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Old June 14th, 2022, 03:55 PM   #1
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1st ride in 6 weeks on my carbed Ducati

with zero issues. Lit right up, left on choke (progressively removed) then down to a perfect (but low) idle. Did 45 miles on my normal loop.

Last start/ride was documented April 27.

Results of very fine, careful carb tuning on my 900SS has resulted in performance rivaling my other (FI) Ducati.
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Old June 15th, 2022, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old June 15th, 2022, 03:54 PM   #3
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Bought it brand new in '95 ....with 39,000 mi. now on the odo, its never left me stranded on the road.
The specific to Ducati belts and valves always done to schedule. Just a K&N drop in air filter in stock airbox, with MBP valve collets (the collets extend the valve check intervals and actually sustain/stabilize adjustment between)

My one and only breakage was a $6 (internal) shift shaft return spring, was still able to ride it home.

The old air-cooled 2 valve "Desmodue" are solid as a rock. Nope, not the fastest out there, but a superb handler, its great vibe draws conversations and thumbs up wherever I go.
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Old June 15th, 2022, 06:21 PM   #5
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with zero issues. Lit right up, left on choke (progressively removed) then down to a perfect (but low) idle. Did 45 miles on my normal loop.

Last start/ride was documented April 27.

Results of very fine, careful carb tuning on my 900SS has resulted in performance rivaling my other (FI) Ducati.
Nice ride Gordon, that bike looks like it has zero miles on it from that shot.
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Woohoo what fun!!! It's so awesome to take machine you tuned yourself out for ride! So satisfying!! Good work!!
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Old June 16th, 2022, 06:56 AM   #8
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I frequently find myself breaking into a smile when riding the darn thing!

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ty @Caligirrl, though its got some heavy competition as to which one actually gets the key (pic is its main "competitor", the FI 800SS)
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Old June 18th, 2022, 06:38 AM   #11
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and its other competitor '19 CBR650R Honda, worthy in its own rite

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