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by Craig in France
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Western Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Hello from Western Australia

Hi Brett (I guess?) and Welcome to the Forum. I trust you realise that you are the owner of the best Bevel twin ever made :-D . Ok, I'm biased since I have one too. But I have had other models, and 'experience is the best teacher'. If you can let me have the frame and engine numbers, I'd appreciate ...
by Craig in France
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Gear selection issues
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Gear selection issues

Hi, Stop. Take a deep breath. It's almost certainly one, other or even both of the two gear return springs. In my life of owning Bevel twins, I've had both fail on me, and that more than once, including on my old MHR. Neither has to be broken for you to lose gear selection (see photo below from one ...
by Craig in France
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: need identification help
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: need identification help

Here are the records from the Robert Miller/BevelHeaven register. You can see where your bike fits in. Quite a rare and desirable model. 350 SCR.jpg Please don't forget to submit your numbers to Robert, [email protected].com.au. Just be careful to get them absolutely right - so much stuff he get...
by Craig in France
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: need identification help
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: need identification help

Should look something like this, btw. Photo and text from Ian Falloon.

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And again (probably the same image) ...

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by Craig in France
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: need identification help
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: need identification help

The bike on the picture is a Widecase <snip> Agree - now that I've blown the photo up :doh: . Can see the clutch lever :-D . And looking closer, the mounting for the shock absorbers is in the wide case position, not the narrow case. And the seat has a trim piece which the narrow case didn't. And th...
by Craig in France
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: need identification help
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: need identification help

Hi and Welcome to the Forum. i am in the process of restoring what i was told was a 1966 350 scrambler but cannot find a picture, specs or history of one of these for reference. it has the 350 bevel drive motor and i was told it is a widecase. First off, it CANNOT be a 1966 wide case. That is becaus...
by Craig in France
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 52
Views: 17399

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

ashleyf wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:52 am So I open throttle fully ...
1/4 turn, no more. :tisk:
by Craig in France
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?

Hot start is still potentially embarrassing , but it is more me getting used to the amount of priming needed. As written above by 81mhr900ss: None. When the motor is hot, I just twist the throttle once, wind to compression, turn on the ignition and give it a kick. I think people tend to flood the h...
by Craig in France
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32 Accelerator pump No Pump...
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: PHF32 Accelerator pump No Pump...

Hi Kara,

More than you'll ever want to know in the two docs attached :-D .

Priming, bleeding the accelerator pump-page-001.jpg
Priming, bleeding the accelerator pump-page-002-3.jpg
by Craig in France
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?

BevHevSteve wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:59 pm thats all I sell is BP6HS, BP7HS etc
Thanks, Steve. I guess you find there's some advantage? Please say more ... :)

Ciao

Craig
by Craig in France
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??
Replies: 10
Views: 1527

Re: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??

Good stuff! You know we will want pictures at the end ... :-D
by Craig in France
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??
Replies: 10
Views: 1527

Re: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??

I don't think safety wire holes have been drilled in the adjacent fins. Ah, you touch on another Ducati mystery :shock: . Sometimes they are ... and sometimes they aren't. And rarely, if ever, on the back. By no means essential; but easy enuf done, especially during a wet and gloomy Portland winter...
by Craig in France
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??
Replies: 10
Views: 1527

Re: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??

My advice: leave them alone, Kara. They don't have a habit of loosening (I can see you've been around British Iron for too long ... :). You won't do any damage by retorqueing them ... but you won't necessarily do any good either :-) On the other hand, it IS a good idea to check the exhaust nuts from...
by Craig in France
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?

Hi Craig What do you think of the projected tip versions of the same plug ? Some amongst us make great testimonial claims...like the bp6hs Cheers Kara "Solution looking for a problem"? Dunno - sorry. Others will have to respond. (I don't even know if there's enuf piston clearance ...)
by Craig in France
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Smoking under acceleration - valve guides.
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: Smoking under acceleration.

<snip> And on that 150% oil pump : I don't remember if Kevin Bracken ran a original pump or uprated one, but there were signs of running without oil on the bigends (at high to very high revs) so I'm wondering if this pump isn't a bit overkill ? Been having much the same thought ... I'm no engine tu...

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