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 » 13 Apr 2017, 13:46

Rocket suggested magnesium wheels next.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Blade » 13 Apr 2017, 14:28

Ohlins Suspension and Brembo HPK Billet Calipers (y)

Careful with mag wheels Duke, a lot of second hand ones are cracked or will crack very easy in road use. There primarily for track use and don't like hitting pot holes (blush)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby kingfixer » 13 Apr 2017, 14:57

CF Wheels 8)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 13 Apr 2017, 17:09

If I do buy some mag wheels I will put some Supercorsas on and use them for Trackdays only.

The rear shock is already an Ohlins and the front has been revalved and works as well as Ohlins IMHO. The Showa forks are very good once worked on.

A decent air box set up and bigger exhausts are the next logical step but that can wait til next year. Just want to enjoy it for now.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby D6Nutz » 13 Apr 2017, 19:55

duke63 wrote:A decent air box set up and bigger exhausts are the next logical step but that can wait til next year. Just want to enjoy it for now.


And from experience you can add a decent set of ear plugs to that shipping list (rock)

Bike looks superb mate (nod)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Perkles » 29 May 2017, 19:32

Looks amazing a real keeper
You will love it on track days
Can't wait to see and hear it
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 19 Jul 2017, 09:24

Now the water pump seal has been re[placed i am awaiting a tool to tighten the cylinder head bolts and also some sealant recommended to me.

Hopefully these things will make the difference.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 20 Aug 2017, 20:12

Bike is now back together and running but by the time I had finished it was pissing down so couldn't take it for a road test.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Perkles » 20 Aug 2017, 20:32

Ducati sporting club Lazio went up the terminillo mountain today but my phone battery bust it was a sight and sound from heaven
Bloody hundreds of them
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 21 Aug 2017, 21:04

Took it out for a half hour run. It didn't overheat and nor did it leak coolant or oil.

Needs a few more runs to see if the problem is fixed or not.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Kwacky » 21 Aug 2017, 21:08

Let's hope it's sorted.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Blade » 22 Aug 2017, 08:43

Nice one Duke.

Time to thrash it within an inch if it's life now :P
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby D6Nutz » 22 Aug 2017, 09:32

duke63 wrote:Took it out for a half hour run. It didn't overheat and nor did it leak coolant or oil.

Needs a few more runs to see if the problem is fixed or not.
I know a nice test track only a short ferry trip away ;)

Glad it seems to be sorted, I'm really looking forward to seeing (and mainly hearing) it at some point
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 23 Aug 2017, 21:24

Topped up the fluids and took it for another blast tonight. Running temps good and bike ran really well. Hoping it's all fixed.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby MLR193 » 25 Aug 2017, 10:29

Sounds awesome. Have fun

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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 04 Sep 2017, 22:04

Booked the bike in for a base set up by Neil at Cornerspeed as he built an 853 almost identical to mine and even supplied some of the parts that are in my engine.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby kiwikrasher » 05 Sep 2017, 00:42

duke63 wrote:Booked the bike in for a base set up by Neil at Cornerspeed as he built an 853 almost identical to mine and even supplied some of the parts that are in my engine.


Sounds like a smart move!
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Cav » 05 Sep 2017, 14:11

Saw the comment RE magnesium wheels... if it was my money I'd be looking at Forged Aluminium. Marginally heavier (10's of grams) but they're recommended over Mag wheels for road use
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Blade » 05 Sep 2017, 14:42

duke63 wrote:Booked the bike in for a base set up by Neil at Cornerspeed as he built an 853 almost identical to mine and even supplied some of the parts that are in my engine.


Speak to Rocket. He knows them at Cornerspeed , or at least used there services when he had a Ducati but pretty sure he knows the owner and kmow Rocket would be glad to help.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 05 Sep 2017, 16:47

I have been to Cornerspeed before but it's a bit of a trek. That said if he can make the bike run better at tickover and low revs then I will be happy. It's not a major issue but I feel it could be better.
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