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About brownie001

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    81,SWM TLNW 125,320

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    Gimbsheim, Rheinhessen, Germany
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  1. 280 Clutch Actuator

    Here are the parts required.
  2. Exhaust manifold in Stainless steel

    After looking around for a good while for a replacement exhaust manifold for my 81 TL320NW, I found that most of what was on offer was in worse condition to the one I wanted to replace. Then a notification popped up on FB for some new stainless ones on offer. I ordered one, it arrived yesterday, I fitted it today, perfect.
  3. 280 Clutch Actuator

    Hi basinbaker2, if you are going for the conversion but keeping the original SWM casing, the ramps need to be milled off and a special plate with cast in ramps is required. When I finally got hold of mine from Italy, I had a few cast if you are interested. In fact, just checked, I have all the bits for two complete conversions plus 3 more cast plates and various adjuster screws and 12 mm balls. PM me if you are interested. Phil
  4. New to this Forum

    Hi and welcome. Try here, https://clasicaslegendarias.com/fichas-y-manuales-de-montesa-cota/ You might find something of use to you. Phil
  5. 247C 1978: 237cc piston kits, any out there?

    You could try asking here, https://www.clasicaslegendarias.com/shop/en/
  6. Gefrees 04-05.08.2018

    Hi, here are a few videos I made today with an Action Cam in Gefrees, not brilliant but.... https://www.dropbox.com/sh/43c3xdgu9t2e9nz/AADcupjxtjUP7COuaWjYKc19a?dl=0
  7. Swm 125 fork problem

    I had the same problem with my 125 but with Marzocchis. I put them back together incorrectly. All documented here on this forum. I had the short spring, as Carl said above, on the wrong side of the top washer and circlip. Phil
  8. Footpeg mods.

    Hi Neil, B40RT, many many thanks for the pics and explanation. I've gone a different route though. I decided to make some 5 mm thick plates and had a few goes at finding the right footrest position for me. The end result is as follows. With the bike on a stand, the middle of the footpeg is 980 mm from the middle of the front axle to the middle of the footpeg. The top of the footpeg is 340 mm from the top of the frame rail directly above it. The brake lever is currently mounted on the outside of the frame using a rod to connect to the brake arm. It works fine but looks pretty naff to say the least. The template I have made is a bit like an italic 'h'. The pivot is on the bottom left, the cable would be mounted at the top left. The arc is stretched forward quite a lot and has to be that shape to get over the bash plate cross member. The pivot mounting point would be in the middle of the peg mounting bracket (idealy?). Not got that far yet but hope to get something finalized in the next couple of weeks or so. Phil
  9. Footpeg mods.

    To lower and move back the footpegs on a TL 320 seems to be the most done mod. What I've not seen is what mods have been done to the rear brake lever to be able to cover it while riding and standing on the pegs. Any pics of the mods made would be appreciated. I am going to try and get a lever made that will still use the original cable. I have a template made but need to get it fabricated if it is at all possible. It is a really wierd looking thing to say the least.
  10. Swm 125 engine rebuild info

    Great article packed with useful information. Thanks for the tip Martin.
  11. Swm 125 engine rebuild info

    Hi Martin, I'm afraid I missed the 200 PECO post you mentioned. I'll take a look at it though and give it a thorough read. Don't know where I picked up the Suzuki 185 info from either, all a very long time ago and looks like I have got some wires crossed.
  12. Swm 125 engine rebuild info

    Hi, the standard bore is 54.0 mm so if the piston you have is 61.7 mm, it's been well overbored. It's not a PeCo (?) modded engine is it ? They used a Suzuki 185 piston to up the CC's to 200 or there abouts. Are there any other obvious engine mods visible ? A sandwich spacer on the timing side for example.
  13. Monday Morning Laugh

    A leftover from Only Fools and Horses ?
  14. Can I run with piston slap?

    Put the video on Youtube and post the link to it
  15. Gearselection getting difficult.

    Hi Martin, many thanks for your expert advise. A stripdown really does look unavoidable whichever way I look at things. Phil