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by ranton_rambler
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 79
Views: 16804

Re: 175TS in UK

Electrex RR163 fitted, with loop wire cut so it runs 12V. The bike came with a combined reg-rec (black brick) but diodes were dead. I think it must have been a later addition as the lighting switch had the wires for swapping over between different generator coils, but they were disconnected and tape...
by ranton_rambler
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 79
Views: 16804

Re: 175TS in UK

Finished all the wiring and connected battery up last weekend. Everything works but doesn't charge. Alternator makes electricity, at least enough to light an H3 bulb connected across to earth from each wire. But doesn't seem to suit the new Reg-Rec unit. Unless I have any new ideas, I'll be ordering...
by ranton_rambler
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 79
Views: 16804

Re: 175TS in UK

Bit of a gap since last update: Polished fork slider and stanchion and seems better when put back together. Front wheel was off centre so fitted a shim to sort it out. Bevel shaft shims are the right diameter. Made up all of the control cables from Venhill kits. Clutch was really heavy but also real...
by ranton_rambler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 350 crankshaft question
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: 350 crankshaft question

If in the UK, send it to Nigel Lacey. If not, hopefully someone else can advise.

Ian
by ranton_rambler
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Spark Plug Length on 350
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Spark Plug Length on 350

Just going from memory when I did my 175 top end last year, I don't think the flange on the tube will come past the various bits sticking out of the engine, so you need to remove the shaft and tube together. The bearing at the top sits in a collar which should be a tight fit in the head, but you'll ...
by ranton_rambler
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 4-speed clutch mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: 4-speed clutch mystery

I've been mulling this over and I think I'll get some other bits progressed so I can ride it, and then see if the clutch slips with the 5-plate pack. It's no harder to strip the clutch on a built-up bike than in its current state as far as I can tell.
by ranton_rambler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 4-speed clutch mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: 4-speed clutch mystery

Thanks for taking the trouble to do that Brian. I haven't pulled it back apart yet, but the basket seems to match from what I can see in my photos. The overall plate pack thickness I measured as 24.5mm, and sits just inside the basket depth. I bought a replacement centre drum, which I don't have goo...
by ranton_rambler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 4-speed clutch mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 341

4-speed clutch mystery

Whilst I've got a few days off work, I've tried to progress my 175 project a bit more. One of the jobs was making up control cables. Once I'd got the clutch cable sorted, I was a bit disturbed by the fact that I could barely pull the lever in with my left hand. I searched about on here and found a l...
by ranton_rambler
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 69 350 Mk3 Paint codes
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: 69 350 Mk3 Paint codes

Someone on the Duc Singles FB page recently got some paint matched by RS Paints in UK and shipped across the pond. Might be worth a try.
by ranton_rambler
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 79
Views: 16804

Re: 175TS in UK

I think most people in UK would know them as Dowty washers, but I'll try a fibre washer when I drop the oil out after a few miles.
Forks seem better after stripdown, so I'm making cables now.
Ian

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