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by ducadini
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: head bracket factory numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: head bracket factory numbers

Not entirely correct, at least about the part number. Verlicchi stamped the frames with partnumber DGM 123 860 SS * *, sent them over to Ducati and Guido at Ducati entered the REAL framenumber between the stars. So in a few countries in Europe only the sixdigit number was used on the documents. ciao...
by ducadini
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Star stamp
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Star stamp

Found those for a lot less money on several mostra scambio in Italy. Usually from eastern europe sellers. Aftermarket frames are available and could be replicated. I found that the welder at Verlicchi couldn't quite finish a particular weld and had a little fault in it, talking about S and SS frames...
by ducadini
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: completely remove starter assembly flywheel etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: completely remove starter assembly flywheel etc...

I took all that stuff out, spotwelded the three holes of the bush and pronto.
Bigends get that tiny faction more oil :-D :-D

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: GTL500 Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: GTL500 Los Angeles

I guess You're Lucky : seems likt it is the second generation engine with the flat head. Previous the cylinders stuck out and fitted into the head (like the singles and v-twins) and were very hard to get gastight. Some suggestions for the saving of the engine : #1 Make a more sensible wiring harness...
by ducadini
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Overflowing Carb
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Overflowing Carb

Is the seat of the needle tight and the little washerin good condition ? When it isn't tight, fuel can dribble past it and overfill the bowl. I recently read something of a float that wasn't freely moving all the way down to up. So that it got stuck when down and didn't close the fuelinlet. When it ...
by ducadini
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Drum Brake sprocket carrier re-assembly
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Drum Brake sprocket carrier re-assembly

Tom, Seems Harm and his crew discovered that the drawing was wrong but simply added the #28 without adding the bush itself. When You say the bearings have float, do You mean they are loose in the carrier ? If the bush is too short (or the carrier isn't machined correct) maybe that's why the outer be...
by ducadini
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Drum Brake sprocket carrier re-assembly
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Drum Brake sprocket carrier re-assembly

Easy to check : if it slides snugly over #28 AND is a tad longer than the distance between the two bearings in the carrier, it probably IS the "forgotten" distancepiece. Seems Gigi lost a spacer in his book ;) I know I have a few of those in my spare-parts-bin but they could also be some leftovers f...
by ducadini
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Darmah down under
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Darmah down under

1977 , Must have a low number then.
Pity about the original wheels and discs but now EBC floaters on the FPS wheels. Nice touch :-D
Starter probably dumped because the starterclutch went bad. Nothing that can't be fixed.
Conti 2-1 ?

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860GTS into Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: 860GTS into Darmah

The engine mounting holes are identical on all bevels. The difference is in the gearchange. The roundcase had the box on the right outside, shifting rightside. 860 had the square box on the right and a shaft from the left side to the rightside box, running outside the crankcase. The Darmah had the s...
by ducadini
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:39 am
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: 1195

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

Last winter after a cold damp night outside near the Waterfront, my Alazzurra didn't start like it used to. When I got it running I drove slowly the 4 km to the highway. While waiting at a trafficlight, I saw that my vertical exhaust was yellow (about the same as those smileys here on the right). Go...
by ducadini
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Cylinder base gasket - 900 bevels.
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Cylinder base gasket - 900 bevels.

I never found any ally gaskets on any bevel (except for the singles for detuning).
Shimming on twins : getting the compression on both cylinders a bit more into the same range (Guido didn't always check that).
Could be that the bikes were handled in the past by the same mechanic.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Refurbishing Cagiva Elefant 650 rubber intake parts
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Refurbishing Cagiva Elefant 650 rubber intake parts

I've made a repair with some selfvulcanizing tape and reenforcing the filterrubbers so the carbs don't weigh so heavy on the intakes. Next is some monster-tubes and tigwelding. Haven't found any straight swaps yet but maybe the smaller injectionbikes have the correct angle and diameter. Fitting some...
by ducadini
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Ducatisti
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Hi Ducatisti

Sadly those intakerubbers are getting scarce, even in europe. Great bike though and with a few tweeks touring at +100 was possible, at least in the pre-radargundays :-D Same problemen with the 916 : it begins to get comfortable to ride above legal speeds (except in Germany) Welkome on the forum Ciao...
by ducadini
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Tab washer bender tool
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Tab washer bender tool

Hey Richard, Yes, still looking for it (didn't find it but up in the Alps my internet isn't on Duc-speed :shock: ). Mind You : it is a tool where You fit the pistonpinclip on and then just push it in the piston. No fuss with pliers, screwdrivers and rags pushed in the crankcase and SILENCE in the ga...
by ducadini
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Tab washer bender tool
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Tab washer bender tool

Just imagine this : how would Guido have done it in the 70s ?

Still searching after the pistonpinringfittingtool as steen in one of the 80s Ducati movie.

Ciao
Ducadini

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