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About stpauls

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    Honda GL 1800

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  1. It is a screw, about 30mm long, with a knurled head. Tricky to get out but great fun to put back in!
  2. Helps if you have small hands. Still tricky though and can be frustrating. My 2014 was much, much easier to clean.
  3. I think you should name your bike an I Tal Jet - to acknowledge the Chinese motor.
  4. What is reconed to be the best product to line a leaking steel fuel tank? I have soldered all the leaks and tested it under pressure. However, I suspect that it won't be too long before other leaks develop. Thanks in anticipation
  5. I have a pair of Wulfsport and a pair of Gaerne oiled, both about 6 years old. The Wulfs are heavier, stiffer and offer much more protection. They also were very, very uncomfortable for the first few months. The Gaernes were comfortable from day one. However, the leather is softer and more supple and when wet become softer still. This means that the FOOT area doesn't offer very good protection. In contrast, the Wulfs are stiff even when soaked through. I still wear both boots, alternately and a year ago bought a new pair of Gaerne Black. However these are very tight and I have yet to wear them to a trial
  6. stpauls

    Beta 200 levers

    On my 2016 and 2014 Shercos, you can tighten the brake lever pivot bolt, to reduce / eliminate up and down play. I can't remember if you can do this on a Beta.
  7. On the rear tankers, the fuel pipe goes up to the top of the tank, then back down again, The pipe goes hard and splits. This can result in all sorts of strange things happening. In the 3 years that I had my 2014 I replaced the entire plastic fuel pipe at least twice. I also had an "overflowing carb" which turned out to be coming from a split in the fuel line NEAR the carb.
  8. I am wondering if you have your levers mounted in the wrong position. Try loosening them on the handlebar clamps then move them inwards towards the steering head, until the tips of the levers are at least 1.5 inches in from the end of the handle bars. However, the best solution is not to fall off in the first place.
  9. Hi I want to remove two rusty, seized 6mm exhaust studs from a 45 year old Honda 4 stroke alloy barrel, as I need to install longer ones. I have soaked them in WD40 for 2 weeks. I have also heated the studs to cherry red. I then tried turning them, using two locked nuts, but they won't turn. I am afraid they will shear off if I put any more pressure on them. They are not currently snapped off, so I don't need to drill them out. However, I do want them out. What to do? Anyone have experience of doing this? Thanks
  10. stpauls

    Left leg start

    If you are left handed then a Beta is a bonus. Otherwise it is awkward.
  11. The LAST thing that any beginner to Trials needs is a 300!
  12. Lets put this into context. I had a Beta 250 Techno - one of the last ones made. That NEVER jumped out of gear. My Brand new 2014 Beta Evo 250 would sometimes jump out of 1st or 2nd gear mid section, without me touching the gear lever. I kept it for a year. I would have ridden around 50 trial competitions and lost marks in SOME of them due to jumping out of gear. Asking around I discovered that lots of people had experienced their Beta jumping out of gear - some more than others - a lot more. Fed up with Betas jumping out of gear I changed to Sherco. I have now had two Shercos. Neither have EVER jumped out of gear - not even once. Nothing to do with trials, but I also had a Honda Goldwing GL 1800 for 7 years. Jumping out of gear under hard acceleration was a known fault with them and would sometimes result in a wrecked gearbox. The thinking was that the gearbox was too fragile for the huge amount of torque produced by the 1800 cc flat six motor.
  13. Anyone know what bearings or bushes Sammy Miller used in his Honda TL 125 Hi-boy frames, around 1979? I have yet to take it apart to find out what's there. Thanks
  14. I have now done some diy nickel plating at home. All you need for diy nickel plating is a power source, such as an old phone charger, a strip of pure nickel (e,bay) some white vinegar and some hydrochloric acid (One Shot drain cleaner). I have got good results so far with nuts, bolts and a fabricated brake pedal. Lots more to do. It's easy. Lots of videos on YouTube.
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