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 Post subject: Swiss Froggy
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:38 am 
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Hello to all,

Well another stange story... Currently living in Singapore and heading to Switzerland by the end of the month, I did ask a friend of mine in Europe if he would agree to sell to me one of his Ducati. Answer was positive and here I am, owning a 907ie without having seen it but for three poor quality pictures... 65 000km on the clock and red. Since winter starts to hit Switzerland, i will take the time needed to service it hoping for better days. To start with, i did place an order yesterday to Ohlins to have a rearshock beeing built for it. Agree with the ones who will say it is a lot of money thrown at the Paso, but I have so much great experience with the sweedish suspension so far. I would be happy to link with other swiss based owners if any. Oh I forgot to mention : I am french, therefore the title....

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:58 am 
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Hi Sergio.

Welcome to the strange land of owning a Ducati Paso/906/907ie. I don't think it will be a lot of money to throw at an older Ducati! If it gives you that little edge that makes you enjoy the ride, then it is all worth it. 3 poor quality pictures are the start. You will start taking pictures of the bike in front of the house, in front of the local Café, and before you know it, you have an album full of pictures.

Keep up the good work

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I am in Australia most of the time. Others will put up reply's from other parts of the globe. Its what we do...

Enjoy the ride.

Cheers.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:57 pm 
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Thank you Nick for your kind welcome. I know what you mean, you should have seen the face of my wife when yesterday i explained to her that we will put the Paso in the living room.... She was kind of surprised, but didn't say no. Good wife :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:39 am 
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Hello Guys,

nice landing in Zurich, gosh it is cold here in this part of the world !!!! My friend Patrick did deliver me my 907ie and it is standing now in the living room to avoid being killed by the cold. I kind of like the idea of doing the full service, in the warm anyway :mrgreen:

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wish you a good week end ahead :beer:

Sergio


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:10 pm 
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What a luxury having the bike in the living room! Not sure my wife would let me bring a bike in the lounge? I did bake the paint on an exhaust down pipe in the oven! The house stunk of burnt paint ,I don't think I will do that again.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:52 am 
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What a luxury having the bike in the living room! Not sure my wife would let me bring a bike in the lounge? I did bake the paint on an exhaust down pipe in the oven! The house stunk of burnt paint ,I don't think I will do that again.

If you want to get in real trouble, try boiling up your chain in a tin of Linklyfe on the kitchen stove. The tin of course inevitably tips when you try to lift it with the pivoting handle, dumping chain grease all over the cooker and the kitchen floor. :shock:
Thankfully, with O-ring chains these days, immersing the chain in a tin of molten grease is a thing of the past

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:13 pm 
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I thought only my brother had managed to do that , it set all over the cooker and the house was filled with Toxic Fumes!
I still have a tin that I use on my small 2 stroke chains it lasts forever!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:57 pm 
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Huh? none of you guys washed your crankcases in the dishwasher ? :D

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:59 pm 
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I've done that Hamish.Of course I had to buy a new dishwasher after words but at least I have my own :idea:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:41 am 
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higgy wrote:
I've done that Hamish.Of course I had to buy a new dishwasher after words but at least I have my own :idea:

Ha ha , I had been doing it ( engine parts in the dishwasher) for a couple of years before she twigged ...... what could she say, me being an appliance service tech an all that , plus ,if she had no idea I was doing it how could she say it was bad for the dishwasher.................I didn't actually win that battle and now have my own DW in the workshop ............which she uses for the roasting dish because A, it fits and B, its also set at 95deg c where as the kitchen one is at best 60deg c . I also put gym shoes in the washing machine, lawn clippings in the recycle bin and old tires in the log burner ( no , not my precious Michelins :lol: ) :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:37 am 
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Hey I want to get back to Sergio telling us just how he talked his wife into having the 907 in the living room. What's the secret? I know I could look at that bike all day long and not get tired of it but I think the Mrs. would throw me out in the street or worse, throw the Ducatis out in the street.

Good going Sergio!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:32 pm 
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My wife does let me have 6 bikes and never mentions anything about all the parts I buy, but bringing a bike in the lounge would also see me and the bikes on the street! Perhaps people in Switzerland are more tolerant? . It must be great having a real work of art in the lounge ! Paintings don't do it for me!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:49 pm 
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she will get used to the fuel smell...

I barely notice it after two days only.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:38 pm 
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Ok I shall agree that the WD40 smell is a bit persisting in the house this afternoon... Or this is the coolant liquid... Well anyway, I told my wife that if she feels dizzy; that must be the altitude..... :lol:

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Spark Plugs changed
Coolant changed
Belts changed
Lithium battery on
New Fuel filter in the tank
Brake pads new
New levers for clutch and front brakes

Tomorrow :
Ohlins rear shock
Engine oil
Change electrical cables for 16mm2 section ones

and the following weekend I will do the valves clearance check and adjustment.

Have a cool week end guys :beer:


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still valves clearance to be done and KN air filter... new lockheed and technical control by Swiss authorities to get the green flag. :mrgreen:


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