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by Craig in France
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32 Air Passage Question/ Kara
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: PHF32 Air Passage Question/ Kara

Hi Kara and welcome to the Forum, <snip>The hole on the right seems hard to pass air or solvent through and this is true on both carbs. Where does this passage go? what does it do? Ah! I can understand your confusion ... It's a blind drilling! :-D :shock: See the photo below of a Dell'Orto PHF32AD w...
by Craig in France
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

rjk40 wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:00 am <snip> The original Champion L88As are no longer made, so I am at a loss on what to do.
Hi Richard,

Personally ... :)

Just fit NGKs - B6HS, to be precise. It's the equivalent of the old Champion L88A and I've been doing it for the last 40-odd years ... :-D

All the best

Craig
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by Craig in France
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: SKF Sprag bearing
Replies: 14
Views: 15234

Re: SKF Sprag bearing

Interesting, Steve - thanks for the post. The original system was always fatally flawed, so good on Brook for starting from scratch and coming up with something more suited to the job.

Touch wood, mine is still operational. But 'never say never' ... :shock:
by Craig in France
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: S2 rear footpeg: what thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: S2 rear footpeg: what thread?

cooperplace wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:51 am Close.
I took it to my nuts and bolts guy today, who ID'd it as M12 x1.5, which is a fine metric thread -as opposed to coarse.
Thanks for the update. I may let Phil know he got it 'ever-so-slightly' wrong .. :lol:
by Craig in France
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: S2 rear footpeg: what thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: S2 rear footpeg: what thread?

If 7/16* doesn't turn out to be right ...

Try M12x1.25. According to Phil Hitchcock, this thread was used in post 1982 twins.
by Craig in France
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Squarecase Dry Clutch Engines > S2, MHR, 'Mille'
Topic: Fuel pouring from carby
Replies: 16
Views: 3010

Re: Fuel pouring from carby

cooperplace wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:57 am Hi Steve,
that guide is great, thanks. I pulled both carbs apart, used an u/sonic bath to clean up, reassembled. Starts and runs perfectly now.
Excellent news <>
by Craig in France
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: G’day from Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: G’day from Australia

You won't be the first to have decided to abandon them in favour of something more practical. And enjoyable, frankly. Really Craig, "something more practical" ? A Bevel ? :-D :-D . Ah, but I never said it had to be a bevel Ducati ... :-D . I was actually thinking of people who've recently abandoned...
by Craig in France
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: G’day from Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 435

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: 16
Views: 3010

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: 1534

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: 1534

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: 1534

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: 1287

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: 1287

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: 1534

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...

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