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by Willemd
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Ducati Electronica ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 5301

Hi wags, Had the same problem a while ago and it turned out to be fuel, too old. Bike has been sitting for a few months doing nothing, fuel goes off. Everything else was 100% but it kept rejecting spark plugs. Change for an old one and she starts! My advise: drain all fuel, including carbs, and refu...
by Willemd
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF 36 as/ad vs bs/bd
Replies: 15
Views: 9601

Just plotting on this discussion, my Darmah has stock PHF32 AS/AD with 122 mains, 60 Idlers etc etc. I had a closer look today and where as the rear carb has a 75 Cold Start jet, the front one does have none at all! There is damage to the housing inside and someone blocked off the hole with resins o...
by Willemd
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Cylinder head oil channels
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Good observation there, I left out "drilling". But thank you, better save then sorry!
:) Willem
by Willemd
Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Cylinder head oil channels
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Thanks Dietz,

Spent a couple of hours in the shed today and made a dowel from an old fence bolt, filing and sanding, good stuff!!
Another problem solved.
WillemD
by Willemd
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Cylinder head oil channels
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Cylinder head oil channels

Hi, I took my Darmah cylinder heads off to fix some oil leaks and valve shimming. I noticed that the front cylinder to barrel connection has 1 small and 1 bigger bush between barrel and head, that's where the o-rings sit. The rear/standing cylinder has 2 big bushes but nothing in the smaller oil cha...
by Willemd
Fri May 26, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Dented fork housing Darmah SD
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Good as new

Thanks for all responses! Forgot who's idea it was but indeed got the good old honer out, extended it and using lots of kerosene slowly worked my way down to the dented area. Grind a bit, fit the leg in, grind a bit more etc After half an hour or so the leg just fitted in again with out to much resi...
by Willemd
Wed May 24, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Dented fork housing Darmah SD
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Dented fork housing Darmah SD

Finally got around to take the forks apart because the whole front was bouncing. After having the legs out noticed that one was working spontaneously, the other only wanted to go down so far and did not like coming up. Culprit: A dent in the aluminium housing, just above the bleed screw! It stuffed ...
by Willemd
Sat May 13, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: FAQ: Carbie Sync & Cable Adjustment Procedure
Replies: 12
Views: 28149

baffle thingies

Got the vacuum meters working! Like you said Steve, the twins have very big pulse, so the trick is to reduce the suction by squeezing the the tubes. Friend of mine had little screw type thingies, it takes a while to get it right but then it works. That was the good news, lolol. The bad news for me i...
by Willemd
Fri May 12, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: FAQ: Carbie Sync & Cable Adjustment Procedure
Replies: 12
Views: 28149

hooking up vacuum meters

Hi, The bike was already running much better, today I had a change to "hook on the vacuum's", as per Steve's instructions. :cry: Took the screws out of the intake manifolds and hooked up the meters, one each. When I started the engine again, the meters were all over the place, can't read a thing! Bo...
by Willemd
Wed May 10, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 4464

plug and gaps

Colin,
Looking at the list of types and plugs in your message, the question also is what gap to use.
I mean, my Darmah is a 900 SD (and ofcourse 864 cc). I currently have the W7BC plugs in with a 6 mm gap and everything seems fine. Should the gap be 8 mm?

Or am I missing something?
Willem
by Willemd
Wed May 10, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: FAQ: Carbie Sync & Cable Adjustment Procedure
Replies: 12
Views: 28149

Going great

:-D Followed the procedure (with out vacuum meters for now, still to do). Just worked the slides by ear/eye and it's amazing how the bike's performence has improved already! Before, doing 80KM or so then close the gas the bike would just hoover along like an old Trabant. Now: close the handle and th...
by Willemd
Wed May 03, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Problem with front cylinder on 900 Darmah
Replies: 14
Views: 6712

Great stuff

Great pics, Marcus.
Big learning curve (for most of us I reckon) so can't help at this stage.
Good luck
Willemd
by Willemd
Mon May 01, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: sprocket choice on Darmah SD
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Thanks for responding Steve. You are right, it's badly worn. No surprise, lots of other stuff needed replacing too. I will have a look in the shop.
Last time I looked I noticed you had the front fork seals on special, will be the next job.
Regards,
Willem
by Willemd
Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: sprocket choice on Darmah SD
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

sprocket choice on Darmah SD

I am getting my Darmah SD 1981 ready and just fitted new sprockets and chain. The bike came with a 16 and 38 but reading up on the subject Steve mentioned somewhere never to go for even/even or uneven/uneven. I also have a 39 and fitted that with the 16. After tensioning the chain, it is still scrap...
by Willemd
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Another Darmah changed hands
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Thanks for your reply Graig, very helpful indeed. I am amazed of all the information available on this site, just downloaded and printed the Darmah SD workshop manual, I will be prepared for when the beast arrives next week!

Catch you later!
WillemD

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