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  1. Or a hose clamp might be loose enough that a tiny weep gets past when cold but swells up enough to seal when hot. Stranger shit happens...
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    Dear Zero

    So God is an adrenaline junky too?
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    Rear brake caliper

    Look at the caliper slider pins sometime. Those get gunk ed up and that causes the caliper to stick, preventing it from keeping the disk central and balanced between the pads
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    2000 vs 2001 birds

    My '97 pops up on an energetic gearchange 1st to 2nd, and will come up with a tug on the bars. And thats at 1700m above sea level. I reckon that a trip to the coast is warranted now
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    Is age an issue for Blackbirds?

    my '97 has been well used, the plastics have been replaced twice due to my abundant lack of riding talent, and with 230.000 km its still on the original clutch. Given that all maintenance has been done by my fumbly fingers over the last 200.000km plus, I would say that age is NOT an issue. The XX is reliable as a hammer
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    When do you know your clutch is due?

    I have about 230k km on my '97 original clutch. If you're getting pulsing thru the lever it would tend to point to a warped steel plate or 2 - might need to get that validated before a reassembly. If the clutch isn't slipping you could consider Pazzo or other aftermarket levers which could change the feel completely by moving the base adjustment value closer to the bar.
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    Rebuild my motor

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    The VFR1200 SUCKS

    Look at the K1300 - the K1200 had known weaknesses in the geartrain. A guy I know lunched a K1200 gearbox in the first week of owning it and they gave him a new bike because it was a known design flaw
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    OEM (Honda) Rectifier Question

    Stop dicking around and do the R1 RR mod - mine's been bulletproof.
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    Orginal Tire Tread Depth Question

    Yup... it went over his head like fuckin' swissair...
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    I ordered 2 - thanks for the link
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    oil analysis

    In my experience with multiple engines of different types, Castrol GTX sludges a LOT compared to most other brands. I have opened up a VW engine that had only GTX in it for the lifetime of the engine and despite regular oil changes it had a thick layer of sludge that was profiled where the crank passed - looked really nasty and had a shitload of metal flakes in it. 100k miles and regular oil changes and that engine was toast. try a real oil....
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    Wiring Harness Issue

    I thought they were Molex connectors
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    Final update "Finally Found" & Tire choices

    The pic is Pilot Power 2CT's
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    Update (Finally found a nice XX and joined)

    My XX is a '97 with 220,000km and is still on original clutch - these things are STRONG. Bleed and enjoy. Your Ducati has a dry clutch. The XX has a wet clutch. Biiiiiiiig difference. On the noise, the clutch basket wears over time and can be clattery on an XX that has been used long or hard. Its normal.