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  1. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Cheers for that Graham, luckily enough I live not too far away from the company I purchased it from, so I popped down there this morning and they swapped it over for a nice shiny new one that has better welds on it too
  2. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Hi guys, just checking in and to have a small rant You may have noticed that between the first post in this thread and this post it's been.....a while...... and I'll explain a little bit why, I am the sole carer for my darling wife who has a severe spinal condition so I'm restoring my bike when I can and when I can afford it. I was luckily enough to be able to afford a new exhaust mid section at the start of March, so I ordered one from a company (I'll not name names until it's resolved but I will say it WASN'T Inmotion) and got the right royal run around about how there was no current stock but they'd have some in by the second week of March. The second week of March went by and still no word, so another email was sent, a week later I was told that they were having some more made and it should be with me at the start of April............. Long story short, it arrived today, hooray! Except no, not really hooray, it's got some terrible gouges out of the metal on the outside and these are consistent with the marks in the packaging from the manufacturer and not from the delivery company, I know it's cosmetic but when you've saved up for something, you'd want it to arrive in pristine condition. Oh and I'm no expert but some of the welds look a bit shady too.
  3. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Cheers for that Stuart.
  4. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    I am back with more stupid questions! Does anyone have any chain recommendations? I'm looking at the 520 Regina gold one that InMotion sells, are these any good? Also what's a good length, the manual says 52, my old chain was 49 so I'm a little confused any help greatly appreciated. If it's any help the front sprocket has 12 teeth, rear 40. Cheers.
  5. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    After 26 years of sitting, neglected, in the garage............ IT STARTS!!!!! Three things happened at that exact moment in time, a grown man had a little cry, the dog started barking and I deafened myself as I was in a relatively enclosed space with no exhaust pipe on it! Thanks for everyone's help, expect many, many more stupid questions in this thread
  6. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Cheers for that Tony I've pulled it all apart given everything a good clean with Carb cleaner, will see if that works.
  7. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Hi, it's me back again. I got spark and I had air going through the carb but the plug was always dry when I tried to kick it over so decided that the carb must be bunged up, It's got a Mikuni VM26-208 on it. The prospect of taking the carb apart scared the beejebus out of me - bits pinging out everywhere, losing stuff which I can't currently afford to replace but I found a few Youtube videos that demystified the voodoo surrounding carbs, so I took it apart, most of the videos I found were from Canada and to do with taking apart SnowMobile carbs but many of them mentioned that if you had a groove in the needle it was probably a good idea to replace it, so I was just wondering what you'd do if this was yours....?
  8. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    It made a spark for the first time in 20+ years today
  9. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Cheers for that 325, it gave me an idea. I took the old coil bracket and mounted an L shape bar on to it. Excuse the somewhat "agricultural" appearance, this picture was of a test fitting and using any old bolts that were lying around
  10. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    That's great, Thanks Graham. I'd be interested to see how you've done it. I have an idea of using the old bracket from the Femsa coil to hold the new one, I just have to work out how to get it apart. Have fun in Stanthorpe! It sounds like fun
  11. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Great, thanks for that info Graham, I'll give it a try I was also wondering if anyone had a picture of how they have mounted an electronic ignition (the one from InMotion) - I have an idea but it doesn't look very neat and wondered if anyone else had a solution before I go hacking at the HT lead to shorten it Cheers
  12. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    A small progress update photo Just a quick question for those in the know, can anyone recommend me a good gearbox/clutch oil? I've read through this thread - But am none the wiser Can I use an ATF in both gearbox and clutch? and if so how much in each or is a 5w fork oil a good choice? Thanks in advance
  13. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Here's a pro tip. When spraying your engine with VHT paint from Halfords, despite the can saying black on it and the cap lid being black and the assistant in Halfords reassuring you that it's actually black when you ask, you might really want to do a test spraying because as I learnt to my cost the contents of the tin MIGHT BLOODY WELL NOT BE BLACK......... It dried to a very fetching matt ash grey......................................... Although to be fair to Halfords, when I went and explained the problem they did replace the paint with no hassle, I think they may have been aware of this problem beforehand.
  14. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    Wow thanks so much Steve, most helpful
  15. Hello Newbie Here :) Advice Needed

    A few pics of the mystery numbers... The step in the bottom of the engine case....