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DUCATI 900SS 1991 Restoration.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philfingers wrote:
It's nice, I think you made the same mistake as me tho and didn't cut the chain down 2 links
Laughing


Yeh Phil..you're right...I made bigger mistakes than that...chain was ordered last minute with a larger order from Kamna.de...bodywork etc etc....Only opened the box this week from 18 months ago....just to wrap around and check if long enough as I forgot to measure the old one...this one came "endless" with no soft link...so just fitted temp for now until I cut the two spare links out later and put a soft link in.....as you say little to no adjustment left with full 94 links....

Off for TOP Gear...got it "on Hold"...... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I ask why you did the crankcase in 2k and the covers in powder coat? I'm about to pickup on the 851 motor again, having just finished the KR1-S The 851 is really pretty damn good. I'm tempted to 2k the few bits that need attention. Thinking about getting a plating kit to redo the odd fastener that's not gold anymore. I think I'll get the frame done too, the rest of the bike is really clean and tidy. What did you go for on the frame?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the whole bike was a bit of trial and error finding and using new places and people for me...crankcase covers, valve covers, wheels, frame, headlight and fairing support, clip-ons and side stand went to a powder coaters...and he acid dipped the covers...losing my "sight windows" as the rubber seals melted away...Grrhhhh...but he did grit blast all parts and do them up in either silver for valve covers, black for clip-ons, side stand, headlight frame, and white powder coat for wheels and frame which are now great...this is a LOT thicker though than 2 pack...and there was no way I was trusting him to do the crankcase halves as all the bearings, seals, gearbox crank shafts etc etc would have been exposed and needed to stay "true"...thus these were soda balsted clean...carefully masked, and painted and lacquered by the same guy who did the bodywork and I trust.....To give you an idea...the powder coating all in was 130 GBP for all those parts...the 2 pack and lacquer and clean to just the crankcase halves by the painter was the same amount...but theres quality and theres quantity..........No leaks at all from the crankcase....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Steve. I'd do my own engine bits in 2k if i need to But the frame won't go in my blast cab so I'll farm that out to Redditch Powder Coating. They'll do a frame for about 110 I think.
I've just got all my bearings now, so onward with the 851 motor!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Phil...best of luck...and be sure to start a thread on here to keep us all occupied,,,havent got much more to throw up here meself nowadays...so time for someone else to keep us all interested untill the Spring arrives....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, this looks absolutely gorgeous!!! You should be very proud! I Like that you went without lower farring!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers CNC...the dropping of the Fairing was always the way to go...although the hard way as it meant the engine and wiring had to be presentable...so hardly the easy route...but also to show off the black and silver engine against the white trellis frame was more the point...Oh by the way....whats this extra set of Bike references lurking in your post....D......B.......6+1...something to cough up to?????????? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Duc Reply with quote

Congratulations Steve,

lovely job! just ready for the spring! And the inevitable question-What's next?

Cheers, MikeJ
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

I also like height of the mufflers... way better than original ones. This semi high position is very 900SS final edition or 851 racing... neat!

Since you brought subject up, I can't hide anymore... lucky me:

http://www.bimotaforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=26896#26896
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats next some folk are asking? Well maybe time for the Db2 full overhaul...whilst shes had a spring clean and semi resto...I really need to pull the frame and swingarm off and get them stripped and re-powder-coated back to factory fresh...as thats all really I have left on the list...bearings, wheels, suspension brakes and engine are all fettled and fresh...so just the frame and swingarm left really...been languishing on my "to do" list whilst I've still been enjoying the occassional ride on her...but have suitable enough companions now to finallt pull her off the road...

Meanwhile....Final Final pup up date....freshly polished Footpegs and Hangers were collected today,,,,so nicely reassembled at home now with fresh footpeg rubbers, fresh SS fixing bolts....freshly polished SS pins, springs and new circlips fitted...just to Bob them onto the bike when dry daylight breaks....











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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm shiney
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So will part 2 of the db2 resto get it's own thread or will it continue in the epic 1st edition Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to register the 900 Steve or sell it as a 'better than new' 900 SS/ SL
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Brian...where you bin? Other than making out with identical twins in your man cave...the ZXR's I mean before wifey gets the wrong drift.

Ducati 900SS is still road registered...and been insured for last 2 years..being an "oldie" or at least over 15 years old (23 to be precise) having it on my policy brings the overall price down as it maintains at least a 50:50 ratio of Classics to old....so bike staying as a 900SS....it is what it is...as you say though...a lot of it is better than a Superlight...although snobby Duc Enthusiasts may not agree as its not "original" but I didnt get into it for that...

New Db2 post for further resto? May just tag it onto old one...I'd forgotten that there was 2 threads going on this Resto...and split it midway


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there was a dry spell today so the shiney footpegs and hangers are now fitted.............

A Quick "before" picture



And a Quick After Picture...



And the other side before.....




And after.......






Job Done...sat twiddling thumbs looking for something else to do..... Laughing
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