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Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299564 is a reply to message #299563] Sat, 23 June 2018 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
with the exception of the capacitor?? things on the points which I think always tend to tarnish up quickly anyway they look like new, excellent work Thumbs Up
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299573 is a reply to message #299301] Thu, 28 June 2018 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't think Meteor makes those pistons anymore but have you checked Hyway? think
They are from Taiwan and they are the same quality as Mahle. I am not 100% sure they have anything available for the T350 right now but they are always adding pistons, rings and cylinders to the lineup.
Very very good brand, even the local Stihl dealer uses them when OE is no longer available or the customer wants to save a few quids. Thumbs Up
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299576 is a reply to message #299573] Thu, 28 June 2018 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Kermit. All looking nice. My mate is a bit of a perfectionist, so the finished article will be really good. Need to get the seat finished and up to him.
Waiting for DVLA to produce a log book as its an import.

Kagugo, I have not heard of Meteor pistons, but will keep them in mind. Mt mates bike has a set of Wiseco pistons that were part of a small batch that they made in that particular size.
I also have a pair of Wisecos for mine but these were more readily available. I will have to do a bit of investigation into those two manufacturers though. Thanks for the heads up.
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299583 is a reply to message #299301] Fri, 29 June 2018 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Meteor is Italian but, for whatever reason, they are almost unknown here and I think they sell most of their production abroad. They are best known for their piston rings (branded as Caber) but manufacture a bewildering assortment of pistons and cylinder for everything from chainsaws to old Kreidler racers. Maybe Kermit knows them because they are much used in kart engines.

Another brand you may want to check into is Wössner, but honestly I found them pretty damn expensive, surely more expensive than Meteor. They seem to focus on older dirt bikes and Jawa/Tomos engines.
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299586 is a reply to message #299583] Fri, 29 June 2018 22:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for that information. I will look them up,but I have a set of Wiseco's for the Suzuki. Having said that. the info could prove useful in the future
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299778 is a reply to message #299586] Mon, 08 October 2018 09:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thought I had best add some pictures of the almost final job. Needs a few minor bits finishing. Pretty though

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Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299779 is a reply to message #299778] Mon, 08 October 2018 16:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gearbox wrote on Mon, 08 October 2018 10:00
Thought I had best add some pictures of the almost final job. Needs a few minor bits finishing. Pretty though

/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=22351&private=0

/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=22353&private=0

That engine and that front drum brake... scary! Laugh
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299783 is a reply to message #299779] Wed, 10 October 2018 19:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brakes were good enough in the day. The dog can be scary....


Not really, he is a big softie
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299786 is a reply to message #299783] Wed, 10 October 2018 21:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Excellent work as always GB Thumbs Up

Not my cup of tea (1970's....my era starts 1980s) but then again don't think I've ever ridden a road bike of that era and coupled with the brake K mention, perhaps thats part of what makes a bike like that a fun ride think

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Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299788 is a reply to message #299786] Wed, 10 October 2018 22:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit wrote on Wed, 10 October 2018 22:35
Excellent work as always GB Thumbs Up

Not my cup of tea (1970's....my era starts 1980s) but then again don't think I've ever ridden a road bike of that era and coupled with the brake K mention, perhaps thats part of what makes a bike like that a fun ride think
I once rode a Suzuki from the same time frame, I don't exactly remember the model but it was one of the smaller single cylinder two stroke. It was a good thing it was really down on power because It took a long time for it to even slow down when brakes were applied. Grin

Intriguingly enough dirt bikes from the same time frame seem far better in the balance (brake/performances/etc) department, but that's probably because they were geared so damn short from the factory. Laugh
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299806 is a reply to message #299788] Sun, 14 October 2018 08:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Was a great little bike in its day. 39bhp and 150kg, 6 speed box.
nimble and quick in its time frame. front brake did need a firm grip to slow it down though.
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299807 is a reply to message #299806] Sun, 14 October 2018 09:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ooh a Suzuki. Grin Wink



Good work as always GB.
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299808 is a reply to message #299786] Sun, 14 October 2018 09:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit wrote on Wed, 10 October 2018 21:35
Excellent work as always GB Thumbs Up

Not my cup of tea (1970's....my era starts 1980s) but then again don't think I've ever ridden a road bike of that era and coupled with the brake K mention, perhaps thats part of what makes a bike like that a fun ride think

It's when bikes tried to kill you at every opportunity, bends were 50 pence peices, brakes where there for a false sense of security, tyres only had a center tread, we'd just moved on to filament bulbs, helmets covered your chin with a sheet of perspex as a visor. 2/3/4* was at the pump, Motorcycle shops sold pushbikes, you could ride as fast as you wanted without fear of getting caught as the fastest Police cars consisted of 3.5 rover weighing 3 ton on cross ply tyres.

Or did I dream all that innovation?


Ha ha.
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299813 is a reply to message #299808] Tue, 16 October 2018 08:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pretty close, Nortons went round corners, Hondas bounced round corners, Kawasakis made all sorts of shapes. TT100's appeared and instantly made every bike a race bike.
Time of the big japanese engined specials, like Rickman etc.
I have this on good authority from my mum...
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299814 is a reply to message #299813] Tue, 16 October 2018 12:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gearbox wrote on Tue, 16 October 2018 09:50
Pretty close, Nortons went round corners, Hondas bounced round corners, Kawasakis made all sorts of shapes. TT100's appeared and instantly made every bike a race bike.
Time of the big japanese engined specials, like Rickman etc.
I have this on good authority from my mum...
For you oldtimers, Dunlop still sells the TT100.

I'll stick to my tyre policy however: the more modern, the better. Wink
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299817 is a reply to message #299814] Tue, 16 October 2018 20:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fitted tt100's to my T350. Think the red one has them as well. Keeping it period. Should be enough grip for one of those.. Cool
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299820 is a reply to message #299817] Wed, 17 October 2018 16:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah you see for us it was the Avon Roadrunner, then the Pirelli Dragon, we were off. Grin
Re: Need to get my finger out [message #299822 is a reply to message #299820] Wed, 17 October 2018 22:00 Go to previous message
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Think it was 50:50 on the Dunlops and Avons in the day.
Depended on the deal you could get Wink
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