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  1. What you say is true, done properly there is normally no problem as excess compounds tend to stay in place. The Hylomar sets to a very rigid state and any excess breaks off sending hard bits in to circulation. No great problem on a two-stroke as they either get chewed up in the transmission or disappear out the exhaust. Perhaps it's now packaged in a tube with a dispenser that enables a thin bead to be deployed but thirty years ago it was like dealing with toothpaste😊
  2. Not relevant to the Villiers, but just in case anyone is tempted to use the above mentioned Blue Hylomar elsewhere. Many years ago it seemed to be the answer to the head gasket problem on my Guzzi Monza and indeed it sealed well. Then I read about a Honda that had died because excess Hylomar had broken off and choked the oil filter. I checked and mine was heading that way so I used it up on things where this would not be an issue.
  3. NIH study showed that Covid-19 survives on cardboard for up to 24 hours, on plastic (eg punch cards in this context) up to three days. Don't be too optimistic, the common cold is a covid virus apparently and they've been trying, and failing, to find a vaccine for that for a very long time indeed.
  4. You are correct in as much as just about every British manufacturer had a trials model in their range at some point, albeit not much more than a road bike with a high exhaust etc. Enduro events were being run in the USA in at least the 1940s, but, like trials, evolved and became what we knew in the 1970s. I thoroughly recommend "The Golden Age of Enduros" by Piet W Boonstra.
  5. It is possible that the old one had been shortened during its life so it's not foolproof to uses the same number of links. Best to do as Cleanorbust suggests.
  6. At that age it was probably registered at the time. It may be that you can trace the number using the frame number with DVLA?
  7. It's going back forty years right enough but I don't recall any tools beyond a flywheel puller and a C15 gear pinion to lock the primary drive. The nearest I had to a splitting tool was a soft-faced hammer. All done with the assistance of a two page article in TMX News. Them wis the days🙂
  8. Whoever would have thought that giving the plates in a clutch more space to free off would stop drag?
  9. My feeling is that we won't be back in action for a very long time - well beyond the period that fuel stabiliser is claimed to work. I can't entertain stripping the road bike down so will just have to hope the stabiliser does the job there. However, I did spend ten minutes or so removing all traces of petrol from the tank and injection system on the 4RT. It was not a difficult job.
  10. When TRS first appeared there was a video of the factory showing lots of grease being applied, for what that's worth. Accessing the areas you mention on a new and therefore clean bike in order to check, and to grease all the threads you can get at, should not take long, as you will know from previous experience. It's what I would do with any make. I think Nigel is a bit optimistic; I doubt there is the profit margin on a trials bike for a dealer to be to be stripping it to check.
  11. Have a look at the SACU Regs
  12. And replaced free of charge when worn out - the ideal footwear for the trials rider😊
  13. Fan is not controlled by time but temperature and will come on at whatever engine speed it is thus triggered.
  14. Use the bike! The only way to get rid of the build up of gunk is to get the bike nice and hot. Or take the exhaust apart and clean it out (not always so easy).
  15. Opinions on the effectiveness of Sealskinz vary in both the motorcycling and cycling communities. I've never taken the gamble of spending on Sealskinz but suggest you could do what cyclists do and put a poly bag over your sock. Okay it won't breathe but you're unlikley to have bone dry feet no matter what. Anyone remember PVC Sox?
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