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by Spub
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Works Dual Rate Fork Springs/Adjustable Pre-load Fork Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

Works Dual Rate Fork Springs/Adjustable Pre-load Fork Caps

After experimenting with various spacers to alter preload and various viscosities of fork oil in the stock Marzoccis on my 900ss, I decided to take a bigger step. I bought the Works Performance dual rate spring kit and the adjustable pre-load caps and installed them over the weekend. Took two rides ...
by Spub
Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Float Levels
Replies: 3
Views: 2267

Float Levels

I have a 77 900SS with PHM Dellortos. The floats were set at the stock 18mm. There is a long twisty mountain road behind my house (Angeles Crest Highway) and at certain points on this road, the one of the carbs seemed to cut out. After much observation, I determined it was the rear carb, and it appe...
by Spub
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 1974 750 SS on Ebay - It scares me
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

In the past month 2 1976 900SSs have sold on Ebay, one for $24,000+, and the second just now for $22,000. My wife killed me when I bought a restored (perhaps overly so) 1977 900SS last year for 18K....now she's begging me to find more bikes to invest in....well, perhaps that's over stating things a ...
by Spub
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: DARMAH SSD WANTED
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

DARMAH SSD WANTED

I am looking for a SSD Darmah (blue preferred) in good to excellent shape (i.e can be riden right away and cosmetically in good condition). Would appreciate any responses or leads to be sent email at [email protected].
by Spub
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 1974 750 SS on Ebay - It scares me
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

Jeezuz....It is really getting scarey what these bikes are going for. Sad thing is, anyone who pays 81 K for this bike will not likely be tooling it around on public streets much, given its rarity and the hefty investment. I hope it does not become a living room sculpture. Very nice bike, if it chec...
by Spub
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: carby sync tools
Replies: 7
Views: 4948

In the past I have tried to balance the carbs using a Twin Max gauge, but, as Steve said, with the 900 engine I could not get a clear reading with the needles flickering back and forth so erratically. I now use Motion Pro mercury sticks because you can get such a clear reading, however I hate even t...
by Spub
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Congrats Steve
Replies: 4
Views: 3979

Congrats Steve

Congrats Steve on the beautiful new baby girl. After just having raised and put 2 through college let me just say adjusting the valves on a bevel/desmo will be like a walk in the park compared to what you're in for the next 18 years or so.....
by Spub
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Grounding Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 6536

Grounding Engine

I recently had trouble with my kick start Norton not starting up, and I eventually traced the problem to the connections in the ignition wiring. Once cleaned up the bike ran fine, but since it was just wired in August when it was restored, I figured the ground may be a bit marginal. I therefore ran ...
by Spub
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Starting a "Kicker" Squarecase
Replies: 7
Views: 4447

Looks like the constant here is bike needs plenty of gas to get it going. I have not had problems with the bike idling once it is warmed up, although the idle can be uneven at times. I've heard of others having problems with idle, and with no choke it appears 40MM dellortos are somewhat like Amal Gr...
by Spub
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: Starting a "Kicker" Squarecase
Replies: 7
Views: 4447

Starting a "Kicker" Squarecase

OK, for those of you who have later Electricstart Squarecases, you can skip to more relevant threads, but I would like to learn what other members starting procedures are for the kicker versions of these bikes. My bike has Dellort 40s with Contis, now running with bellmouths rather than K&N Pods tha...
by Spub
Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: latest bevel valuations 77 900 ss $18100?
Replies: 9
Views: 7594

A very nice 1977 900SS just sold for $18,100 on E-bay.
by Spub
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: who keeps putting caramel on my slides? (77 900ss)
Replies: 18
Views: 13562

It's now been six months on my Norton fiberglass tank with Caswell sealer. Checked the inside of the tank, and the epoxy does not appear to be affected in the least; it remains shiney and intact. No carb gumming/slide sticking. I figure if the stuff was gonna fail, it would have by now. I am conside...
by Spub
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: latest bevel valuations 77 900 ss $18100?
Replies: 9
Views: 7594

DesmoD: I think one person who has a healthy outlook on how much vintage bikes should be ridden is Jay Leno. He frequents several popular biker spots here in So Cal, and some of the bikes I can remember him on on when I've run into him: Jet bike; Brough Superior 100SS; Vincent Black Shadow; Vincent ...
by Spub
Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: latest bevel valuations 77 900 ss $18100?
Replies: 9
Views: 7594

A 1977 900SS in what appears to be excellent original condition just made $16,625 on Ebay, and did not meet reserve. I suspect the reserve was close to 20k, if not over 20... That brings up a good point about these bikes: Is it wise to ride around a bike that is increasing in value, and would be har...
by Spub
Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: 77 900SS Back on the Road
Replies: 5
Views: 5572

Well Steve, first I'm gonna have to take some pix of it, then figure out how to post them...is the "posting images" info under "FAQ" the only tutorial we have on posting pix?

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