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by andybaggies
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Charging questoins (Darmah)
Replies: 11
Views: 4497

Re: Charging questoins (Darmah)

Not trying to steal Andy Capp's thunder but I'm planning on chucking the voltmeter and fitting the standard charge warning light from here https://www.improvingclassicmotorcycles.com/products.htm It doesn't just come on but flashes at different rates depending on the condition to be indicated, low/h...
by andybaggies
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Another dreaded regulator/rectifier question
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Another dreaded regulator/rectifier question

Wow! a great fast reply and hopefully useful for others. Top man! :-D -*!^- I did spend some time trying to find the same but always ended up on sites that required signing up to view the wiring diagram, but that's just what I need - and, amazingly, my best guess was correct. I won't be using the L ...
by andybaggies
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Looking for a technique
Replies: 6
Views: 3563

Re: Looking for a technique

I waxed the guard
I've been toying with the idea of putting a washer
I've just had my frame wet painted and the advised method to prevent scratching/sticking was to use red rubber grease, as used for brake caliper maintenance, or nylon washers.

Andy B
by andybaggies
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Another dreaded regulator/rectifier question
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Another dreaded regulator/rectifier question

I've purchased a new Ducati Energia 25a reg/rec that fits both the Pantah & the Darmah which has the orange connector and 5 terminals, G, G, +B, L & C. I've already figured out the two Gs are for the alternator & the +B is for the (positive) battery but I'm unsure what the L & C are for. My best gue...
by andybaggies
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Fork oil grade 1980 SD 38mm Marzocchis
Replies: 16
Views: 15074

Re: Fork oil grade 1980 SD 38mm Marzocchis

"DO NOT GO BY LABELLED OIL WEIGHT! Not only is this a poor way to decide which oil to use, but each manufacturer seems to be on a different scale. For example Maxima RSF 7wt is actually lighter than Spectro 5wt and Silkolene Pro RSF 7.5wt is actually heavier than Showa SS-8 10wt. This is not a judgm...
by andybaggies
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5769

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

currently have the #5 curve chosen but only because I had read somewhere that someone liked this setting after trying several others. Well first off I got it completely wrong my previous post - curve #7 has max advance at 28 degrees and curve #5 is the one with 34 degrees max advance i.e. 2 degrees...
by andybaggies
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5769

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Thanks for the full description Rick but it is worth noting there is an updated installation guide on the Sachse web site, see https://www.elektronik-sachse.de/shopsystem-3/en/digital-ignition-zdg-3-23-for-ducati-beveldrive-bosch.html I found it did have a little more information & photos that made ...
by andybaggies
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Crankcase breather & disconnected air boxes.
Replies: 4
Views: 4046

Re: Crankcase breather & disconnected air boxes.

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 fed forward over the vertical head to a little red metal tube that was mounted to the frame. No flapper valve but never had any oil mess either. On mine,...
by andybaggies
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Crankcase breather & disconnected air boxes.
Replies: 4
Views: 4046

Crankcase breather & disconnected air boxes.

I’m in a right old dither on understanding the crankcase breather setup as I'm planning to junk the air boxes & put pods on the (40mm) carbs. The reason behind this isn’t just bling because I’m wanting plenty of space for a re-wire, new regulator & ignition. From what I’ve read the factory solutions...
by andybaggies
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5769

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Good to hear some feedback on the Sacshe as I've just fitted & timed the exact same system to an engine that's still on the bench and it was as easy as the guys mentioned. I suppose the only difficulty is finding exact TDC of the front pot as all timing is taken from this point, the system measures ...
by andybaggies
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 39633

Re: The dreaded oil Question!!!

And just to throw another cat amongst the pigeons how about Rock Oil's TRM (Twin cylinder Racing Mix) & I quote: "A fully synthetic racing oil, ASO MA API SL SAE 20W-60, TRM is a specially formulated synthetic oil containing specially selected large molecule base fluids for use in engines with rolle...
by andybaggies
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Primary gear alignment.
Replies: 6
Views: 5119

Re: Primary gear alignment.

I just looked at mine, and estimate the clutch gear to be the same as andybaggies' about 1.5mm proud of the primary gear. Thanks for the confirmation. Taking the clutch drum off at the weekend showed the 4.8mm spacer was fitted but no extra shims. All looks clean so I'm happy with that :) my advice...
by andybaggies
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Primary gear alignment.
Replies: 6
Views: 5119

Re: Primary gear alignment.

It has been a very long time since I looked at my bike but I think mine were mis aligned by a few mm's but there was no unusual noise or wear evident Just popped out and measured and the clutch gear is ~1.5mm proud of the primary gear. And from what I can remember there was no unusual noises when i...
by andybaggies
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Primary gear alignment.
Replies: 6
Views: 5119

Primary gear alignment.

As per the title is there a recommended alignment of the primary gears? By alignment I mean should the primary gear be sitting bang in the middle of the clutch basket gear, or is it allowed to be a little further back as it presently is on mine? i.e Oh r's I can't even draw a basic diagram in a post...
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Lower bevel gear and spindle
Replies: 8
Views: 3451

Re: Lower bevel gear and spindle

Hurrah :-D I managed to separate the gears from the spindle. I didn't use plus gas but immersed the complete caboodle in paraffin for two days with the occasional rubber hammer biff as means of encouragement. It finally came loose when I applied a little more pressure by allow a hammer to fall on th...

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