^ I may go with tapered bearings next time. For the time being I'm going factory stock parts. Except for the actual bearing balls themselves (do to cost), I did a crunch test on one of the extras, and seem to be good.
Now nobody hate me because I'm stock pretty. :grin2:
My winter project Ducati 800 bar raising project now complete. I let it sit over cold winter. Now tidied up some. Master reservoir has found a final home, comfort has now been achieved staying within sport/tour visual and feel. Thankfully, gone are the low clip-on induced achy wrists, neck and back. Accomplishing my goal is very fulfilling , this bike will now get RIDDEN instead of hidden (a criminal act of sorts). Just awaits delivery of new, shiny, black bar-ends.
One more item I replaced this winter were the spark plug caps. NGK aftermarket. Went ahead and replaced them because earlier in the year during a mid-year tune up I had trouble screwing the plug wire on one of the self tapping screws. It wasn't biting very well at all, and even when I got it on the wire could still pull off pretty easy.
Thanks to member @Saabnut for posting his 150k thread. It reminded me that I still needed to edit in on my 100k thread in the Southeast section.
I will once I get home. I have some with the spot for the guards and some that are just plain. I'll snap pics of both. Had the first set on for about 2 weeks then decided oh guards would be cool.... And then 2 weeks later went and got rizoma ones with my bar and mirrors
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