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by DAVE M2
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: new member, saying sorry!
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: new member, saying sorry!

Some bikes are very fussy about the wattage of the indicator lamps and if a rogue lamp "that fits" but is incorrect, they don't work
by DAVE M2
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: how do they measure hands.
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: how do they measure hands.

If bought mail order you can send them back

Personally I would try them on in a shop as they seem to vary within the size ranges
by DAVE M2
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type

Really hard to say The brakes have a bit of a reputation but some say they can be tamed The 71 will be an oil in frame that at first was very high and later bikes were lowered Gearchange will be on the "wrong " side if you are used to modern bikes of jap Condition needs to be good As do your mechani...
by DAVE M2
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Cheap 5ta crank
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Cheap 5ta crank

Yeah,

I know the principle is buyer/seller beware but it just feels a bit stingy
Thought I'd offer him a tenner so he can at least drown his sorrows
by DAVE M2
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Cheap 5ta crank
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Cheap 5ta crank

I won a 5ta crank on eBay last week and am going to collect it

I know the auction could have gone either way but I got it for a bargain price- it needs grinding .
I feel that I should offer the guy a bit more so what's reasonable ?

Cheers
by DAVE M2
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: McNuts Special Bantam Advice Centre
Topic: bantam project
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

Re: bantam project

My last cub purchase was maybe 8 years ago I paid £450 for a totally disassembled bike ( down to ball bearings) in old paint cans. Because I know the bikes I went through it with a parts book but I am not finished yet. Not that I do much month to month It had no v5 but did have a reg number so I got...
by DAVE M2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: McNuts Special Bantam Advice Centre
Topic: bantam project
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

Re: bantam project

To be honest, I'm not up on bantam prices

I have a couple of Cubs and they reach silly money
I can only suggest research on values and resist the urge to buy the first one you see

There must be a bantam forum butsure that others will chime in
by DAVE M2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: McNuts Special Bantam Advice Centre
Topic: bantam project
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

Re: bantam project

They generally say that you should buy the best that you can and let some other poor sod pay for the build Buying a bike bit by bit can work out expensive, and thinking that a £500 bike willl just need £250 and be fine is optimistic to say the least. Paint and wheels can cost a lot whatever bike you...
by DAVE M2
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: Hi all

Hi They always say to buy the best that you can, not be seduced by the idea of fixing it up- which always costs more than the more complete bike costs Depending on what your ideal bike is, and what extent your "restoration" is, it can get scarily expensive if you try to find a set of triumph bathtub...
by DAVE M2
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: CB125K3 and Norton dominator fuel tank caps seized
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: CB125K3 and Norton dominator fuel tank caps seized

are you remembering to push down before turning?

sorry ......grandmothers and eggs