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by Spub
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: El Dorado Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

Pricey is a tad on th heavy side of 700 bills Australian (400 bills American), and this includes shipping from AU....but, as I said, worth it. Foam is firm, but not too firm, and that all day ride things is a trick question, since anyone remotely familiar with the early Darmah seat would realize no ...
by Spub
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: El Dorado Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

El Dorado Seats

I recently purchased a reconditioned seat for my Darmah SSD from Tony at El Dorado seats in Australia, and I must say, the workmanship is exceptional. I tried re-covering my old one, and while the results were somewhat passable, it was nowhere near optimal. First off, it takes patience and skill, bu...
by Spub
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Need Darmah Fuse Box Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Garry: I have first dibs, because I would get down on my knees and pray to have one held together with glue.....
by Spub
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Need Darmah Fuse Box Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Need Darmah Fuse Box Cover

I need a fusebox cover for a 1980 Darmah 900SSD (Clear plastic, with the screw in the middle). Anyone have a source for a NOS cover or a replacement equivalent? Thanks.
by Spub
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Stop tank rust.
Replies: 6
Views: 4131

I have used a product called "Rusteco" to clean out the rust in my 900SS, Darmah, Laverda Jota and Honda CB750. This is a citrus based cleaner that can be rinsed with water. I bought a 5 gallon plastic drum and this fills up a tank nicely. The instructions state to leave the stuff in for 2 days, but...
by Spub
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 76 - 900SS ecletric ignition
Replies: 24
Views: 8728

Martin: I'll try to snag that RITA box on Ebay. May simply hold it as a spare, because if something breaks on this system, 9 times out of 10 it will be the black box. If you can get the pick up and reluctor, then you can get the box off me and have a whole system.
by Spub
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Breather tube top
Replies: 8
Views: 2490

Have the V-two unit, its very slick, but so you know, it routes the hose straight out the top, rather than at a 60 degree angle like the stock cap. Guzzino is a nice site and he gets the parts to you quickly.....well, er...of course no one is a good as Steve in this regard, but I wouldn't hesitate t...
by Spub
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 76 - 900SS ecletric ignition
Replies: 24
Views: 8728

Martin: If you find a Lucas RITA system (would have to be used, but they come up on E-bay every now and then) that would be a great find. Have had no problems with mine, some guys do not like the fact it runs off the rear bevel tower and they cannot use a gear gazer.... I have a DMC ignition on my L...
by Spub
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Crankcase full of fuel
Replies: 15
Views: 6131

While leaving the taps open will certainly cause this problem, I had an issue with a leaking tap that was not leaking fuel on the outside, but rather through the hose to the carb. It helps to have clear, transparent fuel line to make sure your taps actually turn off, but sometimes the leak is so sma...
by Spub
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Carb Cleaner
Replies: 1
Views: 1772

Carb Cleaner

There is a product called "Rusteco" that I have used on several occasions to clean out rust on the inside of a gas tank. It is a citrus acid based product, somthine along the lines of Simple Green or the Orange degreasers, but apparently much stronger. I have cleaned out the tanks on each old bike I...
by Spub
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Ignition coil diodes for Lucas Rita
Replies: 6
Views: 5209

In response to an inquiry I sent to Mistal Engineering, the company who produced the RITA units, they state two 12V coils in Parallel are not recommended, even though this is an option formerly given by them in Trimuph applications. They feel current draw would be too much, and suggest two 6V wired ...
by Spub
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Ignition coil diodes for Lucas Rita
Replies: 6
Views: 5209

Wdietz and Geoff: Thanks for your replies. After giving this more thought, I've decided against 2 12V coils a this would require too much of a current draw. I actually had lying around (for another application) 2 6V Dyna coils which are rated at 1.5 ohm each and wired them up in series, to try. Bike...
by Spub
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Ignition coil diodes for Lucas Rita
Replies: 6
Views: 5209

Ignition coil diodes for Lucas Rita

I'm installing Dyna 12V coils on my 77 900SS that is currently running a Lucas Rita ignition. The standard wiring for this system is two 6V coils wired in series. You can run two 12V coils wired in parallel, however the wiring diagram states you must have diodes from the negative trigger lead from t...
by Spub
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 900ss
Replies: 16
Views: 5823

Greenframes are going for stupid money in the US, any greenframe in good condition will go for 75K plus (US$), if it can be documented as legitimate...A first year 860 motor (1975) 900SS or a 75 750SS will likely fetch in the 30s, and a 1976-78 900SS will likely fetch in the mid 20s. 1979s and later...
by Spub
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Filters or Bell Mouths ?
Replies: 12
Views: 7102

I've run Malossi bellmouths for the past year and a half on my 77 900SS (40PHMs) (about 3K miles, I have more than one bike). I spray carb cleaner through the bellmouth on the slides after each ride, and take the slides out and wipe them down after 3 or 4 rides. Never found much grit or gunk, and th...

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