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by wcmiller2002
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Back again
Replies: 1
Views: 4244

Back again

Hello all and hope you are well. The last two years have been used for grad school, and since I had so many things going on I thought it best not to mix fatigue and motorcycling. In any case, I brought out the 87 750, turned it over without plugs to build up oil pressure, then it cranked up right aw...
by wcmiller2002
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Yoshimura muffler mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 4764

Re: Yoshimura muffler mounting

Same thing happened on my Paso. Agree with Fraser.
by wcmiller2002
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 16 inch Shinko Tyres for Paso
Replies: 37
Views: 36576

Re: 16 inch Shinko Tyres for Paso

Hey, This may be a issue with pinch shock which is much more common with low profile tires. Was the bulge on the sidewall or in the summit (top)? 35/40 profile car tires have a very similar issue where potholes are common. I am halfway through my second set of shinko's. While there may be better tir...
by wcmiller2002
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Idle Noise
Topic: Archoil
Replies: 0
Views: 15263

Archoil

Hello all, I am usually the last person to add products to oil/gas, but saw this while babysitting my sick granddaughter. Anyone other than Jay Leno I would pass. In any case the idea makes sense, and like the idea of the Paso running cooler due to less friction especially during the summer months. ...
by wcmiller2002
Mon May 04, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Introducing
Replies: 68
Views: 40258

Re: Introducing

I got lucky Had an early head that had minimal to no corrosion on the rocker arms, and well oiled. however was able to remove the rocker shaft with a 5mm? allen bolt and a set of vise grips. However there is a tool for this that is not overly expensive and have used myself since. The insertion tool ...
by wcmiller2002
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: 10 years DucatiPaso.org forum !
Replies: 15
Views: 26917

Re: 10 years DucatiPaso.org forum !

Have to say links, articles, and posts have been very helpful over the last year helping me to make my Paso (mostly) a daily driver. Very glad to be able to read daily.

Chris
by wcmiller2002
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Paso Starter question
Replies: 5
Views: 5737

Re: Paso Starter question

Found the problem. The outside plastic insulator on the positive terminal had crumbled and shorted to ground. Wonder if I can get a warranty from Ducati after 28 years? ;-) Put on rubber and phenolic washers and sealed up with RTV. Starter works now and off to other issues. Thank you for your respon...
by wcmiller2002
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Paso Starter question
Replies: 5
Views: 5737

Paso Starter question

Hello all, Have a grounded out starter due to plastic insulator on positive end. Tore down and cleaned up commutator as well as brushes and replaced insulation. Brushes and commutator had minimal oxidation but quickly cleaned up. Now will not turn when hooked up to battery. Original part was 0670508...
by wcmiller2002
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Paso wants to start
Replies: 4
Views: 5333

Re: Paso wants to start

This is a good thing you are doing. Please provide a laundry list and I will see what I have duplicate spares of.
by wcmiller2002
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: swingarm chain slider
Replies: 92
Views: 118440

Re: swingarm chain slider

While on vacation and on a rainy day I decided to inventory my spare parts and found a NOS upper chain slider for what I assume is a 750. It has had the side tab machined off, however otherwise is complete. Just wanted to clarify if the 750 version has been measured and machined before I install on ...
by wcmiller2002
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Wrapping
Replies: 4
Views: 4592

Re: Wrapping

Awesome! The entire bike with a Italian flag Corbin saddle would be insane........Double bonus points if you use a chrome tail bar...bright yellow for the Ducati graphics....
by wcmiller2002
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Speedo drive tab washer threw in the towel ...
Replies: 9
Views: 7571

Re: Speedo drive tab washer threw in the towel ...

glad to hear. I love being incorrect on stuff like this when a better solution presents itself.
by wcmiller2002
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Speedo drive tab washer threw in the towel ...
Replies: 9
Views: 7571

Re: Speedo drive tab washer threw in the towel ...

Could be wrong but may have to replace entire unit. This Ducati part is actually reasonable and about $65 US.
by wcmiller2002
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 13001

Re: Hello!

At the risk of causing issues with friends the last Michelin's in Ducati Paso sizes to my understanding were made in 2005. (130/60R16 front, 160/60R16 rear) The natural rubber product (belt wedge) that goes between the edges of the working belts on a radial tire degrades over time, and result would ...
by wcmiller2002
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: instrument malfunction
Replies: 4
Views: 4727

Re: instrument malfunction

As a follow up rode test ride. It was about 170 miles mostly in the mountains including highway 28, 64, and 178 in Highlands, Cashiers, and Rosman NC. Not a bad day.