Timing tool for 500 GTL

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farmer fred
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Timing tool for 500 GTL

Post by farmer fred » Fri May 13, 2005 7:35 pm

A buddy is resurrecting a 76? Ducati 500 GTL and the manual shows a special tool that attaches to the crank through a removable threaded plug, and a removable pointer, both necessary to set the timing with a timing light.

This model has points.

Is this a tool that is available, or is there a work-around?

Thanks for any help.

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1977 500 GTL

Post by Tom3215 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:17 am

I also have a 500 GTL. It is perfect. Let me know if you find any tools available. I will buy also. In addition, I will email you if I find some so you
can buy if you wish.

Let me know if you see any parts bikes.


Thanks

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Post by Ken Shepard » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:00 am

You can do a static timing without the use of a light. The procedure is described in the GTL Workshop Manual here on Steve's site. Go to: Vintage Forun/Technical Info/Manuals Index, and scroll down to GTL manuals. See pages 8-10 for the procedure.

I have all three GTL manuals on CD. If you would like a copy, send me your mailing address.
Good Luck!
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Re: Timing tool for 500 GTL

Post by LAZZERI » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:09 pm

farmer fred wrote:A buddy is resurrecting a 76? Ducati 500 GTL and the manual shows a special tool that attaches to the crank through a removable threaded plug, and a removable pointer, both necessary to set the timing with a timing light.

This model has points.

Is this a tool that is available, or is there a work-around?

Thanks for any help.
I have seen this tool in "Vee Two" Ducati specialist web site: "veetwo.net"
I don't know if it fits parallels but it is very possible, ask them the thread diam.
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At the moment busy with a 500 GTV and a 650 Pantah
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paralleltwins.com

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Post by esa » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:57 pm

They have the timing tool for sale:
http://www.ducati-gowanloch.com/new_arrivals.htm


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timing xweel

Post by LAZZERI » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:57 pm

go to my site:
open on my name LAZERI, open "paralleltwins"
You will find full infos in "mechanics"
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timing disc

Post by LAZZERI » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:19 am

Gowanloch (Austalia) sells a special tool for these bikes
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Post by Den » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:18 pm

You will find that trying to adjust the points using a strobe light and disc timing device can be...trying.

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Re: Timing tool for 500 GTL

Post by LAZZERI » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:05 pm

farmer fred wrote:A buddy is resurrecting a 76? Ducati 500 GTL and the manual shows a special tool that attaches to the crank through a removable threaded plug, and a removable pointer, both necessary to set the timing with a timing light.

This model has points.

Is this a tool that is available, or is there a work-around?

Thanks for any help.
This tool is for sale at GOWANLOCH
see web site:
http://www.ducati-gowanloch.com/index.html
French Ducati enthousiast
Owned many
At the moment busy with a 500 GTV and a 650 Pantah
my web site:
paralleltwins.com

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