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by rjk40
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: rotor reverse threaded? 1975 860GT
Replies: 7
Views: 3222

rotor reverse threaded? 1975 860GT

After getting the ignition rotor/gear assembly off of the crankshaft, it appears that the six flat head hex screws holding the assembly together are revers threaded, looking from the backside; not easy to tell.

Anyone been here?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Fork stop repair
Replies: 1
Views: 3056

Fork stop repair

1975 Ducati 860GT: One fork stop "pin" is bent from the one time I dropped the bike. Question: any recommendations, short of welding to repair to a normal height, so the fork assembly no longer contacts the fuel tank? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Regards, Richard Kovach Malabar, Flo...
by rjk40
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch nut removal
Replies: 4
Views: 4874

Re: Clutch nut removal

Thanks, Steve,

I'm on it.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch nut removal
Replies: 4
Views: 4874

Re: Clutch nut removal

Thanks kindly; I was beginning to question my sanity (not for the first time ) .

I look forward to better success when I obtain the tool.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch nut removal
Replies: 4
Views: 4874

Clutch nut removal

I have been unsuccessful in trying to loosen the clutch nut, 1975 860GT, as spragging and trying to hold the clutch basket from spinning is beyond my limited intelligence. Washer is straightened up, impact driver has not helped, having trouble holding the basket and spur gear from spinning; any grea...
by rjk40
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Right tool for the job, 75 860GT crankshaft& clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 2672

Right tool for the job, 75 860GT crankshaft& clutch

The 1975 Ducati 860GT, for those of you who might want to do work on the clutch, or ignition stator, uses the following socket sizes on the crankshaft and clutch basket nuts: Large nut, crankshaft left side over the stator and rotor: 36mm Large nut, clutch basket, left side inside clutch basket : 30...
by rjk40
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860GT stator alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

Re: 860GT stator alignment

Hi Steve,

Thanks kindly for the info. I shall rest easier armed with that knowledge.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860GT stator alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

860GT stator alignment

Hi All, Another semi-ignorant question: On the alternator stator mounting on the case, do the triangular tabs, when installed snug against the shoulder of the stator assembly, give the stator proper alignment and clearance to the rotor, so as to not be rubbed by the rotor when re-mounted on the case...
by rjk40
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 11
Views: 5933

Re: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT

Hi Steve,

Thanks kindly for the info.

One question still remains:

Shallow or deep dimples on the rims?

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Thu May 19, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 11
Views: 5933

Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT

Hi All, Restoring 1975 Ducati 860GT, kick start only, lost track of the old corroded chromed steel spoked rims. Front hub is disc brake 40 spoke, two angles for the 40 spokes, rear hub is drum brake, also 40 spokes, two angles for the 40 spokes. Would like to know what the best choice of rim is; my ...
by rjk40
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860GT headlamp relay
Replies: 3
Views: 4934

Re: 860GT headlamp relay

Thanks for the reply. To update matters, I am rewiring the bike with new wire and connectors, and adding relays for all circuits (to get the big current out of the switches, and into relay contacts), and am replacing the standard Early 1975 Ducati ignition with a Sachse unit. Given that, the kill ci...
by rjk40
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860GT headlamp relay
Replies: 3
Views: 4934

Re: 860GT headlamp relay

CORRECTION! My mistake! The clicking noise I hear was not from the headlamp high beam/flasher relay, but rather the engine stop relay, which picks when the ignition switch is turned to the "run" position. The fact that the relay contacts are under clear plastic made it very easy to see the contacts ...
by rjk40
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860GT headlamp relay
Replies: 3
Views: 4934

860GT headlamp relay

This one has me stumped: Does the headlamp relay pick automatically when the ignition switch is turned on, and stay on until the ignition switch is turned off? I hear mine click inside the headlamp shell as soon as I turn the ignition key to the "run " position. I would think that it should only cli...
by rjk40
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Correct valve spring compressor
Replies: 0
Views: 7811

Correct valve spring compressor

1975 Ducati 860GT non-Desmo springer engine: Does anyone know, off the top, of a proper valve spring compressor for this engine? I am probably being overcautious, but if anyone can point me at a brand and/or model, I would be grateful. There are a myriad of valve spring compressors on the market, bu...
by rjk40
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Which Dyna coil? 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 2
Views: 3401

Re: Which Dyna coil? 1975 Ducati 860GT

Thanks, Steve, I don't know how I could have missed the Dyna coils in your online catalog; I guess I will chalk it off as a senior moment. I looked at their install doc online, and it looks to be adequate. If anyone has any additional info (quirks with the install, etc.), I would be grateful to hear...

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