motorcycle touring holiday Germany Europe classic Ducati Bimota Superbike experience
First of all, best to remove all the bodywork, which I store safely hung up in the roof of the barn. Then with a nice big oil catcher, drain the oil and remove the oil filter.
A good opportunity to take a good look around the bike while its naked to see if anything else needs to be done.
I had already previously spotted that some of the fuel injectors had been replaced. I worried that each cylinder has one red and one black injector, but have found out that these 2 types have the same specification. However I have collected a set of 4 black injectors as spare parts if I ever need to change.
With the body off, I could also get a good look at the modified exhaust headers, this is the rear one. According to the Ducati factory news bulletin sheets, to increase the efficiency each header is machined at the side and a new piece welded in to smooth the transition from 2 into 1 pipes. This was all done when Mercedes Benz racing department owned the bike.