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by Mick D
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 38
Views: 678

Re: New club Facebook page

Hi I have benefitted from the use of the forum and try to reciprocate in a positive and helpful manner as I have restored several classic motorcycles and am currently restoring an FH. I have not joined the club because I don't see significant benefit in doing so and I baulk at the additional £10 for...
by Mick D
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 38
Views: 678

Re: New club Facebook page

Hi

Won't that affect the effectiveness of the forum as a repository of advice?

I'm with Simon - I refuse to use any of the social media apps

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Fuel Prservative
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: Fuel Prservative

Hi Thanks for expanding on your findings, they are certainly worth consideration but at this time I remain sceptical. Why does the pilot jet get coated with 'varnish' ? there is a miniscule amount of fuel at the jet and once this has evaporated no more deposition should take place. If I repeatedly d...
by Mick D
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Fuel Prservative
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: Fuel Prservative

if I won't ride a bike for longer than a week I drain the carburetor because of the resin-like film that forms in the pilot jet as the fuel evaporates. Hi Perhaps I'm lucky but I never bother to drain the carb - my theory being that if evaporation does leave a little residue it will be re-dissolved...
by Mick D
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: The new Project
Replies: 56
Views: 7850

Re: The new Project

Hi I bought one of these sets - it would have been less messy and is also good for many other applications http://wondermantools.co.uk/16-pc-piece-bearing-extractor-set-slide-hammer-inner-internal-blind-remover-pilot-bushes-puller/ I think I paid around £35 for the same set from the bay of E Regards...
by Mick D
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Huntmaster side stand spring
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Huntmaster side stand spring

Hi

This is mine:

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Regards Mick
by Mick D
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Fuel Prservative
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: Fuel Prservative

paul.jameson wrote:I use - nothing - which seems to work quite well since the bike always starts easily enough the following year.


Me too, Bikes start fine as do the lawn mower, hedge trimmer, strimmers, etc. - I regard these additives as snake oil.
by Mick D
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Clutch woes
Replies: 24
Views: 3342

Re: Clutch woes

Hi Bevan

Thanks for the clarification - if a replacement part is still available I'd just weld a tube to it, even if the nut is no longer available, a tube carefully tack welded would be removable with little evidence.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Clutch woes
Replies: 24
Views: 3342

Re: Clutch woes

You won't drill it It's as hard as, Balls run on it Nev Balls don't run on the nut do they? bouncing over the peening and removal instruction. Or have I misunderstood where the nut is? Do the balls bear on the under surface? the peening and damage to the visible surface would suggest its drillable....
by Mick D
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Clutch woes
Replies: 24
Views: 3342

Re: Clutch woes

Hi

Drill it in two places at 180 degrees from each other and fabricate a peg spanner to suit?

Tack weld a tube to it and use a tommy bar through the tube?

Regards Mick

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