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by Jon Pegler
Sat May 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Bakelite fuel cap
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Bakelite fuel cap

There were some aluminium fuel caps around a few years ago for fitting to the Elite/175 models with a screw cap. I have got one on a 175 Sport. The problem with them is that the aluminium that the cap is made from corrodes to the threaded steel tank neck and becomes very hard to remove, certainly to...
by Jon Pegler
Thu May 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Strada seat
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Strada seat

Hi Dave, Craig's link looks like a standard Strada seat to me, so should fit OK. Be aware that the seats from early Forzas will not directly fit onto a Strada. The Stradas and late Forzas use the thinner seat with the two small cutaways above the rear shock absorber mounts, whereas the early Forza s...
by Jon Pegler
Mon May 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 350 Forza electric starter
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: 350 Forza electric starter

You can fit the standard widecase clutch cover directly onto the early Forzas with no problems. This is not possible on the later Forza motors, with the electric starter motor behind the cylinder barrel.( motors starting 432--) These later motors use a longer crankshaft that will not fit inside the ...
by Jon Pegler
Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Wiring diagram for a 1977 350 Forza
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Wiring diagram for a 1977 350 Forza

Not the best reproduction. Forza wiring diagram
by Jon Pegler
Tue May 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: mototrans telesco forks
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: mototrans telesco forks

Ian,

Jesus Loriente in Spain sells the nylon bushes fitted to the bottom of the late Telesco forks.
He trades as Recambio Usado. Also on e-bay as guzman175.
Last time I looked the nylon bushes were 9 Euros each.

Jon
by Jon Pegler
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 125 Sport engine internals, Italian vs Spanish
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: 125 Sport engine internals, Italian vs Spanish

The Spanish 125 is one of the few Spanish Ducati singles that is almost an exact copy of it's Italian counterpart, as regards engine internals. Almost all the engine parts are the same, just some chassis differences. If you are after a crankshaft and rod assembly, the Spanish and Italian parts are i...
by Jon Pegler
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Decent rear shocks ?
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Decent rear shocks ?

The shocks sold by Hagons have a spring rate fairly similar to the original Marzocchi shocks and are much too hard for road use, in my opinion, although I know other people who disagree on this matter. As standard, the Hagon shocks come with springs that require 14kg/cm of deflection. I always get t...
by Jon Pegler
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Italian or Spanish?
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Italian or Spanish?

Many of the widecase Spanish built Ducati singles had Made in Italy on the timing cover, even some of the late Ventos and Forzas, although by about 1978 the timing covers usually had Made in Spain cast into them. The clutch inspection covers only had Ducati cast into them, with no Made in Italy cast...
by Jon Pegler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 250 Strada chain adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: 250 Strada chain adjustment

You need the adjusting tool that is used on the 860 and Darmah V-twins to tension the chain on a Strada or Forza. To adjust,you must slacken the two 8mm bolts on either side of the frame, but only have to turn the pin inside the swinging arm spindle from one side. The whole spindle will turn on it's...
by Jon Pegler
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati 250 mk3 decals
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Ducati 250 mk3 decals

The plastic badges used on the late 1974-on singles do have two pins moulded onto the back of them.
The two pins push into sprung steel clips that sit in the holes in the tank.
At one time Mdina Italia sold the spring clips, not sure they still do though.

Jon

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