Search found 20 matches

by DaleMclean
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Fork oil grade 1980 SD 38mm Marzocchis
Replies: 16
Views: 18934

Auto trans fluid and double the amount recommended is what i have run for years
by DaleMclean
Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Parallel Twin Engines > GTL/Sport Desmo 350 & 500
Topic: 1977 Desmo 500 Lost Spark
Replies: 2
Views: 7302

:oops: Have you checked the kill switch??
by DaleMclean
Fri May 13, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - MHR
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Hi fellow Aussie :-D .
by DaleMclean
Sun May 08, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: Front numberplates in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 8798

NSW must've been after '78 as my Darmah still has the holes in the front guard and the mark for the bracket :cry:
by DaleMclean
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Click...Puffff..? What's going on?
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

rwhc80 wrote: But, having owned one of Satans own toys for 8 years I'm going with Vince's explanation, cause much as I love it, my SD often shows signs of unexplained possession !!!!!!
Mines been in my possesion 26yrs now :-D , and I am sure if i was a believer that the SATANS possesion is part of it too ;)
by DaleMclean
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Click...Puffff..? What's going on?
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

~^~

Happens often :lol: . Its just fuel being ignited by a spark caused by the coil being energised then de energised when you switch it off, just what the ignition system would do at the correct time when its actually running.

Just part of the "charm"
by DaleMclean
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Barn find, I am no longer Duc less!
Replies: 17
Views: 11216

nice find.

heres a suggestion for paintwork ;)
Image

the photo may be 15yrs old but she still looks the same
by DaleMclean
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: 1978 Darmah won't start
Replies: 13
Views: 5542

Where are your mixture screws set on the carbs??
My old girl ('78 Darmah) did similar after mucking about with the carbs.
A good starting point is 2and 1/2 turns out from closed ;)
by DaleMclean
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Darmah Engine Overhaul
Replies: 84
Views: 68477

Its a tapered shaft, a swift "tap" with a wooden mallet on one side will usually pop it off ;)
by DaleMclean
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Backfire when switching ignition off
Replies: 7
Views: 4504

Just a ditto on the above. My old girl will pop sometimes if you turn the ignition on, don't start it and turn it off again. It happens when all the stars align and one cylinder has a valve open and unburnt fuel in the cylider, each time you turn off the ignition it can also cause a spark , collapsi...
by DaleMclean
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: whale tale seat recover
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

machten wrote:
The whaletail is a triumph of form over function !
+1 on that! My Sport seat is more comfortable than my whale tail Darmah's. :-D
%^)
I am sure the fuel tank was designed for the seat :lol:
After 180Kms or so you hit reserve and NEED to get offf the seat :roll:
by DaleMclean
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: She just died! No lights, nada...
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Check the connections at the back of the ignition switch ;) .

My Darmah died twice from this
by DaleMclean
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Burnt Plugs
Replies: 38
Views: 12577

Dave, initially ( about 18mnths ago btw) it was the rear cylinder, this time it was the front. I only put 2 and 2 together after checking all sorts of things and then finding the (Iridium) plug all fouled, as a last check after all else faild to fix the miss. I thought the Iridiums had sortd it all,...
by DaleMclean
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Burnt Plugs
Replies: 38
Views: 12577

I've been having fouling problems too. ONLY after running high octane fuel AND lead substitute. originally the back cylinder fouling, changed to iriidium plugs and all was good UNTIL Shell 98 and Wynns lead substitute :cry: now front cylinder fouls. Just like youve described, I can clean the lug and...
by DaleMclean
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Events, Shows & News
Topic: show n shine Bathurst NSW OZ
Replies: 1
Views: 7399

I wonder if they'll let us do a "lap of thunder" :twisted:

Go to advanced search