Does anyone know a good place to take my 848 engine for blueprinting in the L.A. area or vicinity?
Absolutely. However, its not rocket science and its not difficult either. Yep, its nice to have the right tools AND the know-how, thats for sure. But I've met a lot of people over the years that didn't know jack about motors and were able to build their own motors with the assistance from guys like Ben via the telephone.Tye, you forgot to mention that one of the most critical parts @ assembly is to preload the crank/trans, set squish and dial the cams...otherwise all that money and effort will be thrown to the trash....
Yep, disassembly/re-assembly people are cheap.You can find people that will diss/ass the motor for $600 plus whatever fox charges and parts....is not that expensive.
Who's your "master tech locally in LA" that can help me disassemble the motor?Absolutely. However, its not rocket science and its not difficult either. Yep, its nice to have the right tools AND the know-how, thats for sure. But I've met a lot of people over the years that didn't know jack about motors and were able to build their own motors with the assistance from guys like Ben via the telephone.
Yep, disassembly/re-assembly people are cheap.
However, Ducati specific re-assembly people aren't cheap. That whole cam dialing example is good and I agree, that part should be done by a pro. But its very easy to assemble the motor and then time the cams later before you put it in the bike.
I got some help from a master tech locally in LA when I built my 848 motor. I wanted to use my 749R transmission since it was a corse box. So I paid a tech to figure out how to make it work and re-assemble the motor with me over the course of a day. It was money well spent and together it was a fun project. Without him, I for sure would have needed someone to do the cam timing. But he had the tools and it was a piece of cake.
I think $600 bux is very unrealistic. Maybe $2000, but as I said earlier, Mark charges $5k minimal.
He won't do it. I knew the owner of the shop he worked at and he was released to work on my project on the weekend at home. Plus, he just had a kid and is super busy at work, so he doesn't have the time.Who's your "master tech locally in LA" that can help me disassemble the motor?
Well... I'm already doing 1:39s at Fontana with the bike as is.On another note, if the thing is running right, why blueprint it? That's a lot of $$$ to spend. Remember the most important thing to improve your lap times is...wait for it......
The guy sitting on the bike
on my bone stock POS 848 w/o tirewarmers I was able to do a consistent 1:40 at Fontana a few months back. All I did was tape up the mirrors lights, etc. lol
If it works, don't fix it!
Tye, you finished 22nd outta 24 entries at Fontucky back in 09'...not like this is a **** swinging contest, but a 1:34 is wishful thinking....
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