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#1321 OFFLINE   UltraWomble

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

I can confirm that Brian Alpin is still alive well and hoarding the worlds supply of moped parts

 

In other nooz - ALDI bike stuff next week

https://www.aldi.co....:popular&page=0


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#1322 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

There is a bloke in Taunton who does bits for old French mopeds. He supplied me with pistons for the last batch of Motobecane's I brought over. His prices are about right and he can get pretty much anything as long as you aren't in a rush.


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#1323 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:05 PM

Class, I'd be interested to know how you get on with the 150 kit, which one did you go for?

Mines a 125 with the same pipe and it seems happiest with a 102 which is big according to internet wisdom, but they really do vary from bike to bike. In theory you should be in the 102-104 range, so defo start with the 104 or maybe even a 106 if you were feeling cautious. Take it super easy obvs and plug chop lots! Oh, and maybe check the ports are nicely chamfered on the kit. Apparently that kills lots of them.

What kit is an excellent question, I got it for £30 second hand on eBay (but looks unused).

Think it is a generic/LML "5 port".

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#1324 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:53 PM

Fixage abandoned for the night, the cylinder kit has no piston rings, and the head sheared off the big exhaust bolt.

 

Will be engine out to get the old exhaust off, therefore it's shifted right down my to-do list as I've a rusty Alfa to finish welding up and a Bandit to assemble before this can go in the garage for a stripdown.


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#1325 OFFLINE   strangeangel

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

Fixage abandoned for the night, the cylinder kit has no piston rings, and the head sheared off the big exhaust bolt.

 

Will be engine out to get the old exhaust off, therefore it's shifted right down my to-do list as I've a rusty Alfa to finish welding up and a Bandit to assemble before this can go in the garage for a stripdown.

 

Let's not forget that brace of TGB peds either ;)



#1326 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:30 PM

Let's not forget that brace of TGB peds either ;)

 

Quiet you! 

 

I can just about remember where your house is and I'm happy to make that problem your problem.


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Running the Great North Run 2017 for https://www.tommys.org/ - sponsor me please!

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#1327 OFFLINE   strangeangel

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:38 PM

In other nooz - ALDI bike stuff next week

https://www.aldi.co....:popular&page=0

 

Fuck me, the Kevlar jeans have gone up - the last two pairs I bought were £30!

 

The socks look suspiciously like the Aldi ski socks I bought a while back for about the same money; whatever, they are nice & warm and defo recommended at three quid a pair. The cheapo Crane base layers are good too.

 

The £9 bike covers are little better than a bin bag. Ask me how I know.



#1328 OFFLINE   strangeangel

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Posted Yesterday, 10:27 AM

RE Vespa tunage, my SIP road has turned up and I also have a 150 barrel kit to go on. I've not drilled the filter yet but will do when lobbing it all together.

What size main jet am I likely to need? I think the set I have is 96-104, should I start at 104 and work down via plug chops?

Cheerz.

 

Forgot to say, the good people here may be able to assist you with your quest for POWAH - they've always been a big help with my Old Vespa Problems.


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#1329 OFFLINE   LostnotFound

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Posted Yesterday, 04:14 PM

Fuck me, the Kevlar jeans have gone up - the last two pairs I bought were £30!

 

The socks look suspiciously like the Aldi ski socks I bought a while back for about the same money; whatever, they are nice & warm and defo recommended at three quid a pair. The cheapo Crane base layers are good too.

 

The £9 bike covers are little better than a bin bag. Ask me how I know.

 

I have to admit I've been keeping an eye on Aldi awaiting this to look at getting 'proper' gear. But the prices have gone up this year to the extent that it's not much more for brands if you shop around on sale so will probably join the scum and see what they look like in person rather than ordering online.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:39 PM

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My first proper bike run since breaking my leg last year was taking my 1995 GPz1100 for its MOT today. Followed by a spot of hooning around on the back roads in the sunshine  :-D . 

 

Possibly the only bike on the fleet that will get put through an MOT this year as there are new purchases incoming over the next month or so and a million ongoing jobs on most (all) of them. I've decided just to have one or two on the road for now and try to work through the fleet and deal with all the outstanding refurb/repair work one bike at a time. 


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#1331 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted Yesterday, 08:17 PM

i did similar today

 

 

 

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#1332 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted Yesterday, 10:24 PM

Me too, done 500 miles on the R1 over the last 3 days, it'll be due another rear tyre soon :(

sigs are shit, wgaf?


#1333 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted Yesterday, 10:24 PM

They released prices if the royal Enfield Himalayan yesterday

4.5 bags

I was gonna be all over it if the quality would be better ( gearbox and frame break issues)

So much for adv off road when the frame could fold like a cornflake box




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