Tag Archives: Repairs

It is Never Easy: Remapping My ECU for the 695 Engine

My poor Monster, it’s had such a complicated life. The sum of it’s parts now come from three different salvaged Ducati Monsters! (It’s crazy how often people crash and total these bikes!) First we have of course my original bike which … Continue reading

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What I did for the 4th of July Weekend

I’m sick of driving. I’m really glad that if I’m lucky I won’t have to sit in a car at all for the next 10 days or so. Why am I sick of driving? Well, besides the obvious reason that … Continue reading

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Monster Update: We’re not getting any younger.

The monster was in for it’s 12k mile service last week. She’s getting a bit worn and her nearly 70,000 miles are beginning to show. Metal shavings in the prefilter. Cam belt bearing needed replacing. Clutch is beginning to slip … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Mechanic Gods (Nichols Sportbike)

My Ducati Monster has 63,000 ish miles on it. (that’s a lot in motorcycle miles) It’s getting a bit long in tooth.  I took it in to my favorite motorcycle shop a couple of weeks ago for it’s 6000 mile … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Oh motorcycle services… I hate them. While I really like my mechanics and think they do a great job, it’s a bit like going to the dentist. It’s rarely good news. So my bike is getting a 6000 mile service, … Continue reading

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The Monsters are fighting back!

I took the battery out of my wife’s motorcycle on Monday night, and using the handy voltmeter (and helped by a father’s day lesson from Dad) I tested it after putting it on the charger. The charger immediately said it … Continue reading

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