I just purchased a set of Pit Bull stands. Consequently, what extended/specialized tool kits do you have or recommend for basic maintenance such as wheel removal, shock adjustment, etc?
I bought my stands from my local accessories retailer which I am trying to support. I do buy stuff on-line but only when the price differential is large.sorry I've never really removed my tire, but i'm very interested in making my own stand or buying a pitbull stand. As far as price range is there a specific site that you recommend to buy one from?
I read that as well in both service manuals. The 899 service manual on page 42 (Page 59 for the 959) and they read the same thing. However, they do not state the actual socket size nor the number of points of those sockets that's required. Theoretically, it should be the same as the 899.Ducati 959 specs from the Service Manual:
Front Wheel retaining nut - M25x1.25 = 25mm
Rear Wheel fastener - M30x1.5 = 30mm
Do you own just the single sockets or do you have a set?The front wheel uses a 30mm 6pt socket. 12 pt will work.
Rear wheel uses 36mm 12pt only.
This is definitive, I've done all my own torque checks by the 899 and 1299 workshop manuals since day 1.
I have craftsman.Do you own just the single sockets or do you have a set?
Is there a particular brand or kit you prefer over others?
Awesome. Same here as I just bought a rear shock spanner wrench from Amazon. Should be good but I will let forum members know if it doesn't fit.Ive bought spools and stand as well as the rear shock spanner wrench from my local Cycle Gear stores.
From a safety standpoint you may be right. However, I like doing a lot of my own work but only for fun, not because I have to. I will winterize them, change the oil and mod them like my SeaDoo's because I enjoy it. I intend to do the same with the bikes. I bought stands to facilitate cleaning the wheels, adjusting the chain, changing the gearing and removing the wheels for tire replacement. I make this my fun hobby. After all, Ducati has been making mechanics out of riders since 1946 and I intend to maintain the tradition.I wouldn't suggest taking your own wheels off