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by phil
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Looking for opinions on the 500 from tall riders
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Looking for opinions on the 500 from tall riders

I've had more foam fitted to my saddle and recovered be Leighton's, helped with the knee angle, also fitted 350 shocks, but if you have front sidestand you will have to lengthen it as bike leans over too far.
by phil
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Cast Iron Fin Repair - Looking for recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Cast Iron Fin Repair - Looking for recommendations

Try asking at your local BOC branch.
by phil
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Cast Iron Fin Repair - Looking for recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Cast Iron Fin Repair - Looking for recommendations

Ive repaired a few cast iron fins on old brit bikes by brazing, its a pretty simple process, but seems to be a dying art.
by phil
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 133992

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

[Oh, and is there a solution to the crap RH stand, I actually think mines been cut short, it’s only 265mm long from the centre of the pivot to the pad. I has seen one of these type of stands on the LH somewhere. quote] Extend the stand! I did mine years ago after fitting longer 350 shocks, I simply...
by phil
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: levis
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: levis

Try the VMCC, they may know a marque specialist.
by phil
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 133992

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

Fixed sloppy rear brake lever, reamed the hole round and turned up a new pivot from stainless. Now starting on the sloppy sidestand as its so loose that the bike is no longer stable on it, (right hand sidestand). So far I've machined the pivot round on the lathe, then I am going to cut the head off ...
by phil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 133992

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

Came to replace rear brake shoes, noticed wheel bearings seal has come off, ordered new bearings, whilst fitting them noticed a couple of spokes had broken again! Decided to replace them all so have just ordered new ones from central wheels. While I am waiting for them Ill get the hub and rim powder...
by phil
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 133992

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

Bonnielad, nice job, one bit of advice, I used the same front guard, bloody useless in mud and rain, it all comes back in your face! I reverted back to stock guard.
Phil
by phil
Wed May 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 133992

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

Just replace indicator bulb, its been in there at least 20 years and been in use nearly every day for that time period. Thought it was quite impressive until I noticed it was 6V, now I'm really impressed!
Phil
by phil
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: What have you done to your MT today ? contd
Replies: 2949
Views: 133992

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

Just spent the most frustrating three hours of my life trying to get sump plate o ring to stay in place long enough to refit it! New one is slightly too long and the little ears do not hold it in place, every time I got one end in the other popped out, Tried reuusing the old one, same problem, even...