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by 81mhr900ss
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hi names jake, recomissioning a GT
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: hi names jake, recomissioning a GT

Welcome Jake: My first Ducati was a 74 GT860; a great bike except for its looks. I put on a Darmah tank, a Hailwood seat, Tomasseli clip ons, a 2-into-1 exhaust, home made rear sets and clock plate and painted it all black, including the engine casings and barrels. It was a great bike. I have the ol...
by 81mhr900ss
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Introduction

Great looking bike Rob. I know how you feel about the tyres; my 81 Hailwood Replica is wearing what looks like brand new Pirelli Phantoms but unfortunately they are about 32 years old so have to go and now I can't find the same.

Do you have other Ducatis in your collection?

Rick
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hailwood replica in northern germany...
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Hailwood replica in northern germany...

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by 81mhr900ss
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hailwood replica in northern germany...
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Hailwood replica in northern germany...

Hi Joe: I also need a windscreen. These are the folks I have been working with: https://bikescreen.com/products/ducati-h-rep-1981-1984 I measured my upper fairing and took a bunch of pictures and sent them to Bikescreen a few days ago. Their website used to show a Mk I and a Mk II Hailwood fairing. ...
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Hydraulic clutch on my 900 MHR..aftermarket,..anyone knows ?
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Hydraulic clutch on my 900 MHR..aftermarket,..anyone knows ?

Hi Joe: This is a first for me. If you search Bevel Heaven, you will find a hydraulic clutch conversion that fits inside the cover and doesn't involve any cutting of original parts:
https://store.bevelheaven.com/Engine-Re ... vel-Twins/
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hailwood replica in northern germany...
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Hailwood replica in northern germany...

Hi Joe: On the 1st of April 1981, the UK increased the cost of registering a new vehicle by a significant amount so there are a whole bunch of "W" registered vehicles including a bunch of MHRs. Mine would have been made in late 80 and was registered in March of 81, sadly the month Mike Hailwood was ...
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hailwood replica in northern germany...
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Hailwood replica in northern germany...

Hey Joe: My shopping list is similar; carb and brake seal kits, a missing rear brake return spring, battery strap! I received a full Keihan exhaust system today; my old headers looked pretty bad, especially the right side and I'm upgrading the suspension; a pair of Ohlin DU140 rear shocks arrived on...
by 81mhr900ss
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hailwood replica in northern germany...
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Hailwood replica in northern germany...

Hi Joe: It's good to see another MHR owner on the forum. My 81 MHR is in bits and pieces in my home now; same as you, a mild "restoration" warts and all (not that there are many), also only around 20k km on the bike. I've just been cleaning rocker covers! Tomorrow my Keihan stainless exhaust should ...
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Veglia speedo drive observation
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Veglia speedo drive observation

Hi all: I just inspected and cleaned my 81 MHR Veglia speedo drive. When I first checked it, the tab drive ring moved easily enough but it felt like the thing was greased; some moderate resistance. I did some research, even found a 10 year old thread here where Steve advises using a 50W oil dropped ...
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: 860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece

Hi Richard: the Haynes Manual diagram calls it a "distance piece" and on page 117 of the Haynes manual it is clearly shown in fig 9:2d, where it is called "spacer". It's simply a spacer between the bearings. The spares drawing on line call it "BUSH 17,3X25,0X34,6, PART NR 079580480" (https://www.duc...
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: no one run Pirelli Phantoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: no one run Pirelli Phantoms?

Do the Bridgestone and/or Avons run tubeless on the older rims?
by 81mhr900ss
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: no one run Pirelli Phantoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: no one run Pirelli Phantoms?

Thanks Tim. Phantoms were original rubber for the 81MHR from the factory and they look so good but I guess the times have changed. I can't find the same sizes I used to run on. I just peeked at the Bridgestone BT45, they look pretty good. What sizes do you run on the 750? I see you've been busy on t...
by 81mhr900ss
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Removing rear master Brembo piston - need help
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Removing rear master Brembo piston - need help

Thanks Craig: I managed to get the piston moving back and forwards under its own spring pressure (sometimes) last night and left it soaking in penetrating fluid. Got to find a bigger drift! I decided to leave the cup as-is and clean around it. What is it that hold the thing in place? Just an extra f...
by 81mhr900ss
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Removing rear master Brembo piston - need help
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Removing rear master Brembo piston - need help

Hi all: I'm pulling my 81 MHR apart for an overhaul. I took the rear brakes apart today; the master cylinder piston has been jammed for years (bike's been off the road 28 years). The only parts I cannot remove is the master piston and the plastic cup! I have a flat head punch that was just the right...

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