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by Geordie
Mon May 02, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Input Shaft Bearning Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Input Shaft Bearning Removal

I used an expanding wall fixing. They come in various diameters. Edit: fitted from the outer side and tapped through iirc, plus heat.
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by Geordie
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: The End of Classic Bikes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: The End of Classic Bikes?

First day of year with clear skies + mild air.
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Saturday will be a run out with the Montessa boys.

I'm with George on this.
by Geordie
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Stray HT sparking
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Stray HT sparking

DBDBrian wrote:I tend to think a dedicated earth is a must, too ensure a good connection.P1080017.JPG


Yes, I'll think on a retro-fit.
by Geordie
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Stray HT sparking
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Stray HT sparking

Are you really sure that a low-resistance value reads between battery minus and the engine case? Imho the engine is somehow electrically isolated from the frame and battery minus, so the spark's current doesn't see a low-resistance path to battery/engine case, hence a second spark is produced at th...
by Geordie
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Stray HT sparking
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Stray HT sparking

Engine may be trying to earth itself through the throttle/choke cables? put a temporary jumper earth cable firmly connected to battery neg and an engine bolt/screw (not an engine to frame bolt) I think you have a dodgy earth path. Cheers, George Agree, the carb is on a plastic sleeve so only conduc...
by Geordie
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Stray HT sparking
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Stray HT sparking

I'm baffled with this one. Noticed it when trying to adjust tickover. I get a reading of 1ohm between battery neg > frame > engine cases > spark plug body > carb body or any combination of 2. I don't think the video will load here so I've put it into dropbox. The share link is:- https://www.dropbox....
by Geordie
Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Tips for Checking Valve Clearance?
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Tips for Checking Valve Clearance?

The magnets in the alternator can resist the crank settling on TDC.
by Geordie
Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Head / barrel oilway o-ring
Replies: 41
Views: 3129

Re: Head / barrel oilway o-ring

Aye Geordie, You appear to have squeezed the crankcases together and closed a gap between their mating surfaces by tightening the engine mounting bolts and not by tightening the cap screws holding the cases together! Case faces may not be true, either due to warping or butchery? The 6mm cap screws ...
by Geordie
Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Ducati Singles Main Discussions (& How to Join)
Topic: Head / barrel oilway o-ring
Replies: 41
Views: 3129

Re: Head / barrel oilway o-ring

Has any one mentioned the crankcase breather? Cheers, George I've done two runs, one with the crankcase breather as supplied new (Mototrans type) and the other with it removed. It made no difference to the oil leak at the head. The pic shows wads that I had in place for the run with the breather fi...

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