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by Ventodue
Tue May 22, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: chain drive sprocket play
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: chain drive sprocket play

Sounds like wear in the splines, Mike. Shouldn't be there. Take the sprocket off, and have a close look at the splining on the shaft.

Hopefully, however, the wear will be on the sprocket. If so, best change it.

If it's on the shaft, there are fixes ...

HTH

Craig
by Ventodue
Tue May 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 450 Desmo Dellorto PHF32 Jetting
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: 450 Desmo Dellorto PHF32 Jetting

Hi Chris and welcome to the Forum.

As I''m sure you know the PHF32 wasn't fitted originally to the 450 Desmo. Your nearest 'best reference' is the 350 Vento. Try:

Idle jet: 50 or 55.

Atomiser: 265AB

Slide: 50/3

Needle: K3, middle slot.

Main: 135 or 140.

HTH

Craig
by Ventodue
Thu May 17, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase crankcase screws
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Narrowcase crankcase screws

Reckon it was a factory control thing, Nigel, rather than a security measure - ?

I even HEARD the one on my SSD come off! Most bizarre - must have pinged the silencer.

I didn't stop ... :D
by Ventodue
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1294

Re: First Ducati

I don't know the history of Ducati, but at that time, early mid 70s ... It wasn't a particularly happy time in Bologna. Things started well, with the widely publicized success at Imola in 1972 and the sales increase that followed - 1973 was the peak year for 750 production/sales. The factory was ex...
by Ventodue
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1294

Re: First Ducati

Eldert wrote: i have a 450 engine with engine nr 460754 and it still has the narrower bolt spacing .

Eldert wrote: i checked a few 450 cases i had laying around and i have a case with number 460754 and it had the wider spacing.


Eh? What? Which? :D
by Ventodue
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1294

Re: First Ducati

Any idea what year that might be, Eldert? 1973 or 74?
by Ventodue
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1294

Re: First Ducati

Guys,

Trivia, I know but ...

Is it just me, or does Roberto's engine seem to have a particularly pronounced thickening here? Neither of my singles has anything similar, nor do I see it on any photos ... except on 1968 models.

Ciao

Craig
by Ventodue
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1294

Re: First Ducati

From what I’ve seen and owned in Australia the last casting were all 46———- serial numbers and all 1974, disc brake yellow bikes or late Scramblers with double sided drums. Also the blue and gold m3. Only 450s . Hi Graeme, As Hans suggested, I reckon it could have been the 250s and 350s also: Ian's...
by Ventodue
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1294

Re: First Ducati

ducwiz wrote: I just copied one of roberto's fotos ...

Excellent stuff, Hans. Thanks.

Btw, here are photos of the two bosses, taken from Massimo Clarke's, Ducati Scrambler Desmo e Mark 3:

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by Ventodue
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: First Ducati
Replies: 44
Views: 1294

Re: First Ducati

I should correct myself a little as regards the color schemes of the 450s. Re-reading the books last night ... Series 1 (i.e. up to 1973) : Yellow with tank and mudguard stripes in black. Series 2, 1973 on: Black with yellow stripes (see below). Blue metallic with gold stripes (see Massimo Clarke's ...

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