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by rjk40
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Looking for a technique
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Looking for a technique

Thanks, 81. I've been toying with the idea of putting a washer on both sides of the mudguard, to give just a teeny bit of distance between the mudguard sheet metal and the wheel carrier. As of now, I cannot think of a reason not to. Thin washers are readily available, and the smallest gap would like...
by rjk40
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Looking for a technique
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Looking for a technique

Hi again, I hit the "submit" button before I was finished with the stud removal post, so here's the rest of the info: All studs came out with no stubbornness or damage, which is good, because the studs, Ducati part # 0684.37.583, are apparently made of the rare element "unobtainium", as I could not ...
by rjk40
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Looking for a technique
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Looking for a technique

Thanks, Steve, I don't trust myself to not let go of the mudguard while it is under tension when remounting it, so I chose to unscrew the studs using the tried, and occasionally successful, method of using two nuts with an external toothed lockwasher between them, and then replace the studs through ...
by rjk40
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Looking for a technique
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Looking for a technique

Hi Gentlemen, I'm in the process of getting the sheet metal on my 1975 860GT painted. As most of you know, removing the front fender ("mudguard") necessitates squeezing the two fender/mudguard mounting tabs/tangs off of the mounting studs (4 on each side) towards each other enough to clear the studs...
by rjk40
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 19
Views: 5621

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: 5621

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: 4
Views: 4251

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: 4
Views: 4251

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: 2296

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: 2296

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/[email protected]/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: 12258

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: 12258

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: 8263

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: 8263

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: 8263

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 ...

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