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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Froggy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:10 pm 
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Hi Sergio does your house/ workshop have underfloor heating? The bike looks to be coming on well and should be ready for Summer riding!

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Froggy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:13 pm 
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Yes indeed, underfloor heating system in the house, coupled by a wood stove. So very comfortable all together to work on the bike in the living room.
How did you figure this out ? I hope before summer, in a few weeks after easter, spring should be around the corner, and then : gazzzzz ! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:58 am 
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you`re spraying WD40 and working on the bike right next to a white leather sofa?
Just don`t use brake cleaner in the house. :truck:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:47 pm 
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I will survive, I am colorblind. :cool: and already bold. Backfire will not burn my hair....


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Well well well... Saturday. New belts, spark plugs, valves clearance checked and ok, no dust into the clutch anymore, bigger electrical section cables from batterie to ground, to starter, new lookheed, new coolant, fixed the frame of the front light, new fuel filter, new rear shock, new levers, lithium batterie, quick couplings for fuel lines, new oil and filter, waiting for the KN air filter so did spray with compressed air the paper one and used it again.

First punch onto the start button and the babe woke up. Smooth and round sound. The more i look at it, the more I like it. It is going to be the perfect mate.

Temperature a bit too cold for me now. Will wait for for sunday afternoon less painfull temperatures to go for a test and validation run.

Wish you all a same happy saturday.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:20 pm 
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Well done!
Sounds like you had a productive day.

My battery is on charge and I'll take my 907ie out tomorrow for the first time this year.
I might go to Matlock Bath in Derbyshire if anyone fancies it?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:50 am 
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Hi Sergio, hope the bike ride goes well today,am taking one of my Benelli SEI s out today as the weather looks bright! The 907 IE looks good from all angles and just makes you want to ride it! I wanted a Paso since I first saw it at Earls Court Motorcycle Show many years go!
Enjoy your ride!

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Test Ride performed positively. I couldn't sleep all afternoon on the sofa, while temperature went up to 7 degrees, could I ? So did a ten km short road test to celebrate the end of the service made on the 907. Nothing not well bolted lost so far. The brakes lever is a bit soft compared to other Ducati I have, despite meticulous bleeding done. Well it stops the bike still when needed, I will get used to it.

Well sweet ride, never experienced such a smooth gear box on a Ducati. Can't see nothing but my knees into the rear mirrors.... Super comfy bike, but still need to be pushed to go into the curves, a real Ducati.


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Next weekend, temp are supposed to double, we are going to visit a bit Switzerland then :mrgreen:


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you need to take the master cylinder off and raise it high lever to the sky to get the last of the air out

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:26 am 
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quick couplings for fuel lines

if these are the plastic version keep an eye on them as it`s usually only a matter of time until they start to leak.

While the visibility in the rear view mirrors depends on the riders height and riding position some don`t know that they can be adjusted. Sometimes over the years the ball joint seizes if its never done. Some silicone lubricant can help.
Btw there are also blind spot mirrors for the BMW GS. With 101mm they are just one or two mm too large to fit in the plastic pods of the original mirrors. They would have to glued onto the original mirror glas or be modified by a glazier. I`m considering it. They are a bit pricey tho but then it`s a safety feature...
http://www.ebay.de/itm/281070981388?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT

Other shops will make custom mirror glasses (non spherical with blind spot section or spherical). You sure could find someone locally.
http://www.ebay.de/itm/221263476338?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT

As for the front brakes. Put the bike on the side stand, turn the steering to the left, pull the brake lever and fixate it with a velcro strap or something else. Leave it like that at least over night. Sometimes that helps.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:34 pm 
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Thank you for your sharing. Thanks God the quick couplings are in metal. I was regretting to have paid them big bucks vs the plastic ones, but with what you write, i am happy now for the investment !
Regarding the brakes, i will follow as well the advice guys, thanks again.
Thanks as well for the info on mirror, that might be useful indeed !


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The spring has arrived ! Went for a longer shake down of the 907ie in the surroundings. What a lovely ride. Very twisty roads here around. I am not used to that, will not complain for sure but need some practice... All ok, just figured out that I have no rear breaking light.... People must have thought either that it was no surprise for an italian bike or that i was a fool...

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That picture makes you want to go for a ride!

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engine braking is pretty good so its always a surpirse behind me :)


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Sergio,

I couldn't tell by the pictures but if your 907 doesn't feel like it wants to roll over in the curves, I would suggest Michelin tires. I use to use other brands, Dunlops, Metzlers, and a friend that races rode my bike and said "how do you turn this thing?"
Changed to Michelins and, viola, it turns or rolls into the turns so much easier.
Just a thought.


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