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by Lumpy
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else Ducati.......
Topic: Ducati diesel
Replies: 3
Views: 14868

Ducati diesel

Have`nt put photo`s up before so not sure how it will go..............but if it works........here`s some photo`s of a Ducati diesel marine engine and transmission. It`s twin cylinder, air cooled, 864cc and 22hp of stampeding steel for your favorite vessel. Wonder if it`s desmo? Anyhow if these pictu...
by Lumpy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Fuel taps,GTS 900 1979
Replies: 3
Views: 8864

Re: Fuel taps,GTS 900 1979

I re-kitted the taps on mine with new seals and had no problem. It was a fair time ago but seem to remember that it was important to grease the seals upon assembly or they would roll out of the groove. Was a long time ago but pretty sure that's how it went. The fuel supply issue can be rust and crud...
by Lumpy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 76 kick starter
Replies: 0
Views: 8603

76 kick starter

Looking for the kick starter knuckle to suit a 76 square case. I have the kicker. Just looking for the knuckle that clamps onto the spline.
Also looking for an S2 tank. Would prefer steel but would consider a good glass one.
PM me if you can help.
by Lumpy
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Advice please on adjusting head bearing on a 1979 Ducati 900 Replica
Replies: 6
Views: 10314

Re: Advice please on adjusting head bearing on a 1979 Ducati 900 Replica

FWIW it was once mentioned to me that a great deal of motorcycle front end issues begin at the back. While it`s up on the stand check the swing arm is correctly shimmed with no axial clearance and rear wheel bearings are in fine fettle.
by Lumpy
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Austria
Replies: 3
Views: 3681

Re: Hello from Austria

Niiiiiiiiiiiice looking machine DucOldie!!! Interesting rear suspension on her. Are they Fornales shockers?
by Lumpy
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 18661

Re: Disc rear end

Tried that one Steve. Very early in all this. Tightened adjustment up so tight that the drum got very hot on one occasion and I had to back off adjustment on the road. As I mentioned earlier when you press the pedal hard you can see that the long pedal does absorb some pressure by flexing. The cable...
by Lumpy
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: 1981 900ss oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 9875

Re: 1981 900ss oil leak

Only one way to sort oil leaks. Wipe `em squeeky clean, short rides and close examinations. Wind can make oil go in odd directions giving false clues. Always be certain of where it`s coming from before dis-assembly because once she`s in bits she does`nt leak any more and it`s even harder to find.......
by Lumpy
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 18661

Re: Disc rear end

That`s interesting Ray. While I don`t ride overly hard I have always, on all bikes, used a combination of front and rear brakes to stop. I find back brakes particularly useful in day to day use if traction is of concern. eg white painted lines that are wet, gravel on the road or those frightening ra...
by Lumpy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 18661

Re: Disc rear end

It was quite some years since I had new shoes bonded to the old girl. The mob that did it were a dedicated brake shop specializing in drum brakes. They took the drum as well and I`m assuming they matched it all up. They recommended a softer shoe material and in short there was little or no differenc...
by Lumpy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Bleeding Scarab Master Cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 7553

Re: Bleeding Scarab Master Cylinder

And squeeze the lever while your sucking!!!!
by Lumpy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Bleeding Scarab Master Cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 7553

Re: Bleeding Scarab Master Cylinder

More of a Brembo man myself but they`re all much the same. If you can`t get any juice down to the caliper with vacuum you might have an air leak at the master.........or along the the way to it.
by Lumpy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 18661

Re: Disc rear end

Had this bike a looooooooong time. Tried new cables, new bonded shoes. Even messed with the cam. Could`nt make it work well. Riding other things now but would like to build her into the Duc I always wanted but still very usable. Slightly 750s but different. Other bits and bobs to come with the rear ...
by Lumpy
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 18661

Disc rear end

Well I`ve finally got around to giving my poor old retired 860GTS a make over and am going to ditch that good for nothing rear brake. I`ve just been trawling through the 1975 SS parts mannual on here and the wheel section seems to be missing. So for those of you in the know is the front and rear hub...
by Lumpy
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Wanted rear head for 860
Replies: 8
Views: 5376

Re: Wanted rear head for 860

I may have an 860 head if your interested. I am in Australia also. PM me if your still looking for one. Mean time I`ll have a dig around in the shed and see if I can find it.
by Lumpy
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bevel race bike- wiring & electrics - questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3808

Re: Bevel race bike- wiring & electrics - questions

I reckon maybe better to loose the battery and keep the alternator. At least the alt is low down. I`ve often wondered if or how it could be done. I have an old 83 model XR500RE bush basher and she has no battery. Runs lights and all the rest and they won`t come on till the engine starts. Both my bev...

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