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grr666
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PostPosted: 17:42 - 22 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
Chucked crash bungs on it. Not often I have a nice enough bike to worry about it.
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I just took delivery of a little 3/8 Sealey torque wrench yesterday so I can fit the ones I've had sitting on my
kitchen counter for a fortnight. Just waiting on some compatible allen headed sockets to turn up and then, once
I've figured out how to set the thing I can get on and fit my bungs. The one on the left side is longer than the right
and also will make a very good and solid action camera mount.
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PostPosted: 10:02 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 251 started acting funny after coming back from MOT last month, refusing to idle. Last night I finally had time (I didn't need/want to use that particular bike anyway) to take carb off and immediately look at the idle jet, which was as expected.. Small spec of dirt in the hole.

The compressor saw to that. Bike idling back @ 1,300rpm as it used to.
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PostPosted: 11:01 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

blurredman wrote:
Took the brake pads and petrol tank cap (with gasket) off my bike and gave them to my brother for him to re-present MOT as his failed on these.

Expecting them back very soon. Laughing


Petrol cap gasket - an MoT fail - seriously?

Brake pads - mate, I'm tight but I think even I'd spring for a new set if they're too thin for MoT.
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PostPosted: 11:14 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
blurredman wrote:
Took the brake pads and petrol tank cap (with gasket) off my bike and gave them to my brother for him to re-present MOT as his failed on these.

Expecting them back very soon. Laughing


Petrol cap gasket - an MoT fail - seriously?

Brake pads - mate, I'm tight but I think even I'd spring for a new set if they're too thin for MoT.




It's not my bike. Infact he has some somewhere but couldn't find them in time. Hasn't actually been on the road for 3.5 years and likely won't be on the road much now. Purely got on the road to go camping on next month. A big indicator is the recessed material line going down the centre of the pad- if it's gone then the pads need replacing, but I actually seriously doubt they were as bad as suggested as it's actually very difficult to see the pad wearing marks without removing items. I am still awaiting a photograph however of his original ones to see for myself.


And yeah: petrol cap gasket leaking is a fail- I had it myself last year. I didn't really think about it until that point because for many years I never had a proper bike MOT. I did notice the car MOT man checking the petrol caps on the cars however. Thankfully, for simple caps you can likely find plumbing connection rubbers (for the plastic pipes) in any hardware store. They may not necessarily last long with petrol but they're cheap and available.
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grr666
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PostPosted: 15:58 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crash bungs fitted during a part of the day when I didn't have the massive hump because of scamming cxnts on
Instagram. But that's an entirely separate whinge. It took all of ten minutes to do, 8 of which were spent faffing about,
was legit my first time using a torque wrench.

Only remaining outstanding job on the MTen now is the application of some black reflective rim tape which I may attempt
tomorrow if the suns out to facilitate a little pliability of the tape, and a couple of Batman emblems because I'm a massive
child. It's been absolutely gushing it down in Bristol today, definitely not self adhesive weather.

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PostPosted: 19:16 - 28 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up the Snarley from the mechanics - dry afternoon, quite nice so rode it to Kent
Sunday: got a bit moist coming home, in all senses of the word.
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PostPosted: 20:24 - 28 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sunday: got a bit moist coming home, in all senses of the word.
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PostPosted: 16:25 - 29 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

The missus called me last week saying the scooter exhaust is making a funny noise. Turned out the exhaust bolts snapped off and the end can fell off Rolling Eyes Had to get it fixed quickly so I bought a generic gy6 engine exhaust that didn't fit so I had to cut the end can mount off and weld it back on at a different angle and then make a bracket to mount it all.
Fast forward to a few days ago it snapped the bracket I made and one of the exhaust studs. Totally my fault really for making a shitty bracket but there's fuck all to mount it too other than the engine and I think the vibrations killed it. Spent hours trying to get the stud out without removing the head but couldn't do it and once I had the head off it came straight out. Made a new bracket with some angle iron so I don't think it will break this time.

Chinese bikes are shit, I've had nothing but issues with it. The seat lock has also stopped working, the ignition is also dodgy and the bloody thing keeps cutting out in the rain.

On a positive I fitted heated grips to the SV in between this Laughing
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PostPosted: 22:46 - 01 Dec 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the Snarley for a buzz in to Spitalfields and back.

Felt good to have proper boots, proper jacket, decent gloves and to be out on the bike again as well, despite that it's the first day of winter. No rain! What's to worry about? Squeezing through traffic, gosh I've missed that Wub
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PostPosted: 06:27 - 02 Dec 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put it away - for how long not sure. Damp and foggy just doesn't interest me. Plus after 6 weeks at the new job, the new commute just isn't a nice bike road. See how I feel about it when it's cold and dry or failing that, next year.

Might be time for a change and go back to a cheap CB500 for occasional use.
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PostPosted: 23:08 - 02 Dec 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scooter strikes again, this time it wouldn't start at the petrol station Rolling Eyes Tried charging the battery for an hour and that didn't help but I did eventually get it to kick start after a lot of trying. Got it home and now the starter tries to turn after the short ride so I think the battery is dead. Got it on charge so hopefully it works in the morning.
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PostPosted: 07:33 - 03 Dec 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ayrton wrote:
The scooter strikes again, this time it wouldn't start at the petrol station Rolling Eyes Tried charging the battery for an hour and that didn't help but I did eventually get it to kick start after a lot of trying. Got it home and now the starter tries to turn after the short ride so I think the battery is dead. Got it on charge so hopefully it works in the morning.


Temperatures have dropped sharply the last few days. It's probably killed off your battery. Not much you can do except replace it.
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PostPosted: 18:19 - 03 Dec 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete. wrote:
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The scooter strikes again, this time it wouldn't start at the petrol station Rolling Eyes Tried charging the battery for an hour and that didn't help but I did eventually get it to kick start after a lot of trying. Got it home and now the starter tries to turn after the short ride so I think the battery is dead. Got it on charge so hopefully it works in the morning.


Temperatures have dropped sharply the last few days. It's probably killed off your battery. Not much you can do except replace it.

Thanks I didn't consider that. I charged it overnight but it didn't seem to hold much of a charge this morning

I did read that a common issue is oil getting into the starter so I took it out for a look and I think mine was well lubricated Laughing The brushes are also worn all the way down so that probably doesn't help. I cleaned it up but it still doesn't turn over so I'm thinking it's either the starter is totally knackered or it's the battery. I've ordered both anyway.
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PostPosted: 22:03 - 05 Dec 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put the new starter in today and it fired right up, I guess the oil either ruined the old one of the brushes were worn too much. Threw the new battery in too for good measure.

I'll have to sort the kickstart one day, it's quite hard to kick and gets stuck down most of the time. I think I need to grease it up or something.
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PostPosted: 23:09 - 09 Dec 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a larger engine sprocket on my 1927 and finished prepping the tank for a WWii dispatch riders Ariel I am building for a friend.
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