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by 81mhr900ss
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: bosch ignition pickup tool Q
Replies: 8
Views: 4763

Re: bosch ignition pickup tool Q

Hi Hedton: You can rent one if you are in Australia but otherwise it's a very expensive, one-time tool. I've read about some guys making their own, precise crankshaft rings; this would help set the air gap but not the pick up position. I went the Sacshe route; a little expensive but very easy to ins...
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Time Ducati Owner /Kara / Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: First Time Ducati Owner /Kara / Hello

I want Mr Tyler to adopt me; the only way I may ever get my hands on a Vinnie!
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Time Ducati Owner /Kara / Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: First Time Ducati Owner /Kara / Hello

Hi Kara: If you were/are a Commando pilot you must know the fellow behind "The mighty garage", down in Portland, one of my favourite YouTube sites. I had a 74 850 Commando for a while and much longer ago, a 75 860GT. I bought the old Ducati in 81 while I was at university and modded it quite a lot t...
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Odd. I just measured my spare set of plugs and the threaded section at it's widest is 0.5417" and I know these plugs fit as I tested them. 81 MHR.
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 23
Views: 17227

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

If I had to pick the single most frustrating and relative time consuming PITA job on my MHR overhaul last year, it was getting the old, valve guide seal O rings out and the new ones in. Once in, the valve stems would not pass the O ring. I lubed and softened everything on the head and stuck the valv...
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from New Jersey
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Newbie from New Jersey

Hi Russ: I've always loved Triumphs (old ones) so please post a pic of the Tiger too; Steve won't mind. The Darmah looks like it is in great condition. Good luck with it; they are wonderful machines and great fun to work on. I'm on the other side of the continent!

Rick
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Herndon VA, USA
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Hello from Herndon VA, USA

Hi Tim: Rick from Gibsons, BC here. Looks like you have a lot of fun on your hands. Please post pics as your project progresses.
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: S2 rear footpeg: what thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: S2 rear footpeg: what thread?

It would not surprise me to find an oddity of the older MHR/SS frames carried forward to the S2/Mille; on my 81 MHR this thread is UNF 7/16".
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: G’day from Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: G’day from Australia

Welcome! I have an 81 MHR and a 17 Enduro; a good mix of old and new. Good luck with the S2 rebuild. Please post pics!

Rick
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 24
Views: 11364

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

My new fuse box. Note that the spare fuse is in use, a 30A in between the Shendingen rec/reg and the battery. I've attached a sketch too to show the wiring path note the rec/reg fuse size is wrong, shows 20A instead of 30A. This just adds a little more protection to the bike. I also have 7.5A fuses ...
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 24
Views: 11364

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Just one piece of Velcro worked fine; enough contact area despite the curvature of the rear fender.
by 81mhr900ss
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

This is the same type of paddock stand as mine just a million years newer: https://fortnine.ca/en/oxford-big-black-bike-stand?pk_cid=1768300489&pk_campaign=aud-308888279495:pla-677165536550&pk_kwd=&pk_source=google&pk_medium=paid&pk_content=70393578393&gclid=CjwKCAjwsO_4BRBBEiwAyagRTTp_PgH-vKd96T45J...
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

The rear stand is an ancient one I bought in the UK a million years ago!
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Nippon Denso were the original coils on my 81 MHR
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

For laughs, last year's partial rebuild. I didn't remove the engine, just put a big block of wood under the motor. My old bike was put away a long time ago (by me) clean but I wanted to check heads and barrels and shim the valves. This really is the easiest way to shim heads; take them right off, in...

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