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by wdietz186
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: no one run Pirelli Phantoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: no one run Pirelli Phantoms?

You can run them tubeless But! The rims lack the inner hump that keeps the bead seated and stable on the rim and there is a danger of sudden deflation if something happens to unseat the bead while riding. Some people go tubeless and haven't had any issues but the risk isn't worth it to me.
by wdietz186
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Cylinder base gasket - 900 bevels.
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Cylinder base gasket - 900 bevels.

I've used aluminum base gaskets on my bevel,they work just fine. I think I got them from Reno many years ago. They might have been something he had made or amkt. stuff from Italy. I generally use a smear of Hylomar,Hi Tack or Coppercoat on them for insurance and haven't had any leakage issues.
by wdietz186
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Non Bevel Drive Engines > Cucciolo, Scooters, Overhead Valve, 2-Stroke
Topic: Bronco 98 v. 125 Pushrods
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Bronco 98 v. 125 Pushrods

Looks like the long ones are what you need. I would assemble it with the longer pushrods, then turn it over slowly and see if there is any interference/binding. It's really not rocket surgery! I had the dubious honor of assembling a '54 MV Agusta OHC single that was a pile of parts in a box without ...
by wdietz186
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: Neutral switch paradox
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: Neutral switch paradox

Other than the squarecase cover on the roundcase! The back cover might fit, don't know. I seem to remember my 750 harness had some dead ends in it, might have been an 860 loom. You'll have to take the housing apart to see if the lamp is connected to anything. I ended up rewiring the bike with real w...
by wdietz186
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Overflowing Carb
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Re: Overflowing Carb

The ignition will transform the machine, idle,smooth accel, you'll think you bought a new bike!
by wdietz186
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Lower bevel gear spindle shimming - Darmah
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Lower bevel gear spindle shimming - Darmah

The shims on the bevel support plate are generally between the the gear and the support plate. Could be shim[s] between the gear and the spindle would be needed to keep the gear from too deep engagement with the upper bevel gear. Has the support plate been off before to your knowledge? It's very eas...
by wdietz186
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: completely remove starter assembly flywheel etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: completely remove starter assembly flywheel etc...

Yes, you can run with just the flywheel. You really don't even need the flywheel but your idle quality may suffer.
by wdietz186
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Overflowing Carb
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Re: Overflowing Carb

It's unlikely the grit came in through the air filters, most likely it's from the tank. Very fine rust particles can make their way through the carb screens and will collect in the float bowls. The thick oily stuff is the remnants of whatever fuel was in it 10 or so years ago. Sounds like it is time...
by wdietz186
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm

It would be prudent to remove it before tweaking it.
by wdietz186
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm

You need to check them with the float needle just closed and not compressing the little springy thing on the float needle. The float itself should move freely on the spindle. Scum can form on the spindle if the carbs were stored with fuel in the float bowls and it evaporated over time.
by wdietz186
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: 900 Darmah sputtering around 5000 rpm

What Lumpy said, but also check that the float levels are correct. You could be running out of fuel under load if the float level is too low. In addition to a possible clogging petcock have a look at the filter screen under the carb banjo as they can fill with rust and become blocked.
by wdietz186
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: Neutral switch paradox
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: Neutral switch paradox

Hahahahaha, Dazzling lights on a 750!!! Hahahahaha...................................
by wdietz186
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: Neutral switch paradox
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: Neutral switch paradox

The late 750 used the dash that they had at the time[860 style]. There is no provision on/in the cases for a neutral switch. The late 750's were sort of produced to use up the remaining stocks of round case engines. The early 860's used a brass cam on the shift shaft where it exited the selector box.
by wdietz186
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Overflowing Carb
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Re: Overflowing Carb

There is only one way into the carb for the fuel to enter, through the banjo and into the passage going to the needle and seat. The check valves are both fed from the float bowl, after the float needle. If you have the plastic banjos on the ends of the fuel lines they may be cracked. It only takes a...
by wdietz186
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Overflowing Carb
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Re: Overflowing Carb

It's usually dirt in the float needle/seat assy. A little speck of junk will hold the needle off of the seat enough to cause a flood. Sometimes the float can stick on the pivot pin if the bike has sat for a long time and the fuel evaporated away. Sounds like time for a carb clean.

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