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by Bevel bob
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine

The motor does hold onto its old oil. I tip it over to the right side and then prop the back of the bike up to get the oil down into the sump.I also have a magnet on a wire that I work around the sump. If you study some photos of the case inereds you will see that oil can be trapped.
by Bevel bob
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Long time no type, Desmo conversion update
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Long time no type, Desmo conversion update

I have a head with the inlet valve boss removed and the likelihood that the guide will come loose again sooner or later. Was thinking of using Devcon to build up some support around the guide and maybe "D" shape the port floor a bit. Road use only. Seems a good idea?.
by Bevel bob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: crankcase wont split
Replies: 37
Views: 878

Re: crankcase wont split

I once watched Vic Camps mechanic strip a motor at a race meeting. He worked really fast in order to split the cases while the motor was still hot from running. Put it in an oven.
by Bevel bob
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 125 desmo
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: 125 desmo

Hi Graeme,Had another session with the GP; Took a video some stills and and soundtrack. Hope to post later ( with permission).
by Bevel bob
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 105
Views: 20418

Re: 175TS in UK

I suspect you have the 40 watt alternator. It will likely work ok for daylight use. With a new battery and minimal night time running with poor lighting you could go for years like that. I did. If you ride in areas with good streetlights some bright LED low consumption bulbs may make you more visabl...
by Bevel bob
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Conrod kits ?
Replies: 61
Views: 8995

Re: Conrod kits ?

That's good news especially now with the loss of Alpha .
by Bevel bob
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v

I am currently (!!) running a special 35/40 watt halogen bulb from Norbsa (Goffy) in a 130 mm headlamp that's really meant for tungsten bulbs plus an electronic points assist unit from Pazon so I am pushing the limits. probably a good idea to put in a low consumption Bright LED pilot and tail and st...
by Bevel bob
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v

Hi Jim, the bike has been no trouble electrically for 10 years since I did the 12v mods,including 4 ten day riding holidays in the IOM when I usually rode with daytime lights for safety. This last year though I ran with the lights off and kept the revs up to just keep going. Something has changed ,w...
by Bevel bob
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v

I intend to do a few more tests with the motor running and am also thinking of fitting a voltmeter so I can monitor whats happening as I ride. Have to keep it simple as I never did understand the Ducati electrics in the headlamp. Happily the charge system does not go there at all.
by Bevel bob
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: Very low charge rate 250 NC 60w converted to 12v

Hi Hans, I think I have gone a bit too far with power use and looking at "BOBS" graphs the load appears to drive the output down due to the odd way the coils work when connected in series. I have a modern RR and a good 12v battery.

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