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by Spagjet
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: blue
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Views: 6484

blue

I am wondering a few things. Is the blue on the blue (and silver) GTS860 (the darker of the two blues they came out in) and the blue on the blue and silver '75 SS900 the same blue? What is the actual name/number of the blue/blues used for those two models? I am painting a GTS tank for my faithful ol...
by Spagjet
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: rod set price
Replies: 0
Views: 10032

rod set price

Just wondering if anyone knows what the going price for a big end kit (stepped pin) would be, I hear Carillo are the go nowadays. It's for a '77 gts860,
cheers, Brett

ps. It's for Oz so I'm also wondering what price freight would be for it?

Steve?
by Spagjet
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Top Speed?
Replies: 8
Views: 3304

Re: Top Speed?

I've had my GTS (valve spring) bevel up to 220kmh flat out (the speedo needle on the Vague-lia waves madly at that rate but 220 is about the middle of the wave) with a tailwind and patience (then the back carby vibrates off and all of a sudden you're riding a 450 single at warp speed, bad ju ju) qui...
by Spagjet
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: How long until promotion?
Replies: 9
Views: 3145

Re: How long until promotion?

I bought a '75 GTL500 and a Maico MC400 as a job lot a few years ago fully intending to sell the GTL on straight away and lined up a buyer before I parted with the $1500 for both bikes but I have to say I fell in love with the "baby GT" after having it in the workshop for a short while. I was going ...
by Spagjet
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Trip meter
Replies: 3
Views: 2789

Re: Trip meter

hey dude, just scored an original '75-' '76 SS parts catalogue off an Ossa crazy I know, been reading it in bed every night. Thought of you when I saw the dash assembly, on the first squarecase SS's the trip meter knob was under the dash like I thought but pointing towards the rider (protruding from...
by Spagjet
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 5103

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

both Darmah heads assembled. Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Time for a ride on the good old GTS Forgot to answer Kev about soda , it's all successfully removed off paintwork, polished ali, cast surfaces, everything on bikes that are together after a LOT of elbow grease and time but I reckon I'm going to p...
by Spagjet
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 5103

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

shouldn't that be female dog? You don't have to be pregnant to be a b#tch but I suppose it's possible. I'll stick to the Aussie slang as it doesn't seem to be recognised as offensive by the auto-correct. So it was a bugger of a system.
by Spagjet
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 5103

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

just thought I'd end up sharing what panned out with the exhaust valve seal drama. I got hold of the 8mm x 1.5 Viton o rings, tried for ages and ages again but there was just no way they were going to fit in the groove. I could get 90% of the groove full of o ring right in the slot (with a bit of o ...
by Spagjet
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 5103

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

I thought about that but in the end didn't dare touch the collet grooves as they are really the only surface that sets the closing clearance. My guruwiz mate told me about the turning over of the collets during set up and having them on the looser choice so you had one last bite at the cherry if you...
by Spagjet
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 5103

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

all interesting. Craig told me the i.d was 7.65 or so (probably because the stems are 8mm so that is the interference on the stem) but there is only half mill nominal steps in Viton (probably all) oring range so 8mm x 1.5mm was as close as I was going to get. I am verging on the side of optimism tho...
by Spagjet
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Headlight Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Re: Headlight Brackets

+1 Ottos Gauges in Archerfield, Brisbane. You just won't find anywhere better. Old school. I've been there, amazing joint, very good people, very good work
by Spagjet
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Trip meter
Replies: 3
Views: 2789

Re: Trip meter

if there's no reset knob or even hole where there was one someone might have made one gauge out of two damaged ones. Some Veglia speedos had trip meters and some didn't. SS speedos are set in a dash so if it did have a knob it would be underneath the dash level (and behind the fairing)
by Spagjet
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 5103

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

yep, live and learn. The soda blasting cabinet I made was used inside the workshop the first time I tried it, after a couple of minutes I noticed it had pressurised the cabinet and was leaking out the lid seal, an industrial vacuum being involved didn't seem to work, too hard to juggle in and out pr...
by Spagjet
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 5103

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

I just found and checked the dimensions on the oring in the clutch cover, it is exactly the same size as the exhaust seals (1.78mm x 7.65mm) but that doesn't mean it isn't the wrong one, I would have been the one to put it in and could have easily have used a cylinder head one or something. I have a...
by Spagjet
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: new pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: new pistons

I went with the JE option in the end, pistons and newly bored barrels will be back here in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for the replies

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