had fallen from somewhere on the bike. It is about the diameter of a nickel, and appears as though it may have been a movement stop, but I can't see from where it may have originated. Neither side of the disc has any adhesive, so it may have just been pressure fit somewhere. It is also a little wedge-shaped (or tapered), either by design or from having been squashed over time.

It is also possible that it came from somewhere else entirely and somehow ended up under the bike. I just want to make sure it is put back in place, if it indeed came off the Sport 1000. Does anyone recognize this thing?

 

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Just a guess but you may want to check the cooling fins on your motor on the left side. I have quite a few in between the fins, some have fallen out too.
 

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I removed all mine from between all cylinder/head fins, then weighed them. The savings was WAY cheaper than titanium bolts and the bike looks & sounds better too!
 

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yup - rubber sound dampeners. there were a couple of threads on this a while back. i yanked mine out with "special ducati tool #42" which consists of a small allen wrench clamped tightly in a pair of vice grips to make a little hook of sorts... reach in and pull them out one at a time. there are a whole lot of those little buggers once you start digging them out.

then you can paint half of 'em red, scratch a little 8/8 grid into your shop bench and play checkers with 'em on rainy afternoons... ;)
 

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NOOOO! Not those!!!

All the prior posts are completely wrong--those guys are just messing with you.

Those "rubber disks" are actually nonmagnetic torsion stress eliminators and without them your pistons rings will melt to the cylinder walls.

This problem is very rare and will require service from an expert. I'll drop by later today to pick up the bike.
 

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All the prior posts are completely wrong--those guys are just messing with you.

Those "rubber disks" are actually nonmagnetic torsion stress eliminators and without them your pistons rings will melt to the cylinder walls.

This problem is very rare and will require service from an expert. I'll drop by later today to pick up the bike.
you're kidding, right?
 

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That's a bike turd.

I just discovered a small hard rubber disc underneath my Sport 1000, as though it had fallen from somewhere on the bike. It is about the diameter of a nickel, and appears as though it may have been a movement stop, but I can't see from where it may have originated. Neither side of the disc has any adhesive, so it may have just been pressure fit somewhere. It is also a little wedge-shaped (or tapered), either by design or from having been squashed over time.

It is also possible that it came from somewhere else entirely and somehow ended up under the bike. I just want to make sure it is put back in place, if it indeed came off the Sport 1000. Does anyone recognize this thing?

 

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Bike turds are either rice shaped or mis-shaped. That is a duck-turd, as even a turd from a duc is nicely engineered.
 

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All the prior posts are completely wrong--those guys are just messing with you.

Those "rubber disks" are actually nonmagnetic torsion stress eliminators and without them your pistons rings will melt to the cylinder walls.

This problem is very rare and will require service from an expert. I'll drop by later today to pick up the bike.
No, No, No, No, No. They're Flux Capacitors.
 

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Now I get why these bikes cost more...
 

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removal

can anyone tell me where these are all located so I can dump them, or point me in the direction of the previous threads, could not find anything.
 

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I don't know... I think he was serious. Barfer, don't lie!
 

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I thought they were 'ducati seeds'.... I was going to try planting one in the greenhouse. But then I remembered... I don't have a greenhouse.
 
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