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by Jordan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: checking engine oil pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: checking engine oil pressure

Good tip, thanks.

blethermaskite wrote:I always remove the left hand camshaft bearing housing by removing the camshaft nut and then using the cam itself as a drift for a couple of millimeters of travel to dislodge the left side cover,
George
by Jordan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: checking engine oil pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: checking engine oil pressure

When I encountered a camshaft that was not plugged, I found it handy to remove the left side bearing housing by tapping a rod passed through the hole. But the last time I had to remove a housing, it was very stubborn and the hole was plugged so it didn't go as nicely as I would have liked. Now I'm w...
by Jordan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Conrod kits ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2883

Re: Conrod kits ?

China has made it possible to acquire stuff that was previously too expensive to afford.
It's fun too, a bit of a lucky dip?

Some stuff I bought cheaply has proved effective and durable.
Other things have not worked at all, out of the box.
by Jordan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: '73 Ducati 350 Ignition system
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: '73 Ducati 350 Ignition system

Original new CDI not easy to find now, but aftermarket systems exist.
A stator from a points type bike can be adapted to provide charging current for a CDI, using a coil from another maker to replace one of the existing coils. That leaves the pickup assembly to be found, and the CDI/HT coil.
by Jordan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: '73 Ducati 350 Ignition system
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: '73 Ducati 350 Ignition system

All the widecase singles have the same mounting arrangement for the stator and rotor. So you can install any system that was made for widecase engines. Narrowcase engines are dimensionally different, so you can't readily use their electrics. In the case of Ducati's own CDI, these have 2 cables that ...
by Jordan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 250 Monza Project, might build a mini Super Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: 250 Monza Project, might build a mini Super Sport

I found that once caught in the rain with my 4 shoe Grimeca, front brakes had virtually zero effect due to the open air scoop. The one on the 2 shoe brake is fake news - there aren't really any holes. Mine was easily enough modified with some thin plastic cut from an oil container, glued in place wi...
by Jordan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: UK Ducati 250 mk3
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: UK Ducati 250 mk3

There may be a free manual at ducatimeccanica.com or bevelheaven.com
The Clymer manual is a reprint of factory material.
by Jordan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: UK Ducati 250 mk3
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: UK Ducati 250 mk3

Samurai's advice is good in a general sense, but to be more specific I'd add that a Ducati engine is easy to work on the top end, but gets more complicated when working within the crankcases. Your description suggests lack of compression, the likely cause of which is within the cylinder head. It cou...

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