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by Craig in France
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT flywheel pinion washers
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: 860GT flywheel pinion washers

My best guess will be to put all of the new pieces in, per the "newest" drawing in the manual, the one for my 851539 engine. Agree, Richard. The critical thing is that your push rods match the rest of the clutch assembly. And at this stage, without evidence to the contrary, you have to assume that ...
by Craig in France
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT flywheel pinion washers
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: 860GT flywheel pinion washers

There are many variations on pushrod group configurations <snip> This is at least partly down to minor changes that Ducati made to the crankcases over the course of production. One of the reasons you have that train of bits is to compensate for any slight differences in the mating of the crankcase ...
by Craig in France
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT flywheel pinion washers
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: 860GT flywheel pinion washers

Hi Richard, 1. Washer 022.84.035: Your engine number being 851539, you don’t need it (see my earlier post). Look at the drawing below and compare it with the one for the earlier engines. You'll see the washer just ain't there no more ;) . So forget it, put it out of your head, assign it to oblivion,...
by Craig in France
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT flywheel pinion washers
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: 860GT flywheel pinion washers

Does seem strange, Richard. I haven't heard of anyone complaining of clutch chatter on a 860 before. After 851193, both the clutch centre and the basket carry different part numbers, so it seems that both were modified. But I don't know what those changes were - you'd probably need to have the parts...
by Craig in France
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT flywheel pinion washers
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: 860GT flywheel pinion washers

Hi Richard, As I think you've worked out ;) , 0755.47.050/060 are thrust washers that fit on the end of the crank, inside of the left crankcase, to take up any end float in the crank when it's installed in the crankcases. As for your mystery washers, I don't recall there being anything sitting on th...
by Craig in France
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Refurbishing Cagiva Elefant 650 rubber intake parts
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Refurbishing Cagiva Elefant 650 rubber intake parts

Welcome to the Forum. Unfortunately, I can't help you with your question. If no-one else can help out (this being essentially a Forum for Bevel drive Ducrappis ;) ), you might try asking on the Pantah heads e-mail list at Micapeak. http://lists.micapeak.com/mailman/listinfo/pantaheads HTH Craig
by Craig in France
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Flywheel/clutch gear torque
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Flywheel/clutch gear torque

<snip> ... my venerable 860GT. Woops. I need to correct myself a little, Richard - for some reason I thought you had a 750. My bad. Errr ... The method for torquing the flywheel nut is the same. However, I notice that the torque value for the clutch centre nut is different, 860 vs. Dramah: 7 Kgm (=...
by Craig in France
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Flywheel/clutch gear torque
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Flywheel/clutch gear torque

In my original comments, I had mentioned that I had yet to install the clutch, thus the clutch gear would not be present. I am concluding that your recommendations do, in fact, warrant the clutch reinstallation to give a "stop" to the crankshaft <snip> Richard, that's the way the factory manual say...
by Craig in France
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: set screw size for front brake lever on Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: set screw size for front brake lever on Darmah

Thank you Craig for the information. Silly me I thought it was called a set screw. <snip. Ah, the wonders of a shared language. It see it's mainly us Brits who call it a 'grub screw', this being a 'set screw' for us: https://media.rs-online.com/t_large/F0520015-01.jpg More important ... Checked one...
by Craig in France
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: set screw size for front brake lever on Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: set screw size for front brake lever on Darmah

Hi Brad, 6mm x 24 x 1. The unthreaded section is 10mm long. And don't forget the wave washer to keep the lever snug. Part no. 0820.39.798, btw. Was originally sold as a kit like this ... https://www.stein-dinse.biz/images/product_images/info_images/10279810.jpg ... and still available here: https://...
by Craig in France
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Tab washer bender tool
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Tab washer bender tool

Hi Richard, See what others say, but ... I know that Tony Brancato uses a par of vise grip (mole grip) pliers to fold up tab washers. Saw him do it once, and have since done the same myself. All you need to do is to start the bend using a lever - a screwdriver for example. And then using an appropri...
by Craig in France
Thu May 31, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Do I need to change valve seats for lead-free gas?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Do I need to change valve seats for lead-free gas?

As Bill ..

Nope.

In fact, DON'T do it. Way, way, too many stories of it all going horribly wrong ...

(And me, I don't use any lead replacement additive either - not in my twin, not in my singles, not in my Laverdas. And I've had no valve recession in +/- 100,000 km).

Just saying ... :-D

Craig
by Craig in France
Thu May 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Clutch basket bearings.
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Clutch basket bearings.

I really mean part 30 with the two bearings in it. I have replaced these with new ones and refitted the thrust washer, basket, drum, tab washer and tightened the centre nut to correct torque. Holding the basket I can rock it and see it move independently of the drum, I am not turning it but pulling...
by Craig in France
Wed May 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Clutch basket bearings.
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Clutch basket bearings.

Hi Chas, Can you just please clarify which piece you're referring to? Clutch.jpg In the scan above, the "clutch drum" is item 34. But this has no bearings in it. It's a fixed non-rotating piece, splined on to the gearbox shaft. If this is rocking on its shaft, then you have wear in the splines. The ...
by Craig in France
Mon May 14, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Lucky Canadian
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Lucky Canadian

You are, indeed, lucky!

Congratulations, and keep us posted. If you want to get in touch with a few more North American owners, the forum at http://lists.micapeak.com/mailman/listinfo/bevelheads is a good place to start.

Ciao

Craig

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