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by robjameson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: why Li-ion batteries are no good for motorcycles
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: why Li-ion batteries are no good for motorcycles

Lithium batteries are a great idea on modern bikes where space is a premium, you get excellent CCA vs size and there is a huge weight advantage over AGM batteries. You do need to care for them properly and leave them on a trickle charger. On a classic bike with no electric leg and very little to pow...
by robjameson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Long shot parts
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: Long shot parts

Bump
by robjameson
Thu May 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain

I have had this happen on timing chains before. I have put it down to bent teeth on the cam or magneto sprockets. Sprockets unlimited suggested a few years ago using a chain which is wider (as the traditional size timing chain is no longer available from a quality manufacturer), and the extra width ...
by robjameson
Mon May 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FERCing final drive chain
Replies: 1
Views: 343

FERCing final drive chain

I purchased a new final drive chain at stafford as my old one has got to the end of its adjustment. 100 links as quoted, and when I fit the new chain, it is towards the end of its adjustment! When I counted the links on the old chain, I discovered that I had a half link in the chain, so I was runnin...
by robjameson
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Classic Bike Insurance : A Rant.
Replies: 16
Views: 6462

Re: Classic Bike Insurance : A Rant.

I have just received my renewal from peter James, up an extra £6 from last year. Small change really, but 7 years ago, it was £80. Perhaps I’m just a tight git, but in my opinion, insurance should go down not up - unless you claim.

Are peter James still the best bet?
by robjameson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rear brake cable.
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Rear brake cable.

Shame, I always like the simple answers!

Have you tried JJ cables from Warwickshire? They should have all the info you need. Their number is 01926651470
by robjameson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rear brake cable.
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Rear brake cable.

Lee, forgive the stupid question, but have you made sure the brake shoes are correctly adjusted on the fulcrum adjuster?

It’s surprising how much of a difference it makes, but I do know others who have missed that.
by robjameson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 302
Views: 30822

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

I sympathise, due to an administrative error, my wedding anniversary coincides with the April Stafford show. Usually I can get away with it if the anniversary falls mid week, but this year I’m buggered!
by robjameson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rebuilt 1939 VH wet sumping
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Rebuilt 1939 VH wet sumping

I had this happen to me on a late VH, as I was cleaning it to sell. Presumably the bike knew I was selling it so decided to act up. You haven’t threatened it have you Alan? Actually what I found was some detritus had unseated the ball valves on the oil pump, and in a couple of weeks it completely we...
by robjameson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 1954 red hunter parts wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: 1954 red hunter parts wanted

I have a slightly rusty exhaust pipe for a ‘54 VH, I also have a silencer which is shiny but rattles like hell because the baffle has dropped.

If you wish to PM me I will happily send photos.

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