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by droy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 1970 scrambler tool kit
Replies: 0
Views: 5735

1970 scrambler tool kit

I'm trying to replicate to tool kit that came with my 450 Scrambler. Can anyone tell me the length of the wire screwdriver? I see a few on eBay and need to know the length.

Thanks
by droy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: What's wrong with my engine
Replies: 4
Views: 5660

Re: What's wrong with my engine

A new spark plug, fresh gas. Can't think of anything else.
by droy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: What's wrong with my engine
Replies: 4
Views: 5660

What's wrong with my engine

Hi all, I have a 1970 450cc Scrambler that's recently started making strange sounds. It still starts and runs, but makes a grinding noise every few seconds and I feel a loss of power and hesitation along with this noise. Can anyone give me an idea of what is going on? I couldn't upload a video on th...
by droy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Size of bolt to hold rear tailight
Replies: 1
Views: 5953

Size of bolt to hold rear tailight

The rear taillight bolt on my 1970 450 Scrambler is stripped. Can anyone tell me the correct size? I'll put a nut-cert in it and build up some weld-on around it.

Thanks
by droy
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: What type of oil should I use for my 1970 450 Scrambler
Replies: 8
Views: 8383

Re: What type of oil should I use for my 1970 450 Scrambler

Thanks all,
I ended up ordering Morris Oil from the shop that fixed my bike, Velocity Cycles in Richmond Virginia. It's formulated for vintage bikes.
by droy
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: What type of oil should I use for my 1970 450 Scrambler
Replies: 8
Views: 8383

Re: What type of oil should I use for my 1970 450 Scrambler

Having trouble finding 20W 40 motorcycle oil. I was told to use 10W 40 is this safe?
by droy
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: What type of oil should I use for my 1970 450 Scrambler
Replies: 8
Views: 8383

What type of oil should I use for my 1970 450 Scrambler

Going to change the oil this weekend. Can anyone recommend what type and weight I should use. I've read because of its age I should use 20/50 WT. Good idea?

Thanks.
by droy
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Just can't get it started!
Replies: 7
Views: 7454

Re: Just can't get it started!

Bob: I think the ignition is fine. I charged the battery overnight, but in a new plug, and it has spark. Craig: My starting procedure is, as you suggested in a post before: 1. Using the kick start, bring the engine up to compression. 2. Pull in the decompression lever and, still using the kick start...
by droy
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Just can't get it started!
Replies: 7
Views: 7454

Re: Just can't get it started!

Well, started out promising this morning, back to having problems starting it again. DAMN! Don't remember my first Scrambler being so temperamental. They seem to flood easily. Any suggestions?

Thanks
by droy
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Just can't get it started!
Replies: 7
Views: 7454

Re: Just can't get it started!

Well, I guess Saturday must be my day. It started first kick! Strange.
by droy
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Just can't get it started!
Replies: 7
Views: 7454

Just can't get it started!

Been riding my 1970 450 Scrambler for a couple of months now, after getting major repairs. Last Saturday it started on the first kick, as it usually does, went to ride it the next day and nothing! Been trying to get it started all week. I replaced the plug, checked the gas, charged the battery, chec...
by droy
Sat May 25, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Rims on 1970 Ducati 450 Scrambler
Replies: 2
Views: 3697

Rims on 1970 Ducati 450 Scrambler

Hi everyone, I'm restoring my 1970 450 Scrambler. The next big project is to add new rims. I've been looking on eBay at rims, but having trouble finding my size. The front rim width measures 19" x 2.75" and rear width measure 18" x 3", with 36 spokes. I have not seen any rims this size. They are Bar...
by droy
Mon May 06, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Question on my 1970 450 scrambler
Replies: 4
Views: 6295

Re: Question on my 1970 450 scrambler

Anyone have ideas or advice on getting the rims repaired and rechromed?
by droy
Mon May 06, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Question on my 1970 450 scrambler
Replies: 4
Views: 6295

Re: Question on my 1970 450 scrambler

Finally found the make: Pietro Beretta, now the hunt for replacements. Not going to be easy I feel.
by droy
Sun May 05, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Question on my 1970 450 scrambler
Replies: 4
Views: 6295

Question on my 1970 450 scrambler

image.jpg Hi folks, I've been restoring my 450 Scrambler for some time now. My next update is to add new rims and stainless steel spokes. My question is who make the original rims? Can't read logo on mine. And is it possible to get similar rims , same profile, etc? Also, I thought the 450 scrambler...

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