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by kettle738
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

No need to drain the fuel tank though. Just turn the taps to off.
There's the answer and thank you for it.....that will make life a bit easier next time the tank has to come off.


Mick............kettle738
by kettle738
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

The reason I drained the tank initially was just to part empty it as it was nearly full and very heavy.......I didn't test the theory, but I suspect if both taps are off then it closes the link pipe?.....which if it were correct would mean both taps would need to be On for it to serve any purpose. I...
by kettle738
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

The carbs are back on and she's running again; :-D once warmed up I had to adjust the idle screws to get a steady tickover......and from there I adjusted the mixture screws which I had previously left well alone. There was very obvious response to the mixture screws which confirms the idle circuits ...
by kettle738
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

Hi Craig........well nothing scientific unfortunately......I read a couple of threads among the hundreds I've been ploughing through which mentioned re setting float heights and it was re setting them from 22mm IIRC. When I found mine were set at 21mm.........and I am as certain as you can be of any...
by kettle738
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

Hi Craig.......I took the carbs out today, everything is stock, jets, throttle slide etc and quite nice and clean inside. The only thing I noticed that needs attention beyond cleaning is the float height.......21mm both sides, where as I understand it, it should be between 17.5 and 18.5mm. I have do...
by kettle738
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

Thanks Craig,....I took the 860 out again this afternoon and I now have a better understanding of how she runs......starting and idling are still fine, but the popping through the silencers is almost entirely on small to moderate throttle openings.....typical minor load cruising throttle and she pop...
by kettle738
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

Hi Craig.....thank you for that; I followed your advice and checked all the connections to the Reg/Rectifier, and they all seemed fine; nonetheless I crimped each one very slightly to ensure a proper interference fit. I then took a look at the fuses and cleaned the pointy ends of each one back to br...
by kettle738
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 12795

Erratic Voltmeter readings

Hi all, I took my first ride on my new to me 860GTE yesterday.....it starts really easily and settles down to a nice idle at about 900rpm when warm and apart from a tiny bit of popping in the silencers seems to run perfectly. :mrgreen: This bike has yet to turn 6,000m from new (not necessarily a goo...
by kettle738
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Very Fast Idle on Choke
Replies: 2
Views: 5196

Re: Very Fast Idle on Choke

Hi Steve, thank you for that, I understand it's an enrichener .....sorry, I used Choke as a term of convenience......so I can take it from that it's normal but can be overcome by reducing it almost instantly to achieve a less destructive fast idle. That is exactly what I was doing by instinct and fe...
by kettle738
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Very Fast Idle on Choke
Replies: 2
Views: 5196

Very Fast Idle on Choke

My 860GTE is a very easy starter, I give her a couple of twists of throttle, set the choke and she will typically fire first or second kick, so I think I have a lot to be grateful for. Once running I can dispense with the choke fairly quickly and she will settle down to a nice steady idle at about 9...
by kettle738
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Headlamp wiring....HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 4964

Re: Headlamp wiring....HELP!

Well.......I answered my own question, what looked a bit daunting wasn't in the end; the headlamp connector block and the rubber cap to the indicator relay were the most awkward, but they were easy enough and against all expectations the harness slipped out the back of the shell just fine. I still c...
by kettle738
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Headlamp wiring....HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 4964

Headlamp wiring....HELP!

Hi all, I'm new to Bevel Ducatis so everything is strange right now. My 860GTE headlamp shell is a corroded mess, surface corrosion only though, it's very solid. I decided to remove it to either re chrome or paint satin black; I also hoped to re sleeve the part of the loom that passes round the stee...
by kettle738
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from a UK first time Bevel owner
Replies: 11
Views: 4018

Re: Hi from a UK first time Bevel owner

Hi, thank you for the interest, I had a Guzzi that had been registered 1974 but with a dating letter via the Guzzi club and had it re-registered as a '72 As I understand it things have changed a little, apparently the DVLA will still accept authorised club dating certificates for imports, but not fo...
by kettle738
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from a UK first time Bevel owner
Replies: 11
Views: 4018

Re: Hi from a UK first time Bevel owner

Hi all, thanks for the replies, it's good to know there are other bevel owners fairly local.....particularly as I know pretty much nothing thus far; with my other old ruins I'm used to giving advice rather than asking for it so it's great that there is so much knowledge about and people offer it fre...
by kettle738
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Removing Jod lens from headlight...
Replies: 1
Views: 5114

Re: Removing Jod lens from headlight...

I'm just resurrecting this old thread in case anyone else has the same issue. I had to remove my Jod Duplo lens so the reflector could be re silvered. I used a thin scraper/blade to remove as much adhesive as possible from the gap between the glass and the edge of the reflector. (Very Careful!) The ...

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