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Hydraulic front brake upgrade

Posted: August 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

Some time back I bought a Magura alloy front brake caliper, unused. I have matched this to a Brembo 13mm master cylinder which I have rebuilt. I already had a suitable braided hose. I have now fitted all this and bled the system so now I have a front brake. Once the clutch is sorted I should be ready for a test ride.


Posted: May 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

I got the bike to run a few weeks back but only for a few seconds.  so heres what I did last weekend:

Double checked the static timing and got that spot on. It was way too advanced.

Took the brand new Amal carb off and checked the settings:

Float height was way out, corrected this to 2mm below the edge of the bowl.

Pulled out pilot screw and a bit of swarf came out with it. Cleaned out the pilot jet and blew everything through with carb cleaner and compressed air.

On with the carb and gave it a big old lunge on the kickstart:

static timing tool in place, originally uploaded by afuller18.

rotor bolted in place

Posted: January 30, 2011 in Electrics, Uncategorized

rotor bolted in place, originally uploaded by afuller18.

air filter now clears the frame, originally uploaded by afuller18.