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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (drumroll please)..... (Nick D.)


Talk about ambitious. He is doing this without any manual whatsoever? Ya gotta be a little nuts.

You have to give him credit for jumping right in it though.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (CaliDuc)

Whoa, big project for a newbie ESPECIALLY with no manual.

Good on the guy for doing it and getting into it but he really should
first to get an idea, thankfully Norm is there advising, if not I think it would end in tears.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (Monstaman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Monstaman »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thankfully Norm is there advising, if not I think it would end in tears. </TD></TR></TABLE>


.......................................or flames.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (CaliDuc)

I like the part where he was going to split the cases...
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (drumroll please)..... (Nick D.)

Wow! I don't have anywhere near the guts, or know-how, to tear down my engine,.....but I do know what my starter looks like, lol!


Good luck to the guy! I appreciate his enthusiasm!
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (ten~39)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ten~39 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow! I don't have anywhere near the guts, or know-how, to tear down my engine</TD></TR></TABLE>

Apparently he doesn't either.


I like the part about the 'black nipple looking thingy'. You can take your friggin engine out, but not unscrew the breather?

Not meaning to bag on him, he does have balls, but it IS funny.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (oneducs)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by oneducs »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">did you say nipple!</TD></TR></TABLE>

Sorry Cali, fun Police, that is not politically correct to say nipple on a forum unless it has to do with babies, this quite clearly does not.


......you're in trouble now....
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (Monstaman)

I almost puked I laughed so hard. It started with "What is the black cylindrical thingy mounted horizontal on the front of the engine" and continued with his delusions of porting. At least Alex tried to talk some sense into him with "Don't do any porting you are just as likely to make your engine run worse then better. Leave it alone. Cross your fingers that you ever get that motor running right again." Man, that is grade A entertainment
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (Monstaman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Monstaman »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Sorry Cali, fun Police, that is not politically correct to say nipple on a forum unless it has to do with babies, this quite clearly does not.


......you're in trouble now....
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So I guess being I said black nipple I am screwed huh?
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (CaliDuc)

FYI, I tore into my motor about 5years ago to "freshen up" the bottom end, new bearings, have the crank balanced (in prep for a 784cc kit). I had never been that far in there before, but I did have a manual. It was really a PITA re-shimming the crank and trans (the pre-95 cases were put together with a, no longer available, gasket that measured .0012"), but I learned a lot and got it back together. 45k miles later, it is still a very strong motor and will be seeing regular track duties this year. 2 years later I also ported the heads myself and got a dyno proven 9hp (73-82rwhp). my bike hasn't been touched by a "dealer mechanic" in over 7yrs, and it has over 75,000 miles (40k since the rebuild).

I admire the guy for trying it himself, and having the BALLS to ask questions. Remeber, the only stupid question is the one that isn't asked!!!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (Nick D.)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Nick D. »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like the part where he was going to split the cases...
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I think that was my favorite part too. The part when he was removing the extra gasket that seeped through between the case was great too.

You have to love his ambition, but
what happens when it gets back together and doesn't run. Best of luck.
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (NC Rick)

What kills me is that he only had about 4K on the engine. Hope he has a lot of time on his hands ... and a backup ride
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (NC Rick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by NC Rick »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
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Well said dude!
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That you very much Rick. You running any events with STT this year? It'd be nice to ride with some people I know.
 
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