The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Mike H » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:18 pm

Yes I have a Renault and it's quite common on them that the cambelt kit includes some other bits that also need to be replaced. For example on mine the water pump is part of the kit and it is not designed to last longer than the belt.
 
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by pre65 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:12 pm

When I worked at a Citroen garage it was not uncommon to find weeping water pumps when doing a timing belt change. Needless to say we recommended customers to have it (the water pump) replaced whilst it was easy to get at.

We only ever fitted timing belt kits complete with tensioners.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Mike H » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:27 pm

Quite so, the bearings (and seals in the case of the water pump) are pretty much clapped out when the belt is. If someone reuses an old tensioner, not unknown for it to develop a lean because the bearing has packed up, then the belt slides off...
 
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Mike H » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:51 pm

Anyhoo, back to motorbikes...

Mystery object of the week...
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by pre65 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:07 pm

A container for your "flashing" gear ? :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by pre65 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:07 pm

A container for your "flashing" gear ? :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 pm

Its a Ural/Zippo motorcycle accessory, a flip-top fag lighter disguised as a pannier.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Mike H » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:18 pm

@ Phil: yeah pretty much. :D Anything like that.

@ Dave: nice, but no cigar. :D

It's for storing all my itty bitty odds and s0ds, there's a carrier bag full of the stuff.

It's commonly called an "ammo box" and this is where I want to fit it (where it normally would go)
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:52 pm

I'm getting the barrel on the 1960 RE Bullet rebored. I always wondered how it was done.

Now I know.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by pre65 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:22 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:52 pm
I'm getting the barrel on the 1960 RE Bullet rebored. I always wondered how it was done.

Now I know.
Could you not get an oval piston for it ? :lol:
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by thomas » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:52 pm
I'm getting the barrel on the 1960 RE Bullet rebored. I always wondered how it was done.

Now I know.

Well that cheered me up! I particularly liked the 'honing paste' he used.....

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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:26 am

pre65 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:22 pm

Could you not get an oval piston for it ? :lol:
Unobtainable I'm told.....in true Ichiban Moto style I'm making my own.....
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Well that cheered me up! I particularly liked the 'honing paste' he used.....
Heheh, thought you might. There's some really really funny 'how to's on that pootube channel.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:35 am

Dunnit, vroom vroom vroom!

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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by pre65 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:25 am

It's looking good Dave, well done. :)
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Post by jack » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:37 am

Most impressive!

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