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by Lumpy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: iridium spark plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 2499

I run the NGK Iridium equivelent of what was in there but one grade hotter. I could`nt honestly say if they are any better performance wise because I changed them over at the same time I replaced the wiring from my ignition stator wiring on my 82 SS. The bike ran heaps better, started easier but I w...
by Lumpy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: speedo drive lube
Replies: 1
Views: 2207

speedo drive lube

There is a little nipple located on the Veglia speedo drive on my 82 SS. The ball in the centre appears to be spring loaded and it looks for all the world like a lubrication point. My grease gun does not fit on there and I was wondering has anyone out there been lubing theirs. How did you do it and ...
by Lumpy
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Wheel bearings? I give up!!
Replies: 14
Views: 8035

Yeah my 76 GTS860 spacer is a floater. Lots of wiggling and swearing involved to get the axle in place.
by Lumpy
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: SD900 Flywheel gear removal
Replies: 6
Views: 4298

chain wrenches

I have found those Visegrip chain wrenches to be invaluable with this type of thing. They are a vise grip design with a chain that wraps around the 3 legs of the puller, adjust the wrench then snap them closed and it holds the legs of the puller hard up against the gear so the legs stay in as far as...
by Lumpy
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Wheel bearings? I give up!!
Replies: 14
Views: 8035

Tight bearings

Hi Baddean, sometimes with bearings in alloy a little heat applied to the hub around tthe bearing with a gas torch can be helpful. The alloy expands and needs to be done very carefully and maybe better by someone who has a little experience in the matter. Perhaps shimmy on down to your local enginee...
by Lumpy
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: GTS drum brake mods
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

GTS drum brake mods

Has anybody out there worked out a way to make the GTS rear drum brake work any better than they do. I know it will never be as good as a disc rear end but surely some stopping power should come from them. I`ve replaced the brake shoes with a softer compound with little result.I`ve ridden plenty of ...
by Lumpy
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Shipping bikes from UK to Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Shipping bikes from UK to Australia

Has anyone out there had any experience shipping Duc`s (or any bike for that matter) from the UK to Australia. Any information like who to use, who not to use, costs and any pit falls involved would be much appreciated.
by Lumpy
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: How much air in rear Marzocchi shocks for Pantahs
Replies: 5
Views: 4053

I use a hand pump to pump it up a little too hard. Then check pressure with a digital pressure gauge, then check it again. This will give you the amount of air that escapes when you check it. Add that amount to the 28psi and thats the pressure you should aim for. Theoretically that should bring it t...
by Lumpy
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Darmah Pistons
Replies: 1
Views: 1810

Hi Bret, I used some Omega pistons in my GTS which were a higher compression piston and a few millimeters oversize. They are a high quality forged piston and are in the bike to this day and have done some pretty serious miles but I don`t know if I`d go that way again. I`ve found they are prone to pi...
by Lumpy
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 1982 MHR gearbox selection
Replies: 4
Views: 3386

Hi Trev, this may not be your problem but it`s well worth addressing while your in the area. Just the other day my 82 model 900SS stopped shifting up. The biked was parked up and returned home on the back of a vehicle. Problem was a countersunk cap screw thar secures a plate to the selector drum had...
by Lumpy
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Cleaning the motor
Replies: 18
Views: 10561

I have found any of the automotive truck cleaners (I use a detergent called CT-80 from memory), with about 50-75ml of mineral turpentine in a 2 litre spray bottle the rest filled with hot water. Wet the engine first then spray the solution over the entire unit. A stiff long bristle brush and give a ...
by Lumpy
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 1982 SS ignition woes
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

1982 SS ignition woes

Recently the ignition was left switched on on my 1982 900SS over-night. Coming out in the morning I found a pile of melted wax under the coils. The bike started and ran in this condition, but I did not ride it, only idled on the stand. I no longer trusted the coils and replaced the original Nippon D...

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