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Ducati 900 SD Darmah

Ducati Darmah SSD Resurection

as there seems to be bit of a rash of Darmah’s turning up on this at the moment, i thought I might what Santa bought me for and add another one.

Actually, been asking Santa for a 900 for christmas every year I sold my last one about 25 ago, so really he’s a bit late, but you know, I dont to sound ungratefull.

Christmas like a strange time for a doesnt it, but anyway what we got?

That was the eBay and it was advertised as a 1980 Darmah non that had been in storage for 10 The seller had purchased it sight 10 years previously, shipped it to rode it up the street and back and parked it up. he started it regularly for the 2 years then the battery flat and it hasnt been in 8 years, but was running strongly and fine. It was last registered in in 2001.

Other than that it had off its stand at some point and the fairing and screen, both master cylinders were not and the Ignition switch/dash panel as a spagetti fest wrapped in wrap.

Obviously it was built as an NCR and I believe it was built in Brisbane time through the ’90’s. Its a distinctive bike and I’m someone up there might it? The tank is a slightly different so it probably had an NCR tank rather the current Imola tank.

So the fact that it looks a like a ducati soup at the with the NCR fairing (from the MHR rear bodywork (from and the Imola tank (from the eagle eyed might already spotted that it is in an SSD Darmah. It still has its SSD specific bits (raised clip 6 bolt drilled discs on carriers, Ignition switch/Idiot panel, SSD rear shocks and the mount bracket) so finding the bodywork, which is basically with the SD and returning it to its original 2 ice blue/dark blue will be enough to achieve in the future.

So it turned up late on christmas eve and had a few days now to have a look it and a bit of a tinker.

it mostly looks sound and as far as I can see was originaly well and reasonably oil tight. It shows on the clock and it has no case seals so I it has been rebuilt at some The frame has been painted in. It looks to be polished and then or something?

It would have spectacular when it was done but it hasnt lasted too well and I that is its biggest issue at the

Basic objective has been to get it and then assess its potential, so that in mind i set about the motor running.

First task was the wiring

I downloaded all of the workshop manuals, manuals (SSD and SD) as well as diagrams from bevelheaven Steve!) and pretty soon had sorted except i was missing a of the special 3mm bullet connectors to the ignition switch. Hmm, am I gonna find them? At point it struck me!

The … in these Nippon Denso units have been for years and they are shared between the Darmah, Pantah and the I was missing a couple of the … bulbs on my recently restored 500 SL Pantah, so to finish it off and make it i had imported from Germany a few ago, an SSD dash unit so I pirate the bulbs.

Ducati 900 SD Darmah

Once my had stopped spinning from the that i had somehow managed to acquire the missing part for a that I didnt own yet! I nicked the bullet connectors the German unit and we had ignition! The panel is nicer than as well, so it will go on eventually

I guess it has too huh?

Next, I the oil and was pleasantly surprised to find it had a translucence rather than blackness and no trace of any foreign in the bottom of the drain tray. i the filter and could still see the of the element, so i assume this was before it was laid up. I gave it oil and will run it for an hour or so and then it again and do the filter at that

I pulled the carbs to clean out and I’m very glad I did One of the chrome in line filters had internally and left metalic and grey brown dust in the bowl and lines. That have made a mess.

The other float bowl was of green goo, but that out easliy enough with cleaner. The pilot jet was well and took some persuasion to clean. I will put new kits both carbs soon but initially I’m keen to see it

I’ve drained the stale from the tank and have spent a couple of days a recalcitrant fuel tap, its sealing washers, thread the threads etc but to no avail. I can see the stain on the where the fuel has obviously leaking forever, so I need to a replacement tap. I’m bored draining the tank all the

Anyway, I poured a little oil the bores, replaced the plugs and the motor for a few minutes to circulate the oil and left it overnight. Yesterday i put a set of BP6HS’s in it, set the throttle stops to 1 out, the pilot air screws to 2 out, flooded the ticklers, hit the and bingo! First pop, up and singing like a bird. beautiful. No rumbles, no noises.

It did start to whiff a little from the front pot after 2 minutes, but i figure this was the oil the previus afternoon burning out of the exhaust tract. It disappeared straight away.

I recorded the for posterity on my phone and you can watch it if your bored:

Ducati 900 SD Darmah
Ducati 900 SD Darmah
Ducati 900 SD Darmah
Ducati 900 SD Darmah
Ducati 900 SD Darmah


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