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by William
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: IMPORTANT news
Topic: STOLEN!
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

STOLEN!

STOLEN!!!! I have just returned from holiday to find that my Mt500 & 2 Norton commandos have been stolen from our farm (one commando thankfuly has already been recovered) As this forum is so small someone may see the bits for these being broken, below are the two most up to date pictures i have of t...
by William
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: Mt Touareg - Elec start into a 500 frame
Replies: 27
Views: 2798

Re: Mt Touareg - Elec start into a 500 frame

STOLEN!!!! I have just returned from holiday to find that my Mt500 & 2 Norton commandos have been stolen from our farm (one commando thankfuly has already been recovered) As this forum is so small someone may see the bits for these being broken, below are the two most up to date pictures i have of t...
by William
Mon May 06, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: My 4th MT
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: My 4th MT

Cleaning the joints prior to soldering, it makes for a stronger joint.
by William
Sun May 05, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: Mt Touareg - Elec start into a 500 frame
Replies: 27
Views: 2798

Re: Mt Touareg - Elec start into a 500 frame

After a few months of use the sprag has finally died. So after reading the long thread on here about maybe getting away with just swapping the spring i got to work taking it apart. Ive never had the clutch cover off on this bike as the nut is very chewed up. So it was heated up with the gas and give...
by William
Sun May 05, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: My 4th MT
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: My 4th MT

Well, its been a while and whilst my E/S mt is apart (sprag clutch related) i thought i would just try and get this going. So swapped the tank, carb float jet , kickstart and gear lever over. Then got down to fault finding, which resulted in me spending a long time with a multi-meter, soldering iron...
by William
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: My 4th MT
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: My 4th MT

The internal diameter was 40mm and the external diameter was the same as that of the carb which was 50mm ish. But just use the same external and internal as the carb that you intend to use. The inlet into the head was also 40ish mm so i think it should be less restrictive than the standard amal and ...
by William
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: My 4th MT
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: My 4th MT

Done a bit more this week, got the chain slipper on the swinging arm fitted, throttle cable made, and both chain guards fitted. Also made a speedo and kill switch bracket out of aluminium. Fitted all the oil pipework and filter and contemplated what else i need before i can fire it up. i came to the...
by William
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: My 4th MT
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: My 4th MT

Small update; The inlet manifold has been made up from a large washer and a piece of turned bar. They were then braised together checked to see if it would fit and then painted and refitted with hylomar as a bonding agent to ensure an airtight seal. If i had had the time to do it properly i would ha...
by William
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: My 4th MT
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: My 4th MT

The front end is from a cg 125 copy, i think it was a lifan 125, i think it will be strong enough and provide enough stopping power!
by William
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Bike rebuilds
Topic: My 4th MT
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: My 4th MT

Update, started getting it put together and discovered how many parts i lack . . . :( but on the plus side alot of the stuff i thought was scrap was serviceable. The rear brakeshoes had no abrasive material on them, but we had some rivet on ones, first the shoes needed cleaning and then they were gl...