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by double diamond
Wed May 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 5 speed Narrow case Kickstart gear
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: 5 speed Narrow case Kickstart gear

Bob, I had a look through some 5-speed NC kickstart components and made a few discoveries that you should be aware of. Referring back to my post on the 4-speed kickstart mechanisms, I observed that there were two different designs for the 4-speed engines. Also included was an example of the 5-speed ...
by double diamond
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 5 speed Narrow case Kickstart gear
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: 5 speed Narrow case Kickstart gear

Bob, I don’t recall incompatibility among 5 speed NC starter gears. But it wouldn’t surprise me. Perhaps I’ll get the chance to look through some kickstart gears in the next several days. I'd like to know if there are differences with the 5 speed. From my experience, the most problematic transmissio...
by double diamond
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1275

Re: First Ducati

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by double diamond
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS forks
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: 175TS forks

Ian, The damper rod/piston are simply mild steel. The front fork is a very basic, unsophisticated design so nothing very high tech in there. The fork tubes aren’t hard chromed so they rust and wear from the external springs rubbing on the tube. Best you can hope for is that the sliders are serviceab...
by double diamond
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 250 Crank Pin Bearing
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: 250 Crank Pin Bearing

Hi Nigel,

I’ll have to have another look at the M1S crankshaft, haven’t had it out for a while. I do recall a bronze bearing cage. I was going to post pictures of it just for posterity. It has a number of curious design features.

Matt
by double diamond
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Race Brake Lining
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Race Brake Lining

Hi Eldert, Yes, spoke with Michael Morse, very highly regarded in the field. Would be several months before Vintage Brake perform the work. Vintage Brake lists a number of linings to choose from but do not positively identify as Ferodo product. Is 2520V Ferodo product? I was lead to believe that Fer...
by double diamond
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Race Brake Lining
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Race Brake Lining

I’d like to have a TLS front brake relined with race specification friction material. Nearly all providers in the USA cater to the automotive/truck market. There is one source but long lead times and very costly. I would do it myself so I inquired with Ferodo Racing in Italy about the availability o...
by double diamond
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Electronic Tachometer
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Electronic Tachometer

I’m considering my options for electronic tachometers. Scitsu appears to be a popular and relatively affordable option. But I’ve seen a number of accounts that the product can have a short life. I sent one back to Scitsu for repair (full disclosure: I had never seen it actually functioning) and Dyla...
by double diamond
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 250 Crank Pin Bearing
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: 250 Crank Pin Bearing

Right, K: stamped sheet metal cages, KZK, machined steel. Lost my bearings for a moment there… The alloy cages in the standard Ducati rod seem to hold up OK but I’ve seen one or two in very loose rods that broke up. The Mach 1S crankshaft uses a bronze cage. It has occurred to me that sleeving a rod...

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