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jon v8

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    Ashwicke Classic Trials Club

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    Bath UK
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  1. The Castrol arrows were no problem,Bath Classic paid for them.The attached pic shows what I ended up with,not posh,but they do the job and they were cheap.The Correx board cuts easily with a sharp stanley knife. The,(Kindly donated) fencing wire bends easily around a 2" tube, the double legs mean they can't blow round in the wind and point the wrong way.I think they look OK, they had to be cheap cos I had to pay for them !
  2. Mmm, I was going to,but another forum member on here used a solder pot for the first time... The clutch cable he made failed on the first trial. I decided to carry on with the blow torch.
  3. Forgot to say, I use a small blowtorch to solder the ends on,if you are careful with it you can watch the solder flow through the nipple,making sure it has a good hold. I know other people suggest using a solder pot to fit ends on cables,each to their own - I've yet to have one fail,seeing the solder track through the nipple tells me its got max grip on the cable and nipple.
  4. I buy Venhill universal cable kits from BVM Moto,just bought a load to completely re-cable the little J9 James I've just got. Good quality kits,with everything I've ever needed in them, for Jap and Brit bikes.
  5. I made my own start and ends cards from red coloured 4mm thick correx board. I used some kindly donated secondhand chainlink linewire cut into 3' lengths. I then wound them around a piece of approx 2" dia steel tube,go around twice.This forms a double loop which you can push the correx board into. I did the same for the way marking arrows and the roadside event arrows.Works a treat,weather proof and best of all dirt cheap.(Cos I was paying...) Something like this;
  6. Bit of a shame for those of us who paid for it.
  7. No, on mine I've stuck it to the vertical return pipe inside the oil tank as its a steel tube inside the ally tank. The idea is that all the returning oil flows down over the magnet,it does seem to work. You can imagine where the pipe goes in above the filter in the pic.
  8. I use one of these on my 350 AJS in the return line along with a magnet that the oil runs over as it returns into the tank; Works a treat and I drain the tank,clean then refill with fresh oil. Wash the filter and clean the magnet,then run the engine with the return line running into a waste container until the clean oil comes through. Because the engine is in good shape and the tank is newish the oil stays clean for most of the year.As soon as it starts to discolour I change it, I think its working because the engine is still sweet and doesn't use any oil, I rebuilt it in 2011 and its done alot of work since then.
  9. Nice bikes,like the Range Rover too...
  10. Don't think so,the only aftermarket one I saw that never got very far was an aluminium box section version.This was back in 1987/8 at BVM, I think there was an article about it in TMX at the time. I'm suprised there isn't something along those lines though,like Jon Bliss's Cotswold's.Could easily be sold as a kit to add a Chonda copy engine etc.
  11. Good for flicking branches or worst still brambles out of your face,I'd think carefully before removing it.Saying that I do go some pretty stupid places through the woods when looking for new sections to use.
  12. I see your point David,I just like thinking about all the possibilities,the only one I ever did with a trials bike was to put an XT225 engine into a TY175 frame.Its lots of workshop time,especially when I have so many other projects on the go.(As I'm sure you have ! )
  13. Do you mean the silver TS based RL motor,or the later black one ? I was at a trials school with Mick Andrews today,lovely selection of bikes to look at all day... There was a silver engined Beamish,just like the one I rode back in the early 80's.I don't recall ever needing to have the motor out of it. Just one of those bikes that kept going,never went wrong,and I don't remember it feeling heavy or low.Today made me think again about finding another one, just to muddy the waters with all the other projects I have...