What's wrong with this picture?

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What's wrong with this picture?

Post by BevHevSteve » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:55 am

Who can spot what is wrong here? :vroom:
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by geodoc » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:20 am

BevHevSteve wrote:Who can spot what is wrong here? :vroom:
Backwards. Pulling in the direction of loosening. Aircraft mechanic fail!

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by ducadini » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:05 am

I've never seen a lead on the exhaust-nut :? :?
Holes drilled yes, but nothing wired
Cases had the lead.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by joepagejr » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:16 pm

Negative safety
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by conti-mental » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:25 am

It doesn't do much for confidence when an advert says 'lead seal intact' does it!? :roll:

Perhaps it was put there to stop the next guy over-torquing it &'

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by Peter Mille » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:03 am

ducadini wrote:I've never seen a lead on the exhaust-nut :? :?
Holes drilled yes, but nothing wired
Cases had the lead.

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I always use a wire on the exhaust nuts to prevent them to become loose, and ruin the tread.
( But indeed in the opposite direction.....!!)

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by ducadini » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:02 am

I always use a wire on the exhaust nuts to prevent them to become loose, and ruin the tread.

Wasn't the point of my remark : exhaustnuts didn't come wired, you had to do that yourself.
But why would anyone put a lead (seal) on it ?

And of course this one was wired wrong.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by wilkson » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:30 pm

This one is the same . This is from the factory .
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by ducadini » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:49 am

Guess Guido had to go and put some leads on the underside of those Ducatis and couldn't kneel down enough so opted for the easiest place where holes were drilled.
That bike can't have more then a few thousand k's on it. Head has to come off to do the valves and those exhaust unscrewed themselves every month.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by wilkson » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:30 pm

This bike had 2 km on it .

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by Feusi » Mon May 22, 2017 6:38 pm

HA, The safety wire is going the wrong way. It prevents the nut from tightening not loosening.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by wdietz186 » Fri May 26, 2017 6:25 am

Could it possibly be a factory proofing indicator to indicate the exhaust is tight or maybe a post road test indicator? Most manufacturers have some proof system [paint marks,stickers, etc.] to indicate proper or finished assembly so maybe it is the way Ducati marked it as ready. OR it was a Friday post two bottle lunch crankcase seal.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by abmartin » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:22 pm

My SS didn't even have holes drilled for mounting the lead seals although I have subsequently wired the exhaust nuts on after having problems with them loosening. I'm sure the 860GT I once owned didn't have them either. I would be surprised if that seal was fitted at the factory.

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