I managed to have a few hours free this afternoon and took the time to fiddle with both bikes. I took the panels off the Ninja in preparation for a short ride up the road in the next few days in order to get the new stainless pipes on the bike, replacing the rusted mess that is currently hanging underneath the engine.
As I continue to finish the coolant hose upgrade on the 1098s, I filled the system up with water and ran it up to temperature a few times in order to pressurise the system and check for leaks. I used water as I wasn't in the mood to watch the Agip coolant that I've just bought running all over my driveway. All seems to be okay, so I'll be draining the system again and replacing the water with the Italian coolant. Once that's done, I'll change the levers, replace the broken screen and get the body work back on. Once all that is done, I'll be updating the Ducati page with a 'mods and sods' section, replacing what's on the page at the moment. Ooh exciting
and finally in site news, I have posted up my review of the London bike show in the 'out there, riding' section. I'll also be posting a modified version on this article on the Ducati Forum. Speaking of forums, I've been doing a little research into other places to promote my site, so hopefully my hit count, or whatever the technical term is, will rise a bit. Cross fingers
My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.