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by Craig in France
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 1982 Pantah 600.... She's in bits!
Replies: 14
Views: 16289

Front brake caliper position

Hi Bumbler With regards to the positioning of the brake calipers, it sounds like a previous owner followed the fashion of switching the fork legs over (left one to the right side, right one to the left side) so he could mount the calipers behind the forks. Some people claim this improves the braking...
by Craig in France
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 83 ssd paint job
Replies: 1
Views: 2401

Position of decals

Hi Linblad The Made in Italy decal goes on the middle of the tank about 50 mm down from the filler cap, towards the rider. I think I've got a photo on my other computer and will try and remember to post it in a week or so. Not sure about the Marzocchi stickers. But I'll see whether any of my photos ...
by Craig in France
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Indicator purchase
Replies: 2
Views: 2651

Bar end indicators

Hi Anthony,

I've seen these mounted on bikes in Germany, so try Andy Nienhagen, http://www.desmo-ducati.de/.

HTH

Craig in UK/France
by Craig in France
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Frame Bag for 450 Scrambler
Replies: 1
Views: 2454

Tool bag for widecase scrambler

Try Andy Nienhagen, http://www.desmo-ducati.de/

They've also been sold on eBay for some time, e.g 280107995505, seller's name mucundgianni.

HTH

Craig in UK/France
by Craig in France
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Darmah voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 10955

Faulty voltmeter?

Yeh, sounds well possible. Stick a voltmeter across the battery terminals to check the alternator and regulator are working ok. You're looking for around 12.4 - 12.6 volts with the engine off and then an increase and hold at 14.4 volts or thereabouts at 4,000 rpm (leave lights etc off). Then go out ...
by Craig in France
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Darmah voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 10955

Voltmeter

Hi Paul So i'm going to go out on a limb and make the statement that "the GEN light should be lit when above or below those voltages and that the GEN light should be off when the voltage falls between the 2 values".......Am I right ? Yes. I imagine you could check (with multimeter) the low...
by Craig in France
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Darmah voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 10955

Testing the voltmeter

Hi Paul, I was kinda hoping that one of the Gurus might answer this, but in the meanwhile, here's a thought: As I understand it, it's basically a voltage sensitive switch, turning the warning light on and off. Its operating range is below 12.35 and above 15.7 (altho' I bet it's nothing like that acc...
by Craig in France
Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Parallel Twin Engines > GTL/Sport Desmo 350 & 500
Topic: Restoring a '78 500 Sport Desmo
Replies: 2
Views: 11077

Sport desmo workshop manual

Hi Pasophisto, I see Motomanuali list a workshop manual update for the Sport Desmo entitled, "500 SPORT DESMO ’77 AGGIORNAMENTO \ UPDATE". This may be all that was specifically printed for the Sport Desmo, the rest being essentially the same as the GTL. Go http://www.motomanuali.com/MANUAL...
by Craig in France
Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Mille clutch master cilinder
Replies: 7
Views: 11197

Now, was that Clutch or Brake? Ah, CLUTCH -- Oh, woops!

Hi Peter

Duh, do I feel stupid! :oops:

(Yeh, the Laverda one is 15mm ...)

Ciao

Craig
by Craig in France
Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Mille clutch master cilinder
Replies: 7
Views: 11197

Master cylinder sizes

Hi Peter, I can't say for the Mille, but on my SSD I use a 12mm unit from a Pantah. I changed it because I didn't like the original 15mm at all - very wooden, and I like to be able to feel the brakes coming on. So Steve's 13mm unit may suit you. Curiously, my Laverda Corsa has a 15mm master and is f...
by Craig in France
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Mikes bike
Replies: 6
Views: 8095

Mike's bike

Peter's right, of course. There are so many stories and half-truths about Mike's Bike, and I won't pretend to know even half of it ... But here goes! Ducati/NCR originally supplied three bikes. Two - those for Hailwood and Roger Nicholls - went to Steve Wynne/Sports Motorcycles via the UK importer, ...
by Craig in France
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Gas in my oil!
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

Fuel in oil

Sounds like you've left the fuel taps on (or the seals are leaking - they normally do) and the float valve in the carb isn't sealing properly. Replacement tap seals (and float valves) are available - including, I think, thru Steve ...? The main effect is it dilutes the oil and washes the oil off the...
by Craig in France
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Timing Pointer Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 3475

That pointy tool thingy

Ok, Seamus, here's a couple of other ideas ... 1. The GB owners club may have one in its tool hire scheme. This used to be run by some bloke called Steve Wynne :) ; but since Steve's taken himself off to New Zealand :( , I don't know who's doing it now. So try calling Andrew Jones, the club sec. ......
by Craig in France
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Timing Pointer Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 3475

Timing tool

Hi Seamus

Andy Nienhagen is normally good for this kind of stuff.

Go http://www.desmo.net/pricelist.htm

and look under part nos 88713 0116 and 88713 0441 - I think the latter is the one you're after, assuming I've read the Ducati owner's manual right :?

Ciao

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Looking for a conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 3306

Hi Stuntrider (again)

Just seen that Mario Sassi also does a full kit with alternator - go http://www.oldracingspareparts.com/parts_s/01R0045.htm

Could be expensive, mind ... :)

Ciao

Craig

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