Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

From a simple respray to a full blown rebuild or restoration, post some pics in here so we can all admire your work.

Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 07 Apr 2017, 16:55

Bike has been in for a re tune this week. Bit of dyno work and It's had a new eprom fitted and the belts changed.

Apparently running sweet as now. Can't wait to get it back tomorrow.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Blade » 07 Apr 2017, 18:45

Idling issue all fixed Duke ?
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 07 Apr 2017, 18:49

Hopefully. Its why it went in. Running lean apparently so just as well i got it done.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby rocket » 07 Apr 2017, 20:40

Nice one hope the ride home is full of smiles.
In fairness you have had pretty major work done to the bike and ironing out a few teething problems is to be expected.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 07 Apr 2017, 22:16

The engine had been set up on a dyne on the previous bike it was fitted to but it had a different exhaust system so was to be expected it would not run quite right.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 08 Apr 2017, 13:44

New eprom seems to have given me a load of torque back and made the bike smoother too. Also pops and bangs on the over run. Tick over is still a little slower than I would like but it does not stall when hot now. Bike cruises along at speed without any problem. Looked down at speedo at one point and couldn't believe the reading.

Tech who did the work reckoned it was one of the quickest nicest 916 bikes he had ridden. :D
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 08 Apr 2017, 18:14

Been out for an afternoon run and used up a tank of fuel. Fuel consumption now back to where it should be and the fuelling is spot on.

Its a lovely thing to ride and now has the power to make life more interesting on occasion.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby D6Nutz » 08 Apr 2017, 18:18

Awesome, glad the bike is sorted. Really looking forward to seeing / hearing it sometime (hopefully soon)

With the extra grunt I recon you could have a real good laugh at the expense of some weekend warriors on much newer machinery (bandit)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Blade » 08 Apr 2017, 19:08

Sounds a cracking upgrade Duke glad your enjoying it.

What bhp / torque do you think the old girl is throwing out now?
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 08 Apr 2017, 21:17

120bhp apparently. Because i only asked for the bike to be fuelled properly and tickover correctly it didn't have the full dyno mapping as they have their own chips already prepared for various situations.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Kwacky » 08 Apr 2017, 22:02

Holy crap that's impressive. The bike is pretty light and the handling is supposed to be spot on. That's a weapon.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 08 Apr 2017, 22:46

I'm very very pleased with it. It's cost more than I realised but then these things always seem too. But it is exactly what I wanted. Very similar to the 748 but with more power but having lost none of the fun and still keeping that amazing stability through the corners.

I badly want to do a track day on it.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Blade » 09 Apr 2017, 09:06

That's amazing Duke and more than a 916, plus you know the engine is refreshed and effectively like new.

Nice one buddy (y)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 13 Apr 2017, 10:36

A few photos from last weekend

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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 13 Apr 2017, 10:38

Ordered a few bits and pieces to try and tidy up the mirror holes, so hopefully they will arrive for this weekend.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Kwacky » 13 Apr 2017, 10:43

That sure is a thing of beauty.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 13 Apr 2017, 11:37

Cheers Kwacky. One thing I have noticed with removing the mirrors is that it has reduced turbulence at speed quite considerably.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Kwacky » 13 Apr 2017, 11:46

What's next on the list?
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 13 Apr 2017, 12:30

Riding it and tracking it.

It does need either a new steering damper or the standard one rebuilt.

Next winter I want to look at improving the breathing of the bike.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Kwacky » 13 Apr 2017, 13:10

I'll cast my eye over it and let you know where the money needs to go ;)
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