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samwisemcg

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I have a pair of shoes that were relined by Saftek, they made a massive difference.
  7. That was a nice mixture of bikes.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. It looks well cared for!
  12. Less throttle maybe
  13. 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!
  14. Knowing my old man it could be in his hand and he wouldn't hear it.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. I have a Fantic 200 and I love it. I've owned it for nearly 3 years and have never had an issue, it starts easily every time. Spares are fairly easy to find and there are a few specialists about (Bill Pye and Bob Wright). To ride, the bike feels really light and easy to handle and it always has enough power. I love them.
  22. Hi all, long story short, I’ve recently bought a tiger cub and I’m fixing a few minor issues on it. One of the issues is an oil leak from one of the rocker covers. I’ve looked into it and it seems like the engine is very early 1954, but am I right in thinking I have a square barrel and therefor a square barrel head? I will probably buy a full gasket set for the bike to fix the rocker cover oil leak. However if I buy a full gasket set based on a 1954 engine, will the gaskets be correct for the barrel and head? Thanks
  23. You're right, mine has the side points so it would suggest it's 62 onwards. But the engine number dates it as a 1954. Unless the crankcase which has the engine number isn't original to the rest of the engine.
  24. Hi All, I have a cub which has been set up for trials, but has been sitting for 30 years unused. I am slowly recommisioning it. It has a pair of metal profile forks, the forks have 5 inches of travel, but when you ride it they are so stiff and heavy it feels like about an inch or two. I have stripped, cleaned and given the fresh oil, but they still feel woody. The only thing left to try is to replace the springs, but I can't find any. Are there any companies out there who make springs to order. I need some 500m x 24mm. Thanks Sam
  25. Thats's not a bad idea. Try all the free stuff before chucking money at the problem.