The Ducati is shockingly okay to work on. Forums/Facebook groups made carb removal out to be a massive hassle but, uh, have any of them owned a Yamaha or Kawasaki? Honda still holds the title for consistently having thoughtfully-designed carb setups for maintenence. This still wasn’t bad. Battery and coils are mounted to the airbox so that’s six additional screws to remove but if that scares you sell your bike and get a Razor scooter.
As expected there was somehow a freaking whole-ass boulder in the main jet of the one carb I’ve taken apart so far. Also expected is weak-ass stock US-spec jets that are barely adequate on a stock bike, much less for one that was modified like this one is. Dynojet Stage 2 describes my exact set of mods in their instructions so I’ll be ordering that to throw in here and have a merry christmas.
For whatever reason I consistently have brake issues with every Miata I own. Not sure why. Brakes were making a horrible noise so I stopped driving the car and finally got around to taking a look. Caliper pin has welded itself to the bracket and I fairly well mangled the bracket trying to get it out. There is one salvage yard in town that has an NC so hopefully I can get a good bracket/pins from there and clean/grease the pins. Don’t seem to be able to buy the bracket on its own from anywhere.
So that’s all a lot of fun.