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by P.I. Staker
17 Sep 2021 09:30
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 14
Views: 6781

Re: Engine stand

Cheapest option is a used car tyre. Will hold steady at just about any angle and also very good for transporting engines in the rear of a car.
by P.I. Staker
18 May 2021 16:53
Forum: The 500
Topic: Dust Seal in Rear Caliper
Replies: 4
Views: 3425

Re: Dust Seal in Rear Caliper

The dust seal does need some form of positive location to both piston and calliper. It is a bit of a bodge, but if you are determined to use them and want to use silicone, then it would pay to use high temp sealant. Are the old seals ok or repairable?
by P.I. Staker
15 May 2021 08:17
Forum: Prototypes
Topic: 500 Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 13145

500 Turbo

by P.I. Staker
10 May 2021 17:26
Forum: X-Cape
Topic: First (?) Italian Road Test
Replies: 9
Views: 8459

Re: First (?) Italian Road Test

Perhaps they should re-name this to either "Bandit" or "fury" They seem to be using BSA for inspiration on this one.
by P.I. Staker
04 May 2021 11:31
Forum: Bikes and bits for sale
Topic: Priceless Unobtainium Unearthed!
Replies: 16
Views: 8830

Re: Priceless Unobtainium Unearthed!

Unfortunately, as the parts become more scarce the price goes up. Won't be long now before anything pre Euro3 is banned from the roads. The powers that be, won't be worried about a few Insignificant classic bikes. In about ten or fifteen years, the marketplace is going to be flooded with the near w...
by P.I. Staker
03 May 2021 11:39
Forum: General motorcycling topics
Topic: paint colours
Replies: 2
Views: 5348

Re: paint colours

I know this is an old post, but it might be worth going to Refinish systems in Yeovil on your Strada. They will be able to match from the bike. And the aerosols they supply are far superior to the orange peel crap from Halfords.
by P.I. Staker
14 Apr 2021 16:11
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Front brake calliper pistons (stainless steel)
Replies: 6
Views: 4009

Re: Front brake calliper pistons (stainless steel)

Sorry if this sounds a bit rude, but I hope Stevie Wonder turned those for nothing and gave you the material. I personally would not use them myself. Although in reality, they would probably work but there is the potential for them to weep. I would ask for you money back, or get them to remake them ...
by P.I. Staker
22 Aug 2020 12:02
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: New member intro and 1984 350 K2 questions/reveal!
Replies: 41
Views: 21533

Re: New member intro and 1984 350 K2 questions/reveal!

Or alternatively heat the nuts avoiding the the stud with a lead burning torch using a small jet, get them glowing to cherry red and you will find each one will turn quite easily.
by P.I. Staker
27 Jun 2020 17:35
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Clutch cover
Replies: 0
Views: 1773

Clutch cover

Does anyone have a spare clutch cover (that screws onto the engine casing) that they would be willing to sell?
by P.I. Staker
23 Jun 2020 17:14
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: tank hook
Replies: 5
Views: 3685

Re: tank hook

I would have thought that providing there is no contact between the frame and tank it would probably be held in place by the seat. You may find in use that where the seat rubs against the back of the tank, the paint may wear off a little quicker. I would also make sure that whatever you use as a pad...
by P.I. Staker
22 Jun 2020 21:17
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Starter Relay - no longer required!
Replies: 12
Views: 6680

Re: Starter Relay

Worth stripping down, you may just find it needs a bit of a clean up internally.
by P.I. Staker
22 Jun 2020 15:50
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: tank hook
Replies: 5
Views: 3685

Re: tank hook

I have a tank that resembles a colander, but the band retainer is ok. You are welcome to it for free. Trouble is I am down in Devon. I normally come up to Kirby Stephen quite a lot, but for obvious reasons, that isn't happening at the moment. If you can hang on for a bit, I should be able to get it ...
by P.I. Staker
14 May 2020 21:34
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Exhaust collets
Replies: 11
Views: 6474

Re: Exhaust collets

So basically it is probably easier to make some up on a lathe
by P.I. Staker
14 May 2020 20:29
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Exhaust collets
Replies: 11
Views: 6474

Exhaust collets

Does anyone have a pair of 350 exhaust collets that they would be willing to sell?
by P.I. Staker
24 Apr 2020 17:43
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Left Hand Cover.
Replies: 13
Views: 7171

Re: Left Hand Cover.

If you know a friendly plumber or have access to a lead burning/welding kit. This seems to work very well, by applying high localised heat to the nuts to the point of getting them cherry red in colour. Every one on my bike came off without a problem and it had been standing in a leaking shed for yea...