Adjusting head bearings.

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Adjusting head bearings.

Post by bobnorton » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:40 am

Despite looking closely i have been unable to see a lockring , these are Ceriani forks , is it possible that the DPO has managed to leave this off after fitting new taper rollers?.

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Re: Adjusting head bearings.

Post by BevHevSteve » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:37 am

yes. You need to find another one.
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Re: Adjusting head bearings.

Post by bobnorton » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:37 pm

Hi Steve,Yup its missing, How anyone could work to such low standards leaves me floored, there is nothing i can trust now,thinking i may be better off breaking the bike and cutting my losses.I dread looking inside the motor.

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Post by BevHevSteve » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:58 pm

no don;t break it up!!! :doh:
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Re: Adjusting head bearings.

Post by wdietz186 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:31 pm

Bob, does it have an adjustment nut? The one you use a hook spanner on? If so that is all you need. To lock it in place you pull down the stem nut on top of the triple clamp after adjustment,with all the pinch bolts [stem and fork tubes top clamp] loosened,then tighten the pinch bolts. The adjusment nut can't move after that.

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Re: Adjusting head bearings.

Post by bobnorton » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:24 am

Hi Wdietz, This bike is a crazy mixture of expense and total ineptitude, I have rebuilt bikes from almost archialogical remains and had less problems than Ducatis have brought me. I should have bought a rider as at this time thats what i need.I may have to resort to a Suzuki SV650.

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Re: Adjusting head bearings.

Post by wdietz186 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:39 am

Bob,Just think of the fun and enlightenment you would miss with an SV. Granted,they are great bikes but in the end there are too many of them out there and their value will only go down. Any bevel ducati is worth the effort nowdays and their worth is only going to go up. Hang in there and tackle one thing at a time,they really aren't that hard to work on.I look at it as therapy.
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Re: Adjusting head bearings.

Post by bobnorton » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:19 am

Found a mate who will make me a bearing adjuster!, so its onwards again, We have an SV in the family and i have ridden it several times ,but have no recollection of its nature,thats how memorable it was.Perhaps i NEED a bevel.Into the clutch area next.

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