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by Tinkerbell
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??

P.S. I have an 860gt and I am convinced that the side panels are actually uglier than the tank. The tank on my 860 was redone nicely in solid red and is not that hideous. In fact with the aluminum side panels I made , the tank shows off the rear bevel nicely and Is not the problem I imagined.plus it...
by Tinkerbell
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??

I have made a related observation by watching YouTube videos of "supercar fails" where owners of high end ferraris lamb's and McLaren's smash them up in parking lots for entirely stupid reasons. These are new cars and have a lot of plastic on them. They are automatic trans and full of blue...
by Tinkerbell
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860 gt Moving forks up 5mm in Triple Clamps??
Replies: 2
Views: 231

860 gt Moving forks up 5mm in Triple Clamps??

Hi all,
I think I read from Steve to move the forks up by 5mm in the triple clamps...For the novice, what would be the expected effect of such a change?
I am going to replace head brgs and that would be the time to do this.
Thanks,
Kara
by Tinkerbell
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??

I have been thinking about the long term value of mototcycles--and the long term value of a bike is aesthetics. If the 750ss green frame looked like a ninja from a decade ago- all spiky fairings and humpy gas tank-- and given its performance--you could not give one away.
by Tinkerbell
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 6014 LED glass conversion by Vintage Car
Replies: 0
Views: 191

6014 LED glass conversion by Vintage Car

Has anyone checked out the 7 inch glass headlights with removable 17 watt led bulbs? The single headlamp kit is $109 with lamp...The website is Vintage Car.
. thanks,
Kara
by Tinkerbell
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT Hard to find Neutral with motor running
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: 860GT Hard to find Neutral with motor running

Hi all. It turns out that the problem with the gearbox was a mirror problem...I had installed a nice C R G mirror on the left side and the pivot swivel on the mirror was preventing full travel of the clutch handle. It's like thinking you are unlucky because you keep finding bird poop on your shoulde...
by Tinkerbell
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT Hard to find Neutral with motor running
Replies: 2
Views: 358

860GT Hard to find Neutral with motor running

Hi All, I am finding it hard to come up out of 1st gear and into neutral when fully stopped. I have to pull up really hard and then pop all the way into 2nd. A couple of times at a stoplight , I have had to just hold the clutch in because I could not get neutral. As soon as I shut the engine off , i...
by Tinkerbell
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot ( #55 now)

Hi Ducadini, I just put the #55 s in the PHF32 carbs which are fully rebuilt. My air filters are clean and valves adjusted etc. Sachse unit seems to be working well. In any case I started up with 1 turn open on idle screws and it idles nice. Was slightly spitty until it warmed up and then smoothed o...
by Tinkerbell
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: what do you love
Replies: 7
Views: 11142

Re: what do you love

Quite simply JS Bach. Mozart is mostly fluff--there is little I can remember five minutes after hearing. Beethoven was magnificent. But Bach was pure distilled genius in an autistic way. I think he wrote music for himself primarily .
by Tinkerbell
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860 GT Proper Swing Arm Grease??
Replies: 2
Views: 283

860 GT Proper Swing Arm Grease??

Hi All,
What is the proper swing arm grease to use? I know in the nortons you don't use grease, but oil... So I don't want to goof it up!
Sincerely,
Kara
by Tinkerbell
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????

Hi Steve, I have not forgotten about dropping the needle, however people do talk about alternative pilot jets and I am trying to understand the principle , if one exists, upon how such changes were determined in an effort to comprehend my options. As I understand it , the 900 Darmah was standard wit...
by Tinkerbell
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????
Replies: 6
Views: 470

860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????

Hi All, I have bought some #55 and #52 pilot jets to try to cure rich idle. My 860 has the standard #60 jets installed at the moment ... Steve at BH says "just turn the idle screw in ..." So I am wondering why Dellorto has so many pilot jet choices if its just a matter of adjusting the scr...
by Tinkerbell
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15186

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Hi Ashley My 860 is harder to start esp when medium warm. I am finding that when really warm I just crack the throttle a bit and kick, trying not to excite the accelerator pumps. If its medium warm it needs the enriches again for a moment. I am still learning what kind of porridge baby is willing to...
by Tinkerbell
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: SACHSE Timing question on 860 GT
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: SACHSE Timing question on 860 GT

Hi mhr
I talked to sachse and if you use a decent voltmeter you can simply watch for the sensor pins on the box going voltage high....its the same timing as the led going off.
Thanks!
Kara
by Tinkerbell
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??

Hello All, I found this post on a site called Devitt by Nick Cleaver from 2015 and I think it hits the nail on the head : "Basically I suspect most motorcycle designers are aged 25-35. In Japan in particular (because they seem to be making the ugliest bikes at the moment) thats the exact age of...

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