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by ducadini
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 GT Sticky Clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: 860 GT Sticky Clutch

Steve and Craig already pointed to the possible things. Also check if the grooves of the basket and inner drum aren't too damaged. Easy to spot : they have to be smooth, not dented. Otherwise the plate(s) can get stuck and suddenly jump free, giving the feeling like You mentioned. I tried to avoid r...
by ducadini
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 1980 Darmah Carb Tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: 1980 Darmah Carb Tuning

The difference between the #250 and the #300 is just 0.5 mm , thus the latter is giving more flow.
Unless You're flat-out, not much difference for a bevel.
Of course float-hight has to be checked.

ciao
joseph
by ducadini
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Not selecting 4th gear
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Not selecting 4th gear

4th is the 1/1 coupling : inshaft locks on outshaft. When one of those two has a bit too much play, it doesn't select correct. There are only three parts involved : one fork, one gear and the outshaft. If these aren't too damaged, You can get away with carefull (and a bit closer) shimming. Good luck...
by ducadini
Sun May 02, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT Looking for pin made of unobtainium
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: 1975 860GT Looking for pin made of unobtainium

I'm pretty sure that, if I had a pin and clip someplace, I wouldn't find it.
If it's stil fitted, it's easier to find.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun May 02, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT Looking for pin made of unobtainium
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: 1975 860GT Looking for pin made of unobtainium

Well Richard, seems scoring parts for a 860 is more difficult than for a SS :-D I think I have some damaged chrome rings somewhere, as long as they're not of a RC SS I don't think I need them. Try to find them tue of wednesday. On the other hand, it's a 5 mm pin : I would go for a bolt and selflocki...
by ducadini
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860 gt Moving forks up 5mm in Triple Clamps??
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: 860 gt Moving forks up 5mm in Triple Clamps??

I would be surprised if You notice anything, except Your exhaust grounding faster (because the weight gets more front-biased and the drop of about 2.5 mm in the middle of the bike). I would be surprised if You notice THAT :-D :-D So, go ahead, it won't hurt and at last You can have the (non)experien...
by ducadini
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: 860 GT Proper Swing Arm Grease??
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: 860 GT Proper Swing Arm Grease??

Best is a lot and often :-D :-D
by ducadini
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????

It could well be that the Darmah 900 has a #55 pilot, but I thought we were talking about a 860 GT ? :shock:
Well, nobody forces You not to try something that is easy do fix and could give results.

ciao
ducadini

sps : please keep us posted of the things You did and the results, even if they worked
by ducadini
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: 860GT runs rich --- try smaller pilot????

Dell'Orto doens't just make carbs for Ducati :shock: ? They've been busy for some time now and tried (not always succeeded) to keep things uniform, like pilot jets, usable in a wide variety of carbs. And needles, also of different tapers, lengths and thickness. Maybe the needle in Your carbs is just...
by ducadini
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

My daughter is getting married this weekend, so I'm grounded from motorcycles :oops: :oops: . The governement (NOT MY governement) is thinking about a total lockdown (again) and this will be decided this weekend. I can dodge that and next week go directly to CentralAuto and Fabory (20 miles away) to...
by ducadini
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

It shouldn't be to difficult turning those square thingies away but I understand Your hesitation to make the cut in the head. So on went the search and I found them quickly on three places, two nearby (Central Auto and Fabory) and one in Italy (I wondered where Ducati would buy : just down the road ...
by ducadini
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

Had nothing better to do so went for a hunt :-D Found seven of them, used (and some abused) of which two complete. Also found that bolts DIN603 (or ISO8677 and available in Stainless) have nearly the same head as the Ducati screws and are available in M6 x 45 mm (just a tad longer). The head has a d...
by ducadini
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

Cleaning garage and getting rid of "stuff" but stumbled on 2 of those. I suppose there must be more of them somewhere.
Don't know about the shape and can't recall if they had the rubber bushing on.
I'll let You know.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Re: Why Are Modern Motorcycles so UGLY??

Probably because I've forgotten what I did on my 60th birthday, I tend to agree and the europeans were a bit influenced (and hence went in the Nippon direction). Still don't like all those superenduros and naked bikes, even the Ducatis. I think one of the last beautifull bikes (not "just nice&q...
by ducadini
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

Re: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?

The starting procedure as 81mhr uses is about the best You can follow for nondestructive starting :-D May I just add this : while slowly kicking the bike (after the clutch is freed) to compression, I'd listen to the front carb hissing. The rear is compressing, the front is sucking. When You kick, fr...

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