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by herbg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: Wanted: Rear Stainless Mudguard
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Wanted: Rear Stainless Mudguard

Looking for a stainless rear mudguard for my 1972 Silver Shotgun. Also found on other Mark 3 Desmo singles during this period.
Stamped "INOX".

Any leads appreciated.

Thanks,
Herb...
by herbg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: Wanted: Borrani WM2/18 Record RMO1 4647 Rim
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Wanted: Borrani WM2/18 Record RMO1 4647 Rim

Looking for a Borrani WM2/18 Record RM01 4647 rear rim for my 1972 350 Silver Shotgun.
This is a 36 spoke rim.

Any leads appreciated!

Herb...
by herbg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

Thanks for the tip.

I reside in Canada so I'll have to find a competent shop here in Southern Ontario. I'm glad that you think a skilled painter can
work around these "obstacles". I always thought I would have to strip the frame completely bare before painting.

Cheers,
Herb...
by herbg
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

Reproduction homologation plates are not available for my 1985 Mille S2. I'm in the early stages of a restoration and am wondering if anyone has had the experience of painting a frame with the homologation plate still installed on the bike? For that matter, the same question applies to the Nieman fo...
by herbg
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Another thought ... perhaps I should just buy new springs (the right length, this time) to eliminate any possibility of uneven spring strength? Were these the springs you used when you discovered that you have the wrong length? 048016550 kit fits 450 singles & 860/900 twins, standard springs @ 22kg:...
by herbg
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

The clutch did free up when I kicked it over a few times when it was on the bike stand. So, I was confident it would be fine once I got it back on the ground. But when I tried rolling it on the floor or turning the wheel by hand, the clutch was still engaged. I re-read the "FAQ: clutch pushrod order...
by herbg
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

So, I appear to be at a dead end. After reinstalling the original clutch springs and pressure plate, along with countless adjustments of the clutch cable at the handlebar and at the engine, as well as the ball & rod nut/screw, I can't seem to get the clutch to release when in gear??? When I engage 1...
by herbg
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: MHR/S2 Mille Turn Indicators
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

MHR/S2 Mille Turn Indicators

I'm in search of a replacement left rear indicator as the housing on mine has snapped. While I search for replacements, has anyone had success in repairing plastic? This might be my only option to keep the bike original.

Thanks,
Herb...
066474450 - L.H. Rear Indicator Mille_S2_600TL.jpg
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by herbg
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Wanted - later style MHR / S2 indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: Wanted - later style MHR / S2 indicators

I'm also looking for a Left Hand Rear Indicator for my S2 Mille. I've tried all the usual vendors. New or used.

Thanks,
Herb...

066474450 - L.H. Rear Indicator Mille_S2_600TL.jpg
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by herbg
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Yes, I'm with you. I'm leaving the Brancato lever in place as the clutch action is noticeably lighter now that the original (non-binding) springs are back. Question: How much torque is recommended on the screws holding the clutch springs in? Now, I'm trying to get all the slack out of the cable so t...
by herbg
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Upon further examination, it appeared that 3 of the clutch springs and spring cups were binding against the HD pressure plate. The Gowanloch HD pressure plate is just the slightest bit offset. No matter where I rotate the pressure plate, I cannot get it to perfectly line up against the screw bosses ...
by herbg
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Wow ... this board is so helpful!! Great sleuthing everyone!! Your timing is perfect as I am right in the middle of taking the clutch springs out and will replace them with the originals! I noticed that section in Ian Falloon's book too and didn't think much of it. When I purchased the Surflex Modif...
by herbg
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Old905Duc: Are the replacement springs from Steve similar in size to the 450Desmo springs ducadini refers to? How much do they differ from the original springs. Since I have neither of these springs handy, I am inclined to go back to the original OEM springs as they seemed to be ok. I will find out ...
by herbg
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

Yes, I'm also suspecting the springs. They were very difficult to torque down. I did think it was odd that they were longer than the originals. See the attached photo to see the difference. Unless there's a reason not to do so, I will replace the heavy new springs with the original OEM springs to se...
by herbg
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 16015

Re: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT

I gave Steve's suggestion a try this morning ... removed the nut from the actuating arm adjustment screw and turned it in as far as it can go. This left no threads exposed for the nut to go back on but wanted to see the effect. Unfortunately, even with the "extra" leverage, and the clutch lever pull...

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