You'd think a company that started as an electronics manufacturer would have good electronics on their motorcycle. Think again. My Pops told me something once like "Ducati has brilliant mechanical engineers, and horrible electronic engineers." Blows me away how a tiny little $15 part can completely take your bike out of commission. After a week of... Continue Reading →
Been putting off some maint and finally made time to make it happen. Egad, what a complete pain in the ass that thing is to take out.
Replacing a chain and sprockets isn't really hard, even when you're like me and don't have all the right tools. You can get it done. There's nothing magical about doing it on a dual swingarm Ducati. Process for a single-sided swingarm is different, but relatively the same. I replaced mine the other day and took... Continue Reading →
With all the changes I've made to my Bonnevillle, I finally got around to solving the need for a cheap phone mount. I'd been planning on using the integrated mount system my iPhone case includes. It's a Rokform case, but the mount is an adhesive type and I wanted it right on my handlebar beneath... Continue Reading →
So the last week or ten days, I've noticed a really rough idle and rough low throttle. The Monster would hesitate and almost stall then catch itself. Even when fully warmed up. Adjusting the fast idle didn't do much to fix it; that is, it helped keep the revs up, but it still would almost... Continue Reading →
Sorry for the lack of updates. My bike has been down so I thought I'd write up one piece of my ongoing saga of getting a 50,000 mile Ducati running. First, some background. I had a strange problem where I would pull the clutch in, then if I was sitting at a light the bike... Continue Reading →