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by Zanetti
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860GT head nut wrench and torque setting
Replies: 17
Views: 8419

Re: 860GT head nut wrench and torque setting

Regarding offset spanners & torque for the head nuts, here's a handy calculator

http://www.cncexpo.com/TorqueAdapter.aspx
by Zanetti
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: What modern front end will fit a bevel headstem?
Replies: 4
Views: 4666

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

If you're still pursuing the front end swap I ran across this site while looking for wheel bearings http://www.allballsracing.com/index.php/forkconversion also put "Suzuki fork matrix" into google, retro fitting GSXR front ends to SV650's (popular clubman racer) is a common thing and a someone has c...
by Zanetti
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: What modern front end will fit a bevel headstem?
Replies: 4
Views: 4666

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

Problem is the stem diameter and bearing sizes from modern Japanese bikes are way larger than the "Ducati" dimensions in the Alchemy frame. Theoretically you could press out the stem from a set of "modern" triple clamps and get one made to suit the Alchemy headstock but then you are stuck with whate...
by Zanetti
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: what does it sound like when the sprag bearing goes?
Replies: 8
Views: 5609

Re: what does it sound like when the sprag bearing goes?

You need several special tools and a good hydraulic puller, it's not that hard with medium level mechanical experience See http://www.ducatimeccanica.com/t2image.jpg Need to remove inner cover #8 which means pulling the clutch assy off first Part numbers 42, 43, 45 come off as an assembly this is wh...
by Zanetti
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Imola high pipes tuned length assistance?
Replies: 12
Views: 4598

Re: Imola high pipes tuned length assistance?

I'm in the same boat re designing and building an exhaust for my Mille Alchemy, never been able to find any info regarding the dimensions of the actual megaphone part but there are a few sites which will give primary header length and diameter. http://www.mez.co.uk/mezporting/exhaust_length.html htt...
by Zanetti
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: tight exhaust nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 8139

Re: tight exhaust nuts

Google "penetrating fluid comparison" a home brew 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone beat all the commercial available stuff. Also did you try tightening it a bit to break the bond? I have read of another owner who gave up and hacksawed the header pipe to get the head off then used a dremmel to gradually ...
by Zanetti
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: biggest ever bevel engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 7560

Re: biggest ever bevel engine?

Put "Lucky Keizer merlin" into google image search for lots of pics. Lucky's bike had belt drive cams so no bevel. From memory he found a war surplus engine in a crate on some old blokes farm, the farmer thought it would make a good irrigation pump but ran out of motivation. I remember that bike dro...
by Zanetti
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: BOSCH pick-up part #.
Replies: 8
Views: 9953

Re: BOSCH pick-up part #.

Reverse / swap the pick up wires position into the bosch electronic box when you say pick up gap you mean 0.15mm ~ 0.10mm ? I will look in my workshop manual tonight and confirm the gap, also it is preferred to use a brass or other non magnetic feeler gauge to check the gap to get a better "feel" ho...
by Zanetti
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Electric start to kick start
Replies: 15
Views: 9358

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 If your Alchemy motor has the kick start shaft hole plugged with a bung by the previous owner the part...
by Zanetti
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: Vee Two Australia, Alchemy
Replies: 7
Views: 7830

Re: Vee Two Australia, Alchemy

That is certainly unique, looks like the fuel tank is different from what came with the Alchemy kit as the filler location is further back towards the rider. afaik there was only 100 SV2 frames made, don't know the number of RV1's Brook Henry is back in business you should email him the frame# and a...
by Zanetti
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: Vee Two Australia, Alchemy
Replies: 7
Views: 7830

Re: Vee Two Australia, Alchemy

Holy thread revival... I have owned a Alchemy SV-1 since 1994 ish, afaik the SV-1 and RV-1 had the same geometry with the RV-1 having a different sub frame to run the exhaust over the rear of the motor through the area the battery is normally located to increase lean angles. The only mention I have ...
by Zanetti
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Carb balancing question
Replies: 9
Views: 3583

Re: Carb balancing question

atomiser/needle won't make any difference to idle speeds from your 1st post, check the idle air bleed passage is not gunked up with fuel varnish, to get reliable idle all the following must be right. No air leaks at manifold, valves adjustment ok, ignition system timed and producing good spark at lo...
by Zanetti
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: BOSCH pick-up part #.
Replies: 8
Views: 9953

Re: BOSCH pick-up part #.

Just back from the shed...

Part# is 1 214 212 118
and then 445 below the main number
From a quick google they were fitted to Moto Guzzi and some Pantah's as well
Good luck
by Zanetti
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: BOSCH pick-up part #.
Replies: 8
Views: 9953

Re: BOSCH pick-up part #.

My motor is on the bench with the clutch cover side off the atm (I'm fitting IgniTech Pickups and making new mount plate), I can have a look and see if there is any discernible numbers on the old Bosch pickups, will post up any info I can find tomorrow. http://www.roadandrace.com.au/electrical_repai...
by Zanetti
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Fuel level
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Re: Fuel level

The float height controls the level of fuel in the bowl and is critical to correct fuelling, to high and the bike will run rich in the mid to high rev range, to low and it will lean out. The flow of fuel into the bowl is controlled by the needle-valve and it should be selected correctly "the fuel in...

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