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by Craig in France
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Desmo rocker arms - refurbishment
Replies: 1
Views: 2924

Re-facing rockers

Hi Ian

Have you spoken to Tony Brancato?

Tony Brancato
Brancato Engineering
Unit 21b Monument Business Park
Warpsgrove Lane
Chalgrove
OXFORD OX44 7RW

(01865) 891203

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Tue May 24, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: darmah clutch slip
Replies: 6
Views: 6213

Clutch slip

Hi wrinklygit If that mileage is for real, I'd be surprised if your plates are worn - more likely just glazed. Take 'em out, give the friction plates a clean and a light rough-up, and check the plain plates are flat ... And otherwise follow Steve's advice about lubricating the push rod assembly. Oh,...
by Craig in France
Tue May 24, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: to glue or not to glue?
Replies: 4
Views: 4640

Gasket glue

Hi duck-a-tye Well, it's your call, but no glue should really be the default. Generally speaking, the meeting faces of Ducati casings were well machined, so they shouldn't need much more than a simple gasket to go oil tight. If you use glue, do so sparingly. There is always a danger that excess gask...
by Craig in France
Tue May 24, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 4983

Hi duck-a-tye

Yup, that's it. 2 of the round sprocket nuts, silicone on the threads ...

"If it's good enough for Steve, it's good enuf for me :)"

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Mon May 16, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: How to contact Mick Walker's Company
Replies: 1
Views: 3426

Mick and Rick Walker

The latest is that Mick and Rick have sold up their parts business. In any case, I don't remember Mick ever having an e-mail :) And that's an old book now, you know! Have you tried Steve Allen, this site's owner; or Phil Hitchcock at Road and Race http://www.roadandrace.com.au/index.htm; or Mario Sa...
by Craig in France
Mon May 16, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Squarecase Right Hand Gearchange Engines > early 900SS
Topic: Clutch query
Replies: 2
Views: 11706

Clutch parts

Hi

Call Tony Brancato:

Brancato Engineering
Unit 21b Monument Business Park
Warpsgrove Lane
Chalgrove
OXFORD
OX44 7RW

(01865) 891203.

Ciao

Craig in UK
by Craig in France
Mon May 16, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Tyres for Darmah SD
Replies: 4
Views: 7094

Tires sizes for a Darmah

Hi From the owner's handbook: Front, 3,50 H18. Rear, 4,25/85 V18 Putting these old inch sizes into the current metric sytem: Front 100/90 Rear 120/90 (Btw, don't forget you can go to Steve's site: http://www.bevelheaven.com/index2.html and look under Manuals Index, Darmah for this kind of info.) Cia...
by Craig in France
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Darmah Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 5844

SD & SSD frames

Hi Steve

Yeh, this doesn't surprise me. I can well believe that at the end of the Darmah production run there could have been unused 'SSD' frames around, and the factory simply used these for standard Darmahs.

Ciao

Craig
by Craig in France
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Unleaded petrol
Replies: 4
Views: 4462

Unleaded fuel in the UK

Hi Regular 95 unleaded is fine. If you're of a nervous dispositon or intending working up a lot of miles, you might want to use some additive such as Castrol Proplus, but I don't think it's really necesary ... I did once fill with Shell Optimax, but the bike ran so badly I haven't repeated the exper...
by Craig in France
Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Darmah Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 5844

SD or SSD?

Hi Macca These are very late numbers (the highest recorded Darmah frame number is generally reckoned to be 953160, the highest engine 906992), and most SSDs appear to have been made in two batches, both earlier than this - the latest on the BevelHeads/Robert Miller register is 951672 (frame) and 905...
by Craig in France
Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: 900 SD in original condition. How can I make it go faster?
Replies: 7
Views: 6137

A Faster SD

Hi Will Well, for starters ... 40mm carbs and Conti silencers were the standard 'straight-from-the-factory' mod. There were also higher lift cams available, and some people fitted K&Ns - but to what effect I don't know ... After that, I suspect you're into 'proper' tuning ... But I'd have to ask...
by Craig in France
Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Speedlines,fragile or not ?
Replies: 11
Views: 9655

Speedlines and Campagnolas

OK, this is what I understand to be the situation – most of this comes from Mick Walker, btw. The problem with the Speedlines was, in essence, a temporary manufacturing fault – not a fault in the basic design or the specification of the material. It only affected some within a particular batch; but,...
by Craig in France
Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Non Bevel Drive Engines > Cucciolo, Scooters, Overhead Valve, 2-Stroke
Topic: Flywheel removal
Replies: 2
Views: 10164

Flywheel puller

This is the advice that Andrew Jones posted to the Bevelheads list fairly recently: "I believe there are two types of puller thread: M52 for narrowcase (for models upto 1967) and M62 for widecase (1968 and after). Your R/T is a widecase, so the latter should be correct. Andreas Nienhagen in Ger...
by Craig in France
Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 450 R/T Gaskets
Replies: 3
Views: 3931

Gasket set for 450 R/T

Phill Hitchcock at Road & Race lists gaskets sets for the 450 widecase.

Go http://www.roadandrace.com.au/cat16.htm
by Craig in France
Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 4983

Oil leak

And don't forget the Steve Wynne tip - use two nuts and put some silicone on the threads. Working for me ... :-D

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