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  1. cleanorbust

    300 SS

    I tried both 250 and 300 at Inch Perfect test day. As stated above and confirmed by John Lampkin the UK 300 is to SS spec. I found the best way to assess them was to forget engine size and just focus on how well they rode for me. In doing this, I (old timer clubman rider) found that I couldn't really decide between them. Both were soft and forgiving, no sense of the 300 being too much bike. I did find, though, that the 300 needed more beef to kick start it, perhaps a factor for a not particularly fit rider during a tiring trial.
  2. A bit of gentle and patient prodding with your foot will get neutral eventually. Using a last would be far too violent.
  3. Plug cap a good tight fit on the plug?
  4. Turning up at a trial looking like a cheapskate helps me fit right in.
  5. Or better still, van-derived car like Fiat Doblo or Citroen Berlingo: no speed limit reduction as with panel vans. I know from experience Doblo will carry one, or two, trials bikes inside. If I'm parking somewhere I'm bothered about security I cover the bike with a tarp.
  6. ..though I think they're out of stock of black atm.
  7. Cleaned up the drum as well as the shoe surfaces?
  8. Tried filing a taper on the leading edge of the shoes? Getting a lot of lever movement before brake comes on? If so making an alloy packing strip between shoe and cam helps.
  9. Ah, that's not the problem then. I had trouble doing my back brake but found a really big syringe was the answer, as if the extra pressure was what was needed.
  10. How much are you undoing the nipple?
  11. Several of these were weld repaired back in the day, I think the gap where the pinch bolt goes was too wide on the original model, leading to the lug cracking. A thin washer in the gap pre-empted the problem.
  12. Hi, pictures from your manual would be brilliant. Thanks again for being so helpful.

    1. Mikey349

      Mikey349

      Hi,

      just to be sure about the paws and carrier, ( as I’m no mechanic) is it the part that the “ starfish “ is located on...???

      my email address if you could send pictures please:

      mike_king 2@icloud.com

      thanks.

  13. Send me a private message if you're struggling, can send you some photos from my manual.
  14. The symptoms you describe are what occurs on earlier Montesas when the carrier which holds the selector pawls is fitted upside down. The slot is not quite central, though at first glance it appears to be, which makes this an easy mistake to make, I've done it myself in the past. Easy to remove the pawls and carrier (don't let the pawls and springs fly off and get lost when you do it), move through 180 degrees and refit.
  15. I think they need the inside diameter of the drum and outside diameter of the shoes (without lining) when fitted on the brake plate. The new linings are then made to fit with minimal clearance. If you contact Viliers Services they should be able to confirm.
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