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Edward Pickering

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:54 am

Good Evening Derek,

No secret, he has very kindly rebuilt our front brake rather than me and dad making a complete hash of it.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:30 am

Good Evening All,

So what's the best hp figures seen from a 125 & 175 race bike?

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:35 pm

Good Morning All,

In an attempt to raise the seat position for dad on the bike would you suggest raising it underneath by way of spacers or add more foam to the seat itself?


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Add foam Ed, its easier to make changes up ot down on a race day
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:17 am

an enema may help Ed !!

tell him to try one of those, but I think it depends on how young or brutal the nurse is !! lol
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:36 am

Cheers for that Mike.

Derek I will let dad know your suggestion......


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:18 pm

Good Morning all,

What's peoples opinion on rear suspension size/height. Is there an average that will be a good base start?

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:08 pm

Good Morning All,

Does any one have any advice on what is the minimum/ideal to have in a "spares kit" for a race meeting/weekend?

Also has anyone taken the new acu two part test?

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:03 pm

Trevor,

this is what i was trying to describe.

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:33 am

Hi Ed your shocks look like std bantam d7-d175 units with the shrouds
cut off? I'm guessing being 50 odd years old them would need replacing
But I would go for the same length between centres and give your shock
suppier the inclination of unit and you weight. Hagons are good but don't
do a linear spring rate, NJB do a good pair of shocks but are hard(? I'm
guessing) to adjust - I saw ted with spring compressers...
Both are a sensible price and if I was you I would run them upside down!

Hope this helps and gets you out at sunny Anglesey ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:11 am

Good Evening Mike,

The shocks are out of the shock box and purely put on for moving around and checking the top shock mounts as I think one is twisted.

We did have a set of njb shocks on order but they currently aren't making any, will phone Hagon and hopefully get it sorted.

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PostSubject: New Builds - Learners   Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:51 am

The ideal spares kit is a spare bike sorry several spare bikes. Many years ago I said to Spider “how can you go racing with so few spares” his reply was “I do what everyone else dose if I an’t got one I go to Smiffy he brings everything”. That’s why I had a long wheelbase Transit and not the firms van with all my work stuff in.
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PostSubject: New Builds - Learners   Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:54 am

Hagon was good. I can only say WAS GOOD. If it was the last place to buy things I would go without or make them.
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PostSubject: Yamaha Spares   Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:58 pm

Hi Folks
As you probably aware I am in serious deliberations about building my own bike.
Currently sourcing parts / prices etc.

As I can see from the build info Yamaha parts are often used.
In the link below is a firm not far from my work place, very helpful and Mail order.
I am not sure if they will be of any use to you guys, but the info is here.

http://yambits.co.uk
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:47 am

Pete Tuke wrote:
Hi Folks
As you probably aware I am in serious deliberations about building my own bike.
Currently sourcing parts / prices etc.

As I can see from the build info Yamaha parts are often used.
In the link below is a firm not far from my work place, very helpful and Mail order.
I am not sure if they will be of any use to you guys, but the info is here.

http://yambits.co.uk

To Quote Ted if Yam bits was the last place on earth to buy parts 'I'd sell the Yam and buy a Honda' in my experience total pee about merchant
sent the wrong stuff and was poor at the least for comunication. Went to Allens in the end took me a while to get my money back!
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:41 am

I have had dealings with both Hagons and Yambits
with no problems whatsoever and I would use them
again. Reasonable prices too..
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:55 am

Good Afternoon All,

Does anyone have any advice/pictures on the best way to modify the seat loop, is there a max length to cut off or leave before the shock mounts and best places to brace any strength in?



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PostSubject: New Builds - Learners   Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:46 am

I have always cut them off just behind the unit mounts and then braced the frame with the seat mounting. It is worth considering where you want the seat to suit your high. You want to be covetable on the bike if you can be. The bars can be extended forward for taller riders.
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:05 pm

Good Morning All,

Thank you for the info Ted.

Dad and myself wanted to say a big thank you to all the people who came and gave advice and help at Anglesey (Especially Alan) with trying to get the bike to run right and out.

Was nice to chat to alot in the bar also, always a nice bunch of people, glad I wore my bantam racing beanie as it was a little cold at times!

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Eddie & Malcolm
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