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by Craig in France
Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: 750GT oil strainer woes.
Replies: 6
Views: 5019

Oil strainers

Useful, Steve.

Thanks.

Ciao

Craig
by Craig in France
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Pantah Head Photo Gallery
Topic: Ducati TT2 - update photo
Replies: 2
Views: 14223

TT2

Sweet, Dan ...

Very, VERY, sweet. They don't get much better than this, IMHO :)

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 350 Mark III advice sort
Replies: 4
Views: 3304

Orange? THAT ain't orange ...

Ah, you mean Ducati YELLOW! Well, that's what Ducati called it - straw yellow, in fact. Nowt wrong with that at all, nothing at all, altho' I could make an argument that it belongs best on genuine Desmos! :) At this point, I will have to concede that I'm not a great fan of look-alike versions of the...
by Craig in France
Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 350 Mark III advice sort
Replies: 4
Views: 3304

Mark 3

I was feeling sympathetic until you said you'd change from the iconic Mark 3 blue to ... What! Orange! :shock: Please don't :) The value is what you think it's worth. As to likely works, you should asume that all the running gear basics like suspension, brakes, wheel bearings, cables, swing arm bush...
by Craig in France
Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: tight exhaust nuts
Replies: 11
Views: 10622

Tight nut

Hi Stuart My best advice is, exercise patience. You don't want to get yourself in a situation where the lobes on the ring are broken ... Thoughts: 1. Get some better penetrating oil - WD40 isn't that good. Give it time. 2 Try a bit of heat. The rings are brass, the heads aluminium so you may be able...
by Craig in France
Fri May 12, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Engine won't rev / HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 4071

Top end performance

Hi Antero

Just a thought ...

Which silencer do you have fitted? I have the short one, but I did once try a medium length one, just to see ... Agh!! Horrible! Top end went totally flat.

Quickly went back to the short one!

HTH

Craig in UK
450 Scrambler
by Craig in France
Mon May 01, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Problem with front cylinder on 900 Darmah
Replies: 14
Views: 9335

Oil in front pot

Wow, Magnus, that's quite a leak! I especially like the valve guide seal stuck in the oilway!

Hopefully, like Steve says, new seals and o-rings and you'll be up running clean!

Good Luck!

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Problem with front cylinder on 900 Darmah
Replies: 14
Views: 9335

Faulty running Darmah front pot

Hi Steve Yeh, thanks, you're right, of course - I wasn't being specific enuf ... :doh: Magnus - as Steve says, the seal on the top of the valve guide can/does break up and come off, and the excess oil flowing down the guide will foul the plug. This often shows as blue-ish exhaust smoke on start up. ...
by Craig in France
Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Problem with front cylinder on 900 Darmah
Replies: 14
Views: 9335

Rich running on Darmah front cylinder

Hi Magnus It could be a leaky guide like your mechanic friend suggests, especially if the black on the plug is oily. A leak down test might help test for this, but otherwise it's not a big job to remove the head and check the valves, their guides and seals. But if the soot isn't oily, it's much more...
by Craig in France
Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Starting relay for 900 Darmah
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Starter relay

Hi Magnus

These were made by Lucas and fitted to many British made cars at the time.

Today, you should be able to get a pattern one from a car spares shop which supplies parts for older cars - they are not expensive and, best of all, no longer made by Lucas :)

Ciao

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: speedline 4 bolt 1980 wheels 900ss, going to explode/burn?
Replies: 11
Views: 10157

Replacing Speedlines

Hi Ruffle Nah, mate, that bike's a pile of pants ... you don't want to touch it with barge pole ... Now, what's yer mate's phone number? :-) Ok, seriously .. You can retrofit FPS wheels - it's what I did with my SSD. They come up on eBay every now and then, particularly in Germany, and I've even see...
by Craig in France
Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Help with Ducati electronic ignition wiring (WC single)
Replies: 7
Views: 5731

Ignition for widecase single

Hi Antero The Ducati Elettronica ignition system isn't very reliable ... I've had a coil fail, a pick-up fail and a stator plate fail, all at different times! But it is all 30 years old - and it was relatively unproven technology when new. If you're serious about a reliable system, I suggest you nee...
by Craig in France
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: speedline 4 bolt 1980 wheels 900ss, going to explode/burn?
Replies: 11
Views: 10157

How to identify Speedlines at a distance

Hi Ruffle

Campagnolas have 5 solid spokes, Speedlines have 5 'split' spokes, FPS have 6 'twin spokes' (if you know what I mean) ..

HTH

Ciao

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Help with Ducati electronic ignition wiring (WC single)
Replies: 7
Views: 5731

Ignition wiring for electronic ignition on a 450 SCR

Hi Antero I have a '72 450 SCR with the Ducati Elettronica ignition. The wiring is as you describe. I think you will need to get a new stator plate with the correct coil set-up ... If you look at the parts book, the plate is shown as a part that is specific to the electronic ignition models - number...
by Craig in France
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Down pipe getting red hot
Replies: 7
Views: 6026

Sparking when ignition turned off

Hi Phil This is a characteristic of a Hall effect ignition system - I can't now remember the science of it, but I'm sure you could find the explanation somewhere on the web :-) It isn't something to be worried about - or, at least, that's what I've always been led to believe. Others may now advise o...

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