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  1. Thanks to all for the help and reply´s we will be trying the tips
  2. Hi all, a good friend is in need of help tracing an "after market" pick up coil to replace the old ducati bit. Any information would be great ! I think its a GG Pro from about 2006 but not sure without asking him again.
  3. I got a different one at the end as I didn´t want to wait for it to come from America ( ) which was available localy thisitem is on ebay in the UK as well. Worked just FINE :-)
  4. Hi all, just had a bit of time to look at the forks again. I took the fork cap off and it hissed (air pressure). The cap has a small grub screw with a spring loaded ball bearing (to release pressure in the leg I presume). I have cleaned all this as it was quite cloged up and almost certainly not working. The pressure could have occurred because the bike came in from the cold to the heated workshop and just started leaking as it stood around for a couple of months.
  5. Hi all, the seals should be okay as they came from either Martin @ or In Motion Trials. The seal cleaning tool would be a good thing to have so now "on order". I´ll get back after trying this :-)
  6. Hi all, I have got a 1982 / TL320 in the workshop to get the rear end sorted with a new tyre, brake shoes chain and sprockets etc.. I was was quite surprised to see that where it has been standing a small amount of oil has been dripping from one fork leg. The seals are almost new (fitted in Okt. 2016) and the bike was used once for about 1/2 h before weather stopped me. The chrom and the seals seem fine. Can it be that air pressure is building up in the fork leg ? Does the fork cap have a bleeding valve and when it does should it work in both directions ? The forks are the last 35 mm Betors and silver coloured that just have one 35 mm x 47 mm x 10 mm seal (not like in 1981 where there were 2 with 7 mm stacked on top of another). A double lipped one (In Motion don´t have any at present) would probaly be a good idea but if its air pressure this won´t stop it leaking.
  7. Hi Ross, that looks very promising will order asap :-) Ian
  8. Hi all, I have the following problem, I have a cota 348 which is leaking oil from behind the front sprocket (final drive shaft seal) when it is leaning to this side. The question is how can I change the seal without splitiig the cases ? I have a new seal and hoped to be able to get one or two screws into the seal to pull it out but haven´t had any luck. Is there a better way of getting it out ? It would be a great shame to split the cases for this reason as the engine has had a complete rebuild from the last owner and runs a treat (I guess he forgot to change this seal or it got damaged when doing).
  9. Hi all, has anyone fitted a decompressor to the Cota 248 ? It seems that the hole has never been drilled probably because the smaller bore didn´t leave enough room. A 348 head would do the job but reduce the compression so if anyone has previously tried this please say what it did to compression !
  10. Hi Guys, the Maxima looks good and certainly a good option. Unfortunatly its not available in Germany so the postage from the USA or UK will be high.
  11. Hi all, is 10W30 (SAE75) as stated in the list better than using ATF for the clutch ?
  12. Hi all, has anyone got information about a swop over from left to right for the gear lever / brake lever ? Theres a pic of Walter Wolfs bike which shows them changed over and I found a pic of Bernie Schreiber with this change over ftted.
  13. Hi all has anyone changed the Mikuni for a different carb (flat slide for e.g.) ? :-) Ian
  14. Hi Nigel it´s all about painting a 349 MKI from 1980 without having to first protect it against ethenol in petrol. Hi vonhazza it was your post from earlier that helped me with the bit about the 1980 being made of plastic. I have 3 of them and want to get one newly painted. I initialy thought they were GF but looking at them yesterday I found they seem more like plastic when looking around the filler cap. Then I read your post which seems to say the same thing. I also have some 348 one´s in GF that I will give a sealant before ever using again and a 349 white wonder GF one that needs sealant as it started dripping. I bought 2 used tank´s from the 349 MK4 which are fine as being plastic one´s (without paint) and I use them instead of the older ones. I also obtained 2 used tanks with the alloy inner that I have fitted on a couple of 348´s,
  15. Hi all, I have been checking the TC site about the tanks on Cota 348´s, 349´s and 248´s in one it says the following what I think could be correct. All 348´s (exept UK version) had GF Tanks, the early 1979 /1980 349´s (and the 1980/1981 248´s) had plastic tanks that were painted (again not the UK version because of needing the alloy tank). I know for sure that the white wonder 349 in 1981 had a GF tank and the 1982 on MK4 had a plastic one. Can oneone help with this as I need to be certain ?