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by rjk40
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Hi again, Craig, I looked at a few sites and found that a general rule of thumb is to reduce the Dry torque by 20 to 30% when using anti - seize. One link had a guy from Loctite say that just reusing a bolt tends to smooth the threads enough that it can make a huge difference in the torque actually ...
by rjk40
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Thanks, Craig, will do. " an anti - seize by any name...." I have a can of it with a brush in the cap, bought long ago. It's silvery, and very messy if it goes to the wrong place. But, it works great. Probably not the best choice as a laxative. Lesson learned long ago after getting tired of cursing ...
by rjk40
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Mystery solved, much to my embarrassment. As before when fitting the rear wheel, I merely needed to give the spark plug a bit of a nudge to get it to seat properly. I'm really embarrassed about making the same "torque" - related mistake; it's the second time. First time was when setting the rear whe...
by rjk40
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Thanks Craig,

I shall do that.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Yeah, it is odd. When I had the heads off for servicing, I cleaned the threads in the plug holes, and put the old plugs in before cleaning the holes (something I learned on my model airplane engines), and there was no problem with the threads. I should have tried the Boschs then, but did not anticip...
by rjk40
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

I've discovered an interesting dilemma, and would be interested in hearing from anyone who might have experienced the same thing. My 1975 860GT kick start only Ducati , engine 851539, came factory equipped with champion L88A spark plugs. The diameter of the threaded portion of the Champion L88A is 0...
by rjk40
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 24
Views: 11591

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Thanks again for the info. I really like your idea of "conservative" fusing; it makes good sense to baby these babies. The Rick's regulator instructions are a bit different: they say to find the alternator's highest voltage across each pair of stator wires, using all combinations of pairing. If the ...
by rjk40
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 24
Views: 11591

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Thanks, MHR, I appreciate the info. And yes, I did see the ground connection you mention. I fully appreciate the essence of good grounding. In restoring my 1971 Chevelle, it became obvious when I was putting in new wiring harnesses, how corrosion at the sheet metal grounds, aka "Fisher Body" in the ...
by rjk40
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 24
Views: 11591

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

To MHR:

I apologize in advance if my question seems a bit lame:

Since you velcroed the igniton module to the convex curve of the fender,
did you take any measures to mount it flat?
Or, was there enough"grip" to ease any concern?
I am at the point of mounting the module.
Thanks in advance.
by rjk40
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Looking for a technique
Replies: 7
Views: 7110

Re: Looking for a technique

My idea of the plastic washers worked very well. First, I removed all eight studs from the "wheel carrier, using my "double nut" technique, cleaned and lubed the threaded holes. With the studs out, there was no need to squeeze the fender to clear them. Placing the plastic washers between the fender ...
by rjk40
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

Thanks kindly.

I appreciate your help, and will research this.

Best Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

Mebbe someone who sees this post can recommend a good one.

Looking for a reasonably good stand for the 1975 Ducati 860GT.
by rjk40
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

Ok. Thanks anyway.

Regards,
Richard
by rjk40
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

One more thing:

That swingarm stand looks nice; can you give me a hint of what brand?

Thanks in advance.
by rjk40
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Advice on engine re-install, 860GT

Excellent idea!

Plus, the epitome of epicurean delights; they always help the cause.

Thanks for the tip.

Best Regards,
Richard

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