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    Cracked case


    This was one of those challenging days. Don't get me wrong . . . in the grand scheme of things, there was no crash, no injury, etc., so things could be a LOT worse!! I've been there and done that. But I still feel slightly nauseous and very frustrated.

    Please, make me feel better and tell me about that day that put your love of all things moto to the test!!

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    Re: Cracked case

    Eeesh. That fall under warranty??

    Ok, moto story. I bought a '95 900SS that hadn't been running for quite a few years. I found out that 3 of the 4 cylinder studs on the front cylinder were broken, after I sunk a serious amount of cash into freshening it up. It was pretty F'ed, and needed a new piston and cylinder. Ended up trying parting out the bike. That was a worse idea.

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    Re: Cracked case

    So sorry Hannah! I heard you mention this today but wasn't sure of the details... Man that sucks! I hope its covered for you, no reason that would happen as normal wear and tear...

    And regarding making you feel better, I make a mean martini

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    Thanks, guys - L, I will take you up on that martini offer. It's about 6 months out of warranty, so won't be covered. So it will go to a welder to make the boo-boo go away.

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    Re: Cracked case

    This was known to happen on the old aircooled twins... Not sure about the superbikes.

    Is that on your Hyper?

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    Re: Cracked case

    Yes, it's the Hyper. The only time I've heard of this happening on low-mileage air-cooled twins is if the motors were built . . . this one is not.

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    Talk to Ducati, they may goodwill some of it if you can document proper maint/etc has occurred and this didn't happen from abuse.

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    Couple people had this happen over on Ducati.ms the warning signs were oil coming out of the left side center cover. Most people write it off as just a bad gasket.

    This is currently my biggest fear with my hyper. Good luck.

    Try and find some of the build threads over there. If you do end up rebuilding then there is some killer tips on upgrades that I have listed at home as a "just in case"

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    I think I know what caused that..it begins with a D

    Sorry to hear about your bike Hannah and glad there was no accident from that.

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    Re: Cracked case

    Quote Originally Posted by sully749 View Post
    Please, make me feel better and tell me about that day that put your love of all things moto to the test!!
    I installed the pistons for my race bike in backwards, bent a couple valves in the process. There's a thread about it somewhere. Hope that helps!

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    Re: Cracked case

    That will teach you to clean your bike...

    Seriously, you got it right in the beginning. 'In the grand scheme of things...', if this is the worst thing that happens life is still pretty freekin' awesome!


    SEE YOU MONDAY IF NOT SOONER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I think I know what caused that..it begins with a D
    Trouble-maker!! If I wasn't trying to be like you and actually clean my toys, I would still be blissfully unaware . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    SEE YOU MONDAY IF NOT SOONER!!!
    Kurlon and R1, thanks for the ideas - much appreciated. I'll keep you posted as to what happens.

    Bergs - shit, why'd you go and do that?!?!

    Dave - three days at 'Bogie is what's giving me some comfort during these dark times . . . can't wait!!!

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    J.B. weld... Dun.

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    I would be losing my mind if my two year old bike had a crack in the case already. Sounds like poor quailty to me...Unless their was some serious abuse, even then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sully749 View Post
    Bergs - shit, why'd you go and do that?!?!
    I like a challenge.

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    Just an update on this, and a shout-out to Seacoast Sport Cycle and Ducati. I'm not aware of the exact nature of the conversations that went on between Seacoast and Ducati, but the parts and labor are being covered by Ducati . . . new cases are scheduled to ship out to Seacoast on Monday.

    Many thanks for your thoughts/suggestions on this thread, and kudos to Seacoast and Ducati!! It's things like this that make me a loyal Ducati customer . . .

    . . . well, that and the fact that inline-4s scare the crap out of me.

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    Re: Cracked case

    Hmmm.. I'm no expert, but it looks like an improperly torqued engine mount bolt or maybe someone had a particular brand of frame slider installed???

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    Re: Cracked case

    Quote Originally Posted by sully749 View Post
    Just an update on this, and a shout-out to Seacoast Sport Cycle and Ducati. I'm not aware of the exact nature of the conversations that went on between Seacoast and Ducati, but the parts and labor are being covered by Ducati . . . new cases are scheduled to ship out to Seacoast on Monday.

    Many thanks for your thoughts/suggestions on this thread, and kudos to Seacoast and Ducati!! It's things like this that make me a loyal Ducati customer . . .

    . . . well, that and the fact that inline-4s scare the crap out of me.
    That's awesome Hannah. Glad it all worked out!

    (...and great traveling with you too. battle of the iTunes Play Lists!!!)

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    Re: Cracked case

    Quote Originally Posted by sully749 View Post
    Just an update on this, and a shout-out to Seacoast Sport Cycle and Ducati. I'm not aware of the exact nature of the conversations that went on between Seacoast and Ducati, but the parts and labor are being covered by Ducati . . . new cases are scheduled to ship out to Seacoast on Monday.

    Many thanks for your thoughts/suggestions on this thread, and kudos to Seacoast and Ducati!! It's things like this that make me a loyal Ducati customer . . .

    . . . well, that and the fact that inline-4s scare the crap out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuncanMoto View Post
    Hmmm.. I'm no expert, but it looks like an improperly torqued engine mount bolt or maybe someone had a particular brand of frame slider installed???
    DM, can't speak to the mounts (although popular supposition was they hadn't been sufficiently tightened) . . . there are no frame sliders installed.

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