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by Spub
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: running but not idling
Replies: 12
Views: 4327

+1 what Steve just said. If bike will not idle (assuming carbs balanced and jets are correct and valves are adjusted correctly), first, most likely culprit is a vacum leak. Places where this can occur is, as Steve says manifold gaskets, manifolds themselves, and any of the places where air can come ...
by Spub
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Italian Brands
Topic: Laverda triple wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 6456

Isn't "odd Canadian" redundant?....but yes, Paul, there are also the Canucks....
by Spub
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Italian Brands
Topic: Laverda triple wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 6456

C'mon Vince, he's from California. While most everybody on this site and Laverdaforum.com are from OZ or Pommieland, not ALL, so OZ is Australia, Pommieland is England, Kiwi's are from New Zealand, and we're the Yanks, or we some us like to call ourselves " muricans"....by the way, Mike, a very nice...
by Spub
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Filters or Bell Mouths ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6616

On my Darmah SSD I run K&N power cones, and on the rear carb I use the stock rubber elbow intake. I put a very short plastic dellorto bellmouth (really just a lip that screws on) and put the intake over this, then secured it with a stainless hose clamp. I then simply inserted the power cone into the...
by Spub
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: west oakland, california
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Wow...I've been to Oakland many times, but never knew there was a "West Oakland".......

Signed:

Spub, North Pasadena, CA
by Spub
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Stripped Spark Plug holes
Replies: 20
Views: 6288

Hey Martin....Had one all the time, even before my SSD....By the way, the thing with Timeserts is the insert itself costs nothing (relatively speaking), but the specialized tool(s) to install them (tap, reamer, handle, insert setter) are expensive, for as much use as you will put them to. I have a s...
by Spub
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Stripped Spark Plug holes
Replies: 20
Views: 6288

Same thing happened on my 900SS. You can either use lots of grease on the tap as stated above, or remove the head, but I would definitely Timesert rather than helicoil. Threaded steel insert make a permanent and more positive repair, and i will not back out (if one properly) when unscrew the plug, a...
by Spub
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Rear axle nut on Darmah...
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

What Steve said, plus you might want to check the spacer that goes between the bearings inside the middle of the hub. If this gets distorted it will also cause a side load on the bearings
by Spub
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

Spark Plug Gap

I have always had a problem with my 900SS idling. It has 40 PHM dellortos, and while it would idle if warmed up, the idle was not real reliable. I started playing with the fuel air mixture and the spark plug gap. Bike started out with a .7mm gap, and I first decreased it to .6mm which did not help. ...
by Spub
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: O-ring Dipstick
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Thanks Rick, Emailed them. Saw a picture of his oil filter, how does that work? Is it simply an improved strainer, like the stock item?
by Spub
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: O-ring Dipstick
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

O-ring Dipstick

I recently purchased an O-ring dipstick off of Ebay which, in California parlance, is "slicker than snot on a doorknob". This dipstick consists of a threaded ring that screws into the threaded hole on the engine case (where the stock dipstick screws in), and into this threaded ring inserts a pull ou...
by Spub
Wed May 27, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Best intro picture........
Replies: 18
Views: 5983

aaahhh 1977 900SS....best year, right?
by Spub
Wed May 20, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Pick up tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

I have such a to........uh.............no wait.......sorry - by the topic I thought this was about something completely different...never mind......
by Spub
Fri May 15, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 31640

Steve:

Glad to see you started carrying Mobile V Twin 20/50. I have used this in every one of my bikes (excepting my Multistrada, which specifies 10/40), including both bevels, for the past 7 years.
by Spub
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: eBay-When will the INSANITY end?
Replies: 34
Views: 23023

To slightly vary the topic, has anyone bought one of the CEV rear tail lights offered for sale on EBay at $29.99? Listing states they are NOS CEV9350 light units offered from Cyprus. More than one offered (Item No. 400038428299). I have 3 bikes that use this tail light, and two of them have cracked ...

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