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by Lumpy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: So close, 81 MHR
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

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: 1025

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: 914

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: 914

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: 9
Views: 769

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: 554

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: 554

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: 463

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: 463

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: 1025

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: 522

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......................
by Lumpy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: wider rear tyre
Replies: 4
Views: 522

wider rear tyre

Has anyone experimented with wider rear tyres on their bevels?. I have read somewhere it can play havoc with steering geometry.
by Lumpy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 75 860GT Timing Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2575

Re: 75 860GT Timing Question

Maybe it`s camera angle or my fading eye sight but the 3rd photo doesnt look TDC to me. The exhaust valve is partially open. Interesting camera angle too..............looks like the camera is on the piston at the bottom of the stroke. At TDC on any given cylinder your cam lobes viewed through your t...
by Lumpy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Star stamp
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Star stamp

Not really sure where to post this so I`ll put in under chassis. And not sure if I`m being paranoid but maybe someone can shed some light on this. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ducati-Bevel-750-GT-Sport-860-900SS-Open-Star-Frame-Punch-also-singles/332829347814?hash=item4d7e2ccfe6:g:W9cAAOSw8m5bpCqx Th...
by Lumpy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

Re: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm

This is a blurb off Ducati meccanica that lays it out quite simply https://www.ducatimeccanica.com/float_levels.html And here is a handy little booklet on all round tuning and construction of Dellorto carbs https://www.ducatimeccanica.com/dellorto_guide/dellorto.html If your going to do some carb su...

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