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by AK-47
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 135475

Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Rear Shocks. Finding the bump stops on the rear shocks to be well past their best, I contacted Sportax for new ones. They passed me onto a company called Falcon based in Wareham (01929 554 545). Some of you may know them, but I'm quickly learning about where to source parts as I go along. I sent the...
by AK-47
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 135475

Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Midsection and header pipes to be stuck in the ultrasonic tank, then vapour blasted before the process to re-assemble is started. Not sure what finish to put on them though. VHT black seems the way to go, but are there any other finishes that people have had success with? Do a forum Search on ' exh...
by AK-47
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 135475

Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Due to excessive noise from the exhaust, I borrowed a second-hand one to fit while the non-military one is off. On closer inspection it had no baffler in it and resembled the Blackwall Tunnel on a quiet day. Not content with just this, as is always the case, I removed the trouser guard and the midse...
by AK-47
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Hello Gents,

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I will contact them and source the parts.

Regards,
Stuart
by AK-47
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

I’m not sure if it is a magic answer but to save taking the eyes off you can cut the new bumpers neatly lengthwise (just one cut) with a sharp knife, spring them over the rod and then using a good quality waterproof glue, join where you made the cut. I can’t remember who kindly told me, it may have...
by AK-47
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

P.I.STAKER wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Hi,

I have bearings if you need any

Cheers

George
Hello George,

Thanks for the reply and offer. I need two please. What is the cost, and how do we arrange it as I've not done any transactions on the site.

Best,
Stuart
by AK-47
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Rear Shocks; replacement 'bump' rubbers.

Hello Gents et al, On removing my rear shocks for a clean and check-over, I noticed that both rubber 'bump' stops are looking a tad sorry, and one of the eye damper bearings is seized. No lumps missing on the stop, but only a matter of time. I know one can remove the springs, but is it possible to r...
by AK-47
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 135475

Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

The weekend is here so while the bike's backside is off, time to check the rear brakes and drum. If anyone still believes that routine maintenance is not really necessary, I'd change your belief system pronto. On removing the assy from the drum I noticed that both the brake linings were coming adrif...
by AK-47
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 135475

Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

After an accident that put me down for two months, not bike related, I decided to take the swinging arm off the old girl and after a good clean, replace chain and both sprockets. Pretty straight forward until the manual said to remove the grease nipple...what nipple? Drifted the shaft out and discov...
by AK-47
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: MT500's in use by the UK Post Office?
Replies: 22
Views: 1568

Re: MT500's in use by the UK Post Office?

Thanks for the replies gents. Minter. The frame is Red as well as the plastics, so it looks to be one of the NI 'Reds' as opposed to the Post Office. Wirrelman. Firstly, I took your advice to remove the sump filter. Straight forward job, and boy was it worth it. (See photo). I'd recommend this to an...