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Easy-X
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PostPosted: 00:04 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

wr6133 wrote:
Finally put a new neutral lamp bulb in the Continental GT, almost 12 quid for a bulb the size of a bloody rice grain Shocked . Don't know why I actually bothered I'd got used to not having one.


BA9s? A generic LED replacement would be fine for neutral (indicators not so much.)
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PostPosted: 06:53 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:

BA9s? A generic LED replacement would be fine for neutral (indicators not so much.)


Unfortunately some weird little thing built in to a plastic base. never seen one before and despite searching could only find being sold by Hitchcocks (RE Nirvana) or MotoGB (RE Importer). Couldn't even bodge something else as the base doesn't go in to a "holder" but wedges directly in to the PCB where, when turned it locks and 2 little metal poles (built in to the base) line up to the PCB.
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PostPosted: 10:59 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

wr6133 wrote:
Easy-X wrote:

BA9s? A generic LED replacement would be fine for neutral (indicators not so much.)


Unfortunately some weird little thing built in to a plastic base. never seen one before and despite searching could only find being sold by Hitchcocks (RE Nirvana) or MotoGB (RE Importer). Couldn't even bodge something else as the base doesn't go in to a "holder" but wedges directly in to the PCB where, when turned it locks and 2 little metal poles (built in to the base) line up to the PCB.


Have you got the link to the part or a photo? Curious to see this fancy base/holder.
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PostPosted: 11:08 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Have you got the link to the part or a photo? Curious to see this fancy base/holder.


This is where you link me 10 for a quid Laughing

At first when I removed the dead one I thought the bulb and the plastic bit were separates but after yanking the dead bulb out of the base it became apparent one is not meant to do that.

https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/31329?qty=5&continue_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com%2Fpartsbook-pages%2F4191

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50565992841_7ffb0653dd_h.jpg

It slots in to that hole on the bottom left of the image, you then turn it 90 degrees with a screwdriver and the metal legs make contact
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50565244668_fafc71c6ab_h.jpg
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PostPosted: 13:23 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a common bulb normally found in instrument clusters on cars and lorries, if you need any just go into a motor factor
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PostPosted: 13:35 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tankie wrote:
This is a common bulb normally found in instrument clusters on cars and lorries, if you need any just go into a motor factor


Yeah, I think Tankie is onto something Thumbs Up I'm looking at dashboard bulbs and the buzzwords seem to be T3, T4, T4.7, T5, etc. (T for twist I assume) bet it'll be one of those Smile
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PostPosted: 16:26 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Tankie wrote:
This is a common bulb normally found in instrument clusters on cars and lorries, if you need any just go into a motor factor


Yeah, I think Tankie is onto something Thumbs Up I'm looking at dashboard bulbs and the buzzwords seem to be T3, T4, T4.7, T5, etc. (T for twist I assume) bet it'll be one of those Smile


Yup, one of the R509 family, fiver tops.
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PostPosted: 16:27 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
T3, T4, T4.7, T5, etc. (T for twist I assume) bet it'll be one of those Smile


Quick look on fleabay suggests similar but they seem to lack the upper metal tangs that mine has. Next time it goes pop I'll look more seriously.
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PostPosted: 16:29 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaft wrote:
Yup, one of the R509 family, fiver tops.


You Sir win the microwave, would you like to play for the fridge-freezer? Very Happy

Written down in the workshop book (which fails to name the bulb type, neither does Haynes). Thanks you've saved me a few quid next time.
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PostPosted: 21:45 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

XR250 has a 320mm front disc (on road rims), so has an aftermarket bracket / extender.

Removing bolts that hold caliper/bracket to fork so could remove caliper and pump out piston / clean etc
A bunch of copper looking threads came out with the bolt.

Then found torquing up front caliper and it just spun.

Looks like remains of a previous thread insert.

https://i.imgur.com/yaQBQwY.jpg

Drilled, tapped + Hellicoil

https://i.imgur.com/PZzFdjh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kfeP1q0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xWHK7kP.jpg

Done about 20 miles on it, so far so good.
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PostPosted: 23:57 - 04 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

wr6133 wrote:
Shaft wrote:
Yup, one of the R509 family, fiver tops.


You Sir win the microwave, would you like to play for the fridge-freezer? Very Happy

Written down in the workshop book (which fails to name the bulb type, neither does Haynes). Thanks you've saved me a few quid next time.


I'm actually a bit disappointed in myself, back when I was running spares shops, I could've given you the entire generic part number for your particular fitting off the top of my head, but with age comes senility, or as I prefer to call it, a reduced nerd quotient.

Just put '509 bulb' into the search engine of your choice and a suitable picture will appear.
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PostPosted: 19:17 - 05 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted a headlamp peak, underside edge is surprisingly sharp.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50570571471_06920f900b_h.jpg
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PostPosted: 21:36 - 05 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those peaks actually meant to do anything useful or is it just a pedestrian disemboweler?
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PostPosted: 21:44 - 05 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
is it just a pedestrian disemboweler?


Errr that is useful? Very Happy

I've actually named this bike so she needs to look pretty Laughing
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PostPosted: 10:42 - 06 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

wr6133 wrote:


I've actually named this bike so she needs to look pretty Laughing



Uach. You're one of those..

Laughing
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PostPosted: 11:21 - 06 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blurredman wrote:
Uach. You're one of those..

Laughing


Only this one, never named a bike before Laughing
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PostPosted: 12:46 - 06 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the Honley RX3 out of the garage.
After 8 months of sitting there , it started first time Thumbs Up Smile .

Ran it for 20 minutes , rode around the driveway for 5 minutes.
Blew the dust off it ready to go back into the garage until I get time to use it after Christmas.

Pleased Smile
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PostPosted: 13:55 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bashed it with a hammer, but the cheap handlebar brake lock is well and truly jammed on.

Have requested attendance by the sinister fiend with an anglegrinder or crowbar or some other arcane piece of male wizardry to get the damn thing off.
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PostPosted: 14:38 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well yesterday I took the BMW Adventure in to have the ABS sorted, now on the little Cagiva Canyon and learning how to use indicators again.
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PostPosted: 15:32 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bashed it with a hammer, but the cheap handlebar brake lock is well and truly jammed on.

Have requested attendance by the sinister fiend with an anglegrinder or crowbar or some other arcane piece of male wizardry to get the damn thing off.


Pictures?

Worth noting you may end up having to replace brake lever unless you can remove it to slide the half of the lock that will be stuck onto it down towards the thinner end, not forgetting the bit that will still be stuck on the handlebar.
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PostPosted: 16:00 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

NJD wrote:


Pictures?

Worth noting you may end up having to replace brake lever unless you can remove it to slide the half of the lock that will be stuck onto it down towards the thinner end, not forgetting the bit that will still be stuck on the handlebar.


Well the jammed gubbins is going on inside the lock, so pix are pointless at this juncture. It just looks like normal but inside the barrel, all the little bits of lock metal are all chewed up, rolling around in there.
https://photos.google.com/u/1/direct/AF1QipNxAO8bkB0TrF4L2JI76z0zIgTNglwndrnlK4ssMMkUF0l16rdgPkTZ73OLvqskRw/photo/AF1QipMzDbCXKJ-27zm-sBt5UYAqAu2ZBrR0EjxhMj5G
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PostPosted: 16:05 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swapped the (4th gen) Viffers forks out for 3rd gen spares so I can do the seals on the Gen 4 ones. Remarkably trouble free.
https://i.imgur.com/Tek87qEl.jpg
The dust seals are properly toast, but the oil seals seem to be doing their job... might as well do both while I'm at it.
https://i.imgur.com/JfE9QzLl.jpg
Swapped back to the boring can as I need to leave at 05:30 for a while, and while my neighbours don't currently care about the can, they would at that time. Also cleaned her, she was filthier than a pricey hooker.
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PostPosted: 16:14 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

hellkat wrote:
NJD wrote:


Pictures?

Worth noting you may end up having to replace brake lever unless you can remove it to slide the half of the lock that will be stuck onto it down towards the thinner end, not forgetting the bit that will still be stuck on the handlebar.


Well the jammed gubbins is going on inside the lock, so pix are pointless at this juncture. It just looks like normal but inside the barrel, all the little bits of lock metal are all chewed up, rolling around in there.
https://photos.google.com/u/1/direct/AF1QipNxAO8bkB0TrF4L2JI76z0zIgTNglwndrnlK4ssMMkUF0l16rdgPkTZ73OLvqskRw/photo/AF1QipMzDbCXKJ-27zm-sBt5UYAqAu2ZBrR0EjxhMj5G


It's your usual picture fail but just get the lock drilled out. get whoever is doing it to use several drilll sizes starting with the smallest to make it easier.
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PostPosted: 22:50 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well he came and Dremelled it off.
Very skilful job.
Didn't even cut through the handlebar thingies.

Handy chap, that one.
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PostPosted: 22:52 - 07 Nov 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobby the Bastard wrote:


I don't know how to fix what I am doing wrong Crying or Very sad
I try to understand it, but the instructions just won't stick Crying or Very sad
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