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Everything posted by samwisemcg

  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.
  16. Best twinshock ?

    It looks well cared for!
  17. Muddy climbs

    Less throttle maybe
  18. What do i have??

    Inside your forks there will be aluminium pistons. These fit inside the stanchions and the tolerance is small. They tend to develop small hairline cracks on the surface, then they swell and jam inside the stanchions. I managed to source some NOS parts from Spain, but even though they were in a sealed bag, they too were cracked. Long story short I managed to reduce the diameter of these aluminium pistons slightly and they now work perfectly Have fun!
  19. Preventing Your Trials Bike Getting Stolen?

    Knowing my old man it could be in his hand and he wouldn't hear it.
  20. Preventing Your Trials Bike Getting Stolen?

    My old man recently had issues with his barn being broken into (luckily no bikes were taken). But he has since installed an alarm, which contains a sim card. The alarm unit is hidden and once the beam is broken it doesn't make any noise, it just calls his phone. Giving him time to either call the police or disturb them himself.
  21. Cub front hub and heavyweight forks

    On a side note, how do you find the heavyweight forks? My cub has metal profile forks, but I’m considering sourcing an original pair of heavyweight forks for it instead.
  22. Trials Bike Evolution - Where Next?

    I couldn't agree more. One of the things I have always loved about trials is the fact that the average rider can service and repair their bike at home in the shed or garage. Cars have moved on so much that you need a lot of specialist equipment and an in-depth knowledge of computers to get most things done. When something does go wrong it usually isn't repaired, it is unbolted and a whole new unit is put back on. In terms of future developments I am sure they will continue to increase usable power delivery and shave weight. Then one day someone will come out with an idea we never knew we needed and change everything.
  23. Cota 348 Mr Counter Weight And Clutch Extraction

    Stick your puller on and wind it up. Take it as tight as it will go. Then tap the end of the puller the end with a hammer, sending the shock into the crank shaft. Loosen off the puller then repeat the process. This is how I did it and it took about 30 minutes and 3 or 4 attempts, applying pressure, tapping the end of the shaft etc.. It eventually just popped off whilst the puller was tight and I was standing around chatting.
  24. Steel Falcons Or Alloy Betors ?

    It’s worth considering falcons are fully rebuildable by the manufacturer. I know people have managed to rebuild Betors, but I’m not sure of the results. Without wanting to throw a spanner in the works I had the same conundrum a couple of months ago. I needed to replace some worn out Betors on a cub & someone recommended njb experts. They are 115 for the steel bodies and 165 for the alloy. I got myself some steel shocks and so far they’ve been great, no complaints. I know that James Lampkin and Dan Thorpe both used them in the pre 65 SSDT, this year.
  25. Gaunt Suzuki

    I had my eye on this too, but decided I have too many bikes already. Looks like a beauty and you got it at a good price too.