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Clutch, Primary, Gearbox / Re: RRT2 Kickstart Lever Position
« Last post by muskrat on Today at 07:53 »
G'day Beeza.
To my eye (yes I only have one) it looks just to be moved around one spline. I tried that but it put the lever way too far forward and the position where it took up was also too far forward for a comfortable boot.
Cheers
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Clutch, Primary, Gearbox / Re: RRT2 Kickstart Lever Position
« Last post by Beeza on Today at 06:22 »
Here’s a photo of both
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My project didn’t have any clocks, found a speedo for a Golden Flash with nacelle in not so good condition and wanted to have the twin clock configuration for my Super Rocket. Sent my speedo to be restored/converted and purchased a restored original rev counter from the following.

Was highly recommended to me and now I’am happy to highly recommend them!

Russell at http://www.chronometrics.co.uk/
info@chronometrics.co.uk
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Frame / Re: Help Please. 8” single sided front wheel spokes.
« Last post by ironhead on 25.09. 2020 22:29 »
The spokes in question are for the conical front hub ( and rear ) (71' 72' ) . They are the only wheels that use that type of bend. As usual, mis-labeled  package from sellers who don't know their bikes.   *problem*
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Introductions, Stories & Pictures / Re: 61 A10R first mock up
« Last post by metalflake11 on 25.09. 2020 22:15 »
Certainly go round acorn er.

I'll leaf it there!
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Frame / Re: Help Please. 8” single sided front wheel spokes.
« Last post by Rex on 25.09. 2020 21:31 »
What strange person bent up those longer spokes? Never yet seen a hub flange about 10mm thick that those would fit!
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Suspension like that will “stick” to the road.
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Frame / Re: Help Please. 8” single sided front wheel spokes.
« Last post by RDfella on 25.09. 2020 19:40 »
Those old spokes also appear to be butted - ie thicker at the hub end. Otherwise the spokes you bought weren't crazily wrong, just badly made (bent in the wrong place). The shorter ones appear OK, though gauge would need to be checked. I don't always follow original gauge - if spokes originally are butted, say 8 / 10 I often opt for a plain 9. A shade weaker at the hub end but stronger at the nipple (the place spokes usually break).
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Frame / Re: Help Please. 8” single sided front wheel spokes.
« Last post by Steveba10 on 25.09. 2020 19:06 »
Thank you for all your replies, I’ve learnt a lot.

I did recover two of the old spokes and luckily they were a long and a short from my front wheel.
I have placed them side by side for a comparison photograph below.
A careful look at the picture shows that although superficially they appear the same there are sufficient differences that prevent the correct lacing being placed easily.
I was wrong in thinking the long spokes had a 90Deg bend.

So given the spokes were close to the original and all the vendors confirming they were the correct ones for my application I tried again and did manage with persuasion and a degree of bending to lace the wheel.
Nothing like the ease shown in the Devon video though.

I used plenty of copper-slip on the threads and achieved tension. But I’m not happy, only having one life I don’t want to throw it away just because of inferior spokes.
They are going back.

It’s disappointing as the spokes from the same source for my rear QD wheel fitted easily and perfectly.

So thank you all again, I’ll avoid Wassell in the future like the plague, social distancing will not be enough.
I now appreciate the need to avoid parts listed commencing “WW”
I avoided their regulator thanks to this forum and bought a DVR2, I didn’t realise Wassell were so invasive in the parts industry.
Steve.
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Introductions, Stories & Pictures / Re: 61 A10R first mock up
« Last post by Truckedup on 25.09. 2020 17:57 »
  Wooden feel, lol...I like to keep modified Brit bikes looking British and not like Harley...
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