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Old 16-11-2017, 11:14 PM
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So much for getting it up and running this year
I had a matter to resolve with the local authority who are about as helpful as dead things. Slapped me with a bill for 2300 and then refused to answer my letters, emails and voicemails. I'm still raging inside.
Bill was canceled and I had loads of profuse apologies...... but no resolution.

Anyway enough of that b*****s, here's the new shocks.
I increased the length by 4cm over standard.
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Old 16-11-2017, 11:27 PM
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Front forks rebuilt and using Wilber progressive heavy duty springs.
Just about got away with machine polishing the tubes.
Work was done by Revs Racing in Halesowen, just off the M5.
Nick and John run it and are a very decent guys.
A quality job!!
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Old 16-11-2017, 11:36 PM
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The spension was very worn out on this bike.
The front forks had 2.5cm of sag with the bike just on its sidestand.
Probably 5cm when my bulk was sat on it.
Nick at Revs put one fork leg on the ground and just pushed it up and down stop to stop easily with one hand. Yeah it was clapped out
With the replacement 4 into 1 exhaust sorted (apart from one short stud, but Ive got a fix for that in hand, will show you later) the ground clearance is more important because of the large size of the 4 into 1 collector pipe underneath the motor.

That's summat to watch out for when you see these lovely old classics for sale on their original suspension, because they will need replacing/rebuilding and it ain't cheap. A good set of prog springs for the front will set you back about 125 then there's polishing or rechroming the tubes.
The fork seals and others fork bits aren't too much, but it all adds up.
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Old 17-11-2017, 04:22 AM
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Wotcha Matey! Wondered where you'd got too. See you've been busy then...
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Old 17-11-2017, 07:35 PM
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Ello mate, yes I've been buried in the garage.
A 35 item list of things to do is down to 8.
I just focused on the bike and left other things be for a while. I have done shed loads on the bike.
I've done other stuff which wasn't even on the list.
Its never going to be a concourse job and I didn't intend it that way. A couple of my mates have been badgering me to get it done!!

The forum has picked up a bit?
Hows the home restoration been going?
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Old 17-11-2017, 07:41 PM
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I had been over on MCN forums for a few years since they invited us back. But the bastards have banned all of the regular posters which is no small number. No one knows why we have been banned. No one can register and one ex member said mcn said they were closing it down.
It doesn't take several weeks to shut it down.
Had some good peeps on there and old school bikers.
I am not amused.
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