im doing the fork seals, i had to make a tool to remove the castle nut on one leg, i know theres other write ups etc, but heres a pic for anyone doing this to give an idea of how i made the special tool, and the fork disassambled to show the parts, all i need now is a seal driver which il make from pvc tube/hardware.
when doing the forks go adhd on them with cleaning of every single component thoroughly to surgical specs,
i use a non residue auto brake/carby spray cleaner and rags and poles with rags tied on them, be sure to spray the liquid first to flush any particles out before applying rags. do not score the inner tubes, and polish the outer lower tube as much as possible to soften any micro scratches.
The forks were absolutely filthy the inside leg had a pool of grease like crud at the bottom that wouldnt even pour out, it was that bad.
with the tool, its an old style socket wrench thing, i drilled holes at each compass point at the right height and welded round steel pins into each hole, then grinded them flat, banged a wrench and socket on top. it worked fine, i wrapped the internal rod in rags to protect it whilst placing over etc.
going to put the indicator wires in black plastic conduit at the rear, i checked the belts and tensioned them, one was a bit loose or maybe even both i thought,but neither was freyed they looked pretty good, used a mob phone and guitar tuner to 110 hertz in auto mode. it was a bit shabby in there too, so i cleaned the rollers off and re installed them.
the oil magnetic drain bolt had a bit of metal sludge but no large peices =thank the ducati gods hehe. looked ok. forgot the oil gauss screen tho, next time.
my advice to anyone working on these bikes and allen bolts is use the best grade allen sockets/keys you can find, luky i got some chrome vanadium ones that are great.
when refitting the belts i aligned the crank via the mark by putting bike in 6th gear and rolling into position, then removed the rounded hex screws from the middle of cam covers and placed appropriate sized drill bits into each holes then rotate the gears to lock the upper and lower gears into place, hope this is correct hehe!!!
theres no timing marks inside the belt casings.
love this bike. learning heaps.
cant wait to flog it, bought a new chain and 14t front sprocket too. the bearing was shot in the front wheel, getting that done on monday.
buying it from brad the bike boy.
if theres any duc riders in melb who are up for a ride one sunny day, im in ok.