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by eternally_troubled
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from a UK first time Bevel owner
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

Re: Hi from a UK first time Bevel owner

Hello Mick, I have an 860GT almost exactly like yours, apart from the twin discs (mine only has a single) and the handlebars (a previous owner put smaller, more 'normal' handle bars on my bike). Is yours an 'N' reg like mine? I'm in a kinda-continual use/non-use/restoration process since I got the b...
by eternally_troubled
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: New carbs - where to start...
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

Re: New carbs - where to start...

Glad to hear it was something simple - it usually is!
by eternally_troubled
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: New carbs - where to start...
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

Re: New carbs - where to start...

More dumb suggestions (which you might have tried already) : * now you've adjusted the carbs, have you tried starting with the choke OFF and giving it a bit of throttle and/or with the idle screws turned in a bit extra? I'm thinking maybe we've gone from one extreme (too lean) to the other (too rich...
by eternally_troubled
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: New carbs - where to start...
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

Re: New carbs - where to start...

Firstly, to get the simple things out of the way: My 860GT can take more that 5 mins to warm up, so you might want to leave it a little longer before turning the chokes off, just in case it is 'just' that. Did you replace the inlet manifold to cylinder head rubber mountings? These can perish and let...
by eternally_troubled
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Tom's '75 860 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 6945

Re: Tom's '75 860 GT

I think the photos from the top of this post are kept here, if you fancy a look:

http://s644.photobucket.com/user/waza57 ... sort=3&o=0
by eternally_troubled
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: 350 Sebring
Replies: 13
Views: 8591

Re: 350 Sebring

That sounds annoying! Did you get it to start in the end?

You mentioned the advance - as far as I know, it shouldn't need much advance at idle/lower engine speeds, the timing of the spark should advance as the engine
speed inreases.

Anyway, best of luck!
by eternally_troubled
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 860 badge
Replies: 3
Views: 4554

Re: 860 badge

The ones on my orange 860GT are white and chrome as you suggest. One of the 'DUCATI' badges fell off the tank while I was riding - sadly I didn't notice. Luckily, I found these: http://www.stein-dinse.biz/Complete-partlist/Duc-Artikel/Duc-Schriftschild::148921.html to replace it. They are a *lot* ch...
by eternally_troubled
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Cheap as ducatis ???
Replies: 5
Views: 5067

Re: Cheap as ducatis ???

I don't think that site is a 'real' site...
by eternally_troubled
Tue May 22, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Bunch of beginner questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10962

Re: Bunch of beginner questions

You have probably figured this out already but on my SS with similar taps forward is off, down is on and to the rear is reserve. The right side tap feeds the horizontal cylinder, the left the vertical. There is a cross over pipe connecting the two taps. Bruce My 860GT fuel taps - pointing forward =...
by eternally_troubled
Tue May 22, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I don't think it's ugly...
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: I don't think it's ugly...

I don't think they are ugly; just different.

But then I'm quite a different person ;)

I like the look of your garage!
by eternally_troubled
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Tubed tyres for 860GT
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: Tubed tyres for 860GT

That's interesting! All becomes clear now :)

I have used the AM26 on more modern bikes and been pleased with the results, so this is good news.
by eternally_troubled
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Tubed tyres for 860GT
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Tubed tyres for 860GT

Hello! Another possibly stupid question: My bike appears to have the original spoked wheels, fitted with some kind of Dunlop tubed tyre. I have been reading on here that you all reccomend Avon AM26 tyres, but I guess these need new rims, as they are tubeless, right? Given that I don't want to replac...
by eternally_troubled
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 1974 GT Alternator Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 6649

Will you not have problems by the halved voltage, or have I misunderstood?
by eternally_troubled
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - West Aussie in Washington DC
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

good luck!

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