Ducati 848 shift problems?

Come and get it.
Ducati is all fixed .. no more leaks and the transmission is fixed
shifts slicker than snot and faster than greased lightnin now.

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there was a service note on this from ducati but it wasnt why it was shifting well.
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the photo diagram below best ilistrates the probelem was existing.

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i installed the upgrade kit and aligned the shift arm.and tested its action and was pleased.
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after all that i removed the clutch side to re seal as the previos mechanic had used an inferior sealant.
ducati requires an aircraft grade anarobic sealant as most mating surfaces are gasket free.
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all back together again. shifts smooth as snot and fast as greased lightning and doesnt leak.

EVERYONE LOVES A CUTE LIL BIKER CHICK BUT LINDSAY HERE KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE BALL PARK.

WHO DIDN’T  ADORE THAT  CUTE LIL SKATER CHICK THAT LIVE ON THE CORNER?

THIS ONE  IN PARTICULAR GREW INTO THE MOST AMAZING BIKER CHICK EVER AND THE GURU TOOK NOTICE .

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO LINDSAY.

2011  but shes changed a lot since then.

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on  rare occasion a child is born into this world that is so extraordinary and gifted in certain ways the she may only be destined to be but one thing.

and that one thing is what u ask?

BEST BIKER CHICK EVER.

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Never mind the fluffy side ,filled with bunny rabbits and  rainbows and lollipops and what not lol.

LOOK AT THIS.. SHE CAN RIDE AS WELL..

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i know what your thinking.

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AND I ASSURE YOU THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH LINDSAY.

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Lindsay is a pleasant change from to days stereo type female bikers.

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lets hear a little of what she has to say.

Lindsay says.

“I started on a Honda CBR125r 2008. I got the motorcycle after experiencing a breakup. After my breakup I learned that that day, my heart does not beat, it revs. I chose to start on a 125cc because I wanted to grow with the sizes. Owning two wheels, is owning two wheels. I fell in love with motorcycles because I wanted freedom and family. I started late in the motorcycle world, funny thing I actually used dating sites way back when to just be a passenger on Motorcycles. Unfortunately that’s as far as I got in my early 20’s because my mother would never let me own one as long as I lived with her. At 23 I got my 125 and my passion launched from there. I named my 125 Snowball because I got her in winter. I got my M2 license in freezing rain and -2 degree weather. Never did I know that I would be riding into -16 by the age of 26, but I’ll get to that. My 125 was a great starter motorcycle. There was no ABS no fancy settings on my dash. To be honest, after my course and getting out there I was horrified on how much I had to learn in the real world. My instructor taught me to slowly let out the clutch in the course to get her going, in the real world best beginner biker tip would be give gas as you let the clutch out. My first day on real roads, I wont lie, I stalled about 12 times until I got it! Me and my 125 rode everywhere in the city of Toronto. We even did highways, I’ll never forget that 18 wheeler that was doing about 115km/hr knowing my bike maxed at 120km (126km down a hill). Passing that truck was still a rush being on the 401 at 2am, just trying to pass this huge truck with such a small bike. A 125 was a great confidence booster. What I learned from my 125cc, was never ride tired (at least for me), I did get into a small accident one day while pulling into my friends driveway, my gut told me that day to not get on that bike, but I did anyways. I was in full gear (I didn’t get hurt, and man my adrenaline picked that 125 up like a feather), only my motorcycle endured cosmetic damage such as scratching my windscreen, and cracking my front fender, which I later repaired with a blowtorch, doing cross stitching then using JB weld to put her back together. That fender was stronger than ever! No accidents since 🙂 I later upgraded in August 2017 to a Honda Repsol Edition 250r. I owned both the 125cc and the 250cc. I used the 125cc to grow confidence in my rain riding. I would only use the 125 for rain rides, and the 250 to learn slightly higher speeds. In the end I did outgrow my 125cc, and sold her to a very nice beginner. I do miss her at times. Onto my 250cc. Man what a great bike! I’ve only been riding for just under a year now believe it or not, but I’m most certainly a all weather rider. I will not lie, I was intimated by the larger tank and bigger weight even jumping to a 250cc, but I grew into it! I named my Repsol 250cc “Ponyta” meaning fire horse. We ride through everything and anything keeping our bonded passion strong. It’s hard to get me off my motorcycle these days. I sadly stored my motorcycle in my apartment 15 floors up November 29 2017. I ended up bringing her down January 5 2018. I used to baby my motorcycles, both of them. My repsol in summer was known to be the cleanest, newest looking Repsol 250cc out there. When I brought her down in January, I told her that day “babying is over, I’m putting you to work” and work she did. January to February 2018 in Toronto was far from sunshine and rainbows. It was cold, icy, snowy, salty, and wet. I personally love rain riding, so does Ponyta. Nothing will put out our fire. Rain is nothing compared to the winter of 2018, not really the snow but the cold. I’ve been called “crazy” many, many times for being on a motorcycle much less “a 250”. I’ve learned my 250 does great in cold conditions, and no matter what anyone says, guess what I’m still here, and I’m still going, I’ll never ever quit. My most recent nickname “Rev Bomb Blondie” came from my good friends after I switched out my stock muffler (which weighed 14.8 lbs!) to a slip on Two Brothers exhaust. Man I love that sound. I love all loud mufflers (on motorcycles) and to this day even my little bike just is not loud enough! Riding a motorcycle is my heart, my passion, and my lifestyle. I could talk about my motorcycle for hours, days, and at this point years. When I first started, there was always opinions on how I should ride, or what I should do. My advice is do what feels right to you, and opinions will always be opinions. They called me crazy for riding up to -16, now I get messages in my Facebook inbox asking how do I do it, not how I did it, because I have not stopped riding. What I really love about my Repsol edition is it writes “Satu Haiti” meaning “One Heart” me and my bike have bond much stronger than my 125. Don’t get me wrong I’m a huge Honda girl, and respect Honda love 1000cc%. Being one heart with me and my motorcycle, yes you must always plan the unexpected, but never be afraid to be yourself, and to do what you love. Sure riding in -16 was not fun, I was more comfortable above -10. But I knew what I could do with my motorcycle, and I would not let anyone tell me differently. I love helping out new riders, or just chilling with the seasoned riders. If you’re riding on two, you are part of my family, and I will always be looking out and willing to help. When someone asks me “Why do you own a motorcycle, they can kill you” I tell them “You’ll never understand the true passion and freedom until your in the riders seat, not on the back. Once you are, you’ll never look back. You’ll only tell others “You don’t own one?!” I love motorcycles.”

 

 

 

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THE OTTAWA GOODTIME CENTER IS THE BESTEST EVER

thanks going out to  Good time center staff members Matt and Kelly.

kelly   ( over 20 years of experience as a leading technician in the industry, with just as many awards under his belt for his riding skills as his service work. He is not only a leader in service technician standards  but a leader in service technician standards for the industry)

matt (Having recently returned from an extensive 4 months in Service school trail)

after rebuilding a Suzuki sv 650 Race bike engine, MOTORCYCLE MANIAC AKA the Guru (MYSELF)  was embarrassed and  baffled on re assembly by an elusive wiring harness plug.
i , along with a couple other people failed to find a mating wire harness plug during a re assembly of a sv 650.
Kelly and bright young fellow GOODTIMES mechanic matt came to my rescue.
Matt was amazing and found the elusive wire harness plug hidden in the sub frame in minutes.. .
Matt, surely has a great deal of talent and THE OTTAWA GOODTIME CENTER is very lucky to have him under their employment.

THAN YOU KELLY AND MATT…

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