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Messages - DEAN SOUTHALL

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Twins / Re: K2F Magneto repairs....Again
« on: 28 July, 2017, 17:22:52 »
I understand your frustration as I have been having the same problems with other work.
Try Armoto. I know they are busy too however.

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Singles / Re: B31 help
« on: 28 July, 2017, 17:09:36 »
Draganfly don't list a head gasket for the B31 so I am assuming it (oddly) doesn't use one. Sorry I can't be more definate (Julian will confirm one way or the other later I am sure).

Sounds like gudgeon pin grooves in the bore. Not a problem except for the pocket. If a re-bore won't remove them then a reline will and is readily available for around 120.

Good luck.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 18 July, 2017, 21:09:00 »
Thanks for the tips Mike. Its external and at the moment I'm thinking of getting a new tube threaded to replace the current one or, as you suggest, getting it metal sprayed and the thred re-cut.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 18 July, 2017, 17:41:03 »
Not intending to dampen your enthusiasm Mike but it took me three years to find a piston (any piston) for my Sloper. So be prepared for a long project!

PS anyone know who/how I can get the stripped headstock thread repaired on my Sloper >:(

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The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 17 July, 2017, 18:00:19 »
Found it now.
I'd want to look carefully as parts are getting scarce and expensive.
But in the end its what its worth to you. As with all restorations, it will cost a damned sight more than it will be worth!

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The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 17 July, 2017, 17:48:22 »
I can't find it on Ebay Mike but if it's all there and in decent condition then given classic price rises in recent years they are asking what I'd expect.
Indeed, if its road worthy and got V5 etc its not an outrageous price by today's standards

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Sidecars / Re: A bit in the side
« on: 14 July, 2017, 19:39:38 »
Roy, I suppose it depends on the weight you will be lugging. You can see how it goes and how long your clutch lasts and fit a smaller sprocket later if required.
Are you fitting heavier fork springs? I know they are available for teles but have not come across them for the girders on my sloper.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Richard Pawson
« on: 11 July, 2017, 17:21:57 »
Me and bike will be there for a last ride with Richard.

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Twins / Re: Small end problem
« on: 06 July, 2017, 18:05:38 »
I have had this problem in 2 A10s. The first one I ignored until it cost me an exploded engine. I had to sell the bike to pay off the cost of repairs. Many years on and I am more cautious and whipped the barrels off as soon as I heard the small end rattle.
I wonder if it is down to people not reaming the bush when they press a new one in, leading to it tightening up on the gudgeon pin?

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Singles / Re: C15 Timing
« on: 03 July, 2017, 13:10:18 »
Not doen a C15 but if its anything like the system for the twins it should be pretty straightforward as Julian says.
Ming you I have to laugh at the need to be within 1/2 a degree!
Calvin, if you are still stuck, give me a shout and I'l pop over and have a look.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Painting rims.
« on: 28 June, 2017, 15:42:32 »
Hi Dean :)

OK I'll ask her whats her email address.

Mike 8)
;D
its   irma-gonner@bloodybsas.omg

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Twins / Re: limited throttle
« on: 26 June, 2017, 13:19:50 »
First, double check throttle cable for snags or cable adjusters snagging when cable wiggled.
Its more likely though that the slide is tight in the carb bore and as the body heats up it binds the slide. Could be that the carb is slightly overtightened on the mounting flange. Try backing off the mounting nuts half a turn and see if it stops the slide sticking. If not then get the carb out and check for bore ovality.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Painting rims.
« on: 26 June, 2017, 08:47:57 »
I decided to go down that route a while ago. I got the wheels blasted just to make sure they were clean and to provide a key for the paint. I just used standard car spray paint but held some back for inevitable touch ups. No need to go overboard ..no not going for conkers. I'd get the tyres fitted by machine as mosu of the chips came when trying to get them on with levers.

Whatever you decide please, please do make sure you have cleaned the inside of the rim and checked for sharp rust or chrome flakes and fit a new rim tape. Ask my wife how much fun it is for the pillion when the corroded rim slices the inner tube at 60mph on a downhill stretch of a busy road  >:( :-[

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The Star and Garter / Re: Just got back.....
« on: 25 June, 2017, 19:43:34 »
Bryan, thanks for posting the photos.
Mark, it wasn't really that good, I was just hyping it up for the forum (there, does that make missing it feel any better) ;)
Sorry , I can't remember the route very well but am planning to get a copy form Giles so I can take my wife for a run in the car. We quite often take a drive round the area but we rode through areas and roads I'd not found before.
If poss I'll post it on here.

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The Star and Garter / Just got back.....
« on: 25 June, 2017, 15:33:40 »
...from a very enjoyable South Derbyshire Camp.  Nice campsite in the grounds of a very pleasant and welcoming pub with good food.
A lovely rideout on Saturday through some wonderful Derbyshire Dales countryside a pretty some villages. Good company and met old and made new friends. What more could you ask for.
Huge thanks to Mark and Giles for all the effort in making this such a succesful weekend. Giles preparation work in planning the ride-out route deserves special mention.

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