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    AJS & Matchless.

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    Teesside. NE England.
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  1. Fit it on the side that has the retaining arm fitting, which needs to be in TENSION, NOT COMPRESSION.
  2. As your bike is only a year old I would start by checking another bike of the same age, also check at a dealer. You couldn't misalign by that amount through two clamps let alone three! I suspect Sherco have found a cheap solution to a problem! How does it ride? If it's good don't worry about it. Dick.
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    Tank liner

    I sealed my steel tank on my '53 AJS a lot of years ago & it's been right ever since. I remember the sealant came from Wyldes of Leeds, think it was called Flowliner. Been excellent. Dick.
  4. I had polished stainless fitted by John Smith on my AJS. So easy to clean & looking good years later. Never regretted the extra cost. Dick.
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    Scott

    What's happened to Doug Lampkin? Not riding?
  6. Get ye-self to Alt-Berg in Richmond, North Yorks & get a pair of boots made to measure with a waterproof membrane, Sympatex I believe they use. I got a pair in 2000, had 'em resoled in 2016 for 55 quid. My feet have been comfy & dry since 2000! Dick.
  7. Fully synthetic from Stihl (which I use in my chainsaws) is fine in my mates 1927 Scott Squirrel. It's been drinking it for about 20 years, doesn't smoke, & goes like hell. Very much a ridden bike not a polished one. Seen him doing 70/80 many times. Can't quote a ratio as he has a Pilgrim Pump on it. Dick.
  8. Turbo, what is a Festiva? Never heard of it! Fiesta-yes. Got a pic?
  9. Can you get the Citroen Berlingo Multispace (estate), or Renault or Peugeot equivalent, in the states? I have a '67 model 1.6 diesel (runs on Ad Blue) that gives 60 mpg average & that includes occasional towing with an 8' x 5' box trailer. My mate has the Berlingo van (double road tax in UK for vans) & carries a 500 Norton trials bike in the back. Remove one of the back seats from the estate & getting a modern trials bike in should be no problem. Averaging 60 mpg (OK I do drive gently but I'm not mean) I can't go wrong. Dick.
  10. Bottom line is: if ye boots are made of leather they will need treating! If not the leather will crack & split! They need to be clean & dry when treated. No use applying treatment to mud! I got a pair from Alt Berg at Richmond with their Sympatex membrane (on par with Gore Tex from experience) in 2000, they failed in 2016 when the sole came off, resoled by Alt Berg for 55 quid. I am now back to riding, standing in becks etc with perfectly dry feet. They do made to measure which is probably cheaper than some of the supposedly big names! I use their leather grease regularly, it's good & it works. How many people have waterproof 18 year old boots? Only downside to boots with a waterproof membrane is when ye do fill 'em with water they take ages to dry out. Dick.
  11. Roy Bacon's book shows brake diameters of 6 1/2", 7" & 8" for road bikes, 6 1/2" & 7" for the comp bikes & 5 1/2 " for trials bikes. Not easy to judge the sizes in a pic. They probably pinched a lighter hub off something with brake drum on other side. All sorts of strange things happened in those days. Dick.
  12. The pic's show the two bolt flange on the adapter is not vertical as it would be on a flanged tow bar. Check the fitting, hard to believe it's been made that badly as it looks good.
  13. This is the one I use, small, light, tapered edges, cheap & two minutes for the glue to dry if applied thinly. Get 'em from a cycle shop. I always carry two tubes as well. Message me if ye stuck, I'll send one to the IoM for ye, I'me a bit nearer than you are. Dick.
  14. Ye spoilt for choice now Turbo, get experimenting. Let us know the results. Dick.
  15. Just checked it on the Web, I'm sure that's the one I used & it's been in a lot of years. I wasn't aware of the Bio Rust product but think I would be trying that if I had another one to do. Sounds a lot easier than shaking a petrol tank.
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