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Post by Alchemist » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:56 am

I have just got myself a Saturno and need some help on getting parts.

Firstly thanks to Gottfried who has been very helpful in getting many parts.

But I need some more (and advice)

fork seals, does anyone know if there is another Italian bike that has the same fork seals. I can probably get them here in Australia I just the part no. etc.

Its has been suggested to me to mount a Mikuni flat slide and I will order one from Gottfried, who also has a Nordwest top end for sale ie bigger valves etc. Is this a good idea and a straight fit on the Saturno bottom end ? I think I will need more power but don't want to lose reliability.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Post by mauri » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:35 am


You can't put a nordwest Head on a standart Saturno
the form of the combustion chamber is for a 98mm piston
also the nordwest camshafts have mutch more lift so you have to modifie the piston
the Nordy head has a dual port, menas two carburaters, you can't mount this in a saturno frame without any modification, you could do a Y and then mounting a singel carburator but then you not get the max power output from the modification

i would sugest you mounting a 98mm nordwest piston and cylinder and then you modifie your saturno head with nordwest valves and (most important) nordwest camshaft

if you like tho have max power the Keihin FCR carburator is soure the better choice then the Mikuni TM :lol: but it is also mutch expensiver :(

best reagrds

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Post by Joachim » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:00 pm

You may have a look for fork sealings with the following dimensions

40x52x10/10.5 mm

I somewhere have a list with model names but.... somewhere :)
It has been published in one of the first GeN magazines from the old english club. As Pete Fisher has published them online .... give Google a chance :)
But i think that your local italian trader will have something for you.
Old Baby-Monsters have had 40mm Marzocchis.
Also Ducati 750S from 1988 to 1990 and the 900SS from 1989 to 1990.
You may also replace the outer dust scrappers which should also fit from this models.

And don't forget... the timing belt!!!

good luck Joachim

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Post by Alchemist » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:03 am

thankyou to Mauri and Joachim. Excellent information. Nice to know I can come here and exploit your experience.

Mauri you have some nice stuff on your website. Unfortunately my language skills prevent me from understanding most of it :oops:

Joachim please sleep easy, I won't forget the timing belt :D

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Post by Samuel » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:29 am

Hi from my site as well.

Probably I can help you with providing parts etc.
I have a mate working just in front of me which is coming from a place very close to Sydney. He is travelling one or two times a year to Australia and he can take some parts with, if needed. But not regulary, unfortunately. But better then nothing. :wink:

Kind regards


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