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by abmartin
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Lacing a spoke rim
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

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
by abmartin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Main shaft leak
Replies: 23
Views: 15472

Re: Main shaft leak

Thanks Steve, I did a search and found reference to a special socket for tightening the nut, do you have these in stock? Didn't see any on your shop page. http://ducatimeccanica.com/tool.html Chevy 4X4 Hub Socket - cheap tool that makes it easy to remove or tighten front sprocket nut on Ducati twin...
by abmartin
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: down pipe wanted for 860 gt (or 2 into 1)
Replies: 1
Views: 5129

Re: down pipe wanted for 860 gt (or 2 into 1)

I have one but it has a bit of road rash on the bottom. Part number 059.84.020 is stamped on it, correct for an 860GT.

Bruce
by abmartin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: indicators needed - 1978 900ss
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Re: indicators needed - 1978 900ss

Mdina Italia has them. I bought some for my bike a couple of years ago. These are the European model style, not the US style with the reflectors on the side. You will have to search for the mounting stalks separately, I had to get reproductions.

Bruce
by abmartin
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: is valve additive fouling my plugs
Replies: 29
Views: 27945

Re: is valve additive fouling my plugs

I'll second what Rad says about fuel going off quickly. I use StaBil for all gasoline-powered motors that need to be laid up for more than a couple of months, which happens pretty frequently here in Canada. No more problems with gummed up carbs and difficult spring starting. My car, a Ford Probe GT,...
by abmartin
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Closing Rocker Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Re: Closing Rocker Needed

I've heard about the Megacycle service although some people seem to think they aren't the easiest people to deal with for private customers. I take it you've had good luck with them. I've also found out that Syd's Cycles in Florida does them for $150.00 so at least I'm not stuck.

Bruce
by abmartin
Thu May 31, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Adding an Electric Start on a 860GT
Replies: 3
Views: 5839

Re: Adding an Electric Start on a 860GT

You could add an electric start although there is a fairly lengthy list of parts that would be needed. The 860GT parts book gives all the details. As a caution, the electric start fitted to these bikes worked about as well as the one fitted to Nortons. It wouldn't crank the motor quickly enough to s...
by abmartin
Wed May 30, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Closing Rocker Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Closing Rocker Needed

Needed - a closing rocker arm in good condition to fit my '79 900SS. My top end rebuild isn't going as well as I had hoped.

Bruce
by abmartin
Mon May 28, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: It's dead, Jim.
Replies: 9
Views: 4239

Re: It's dead, Jim.

I re-wrired my Norton from scratch with just a wiring diagram I created, I didn't even have an old harness to reference. The Ducati should be a piece of cake. :wah" The job will be easier when you identify the components correctly. What you have called the engine stop relay is really the 12V flash ...
by abmartin
Thu May 24, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Bunch of beginner questions
Replies: 24
Views: 14313

Re: Bunch of beginner questions

If I were you I'd be concerned. Your old man on the Duke might whup your Norton's arse. :lol:

Bruce
by abmartin
Wed May 23, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Failure upshifting from 2nd gear
Replies: 12
Views: 10000

Re: Failure upshifting from 2nd gear

Replace the gearchange return spring and see if that makes a difference. They are prone to weakness and breakage at regular intervals.

Bruce
by abmartin
Wed May 23, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Bunch of beginner questions
Replies: 24
Views: 14313

Re: Bunch of beginner questions

Quite the contrary. He couldn't keep up the pace and, besides, he was tired of constantly fixing his Norton.

Bruce
by abmartin
Tue May 22, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Bunch of beginner questions
Replies: 24
Views: 14313

Re: Bunch of beginner questions

Both taps need to be on. Your photo reminded me of one of the last times I rode my 860GT. I was joined by a friend on a Norton Commando. During some spirited riding he ended up in the ditch, an accident which caused the gearbox to jam. He suffered the humiliation of riding home on the back of my Duc...
by abmartin
Mon May 21, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Bunch of beginner questions
Replies: 24
Views: 14313

Re: Bunch of beginner questions

Fuel taps: best way is to simply take the hose off and see what happens; but normally it’s back for off, down for on and forward for reserve. You have probably figured this out already but on my SS with similar taps forward is off, down is on and to the rear is reserve. The right side tap feeds the...

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