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  1. Climber ignition timing

    thanks copemech thats a good tip and I´ll move it slightly as suggested
  2. Climber ignition timing

    Hi all, I have goten hold of a 93 Climber that was a non runner when bought. The seller had changed the electronic ignition box last year before putting it away (he said it ran then). He couldn´t start it this year and then the kickstarter snapped. I now have a spare kickstart fitted and got the bike running (rough with it missing beats at tickover). I cleaned the rotor and pickups etc. with brake cleaner and disconnected the handelbar switch after that it ran better but when moving the wires that come through under the tank it seemed to have a problem. I now have the earth cut off after the connector and have run a wire up to a kill button. She now want´s to start as soon as the kickstart is moved but has a nasty habit of kicking back in a very dangerous way. Can anyone help with setting the ignition timing as they adjust themselves as the bike needs when running and the handbook says to set it at 4000 rpm with a stroboskope (Haven´t got this).
  3. 348 piston rings

    Hi all ! can any one out there help with sourcing a new or used bottom piston ring for a 1977 Cota 348 with Std. (78 mm) piston ?
  4. ducati pick up coil

    Thanks to all for the help and reply´s we will be trying the tips
  5. ducati pick up coil

    Hi all, a good friend is in need of help tracing an "after market" pick up coil to replace the old ducati bit. Any information would be great ! I think its a GG Pro from about 2006 but not sure without asking him again.
  6. 348 oil leak

    I got a different one at the end as I didn´t want to wait for it to come from America ( http://www.ebay.de/itm/Kurbelwellendichtring-Wellendichtring-Simmerring-Auszieher-Montage-Werkzeugset-S-/142282934281?hash=item2120b94809:g:hcIAAOSw3v5YqEup ) which was available localy thisitem is on ebay in the UK as well. Worked just FINE :-)
  7. new fork seals leaking

    Hi all, just had a bit of time to look at the forks again. I took the fork cap off and it hissed (air pressure). The cap has a small grub screw with a spring loaded ball bearing (to release pressure in the leg I presume). I have cleaned all this as it was quite cloged up and almost certainly not working. The pressure could have occurred because the bike came in from the cold to the heated workshop and just started leaking as it stood around for a couple of months.
  8. new fork seals leaking

    Hi all, the seals should be okay as they came from either Martin @ SWM.com or In Motion Trials. The seal cleaning tool would be a good thing to have so now "on order". I´ll get back after trying this :-)
  9. new fork seals leaking

    Hi all, I have got a 1982 / TL320 in the workshop to get the rear end sorted with a new tyre, brake shoes chain and sprockets etc.. I was was quite surprised to see that where it has been standing a small amount of oil has been dripping from one fork leg. The seals are almost new (fitted in Okt. 2016) and the bike was used once for about 1/2 h before weather stopped me. The chrom and the seals seem fine. Can it be that air pressure is building up in the fork leg ? Does the fork cap have a bleeding valve and when it does should it work in both directions ? The forks are the last 35 mm Betors and silver coloured that just have one 35 mm x 47 mm x 10 mm seal (not like in 1981 where there were 2 with 7 mm stacked on top of another). A double lipped one (In Motion don´t have any at present) would probaly be a good idea but if its air pressure this won´t stop it leaking.
  10. 348 oil leak

    Hi Ross, that looks very promising will order asap :-) Ian
  11. 348 oil leak

    Hi all, I have the following problem, I have a cota 348 which is leaking oil from behind the front sprocket (final drive shaft seal) when it is leaning to this side. The question is how can I change the seal without splitiig the cases ? I have a new seal and hoped to be able to get one or two screws into the seal to pull it out but haven´t had any luck. Is there a better way of getting it out ? It would be a great shame to split the cases for this reason as the engine has had a complete rebuild from the last owner and runs a treat (I guess he forgot to change this seal or it got damaged when doing).
  12. cota 248 decompressor

    Hi all, has anyone fitted a decompressor to the Cota 248 ? It seems that the hole has never been drilled probably because the smaller bore didn´t leave enough room. A 348 head would do the job but reduce the compression so if anyone has previously tried this please say what it did to compression !
  13. 348 Clutch Oil

    Hi Guys, the Maxima looks good and certainly a good option. Unfortunatly its not available in Germany so the postage from the USA or UK will be high.
  14. 348 Clutch Oil

    Hi all, is 10W30 (SAE75) as stated in the list better than using ATF for the clutch ?
  15. Gear And Brake Lever Swap Over

    Hi all, has anyone got information about a swop over from left to right for the gear lever / brake lever ? Theres a pic of Walter Wolfs bike www.bonhams.com/auctions/16535/lot/350/ which shows them changed over and I found a pic of Bernie Schreiber with this change over ftted.