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Author Topic: Keeping my S2R 800 going and healthy. Winter small things, again ...  (Read 11030 times)
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« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2022, 12:30:28 AM »

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Very nice.
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« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2022, 09:39:46 AM »

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.The swingarm's right side axle wears during +200K km.

How does it wear?
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« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2022, 11:27:07 AM »

How does it wear?

Well, it's the axle hole in the swingarm that wears most. The axle is steel, so it holds up better.
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« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2022, 09:45:06 AM »

From another thread (about wheel stripes)

I know I've read your long thread detailing your bike before but I feel like we need another one. You ride so much your bike literally isn't the same bike you started with. You have more miles on that bike than I have on my daily driver car that I have owned for 19 years.


For me, the bike feels more and more mine and more and more complete, personal, together, soul'y and closer to completely custom. It's not untouched. It's legally the same bike, but most parts have been exchanged and/or modified.

The list:

Original, untouched parts:
EDIT spring 2022

  • Linkage rocker and height adjuster rod (rod later 2022)
    rear brake master, caliper, fluid cup, light switch, hose and bracket
    electric boxes handle bar, both sides
    regulator/rectifier (yes!)
    battery tray
    ignition lock and seat lock (later 2022)
    tank prop rod (did not lose it!!!)
    under-seat plastic tray
    helmet locking wire (did not lose it!!!)
    front wheel axle (as far as I remember)
    chain slider (did not wear it down)(despite 14 t)
    side stand bracket
    starter
    belt wheels and rubber behind them
    ignition sensor
    valve rocker arm axles
    throttle bodies, injection, hoses and pressure regulator
    ~20 misc bolts




    Original, but modified parts:

    air box and open lid
    seat pan
    front fender, DIY painted
    swingarm, painted (replaced 2022)
    gear box, but exchanged output shaft
    gear change mechanism
    crank shaft, lightened and balanced
    cylinders, 1 x bore + 1 x honed (new 2022)

Bravo applause
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« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2022, 09:46:22 AM »

Soon another winter gone.

Still things to do, but some progress and a couple lessons learned.


The swingarm's right side axle hole wears during +200K km. Who knew....  I had a spare. Red is good, right?  Undecided

I'm going to have a good fight with the bung/screw/plug in the exhaust (where the O2 sensor could go). I need it in the new mid-pipes.

Paint damages became really bad last fall. Small holes + water + frost = horrible flaking. No time or money to have it professionally done. Lesson; finer than 300 to get deep without stripes, circle movements, at least one coat wet/glossy, don't sand after just a day (paint not cured) - the final job with 2,000-2,500 paper and polish was well done, but too late to save a satisfactory result. No crisis - a local painter will do a good job next winter.









You paint better than me Grin waytogo
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« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2022, 01:44:13 PM »

NEW LOCKS and SOME CARBON

I ride a lot and often long rides, sometimes far from people, cold and maybe wet. My bike lives outside and rain gets in... also to destroy any remaining ignition lock smoothness which I fear will end with half a key in my hand on top of a cold and isolated mountain. Previously Ducati sold just the ignition lock with new keys, but now it's only the full set - at, of course, twice the price. It's a great feeling though. Easy enough to replace. Moving the red key chip from old to new red key (that option saved me a new cluster?) Procedure described well in the workshop manual. Done. Well - the seat lock remains.

I painted my carbon covers three four years ago. Great example of how bad a paint job soon becomes without proper prep. Aftermarket parts for this bike isn't as easy to find as in the Monster modification glory days. Now, it's heated grips and communication packages...  I found my carbon here and there, higher prices and multiple shipping and customs fees. Another ten years down the road and I won't find anything. Maybe not even OEM. By then maybe I won't be able to find myself. Oh well.







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« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2022, 02:39:17 PM »

Nice work. waytogo

That seat also looks great.
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« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2022, 07:25:23 AM »

Nice work. waytogo

That seat also looks great.

Thanks  waytogo

I think it looks a little puffy, but it's perfect for my 'arse' and comfortable (enough) for very long rides. It also gives me more space to the pegs and I sit a little further forward.
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« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2022, 10:15:27 AM »

10mm sideways play on the sprocket   Shocked

Wandering cush drives? No. The tabs are gone, but still ok.

Turns out the 170,000km superlite carrier is really worn. New JT installed. All good  waytogo


Scary worn and tons of play. No wonder there was movement...



Signs of a little contact



Tabs gone?



Normal play on the cush drives



Always a nice feeling when a job is well done

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« Reply #69 on: May 22, 2022, 11:36:22 AM »

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