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by ducadini
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Engine overhaul - what is "must do"
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Engine overhaul - what is "must do"

If the standard pick-up wiring is still in place : replace.
Ask Steve ;)

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 6946

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Isn't there a list with "standard" torques in the back of the manual ? When all the adjustments run out of range, just put a slightly longer rod in the gearbox-shaft. Keep in mind that the hole through the shaft has two different diameters. All other Ducs had about the same system so You could score...
by ducadini
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 6946

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Thanx Craig, for searching the data. To be honest : I was getting a headache getting the belt-springs into the equation. My bad :oops: :oops: Nevertheless I stand by two rules : Check that the clutchpressureplate is lifting EVENLY, and if so switch some springs from one side to another or add a shim...
by ducadini
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 6946

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Currently working on a new "shed" to work on the bikes so all my parts are secured in a storage facility. costing me a Ducati €€€. Pretty sure that the box, containing original bevel clutch stuff, only holds 5 parts : the Original srews, washers, buckets (single-twin the same) and the two springs : ...
by ducadini
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 6946

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

We used the stiffer-shorter springs (originally 450 Desmo stuff) without any problems in various engines, but with a lot of practice to get the lever pulled ;) So sometimes we just fitted 2 or 3 and shimmed them to get even lift. Coilbinding is VERY MUCH out of the question : with the longer lever t...
by ducadini
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 6946

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

All springs in the clutch aren't the same, so when You pull the lever, the pressureplate tends to lift unevenly, and dragging on one side. I added shims of 0.1under some of the springs to get a perfect lift. But even then, I ALWAYS kicked the bike a few time with the clutchlever in, untill it was lo...
by ducadini
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket

Lumpy, To get on top of some of the "peculiarities" of Ducati, We have to be inventive ;) But I guess that, even with the o-ring at that place (without interfering the shimming) oil can get through the splines of the shaft and when dismantling the sprocket the source isn't Always clear. In my opinio...
by ducadini
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket

Earliest bevel-engines I have is a 73 sport, latest a 82 Darmah.
Never seen any o-ring near the out-shaft.
Maybe a possible solution someone tried but I wonder how it was done without compromising the shimming.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket

I turned a steel pipe to the correct ID, welded four tabs on the inside and corrected all by hand to fit the nut. In the 70's it just wasn't that easy to order Ducati tools ;-) To clamp the sprocket I use an old chain with a piece of steel bolted to it. Torquing the nut IS already difficult , standi...
by ducadini
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket

Parts manual 860 (all types are the same), page CB, part 095. This ring creates the seal over the splines of the out-shaft against the seal in the crankcase. It must be possible to pry it out and turn it around, so the seal is running on another part. Check for dings and dents. With dismantled engin...
by ducadini
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Oil leak by the axel/sprocket

Are You sure the nut was tight enough ? If it's loose, it leaks. Check the bush for cracks or dents so it doens't seal against the sprocket. Be sure the crankcase breather tube isn't obstructed or clamped between something. This makes the pressurewaves in the crankcase go up and forces the oil out, ...
by ducadini
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Everything Else Ducati.......
Topic: Ducati deodorant
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Ducati deodorant

I knew there was another word for ricinius-oil : Castoroil.
Learned another english word (or re-learned ;-)

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else Ducati.......
Topic: Ducati deodorant
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Ducati deodorant

A drip of ricinus-oil in the gastank and everyone around You OR runs away (the woussies) OR get's reminded of how REAL bikes smelled in the 70's :-D :-D
BTW, my old belstaff smells enough ;)

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: MHR - fit sidecovers to no-sidecover model
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: MHR - fit sidecovers to no-sidecover model

If it get's so hot overthere downunder, plenty reason NOT to fit them !! Now the hot air can easily stream out behind the cilinder. Covers fitted You get a nice hotspot, heating Your battery, regulator and carb. For Your cold (15°-20° ???) winters You could try some of those little plastic clamps wh...
by ducadini
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: 'Straight Head' Pantah Engines [rear exhaust faces forward] > F1, F3, Pantah, TL, XL, TT1, TT2, Al'Azzurra
Topic: Pantah 1980 500SL GEN light
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Re: Pantah 1980 500SL GEN light

As many times, electrickery killed the duck :~ Check the earthing on all connections, they were rather small to begin and with age coming in, they could"ve gone marginal. And better still : check ALL connections and wires for dodgy repairs and getting stuck between hard things. Luckily, a Pantah isn...

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