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by simon.holyfield
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Front Forks Mk 1 Square Four
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: Front Forks Mk 1 Square Four

Couple of questions then, given that I have my SQ4 in service with original forks (including springs) but new bushes, and I have my FH forks on the bench: ⋅ Should I fit new springs to both? The SQ4 is pretty soft on the front... ⋅ Is the two way damping modification worthwhile?
by simon.holyfield
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cable swager thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 453

Re: cable swager thingy

One of the kitchen ones? Very handy aren't they. I used one for closing a spring end the other day, the flame is small and hot so you can soften one turn without ruining the temper on the whole spring. Actually, most of the cables on my bikes were soldered up with it. I stopped using it for that whe...
by simon.holyfield
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cable swager thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 453

Re: cable swager thingy

I used to use a blowtorch, until I realised how easy it is to overheat the wire.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sq4 MKI blown head gasket
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: Sq4 MKI blown head gasket

Those are in the worst place for spanner access aren't they. Have a look at the surfaces, make sure they are flat but I'd suspect a torque issue. I was amazed at how much mine loosened at the back.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cable swager thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 453

Re: cable swager thingy

Tidy swages those. I think I had better improve my swaging tool if this is the new standard!
by simon.holyfield
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Swingarm Frame Centre Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Wanted: Swingarm Frame Centre Stand

Drags had the feet at one time...
by simon.holyfield
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Rebuild Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: FH Rebuild Issues

Re. Seat studs - I'm thinking about fitting hinges on the oil tank side, to provide access under the seat without having to undo that bolt.

Early days yet though, my sons Honda is still on the bench...
by simon.holyfield
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Amal 4/038 Air Intake Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Amal 4/038 Air Intake Tube

Anyone got a spare bell mouth for my 275?
by simon.holyfield
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

I've stumbled across this one too. There may be a post on it from a few years ago. If I recall correctly, I do have an Ariel spanner that fits but it's not one from the toolkit in the parts list...

I'll have a search tomorrow.
by simon.holyfield
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SQ4 Sludge Trap - threadform and size?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: SQ4 Sludge Trap - threadform and size?

1/4" BSC I think. I may have some old ones, I'll have a look.

They are about 1/4" long, csk screws.

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