lee harris Posted September 14, 2006 Report Share Posted September 14, 2006 Whilst at the 2-day Dartmoor Trial this weekend (great trial, thanks to Bill Hartnell and his helpers!) I swapped one of my Fantic 200s for clean looking 325 Beamish. Maybe a bad move from a competitivness (?) standpoint but nostagia said I needed a Beamish as I trashed the rearframe loop of my mates 250 back in 1979 using a hard place and 3rd gear! This one has no rear loop to trash! It has the black engine and I think ist an 81 model. Although it looks clean it would not pull the skin from a rice pudding. The owner said it woz once owned by Nigel Birkett (are you reading this?) and had been converted to 370 using an AJS piston?? I think a ty 80 has more power! It will just about lift the front wheel in first, where is the 24 bhp? It looks std apart from a WES silencer. It rattles alot and the owner said it was the fins with no rubber spacers! He had supposedly fitted a new ring. I have an original barrrel,anyone know the max OD before a rebore is necessary? Where can I get a piston , std or oversize? Are conrod kits available also? I have used 0,25mm oversize piston also which doesnt look too bad although if I am gonna pay for a new engine, I would really like a NEW one! Anyone know wot alternative parts can be used? If I have a barrel for a fantic rechromed, I know the clearances needed (0,03mm) and the plating is done to fit the piston. If I rebore the std barrel, what clearance do I need to let it run ok without too much rattlin? (0,04mm?) I am not expecting this lump to perform like one of my 240 or 300 fantics, but I feel cheated!!!!My TY 250 from 76 ist bags more powerful. Would a 250 flywheel wizz things up abit? Comments and help desperately needed....Also your feedback or comparison of the 325 would be great. Cos if this is as good as it gets, I Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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