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    tl250 rear sprocket..

    yeah i see talon do a specific sprocket and spacer for ths 250.. i may go down that route and keep the original as is.. but at the moment im keen to keep it as stock as possible...even though i know its an expensive path
  2. afternoon guys.. ive been absent for a while whilst getting an xt500 back together ... im now onto a tl250... the rear bearings were shot probably due to the retainer being locked solid...when the wheel was off i have seen the original rear dished sprocket it showing signs of wear... i know these are hard to find ...there are a few are in usa but other than being expensive add on shipping and import duties make it very expensive.... so im going to ask does anyone know of any in the uk or even europe... i dont mind paying the going rate for one but it would be easier to cope with with out the extra ontop... perhaps someone has one hanging in their shed and wants some cash for it or has any one successfully redressed an alloy sprocket and ground back to shape?
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    rl250 cdi

    just an update as i dont like reading threads that tail off with no conclusion.. new (ish) cdi from dk motors...pretty much 1st kick and away ... it runs good and strong and pulls like a train... thanks for your input
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    rl250 cdi

    cheers guys i did order a cdi from dk spares today. ive always found them fair and if the item is faulty they usually replace it foc....they done me a deal on a coil too so hopefully will be running at the weekend...
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    rl250 cdi

    evening guys ive been busy with other road bikes for a while but have just picked up a late 76 early 77 beamish... i have no spark generator is kicking out voltage. so i figure cdi unit is U S or coil pack does anyone know any coil test readings but im leaning towards cdi unit....so... does anyone have any links to tests/repairs for them..? sorry for any typos im using a tiny phone at the moment
  6. Cheers that answers that
  7. Just a follow up to my other post Does anyone know if fantic engine and frame numbers usually match..or are they like the old honda units and normally miles out
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    fantic tx7 longshot

    It's an option I can see the engine number clear as day...do fantic bikes usually have matching frame and engine numbers?
  9. Righty hoe.. I know I won't be doing many sections on this .. But I now have this bike it does have a number plate and shows on the dvla website last taxed 2001... Does any one know where the fame number should be .so I can fill out a v62 I know it's a long shot but any info would be good ..The frame is pretty pickled so it's not obvious Thanks in advance
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    Matchless G3

    Well ...compression was good so I thought what have I to loose.. Freed everything off ...carb is spotless...flushed engine ...Everything doing what it should...snapped plug of flush????bugger... Head off got that sorted ....magneto just sent off tonight for rebuild as it was dead as a dodo ...so hopefully good to go when it comes back... Does anyone have a tatty seat they don't want...probably a single sprung job would do ..nothing to clean!
  11. I will send a v62 form to dvla but they will have to check against the vin number But I'm not to hopefully on that. ..
  12. Getting a v5 is generally not a problem. Getting an mot is pretty staight forward... But getting a dating letter for the correct year registration number is the biggy. Normally a letter from yamaha or vjmc will do but because this is a lower made special frame I may need another route... It will help though as it does have a frame number so it's just finding a reference dvla will accept
  13. Decision made.. The bike is going to be rust-ord.. I'm going to leave what I can as is but get it mechanically sound..shouldn't be to bad as it is in pretty good shape and mostly there to begin with. So here are some questions if you can help.. I want to get a v5 so will need a dating certificate from a recognised group. ..has anyone done this with ? Will yamaha or vjmc be able to do this...or is there another alley. And I'm gonna need rear shocks any ideas as to the best route..probably more green lane than competition. ..but I do want somthing that is period looking And what rear silencer would be suited Thanks in advance
  14. I will check it out and see if it's nickled under the paint. .. Is there a preference clutch cable for these bikes
  15. Well its easy when you know how...
  16. Is it as simple as October 81? Can't be!!!!!
  17. Also how can I set this so I am alerted to reply automatically. .I have to keep checking in... I'm are there's a real simple answer to that one
  18. Well tonight I looked at the clutch..the lever end was solid...a bit of plus gas and it freed of...it's abit rough but at least it now works.. I also took the carb off and that was a right mess but everything finally cleaned up... Fresh fuel and fluids..etc Half a dozen kicks and it's running sweet as a nut.. A couple of questions The kick start lever will only return half way and is sloppy from this point..I guess the return spring has either come out of its stay or worse broke....it has a very short bungee on it which was obviously put on it to hold it up...so has been like it for some time And also should it have a rear silencer ....it looks like the pipe is kicked in to the tyre ...i have heard that was done sometimes to blast any loose mud off .... And next question... Any idea on model and year on this ... Thanks ks again
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    Matchless G3

    I totally agree..it would be a fun bike.. But I am in the middle of a couple of other restorations that have merged into rebuilds.. And this is a big project and it won't get time for a good while.. I will have a good look over the weekend and decide which way to go... It really needs someone with a shed full of spares to sling at it..
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    Matchless G3

    Thanks for that..as I thought not a trials... Has a nice look to it though.. Probably leave as is and let someone else have the fun of sorting it Thanks again
  21. Well that did surprise me... Any other way of identifying it..any particular parts...frame numbers etc... It is pretty ropey the rain made it look fairly ok Good news is engine is free and smooth with good comp.. Clutch is jammed solid but Ive not looked any further than pulling the lever.. I must say it's quite a nice looking bike.. I will try and get some better pics soon.. Here's a few in the garage
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    Matchless G3

    Picked this up with the little yamaha just now Believe it's a g3... Not sure if it is a trials model but it is in trials trim The rain makes it look better than it is Any ideas on correct id
  23. I picked this up a few hours ago... I don't think it's a majesty but does have some obvious parts fitted The rain does believe it or not make it look better Anyways over to you guys...
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    Oil Ratio

    Oh yeah forgot to mention that castrol a747 smells good too
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