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Emeraldv11 last won the day on February 3 2021

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    Flat tankers, brits and italians
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    County Cork, Ireland

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  1. Hi from Cork, The last thing you want is waste your power into heat by running an underinflated tyre. Also you need your tyre to flex to increase its road contact area in order to provide grip. This is how to calculate: -First thing in the morning take your tyre pressure with a telescopic analogic pocket guage. -go for a good ride with your bike loaded with your gear. -stop and remeasure the tyres pressure when they are hot (with the same guage) Back tyre pressure should be between 5-10%higher than cold Front tyre pressure should be between 3-5% higher than cold. This is valid for all motorcycle tyre types ,type of bikes , loads and road surfaces.
  2. The better Yuasa batteries are made in the same Pensylvanian factory as the Odyssey's. I recently bought a brand new pc545 for a customer's Vincent in which i was after fitting an electric start. That battery would not charge above 12.5v, would discharge in 3days down to 11.7v and give only 120 amps under test. So a Dud could appear amongst the bests
  3. Hi to all, Any one wanting to swap a Verde Legnano seat cowl for a red one in good condition ?
  4. Hi to All , My Greenie was pinging a bit on the original pipes and now runs absolutely perfect with mistrals without altering anything. A Complete Pavarottisation!
  5. Hi from Cork! The old Nitromors active ingredient was Methylene Chloride and would dissolve any paint. It is now banned and the new stuff is as efficient as spring water. Hers in Ireland you can still get methylene chloride based stripper but only by 5 liters for 'professional use only', about e40 a can. If you check with suppliers of parts for the restoration of vintage tractors they should know how to get it. I will have to do mine next winter and i wil attempt it with the engine i situ, small section by small section. Its only silver paint that the previous owner did with a brush. I will leave it in bare aly with ACF50 surface treatment,like my T5
  6. Hi to all, Concerning lithium batteries i asked my whole sale supplier why he was not stocking any of them. His reply was : i dont want to deal with all the waranty claims!
  7. The Yuasa 'made in USA' are, i believe, made in the same factory as Hawker Odyssey's. My 2008 Stelvio's day one factory original Yuasa battery was still perfect when i sold the bike last year, no special treatment, no trickle charger just luck!
  8. That was typical of the Stelvio starter buttons. Started the bike once amongst a big group taking off and did not hear that the starter stayed engaged. A mile further down the road and a lot of smoke. Got a replacement switch unit under waranty and it was faulty too. Fitted a big 60 amp starter button from a vintage tractor on the bars that gave no trouble for the next 10 years .
  9. Hi everybody. Here are a couple if pictures, the first one is the small bench ,what they call a hospital trolly. It lifts a V11 no problem and is very steady. The second one is electrically operated and the picture shows how easy it is to squeeze between bikes. Hope this helps.
  10. Hi to all, I run a small restoration company and have 2-3 projects on the go at anytime, say one service (up to 1week),one full veteran restoration (up to one year) and one medium size job (a couple of weeks+). I use 3 narrowed hospital beds on wheels and find them invaliable as they can very easily be pushed out of the way even with a big bike on top. They are cut to 2' wide and a 9x2" board clips in the back to wheel thhe bike on. The front of the bike is secured with a 'bike grab' . One lift is pedal operated and the 2 other electric. They all came free and are more versatile than any other bike lift i have ever seen. Well worth considering in your set up as you dont have that much space and might like to use the center of the floor for another project sometimes.
  11. The pair of slosh plates arrived today in Ireland, i must say someone is quite handy with the jigsaw. Lovely job, a pitty to hide it but when my oil light flickered during heavy breaking i knew it was time to do something. Thanks Eric and greetings from Cork,world capital of the sideway rains.
  12. Hi, if you screw in a new bolt in and shake it from side to side you should find out if it needs helicoiling
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