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by Jordan
Sat May 25, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Odd thing going on with my Mikuni
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Odd thing going on with my Mikuni

If you get good running with another carb, you can eliminate an ignition problem.
Then concentrate on your 38.

In the '70s my cousin raced a 350 with a 42mm Dell'Orto.
by Jordan
Sat May 25, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Odd thing going on with my Mikuni
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Odd thing going on with my Mikuni

Can you temporarily fit another carburettor?
by Jordan
Sat May 25, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Odd thing going on with my Mikuni
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Odd thing going on with my Mikuni

Getting good flow of fuel to the float bowl?
- Fuel tank cap breather hole obstructed?
- Fuel tap not clogged?
- Using an inline filter? (Don't.)
by Jordan
Mon May 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: 350 Forza electric starter
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: 350 Forza electric starter

Can I have your unloved starter? :)
by Jordan
Thu May 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Engine bearings, all C3?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Engine bearings, all C3?

Thanks Nigel. I once saw a (not motorcycle) factory recommendation for bearing internal clearances when replacements were needed. It said to use C3, even thought the original fitments had less clearance, but with no explanation as to why. Maybe they thought a machine that had been used and then rebu...
by Jordan
Wed May 01, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Engine bearings, all C3?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Engine bearings, all C3?

That's interesting, Nigel.
Why the difference?
by Jordan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: crankcase wont split
Replies: 39
Views: 2338

Re: crankcase wont split

double diamond wrote:The proper tool to use is a blind hole bearing puller.

Matt


Yes, that is nicer than welding.
by Jordan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: crankcase wont split
Replies: 39
Views: 2338

Re: crankcase wont split

Scottish888 wrote:Good idea Jordan, thanks.
A long bolt welded on and use a slide hammer to extract?


Slide hammers are nice, but you could also use a thick walled tube bigger than the bearing's OD, or steel plate across the crankcase split surface, nut etc.
by Jordan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: crankcase wont split
Replies: 39
Views: 2338

Re: crankcase wont split

The bearing can be removed if you arc weld the head of a suitable long bolt to the inner race.
Make sure the bolt ends up fairly perpendicular.
Then you can use the threads like a puller.
by Jordan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:11 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

External filters do not enhance the styling. My policy now is to leave the centrifugal oil filter alone, until the engine has a major repair and the crankshaft is taken apart. This avoids risk of loosened particles going through the big end bearing. I hope to avoid accumulation of debris in the filt...

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