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by Bobber-job
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: indian bullet gearbox issue
Replies: 1
Views: 250

indian bullet gearbox issue

Hi I am rebuilding the gearbox on my 500 Indian Bullet. I have fitted the bearing and low gear to the mainshaft sleeve but as the gear is able to slide it touches the bearing. the bearing is tight against the shoulder. there is no spacer shown in any exploded drawings apart from 50's bullets. Is thi...
by Bobber-job
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: RUNNING IN 2 STROKE
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: RUNNING IN 2 STROKE

that's a very good answer! - thank you
by Bobber-job
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: RUNNING IN 2 STROKE
Replies: 8
Views: 848

RUNNING IN 2 STROKE

just rebored and fitted new bearings to my '74 Suzuki TS400 and was thinking about running in- the manual says (from new) 500 miles below 3000 rpm then another 500 below 3500 rpm. Im using Silkolene comp 2 with a standard oil pump. any thoughts?
by Bobber-job
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Suzuki TS400 crankcase screws
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Suzuki TS400 crankcase screws

thanks - I eventually found a Suzuki service bulletin from 1975- it says M6 case screws should be 2.9 - 5.1 lb ft - I found a pre set 6NM torque key in a bicycle shop which = 4.4 lb ft so its sorted - thanks again
by Bobber-job
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Suzuki TS400 crankcase screws
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Suzuki TS400 crankcase screws

Hi just rebuilding the TS engine and have replaced the Philips head c/case screws with socket cap screws. anybody know what torque to use please? they are M6. the manual just says use an impact driver cheers Martyn
by Bobber-job
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Warming engine case to fit new bearings.
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: Warming engine case to fit new bearings.

Have done the oven method with all my 2 strokes and it works a treat esp chilling the bearings as well - one problem I did find was when the cases cool they can sometimes push the bearings back out of the case by a few thou. make sure you gently tap the outer race to ensure they are properly seated....
by Bobber-job
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: enfield bullet trials
Replies: 1
Views: 416

enfield bullet trials

Hello Ive been trying to find a trials exhuast for my '92 500 Bullet- something like the works trials bikes used to have. the Hitchcocks ones stick out a bit at the front - any ideas? ta Martyn
by Bobber-job
Mon May 18, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Clutch on my Trumpet is being a bit silly
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Clutch on my Trumpet is being a bit silly

does it engage gear easier if you wind out the cable adjuster on the handlebar? (not suggesting you ride it like that) had the same issue with my '66 TR6R - that turned out to be the clutch operating mechanism - replaced that and its fine. cheers Martyn
by Bobber-job
Mon May 18, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Carburettor blowing back when trying to start my bike
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: Carburettor blowing back when trying to start my bike

the same thing happened to me recently and the bloody thing caught fire! probably tickled it too much and started it without a filter. at least with a filter on it will (should) prevent explosions - cheers Martyn - '66 TR6R single Amal
by Bobber-job
Fri May 15, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: 73 TR6R hot exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: 73 TR6R hot exhaust

thanks- forgot to say Im running a Boyer