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by ranton_rambler
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS in UK
Replies: 55
Views: 8539

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...
by ranton_rambler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Conrod kits ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1589

Re: Conrod kits ?

The only special tools I've needed are valve spring compressor, clutch holding tool, exhaust nut spanner and timing gear locking tool. Everything else I have managed with stuff that I already had, or borrowed. Depends what you already have I suppose. I can recommend photographs of every stage, good ...
by ranton_rambler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati Blue colour code
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Ducati Blue colour code

Not sure if this will work from my phone, but this topic has the link to the Lechler list.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2648&p=19753#p19753
by ranton_rambler
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Conrod kits ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1589

Re: Conrod kits ?

The various rod sizes are listed somewhere in this forum. I found it once and printed it off and put in my file. If you can't find it using the search facility let me know and I'll have a flick through my file.
Ian
by ranton_rambler
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Finally it lives
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Finally it lives

Great stuff. I'm almost ready to start mine up now. I've had it about a year, but the previous owner hadn't run it since he bought it in Italy in 1995, and who knows how long it was laid up before that. Original plan was to do the engine and put it back in the frame to try it before starting on the ...
by ranton_rambler
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: UK Ducati 250 mk3
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: UK Ducati 250 mk3

I would say (from my limited experience) that unless you know the condition of the big end is good, it is absolutely necessary to split the crankshaft. Mine didn't feel too bad but once apart it was apparent that water had got in whilst in storage and the bearing surfaces were damaged. All is fixabl...
by ranton_rambler
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Dellorto PHBL 22 AS Jetting?
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Dellorto PHBL 22 AS Jetting?

I'm feeling a bit guilty as I suggested you go to Eurocarb....... I had a look in my books and depending which one you take as correct, the idle jet should be either 40 or 45 for a 175TS, so I seems unlikely it's too big. Normally when I've been unable to get the idle mixture lean enough on my Guzzi...
by ranton_rambler
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS rear hub
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: 175TS rear hub

Makes sense. I was going to carry on taking my Guzzis, just to get someone else to look them over.
by ranton_rambler
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS rear hub
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: 175TS rear hub

Just out of curiosity, why were you getting it MOT'd? It's presumably old enough to be exempt although some people have told me that DVLA want an MOT before they will issue a registration. But someone I know registered an old Guzzi by just sending off the forms and some photos.
Ian
by ranton_rambler
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS rear hub
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: 175TS rear hub

I talked to Sprockets Unlimited at Stafford Show and we concluded my rear sprocket was OK to re-use. They were not able to make a replacement as it's not flat, but they recommended someone that could weld a new ring of teeth on. I have the details somewhere if you want them. Barry Jones told me most...

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