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by Craig in France
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: best sparkplugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 69

Re: best sparkplugs?

<snip> ... for example, you say "stick with what the manufacturer specifies: 0.5mm in NGK's case." but, ngk says 0.7mm for the b6/7hs My source for the 0.5 was NGK at this address: http://www.ngkpartfinder.co.uk/mc_search.php?type=SPARK%2520PLUGS&manufact=DUCATI&model=900%2520Darm...
by Craig in France
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: best sparkplugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 69

Re: best sparkplugs?

Honestly, Doug ? I really think you're worrying about something that simply doesn't merit it ... :) Short version: Fit standard-gaped NGK B6HS and sleep easy at night .... Millions of pain-free miles have been notched up by now by bevel twins using these plugs. Explanation : If you want to get more ...
by Craig in France
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 1980 Darmah Carb Tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 1980 Darmah Carb Tuning

killfile wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:22 am <snip> ... I thought I'd mention this here as I have occasionally heard people mention setting up the rear carb different from the front.
Never heard the needle valves being different. Can't see why they would - one will flow more juice than the other, that's all.
by Craig in France
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Odd Darmah Clutch Cable Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Odd Darmah Clutch Cable Setup

<snip>... if anyone else had ever seen a similar setup and had any idea why someone would do this! I can only say 'No' to both. (Maybe a DPO was deeply concerned about a clutch cable braking -? ). But as long as it works ... I can't quite see, but is the original abutment/mount for the cable still ...
by Craig in France
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 GT Sticky Clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: 860 GT Sticky Clutch

Wot Steve said, Kara. With the only rider ...

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it". I guess what I'm asking is, "How bad an issue is it?"
by Craig in France
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 860 GT Rod Big End Float lateral Spec???
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: 860 GT Rod Big End Float lateral Spec???

Tinkerbell wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:15 pm <snip> I have metric feelers, but I convert to inches to understand their significance!
:-D :-D
by Craig in France
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 860 GT Rod Big End Float lateral Spec???
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: 860 GT Rod Big End Float lateral Spec???

Hi Kara, 1. Put the Haynes manual on the back of the shelf. Good for pictures, pretty much useless for anything else. 2. Get yourself a copy of the factory workshop manual. This has all the assembly specifications as originally conceived by Ducati. (However, do not be surprised to hear that over the...
by Craig in France
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Paint colour /code for a red and black 1973 750 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Paint colour /code for a red and black 1973 750 GT

Gonna disappoint you, I'm afraid, Mic. The bike's another 'Strawberry Tart', not a Red and Black ...
GT.jpg
by Craig in France
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Paint colour /code for a red and black 1973 750 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Paint colour /code for a red and black 1973 750 GT

The offer of a photograph I'd gratefully accept if it doesn't put you out too much especially if it's a none restored example. I'm interested to know how far the black stripe on the tank extends towards the petrol cap on both sides. The other thing is whether or not the colour is slightly metallic....
by Craig in France
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Paint colour /code for a red and black 1973 750 GT
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Paint colour /code for a red and black 1973 750 GT

Hi Mick and welcome to the Forum, What I am currently unable to find is the burgundy red colour used on the tank and side panels. I have never seen an original example so am at a bit of a loss. My first question is whether this was a simple gloss or a metal flake burgundy? I'm no expert on 750s, so ...
by Craig in France
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT : Two questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: 1975 860GT : Two questions

<snip> It looks to me that the removal process might be destructive and render the link no longer usable. Yeah, might free up a bit in use, or could turn out that way. But in any event, there really isn't any reason to re-use a split link. Especially as you should get a new one with every new chain...
by Craig in France
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT : Two questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: 1975 860GT : Two questions

Hi Richard, 1. New plates are often/usually a tight-ish fit. Just tap the side plate down over the pins using a little drift - a small socket, for example - and a light hammer. If it seems tighter than that, come back to us. P.s Simply rotate the wheel until you have the split link supported in a co...
by Craig in France
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Forum Questions/Problems/Info
Topic: Whoopsey Daisey....
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Re: Whoopsey Daisey....

No worries, Steve. I guessed something had stuffed up somewhere ....

Thanks for sorting it out. As you say: "Technology" Who'd have it? "

All the best

Craig
by Craig in France
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32 Accelerator pump No Pump...
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: PHF32 Accelerator pump No Pump...

Hi Kara,

More than you'll ever want to know in the two docs attached :-D .

Priming, bleeding the accelerator pump-page-001.jpg
Priming, bleeding the accelerator pump-page-002-3.jpg
by Craig in France
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2001

Re: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?

BevHevSteve wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:59 pm thats all I sell is BP6HS, BP7HS etc
Thanks, Steve. I guess you find there's some advantage? Please say more ... :)

Ciao

Craig

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