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by wrinklygit
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Hot restart updated-now second kick starter everytime
Replies: 14
Views: 4359

hello bob, I saw these advertised in this months old bike mart & it prompted me to have a look at their website,the idea of the built in timing light is certainly a good idea,this is high on the shopping list at the moment together with an led charging indicator I spotted at the bristol bike show se...
by wrinklygit
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: Happiness is a bike that starts second kick everytime
Replies: 4
Views: 4966

Happiness is a bike that starts second kick everytime

Finaly resolved the starting problems with my 350 narrow case special,here's a link to more info & pic, mike b.

http://www.motoscrubs.com/forum/viewtop ... f=11&t=154
by wrinklygit
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Hot restart updated-now second kick starter everytime
Replies: 14
Views: 4359

At last solved the mystery,after lots of headscratching threw away the supressed (some people call them resistor) sparkplug cap & replaced it with non resistor/unsupressed cap,had no problems since,I can only assume the old cap was breaking down under heat.Finaly stopped raining over here by the way...
by wrinklygit
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Hot restart updated-now second kick starter everytime
Replies: 14
Views: 4359

condensers are new old stock,not used,as a further thought I am running ngk b7hs plug,would a b6hs be a better option
by wrinklygit
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Hot restart updated-now second kick starter everytime
Replies: 14
Views: 4359

Hot restart - sebring special

thanks for the replies,I did wonder about the condensor,on a previous brit bike I did mount one externaly to help with cooling,is the voltage range critical as I have some nos lucas 12v ones from my mini racing days ,mikeb
by wrinklygit
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Hot restart updated-now second kick starter everytime
Replies: 14
Views: 4359

Hot restart updated-now second kick starter everytime

the wrinklyone needs help again,sadly this year I haven't done much riding,when I have bike always starts first or second kick from cold & then after a run has usualy been parked for a couple of hours before re starting with no problems for the return home.However yesterday I took it out for a short...
by wrinklygit
Wed May 06, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 350narrow case oil change
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

thanks for the tip bob,I did have the bike on centre stand,suprising how much difference it makes doing this with wheels on the ground,bike is now refilled with correct 2.1 ltrs,as a thought is there anything against overfilling narrow case engines ie excess crankcase pressure, mike
by wrinklygit
Sat May 02, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 350narrow case oil change
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

350narrow case oil change

Hello,just drained sump,cleaned filter & refilled oil,however dry fill capacity is given as 2.1 ltrs I have only managed to refill with about 1.5 ltrs,is this ok or am I being paranoid,I remember my old darmah would not take the full qty on oil changes.I have run the engine & let the bike stand for ...
by wrinklygit
Fri May 01, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Improving 250 lubrication
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

improving 250 lubrication

try tony brancato for magnetic dipsticks & nigel lacey engineering for crank seal (google the names with ducati added for contact details) both uk based ,mike b
by wrinklygit
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Narrow case 350 parts
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Narrow case 350 parts

Hello everyone,off to Stafford (UK)Classic Bike show & autojumble this weekend,anyone able to advise me how similar 250 & 350 NC kickstart gears & shafts are, ie is it worth buying a 250 lump for spares in case I need anything for my 350,thanks,mike b.
by wrinklygit
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: back to the fold
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

back to the fold

Hello once again,sadly I parted with my trusty darmah a couple of years ago when the weight got too much for my old arthritic joints,I then used my velo clubmans venom until january of this year & sold that for much the same reason,I had finaly decided that it was time to clear out the shed,dump my ...
by wrinklygit
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Exhaust paint
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

Exhaust paint

New year,new exhaust,just replaced std s/steel system with a new old stock Harris silencer mated to a 2:1 front pipe which I had meticously painted with "Hi- cote" hi temp black exh paint which I let cure for 7 days before fitting & running motor,Approx 30 secs after start up,front pipes shed the pa...
by wrinklygit
Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: wrinklygit darmah
Replies: 0
Views: 1706

wrinklygit darmah

Just to prove I'm not scared of the cold,you can still see the frost on the ground ,photo of my '78 darmah,minus origional speelines(safely tucked away in the shed)all origional condition except for replacement exhaust system.Will re-appear next year wearing alloy tank,SS seat,2 into 1 exh,jota bars...
by wrinklygit
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: I've got the whobble ... !
Replies: 11
Views: 4274

wobbly bevel !!,

Sorry to dissagree Peter,but my old Darmah with leccy start & a battery the size of a small family house is rock steady at more than the legal speed limit,my money is on headrace problem.Does the wobble become worse or more apparent on deceleration,if so the fault is almost certainly due to play in ...
by wrinklygit
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Sun is shinning,but I have no brakes!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Sun is shinning but I have no brakes !!!

Thanks for yor reply Geoff,here's what happened next,spun up rear wheel & sure enough there was sufficient runout to push br pad too far back in caliper,removed wheel & stripped off disc,checked disc for true against my old disc which was known to be good & guess what,yes no distortion whatsoever!!!...

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