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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sluggish Ducati starter syndrome

This is an old Ducati favorite. Bike doesn’t want to turn over and is a poor starter. Many’s the good battery blamed unjustly for the problem. And it’s not the starter motor either. It’s the cables. Apparently they build up resistance over time. But to be honest, fitting such spindly cables in the first place … Continue reading »

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New legs for the Elefant

The main fork tubes on the Elefant were in a terrible state. One of them had lost so much of its gold anodising that it actually looked a little like a real Elephant leg. At first I thought I would replace the whole fork. A bit of research revealed that lots of trail bikes of … Continue reading »

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1975 Moto Guzzi 850T restoration – gearbox strip

Hopes that life in the sealed environment of the gearbox – away from the dirty air and oil that had done all the damage to the engine – might still be hunky dory were short-lived. The magnetic filler plug’s spiky metallic hairdo pointed to horrors within even before I’d drained the old oil.     … Continue reading »

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