If you’re passionate about your Ducati, wish to know your motorcycle in real depth, and keep it in perfect shape with the loving care she’ll only receive from you, The Red Baron's Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual is your book.
This comprehensive service manual for you and your Ducati will help you to perform all maintenance and repair operations in your own home workshop. From basic servicing to the most complex repair and adjustment operations, everything is covered.
The bikes covered in this book range from the first 1980 ‘Pantah’ to the ‘Testastretta Evoluzione’ models, and it spans 30 years of Ducati models. Within these pages you will discover the secrets of your pride and joy, and be enabled to enjoy making repairs or carrying out maintenance in your workshop or garage.
With the rhythm of their mechanical soul, and powerful twin heartbeat, Ducatis are motorcycles for true lovers of voluptuous Italian style and character. The author, Eduardo Cabrera, is better know in the Spanish ducatisti community as Baron Rojo (Red Baron), a lifelong Ducati owner and enthusiast, and a regular contributor to the Spanish Ducati online forum.
This is ideal for those used to fettling their own Ducatis ... if your Ducati is within the time span - and you're not averse to twirling spanners in a confident manner - this book is well worth the price of GBP65.00 for all the information contained. Desmo --- The writing style is conversational, the content expansive, the images and illustrations clear and helpful ... having this resource in your shop could save money, hassle and time. UltimateMotorcycling.com
Introduction 1. The workshop 2. Fairing removal (in preparation)FIRST PART: MAINTENANCE 1. Engine oil & filter replacement. Cleaning the mesh oil filter 2. Spark plugs replacement 3. Timing maintenance: Setting 4. Timing belts replacement and tensioning on "desmodue" (2V) and "desmotre" engines (3V) 5. Timing belts replacement and tensioning on "desmoquattro" engines (1st gen. 4V) 6. Timing belts replacement and tensioning on "testastretta" and "testastretta evoluzione" engines (2nd gen. 4V) 7. Valve clearance adjustment. Introduction. 8. Valve clearance adjustment on "desmodue" (2V) and "desmotre" (3V) engines 9. Valve clearance adjustment on "desmoquattro" engines (1st gen. 4V) 10. Valve clearance adjustment on "testastretta" and "testastretta evoluzione" engines (2nd gen. 4V) 11. Clutch discs&housing replacement 12. Coolant replacement 13. Final transmission replacement 14. How brakes&hydraulic clucht work 15. Brake pads replacement 16. Brake fluid replacement and air bleeding 17. Brake&clutch master cylinder overhaul 18. "Showa" front fork overhaul 19. "Ohlins" front fork overhaulSECOND PART: ENGINE 1. Theoretical engine concepts 2. Taking the engine apart 3. Engine reassembly 4. Taking apart and reassembly of 2&3V "desmodue" and "desmotre" heads 5. Taking apart and reassembly of (1st gen.) 4V "desmoquattro" heads 6. Taking apart and reassembly of (2nd gen.) 4V "testastretta" and "testastretta evoluzione" heads 7. Engine carbon build up removal 8. Metrology 9. Crankshaft&conrods overhaul 10. Crankcase bearings&seals replacement 11. Valve lapping 12. Valve guide replacement 13. Engine settings&adjustmentsTHIRD PART: ELECTRONIC INJECTION&EMS (in preparation) 1. Electronic injection 2. Throttle body adjustment (non-linear TPS) 3. Throttle body adjustment (linear TPS) 4. Diagnostic software