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by Colin Linz
Sat May 14, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: parts on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1975

parts on ebay

I have placed my old 32mm Dellortos and manifolds on ebay. If anyone is interested the links are below.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... RK:MESE:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... RK:MESE:IT
by Colin Linz
Fri May 13, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Events, Shows & News
Topic: BAINES RACING PROJECT IMOLA.
Replies: 11
Views: 17322

Roland, I happened to read an article on the Bains retro Ducati, along with one from another company a few months ago. They do look good, and the Bains version was well received. Possibly the lack of interest stems from the belt drive motors used, most of us are into the older bevel-head engines. Do...
by Colin Linz
Tue May 10, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: new carbys
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

Thanks for the reply. I think it may have just been a one off occurrence as it has not happened since. I’m very happy with the carburettors now; the bike starts really easy and goes so much better. I took it to a track day a few weeks ago and the bike ran faultlessly all day, although the day of thr...
by Colin Linz
Wed May 04, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Blowin smoke
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

My guess is valve stem seals or guide wear. On a vertical cylinder this will normally show on start up, as the oil can leak down the valve stem after the engine is stopped. In this case, a horizontal cylinder, if it blows smoke after idling or running around 2000 rpm for a while the intake manifold ...
by Colin Linz
Mon May 02, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Col's 1978 900GTS
Replies: 1
Views: 2843

Col's 1978 900GTS

This is my 900GTS.
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This pic is from a recent ride day.
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by Colin Linz
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Unleaded petrol
Replies: 4
Views: 3325

Shell Optimax is a great fuel, but it is denser than standard unleaded. If you want to use it you will need to rejet the carburettors, otherwise it will run too rich. From an octane perspective, normal unleaded should be fine; however the lack of lead in unleaded fuel can be a problem with older des...
by Colin Linz
Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: 900 SD in original condition. How can I make it go faster?
Replies: 7
Views: 4633

I took my old Ducati out for a track day two weeks ago. My son wanted to do one on his old RZ350 and I thought it would be good to see how the old girl went with it’s new 40mm Dellorto’s (by the way Steve I’m very happy with them, the bike is much nicer to ride and start). I have done a few track da...
by Colin Linz
Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 4465

Den wrote:If you're talking about engine capacity, they are all 864cc's.
No I'm not. I want to know why they changed to a projected nose spark plug. What did they change in the engine / ignition designe that required this? How would you positively identify which plug your bike should run?
by Colin Linz
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Track day tyre
Replies: 0
Views: 1900

Track day tyre

My 900 bevel is having its first track day. I have done many on newer bikes, but not my old Ducati. Has anyone any experience with these bikes on a track? The only reasonable tyre I have found locally is the BT45’s, will they work OK on the track, and what pressure would be suitable? If anyone can h...
by Colin Linz
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 4465

Spark Plugs

Can anyone shed some light on how to tell what spark plugs the different square case engines use. The reference guides list two types of plugs. In NGK they are BP6HS and B6HS, the P standing for projected nose cone. In the Bosch guide they list an 860 GTS as using the B6HS equivalent, while the 900 ...
by Colin Linz
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: new carbys
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

new carbys

Well I finally got around to getting my bike back on the road. The 40mm carbys I brought from Steve have transformed my bike, it is better everywhere except in one area. I took it for a shakedown run yesterday up a local mountain. It went great until I turned around and came back down. There is one ...
by Colin Linz
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: Pit Lane
Topic: racing a bevel head
Replies: 5
Views: 10998

Thanks guys. I would have thought the swing arms would be too short even without shortening them. Did you keep the same offset with the steeper head angle? Was the change to a 16” wheel needed so the wheel would miss the engine?
by Colin Linz
Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: carbys? what are available?
Replies: 6
Views: 4559

Steve, Thanks for the quick response Steve. I have tried emailing you but I keep getting an error message, I cut and pasted your address from your web site so I don’t know what is happening. Could you PM me with prices for new and second hand carbys, if I go to 40mm ones I will need cables and throt...
by Colin Linz
Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: carbys? what are available?
Replies: 6
Views: 4559

carbys? what are available?

I've been thinking of changing my 32mm carbs for 36 or 40mm ones. Anyone like to offer recomendations? I thought I saw some 36mm ones on Steve's site a while ago,but have not been able to find them lately. I have a 900gts done up as an ss, but still with the conventional valve heads. I mainly use it...
by Colin Linz
Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Frame for a square case 900
Replies: 0
Views: 1809

Frame for a square case 900

I have acquired another square case engine and am thinking of building a frame for it. I would like to know if anyone has tried this before and could offer some tips on design. Basically I want to achieve something with more weight over the front wheel and less trail.

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