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by ashleyf
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Ok. Had the bike on a Dyno to see if coils were the issue . Same output at hot and cold. Alternator was barely producing 12 V . So, replaced alternator which was going to earth , replaced the fried wire from it to the regulator. Took it for a half hour test and restarted first kick when hot. Still s...
by ashleyf
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Understood Rick. Luckily the pickup can be replaced relatively easily . just a matter of unbolting clutch cover and replacing. There are two 5 mm screws , not slotted so it is a case of unbolting and replacing.
Will also check coil resistance at cold and hot.

Getting there.....
by ashleyf
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Thks Rick, but replacement unit had same issue. Re timing, unsure why that would effect it only when starting while hot.
by ashleyf
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Thks guys, swapped over unit. No difference. Still impossible to start after 40 minutes ( maybe less) . Leave it alone for 20 mins and somewhere between 4-6 kicks to restart Not great if I stall at lights..... Loath to fiddle with timing, luckily have a great mechanic who will. Pickups are a half da...
by ashleyf
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Long chat with Brook H, reckons it should be able to idle for longer as long as it's not too hot. 40 degrees . ( He's based in Perth ,OZ remember ). Anyway ,swapped over unit. Just had to adjust dip switch, left setting at 5. Original was 4 . Started first kick. Ride for an hour . Traffic , but 60- ...
by ashleyf
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Thks Rick fair point, re idling. Got taken over to a stretch of track and then talked to for too long. Good lesson.
Sasche is above battery.

It is a learning curve , must admit that my old Pantah was simpler!
Determined to conquer it.
Nearly there...
by ashleyf
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Yeah, think I'm heading that way. Not the Bosch originally . All work done by Brook Henry, so very confident in the workmanship. Been a dream to ride , much better than my previous 78 (sold in 2002) . BTW, fitted a sidestand to it. After 2 hrs, my hips needed a break and am much happier knowing the ...
by ashleyf
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 48
Views: 15367

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Rick, and others. My 76 900 is now at the point where it starts (mostly) with one or two kicks. After a short ride , stop for coffee etc , it starts perfectly . I am still nervous about it and my ability to get it going once stopped. Soooo.. I was at a returning riders course , nice group , good ins...
by ashleyf
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?

Thks all. Whilst I admit my technique needs to be sharpened, my main issue may turn out to be the Sasche, particularly since it is a beast to start whilst warm
Replacement Sasche being trialled soon.
Will post once tested.

Again, thks.
by ashleyf
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 860 gt wet rear plug adjustment question
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: 860 gt wet rear plug adjustment question

Wow. I have not had a Duke for 20 odd years and sold the '78 900 then. I was unhappy with the overall running and handling and was determined this time around to fix the niggles. I lack the rtechnical expertise, but not the appreciation of what needs to be done. Building prosthesis ? What an ability...
by ashleyf
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?

Thks. That's encouraging. I suspect that my technique is as much to blame . The various components are being checked again here in Sydney this week. The battery was showing 8.3 V so that didn't help.! I appreciate the advice . You may be surprised at how many older riders I speak to that confess tha...
by ashleyf
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Time Ducati Owner /Kara / Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: First Time Ducati Owner /Kara / Hello

G'day Kara . Have fun with the 860 . Just reacquainting myself with my 76 900. After 20 years not riding , it is a little intimidating out on the roads . Still , the red mist does descend often enough to remind me to look for cops. Conti's on overrun. Can't beat that sound...
by ashleyf
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?

Been doing more research re starting issues etc. I have Sasche Ignition, carbs are fine , timing is being checked . Ok. I understand that the appeal with Ducati's is their uniqueness and quirkiness. HOWEVER for every owner that I have spoken to lately who is happy with their 1- 4 kick start procedur...
by ashleyf
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

SmartCarb in 1976 900SS ?

Looking at an upgrade for the Dellorto 40's . Anyone with experience in 'normal' useage . Just trying to simplify life going forward for day to day rideability.
by ashleyf
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Squarecase Right Hand Gearchange Engines > early 900SS
Topic: 76 900 SS Right foot gearchange
Replies: 3
Views: 9732

Re: 76 900 SS Right foot gearchange

G'day. In possession of the same sort of bike, so there are least two. NO evidence of a hanger for the brake cylinder on the RHS. Was talking to Brook Henry who rebuilt this from scratch and his view that anything was possible to be built back then . Just order a bunch of RHS shift for a particular ...

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