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Edward Pickering

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sat May 11, 2013 10:09 pm

No the rollers aren't cheap but stops dad injuring himself again.

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PostSubject: New Builds - Learners   Tue May 14, 2013 6:55 pm

I had a lot of stick when I first went to a meeting with rollers, like, if you can't push start it you are too old to ride it, if it won’t start with a push there is something wrong with it. There were other less kind comments, but more people have them for small bikes, especially old blokes like me. If they ever start running push start races for Bantams and TZ Yamahas I will not be entering. Some of the best money I have ever spent.
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PostSubject: You are right Ted...   Wed May 15, 2013 3:29 am

You are right Ted! Bluddy Bump-Start was awfuk! With the Bantam not so bad but the ABS 250 with a Dykes ring and dragging clutch (before Andy got the Greeves Goody) meant frequent bumping on TDC: -- by two steps the drag had got the piston to TDC and that meant having to start all over again by which time the whole Grid had vanished. Remember the routine? Pull backward on compression, then clutch lever into pulled into the handlebar and pray there´d be no drag. That Greeves clutch was a marvel: when de-clutched the engine was free and when engaged never slipped -- and the ABS being 5 gears with bags of torque there wasn´t the Bantam necessity to slip the clutch all the time.

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed May 15, 2013 11:07 pm

Starting rollers are a cracking investment. I had mine fabricated by a retired friend who "likes a challenge". He amalgamated an old starter motor from a farm tractor, old bantam crankshaft bearings, sprockets and chains from e-bay and scrap steel sections from his yard into a heavy duty gizmo that packs a serious punch. All tailor made to suit the Bantam / Ducati rear tyre section. Purloined the battery from the missus' car and in return she got a new one! Instant Brownie points scored...

When you have a gravel drive and nowhere to bump start at home, its as essential as the spanners in the toolkit.

At a race meeting, especially if parked up on grass, it's part of the support team that doesn't need plying with beer. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Thu May 16, 2013 10:22 am

I can follow on your point there Chris - friend of mine too has done something similar like that, but has got a moped 50cc rear end which includes the engine mounted in a simple box-style metal frame welded up with the moped wheel on the end. Put one and one together and you have your rollers right there! Bit dangerous mind... Ingenious however!

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:07 am

The rollers are really useful at home, last time we tried bump starting at home the bike escaped and drove up the trailer and car.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:24 am

Good Afternoon all,

Probably a long shot but does anyone have a under plug temp sensor for a Mychron 3/4 for sale?

Kind Regards


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:34 am

hi Ed
can not help with that, but if you find out let me know, as I have one of those, never new you could link up

there are plenty on ebay I use a real cheap item it works very well

cheers Derek
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PostSubject: head temp   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:00 am

hi ed, yeah think i could do with some kind of head temp sensor, £120+ vat for  a wiseco piston is becoming a really painfull experiance...race fuel? well about half a mouth full is about my consumption... jogging up the road pushing the weekly shopping trolley fully kitted out would be a better form of testing from my experience:joker: jocolor at least my heart would be racing......lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:48 am

120+ vat seems too much for a wiseco piston , where are you getting them?
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PostSubject: wiseco piston   Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:14 am

evening dan, last one came from america, got stung on the delivery, inport duty and handling charge from courier company.. affraid the wossner cost £98.. locally
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:35 am

Have you heard of Vic Eastwood's I'm swanley Kent , thet had ts185 pistons on tje shelf, think I payed about 70
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:30 am

Good Evening All,

Does anyone know if there is electric hook Ups at Lydden?

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:47 am

Yes there is edd on the first 3 levels only I think
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:29 pm

Cheers Ian, much appreciated.

Kind Regards


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:51 am

Good evening all,

Apologies for the delay but me and dad would like to thank the following people who popped by or offered advice at Lydden: Tom Miller, Tony Davis, Chris Bennion, Ian Scutt, Ned Quirey, Ted Smith, Alan Brown,Mick Potter and Dan Sofield.

Apologies if I have missed anyone, people come and find you as they want to help.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:52 pm

Good Morning All,

Can anyone tell me where to get the insert that goes in the fuel cap or do you get them made?

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:57 am

Hi Edd do you mean fuel tank breather valve ?
I use to get them from m&p but I don't think they do them anymore
but you could try demon tweeks or the pit bike type which you can get on ebay
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:44 am

Hi Robbie,

That's the thing, sorry for the bad description.

I will try those places.

Kind Regards


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:25 am

Edward Pickering wrote:
Hi Robbie,

That's the thing, sorry for the bad description.

I will try those places.

Kind Regards


Eddie

Hi Ed

I got mine from Harris remember buying 2 and giving one to Tom think they were about £12 have a look on James filler cap.

Also good to see you at Lydden enjoyed coming over for a natter, good luck with sorting the bike, hoping to be at least parading something next year;) 

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:18 am

Hi Tony,

Thanks for the info, will try them aswell. Was good to have a chat at Lydden and watch the bikes. Be good to see you out parading.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:49 am

Art Mick Potter,

I have sent you a pm ref the brakes.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:40 am

Good Evening All,

May sound like a silly question but does anyone have any ideas/suggestions on the best way/route for the clutch cable to offer least resistance.

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:57 am

Just wanted to say a big thank you to Mick Potter for sorting out our front brake.

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Eddie & Malcolm
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:02 am

what did he do Ed, can you tell us or is it a secret.

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