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by pilotg
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: SD 900 Speedo drive
Replies: 0
Views: 977

SD 900 Speedo drive

When I bought the bike (1981 SD900) the speedo drive was not fitted. I'm in the process of restoring the front wheel and tried to fit the supplied drive only to find that it doesn't appear to be sitting right. See attached link to flikr photos. I've checked my parts catalogue and the drawing shows o...
by pilotg
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Darmah Headlight Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 6018

Darmah Headlight Brackets

The sad sad SD that I bought 6 months ago has taken on a new look but there was one bit that just had to go, the headlight brackets. I bought a pair of Steve's replacement standard brackets and today tried to fit them. I got new top and bottom rubbers as well and this is the bit that has me stumped....
by pilotg
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Relacing the Sprag....
Replies: 4
Views: 6225

Thanks Mick, we're on the same page. Unless someone had a better idea that was my plan of action. The guy seems to have been quite the plonker so why should I assume he put it back together right in the first place. I don't see that it will have done much damage in that configuration but we'll see w...
by pilotg
Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Relacing the Sprag....
Replies: 4
Views: 6225

Thanks for getting back to me so soon Craig. I saw those push rods in the diagram myself and figured that the last one, the roller, could have come out on its own. The ball has me a little more worried as I haven't removed the rods themselves. Could it really have migrated all the way past the longe...
by pilotg
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Relacing the Sprag....
Replies: 4
Views: 6225

Relacing the Sprag....

I'm in the process of replacing what I believe is a blown sprag. I can't say for sure as I haven't got to it yet to see if it really has gone, or if it's something more sinister. I took the clutch plates off and very carefully placed them in the same order that they came off on a nice clean surface....
by pilotg
Fri May 06, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

Hi, the disc are separate from the carrier so any contact you have would be great. Try emailing me on [email protected].

Many thanks

George
by pilotg
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

Hi Rick, thanks for the encouraging words. When I saw the micrometer reading I checked on the Dept of Trsansport website here in NZ and found that the minimum thickness IS the manufacturers recommended figure, and with it cast into the hub I can't realy do much about it. What I will probably do is p...
by pilotg
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

Disc rotors......

The latest discovery is the disc rotors. Front and back they are at or below the 5.8mm minimum thickness. Bugger! From what I can see the replacement is going to cost me around $750 to $1000 as I need all three rotors. There really is nothing else to do. I have emailed the guy that sold me the bike ...
by pilotg
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

All great advice and info, thanks. I downloaded the Dellorto manuals a week ago and have been skimming through them but will leave the serious study until after I've fixed the sprag. The bike has currently a flip up tail. Now, I know I'm going to get some flak for this but.... the seat is buggered. ...
by pilotg
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

Phew! That's a relief. FPS are OK. Having found a few sins I didn't know about when I bought the bike it was nice to have a good result for a change.

rwhc80 I really appreciate the input.

Best regards
by pilotg
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

Thanks Craig. Having read quite a few posts I thought you might be the one to have the right answers! Much appreciated. On the carb front, budget restrictions are going to dictate that I stick with the current PHM 38's for at least the next 12 months, so I'm going to have to learn how to set up and ...
by pilotg
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

Wheels..... This bike has 6 'double' spoke wheels with FPS cast into the rims. They have been painted silver at some point but this is now coming to the end of its life. There is the odd spot where the paint has bubbled. When these bubbles are rubbed they are full of white powder. Apart from this th...
by pilotg
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: 1981 SD900 Darmah - Restoration Project
Replies: 62
Views: 46653

Carbs....

I read frequently on these pages about PHF and PHM, 32mm, 40mm and occasionally 36mm. My Darmah has 38mm PHMs. Would these have been standard? I thought they all came out with 32's and were fitted after market with 40's to improve performance? My engine number is 905917, and frame 951904. I was told...
by pilotg
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Click...Puffff..? What's going on?
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Cracking!!

Thanks for the replies. I didn't want to admit it but I was starting to believe that there was someone else in the shed when it happened. Now I know the truth. It explains a lot....

I'll wait for the next visitation :-)

Watch this space
by pilotg
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Click...Puffff..? What's going on?
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Click...Puffff..? What's going on?

Here's a question for all you experienced bevel heads. I'm new to this game so please excuse me if this a stupid question. My newly purchased first bevel, 1981 SD900, has had a few problems. The latest development has really got me baffled. I turn the key from off to "On". There is power from the ba...

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