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by ranton_rambler
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 250 Racer Megaphone Fabrication
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: 250 Racer Megaphone Fabrication

Your workshop looks a lot better equipped than my garage, but you don't seem to believe in PPE!

Is the design copied from something or have you sorted the length and taper angle yourself?

Ian
by ranton_rambler
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 60
Views: 11444

Re: 175TS in UK

Pathetically small amount of progress this week, but our daughter has just bought her first house, thus a certain amount of time has been spent helping her sort a few things. Anyway, - cleaned and tested brake light switch, seems OK. Fitted to bracket, and bracket to frame. - fitted left-hand cover ...
by ranton_rambler
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 60
Views: 11444

Re: 175TS in UK

Your wish is my command... I've only had a few hours this week so have not achieved much. - Got the powdercoated swingarm out and cleaned the excess coating out of the bores and off the shock absorber pins. Latter was my mistake for not masking them off, although I did cover the threaded bits. Had t...
by ranton_rambler
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: yellow 250 desmo front brake pads
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: yellow 250 desmo front brake pads

This issue of poor brake feel is common on Guzzis. My SP1000 still has linked brakes, so the hand lever operates a single P08 caliper. The standard fit master cylinder is a PS12, which is actually 12.7mm. The Guzzi bible (Guzziology) recommends an 11mm master cylinder to get the ratio right. I got a...
by ranton_rambler
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 60
Views: 11444

Re: 175TS in UK

Haven't updated on my progress for a while, but if anyone's interested....I got the painted bits back just before going on holiday at the end of August and then haven't had much time to do anything until last week. I've put the forks back together, or at least the stanchions, sliders and bottom yoke...
by ranton_rambler
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Carb or ignition problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Carb or ignition problem?

I think the timing instructions can be downloaded from the Tech section of this website.
by ranton_rambler
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Cush drive rubber for 136mm hub
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Cush drive rubber for 136mm hub

I haven't tracked down anywhere that keeps the rubber inserts for the small rear hub used on bikes up to 175cc (see photo), but I have found someone that can make them although he has a minimum order. Is anyone interested? Cost would be about £12.

Ian
by ranton_rambler
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase clutch pushrod
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Narrowcase clutch pushrod

Thanks both. Didn't get chance to look at it last night, but pushed the bits out again tonight and measured lengths. Long piece is 156mm, end piece with the hemispherical end is 33mm. The "extra" piece is 19mm, and one end is slightly domed. The long piece appears to be indented on one end...
by ranton_rambler
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase clutch pushrod
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Narrowcase clutch pushrod

Anyone know the correct length of the clutch pushrod assembly in a narrowcase 175? This bit was all bagged-up when I got mine, and now that I'm putting it back together, it seems too long. There are 3 sections of rod, whereas the parts book shows 2 sections, plus 2 balls. With the clutch centre scre...
by ranton_rambler
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 60
Views: 11444

Re: 175TS in UK

Brief update: Got my fork stanchions back today, 4 months and 1 day since I sent them off. Still waiting for painted bits which went at about the same time, but am hopeful for later this week! Good reassembly session coming soon. Motor is 95% back together and if I had a carburettor I could be tempt...

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