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Author Topic: Auto de-compressor clack.  (Read 1650 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 05:38:30 PM »
The Iridium plug seemed as though it didn't unscrew, but it was just really tight. I had to assert my authority with wrench and pliers   ;)

No this one and another that I had for the Ducati have large, brass ends.  I asserted my authority on the Ducati plug and snapped it off.  On the plus side, now I can tell the difference just by looking :)

Have to get the bike running and lean it both ways, see what noises are where.  Slow leak on the front so the wheel is off righ now.  I have had some false neutrals from 3-4 an 4-5 lately but it could be I just have a lazy foot.

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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 10:45:40 PM »
  YEA BABY!!!!!  See that, scooterbob had them magic hands on my motor. :D Wait, that did not come out right? ::)

I had my grubby paws on almost 200 of them things, and ....... knock wood - all have been quite good to date and most, in fact have been a little BETTER than when delivered after a trip through the "Skunk Werks" ...... ! I learned more about those powerplants than the India boys probably know ..... and I'm impressed with its brutal simplicity - and just plain sturdiness. I wouldn't run the guh-huh-huh-huh-huts out of the one that I have now if I didn't think it'd take it. It's the boys in India that made this little motor magic .... I just made a few of 'em a little better .... !  ;)
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r80rt

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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2010, 10:53:57 PM »
I got a peek inside mine when the upgrade was done, it's a very impressive motor, I suspect it's over built.
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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2010, 01:09:58 AM »
O got a peek inside mine when the upgrade was done, it's a very impressive motor, I suspect it's over built.

The Finite Element Analysis of the raw bits shows that the little mill should be able to take a 60hp (!) beating all day and survive ..... THAT'S pretty overbuilt! Hahaha! Gotta love 'em!
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r80rt

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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2010, 01:23:35 AM »
I'm on 7000 miles and I swear it is still getting better, I'm super happy with my little red bike.
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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2010, 04:01:18 AM »
I'm on 8000 miles and I swear it is still getting better, I'm super happy with my little red bike.

With you Danny.  Wait till you hit 10,000 miles, it will be flying  :) 
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2010, 04:33:03 PM »
I rode to work and leaned it from side to side while it was running.  Little ticky-tick that doesn't care what direction you lean the bike.  I'll see if it gets quieter when I change the oil, it's due.

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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2010, 04:57:18 PM »
YOU got the thrust washers installed on both sides of the fourth gear on the mainshaft ..... if the thrust washer is M.I.A. from the right side of the gear, it'll fall into the engagement dogs of the next gear and rattle when the bike is leaned to the right ....

I always wondered what the rattle was on all the C5's I have ridden so far when you take a deep right turn.

Could you please elaborate to what actually you did to eradicate the rattle.  M.I.A ? Domestic C5 never had the gear problem which the initial export bikes had so we never got anything in the gear box fixed.

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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2010, 05:34:09 PM »
I always wondered what the rattle was on all the C5's I have ridden so far when you take a deep right turn.

Could you please elaborate to what actually you did to eradicate the rattle.  M.I.A ? Domestic C5 never had the gear problem which the initial export bikes had so we never got anything in the gear box fixed.

The rattle is not endemic to the bike. They are usually quite tight and rattle free. What I did was to put all the parts BACK that the Factory put in. IF the thrust washer is omitted during assembly - it'll rattle ..... also - if one of the front cylinder spigot bolts is used for the allen head bolt under the edge of the clutch basket, it'll bottom out in the case, stick up too far and rattle on the primary chain ...... when leaning to the right.
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Re: Auto de-compressor clack.
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2010, 06:13:45 PM »
Hi y'all, again
The clacking can continue while the engine is running for up to 1.5 miles. Most annoying.

Now on the first start of the day leaning the bike to the right definately prevents the clacking.

Starting the bike upright gets the clack.  Switching off and leaning it and restarting, no clack.

It doesn't need much of a lean so I'll live with it until it stops. 

I might chat to Watsonians and see what they have to say.

Cheers, Shappers.