Well you asked for another Ducati build

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Here is the finished wiring… and the final diagram of which I am always happy to share a full size version. Its one item that is always nice to pass onto the new owner when I eventually sell on... Imagine fault finding without it! I like to use the braided sheathing rather than the hard PVC stuff of old. I see that many cars and bikes now use it. Its a bit fiddly but if you touch the end on the soldering iron after you cut it, it stops it fraying. Another nice advantage is if you need to pull one or two wires out, you can do by just parting the strands.

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That puts factory outfits to shame :clap: :clap: :clap:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:
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fabiostar wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:10 pm That puts factory outfits to shame :clap: :clap: :clap:
I couldn't agree with you more Rob.

A cracking job Tony, well done :clap: :clap:

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Very nice work , looks very professional 👍
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thanks for the comments guys! :thumbup:

the footrests/and levers are now finished… I pondered how to do the brake light switch and then came upon this neat hydraulic one which bolts onto the union…

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here it is finished... just waiting on a small part to get it running, which is very frustrating!

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That’s looks very nice ,well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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It's looking fantastic Tony, those mean looking finned barrels just make it for me 8) 8)

Well done, another fine build :clap: :clap:

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That’s a fantastic build. Well done


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Loving it,well done that man :thumbup:
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Very nice, well done mate :thumbup:
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Dear god thats nice :clap: :clap: :clap:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:
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That looks great and an equally good photo. I'm assuming it wasn't taken with a phone. Given the depth of field and framing I'm guessing you like a bit of photography as well as bike building. If it was with a phone then it's a damn good one.

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Thanks for the complements guys!
freeridenick wrote: Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:22 pm That looks great and an equally good photo. I'm assuming it wasn't taken with a phone. Given the depth of field and framing I'm guessing you like a bit of photography as well as bike building. If it was with a phone then it's a damn good one.

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its my iPhone 11 pro... I do like a bit of photography... A few years ago I sold all my SLR gear though, as after a holiday I looked at my wifes photos off her phone and thought why am I carrying this big lump of a camera around! I was playing on my sons iPhone 14 last weekend, and the camera is another leap forward and I have phone envy now :lol:

So its start-up time…  I had a good spark, but I wasn’t sure if it was on the right cylinder as I hadn’t made a note on the coils… so it was a 50% chance it would start…  It did!  It quickly settled to a nice tick over, but I had to shut it down as I am missing the “0” rings off the sensors and they leaked oil.  I have been waiting a week for them, bloody Royal Mail strikes!

With any fresh engine build I have a routine I stick to that has served me well over the years…  first thing I do is remove the oil switch and pump oil into the engine.  I use a plastic pump up bottle for this.  This primes all the oilways, fills the filter, fills the oil pump, and oozes out of all the bearings.  I prefer this to engine building paste, which I am not a fan of…  I do use a smear of it on the cams and followers though…

The other thing I do is screw in a pressure gauge.  I was pleased to see that it immediately shot up, which is always a relief.  This has saved me a couple of times in the past…  Once when the pressure relief valve in a new oil pump was stuck, and the gauge went off the scale…  the other time was my fault when I put an oil pickup pipe joint on wrong, and the joint itself covered the pipe hole…  started it up and initial pressure then nothing… that gauge is a lifesaver!

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Glad it all went well on the initial start-up Tony 8)

A good routine you have there on the preparation before starting the engine I'd say, I really like the addition of the oil pressure gauge :thumbup:

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