81 SS fresh engine

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81 SS fresh engine

Post by Gardner » Fri May 24, 2019 7:44 pm

Two rides and 60 miles on a rebuilt engine that came from a crashed Darmah. Engine oil system is modified so all oil is filtered before going to the crankshaft and heads. The primary gears and cover are Brook Henry VeeTwo items but the dry clutch is from a Ducati Monster adapted to fit.
Really makes some interesting sounds.


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1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

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Re: 81 SS fresh engine

Post by Lumpy » Fri May 24, 2019 10:01 pm

Wow!!!! Thats nice!! I`d be interested to know how you went about your full flow filtered oil system. I`m about to attempt something like that on an old GTS I`ve had for years. I`ve been slowly collecting bits and pieces for this project for years and nearly have all i need to get started........just have to finish off a non Ducati project I started first.
I was going to use this method: file: FullFlowConversionHowTo%20(2).pdf

Is this the method you used? Any ideas or pictures you have would be much appreciated. I`ve always marvelled at the engineering master piece the Ducati bevel engine is, but cursed with that crappy by-pass filtering system...............and maybe ignition............and maybe helical cut primary gears......................and slippery clutch................but that power delivery and sound kinda makes up for it all............

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Re: 81 SS fresh engine

Post by Gardner » Sat May 25, 2019 8:18 pm

After this busy weekend is over I'll show what was done with the oil pump and filter in the engine and transmission section. I can just add to my
post about better oil flow to the sump.
1978 SD Darmah
1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

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