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by johnnyb
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Ducati 900ss 1982 - Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 2574

Ducati 900ss 1982 - Australia

Hey Guys, If your looking for a 900ss I have mine listed on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261125266904#ht_1003wt_1219 Below is a copy of the details in the ad Ducati 900ss Bevel 1982 - This is a SS, not a replica Frame number: DM860ss 091646 Engine number: DM860 094454 S...
by johnnyb
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Ducati 900SD Darmah 1981 - Sydney Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

Ducati 900SD Darmah 1981 - Sydney Australia

Hey Guys, I am selling my Darmah on ebay. If your interested or need info please give me a call 0409 453 097 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260866808097#ht_942wt_1041 cheers john https://picasaweb.google.com/109312530328832439849/October52011#5659968133054692418 https://picasa...
by johnnyb
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 900SS Valve Adjustment Question
Replies: 8
Views: 6096

I find it very hard to measure the gap directly between the closing shim and the closing rocker. Its hard get a feeler gauge in and I find its not very accurate. This is the way I measure/calculate the closing shim gap. - ensure the valve is fully closed - measure the opening shim gap - make note of...
by johnnyb
Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: 900GTS clutch area noise
Replies: 30
Views: 17106

You should be able to remove the clutch and fly wheel bolts using a rattle gun without the need of locking the engine. If you cannot find a fly wheel puller a sharp hit on the face of the fly wheel (out edge) pops the fly wheel off the taper. Obviously this is not by the book however I was advised b...
by johnnyb
Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 58946

hello, Great to hear you have jumped into the bevel world. Once you get it sorted you will have many great days ride (and many nights tinkering ;-)). Yes the sprag is a weak point (and expensive) and yes it sounds like you have killed yours. Biggest killer of a sprag is a back fire. The back fire ro...
by johnnyb
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Darmah Engine Overhaul
Replies: 84
Views: 71962

on what side are you talking about? I tried hitting it on every possible location. should I hit it hard? im afraid to damage it Hello Hashashan I asked a "bevel" mechanic how to remove the fly wheel and he advised to give the fly wheel a sharp hit on the face towards the edge to pop it off the tapp...
by johnnyb
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Valve clearance check, valve seals replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

Thanks for the advice. I had a suspicion the rear head could not be removed without swinging the engine forward. I think I will have a go with the heads on, if I find it too hard I will remove the heads and do the job on the bench. I have the slip on seals so I should be OK replacing at the same tim...
by johnnyb
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Valve clearance check, valve seals replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

Valve clearance check, valve seals replacement

Hi guys, Got a couple of jobs to do on the bikes over the Xmas break. Would like to ask for some questions which will help me out. - Do you recommend removing the heads (easier??) to check/adjust valve clearances and replace valve seals or is it just as easy without removing the heads? - Can you rem...
by johnnyb
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Stupi question - Sprag bearing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Hello Jon...I have had a couple of sprag bearings go on me. One went on me after I had the engine apart for a week fixing another issue and it failed when I wanted to fire it up to test my repairs. Lets just say I was not impressed of its timing. By the results you mentioned there's a chance your sp...
by johnnyb
Wed May 12, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: VeeTwo contact info
Replies: 6
Views: 10019

I called Vee two last week and they have some bits and pieces left which they are selling. They also have a bunch of stuff on ebay.

You might be lucky and get something you need at a good price.
by johnnyb
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: DARMAH SPRAG BEARING
Replies: 4
Views: 3565

bad advice

Hello Richard, The job can be done at home however there are a couple things: - when removing (and doing them up again) the clutch basket and fly wheel retaining bolt you will need a rattle gun otherwise you will need a tool to lock the engine (can be made with an old clutch plate) if your trying to...
by johnnyb
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Wanted - Centre stand for Darmah
Replies: 0
Views: 1240

Wanted - Centre stand for Darmah

Hello All, For some reason one of the legs on my centre stand broke off during a ride (not when putting the bike on the stand, actually while riding??). I was going to fabricate a new leg and weld it on however I thought I should check if anyone has a reasonably priced stand kicking around they don'...
by johnnyb
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Rear Sets- Darmah
Replies: 8
Views: 5214

Re: why

Ive never draged the standard pegs on my darmah.not like the four cylinders I used to ride. all the tyre gets used so must be going ok. so whats the point, with rear sets? and whats the story with that steering damper, its already like a ship? Since I have fitted clipons on the bike I need more leg...
by johnnyb
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah - only one cylinder works
Replies: 4
Views: 6057

Hello....I have just gone through the same issue with my Darmah however on the front cylinder. My engine has only 3500Km since engine rebuild and carby rebuild. Front cylinder running very rich and blowing a bit of smoke. Plug will last a little while before it needed replacing or cleaning. - Checke...
by johnnyb
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch plates - bent tabs/teeth..face in or out???
Replies: 5
Views: 2910

Hello Craig....I checked my manual again and I found the reference...thanks for pointing it out.

Now the decision....to check or not to check???

Thanks again

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