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by DBDBrian
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase front guard
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Narrowcase front guard

Here you go Bob, This is the centre stay off my 1959 200SS, which I think would have been the same on the Elite and Silverstone. I removed it from the guard for blasting and painting.

Brian
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by DBDBrian
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: NC Front hub issues.
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: NC Front hub issues.

Hi Bob, it would seem your findings are the norm. I have just checked a hub I have at hand, and it is all original to the best of my knowledge . The bearing spacer is indeed not a great piece of engineering, as to the material or it's design. It is a parallel tube with no external flanges, and way o...
by DBDBrian
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Fork strip
Replies: 31
Views: 1828

Re: Fork strip

Thanks Matt, It would all seem to be a bit of an Enigma. I have not scrutinized all three sets in minute detail for any signs of different manufacture, but they would all seem to be of identical design.

Bob, Have you considered light hydraulic oil.

Brian
by DBDBrian
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Fork strip
Replies: 31
Views: 1828

Re: Fork strip

I have striped out three sets in total, and will use the best parts to assemble a good set for my 200SS. I was given to understand the numbers on the anchor boss indicated the year of manufacture, can anyone decipher these, as only 64 would seem to confirm this.
Brian
by DBDBrian
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Fork strip
Replies: 31
Views: 1828

Re: Fork strip

Hi Bob, When you are next up near Diss, give me a shout. The previous posts seem to have come up with the answers, as I have a set apart, I thought the pictures might add a bit more info. The items are as removed, Thinking out loud , if the valve was fitted the wrong way round, I think it would poss...
by DBDBrian
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Location Location!
Replies: 22
Views: 1382

Re: Location Location!

Mike signed it at the 1978 TT, his son David and widow Pauline signed it when they opened the Hailwood centre at Brands Hatch, but I can't recall the year. Tragically his daughter Michelle lost her life with Mike in 1981.
by DBDBrian
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Location Location!
Replies: 22
Views: 1382

Re: Location Location!

At the 1960 London Earls Court motorcycle show, Diana Concessionaires of London, the FB Mondial importers had a stand with one of Mike's ex works bikes on show. The gentleman I spoke to was Stan Hailwood, who invited me to cock my leg over it. The result of which, I purchased a new 175 Mondial Sprin...
by DBDBrian
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Location Location!
Replies: 22
Views: 1382

Re: Location Location!

Hi all, I live just south of Norwich in Norfolk. I am about half way through totally rebuilding a 1959 200 SS, which came to the UK from America. I bought it complete , with two more incomplete and dismantled, when I sorted everything, it turned out, a spare engine was the correct one for the comple...
by DBDBrian
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 30
Views: 3901

Re: Electronic ignition

I would have thought something by the Three Degrees would be more suitable.
by DBDBrian
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: New 250 Project Adventure
Replies: 98
Views: 13496

Re: New 250 Project Adventure

Ingenious set up Rob, a pity you had to revert too manual operation. I tried the Maraca type shake by hand, but soon gave up on that one. My thoughts then turned to the cement mixer, I knocked up a couple of brackets and bolted it to the bowl. I used about two pints of pea shingle, mixed with diesel...

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