2008 Ducati 1098 Saga Part 3: The Pointless Trip

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Posted on: Sat, 03/02/2019 - 16:34   By: Skywurz
So I found out that my local DMV was open on Saturday. I decided I wanted to get the paperwork rolling before i got too much deeper. I got to the DMV and after about 2 hours walked away being told that they could do a VIN verification at the DMV if i brought the bike in. I looked at the paperwork and it said it needed to go to CHP because it was a Salvage but because it was restored i figured the paperwork was off and what the person told me was true. I rented a trailer and put the bike back together and loaded it up.

2008 Ducati 1098 Saga Part 1: The Called Bluff

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Posted on: Sat, 03/02/2019 - 14:48   By: Skywurz
So I will start off with back in my heyday I would browse Craig's List and shoot out some low ball offers on things that look interesting. Sometimes it would work and id get a neat project to wrench on for awhile then id get board and sell it. Most of the time i made money and this is just what i did for a few years in high-school before i graduated and got a real job. over the years sometimes id pick up a random project here and there.

2017 Ducati SuperSport Australian Chain Guard

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Posted on: Sun, 01/27/2019 - 11:16   By: Skywurz
So i saw this on the forum that the Australian SuperSports have a different chain guard than any other part of the world.
So I got the part numbers and ordered the Australian parts.
Part Number Description
77440391A 77440391A -PACK- SCREW
44711681B 44711681B - LOWER CHAIN SLIDING SHOE
44711691A 44711691A - GUARD

So i already planned to do this when i changed my rear tire. The rear tire has to be off to do this.

Gear Shifter Repair

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Posted on: Sat, 01/26/2019 - 20:35   By: Skywurz
So while working on removing the rear wheel I had a mishap with my SuperSport.
Its a really sad image. Lucky i was holding it and set it down fairly nicely.
This was my only casualty.
I knew it was going to snap off if i tried to bend it back but i had to try anyway it was not going to do me any good like that.

Pewter Gremlin Bell 1st try

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Posted on: Fri, 12/28/2018 - 17:40   By: Skywurz
So this is my first crack at pewter casting and i decided to try something really really hard.. a bell. yes bells are harder to make than they seem like they should be. I made a bell in cad and 3d printed it. i made a false bell out of plaster and put it all in sand. I cut up a old pewter mug and tossed it in the forge.