Question about 2005 Ducati 749
Bled the brake and clutch lines cleaned/lube the chain and changed a set of tires. It's currently in the shop for a new DID 520 chain. I was gonna tackle this myself but the shop is only charging me $30 to change it out. I've read that valve adjustments are supposed to be done fairly often (every 2500 miles?). I'm sure a shop would charge an arm and a leg for a jobber like that. After bleeding the clutch fluid the clutch is much more springy, but I swear it catches later than before I bled it. I heard that on Japanese bikes, after changing the oil, clutches sometimes slip because of the brand of oil used. However, I know that our bikes have dry clutches, so the oil change didn't have an effect on the clutch. Any idea on what this could be? Maybe I wasn't supposed to do (bleed) it? The bike has 11k miles and I only ride street (mainly spirited canyon/mountain), no track. When should the timing(?) belts be changed? What is the best manual to get when it comes to servicing and maintenance. Are those CDs on ebay any good/useful? I'd really like to make the valve adjustments ASAP. The headlights on this bike is by far the worst that I've seen. I can barely see 30-40 feet in front of me. Is there a way to adjust these headlights? Better yet, is it possible to upgrade to HIDs? I'm not sure if the housing and lens can handle the extra heat, or if the lens has an optimal design for an HID bulb. As for the tail lights, they just way too outdated. I'd like to upgrade to sometype of LED system. I saw the group buy post and I would have to say the LEDs are still too expensive. When I get a chance, I'll try to make my own LED board. Oh, one last thing, would anyone here happen to know whether or not an 01 749 and the 02 749 has the exact same motor? The manuals on Ebay say that they're only compatible with the 01. Sorry for the long post, I'll try to keep it short next time. Thanks for any info that anyone can give me.,To answer a few questions. Valvecheck: every 6.000 miles Cambelts change: every 12.000 miles OR every 2 years (whatever comes first) Clutch: You may have gotten some air in it.. they are a bit tricky. Check your slavecylinder (buy your left foot). LED:s There is a groupbuy on the board right now.. check it out. VERY good quality. HID´s Some like it, some don´t.. Just remember that the stock buld is a cross axis H3, not a lenght axis H1.,,,
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 28, 2013 | Garden
Mar 15, 2013 | 2009 Toyota Sienna
Mar 07, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
May 04, 2017 | Hyundai Motor 2000 Tiburon
Jul 06, 2011 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL Sportster 883
Apr 16, 2010 | 2003 Honda Odyssey
Oct 20, 2008 | 2003 GMC Yukon XL
Jul 23, 2017 | Motorcycles
292 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: