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by blethermaskite
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: crankcase wont split
Replies: 39
Views: 2338

Re: crankcase wont split

So the method I use to get that blind bearing out sounds a bit crude but it has always worked for me, source an old type steel rawl bolt of a suitable dimension to be just a little bigger than the inside bore of the bearing.....if you have a lathe turn it down to be a snug fit in the inner race or i...
by blethermaskite
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine

The machine in question, well used and enjoyed.
Cheers,
George
by blethermaskite
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine

Well Nigel that sounds very familiar, I too have had to add up the miles on my three failed smiths speedo's and one failed after market cafe racer speedo to work out how far this little bike has gone over the years ( I have now found that period 1960s smiths 100mph speedo heads from BSA b40s work ve...
by blethermaskite
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: Cleaning the crankshaft of widecase engine

I have been running a 1974 widecase 350 mk3 since new, it has approximately 45000 miles on the clock, I have changed the oil at 1500 mile intervals from new, the bottom end of the engine has never been been dismantled, the crank sludge trap has never been disturbed, I have not been kind to this engi...
by blethermaskite
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: vertical bevel shaft lengths
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: vertical bevel shaft lengths

That's very helpfull, thank you.
Cheers,
George
by blethermaskite
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: vertical bevel shaft lengths
Replies: 3
Views: 559

vertical bevel shaft lengths

Hi All,
Has anyone got a definitive list of all the variants of vertical bevel shaft lengths on singles?
Cheers
George
by blethermaskite
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS Fork Strip Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1822

Re: 175TS Fork Strip Question

While you have the fork legs out check that they are not slightly bent, or that they have been bent and have been straightened?
Cheers,
George
by blethermaskite
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Decent rear shocks ?
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Decent rear shocks ?

Hi Graeme, I still have the original marzochi shocks on my 350 widecase mark3 but surprise surprise the chrome fell off them long ago!, and they were always too hard for me even on the softest setting, ( I only weigh 9.5 stones) so about five years ago after a lengthy and detailed conversation with ...
by blethermaskite
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Alternatives to 35mm Marzocchi forks?
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Alternatives to 35mm Marzocchi forks?

I also have a 1974 widecase 350 with double drum front brake, which I have fitted with 35mm ceriani gp legs and sliders in the marzocchi tripple clamps, my problem with the standard forks was the rather disconcerting way the bike would sometimes shake its head at speed over a bumpy section of countr...
by blethermaskite
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Narrowcase head bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Narrowcase head bearings

I was always taught to fill the race with as many balls as it would take with the cone seated, and then take one out.
Cheers,
George

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