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by Lumpy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860GTS into Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: 860GTS into Darmah

Thank you Kilmer for your kind offer and Ducadini for your advise. Sadly the monster I call employment prevented me from getting to the aforementioned Darmah frame, complete with swingarm, stand, rear guard and some pretty shitty plastics in time and it was snapped up for a paltry $500 by another be...
by Lumpy
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Ducati 900 SS '82 | Front cylinder exhaust running hot
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Ducati 900 SS '82 | Front cylinder exhaust running hot

I`m with Gardner on that one. My SS did the same thing and it was the insulation on the ignition pick up wires that had broken down with age. Either way they are worth replacement if they haven't been done already. They will give issues eventually.........
by Lumpy
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Cylinder base gasket - 900 bevels.
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Cylinder base gasket - 900 bevels.

Maybe someone adjusting the squish clearance from one cylinder to the other??????? Can`t think of any other reason really...............were both bikes bought from the same previous owner??
by Lumpy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: coat exhaust pipes?
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: coat exhaust pipes?

I kinda like the bluing of the pipes, makes `em look tough I reckon. But I hear of some people using ceramic coating on exhausts. My understanding is that it has some sort insulating qualities and the surface temp of the pipe is lowered. I have no experience with it however, just passing on what I`v...
by Lumpy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860GTS into Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: 860GTS into Darmah

Thanks for the reply. No, crank is all still where it should be. Im looking at building a bit of a special. Basically along the lines of a 750 Sport but with no side covers and battery mounted under the duck tail. Bit of a minimalist look is what Im after. I`ve been offered a Darmah frame cheap and ...
by Lumpy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860GTS into Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

860GTS into Darmah

Does anybody know if a 1976 860GTS engine will slot into an SD900 Darmah frame? While I`m picking brains is the frame geometry, as in rake, trail and wheelbase similar?
by Lumpy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket

It`s true it`s true Ducadini!!! The only thing I can think of is it was retro fitted by the previous owner. Just went back over my service records for my GTS and I replaced the o ring with the last chain and sprockets replacement. The inside bore of the spacer had been chamfered to accomodate an o r...
by Lumpy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket

Very odd. I`m sure that on one of my bevels that at the back (the inside) of the spacer (part 095) is chamfered off and there is an O ring in there to seal it against the gear. Can`t remember if it was on the 82 model or the 76. In which case the spacer can't be turned around and it would be worth r...
by Lumpy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: 3 or 5 ohm coils
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

3 or 5 ohm coils

I have stumbled across a Sachse electronic ignition system for my GTS. I note that Sachse suggest 3 ohm single output coils (bike is kick start only) for this application but else where around here I notice that 5 ohm is the weapon of choice. Little confused as I see that heat build up is said to be...
by Lumpy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else Ducati.......
Topic: Ducati deodorant
Replies: 9
Views: 6898

Ducati deodorant

Here it is!!! Now you can not only own a Ducati, you can smell like one too.
http://www.esavingsfreshscents.com.au/d ... t/?website
by Lumpy
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 75 860GT ignition question
Replies: 79
Views: 20111

Re: 75 860GT ignition question

At the risk of stating the obvious, the TDC you speak of is compression stroke. Not exhaust stroke. Hey it's been done before.......
by Lumpy
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 75 860GT ignition question
Replies: 79
Views: 20111

Re: 75 860GT ignition question

Watching with great interest here as I have stumbled across the same system at a price that I just could'nt turn down. It's laying in the glory box as I type. I'm yet to install it due to another project.
by Lumpy
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 75 860GT ignition question
Replies: 79
Views: 20111

Re: 75 860GT ignition question

I certainly admire your tenacity Blaine.hale. Most would have given it away by now. Kicking back always spells ignition timing issues to me. I have never dealt with a petrol motor with suss cam timing so not sure how they'd react. Never seen a carb cause kick back either but maybe if it's sucking ai...
by Lumpy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 75 860GT ignition question
Replies: 79
Views: 20111

Re: 75 860GT ignition question

I've had my GTS for 32 years. Second road bike I ever owned. She's only got 78k on the clock and the vast majority done in the early days. More civilzed machinery is my day to day choice these days and the old girl only comes out to play on sunny Sunday's or if I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. During ou...
by Lumpy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 75 860GT ignition question
Replies: 79
Views: 20111

Re: 75 860GT ignition question

Could the insulation on the wiring to the stator be rotten and maybe by moving the wires you had a moment when they were'nt contacting each other?? I had this issue on a Bosch ignition. Basically with age,oil and heat the insulation goes rotten on the wiring and contact each other. Bad news is the o...

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