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by johnr
Tue May 13, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: New project for me
Replies: 27
Views: 3191

Re: New project for me

rare stuff is only rare because there arent many left. if every original survived into the modern era, they wouldnt be seen as rare. chop up whatever you like.
by johnr
Tue May 13, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Is there any hope for me?
Replies: 52
Views: 4450

Re: Is there any hope for me?

i had an sr500 and it was a doddle to start, you just opened the choke, gave a pump non the throttle, held the decomperssor and pushed the engine over once on the kickstarter, then you pushed it down till the little dot appeared in a small glass window on the end of the cam. then give it a big swing...
by johnr
Fri May 09, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tank Seam Reseal
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Tank Seam Reseal

the thing with the por15 kits is to get the full set. you get 3 bottles, one is a cleaner and degreaser, one a primer and the last is the sealer. id be wary about using a sealer unless id meticulously cleaned and primed the tank first. my triumph kit took me a full week to do properly cos i put the ...
by johnr
Sun May 04, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Matchless engine help
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Matchless engine help

yes, it has got some value, its a pre unit engine, meaning it would have had a seperate gearbox. even if its seized solid, it will still have value. give it a good soaking in wd40 or even diesel oilm to free off any seized bolts have you checked to see if it turns over, long shot, but worth a go. as...
by johnr
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Somebody get me a bucket .......... a large one!
Replies: 12
Views: 1570

Re: Somebody get me a bucket .......... a large one!

7.5k!!! having a fucking laugh!
by johnr
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tank re-seal needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: Tank re-seal needed

not many places have it though.
by johnr
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tank re-seal needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: Tank re-seal needed

im not sure thats an entirely fair assumption you make there. ive not bodged the tanks ive sealed with sealants. ive done the job because its been neccessary. modern petrol at concentrations of e10 have attacked previously applied sealants that cant cope with such high levels of alcohols in the blen...
by johnr
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: Triumph 500 Speed Twin
Replies: 254
Views: 23076

Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

i may have a tacho in the box of spares that came with my t100a, i just fitted a central speedo.
by johnr
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Internal bearing pullers
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Internal bearing pullers

have you tried a rawlbolt?
by johnr
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: rolling bike tax/age
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: rolling bike tax/age

not bad really. i might hang on to the gs1000 now!