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by Dob8604
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: MHR - fit sidecovers to no-sidecover model
Replies: 5
Views: 9378

Re: MHR - fit sidecovers to no-sidecover model

Yes I understand that from a purist point of view I should leave it without side-covers. In northern Australia it is so hot in summer I take the bottom fairing off for 6 months of the year too (even though Mike Hailwood probably never did). Perhaps if nobody has a solution to fitting the side-covers...
by Dob8604
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: MHR - fit sidecovers to no-sidecover model
Replies: 5
Views: 9378

MHR - fit sidecovers to no-sidecover model

I have an '81 MHR. Mine has the exposed battery no side-cover setup. I've been given side-covers for it from a later model and would like to fit them. The bike has no mounting points on the frame and the covers have two screw holes. Any ideas how I can do it. Note: this model has the regulator next ...
by Dob8604
Tue May 07, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Pantah lights up then dead
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: Pantah lights up then dead

Turned out to be the key. The three little tabs on the back were a tad loose allowing the plastic centre to move away from the top part of the switch. Both little spring loaded contacts (ignition and park) had come out of their seats. When you turned the key on it connected the circuit at a point be...
by Dob8604
Sat May 04, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Pantah lights up then dead
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Pantah lights up then dead

I'm having trouble with my 600SL Pantah. A few weeks ago I turned on the key and the idiot lights came on. I hadn't started the bike but turned the headlights on. I don't know why, probably got mixed up and thought they were in the ON position and was turning them off as I normally do to aid startin...
by Dob8604
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Run bevel without an oil filter?
Replies: 14
Views: 8785

Re: Run bevel without an oil filter?

Thanks for all the good advice, will follow the three steps to a cleaner engine. BTW, I didn't want to leave the filter out to save money. I've got enough filters to last for years, I buy in bulk to save postage. I thought it was a full flow system and didn't want to slow the oil flow on the other s...
by Dob8604
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Run bevel without an oil filter?
Replies: 14
Views: 8785

Re: Run bevel without an oil filter?

Also, can you explain how have you arrived at the conclusion that there is 'sludge in the sump'. 'Cos you can't really inspect inside the sump without an endoscope - ? After I drained the oil I left it on the sidestand and the next day thick goo was still oozing out of the plug hole. If I poke a pi...
by Dob8604
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Run bevel without an oil filter?
Replies: 14
Views: 8785

Run bevel without an oil filter?

Is it possible to run a bevel motor for a short time eg. 100km without an oil filter. I have just acquired a MHR but there appears to be some sludge in the sump. I have a new oil filter but would like to run it on some fairly thin oil to flush the motor. I don't want to use a filter until after the ...
by Dob8604
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil plug removal 81 MHR
Replies: 3
Views: 3182

Re: Oil plug removal 81 MHR

Thanks Craig, It makes sense, they probably brought the exhaust in closer to the motor on the MHR to get the fairing around it. Since I only do about 2500km a year on it I'll take the exhaust off yearly when I do the annual oil change. I suppose one good thing, I'll never lose the drain plug or drop...
by Dob8604
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Oil plug removal 81 MHR
Replies: 3
Views: 3182

Oil plug removal 81 MHR

I have an 81 MHR and when I change the oil the drain plug only comes half way out before contacting the exhaust. This is my second Ducati with this engine, my first was an 82 900S2 and I'm sure I was able to remove the plug completely back then. Anyway it still allows the oil to dribble out but I'm ...
by Dob8604
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Fairing Indicators for early MHR, Pantah, S2
Replies: 6
Views: 9480

Re: Fairing Indicators for early MHR, Pantah, S2

Thanks that's exactly what I need.
I guess as long as parts are available for these old Fiats then we'll be OK for front indicators.
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by Dob8604
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Everything you ever wanted to know about Desmo engines
Replies: 0
Views: 6836

Everything you ever wanted to know about Desmo engines

This is a really great site by Henk Cloosterman, a man who has devoted most of his life as a "Desmodromologist". http://members.chello.nl/~wgj.jansen/ Have a look at the animations of all the different ways to use the desmo concept in everything from automobiles to steam engines. Ducati may be famou...
by Dob8604
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Anyone had a stone smash their motor?
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Re: Anyone had a stone smash their motor?

Yes, I haven't lived in Sydney for 30 years but I remember it being a very small shop where you drive down a driveway to go round the back.
It wasn't far from Frasers where I bought the bike.
by Dob8604
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Anyone had a stone smash their motor?
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Re: Anyone had a stone smash their motor?

I don't remember who did the job at Gowanlochs but I remember being very pleased with their service. The mechanic did say he had seen this type of thing before and commented how the bike design made it more susceptible. I do remember hearing a loud crack as I ran over a patch of stones and then the ...
by Dob8604
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Anyone had a stone smash their motor?
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Anyone had a stone smash their motor?

In 1982 I bought a new 900 S2. While riding along the putty road north of Sydney I ran over a patch of loose stones at about 90km/hr as I was approaching a corner. All of a sudden my engine burst open and all the oil dumped under my rear tyre throwing me down the road. After recovering from my injur...
by Dob8604
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Fairing Indicators for early MHR, Pantah, S2
Replies: 6
Views: 9480

Re: Fairing Indicators for early MHR, Pantah, S2

Thanks, they look Ok but a bit pricey at $146AUD for a pair delivered. Also states they are shop soiled and sides may not be from the same manufacturer. I'd like to replace the ones on the MHR but also need them for my Pantah 600SL. Since my Pantah has the indicator holes filled in when the fairing ...

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