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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: 251

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: 6
Views: 494

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
by Craig in France
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??

Good stuff! You know we will want pictures at the end ... :-D
by Craig in France
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??

I don't think safety wire holes have been drilled in the adjacent fins. Ah, you touch on another Ducati mystery :shock: . Sometimes they are ... and sometimes they aren't. And rarely, if ever, on the back. By no means essential; but easy enuf done, especially during a wet and gloomy Portland winter...
by Craig in France
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: 860 Old Engine periodic head re-torque ??

My advice: leave them alone, Kara. They don't have a habit of loosening (I can see you've been around British Iron for too long ... :). You won't do any damage by retorqueing them ... but you won't necessarily do any good either :-) On the other hand, it IS a good idea to check the exhaust nuts from...
by Craig in France
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?

Tinkerbell wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:44 am Hi Craig
What do you think of the projected tip versions of the same plug ? Some amongst us make great testimonial claims...like the bp6hs
Cheers
Kara
"Solution looking for a problem"? Dunno - sorry. Others will have to respond. (I don't even know if there's enuf piston clearance ...)
by Craig in France
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Smoking under acceleration - valve guides.
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Smoking under acceleration.

<snip> And on that 150% oil pump : I don't remember if Kevin Bracken ran a original pump or uprated one, but there were signs of running without oil on the bigends (at high to very high revs) so I'm wondering if this pump isn't a bit overkill ? Been having much the same thought ... I'm no engine tu...
by Craig in France
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: 860gt best spark plug? Champions anyone?

No need, Kara, altho' your choice ... :). Most people find that NGK B6HS do the job admirably.

(L88A in Champion, btw).
by Craig in France
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Smoking under acceleration - valve guides.
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Smoking under acceleration.

Blue smoke under acceleration is normally rings, sad to say, Andy ... But first check the engine breather is working. (I admit I don't understand why (or even how ...) you've fitted a K&N filter. The original system is perfectly adequate for its task ...). You could be pressurizing the crank cases, ...
by Craig in France
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New owner 860 minimum rec. Rpms
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: New owner 860 minimum rec. Rpms

Ok, you're entering into potentially turbulent waters here, Kara :shock: . But ... Yes, it is generally thought best not to let these motors labour. The dogma goes, "It's not a **** Harley Davidson!" Now, is there any evidence of big-end bearing failure being directly caused by running a Ducati L-tw...
by Craig in France
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860 GT Jacking Point under crankcase
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: 860 GT Jacking Point under crankcase

Yes, Kara, no worries. Just slide a board or a lump of wood in between the jack and the sump.

Craig
by Craig in France
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32 Air Passage Question/ Kara
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: PHF32 Air Passage Question/ Kara

<snip> ... I am new to the PHF world. Well, they're not so bad, delivering both reasonable economy and performance. They do like to be set up right, but once done they remain remarkably stable. Watch especially for getting the float height right; and for simple things like making sure the choke pis...
by Craig in France
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

A while back, I remember posting a question about reducing the torque wrench setting when using anti-seize, versus the "dry" setting assumed by the author. Yes, strictly speaking you should/could, the critical question always being: "By how much?" Dunno ... How slippery is your slippery stuff? ;) A...
by Craig in France
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

No worries - we all have the right to get things wrong from time to time.

Don't forget to put some Coppaslip on the plug threads, btw. Makes life easier when you need to spin them out :-D
by Craig in France
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32A Needle jet stuck in body
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: PHF32A Needle jet stuck in body

I can't seem to unscrew the AB265 jet via a reasonable amount of force. I don't want to snap it off ! Hi (again :) ) Kara, Honestly, rather than force it, I'd leave it. It's an atomiser which comes into operation after around ¼ of the slide movement. They don't regularly wear or nuttin'; so on this...

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