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by herbg
Thu May 09, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine

All very good suggestions. I spoke with Guy Martin on Monday and told me the clutch is probably sticking from sitting all winter. He did say that he test rode the bike extensively before it was shipped back to me and, while the clutch is a bit more aggressive, he had no difficulty negotiating stop-a...
by herbg
Mon May 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine

This is normal behaviour for a competition clutch? There's nothing on Steve's site that says this is "Not for Street Use": https://store.bevelheaven.com/Engine-Related/SURFLEX-ALLOY-Clutch-Kit-Springs-Friction-Plates-860/900-Ducati-Squarecase/ I assumed the "competition" part refers to the "alloy" -...
by herbg
Sun May 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine

Rolled the bike out today for the 1st time after a fresh engine rebuild (thanks to Guy Martin of MBP). Once I got it started, I put it in 1st gear and slowly let out the clutch lever while rolling on the throttle. However, once the clutch handlebar lever was almost fully out, the clutch engaged viol...
by herbg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: Wanted: Rear Stainless Mudguard
Replies: 0
Views: 2846

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 1:55 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: Wanted: Borrani WM2/18 Record RMO1 4647 Rim
Replies: 0
Views: 972

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 10:36 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 4255

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 6:27 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 4255

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 2:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 23406

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 4:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 23406

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 3:37 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 23406

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 6:12 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: MHR/S2 Mille Turn Indicators
Replies: 1
Views: 2430

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 6:07 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Wanted - later style MHR / S2 indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

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 3:28 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 23406

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 2:07 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 23406

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 1:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Basket Bearing Recommendations? 860GT
Replies: 58
Views: 23406

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...

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