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by 81mhr900ss
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Rotor Rust Dust
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Rotor Rust Dust

Yes. Mood lighting helps. A long time ago, my old 850 Commando was in the living room and the Ducati in the kitchen. The living room had sliding spot lamps so, of course, they were angled to highlight the bike leaning on it's loonnng sidestand. One of dumbest mistakes selling the Norton. https://i.i...
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Rotor Rust Dust
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Rotor Rust Dust

Last ride for the MHR today. She's snug in the living room until Spring.
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by 81mhr900ss
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Rotor Rust Dust
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Rotor Rust Dust

One more reason for my old girl to come back into the living room for winter; I'm warm then she's warm too.
by 81mhr900ss
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Wanted: Mechanical advance for 750GT
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Wanted: Mechanical advance for 750GT

Did you make the DGR? Post pics!
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Wanted: Mechanical advance for 750GT
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Wanted: Mechanical advance for 750GT

Beautiful bike. I can't help directly but suggest you post this to the technical section above under "electrical".

Good luck.
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Looking for a technique
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Looking for a technique

A smart move. My MHR has bolts from the factory. After painting my front mudguard and giving the paint a long cure time, I waxed the guard but added a lot more on the sides that would be pressed up against the lower fork legs to do my best to prevent the new paint from sticking to the fork legs.
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Show day!
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Show day!

I was invited to join a local "Concours D'Elegance" (show and shine to the rest of us). They already had a full show but there was a 92 MH900e that would have been lonely so one of the organizers asked me to bring the 81 Hailwood as a reference to the later model. Lots of great bikes and great peopl...
by 81mhr900ss
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Rob's '74 GT 750 on the road again.
Replies: 2
Views: 3051

Re: Rob's '74 GT 750 on the road again.

Great looking bike. Please post more pictures.

Rick
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: no longer naked!
Replies: 1
Views: 2096

no longer naked!

I put the fairing back on today after riding for a while without following the rebuild. I forgot how noisy the thing makes the motor; extra bevel sounds directed straight up. I'm still not sure about the "Ducati" decals; I have them but like the old 79 look without. https://i.imgur.com/9I1jdQN.jpg h...
by 81mhr900ss
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5620

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Hi Richard: my first Ducati was a 75 860GT! All sorts of goodies packed inside the headlamp shell. It's good that these bikes are relatively basic; keeps wiring simple.
by 81mhr900ss
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5620

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Yes; on an 81 MHR the headlamp shell is empty except for bulbs and wiring. That little can is my blinkie flasher.
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: So close, 81 MHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: So close, 81 MHR

Hi Lumpy: the restoration was an extremely light and brief one as the bike was put away clean all those years ago; I only really started the work at the end of November last year and took my time. Prior to this, I'd bring it out of where ever it was stored and wash it once a year, even if it didn't ...
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: So close, 81 MHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: So close, 81 MHR

Registered, insured and on the road; only 2.5 months late but after 29 years, well worth the wait. Yesterday was my first real ride, about 30km to blow the cobwebs out. I brought it home after about 10km to plug into my SynchPro vac guages and tweak the carbs; settled down to between 1000 and 1100 r...
by 81mhr900ss
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5620

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Hey Andy: you need beefier chopsticks! A couple of things I missed mentioning: I had read an earlier Sachse installation write-up that showed the old tab washer being reused for the crank lock nut but this made no sense to me; the old tab washer has an indent on the ID that locks/aligns it with the ...
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5620

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Hey Joe: The red zip ties are critical; red makes things faster!

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