December 26/2007 :
The Carbon Ceramic Matrix Brakedisc mounted
December 25/2007 :
Got a couple of the Ceramic Metal Matrix Starblade /Braketech Brakediscs for the Ducati 848 / 1098 - very light ( each 700gr , close to half of one OEM 1098 Disc ), very Impressive .2 Sets I need for my own Bikes , 2 Sets are for Sale
December 15/2007 1098 Monocoque , one of the first " painted Pics " from Customers , which I received.
Here Lolek's 1098 - rebuild at Ducati-Borken .
December 11/2007 999 DSSW /1098 SSSW Weight Calculation
Well , have been too excited to prepare my Mettwurst ban - wanted to compare the weights of a Ducati 999 DSSW vs. a Ducati 1098 SSSW .
The raw calculation as shown in the Picture below gives a approximate Number of lbs saved , if you exchange a 1098 S Swingarm + Wheels by a 999 Swingarm with some light wheels and brake and Axle .
This raw Calculation has shown a difference of 10,1 lbs , which a light 999 DSSW Setup can save vs a 1098S OEM SSSW Setup
Unsprung mass !
Way more than I expected .
Okay , you may say its not fair to compare OEM with non OEM Parts .
You're right , so we start to lighten the whole 1098 SSSW Setup now :
A Magnesium Wheel saves 300 gr ( 0.66 lbs )
A light rear brake Setup including light Disc may save ~ 800 gr ( 1.76 lbs )
A light rear sprocket will save 500 gr ( 1.1 lbs )
The 2 big Nuts ( each is 117 gr ) in Titanium will save 80 gr. ( 0.17 lbs )
Thats a total of weight saving of 3.7 lbs , so then the DSSW Setup is still 6.4 lbs less ( or 2.9 kg )
And maybe you can add a light Excenter from Magnesium to the 1098 Swingarm
A Titanium Axle too
Then you could get close to DSSW weight .
I'll try to calculate the money you've to spend therefore later
The Crankcase Cover is
back at the Specialists again , for some " minor Mods " . The Intention was so shave another couple of mm's of extension of the Waterpump to the outside. So therefore Sinks for the Hoses have been designed into the Model .
The Extension to the outside now has been decreased again ~ 13 mm vs. the former Version.
December 4/2007 - my Fueltank Hardware
As my Fueltank will be totally different from whatever you might think it may look... it needs of course special hardware
Yesterday I received this Hardware .
December 1/2007 - 1098 Full Titanium Exhaust /Idea
When I mounted this full Acra Ti-System today I had an Idea.
It's : all 1098 Exhaust Systems have to match the OEM Subframe , that's why the headers are routed very close to the wheel .
Reverse , if my Monocoque is mounted , you can reweld the headers for better Optics , and the cans you can locate probably 4" front wards , which means the End caps of the mufflers would not stick out of the Tail , more reverse , they would end below the Tail .
Just an idea.
Maybe just for Joke I will rework an OEM Header System just to show you , what's possible .
November 16/2007 - 1098 Wet Clutch
As I think I do not have put the whole Story into a exposed Position in my 999 Web , just to explain it here :
I am riding a self constructed Wet clutch now for 3 years on my 999 V2 , without a
Very light and durable .
......Today I have received one of the first Bits for the 1098 Wet clutch .
Right side - the 3 year old Hub of my 999 V2
Left side...... the same story again.
Yes , I know , the Ducati 848 finally has a wet Clutch .
But the Extension to the outside is only reduced 5 mm.
My Clutch has a " less Extension" of ~ 28 mm
What you see there as clutch hub , reworked - GSXR 1000 .
A proven Unit.
November 11/2007 - Waterpump Carbon
278 gr. ( 0.61 lbs ) total .
Time to build it , incl. Modelwork : ~ 50 hrs
The first Part of Carbon-Waterpump Housing is done .
Had it on the Scale , without Rotor , but including bearings : 92 gr. ( 0.2 lbs) The rear view :
This lightweight Carbon Waterpump in the end will/can work as a "stand alone Unit " , which works for every Motorcycle or other small watercooled Race Engines .
It can be driven from Camshafts directly , or Belt or whatever .
.......of course , I'm still not done with it .
Here Part 2 of 3 , Modelwork :
The Carbon-Waterpump Housing is proceeding .
Pic 1 : Looks like Low-Tech . And it is : low Tech
But high usage of Brain cells.
Pic 2 : Looks like it's meaning nothing , and indeed it's meaning nothing . The second Part of the Carbon Waterpump-Mold :
Pic 3 , btw : Comparo of Extension of
916-889 Alternator Cover to 1098 .
Estimated 8mm yesterday , measured 8mm today :
Bunch of News .... new Pics for today :
I : The Monocoque pictured at daylight
II : received the first new designed Ducati-Race Engine Cover Model :
which is way less crash-sensitive than the OEM Engine Cover .
Of course , radically designed , and needs the Carbon-Waterpump , which is in the makes too ( will be done end of November )
here's the direct Comparison , mounted on a 1098
The maximum weight saving 1098 Monocoque Tailsection painted . More Pics will follow next couple of days .
Carbon-Water pump (Housing )
Got the Idea how to fab that damn thing . I won't show all the steps of the mold/manufacturing-procedure , but at least what's necessary for to get an Idea how it looks in the end .
I've chosen a wall thickness of 1.5mm Carbon mainly , and at the sealing-surface 2.5 mm , which means approx 16 Layers of Carbon there.
I : Crankcase -Cover
The first Ducati-Crankcase Cover came out of the mold .
I think it will fit close to all Ducati , because I kept all Options for Sensors + even created a new Option for a sideward mounted Sensor , which is necessary , if you want to go for a ref + sync Sensor Setup
II: Carbon-Waterpump (Housing )
Got the inside contour of the Waterpump Housing , reworked one Waterduct for better flow.
I'm still not sure how to fab the damn thing , or how it has to look in the end .
However , today's a new day , with new Inspirations .
Carbon-Water pump (Housing )
Well, my Idea of the new designed Crankcase-Cover of course needs a some kinda Waterpump , either external (electrical ) , or still driven moreless the original Style , which I prefer at present
, because then the electrical Power consumption will be a bit less .
But it has to be as light as possible , so I decided to attempt to develop a Carbon Waterpump .
Because I think the design of the OEM Ducati " Propeller " inside has a good efficiency , I will keep the layout of the internal shape , but will add some improvements regarding the Water flow ( the inside shape has some Restrictions , due to the Alternator-Extensions, which I will remove ) .
At present I don't have the
whole concept in mind to 100% , but what I know- I need the inside Contour to proceed .
So that's where I started , trying to copy the Inside of the Waterpump-housing .
1: Modelwork Fairing
As the OEM 1098 Fairing front Section does not really look as sharp and aggressive - you know how it looks , looks like the Nose of a Boxer.... after many fights - I thought I redesign it slightly to give the whole thing a more aggressive look ( like my own 999V2 , or MV Augusta ) , while I still keep the main 1098 features of Design . I will also design some very light matching high Airflow Air runners for this Fairing .
Well, the changes are not obviously at present , it's always hard to picture a black fairing , but be prepared , a couple of days , and then you will be able to re-enact, what I mean .
the model of the Fueltank is done , and probably tomorrow ( Okt 22/2007 ) I start with the Mold .
The Reason why you do not see any Pictures of the Fueltank , not even Stages of Modelwork ( which had cost me 4 weeks ) , is - that I do not want to post the Idea too early .
The Mold for the Fueltank will take 2 weeks , because it is really complicated .
It'll be a Kevlar-Fueltank , approx 1200 gr ( 2.64 lbs ) , with a capacity of 12 Liter, located in a crash-protected Area. At a low center of Gravity .
October 16/2007 -Waterduct :
Well , my welding skills are terrible mostly , especially when I'm not in the mood for welding .
But tracked down the necessary Material - ALTubes - today , and began.
However , this Waterduct is Part of my Fueltank/Airbox Idea , so at least I have created a sample which some better welding skilled guys can copy .
In the end its not bad - only at this 2in1 Section I've saved 200gr ( 0.44 lbs ), and the Waterduct is including a nozzle for the small " Air bleeding " opening at the front cylinder :
And - the
2nd Injector Bracket is done .
All in all both may weight 45 gr. ( 0.1 lbs ) , pressed from 12 ply's Carbon
October 15/2007 - Injector-Brackets/Carbon :
The first one for the rear cylinder is done , the front one will be slightly different . designed to fit my Fueltank/Airbox Idea.
Pictured including all the Interim Stages , which have been necessary to create it , lot of work for a small bracket
October 9-12/2007 in the Makes - Magnesium Crankcase 1098 Cover superlight .
The Steps before :
October 5/2007/DONE : Durbahn 1098 Monocoque , the #1 weight-saving .
What you shave : 13 lbs or more than 6 kg with just one piece !
October 4/2007 :
My new designed Crankcase-Cover at my buddies Company to be measured out .
A long way of course from a fresh Idea to a working concept , but I will realize it - I will have to realize it , because I definitely will not use the heavy OEM Alternator-Cover again .
October 1/2007 .
Not a really sharp Pic , but the only one I have .
The mold of the 1098 Monocoque Tailsection is done , my Buddy is doing a favor to me and will prepare the mold tonight for the first Prototype to be build on Thursday 3rd.Okt.
Final plastic coating of the 1098 Monocoque before modelwork is starting
September 16/2007 : Modelwork of 1098 Monocoque proceeding .
September 3/2007 : the 1098 rebuilt has started
Today I received my 2nd 1098.
One I use to rebuild it from the Inside ( Engine /techniques generally )
One to rebuilt it from outside ( fairings and stuff like that )
The whole concept is done in mind - I'll show up with THE track-weapon at all in April 2008.
You want to participate , want to have the Bits which are converting the 1098 into a rocket ?
Drop me an E-Mail , eventually I'm able to fab a few Sets for 2008 ( Fueltank/Seat ... etc. cannot explain more at present ) for your 1098 - Parts to make the 1098 REAL light .
Modelwork Airbox started
Modelwork Monocoque-Tailsection started
As it is Tailsection and Subframe in one the weight-savings will be huge !
Modelwork Fueltank-Cover started
New Idea for a Engine-Cover , to be build preferably in Magnesium or Carbon :
Where I began Intermediate One of the last Steps
September 10/2007 :
Demolding the OEM Fueltank , first half + the other half
September 14/2007 :
Moreless back there where I've been before , similar to upper Pics I now have got a model to start with .
Demolding my Fueltank-Dummy Model
Then the first rough Part of the Tail came out of
First test of the 1098 Monocoque-Tail on the Bike , regarding Fitment , a good start I think , very good fit :
Removed the Engine
Started to disassemble it to copy all the Internal screws and stuff to be copied by Titanium
Then I decided to do rework the Engine slightly , here a Detail-Pic of the Piston
Detail Pic of Cylinder-Head/valves
Detail-Pic of piston-cooling measurement
The Shiftdrum , already prepared with some holes , but still enough Potential to shave weight .
I do not go for Ergal-Shiftdrums , the don't seem reliable enough for me.