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by ducadini
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Drum Brake sprocket carrier re-assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 261

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: 8
Views: 261

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: 2
Views: 124

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: 1115

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: 538

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: 214

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: 261

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: 188

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: 315

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: 315

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
by ducadini
Thu May 17, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Clutch basket bearings.
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Clutch basket bearings.

We all know that manufacturing in those wasn't Always upto the standard we use today. I think it is plausible that with a crankgear a bit worn, a drumbasketgear a bit worn and the distance between crank and inshaft a tad to the maximum tolerance and a set of not too fresh bearings, the drum could be...
by ducadini
Sun May 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Non Bevel Drive Engines > Cucciolo, Scooters, Overhead Valve, 2-Stroke
Topic: Ducati Brio 100 almost finished
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: Ducati Brio 100 almost finished

Nice work :-D
Never seen a REALLY good Brio in the flesh, even over here in Europe.
Post some pics of the rubbers and we can try to source them.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun May 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Lucky Canadian
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Lucky Canadian

You Lucky ,euh, guy :-D :-D
Never too old to begin a relationship with a Ducati and even if it has wirewheels, with a slightly modified seat You have a comfortable bike that goes like a Ducati : fast and noisy :-D :-D

Happy to help out with owners-info and more.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Marzocchi Shocks
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: Marzocchi Shocks

About the cap : on the lathe I made a cilinder, two holes drilled and tapped (IIRC M4) at the same distance of the holes in the cap. Two bolts that protrude a few mm and welded a 17mm nut on top so that You can pushdown and turn it loose at the same time. Don't have it around here :cry: About the po...
by ducadini
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice For Kickshaft Seal Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Advice For Kickshaft Seal Replacement

Since this shaft (and the gear on it) is above the highest oil-level, it is plausible that excessive crankcasepressure triggered the leak.
Minimum diameter of the tube is the ID of the black piece above the crankcase.

ciao
ducadini

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