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hi all, an update to my crash post a few weeks ago: http://www.ducati.ms/forums/77-sport-classic/142237-quick-way-remove-instrument-chrome-ooops.html
I just got my bike back from the garage (after costly repairs) and my mechanic showed me the reason i crashed. I thought I'd just hit gravel as i blipped the throttle BUT it appears that there was a mechanical fault. The rear brake has an anchoring point/ pin thing on the swinging arm to keep it in place under braking - this had sheered off - causing the caliper to rotate and jam itself closed between the s/a and the tyre. Fortunately i wasn't traveling too fast (20mph?), but it explains why i lost control at such slow speed
I've now had a new pin welded right through the swinging arm and all seems fine but its worrying. Anyone else experienced this problem? i dread to think of the consequences of this thing breaking at high speed - Thoughts?
 

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Wow that is scary, I know the pin you're referring to but it seems surprising to me that it would sheer off, it's a pretty solid part (at least on my biposto, maybe smaller on the monos?). The caliper plate shouldn't be putting a lot of stress on it, it's mostly there just as a guide. Definitely something I'll keep an eye on whenever I lube my chain though for signs of wear.

Anyway glad to hear you are back on the road!
 

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Bad luck on the crash, and that does sound like a worrying cause... I'll see how mine looks next time I ride!

Do other Ducs use the same method to fix the rear caliper, I wonder?

Must hook up with the London posse when you're back on the road!
 

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On my other Ducs, that pin goes all the way through, but I haven't looked at the SC?
 

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It goes all the way through on the SCs. You can see the weld 'bump' on the outside of the swingarm.

Tmnstr


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