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by baddean
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: 1974 750GT question
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Hey Steve, Good call on the side cover badges. I let the shocks slide because they looked correct minus the shrouds. It's hard to see in the photos. Almost everyone tossed the stock air filter system. Originals are hard to come by. I noticed the puff of smoke on startup too but didn't see any more u...
by baddean
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: 1974 750GT question
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Hi Tom, That black tag is the silencer homologation tag and has nothing to do with the frame or engine numbers. The "Ducati 0755.88.130" is the same number used for all of the round case bikes on that tag. You're right. It is a beautiful bike and does look to be prepared very close to original specs...
by baddean
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: 1974 750GT question
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Hey Tom, Neither of those numbers correlate to serial numbers used on a '74 GT. The engine number you list is a part number and the number you have, 765561, is too high. Are you sure it is not 756561? This would make it a very late '74. Looking at the photos it looks like the engine number could be ...
by baddean
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Identify this fender
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

Hey Confusa,
Based on the front stamped area with the mounting holes below it, and the squared off sides it cetainly looks like an 860 fender.
Dean
by baddean
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Green gt750 in gallery and seattle mcycle show
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Hey D,
If you click on the photo and scroll to the bottm there is an e-mail address for Lorin.
Dean
by baddean
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Rear Wheel Alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Hi George, Welcome to the site. See if you can get Steve to copy this thread down to the wheel, brake and tyre shop for more views. What comes to mind is the threaded adjuster on that left side. Have you pulled it all out to check the threads on the adjuster sleeve? If those threads are striped it m...
by baddean
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Help! Newbie needs advice on starting Darmah with 40's
Replies: 13
Views: 5985

Hi Ralph, The two best pieces of advice you got here would be the bigger battery cables (battery to starter and battery to ground) and making sure you have a powerful enough battery. If it is getting that hot I'd say that the battery is not of high enough amps, your cable ends are worn/frayed or not...
by baddean
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Duel petcocks on 860 GT operation question
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Hi Confusa,
If they are the original petcocks and installed correctly (they are right and left) forward is off (for both), down is on and to the rear is reserve. Turn them both on.
Welcome to GT world.
Dean
by baddean
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Broken Sprocket bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 3195

Re: Broken Sprocket bolts

My (78) Darmah keeps breaking the sprocket to carrier bolts. Its not that they break weekly but I certainly have to replace 1 or 2 a year. The bolt that just broke is a Grade 5. I also have them safety wired as the stock sprocket lock tab brackets got wiped out by previous broken bolts and I figure...
by baddean
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Borrani wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 3965

Hello all, Although the Borrani factory used stampings on all of their rims there does not seem to any rhyme or reason. There also doesn't appear to be any record of what they all meant. The numbering system appeared to be internal to keep track of manufacturing for specific applications. I have not...
by baddean
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Scarab caliper?
Replies: 0
Views: 2058

Scarab caliper?

To the Ducatisti here, I aquired this Scarab caliper with other parts. It has a 6mm bleed nipple built into the body of the caliper. I have seen a caliper that was used on the 74 750SS and the bleed nipple was on the side opposite the hose attachment. Does anyone here know what this might be? My und...
by baddean
Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: bimota DB2 EF carb or injection ?
Replies: 4
Views: 9957

SHHHH, don't talk too loud, but I am secretly lusting after an SB8R and know where there are several.
I raced a S****i TL1000R for a couple of years and think that is a great motor. Bimota tweeked it a little for the SB8R.
Down the road, maybe.
Dean
by baddean
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Spark plug breakdown
Replies: 1
Views: 1959

Hey Dave, Are you sure that the timing is correct? Are you sure that the plugs are the correct ones for your bike? Double check for intake leaks. Good fuel? Gapped properly? Torqued properly?(too loose, Too tight) Too loose won't transfer heat, too tight stresses plug when going from hot to cool. Fr...
by baddean
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Brembo 12mm master cylinder with single F08 caliper
Replies: 5
Views: 3376

TD,
A dog leg would help if you have trouble reaching the lever.
An adjustable lever might be an option as well.
Dean

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