Monthly Archives: May 2011

Front brake

Yesterday I stripped down the front brake hopeing to find it in a similar state to the rear, sadly I have found it has been rather abused. You can see from the picture that there are small sections of the … Continue reading

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Rear brake

Today I decided to strip down the rear brake ready for new seals. The first job was to remove the piston to check its condition, this required a trip to Halfords to get some brake fluid as I had already … Continue reading

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Exhaust cleaning

Today I started cleaning up the exhaust, I went down to Motoraid’s and bought some Autosol polish and wet&dry paper. I started with the silencer which seems to have cleaned up quite nicely with just some Autosol, its a bit … Continue reading

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Engine out

Today I finally managed to get the engine out of the frame with the help of Colt, this wasn’t too tricky being only 3 rather large bolts and removing a mount to make space. We took the weight of the … Continue reading

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Sky broadband

I moved my broadband over to Sky earlier this year and took out a phone line, I had no phone line before as I used Virgins medium cable internet service. The move actually gave me a landline with free evening … Continue reading

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Drive shaft

I finally got the rear wheel nut undone, luckily no damage, it was just seriously over tightened. Next off was the final drive housing followed by the drive shaft and universal joint. I am now ready to drop the lump, … Continue reading

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Front end

Removed most of the controls from the front end as well as everything electrical. I got rather stuck at this point as I could not get the rear wheel nut off! The engine was nearly ready to come out bar … Continue reading

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Loom semi removed

I set about removing the rest of the electrical components and the loom from the frame, in the following picture you can see the loom still connected into the headlight. The next bits off were the remaining pipework. I did … Continue reading

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More bits removed

The footpegs and brackets have been removed, along with the rear panel, I then removed the carbs and have put them to one side for cleaning later. The next job was draining the engine and final drive oil, which was … Continue reading

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The first bits off

I started by removing the seat, tank, airbox and side panels. Next up was the radiator and some of the pipe work to try and gave a bit of space to get the exhaust off. After a bit of faffing … Continue reading

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