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Well I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Bearings-a-comin

38 balls accounted for, I got one on the loose. :surprise:
 

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Well I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Bearings-a-comin

38 balls accounted for, I got one on the loose. :surprise:
I trust you're tossing every one of them in the trash. You are going with tapered rollers, right?.
 

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^ 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:
 

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Well I got the races on.
Wow, that lower outer race on the stem is a hum-dinger. :surprise:
 

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So is this normal? :surprise:

Kidding :grin2:

More on "normal" later. Different time, different thread.

I know you can't see it in the picture but I had to modify that lower inner race (bottom right in the pic) to be able to use it as a driver tool.
 

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Finally got around to replacing the exhaust gasket that has been leaking for the last 2 years. Old gasket came out easier than I thought it would.

Picture of 1 out and 1 in.



It's hard to believe that all the crap at the top compacts neatly into the ring at the bottom.
 

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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 :cool: instead of hidden :eek: (a criminal act of sorts). Just awaits delivery of new, shiny, black bar-ends.

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Update:
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.
 

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i'm a firm believer in these quality NGK cap/wire units. Now reside on both my Ducati's.

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@ducatiman, what brand of bar ends did you go with? I've been meaning to get a set for my Ducati for a while now.
 

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nothing exotic, ebay $11.99 cheapos
Black Handle Bar End Plug Grip End Cap For 22mm 7/8" Handle Bars Motorcycles ATV

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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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Here are some quick pics. You can find out more on woodcraft's site too. One is the heavy the other is the one with the space for the guards.
51906

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