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    My split link chain is still performing...

    My split link chain is still performing admirably! I have checked the spring link cover, and it is still tight. How it would come off I can't work out, as anything it rubbed against is forcing it on,...
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    I have done...it is dark in that wee hole. Even...

    I have done...it is dark in that wee hole. Even if you try to illuminate it with several LEDs from not very far away. Screwdriver fouls the fork leg too - not as straightforward as it first seemed....
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    Bits have arrived, including new grub screw.........

    Bits have arrived, including new grub screw...... I have spent nearly 4 hours trying to get the old grub screw out! I can't see it, my eyes aren't good enough, even with my glasses on..... fumbled...
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    All ordered and on its way. Thank you.

    All ordered and on its way.
    Thank you.
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    I had the next offering, the R100RS and put...

    I had the next offering, the R100RS and put 334,000 miles onit, with only service items changed. Original clutch, wheelbearings, suspension.... nothing major changed at all. It got too cumbersome for...
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    I don't like to keep phoning him though... and as...

    I don't like to keep phoning him though... and as he is 200-odd miles away I can't get the bike there for him to do the work, but I do give him business when I can. He even stoops low enough to work...
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    Bloody marvellous this place. :beerjug:

    Bloody marvellous this place. :beerjug:
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    Don't let the insurance company have the...

    Don't let the insurance company have the bike...... keep it in your safe place. They will probably write it off and pay you peanuts to make a profit on it themselves... bastids that they are! I read...
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    I have a pair of risers if you need them....

    I have a pair of risers if you need them. Wunderlich ones. I put them on - thought that was horrid and took them back off again......put in box and forgotten about, until now.
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    He fixed Nutty's GPS.... :D

    He fixed Nutty's GPS.... :D
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    Cheers Neil... I will get the tank off and...

    Cheers Neil... I will get the tank off and Motorworks phoned! I know what I shall be doing tonight... digging around trying to get the old one off. :beerjug:
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    Thanks. I have a friend who is an RAF trained...

    Thanks. I have a friend who is an RAF trained electronics whizz - he can sort me a flick switch system out of view. Maybe a fancy micro press button somewhere!
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    Ignition key loose?

    It isn't the wiring at the headstock, that was loosened years ago..... turn ign on and everything normal. Wriggle key and it all goes off, not turn it, just wriggle a bit in the slot. Is there a...
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    How the hell can people say Anakee 3s are noisy?...

    How the hell can people say Anakee 3s are noisy? they are virtually like slicks with a few slices cut in them? have you ever tried TKC80s? You want noise! Not only noise, but a thumping through the...
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    It must be like a reunion between old friends....

    It must be like a reunion between old friends. Great work.

    Who found it? The Police or a member of public? Have they got someone they 'are going to talk to'?
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    Tracey over near Telford did mine for me, while I...

    Tracey over near Telford did mine for me, while I waited..... but only if there is sufficent material to covert the extra foam. Recommended.
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    If people want a piece of 5000 grade wet n dry......

    If people want a piece of 5000 grade wet n dry... I have offcut strips from my scissor sharpening polishing pads for deburring and honing after using the diamond wheel. They are about 1/2" wide.......
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    Thanks for the explanation. Maybe I am confusing...

    Thanks for the explanation. Maybe I am confusing with the R100RS I had, which I thought the calipers were behind, it was a 1980 but had the Brembo brakes on it rather than those rounded lumpy ones. ...
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    Love the colour scheme. Is that a PFM caliper? ...

    Love the colour scheme.
    Is that a PFM caliper? And, if I may be so bold as to ask, why do you mount it on top, rather than behind - there has to be a good reason, I simply don't know it. In the 70s...
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    A Vincent, a Brough Superior and I wish I had...

    A Vincent, a Brough Superior and I wish I had held on to my Ducati Supermono. How was I to know they were going to reach cult status? :blast
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    PERFECT - I got a 3/8th one from the local tool...

    PERFECT - I got a 3/8th one from the local tool shop - nothing special, a Sealey, which will be fine for the number of times it will get used. All done.
    Thanks everyone.
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    Thanks - I shall go and check. I have never seen...

    Thanks - I shall go and check. I have never seen it, possibly because I have always been watching the pretty lights. :D
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    I have never noticed this... where does the '18...

    I have never noticed this... where does the '18 wheel' thing appear. All my dash lights come on and glow for a couple of seconds, then most go out, leaving oil, battery, neutral and ABS... fire up...
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    I used semi-synthetic from our local car garage...

    I used semi-synthetic from our local car garage in mine, it still purrs at 150,000 miles. I don't know whose oil it is, they buy it in 40 gallon drums and pump it out into a jug with a rotary hand...
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    Of the ride? Or the fill up? I did consider it,...

    Of the ride? Or the fill up? I did consider it, but was so hacked off at having wasted the morning I didn't bother.
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