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by Craig in France
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: G’day from Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: G’day from Australia

... the new breed of Dukes are bloody quick, anyway just about to retire so maybe I’ll treat myself to a new old Duke I can cruise on in my old age lol Welcome to the Forum. And you're right, of course. The current generation of Ducrappis are absurdly fast and over-powered, not in the least suited ...
by Craig in France
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Fuel pouring from carby
Replies: 13
Views: 2032

Re: Fuel pouring from carby

The (white) float on the front carby was full of fuel <snip> Yup, that would certainly do it! :-D Small comfort, I know; but you're far from being the only one to have had problems with white floats - or at least a certain batch of them. Plenty of similar postings on Laverda and Guzzi Forums. The f...
by Craig in France
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

81mhr900ss wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:23 am
Nippon Denso were the original coils
And sometimes Motoplat :). But I guess you had N-D, right?
by Craig in France
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

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. Thanks for the info. Tell me, did you have Motoplat (red) or Nippon ...
by Craig in France
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Pickups and wiring are are in good condition ... Resistance measurements are within specification <snip> Well, I guess that's progress, Mark ... in a way :roll: So, is it still banging and popping on the front? Back to basics, then: - Have you checked the valve clearances? - Don't forget the plug c...
by Craig in France
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

rjk40 wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:07 am
I might still be around when I finally get to kick this old soldier alive.
Yeah, course you will. You can't give up before it's finished ... :-D
by Craig in France
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

Hi Richard

Yup, as 900tic: bit of board under the engine just to help balance things, and away you go ...

Ciao

Craig
by Craig in France
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

I am just waiting on getting a 22mm bolt turned down so i can remove engine side cover to inspect pickups. In practice, you don't need to fab up a puller, Mark. Once all the screws around the cover are out, some gentle taps with a rubber mallet all around the casing will release it. (I guess you kn...
by Craig in France
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Yes, the taper section is visibly longer. (Estimate 0.5mm.) Inspected both under magnifying light thinking that shorter one may have tampered with but appears to be original. There are at least 3 versions of the PHF/PHM mixture screw, 2 of which you can find on Bevels - see the picture below, with ...
by Craig in France
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

As suggested i then swapped carbs front to rear. Still backfiring on front cylinder. Good! That's progress, Mark :) You probably know this already, BUT DON'T DISTURB the pick-ups unless you absolutely have to. If you do, they will need to be re-positioned using a special tool, and even then it's no...
by Craig in France
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Oh, and maybe this will help.

If your choke piston looks like this, change it.
Worn enricher seal.jpg
by Craig in France
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Further thoughts: 1. The idle on a PHF depends on a clean air feed as shown below. Idle air passage.jpg Now, as you can see, that drilling narrows within the carb body. As you can imagine, it can easily get partially blocked at this point - and stay so, even after an ultra-sonic clean. So be very fu...
by Craig in France
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Darmah Front cylinder running rich
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Darmah Front cylinder running rich

Initial quick thoughts/questions: 1. Have you checked for air leaks around the intake manifold, both where it bolts to the head - did you fit a new gasket? - and where the carb clamps on? (Don't over tighten the clamp). Hold the engine at a low idle and get someone to spray something inflammable lik...
by Craig in France
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: SSD having trouble getting into neutral while engine running
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: SSD having trouble getting into neutral while engine running

Hi Brad, Yeah, they can be a little difficult - me too, SSD owner. The oil change is a good 'first idea'. You should be running a synthetic 10-50 anyways - or at least that's what Ducati told you to do :-D (ref. last page of the owner's handbook). The only problem you may encounter is a little clutc...
by Craig in France
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 65-67 Mach 1
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Re: 65-67 Mach 1

I was stripping more paint on the frame today and found a faintly stamped 350GT in front of the frame number. Interesting! I have found no reference in any of the published sources to this "350GT" frame stamp*. However, I see there are 2 registrations (ref. 1025 & 1031) of bikes with it on the Beve...

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