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Terry Dymond

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2014, 11:09 »
Funny that, I've got Ikons on my RGS and they work fine :o

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2014, 12:06 »
I thought Blab's bike had Wilbers piggybacks on but I could be mistaken...
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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2014, 17:47 »
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Terry Dymond

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2014, 20:01 »
Yes Gazis. On Sunday's ride Blab did mention that the shocks felt too hard.

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2014, 20:14 »
Yes Gazis. On Sunday's ride Blab did mention that the shocks felt too hard.

With hard shocks he'll be experiencing pounding on his bottom. Perhaps time to trade it in for a RGS. :D

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2014, 04:27 »
I'll betcha the frames bent. If a bike won't track in a straight line 9 times out of 10 it's because the wheels can't. Mine was twisted out of shape because the previous owner liked chucking wheelies. Dave Kellett, who straightened it, reckoned every Laverda he'd ever seen was bent to the shit house. Worth the bucks getting it checked out and it can be done with the engine in. You could string line the wheels just to get a rough idea.


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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2014, 04:36 »
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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2014, 05:58 »
Had your wheels checked for true? That cheesealloy bends easy as and while they may appear true to the naked eye may actually be well out.

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2014, 06:25 »
Had your wheels checked for true? That cheesealloy bends easy as and while they may appear true to the naked eye may actually be well out.

Good point: will check mine too over christmas. Front end feels skittish for some reason with extra vibes coming through the 'bars which I hadn't noticed previously.

No weaving here though: even up to the Ton ;D. Peter-E (not the one in Rollerball :o) and I also noticed the front end topping out a little too easily of late. Would that be a function of too little rebound damping (Gold emulators fitted) or too thin or too little oil? are the Emulators easy to adjust? What should I look out for? Wilbers on the back seem fine and no tightness or play in the steering head bearings.. Wheel bearings were fitted by Gavin Spencer.. uh oh.. may have just answered my own question :o :o :o  Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow ::) ::)

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2014, 07:20 »
Topping out implies your ride height is to high or in other words not enough sag with you on it.Do the cable tie trick and see how much sag you have.It should be around 30 or 40 mm or 1/3 the full travel.Maybe to much spring preload,its usualy 15mm,more makes it bloody hard to get the caps back on .Are you sure its topping and not bottoming.Cable tie helps quantify used travel on bumpy roads and under brakes as well.

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2014, 10:15 »
Wheel bearings were fitted by Gavin Spencer.. uh oh.. may have just answered my own question :o :o :o  Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow ::) ::)

Checking for the spacer between the bearings? Gavin didn't think they where necessary :o

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2014, 10:24 »
Checking for the spacer between the bearings? Gavin didn't think they were necessary :o

Hi Scrumps
The spacer is there, however, I fear the bearings are now well and truly shot for having been hammered in over powder coat paint.. They were a bit notchy when I checked for the spacer over a year ago: I haven't used the bike since and have a set of bearings ready to put in... Might as well do it this week...
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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2015, 20:34 »
OK back to the start, The search for ferns continues Tomorrow 26th Monday Aussie day, Have arranged another ride, with a new bloke [Robb, who has a Redaxed triple] meet up at 10 am in the main street of Hahndorf opposite the CFS station, if you guys are interested.

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2015, 06:17 »
I'll be there, after a day digging up agapanthus to to trace an irrigation leak, I need a day out on the yellow peril.

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Re: Ferns in S A ?
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2015, 06:19 »
See you there.
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