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by George
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Wear on Bevel Shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Wear on Bevel Shaft

Can't help with your problem Colin, I piece of hard shim might work for a while but the stellite idea sounds more permanent. You are certainly having a hard time with the Strada
by George
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

Hi George, If Nigel does not have a silencer ,I have one I bought for my 250. Found it to be too restrictive for a tuned up 250 , I believe that the Mach 1 silencer had a bigger outlet than the std 250 silencer. I run a cheroot Norton silencer from a Dominator. A bit too noisy really , but looks al...
by George
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

George The guides on Italian 175/200's never had guide seals and just had a scraper chamfer on top. The 2 coil alternator is fairly low wattage, 40W if I recall correctly, There is not a lot of power for good lighting and 12v conversions are not usually carried out using these. Maybe swap the one f...
by George
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

Finished stripping engine today. Cam and rockers good. Valves look like recent replacement, some wear on exhaust guide, inlet guide good. Guides are bronze with no provision for seals is this correct. Main bearings are replacements, good condition. gearbox bearings look original and will be replaced...
by George
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

Parts left with painter and tank posted off for chroming. Made a start on engine strip down. The signs are all good, better than other engine, over size piston, rings and barrel showing no wear. Head looks good but not dismantled yet. No play on big-end. It would appear that engine has been rebuilt ...
by George
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

DBDBrian wrote:Good to see you are making progress George, I also like the the picture gallery. :)


Well spotted. I couldn't have a better bike to copy Brian. Of course paint scheme, handlebars and seat will be different
by George
Mon May 31, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

Update. Have got petrol tank to match frame and engine. Everything now fits and time to strip down and visit painter. Engine and forks to be re-built while waiting for painter. No prizes for guessing what the finished bike will be, My old bones want a bit of comfort now so no clip-ons and definitely...
by George
Sun May 23, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: A cautionary note! Audi drivers!
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: A cautionary note! Audi drivers!

Hi Bill Glad to read that you have won your fight with the Ducati and it is now running well. Sorry to hear about your near miss. Still better result than my NOT a near miss. First ride out today on Moto Guzzi since accident. Tried out my new white helmet, hi-viz vest and motorcycling jeans. All goo...
by George
Wed May 12, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

I will drink to that with a small whisky chaser. The cost of frame repairs worked out more expensive than the one I bought.
by George
Tue May 11, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Ducati rebuild. Here I go again

Images of frame damage

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