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    Default Locknut vs cam belt

    I finally got started working on my new to me '91 851. When I pulled the belt cover something fell on the floor. Turns out the bike had lost a lock nut along the way and it got mixed up in the cam belt/pulley.







    It was pretty easy to find where the nut came from.


    I haven't pulled the belt yet to examine it and the pulley but I'm amazed the belt didn't let go when it was chewing up the nut. I guess those guys running open belts aren't as crazy as I thought?
    Last edited by DezmoDog; 04-11-2016 at 12:24 PM.
    -Craig
    1991 851 Strada

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    I think that you've been very lucky there chap.

    Steve R

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    My reluctance to even start the bike before doing the maintenance doesn't seem so paranoid now.
    -Craig
    1991 851 Strada

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    Wow, lucky chap but you know these classic Ducati are built like tanks!
    Well that's what all the other owners of other makes claim, ouch said my last Gs.

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