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by George
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways
Replies: 146
Views: 7342

Re: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways

Hi Colin, reading your post with interest. Making progress slowly but surely. If you decide to reline brake shoes I have used Villiers Services and have been pleased with results, Reasonable prices. https://villiersservices.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66 I think things will improve whe...
by George
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways
Replies: 146
Views: 7342

Re: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways

Sorry to hear your woes Colin. Would in-line filters on fuel pipes help carb.
by George
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: To rebuild a 450 engine.
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: To rebuild a 450 engine.

Everything Hans said. I have restored six various Guzzi's. Half way through first Ducati Single. More complicated but can be done with lots of patience and help from this forum. Good luck
by George
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 125TS project - Blue smoke
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: 125TS project - Blue smoke

If bike was bought from shop as a runner surely it is for shop to put right. I would not consider a bike that oils plug enough to stop running within five minutes to be in running order
by George
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 125TS project - Blue smoke
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: 125TS project - Blue smoke

Worn piston and barrel? new rings not correct size? Replacement rings will not cure worn bore. Worn valve guides? I would remove head and barrel to check wear and if put together properly by seller.
by George
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Teflon sleeve mototrans scrambler
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Teflon sleeve mototrans scrambler

In progress with my first Ducati Singles restoration and have doubled estimated engine rebuild cost. Be prepared for high cost before you start then perhaps it won't be so bad. Good luck with it.
by George
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS with 125S engine project
Replies: 143
Views: 10884

Re: 175TS with 125S engine project

When Nigel supplied replacement bevel tube he also supplied bearing housing with oversized diameter. Have had a measure up and will get this machined to suit.
by George
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways
Replies: 146
Views: 7342

Re: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways

Hi Colin Just checked my Mototrans cam, roll pin in threaded end only.
by George
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 175TS with 125S engine project
Replies: 143
Views: 10884

Re: 175TS with 125S engine project

While waiting for rebore and new conrod fitted I have attempted to set up Mototrans head bevel gears. I still cannot see how this can work and would appreciate any help to understand set up. I have added a sketch to help explain my problem. The recess in the top tube flange is deeper than the lip on...
by George
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways
Replies: 146
Views: 7342

Re: Strada Camshaft Oil Ways

Hi Craig, It's clear that I have a major oil leak from the cambox, mainly from all three oil union bolts (I fitted new annealed copper washers) the top of the bevel tube flange and the camshaft end cap. I am wondering if the oil way to the top end on Italian bikes has a restrictor in it, and that M...

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