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by Bevel bob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 69
Views: 14213

Re: 175TS in UK

Just remembered one of my legs was stiff,turned out to be bits of broken ball bearings from the damper valve that were floating around since the dampers were installed upside down by the "Singles expert" who "restored" the bike before I got it.
by Bevel bob
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Tom Bailey Singles Masterbook
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Tom Bailey Singles Masterbook

Hi Ian, Toms books are a good read with content hard won from years of working on customers bikes and building his own. Its an American scene that he covers which makes it interesting but not always completely accurate to the european market. His enthusiasm for the bikes shines through.
by Bevel bob
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Race tires 250 ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Race tires 250 ducati

Without doubt the Mach1 and later Mark3 Narrowcase were a bit too overtuned for the market and the top speed could only be achieved after a very long run up and 9ooo rpm in 4th before a change into top ,everything had to be in perfect tune and flat on the tank . Several American tests timed it at 10...
by Bevel bob
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Tom Bailey Singles Masterbook
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Tom Bailey Singles Masterbook

OK Phil, I'll have one. will be in touch.
by Bevel bob
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Tom Bailey Singles Masterbook
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Tom Bailey Singles Masterbook

I am looking for a copy of this book, From somewhere in europe , Anyone got a copy to sell?.
by Bevel bob
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Race tires 250 ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Race tires 250 ducati

At a previous classic TT in the 350 race a Ducati came 3rd and was doing 126mph at one point . I manged 104 mph on a roadster Mach1 some 52 years ago ,so one would expect 112 would be easy now for a 250 racer?.
by Bevel bob
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 69
Views: 14213

Re: 175TS in UK

Forks should not be stiff, maybe tight seals or bushes that will wear in, check axle not tight in fork leg needs to move to center itself. I had to junk a new stainless axle.
by Bevel bob
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175 n/c oil fill level
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: 175 n/c oil fill level

If you have the exstension tower I would just fill it up. Any overfill will find its way past the seal and lube the rear chain, The level will vary depending on stand condition and ground level. It used to be recommended that you looked in the clutch access and the oil needed to be a bit up the clut...
by Bevel bob
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Mach1 engine stamp
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Re: Mach1 engine stamp

European Mark 3 Narrow case bikes are fitted with Batteries ,toolboxes etc just like the Mach 1 that they replaced .Red and silver paint also. I have one. Made around 66/67 but sold as a 69! ,this caused some confusion with suppliers so I now say its a 66. I think this is what you have. If it looks ...
by Bevel bob
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: BRAKES
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: BRAKES

Hi Brian, My NC 67 250 linings are full length and are probably AM4 racing ,they are not much good in traffic as they only grip when well heated up. I thought they were just poor linings till I first rode the bike at racing speeds on track and woke them up. File a good bevel on the leading edge to a...

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