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by Riv
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: 'Reverse Head' Pantah Engines [rear exhaust faces rearward] > Indiana, Elefant, Paso 350/750, 750 Sport & SS, Monster 600/750
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 0
Views: 4778

Engine number

I have engine number LC48027585, what is it please?
by Riv
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Fork oil, quantity and grade?
Replies: 1
Views: 4583

Fork oil, quantity and grade?

Hello Gents, can someone advise grade and quantity of fork oil in 38mm Mazocchis on a 1982 Hailwood please?

Regards
by Riv
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: 'Reverse Head' Pantah Engines [rear exhaust faces rearward] > Indiana, Elefant, Paso 350/750, 750 Sport & SS, Monster 600/750
Topic: 750 Paso 'Limited'
Replies: 0
Views: 7135

750 Paso 'Limited'

G'day all, I'm looking at a White 1988 750 Paso suposably a 'Limited', how would I know?
by Riv
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: What modern front end will fit a bevel headstem?
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

Re: What modern front end will fit a bevel headstem?

Thanks Zanetti. Are these inserts visable with the bike assembled? Could I see the inserts in a photo?

So when you say offset, you are talking about the distance that the centre of the fork leg is in front of the centre of the headstem? Is this the dimention called trail?
by Riv
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: What modern front end will fit a bevel headstem?
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

What modern front end will fit a bevel headstem?

Anyone have any experience? (Before any heckles get raised this is for an Alchemy so originality does not apply)

I have seen '90's GSXR front ends on Alchemys but I dont know if the Suzuki triple trees are used or if specials need to be made.

Thanks
by Riv
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: tight exhaust nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 5876

Re: tight exhaust nuts

CRC sell a 'Freeze and release' product here in Oz, it works a treat. In your application heat the alloy (electric hot air gun is ideal) then spray this cold stuff on the nut. It has worked for me on some real pregnant dog fasteners, I recommend it highly.

Regards
by Riv
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Are Japanese Imports really that bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 5669

Re: Are Japanese Imports really that bad?

My '82 Replica is a Jap import, less than 10,000km when I got it, original paint and I reckon the front tyre was original! It has the lead seal on the crankcase screw and even one on the front header nut. The only differences from an Oz delivered bike I can see are the red line on the speedo from 80...
by Riv
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: FPS wheel colour
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

FPS wheel colour

Anyone have a paint code or colour name (preferably available in Australia) for the gold on the FPS wheels?

thanks
by Riv
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Electric start to kick start
Replies: 15
Views: 6164

Re: Electric start to kick start

Good work Grant, thanks. I had not seen this

Regards
by Riv
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Bad noises
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Bad noises

I have an '81 Darmah engine in an Alchemy frame, it goes like stink but the engine sounds like it is going to fall apart at any time. (I've just bought this thing and am enjoying it before the rego runs out in a couple of weeks, I'll do some fault finding then if it lasts that long). The noise is no...
by Riv
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Electric start to kick start
Replies: 15
Views: 6164

Re: Electric start to kick start

Thanks all. I am a similar vintage (1960) and tall but I still fold up onto a sportsbike very comfortably. I recently did a 1000km day on my SSD and enjoyed every bit. I have no trouble with kick starting my SS or MHR but the SD is a pain with the starter lever bending around the footpeg. The electr...
by Riv
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Electric start to kick start
Replies: 15
Views: 6164

Re: Electric start to kick start

Thanks all. I guess my question should have been "Do I need to split the cases to remove/fit the kick start shaft?" Zanetti has answered that. I will not be splitting cases, this is too big a job for me. The reason I did not want to exchange engines was for the originality of the Darmah, (correct en...
by Riv
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Electric start to kick start
Replies: 15
Views: 6164

Re: Electric start to kick start

Both are Bosch ignition engines. The Alchemy does not have the kick start shaft, I am hoping to remove that from the Darmah and install in the Alchemy. I guess my next step is to have a go.

thanks
by Riv
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Electric start to kick start
Replies: 15
Views: 6164

Electric start to kick start

I have a Darmah with kick start only (modified by a previous owner) and an Alchemy with electric start. I would like to swap the starting systems over.
Is it as simple as swaping the parts from engine to engine? Is there traps waiting for me?

Thanks
by Riv
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: Vee Two Australia, Alchemy
Replies: 7
Views: 5846

Re: Vee Two Australia, Alchemy

Thanks Zanetti. This bike was advertised in Perth as an SV-2, I spoke to the owner who said it was a prototype built by Brook Henry in the late '90's and taken to Oz bike shows to keep interest in the Alchemy going. He also said he had a magazine article backing this up, but he could not produce the...

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