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by rjk40
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Thanks kindly, Rick, for the info and the prompt reply. I like the idea of locating the blinker relay outside the headlamp shell, as it makes replacement so much easier. Gutting the headlamp shell for any reason is not my idea of a good time. On my '75 860GT resto, I had to make a new wiring harness...
by rjk40
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Hi Rick,

Is the little can in front of your Sachse ignition module the turn signal relay, that normally sits inside the headlamp housing?
by rjk40
Sun May 19, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Dot on new tire lightest spot?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Thank you, Gentlemen,

You have confirmed my deductions.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Sat May 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Dot on new tire lightest spot?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Maybe I am missing something, but I have seen on some videos that a new tire will have a dot on it to show the lightest part of the tire, which should be placed at the valve hole in the rim; I have new Avon Roadmasters, but do not see any dot. I am guessing that, since there is no dot, the rotationa...
by rjk40
Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: New spokes and rims on 1975 860GT
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: New spokes and rims on 1975 860GT

Hi Vince, The text with the pics explains all. Yes, the torque wrench is a Tekton dual range spoke torque wrench, with one range of 0-100 inch/lbs. The torque setting that I used was 30 inch/lbs., per recommendation from Buchanan Spoke and Rim, where I purchased the spokes, rims, torque wrench adapt...
by rjk40
Wed May 15, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: New spokes and rims on 1975 860GT
Replies: 3
Views: 365

New spokes and rims on 1975 860GT

FYI, Just in the finishing process of putting new spokes and Excel rims (from Buchanan Spoke and Rim) on my 1975 860GT: Pics are on this Flickr link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124760992@N02/albums/72157680407126538 All went together nicely. The front hub was very easy, and the spokes, once in th...
by rjk40
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 8908

Re: Disc rear end

Hi Ducadini, No harm; I appreciate the info, and am grateful that I counted correctly. I haven't ordered yet, as I am awaiting a reply from Buchanan having asked for pics of the finish on the Excels, with and without polishing. I am still trying to decide on anodizing or not, but Buchanan may not do...
by rjk40
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 8908

Re: Disc rear end

Hi Ducadini, I just noticed this post in my wanderings. You say that the original 860GT hub was drilled for 36 spokes with drum brake, and 40 for disc. I counted my 860GT bike's (s/n 851539) front wheel and rear wheel spoke holes twice, and both the front and the rear hubs have 40 holes, and that's ...
by rjk40
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 11
Views: 5693

Re: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT

Thanks, Ducadini, With the amount of effort and bucks I have put into the resto, I am leaning toward getting the Excel rims polished by Buchanan, and then dealing with keeping them clean. The bike is always garaged, and the worst thing I have seen on other polished aluminum bike parts on my other on...
by rjk40
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 11
Views: 5693

Re: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT

Hi Steve, Here's the specific info on the Excel Rims, clipped right from the Buchanan catalog: I am assuming that when you say "Flanged", you mean "Shouldered". I will be contacting Buchanan soon to order spokes and rims, and will attempt to get clear-anodized and polished rims (yes, I am aware of t...
by rjk40
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 11
Views: 5693

Re: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT

Looking at Buchanan Excel Rim options, the only option I see is the labor for polishing; there is no mention of clear coating. There is mention of anodized coating which gives the old silver finish, but that doesn't sound like a clear coat. Again, is it your understanding that they do provide clear ...
by rjk40
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 11
Views: 5693

Re: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT

Hi again, Steve, When you mention "polished with a clear coat", I understand that Buchanan has a rate for the polishing process, but I see no clear coating listed; does that mean that you or I do the clear coating ourselves? Not an issue for me, but I want to be clear. Thanks in advance. Regards, Ri...
by rjk40
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification
Replies: 19
Views: 1972

Re: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification

Hi Craig,

Thanks for the sketch.

The first three pics should clarify things:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124760992@N02/

the spacer sitting nicely on the sprocket carrier bearing
the spacer and sprocket carrier bearing
the axle with spacer.

HTH.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification
Replies: 19
Views: 1972

Re: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification

Hi Craig, Thanks for the sketch. In reality, even the small hole in the spacer slides nicely over the axle's larger, unthreaded part, so the spacer will slide right up the axle against the sprocket carrier's inner race. whilst the other face would rest against the swingarm face. The difference in ax...
by rjk40
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification
Replies: 19
Views: 1972

Re: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification

Hi Craig, The threaded part of the axle is indeed a slightly smaller diameter than the unthreaded length. The threaded parts are only about an inch long, and just protrude out of the swingarm to provide enough threads to nicely contain the large nut and washer on each side. The small bore on the spa...

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