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by Lumpy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine

Did you get this issue sorted Herbg? Interested to know the outcome as I will be fitting a new clutch to my 860 in the future and was thinking of the 1425 Surflex upgrade. Still wondering if to re-use my metal plates and just put new fibre plates in.
by Lumpy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Switzerland!
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Hi from Switzerland!

That my friend, is the offending cap screw. I was about 2 hours from home and began to get gear shifting issues. Finally I got it into 3rd gear but I could not shift it further. I rode about 15 kms like that to a service station and managed to shift it into 5th gear while on the centre stand. I was ...
by Lumpy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Switzerland!
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Hi from Switzerland!

Not sure of the time line of the selector mechanism`s of bevel drive Ducati`s. What I do know is that the selector mechanism on my 82 SS is nestled behind the the clutch drum. I had an instance when the cap screw (from memory it was counter sunk) that held the fork had come loose. It caused the gear...
by Lumpy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Newer PHM40's with white floats.
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: Newer PHM40's with white floats.

Your a little short on info regarding poor running. Someone once said to me that most carb problems start in the ignition. That is, carbs are often blamed for ignition issues. Have you checked carb balance? Comprehensive run down here: http://forum.bevelheaven.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=10 Simple test...
by Lumpy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: So close, 81 MHR
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

Re: So close, 81 MHR

I`m building a bit of a cafe racer special based on my old 860. So far I`m only at the parts collection phase which has been going on for some years now. I`ve set myself a goal that I have to finish an old 1952 Panther that I`ve had for some time. It`s been a very difficult Reso. Parts for her were ...
by Lumpy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: So close, 81 MHR
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

Re: So close, 81 MHR

I reckon I can see every minute of your 29 years labour in there. Thats immaculate!! Regarding your idle, I always used to aim to get the tick over as low as I could. There`s something beautiful about slow tick overs on big twins....................until it stalled a few times sitting at lights in t...
by Lumpy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Better Oil Flow to the Sump, And filter ALL of the oil.
Replies: 10
Views: 1710

Re: Better Oil Flow to the Sump, And filter ALL of the oil.

Wealth of information!! Thanks for posting all that Gardner. Job well done.
by Lumpy
Wed May 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Better Oil Flow to the Sump, And filter ALL of the oil.
Replies: 10
Views: 1710

Re: Better Oil Flow to the Sump

Nice work!! So did you use the internal parts of a Monster oil pump and make your own pump body?
by Lumpy
Fri May 24, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 81 SS fresh engine
Replies: 12
Views: 1966

Re: 81 SS fresh engine

Wow!!!! Thats nice!! I`d be interested to know how you went about your full flow filtered oil system. I`m about to attempt something like that on an old GTS I`ve had for years. I`ve been slowly collecting bits and pieces for this project for years and nearly have all i need to get started........jus...
by Lumpy
Sun May 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!

The melting waxy substance I spoke of gentlemen was from the original ND coils, not the Bosch transducers. Oddly the coils still worked fine, but they were my first suspect for the issues I had and were replaced first up.
by Lumpy
Sun May 12, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!

I never had any luck with iridium plugs on my 82 SS. It became harder to start and bizarrely would let a POP!! out the exhaust just by turning on the ignition. Quite odd I thought so the old style went back in. I would look at replacing the wiring from your pick ups to the Bosch boxes. I had to repl...
by Lumpy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 900 GTS Tachometer
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: 900 GTS Tachometer

Oh, forgot to mention. If you do do into the front bevel cover, make very sure that the drive peg and little locating sleeve are securely in place and can't escape. You`ll see what I mean if you go in there. If the drive peg escapes while running it could be pretty catastrophic to your cam timing......
by Lumpy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 900 GTS Tachometer
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: 900 GTS Tachometer

I would start with the easy things first. The end of your cable goes to the front bevel drive cover. Carefully unscrew the cable from here and have a look at the cable drive. From memory the cable has a square end and fits into the tacho drive. Make sure the cable is actually engaging in the drive. ...
by Lumpy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: So close, 81 MHR
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

Re: So close, 81 MHR

What a lovely piece of work!! Well done.
by Lumpy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: wider rear tyre
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: wider rear tyre

Thanks Ducadini and Vince. Was toying with the idea for next tyre change but remember reading an article somewhere that warned against it. Might just stick with what was meant to be......................

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