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by Jon Pegler
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Decent rear shocks ?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

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: 201

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: 194

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: 635

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
by Jon Pegler
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Help any useful information wanted on my 350
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Help any useful information wanted on my 350

An Mot was required until recently, but the regulations regarding vehicle registrations have changed. Any vehicle over 40 years old will be classed as a 'Historic vehicle' and will not require an MOT. DVLA form V112 is the exemption from MOT form, for which it is necessary to tick box R, declaring t...
by Jon Pegler
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Help any useful information wanted on my 350
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Help any useful information wanted on my 350

Your Forza would seem to be a 1977 model from the numbers that you give. The engine and frame numbers on Forzas do not match. To get your bike registered at the DVLA, with an age-related registration number, you will need a dating certificate that can be obtained from the Ducati Owners Club GB. If i...
by Jon Pegler
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 250 strada front wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: 250 strada front wheel

Hi Dave, The Strada wheel with a drum brake is the same as an Italian Ducati single, so has the same bearings and spacers etc.. Check that the wheel spindle fits easily between the fork legs without the wheel in place, and also that it fits through the hub/brakeplate/ speedo drive cover. Sometimes t...
by Jon Pegler
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Rear Fender Application Question
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Rear Fender Application Question

I think you will find that the Bronco rear fender is too narrow for a 250 Monza, although it would probably fit a Monza Junior 160. The Bronco fender is only about 110mm wide in total, so once you get an 18 inch wheel and tyre fitted it would be a tight fit. You may just get away with a 2.75 x 18 ty...
by Jon Pegler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Provenance question (relayed from an email sent to Admin)
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Re: Provenance question (relayed from an email sent to Admin)

Your photos appear to show a bike of mainly Spanish origin. The eccentric swinging arm chain adjuster is Spanish. The forks are Spanish Telescos. The hubs look like Spanish items as they appear to be using the narrow rib casting that Bologna abandoned after 1966. So I would guess that you have a Spa...

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