When installing the Nichols motor mount bolts, I was a bit surprised to see the amount of gap between the motor and frame when the I loosened the OEM bolt. I had expected a fairly tight interference fit between motor and frame. Instead, there was about a 1/16" gap. Not a big deal, in fact when considering manufacturing processes, I probably should be surprised that it wasn't bigger .
Following the Nichols instructions, the install went easily. I'm looking forward to see if I can feel any difference. Doubtful, but who knows?
Thanks, man. The seller was a great guy to meet. He's got more mind blowing projects going on right now than I think I've ever had a hand in. After I put them on, the wife came out to take a look. She said she could hear the bike from all the way inside the house (my workspaces in the shop away from the house). She approved
I got that bar switch from Bike Sport Developments in the UK. They offer it in both 4 or 5 button style. They also offer a matching 2 button run/kill start switch.
The buttons come in your choice of colors and you can have the bar switch configured any way you like using either momentary or latching type switches.
You can also have the top of the switch housing custom engraved if you like.
The quality is exceptional but as everyone knows quality ain't cheap.
I rode it... Rode it some more... And a few days ago watched it roll over 42,XXX miles. Since my ownership, I haven't done anything more then adjust belt tension and change the oil/filter. Although I will be doing something to it soon.. Don't know when or what yet.
This afternoon I lightly cleaned and prepped the SS for a track day tomorrow... It saves a lot of time when the bike is still taped up and I never got around to putting the mirrors back on after the last track day.
I also spent some time trying to figure out where I could mount a go-pro camera. I'm wondering if there's a way to put a Ram mount using the bolt holes for one of the mirror mounts?
Been commuting on Suzuki GSX1000S for 4 years and put 60k miles on it. Before that had Honda CB and kawa. Never rode Ducati before.
Switched to 2019 Supersport S and had my first ride today. 40miles/50min trip.
First impression, compared to GSX:
1) Great control. Super light and nimble, true...
So, i have amassed a large amount of bevel/belt junk over my years of having ducs and have finally decided to build something out of my mess. my goal is buy as little as i can to build it, with the exception of proper safety/ running gear. i have a wrecked 860 frame, a couple 900/750ss frames in...
Might be a stupid noob question but I really don't know much about electronics so...
Which wires should I use to lengthen the wires coming from an Ignitech ignition?
I forgot to ask for a longer wire harnass when I ordered the Ignitech and now the wires are just a few centimeters to short to...
Found underneath the bike when reinstalling the carbs. Looks like it might be some kind of guide/retainer for the over/under throttle cables. But, can't find it in the parts diagrams, and can't figure out how it might be installed.