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Headlight split and main beam improvement.

Thanks to a fellow Ducati rider I obtained a spare headlight to start modifying. I paid him by paypal and he sent the headlight well packaged to me here in France. 782 more words

HID xenon conversion part 1

This post will concentrate on fitting a HID (High Intensity Discharge) xenon kit to a vehicle that has a projector headlight fitted as standard, that includes the Ducati 848 and its big brothers, and the ST2 and ST4. 823 more words

Exhaust valve 2

As promised, this post will complete the exhaust valve elimination mod.

In the last post I had left the bike with a temporary bodge (aircraft term), a metal profile to make the ECU think that there were still cables fitted operating an exhaust flapper valve. 391 more words

Front sprocket change

A common change for the 848 seems to be to change the front sprocket from 15 to 14 teeth. After having a look on ebay.de I found a German seller, drift1978, who sells 14 tooth front sprockets for the Ducati with the 525 sized chain at about €20.  332 more words

Grips

Being quite a sporty bike the 848 riding position is not the most comfortable and much of the riders weight is on the arms. Don’t get me wrong, I like this position as I find it better on my back than an upright position. 358 more words

Ideas

First of all the 20mm lower back end works absolutely fine. There is no perceptible difference in the handling and at the moment I don’t feel that I need to lower the front end too. 361 more words

Ducati 848 ride height

The Superbike 848, to give it its full name, is a full on sports bike that would be better suited to the track than the road. 798 more words