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About samwisemcg

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    Fantic 200 TY Mono

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  1. Comerfords Tiger Cub

    A magazine did a couple of features on commerfords recently. This is the best image I can find at the moment. I'll try and get a better one.
  2. I've Just Bought a Fantic!

    It's funny you should mention the brake rod, as it's one of the things I want to change. The previous owner had routed it like that, because if it takes the original path (inside the shock) then it get's pinched by the spring. This is mainly due to the way the falcon shocks have been put in. If they were upside down then it wouldn't be an issue.
  3. Plastic Restoration

    This is the best tutorial I could find, it shows the whole process sped up, with captions telling you what grade of wet and dry to use. It's well worth a watch, especially as the results are so good. I haven't done this myself yet, one day I'll get around to it.
  4. I've Just Bought a Fantic!

    Thank you, however the bike pictured isn't actually mine. It was just a photo I found on google. Mine (pictured) isn't quite as clean as that. I've never got round to doing the clutch arm mod, mainly because I fitted a set of domino levers and the clutch now feels light enough. Mine has the toolbox, although I've never used it. I've kept it for originality and the fact that complete air filter/toolboxes are hard to find. I don't have anything protecting my swing arm either, just the tensioner underneath the arm. They are great bikes though, I should really get mine out more.
  5. I've Just Bought a Fantic!

    You essentially extend the clutch arm by using a 428 chain link, giving it more leverage and making it slightly easier to pull. You should be able to make it out in this picture.
  6. Cub suspension update

    Hendrik, that is a great looking bike. I too use a Mikuni on my cub and it's amazing, it starts first kick and so far has never let me down. It also helps that the club I ride in doesn't mind. I know some clubs will not allow pre 65 bikes to run Japanese carbs. Anyway,with the shocks I faced the same dilemma as you. I ended up going for NJB Experts for a few reasons. I heard great things, the price was good and they didn't look too modern. They have been great so far, no complaints. I also use steel falcon shocks on my Fantic and they too are great, and rebuildable. I hear great things about Rockshocks, but for me they just looked too modern. I can't help you with the forks as my bike came with Metal profile. I'd love to get my hands on some heavyweight triumph forks one day though.
  7. Electric World STK-200

    That is one gorgeous looking cub, I wish mine looked that nice. My wiring is a bit of a mess, so when I get time I will be doing the same as you and fitting the STK200. Let us know how you get on and if you have any issues. Thanks
  8. MONTESA 348

    Send me your email address and I will send you a pdf version of the hand book. It's not a workshop manual but it has exploded diagrams of everything and about 8 pages at the back with specs and service info. cheers
  9. Cotton carb for Cub

    Good to hear. Mine had been sitting for 30 years and had a few issues. So I ended up getting a Mikuni and it runs like a watch now.
  10. Cotton carb for Cub

    This is the carb that came on my cub, I am pretty sure it's the same carb you're talking about. Hopefully these shots help.
  11. Cub brakes...from a Cub

    I have a pair of shoes that were relined by Saftek, they made a massive difference.
  12. Dead easy trial (Beginners)

    That was a nice mixture of bikes.
  13. Tiger Cub Sump Guard

    I also had a miller sump guard fitted when i bought the bike. I can only echo what everyone else is saying, it works well protecting the bike, but you can't use it on a bike stand. So I ended up getting one from Chris at Meriden Off Road. So far it's been great, it slots right on, it's stable on a bike stand and seems to do a good job protecting the cases. What more can you ask for for under 40 quid. You can see it here.
  14. suitable oil for a triumph tiger cub

    Chris at Meriden Off Road advised me to use straight 30 for everything on a cub. This is what I've always used and my cub runs beautifully
  15. Montesa 348 engine rebuild

    I haven't used them myself, but http://trickytrials.thetao.co.uk/ told me they can rebuild a 348 engine no problem. Might be worth a call.