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by machten
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 13308

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

With the dual spigot taps, the link pipe flows on both "on" and "reserve". Just not on "Off"

No need to drain the fuel tank though. Just turn the taps to off.

.Kev
by machten
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 13308

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

Both the 750 GT and 750 Sport have the link pipe. I've always assumed it was to facilitate access to as much of the fuel as possible (that resides in the low points on either side of the tank) for both carbs when you're down on reserve.

Don't know how effective it is in reality.

Kev
by machten
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Erratic Voltmeter readings
Replies: 19
Views: 13308

Re: Erratic Voltmeter readings

+1 on what Craig said. 17.5 to 18.5 is what I've been using for the last 35 years. Works fine!

kev
by machten
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 13037

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

you really couldn't measure the section the other way as they had had a skin trimmed off by the collet groove by the time I got them out Yep! Been there. I put some white paper down on the bench and have a close look for any rubber nicks after pushing the valves through with a twist. I don't think ...
by machten
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 13037

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

I may be mistaken on the 8x1, but I do remember fitting o-rings and them being a bit loose in the guide slots. I remember looking for the o-ring standards that Ducati used in the manuals. That was the (now defunct) UNI standard of the Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione. I've never found though ...
by machten
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: desmo exhaust valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 13037

Re: desmo exhaust valve seals

I seem to recall the valve guide o-rings were 8 x 1.0

Kev
by machten
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: 1972 750 GT tank strips
Replies: 1
Views: 4986

Re: 1972 750 GT tank strips

To my knowledge, no '72 GT had metal tank badges or side cover badges. All the 72 tanks and covers were fibreglass with decals.

Are you sure you meant '72?

Kev
by machten
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

Hi paddy,

I keep a bike over there for trips. The mg routes are here:

http://www.motogiroitalia.it/en/tragitto/

Not too far from Umbria at times! Its well worth seeing if you get chance!

Kev
by machten
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

2. Re. the Alpha big-end, well, I've yet to come across anyone who speaks well of them. I've heard of them, but I couldn't say. 3. Think you're right abut the pistons. Unless Kevin or someone else knows better, I believe it was slipper Mondials in the Sport, full skirt Borgos in the GT. Craig's spo...
by machten
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

OK. Good stuff. We'll touch base. I'll have a 2 room setup at Bagni di Lucca anyway and it's just me there. The Cinque Terra 3 day Gastronomy ride ride..be there for that at least if you can! The dates are the same as the spread sheet I sent you previously. It's only Paul and me riding. Please join ...
by machten
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

Good one. I've never seen that one....
by machten
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

MotoGiro d'Italia for 7 days and a few weeks either side based in Tuscany at a friend's place in Bagni di lucca riding old Ducatis - mostly singles. This is my steed for the trip... http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/machten1960/Ducati%20Forum%20Posts/Ducati%201958%20175%20Sport/IMG_2741_zps3d...
by machten
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

I'll see your cards and add a few, Craig!!!

Image

Kev :P

Btw..May/June in Italy is approaching fast! Have a think about it. The invite stands, love to catch up if it works out for you.
by machten
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

Looks like from the Netherland's guys Dyke Blast, yes Craig?

Kev
by machten
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 13505

Re: Hello Everybody out there

Wow! That's a good pedigree you have, Paddy. Not sure I can tell you too much new to you at all. Maybe just a few things to jog your own memory. As you've already said, the shocks on the outside of the frame for 73 and 74 Sports are the most obvious external thing. Additionally the rear set mounts. ...

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