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by ranton_rambler
Fri May 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Shopping for front and rear tires
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Shopping for front and rear tires

My 175 came with 2.75 on front, 3.00 on rear so was going to stick to those sizes. According to my book, this was the size fitted to the 200 Elite. Got wheels back today, so tyres might be useful. No forks yet, so no imminent danger of riding it.
by ranton_rambler
Thu May 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Shopping for front and rear tires
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Shopping for front and rear tires

I was going to put Pirelli City Demon on my 175, as price seems good and tread pattern is not too modern looking. Alternative might have been Michelin City Pro which are similar price here in UK, but having seen the Metzeler ME22 on a little Honda tonight I might have a change of mind.
by ranton_rambler
Wed May 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase crankcase screws
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Narrowcase crankcase screws

Nigel Lacey gave me this wise advice.. As the gearbox is an input/output type design, end float is not so critical and in fact only governs the amount of end float on the end gears of the shaft. On the input shaft there is no shim on the end of the shaft as standard and putting shims of less than 0...
by ranton_rambler
Mon May 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase crankcase screws
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Narrowcase crankcase screws

Crankcases are back together (temporarily) and crank shimming is about right.
I've put the gearbox shafts back in now, but the factory manual is a bit vague about endfloat. Any thoughts?
What about sealant on the gasket when I go for bolting it up for the last time?
by ranton_rambler
Tue May 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase crankcase screws
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Narrowcase crankcase screws

No locking wires when I stripped it down. The only ones I found were on the oil pump, which I still need to have a look inside. Any particular need to lock-wire the cases after re-assembly? The heads on the M6 capscrews are good, so I was going to re-use. They're the same age as the cases. The M8 bo...
by ranton_rambler
Mon May 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase crankcase screws
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Narrowcase crankcase screws

Just getting ready to put my cases back together so I was sorting out everything and laying out on the bench - gaskets, shims, screws etc. There seem to be 5 screws which are 25mm long, but 2 have cross-drilled heads. I can't find any reference in the parts book, and can see no reason why they would...
by ranton_rambler
Sat May 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: TS 175 fork seals..how to release them ?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: TS 175 fork seals..how to release them ?

If it's the alloy shrouds which screw onto the sliders, I read somewhere to wrap a bit of emery cloth round to give plenty of grip. Luckily mine unscrewed easily. New ones are available from several places. I think both Barry Jones and Nigel Lacey have them. I think the seals themselves are pressed ...
by ranton_rambler
Fri May 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: widecase desmo disc speedo drive
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: widecase desmo disc speedo drive

Persuaded the steel drive plate off carefully. I think I'll make a new one. Hopefully can get one of the CAD jockeys at work to make a DXF profile so I can get it laser cut, but could do it by hand if needed.
by ranton_rambler
Fri May 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 5 speed Narrow case Kickstart gear
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: 5 speed Narrow case Kickstart gear

Didn't read the whole topic but I know there were two types of spring used to push the kickstartgear into the gearboxgear. First type was a Y-type with a little bend in the upper parts. Second was a ordinary coil with a special "bridge" over it . Nothing interchangeable, but with a bit of...
by ranton_rambler
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: widecase desmo disc speedo drive
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: widecase desmo disc speedo drive

The whole tang has disappeared so I'm not sure there is enough material left, but will have another look later.
Are there any bits inside which would be damaged by heat?

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