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by Spub
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: 77 900SS Back on the Road
Replies: 5
Views: 5643

Tried the Malossi velocity stacks you sent Steve, and, it may be my imagination, but the bike seems to run a bit smoother and the induction noise is more prominent compared to the K&Ns...regardless, even if it is my imagination, they look GREAT on the bike, so, unless they hampered performance, they...
by Spub
Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: 77 900SS Back on the Road
Replies: 5
Views: 5643

77 900SS Back on the Road

Last February I purchased a restored 900SS from a collector in Arizona. This bike was in excellent cosmetic condition, but it had not been ridden for several years, it was an artpiece that was kept in the guys living room. I was warned that 900s could be a pregnant dog to start, so I was not surpris...
by Spub
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: tight exhaust nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 8608

While working on my 900SS a couple of weeks ago I attempted to remove the exhaust. The rear jug's nut came off without a hitch, but the front jug's nutmust have been welded in place....no amount of torque (using the proper nut wrench) seemed to budge it. After a lot of WD 40, carb cleaner, chanting,...
by Spub
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Sport Classics
Replies: 7
Views: 8704

Ooops...after posting the above, I noted it came right after Parker's post about his 06 Sport.....well, er....the bike is great, and the aesthetics of single vs. twin shock swing arm are personal, so no offense, Parker....
by Spub
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Sport Classics
Replies: 7
Views: 8704

Went to look at the 1000S yesterday. This is essentially a Paul Smart replica, but with a 1000GT twin shock swing arm, different colors (for 07 any color you want as long as it is red with a white racing stripe), no Ohlins and the cans ran on each side...VERY NICE....Was told that all 2007 Sport Cla...
by Spub
Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 82MHR breather hose valve
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

I used a similar air breather filter and attached it in approximately the same position as Desmodog. I was conflicted on where to place it, since if you are not careful on filling the crankcase, any excess oil can be blown out this vent. Last thing you would want to see is oil being spritzed on your...
by Spub
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: frame vin numbers....california dmv headache!
Replies: 10
Views: 8973

I hate to bog this thread down with California specific info, but here goes: Just registered last month a 1971 Norton Fastbac (out of state bike, from Georgia). It had an engine number, and a VIN stamped on the Federal Motorvehicle Safety Standards label, but no frame number stamped into the frame i...
by Spub
Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: 74 750 Super Sport
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Have all three books, they are great references. Would also suggest Mick Walkers Ducati Bevel Drive Twins book, and Ian Falloons' "Ducati Bevel Twins Restoration Guide 1971-85" which is hard to find, but worth trying to...I am still trying to locate a copy of Stephen Eke's Ducati Bevel Drive tuning ...
by Spub
Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: who keeps putting caramel on my slides? (77 900ss)
Replies: 18
Views: 13788

Seddy: According to an e-mail I received from Mike Caswell, Caswell epoxy sealer is intended to be used on Fiberglass tanks, and he stated it sealed against Ethanol. He warned that the cleaning, tank preparation and application steps must be strictly followed, and failures are generally due to delam...
by Spub
Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: who keeps putting caramel on my slides? (77 900ss)
Replies: 18
Views: 13788

The substance on the slides is likely residue from a dissolving tank. I have a 1971 Norton Commando with a fiberglass tank. The ethanol content in US fuels does cause these tanks to degrade, causing clogged jets and stuck slides (don't ask me how I know this). There are several products on the marke...
by Spub
Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Sport Classics
Replies: 7
Views: 8704

I love these bikes. I formerly had a Monster, and love that engine. I had exactly the same idea as you Steve, twisted 180 degrees: I was thinking of taking a GT and putting the Sport seat and clips ons on it. The dual shock look of the GT combined with the Sport look would really give me a reliable ...
by Spub
Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: frame vin numbers....california dmv headache!
Replies: 10
Views: 8973

I've done battle with the California DMV on several occasions. First step when you want to register an out of state bike is an inspection at the DMV or by a "Peace Officer" (does not have to be CHP). They must fill out the Vehicle Verification form. It appears DMV verifiers are trained to look for 3...
by Spub
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: latest bevel valuations 77 900 ss $18100?
Replies: 9
Views: 7705

I'm not sure if anyone caught this, but a 1974 "Greenframe" 750SS was up for auction on Ebay and it was bid up to $50,000+ at the time the listing ended 6/26/06. Did not meet reserve, believe it or not...... I have read stories of these bikes going for over 60K, but geez....perhaps a coat of green p...
by Spub
Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 40250

Very entertaining thread, with a lot of great information. Just thought I would add some perspective from two prolific Ducati writers, Mick Walker and Ian Falloon: Mick Walker appears to condone the use of multi-grade oils: "On the classic bevel driven V-twins Ducati recommend a straight SAE40 monog...
by Spub
Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: latest bevel valuations 77 900 ss $18100?
Replies: 9
Views: 7705

A 1982 900SS, the one referred to in my post above as having attracted less than $12,000 on Ebay, just sold for $15,500 on Ebay.

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