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by Craig in France
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: SSD having trouble getting into neutral while engine running
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: SSD having trouble getting into neutral while engine running

Hi Brad, Yeah, they can be a little difficult - me too, SSD owner. The oil change is a good 'first idea'. You should be running a synthetic 10-50 anyways - or at least that's what Ducati told you to do :-D (ref. last page of the owner's handbook). The only problem you may encounter is a little clutc...
by Craig in France
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 65-67 Mach 1
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: 65-67 Mach 1

I was stripping more paint on the frame today and found a faintly stamped 350GT in front of the frame number. Interesting! I have found no reference in any of the published sources to this "350GT" frame stamp*. However, I see there are 2 registrations (ref. 1025 & 1031) of bikes with it on the Beve...
by Craig in France
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 65-67 Mach 1
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: 65-67 Mach 1

Eldert wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:38 am
Engine is from another bike. It has the large M30 alternator outlet . Early widecase had M22 outlets.
Good one, Eldert - thanks!

Alternator cable gland nuts.jpg
by Craig in France
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 65-67 Mach 1
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: 65-67 Mach 1

As Bob: not a Mach 1. Both engine and frame are wide-case. But interesting because ... The homologation number (IGM 1985 OM) is the old narrow case, 250 'Type B' code, that was first issued in November 1964. When the wide cases came in (late 1967- early 1968), this code was initially carried over, u...
by Craig in France
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie with 1973 Ducati 750 GT project
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Newbie with 1973 Ducati 750 GT project

Hi Julien and welcome to the Forum, An interesting challenge :) . Frankly, IMO, given where you are in the world, you cannot do better than to ask advice from Steve Allen, the owner of this Forum. With his experience and knowledge of all the people he has dealt with over the years, I feel he will be...
by Craig in France
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Fuel pouring from carby
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Fuel pouring from carby

I didn't think it likely that the float valves would have aged and hardened. You could be right; but every spring I have to replace float valves in Dell'Orto carbs, float valves that have stopped sealing in less than 4 months of inactivity. And judging from reports on other forums, I'm far from bei...
by Craig in France
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Fuel pouring from carby
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Fuel pouring from carby

What should I do next? Thanks. Very, very simple. Buy a new float valve from Steve ... https://store.bevelheaven.com/Dellorto/Float-Needle-Valve-250/ ... and install as per the instructions above. A wise man would do this with both carbs. You might also consider buying one of Steve's float height g...
by Craig in France
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Check your pins and pads
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Re: Check your pins and pads

Gardner wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:49 am
<snip>Hopefully no debris finds it's way in.
I think you can sleep ok. The Goldline range never had any covers in the first place, and I haven't heard of anyone having had problems (and I haven't had any either ... 8) )
by Craig in France
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32 accelerator pump - Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Re: PHF32 accelerator pump - Darmah

Ok, let's start by going back to basics :) . Why do carburetor manufacturers install accelerator pumps? Pumps are fitted to provide the temporary shot of additional fuel that is required under rapid acceleration. Without pumps, the engine may starve and falter. This Wikipedia description is pretty g...
by Craig in France
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Another dreaded regulator/rectifier question
Replies: 2
Views: 2435

Re: Another dreaded regulator/rectifier question

Took some time to find, but here's your answer, Andy ... Regolatore.jpg Explanation: G = giallo = yellow = alternator x2 + B = battery positive L= luce oppure spia = idiot light C = chiave = ignition switch It's also possible to work it out from the F1 wiring diagram .. but it ain't easy :shock: P.s...
by Craig in France
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ducati Engine Serial Number Search
Replies: 1
Views: 3744

Re: Ducati Engine Serial Number Search

Hi Brian, A few thoughts, FWIW: 1. My starting point would be the information available in the published reference books, notably in Ian Falloon's various works (Ian being one of the few people who has actually looked at the original records, such as they are ...). 2. The data on Robert Miller's reg...
by Craig in France
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 9619

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Excellent post, Rick. Glad to hear things are working well and thanks for taking the time to do the write-up.

Appreciated.

Craig
by Craig in France
Sun May 19, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Dot on new tire lightest spot?
Replies: 4
Views: 6544

Re: Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Many - most? - tires these days don't have a dot, Richard. As per Gardner, just balance carefully after fitting.
by Craig in France
Sun May 12, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!
Replies: 11
Views: 5851

Re: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!

1. See the narrative below for how to replace the HT leads in the coil. Alternatively, you might try to buy a second-hand one. They were used on (for example) the contemporary Suzuki GS400 models (I think the larger capacity GS models used a similar but twin output coil). Couple on ebay at the mo' ....
by Craig in France
Sat May 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!
Replies: 11
Views: 5851

Re: 81MHR idle and run issues: slide wear?!

Another thought ...

You say you checked the pick-up wiring for continuity. Have you done the same for the cables between the Bosch boxes and the coils?

And don't forget to check the ground connections!

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