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by 81mhr900ss
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

This is the same type of paddock stand as mine just a million years newer: https://fortnine.ca/en/oxford-big-black-bike-stand?pk_cid=1768300489&pk_campaign=aud-308888279495:pla-677165536550&pk_kwd=&pk_source=google&pk_medium=paid&pk_content=70393578393&gclid=CjwKCAjwsO_4BRBBEiwAyagRTTp_PgH-vKd96T45J...
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

The rear stand is an ancient one I bought in the UK a million years ago!
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Nippon Denso were the original coils on my 81 MHR
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

For laughs, last year's partial rebuild. I didn't remove the engine, just put a big block of wood under the motor. My old bike was put away a long time ago (by me) clean but I wanted to check heads and barrels and shim the valves. This really is the easiest way to shim heads; take them right off, in...
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Understood and agreed. After pulling out all the old stuff, I was able to determine that the likely culprit for my initial pre-Sachse lumpiness was the front coil. I'm very happy with the decision to go with a new ignition system.
by 81mhr900ss
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

I've always done this with the casings off using the lower rear bolt as a pivot point. Aligning things and pushing the bolt is much easier with two people. Once the rear bolt is in, it's surprisingly easy to reach over the bike and just lift the motor by hand, no planks of wood or jacks required. Ev...
by 81mhr900ss
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Sorry for joining in so late. Lots of great advice already. Last year, following 40mm (tickler) carb rebuilds and many other things on my 81 MHR, I got the bike running on the 4th or 5th kick after 19 years of dormancy but something wasn't quite right on the rear cylinder. I strongly suspected the i...
by 81mhr900ss
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: greetings from germany
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: greetings from germany

Hi Moritz: It's good to have you on this forum. There are a lot of experienced bevel 900 folks here so don't hold back with your questions and comments.

Rick
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: WTB fiberglass rear guard 900SS
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: WTB fiberglass rear guard 900SS

76-81: https://www.ducaticlassics.com/ducati/0 ... uard-76-81
if you are on FB, there are a number of bevel Ducati-specific parts groups that may be helpful
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 1978 darmah - trans gets stuck in neutral
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: 1978 darmah - trans gets stuck in neutral

Bizarre! This is a new one for me; I'm glad you found the problem. I suspect that the lock washer had been reused one too many times. Good luck!
by 81mhr900ss
Sat May 09, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 1978 darmah - trans gets stuck in neutral
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: 1978 darmah - trans gets stuck in neutral

Hi Doug: Could be a couple of things; I'd start with the easiest, the clutch. I don't know why, but there seem to be a lot of owners that have clutch pull issues. If the clutch doesn't disengage fully, it can be, for obvious reasons, tricky to get the bike to go into gear. Usually the complaint is t...
by 81mhr900ss
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: WTB SD900 darmah idiot light housing / bar clamp
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: WTB SD900 darmah idiot light housing / bar clamp

You the same fellow looking for the same part on one of the FB forums? If not, I'll point you to the right one; there's a guy who made his own who may be able to help.
by 81mhr900ss
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Fuel pouring from carby
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: Fuel pouring from carby

Always dangerous to make assumptions but as the bike had new carburetors only two years ago and has only been very lightly used, I didn't think it likely that the float valves would have aged and hardened. It's more likely that something is jammed in the carb fuel valve. The float full of fuel shoul...
by 81mhr900ss
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Fuel pouring from carby
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: Fuel pouring from carby

I strongly suggest removing the carb, you can leave the slider and top hanging in the bike, take the bowl off and turn the thing upside down on a table top and measure the float height as described in the manual. It's really easy to adjust with the carb on a table in front of you. It is possible tha...
by 81mhr900ss
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 1974 750 GT Speedo removal
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: 1974 750 GT Speedo removal

Take a peek at this: https://www.ducaticlassics.com/parts/750-gt-and-sport/all/dashboard-750-gt It looks like the top and bottom plastic parts of the dash have to be separated to access the metal rings that support the clocks and their locking nuts. The clocks can then get pushed through the top pla...

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