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by 81mhr900ss
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Wanted: Mechanical advance for 750GT
Replies: 5
Views: 256

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: 456

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: 165

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: 864

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: 431

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: 2415

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: 2415

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: 1760

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: 1760

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: 2415

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: 2415

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Hey Joe: The red zip ties are critical; red makes things faster!
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 2415

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

I had promised a proper description of my new electrical set-up and I will do this soon but I wanted to respond to Andy's comments regarding set-up of the Sachse system. As anyone who has looked will know, the Sachse instructions are on-line and suck; all they really need is a light edit and a few m...
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Crankcase breather & disconnected air boxes.
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Crankcase breather & disconnected air boxes.

Hi Andy: As you may have read already, I installed a Shendingen regulator (FH020AA), a Sachse ignition and better fuse box that uses new-style auto fuses plus a little K&N filter on the end of my original black plastic pipe. My 81 MHR never had the original black plastic breather box; the vent pipe ...
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Fitting Dyna Coils to 81 MHR.. Ballast Resistor Needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: Fitting Dyna Coils to 81 MHR.. Ballast Resistor Needed?

Initially, reused the old Ducati frame and planned to hang the coil block from the old Bosch frame plates but changed my mind and made a hybrid bracket; still uses the cradles from the old Ducati coil frame but mounts roughly in the middle under the tank with one coil feeding forward and the other b...
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 2415

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Some closure: the Sachse system was a really easy fix. Testing and timing is really easy (despite what I read in earlier threads) and I ended up attaching the little black box to the rear mudguard adjacent to the new Shendingen regulator. Bike fired up easily on the first kick. I'll do a write-up on...

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