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jon v8

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    AJS,James J9,BSA,TY

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  1. jon v8

    Bultaco yokes

    I have a pair of yoke from a 1974 325 if that is any help. Also a complete engine and gearbox,pair of hubs and a tank / seat unit.
  2. You can order the RR books from here; http://www.ratiopublishing.co.uk/ Dave, ( RR ) and his wife Lisa are very good friends, his books are top notch as already stated - And I'm not just saying that cos they are great mates...
  3. That nurse has a point,we all have our own opinion.During lockdown #1 we had literally hundreds of "new" cyclists riding up and down our lane.Virtually naked in their lycra gear only their head generally protected by a flimsy cycle helmet.(More than 4 foot away from their brain by the way many rode) Compared to the protection we have when we ride,in no other traffic or in a small group, I think many of them were in a far more risky situation. (Bit of a dig at the council because of the huge potholes in our lane...)
  4. I don't see what the fuss is, trials can be run in a Covid safe manner,both ACU and AMCA are issuing permits outside of Lockdown - Which is all that is stopping us at the moment. During recent conversations with the AMCA it is quite clear that they want to do things properly,mainly concerning social distancing in the car park area. If the Lockdown is removed at the beginning of December we have every intention of running our next Ashwicke Classic trial on the 13th. Yes, it will be a bit different, but still a trial to ride - It could be worse,no trials is rubbish. The trials I have ridden in covid safe mode have been fine,the measures taken have been no big deal.
  5. I would also suggest using two in the rear wheel and one in the front. It can be difficult to stop tyres moving on the rim on some bikes,my AJS rigid uses Dunlop chromed rimes and IRC rear tyres are very keen to move on them. I cut a section of a worn out tyre to use on the rim to see how well the rimlock could clamp the tyre. Some rimlocks are a waste of space,the ones I have now seem much better,but for the life of me I can't remember what make they are...
  6. I was hoping have my DT250 over there to leave at my brothers place by now.Cov19 has put a damper on that for now... He used to live in Fuseta, but he has now bought a place just outside Moncarpacho - Monkers as they call it... I'll get it sorted out there once the travelling is easier.
  7. Electrex World ignition can be difficult to set or check with a strobe, some strobe lamps get confused with them,my Snap On one did when I was sorting out my sons D14/4 Bantam. The boss of EW told me that strobing could be difficult with his system. It was a couple of years back now,but I seem to remember there are two firing events per rotation,so there is a spark as well near BDC. The strobe would jump between the two events,making it difficult to see what was happening. I'd be inclined to set it as per the EW instructions and see how it runs.
  8. Does your gearbox contain the C15T gear cluster, this will make quite a difference to what gearbox and rear sprocket you need. The 18 tooth crank sprock it is a good start if you are not doing any road work.
  9. jon v8

    Stuck Float?

    You have effected a temporary repair,the kind to enable you to finish a trial. There is no way I would leave it like that - Something caused the float to stick,most likely will do it again. Nothing worse than a badly maintained bike playing up during a trial.
  10. jon v8

    Stuck Float?

    Under current circumstances most people should be able to find time for a carb strip and clean. It couldn't hurt.
  11. Buy them both ! Then you can work out which you like best. Keep them both or sell one if you don't like it,as said they are both well made and reliable bikes. I had an early RL and loved the way the engine would pull right down to nothing,as my TY250 does now.I always find the 175 a bit revvy,but people do very well on them. I was sort of joking when I said buy them both,but actually it would be a nice way to work out whats best for you.
  12. Well I ride most weekends and wear them on the road too. I also play / practice during the week too. I just noticed a wet foot one day whilst walking a Dartmoor river section... It didn't bother me and I've bought another pair exactly the same since,I like them.The new ones and the knee length Sealskinz keep me dry and comfy.
  13. Which are waterproof for about a year,but they are good boots anyway.
  14. I'll carry on enjoying warm dry feet,even if my bloody Goretex jacket leaks...
  15. Yes, they do work. I hate having cold, wet feet. sealskinz stop that happening.
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