Ducati parts interchangeability
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Ducati parts interchangeability
list compiled by David Harvey - DOC(GB)
For the academic interest of other Ducati owners, there are listed below a number of non-standard parts which have been suggested as alternatives to the genuine Ducati parts. Some information is only heresay. The important point to note is that the suggestions have not been approved by anyone, certainly not the Ducati Factory who would presumably prohibit such fitment.
If anyone decides to use non-standard parts on their own machine it must of course be entirely at their own risk in view of the lack of guarantees or assurances. If necessary seek the guidance of a qualified motorcycle engineer regarding the changes you are considering. The compilers, publishers and contributors to the list only make available this information on the strict understanding that the readers fully understand and accept the above terms.
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Bearings: 916 swing arm bearings: Right-hand Side - SKF part number: 6005-2RSI/C3 Sealed spherical roller bearings: 25 mm ID 47 mm OD 12 mm thick. Left-hand side: Torrington HK2520. Needle roller bearing 25 mm ID 32 mm OD 20 mm thick. The ball joint bearings on each end of a 748/916/996 ride height adjuster cost £95 each. Visit www.schaublin.ch to locate their national dealer and they cost £75 a pair delivered to your door. In the U.K that's "Huco Engineering Components" telephone: 01992 509888.
Paso steering head bearings: MBS (Japanese brand ), code 3200SX. The number on Timken«s is the same, but MBSs are longer lasting. Apparently these bearings are the same size as the ones for the rear wheels of the Renault 5.
For bearings in general, visit: Bikestyle or: SKF
Brakes: recent model 900 SS bikes have the same size front brake disc rotors (320mm) as the Yamaha XJ1200, FZR1000 Exup and Genesis, YZF1000, FZR 750 Genesis, SZR 660 and TZR 250 but check that the Yamaha carriers have the same offset as the Ducati carriers.
Brembo front brake handlebar assembly - Yamaha FJ1200/FZR1000, Kawasaki ZX7-6 (Nissin remote reservoir, 5/8 inch (15.9mm) part number 43015-1392) , Suzuki GSXR 750/1100 1990 to 1996, Honda CBR 900.
Grimeca 180 mm double sided front drum brake from the early Benelli 250 2C (or equivalent Moto Guzzi 250, both 250cc two-stroke twins) is apparently the same as the later Ducati singles. The lugs on the fork where the torque arms engage appear to be identical to those on the early Ducati forks (the one with metal gaiters of the MK3 and the one with rubber gaiters of the SCR). Since the bolts that hold the fender are very small (6 mm) the torque arms embrace the aluminium lug behind the bolt and are kept in place by the fender's lugs.
For brake leverage ratios visit: http://vintagebrake.serversmiths.com/vb6.nclk
Cables: Venhill Engineering
Carburettors: parts for Mikuni 38 mm constant pressure carburettors mounted on current Ducati models such as the Monster or Supersport are also available at Yamaha dealers because the TDM 850 uses the same.
Clutch friction plates - Suzuki GSF400?
Clutch hub bearing: 6201 32 x 12 x 10 (OD, ID, thick). Get a 2RS/1C3. It's a standard electric motor bearing, sealed on both sides.
Clutch slave piston seal: "Quad Ring" part number Q4210-560ND available from : Pro Twins (fax:
Clutch thrust bearings: If you have a dry clutch with a 28.5 mm diameter piston fitted with a ball race for the thrust bearing, you will probably find that SKF bearing 630/8-2RS1 will fit, sizes are: Outside diameter: 22 mm Inside diameter: 8 mm Width: 11 mm
Electrics: Late bevel fuse box - 'Durite' with spade fuses for direct replacement, part number: 0234 24 cost: GBP 6.
Darmah battery - (same dimensions as fitted to Reliant Robin) Varta 53030 12v 30 AH 180A - Sears Die-hard Gold, Garden tractor battery, 96135, Group U1, 325 CCA. Yuasa have a useful battery selection web site. Front brake light switch (for current models) cost from Ducati: £24. From Radio Spares Components (part number: R.S.320 506) they are £4 for fully waterproofed version with built-in leads. Switch without leads are £1.10 (part number: R.S.159 4584) RS Components. Also Cherry part number: DC1B-D3AA Technical Helpline: 01536 402888.
Front brake light switch (hydraulic) for older models can be replaced by a brake light switch from VW (beetle for example), Audi etc. The only difference is the threads which are conical which means that the washer is not needed.
Bevel Drive 900 models (Darmah, Darmah SS, SS) with Nippon-Denso handle bar switch gear are the same as on similar year GS series Suzukis.
Handlebar switches on the current SS models - Honda XBR500. Right-hand handlebar switches for 748/916 - Honda Fireblade
Hailwood replica (Mille) starter motor - Suzuki GS400-425-450 or 500 models
Oil pressure switch for late models - VW Polo
Paso clock can be replaced by fitting the printed circuit board from a Fiat Mirafiori Veglia clock.
Paso headlamp - Yamaha FZ750 of 1985/6 (Koyoto part number 110-31420)
Regulator/rectifier - Honda CB250/400N Superdream, CM450 or CX500 (Shindengen part number: SH 232 127). Alternatives are manufactured by Electrex, Stoke Row, Reading, Oxfordshire, England. telephone :- ++44-1491-682369; fax. :- ++44-1491-682286 part number for the 748/916 Ducati: RR 51 GBP 75 &: Newtronic Systems Ltd. Unit 3, Challenge Way, Blackburn Lancashire BB1 5QB. Phone: 01254 680187 - Fax: 01254 682550 - firstname.lastname@example.org Another supplier is: Silent Hektik in Germany.
Starter solenoid and flasher relay for two-valve twins - Rover/British Leyland Mini/1100
888 engine speed and position sensors - Fiat Tipo SEN 8D
The coils on the Kokusan electrics on the Montjuich, Laguna Seca and Santamonica is the same as on the Suzuki 400 GSX E.
Light lenses for Pantah: the front flashers built in the fairing are the same as mounted in old Fiat 850's front bumper. Tail light for Pantah 500 and 600 models are the same as mounted on former Puch 50cc mopeds.
Headlamp glass for Monster: BMW R100S, part no. 63121358147.
Starter relay for Monster: Hella 4RA 003 510-131
BMW H4 headlight glass/seal/rim = Darmah light (a little cheaper)
Fuel filters: BMW K100 RS part number: 13 32 1 461 265 (8mm) or 16142325859, Purolator F20011, AC GF61, Fram G2, Motorcraft FG-2, Wix 33032, CarQuest E2036 (mid-80's Ford Ranger. Fram part number G2.
888 fuel pump made for Ducati by Walbro (their part number 5CA305-3 (or 5CA305-2 for the white box). Available from V.E. Peterson in Ohio.
916 handle bar plugs are much more expensive (but identical to) 600 Monster equivalents.
Ducati key blanks - Moto Guzzi (Zadi), Vespa or Kawasaki also worth trying Fiat key blank number FT-37 (was: F79-1). Yugo: (Ilco # YU2 X167), S2 key blanks; steering - Silca ZD11P, ignition - Silca AF5D, seat lock - Silca NE31. For the Darmah: Taylor blank # F69H or F69F.
Mirror assemblies for the current SS models are available (in black) from in the UK from branches of Halfords and Les Smith for £13. Honda CBR 600 are also a close fit. For the M900/M600 available from MPS: 'Busch and Muller' cost: £10 part number BM926/37, similar appearance and better visibility. "Baby Turbo" made by Vitaloni are another alternative. Apparently, Emgo mirrors for some Kawasaki ZX models will fit.
Current model oil cooler hoses: Goodridge cost: £44 via MPS in England.
Oil filters for belt-drive engines: (same as fitted to Citroen 2CV & Peugeot 205 & 309) UFI part number (23.105.00) corresponds with; AC Delco FX0011 (was X4A) Champion 101 Cooper Z64 Fiaam FT4654 or FT 4847 Fram PH2839, PH2864A Halfords HOF216 Knecht OC 5 (equivalent to Ducati #065149960 and #090549960) Mann & H W712/9, W712/11 Motorcraft EFL 47 NAPA: 1352 (1352NAPA and 551352 on the box) Powertrain FL125 Purflux LS131 Purolator FC 103 or OC 5 Tecafilter Ref OC5 Technocar R12, R72, R434 TJ FB2094 Unipart GFE 201
Before using any of the above there is an Oil Filter Study that is worth reading. N.B.: Early 650 Cagivas with Ducati engines sometimes do not accept the 2CV car filter, the threads differ. In this instance you will probably find that the following 3/4" UNF thread) will fit; TJ filters : FB5311 Fram : PH4482 The Fram filter is slightly longer and means you have to leave off the sump guard (Elefant), or make spacers.
Oil filters for bevel-twins: made by Meiwa for Kawasaki KLR250 & Z250 (Kawasaki part no. 16099-004 = Champion X310) FBN OL1.01403.
Paint (touch-in): early belt-drive SS models - Ford Radiant red. Also, check the Ducati Frequently Asked Question. For colour code numbers check Color Rite.
Bevel-twins sprag clutch: Rover car part number is 22A716 and the outside diameter of the cage that
holds the segments together needs to be turned down to 65.5mm. There is a dealer in England who can
carry out this work: Alf's, 100 Dominion Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8JP England. Phone: 01903
200948 - Fax: 01903 210547
Suspension: Fork seals for Showa GD011 equipped bikes are standard 41mm ID x 54mm OD x 11mm seals as found on Suzuki RGV250 (1991 onwards) and Honda NX650.
Up-side down fork bushes (inner fork leg diameter is 41 mm)The bushing that goes on to the inner fork leg (slide bushing?) = Suzuki part number 51121-28C00 (Suzuki GSXR1100 '90-). The one that sits in the outer fork tube (guide bushing?) = Suzuki part no. 51152-08D00 (Suzuki GSXR750 '92-'93)List last updated Jan 28th 2001.