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    Default Ducati 888 Rebuild

    Sorry for not being on the forum much, but as you will see below i've been a wee bit busy in the garage.................

    On & off for the last 2 years, my 888 has been layed up in the garage due to a broken crank, I finally got it completed and thought I would write a few lines and show some photo's of the rebuild. A replacement crank was sourced and provide by a very nice guy in the UK on the Ducati 851-888 forum for a princely sum of 50 - in great nick too.

    Heads were tackled first and rebuilt with 2 new exhaust valves, new valve stem oil seals, camshaft bearings & oil seals, gaskets and st/st bolts.

    Checking the run-out on the valves. Both exhaust valves on the front head were bent.

    Checking the valve closing rocker clearances.
    0.004" inlet

    0.006" exhaust.

    Measuring the valve shims. Minor differences made good by rubbing down on oil stone.
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    Heads rebuilt
    View to underside - all decoked and valves re-bedded to seats.

    View to side.


    Found out that the con-rods were bent, but managed to locate a pair of as-new H-beam steel Pankl conrods from an AMA 851 racebike off a guy in the USA who got them given, so he's being very honourable and giving them to me for nothing. Only costing 25 P&P for the pair.

    Crank case split and the crankshaft fitted along with the new conrods.


    Gears and selector drum
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    Both halves of the crankcase together


    Main drive gear, timing gear and oil pump installed


    Flywheel, Generator hub and starter drive installed


    Cylinders & Pistons fitted
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    Horizontal cylinder


    Vertical cylinder


    Both cylinder heads installed


    Special home made tool to torque up the cylinder head nuts (thanks to Kris [Dundee College] for the15mm spanner 8) )
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    Stator and water pump covers on


    Timing belts fitted


    Timing belt covers on - only the clutch left to fit


    The clutch, oil seal, housing and cover
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    Clutch housing oil seal fitted


    Clutch installed


    All finished - clutch side


    Other side
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    Swing arm and rear shock all rebuilt


    Now to put it all back together again...........


    Engine in and swingarm on


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    More bits fitted.............







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    Exhaust, rear subframe, remainder of wiring sorted and foot pegs fitted




    New chain and sprockets to be fitted.



    Last edited by Fatirossi; 11-30-2008 at 11:04 AM.

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    Panels all re-painted (thanks to Bob Falconer of Arbroath http://www.bobfalconer.co.uk for a great job)







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