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by abmartin
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Request for advice reference slipping clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 5054

Re: Request for advice reference slipping clutch

Hi Stuart, Nice that you could do the Manx Grand Prix parade lap. I'm jealous. The clutch adjustment isn't complicated. The outer plate screws are tightened fully and then adjusted slightly to get an even rotation of the plates when the motor is kicked over without spark plugs. Adjusting the centre ...
by abmartin
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Request for advice reference slipping clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 5054

Re: Request for advice reference slipping clutch

I took a look at my Ducati Tuning book by Stephen Eke. He maintains that the 450SCR clutch springs won't work on left-hand gearshift models because they have revised clutch baskets with longer springs. He says that using elliptically ground steel plates are sufficient to cure any slipping problems. ...
by abmartin
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Pit Lane
Topic: Retroactive skepticim re NCR bevels
Replies: 8
Views: 5257

Re: Retroactive skepticim re NCR bevels

I went to a Superbike race at Laconia, New Hampshire, USA in the early '80s when Wes Cooley et al were at their peak. The Japanese bikes were all over the track, really seemed a wrestling match to get them to hold a racing line. There were a few American-tuned Dukes, misfiring down the straights and...
by abmartin
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: Bosch Transducer Test?
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Bosch Transducer Test?

Is there a way to test Bosch transducers to determine if they are still functional? If so, are any test numbers such as electrical resistance available?

Bruce
by abmartin
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Bevel gear tube removal on 860gt
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Re: Bevel gear tube removal on 860gt

After you take the cylinder heads off the bevel shaft tubes will readily pull out of the upper bevel gear housing. They are just a slight friction fit.

Bruce
by abmartin
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: where does the oil go
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: where does the oil go

Hey Grant,

Can you ride like this?

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=3257034066044

Cheers,

Bruce
by abmartin
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: where does the oil go
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: where does the oil go

I agree. A pointless waste of time and money. I've ridden my SS in furnace-like temperatures and it just lapped it up. The rider will give up before the bike does.

Does anyone actually seriously race these bikes anymore?

Bruce
by abmartin
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 2 into 1 exhaust
Replies: 4
Views: 2618

Re: 2 into 1 exhaust

I can't comment on the Syd's Cycles exhaust although from my dealings with them they seem to know what they are doing. They have raced bevel twins successfully. Photos I've seen of their comp bikes show them with both 2 into 1 and high level separate exhausts fitted. I would make sure you emphasize ...
by abmartin
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Darmah SD yokes/triple trees
Replies: 1
Views: 2558

Re: Darmah SD yokes/triple trees

The yokes are aluminum.

Bruce
by abmartin
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: 1978 900SS rebuild - oil?
Replies: 26
Views: 10364

Re: 1978 900SS rebuild - oil?

You guys are lucky - at least you have choices. Here in the wilds of rural Canada diesel oil is about the only single grade motor oil I can get. Maybe I should put a little in my bath water.

Bruce
by abmartin
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: Which Ignition Switch?
Replies: 11
Views: 3407

Re: Which Ignition Switch?

Your 860GT originally had a flexible plastic instrument panel with five warning lights - generator, indicators, high beam, neutral, lights - and a city/country horn switch. Oil pressure wasn't one of the functions. I can't really say what your bike is fitted with now - it could be parts from a later...
by abmartin
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction Charlies Duck
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: Introduction Charlies Duck

What's with the duck thing? Mine doesn't have feathers.

Bruce
by abmartin
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: 1978 900SS rebuild - oil?
Replies: 26
Views: 10364

Re: 1978 900SS rebuild - oil?

I use 40 wt diesel oil.

Bruce
by abmartin
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Can anyone help me identify this Ducati Speedometer ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3138

Re: Can anyone help me identify this Ducati Speedometer ?

The speedo appears to read in miles/hour unless it was intended for a small capacity machine. The USA and UK were probably the only countries that used that form of measurement when the instrument was manufactured. Could that be a clue? As well, the only information provided on dial appears to be th...
by abmartin
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Lacing a spoke rim
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Re: Lacing a spoke rim

There are articles on this if you look around. Ducati bevel twin wheels are relatively easy to build as, at least on the ones I'm familiar with, the spokes are all the same length and the rim is centred on the hub. Practise on a bicycle wheel first to get the hang of it.

Bruce

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