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About chappo

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  • Bike
    Beta 300 4T, 199b.
  • Club
    Lancs County / LGTRC / Darwen.

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    South Lakes
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  1. Have drained it all again . Opened both screen filters and cleaned. Changed oil filter then filled to half window. Ran her till warm and topped up to half window. It actually took just under 700cc. So no idea why Beta say 900cc in the manual , as it's way to much.
  2. Thanks lineaway, I did, going to drain it again and fill using the window as a fill point rather than specific quantity.
  3. Just swapped my Montesa 4RT for a Beta 300 4 T. So a bit new to this model having only had 2stroke Betas before. I followed the downloaded manuals advice re oil and filter change, but on putting the prescribed 900 MLS back in , the oil window is full , as opposed to half full as the manual suggests. I accept there will be a residual value of oil left in the sump after draining but I don't want to cause damage by over filling, anyone experienced the same or has advice on filling. Many thanks guys.
  4. Thanks, I'll ring him.
  5. Just looking to buy a Fantic 247, I have owned one in the past. But it was a long time ago. Bit of nostalgia. Can you still get pistons for these models. The seller has been honest with me and said there was some piston 'slap'. Any other things to look out for guys.
  6. I have a 199b and have recently fitted the VS fibrous , woven ,( smelly )brake shoes to front and rear. The rear is great but I can't get the front to work past about 50% effectiveness. The front hub even looks to have a steel liner in it, not the old chrome type. People talk about having the shoes matched to the drum, how is that done please??
  7. Don't forget to spin the wheel, lock it up and keep the pressure on the brake lever, ( snap tie ), this will centre the shoes in the hub and then tighten up the spindle and pinch bolts. Hope this helps.
  8. I do hope they go back to black and red for 2018, I'd love the normal 260 to be looking like the 300RR. Here's hoping 🀞🀞🀞.
  9. Is it a Gas Gas. I had one in 2013 and there was always small metal traces on the magnetic sump plug when changing the oil.
  10. Just put the Mikuni 26 on from Steve at Motocarb in Liverpool and it worked fine on the settings it came with. Also supplied were a selection of jets either side size wise of the fitted ones for fine tuning. Im 😊. Its all personal choice at the end of the day. Going to stop fannying around with it , now it's had all its faults sorted and ride the thing.
  11. Sherpa325, you were right, all that worry when she was on the bench. Got her to the trial, rode her round the field for 10 mins and it felt just right. All gears selected perfectly and the clutch was fine. Just decided to upgrade the Bing for a Mikuni. ReliefπŸ‘Œ
  12. Thanks Guys, why didn't you post earlier 😑😑 I suppose that makes sense, but I put the crank seal holders in both sides first so the bearings fell to the correct point and the bearings on the inside were flush to the crankcases. When I dropped the crank into the cases, with bearing already heated, ( the crank had already been in the freezer ) it dropped in with a beautiful thud as though it had mated with the crank counterweight. The gap on both sides of the crank to casing were almost the same when measured. It also sounds very well now it's running. Im happy at present, subject to any axial movement.
  13. I've tried both methods now, bearings on the crank then crank into hot casings, also bearings into casings and then crank into bearings. Found the later method easier, heat the casings, bearings have been in the freezer, just drop them in. Heat the bearingswith a heat gun, have the crank in the freezer overnight, just drop it in. Thanks guys.
  14. Yes spotted deliberate mistake, the Red Rose event is actually on Sunday not Saturday
  15. Got her finished today and she runs like it just came out of the Factory gates. Saying that only been up and down the drive, but all seems good. Hopefully out on her this Saturday at a Red Rose event.