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    Quote Originally Posted by BABA View Post
    Happy to see that the bike is appreciate

    I will follow the refreshing of the bike (made by another 888-rider-friend, who restored bikes and who is near from me) and help for some works on the engine.
    So I will give more details when the bike will be disassembled (it will be helpful for my R91 rebuilding too).

    Family picture...


    Guy : As far as I know these footpegs are the early version of racing rearsets made by Giocamoto before Ducati made them in carbon in 93. And be probably at the performance parts catalog for 92-94 bikes.
    I also have a pair on my "strada".


    Lovly lookiing family for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkT View Post
    Very nice-- rare parts. So it had a starter motor---
    It's another pair of half-crankcases. It's a "92" 9S moulded for '93 bike.
    Glassmann wants to use them for the rebuild...
    For the moment, the engine has "90" moulded crankcase without starter.
    I don't know if it had the sprocket axle inside (we need to remove the alternator cover).

    I wanted to remove it from the one I have for mine, but it is impossible to remove. It's too tight mounted...

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    Hi there…

    Some news and update on Glassman’s bike.

    We have started the restoration this week end at our friend’s workshop/home, Régis.
    Glassman’s came Friday, early in the morning, to work on its Cagiva Elephant and needed to leave to go back home in Swiss Saturday evening.
    Our goal was to disassemble the bike to see what we will have to do.

    I joined them at the end of afternoon after work.
    As they didn’t have finished on the elephant, I have started on the 888 Racing.



    We needed to make some place to move the bike between parts for another 888.

    It is in good company… Italy vs Japan…



    Glassmann was suddenly less interested by his Elephant…
    So he came to work with me.



    During that time, Régis prepared the mechanic’s supplying :-)



    Cheers !!!



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    Elephant is less interesting than a 888 Racing… so Régis also came to work with us.



    I try to escape with the Racing exhaust I'm looking for for my Racing 91 (if someone has them !!), or with Régis’ SP4. They were fully concentrate, but it didn’t work…




    What we have ?




    Two alcoholics ? (three with me...)
    No… a fxxxing clutch…
    Discs are OK (as new), but basket and drum have to be changed.

    Handlebars have to be right !!! Right ?!!!




    Right??! Right !!!


    Olé !!

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    I forgot my front axle's tool so we were stopped in our work.
    But it’s time for diner… for the very famous “raclette” of Valais (it’s a cheese to melt eat with potatoes and deli... mmmh just thinking about it I'm hungry !!).
    Between two Glassman’s snoring, when I started to count 888 Racing instead of sheep, I thought for a method to output the front axle.
    Keep front fork screws tight and loosen the axle with the forks…

    We tried Saturday morning and it worked…

    Precision tool ;-)



    More precision ?



    Finally…
    Régis with the frame and front, before we remove it, and Gérald (aka Glassman).


    The engine is ready to be depth auscultated.



    Before remove all the parts, we need to make place…


    Nice isn't it ?

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    As the Elephant wasn’t finished and needed to leave the evening Glassman and Régis kept going to work on the Cagiva.
    During this time, I started to disassemble the engine.
    They came time to time to see the parts and help me when I needed second hands.



    Nice parts here…


    And nice parts here.





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    Opening…



    Racing gears (I don’t have count the teeth to know the version… for the next time).




    The left bearing for the second gear shaft is out…
    We'll change all of them in any case.



    Next time, last disassemblies and cleaning…

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    Hi Baba ,i dont know about you but i fancy very mutch that Cagiva elephant (851&888 and good beer i guess we all love) if i coud find one here in Portugal i would tarde for my rsvr any time.

    PS nice garage and bikes, bevel heads are always a good company (sorry for my bad inglish)
    Last edited by Eus_Daniel; 10-19-2015 at 03:46 PM.

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    Baba-

    Always fun to pull down a Corse motor. What is the red tag/label on the left side of the steering head?

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    A story that I hope I could tell you soon...

    This "label" is a removed painting area where another frame number (from a crashed SP3) has been hit.
    They painted the area in red to avoid rust.
    The original frame number is on the right side but were covered by three coats of painting before Glassmann remove them.

    Daniel : I'm not fan of trail bike, even with a ducati engine...
    It's a joke with Glassmann I did when I say it was less interesting
    I call it the plastic "thing" for tobacco (it's a lucky strike version)

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