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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:45 am 
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Hello Ducati people. I've made a bit more progress with the epicycle twin. Engine in frame,exhaust,electrics and finally the easy bit, the carbs. WRONG? What I thought were the original carbs turned out are not. With a call or two to pete smith and a bit of head scratching, I proceeded with a die grinder in one hand and a blindfold on I got them to fit in the space provided. (Pete was helpful as always) I'm a bit embarrassed to take a die grinder to a set of malossi carbs though it seems to have worked. Boucher.


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:38 am 
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Wow!! Is there room for the fuel inlet or to be able to get to the adjustments on the sides?
Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:00 am 
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Hi bill, yes it is a tight squeeze ,though the frame has dints in places and they seem to match different points on the carbs. Boucher.


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:49 am 
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The smallest things seem to take the most time, though I'm still making progress. Hopefully it all goes well and that old oil gauge goes up with the revs. Fingers crossed. Boucher


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Hello Chris

The last 10% of a build always takes 90% of your time!

Looking good, best of luck to you.

Regards
Graeme


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:12 pm 
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Tremendous job! Can't wait! Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:29 am 
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The last 10% of a build always takes 90% of your time!


Close :D :D
It's called the Pareto-principle or the 20/80 rule.
Coincidence ?
Pareto was Italian.
And the bike You're working on is a PAR(allel) TWO cylinder ;)

Tremendous job You've done, reworking left and right side of the cases.
Did You use the original gears to work the camchain-thing or are those also modified ?

We sure are curious about hearing that engine :shock:

in bocca'l lupo ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:26 am 
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Hi,Yes it used the standard cam chain arrangement , just juggling cam chain teeth and off set keys as the engine is slightly taller. The engine side covers were as pete smith made they are original as is the gearbox and dry clutch. Boucher.


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:44 am 
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io mi inchino davanti a tali doti meccaniche!! Complimenti!!


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 Post subject: Re: Old and Unloved Duke Given New Home
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:13 am 
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There is a nice article with Phil Aynsley photos in the latest "Motorcycle Classics" magazine about the Ducati parallel twins.
Bill
http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-italian-motorcycles/classic-ducati-motorcycles/ducati-parallel-twin-engines-zm0z16ndzhur


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