Ducati Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance
Desmodromic Valve Adjustment: Ducati Desmoquattro Valve Adjustment at Ducati Tech | Pictorial guide to adjusting desmodromic valves | All sorts of examples of desmo engines from the “desmodromology” site by Henk Cloosterman; check out the list of all sorts of engines(with photos) using desmodromic technology | Desmo for Dummies; on the Ducati site | History of Desmodromic Timing; a nice, short and interesting article on the history of desmodromic valve actuation; on the Ducati site | Two valve Ducati desmodromic valve adjustment | New MBP collets claimed to extend the interval between valve adjustments to 18,000 miles; Learn more at Martin Brickwood Performance | The Andyman site has some technical tips and photos on installing MBP collets on a Ducati; click on “MBP” from the home page | Ducati desmodromic valve adjustment video | Neil Davies used to have a website with instructions on how to adjust Ducati valves; the website appears to have been taken down; if you know of a site with details on adjusting desmodromic valves, please let me know
Ducati Repair – Maintenance: Also see the complete listing of all wBW Technical and Maintenance Articles | Brushes for cleaning alloy and stainless steel available at Machinery Cleanery; they also have a downloadable degree wheel for engine timing | Ducati valve collets claimed to extend the interval between valve adjustments to 18,000 miles | Martin Brickwood Performance Ducati engine and cylinder head performance | Desmodromic valve adjustment – see the desmo valve adjusting section below on this page | Check out the Tech Cafe at Ducati.com – articles about hydraulic brakes; the new ST4S with the 996 engine; diary of building the MH900e; how a 4-stroke engine works; and more | Ducatitech has info on (what else?) Ducatis | Ducati Suite has a Ducati maintenance schedule, Ducati technical articles on maintenance and performance and articles about adjusting desmo valves and belts | Here’s a story about mounting Heli-bars on a 916 | Another nice article from the Ducati Garage on some things you need to know before installing Heli-bars or a Karbacher seat on a 916 | Installing a tachometer on a Monster 900 | Monster single-sided swingarm conversion by Ducgirl | Parts diagrams, owner’s manuals and other technical and maintenance information for Ducatis is available on the Ducati site | More on LED’s for use as directionals on Ducatis | Moto One has a pretty neat Ducati Performance Notebook with information on upgrades and performance modifications for Ducatis | Manley Cycle has all sorts of Ducati performance tuning technical articles and test results | Lots of Ducati technical questions answered in the Ducati Technica Q&A section of the Ducatis Unlimited site | Richard’s ST2 pages has tons of information on the Ducati ST2 | For more technical articles, check out the wBW Ducati page
Fuel Injection: Fuel Injected Motorcycles – site with info and products for remapping fuel injection for BMW, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Laverda, etc.
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