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by tony.mon
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 1997 Rebuild gone bad
Replies: 28
Views: 4661

Re: 1997 Rebuild gone bad

Not wishing to throw a spanner in the works of Tony's reply, but when you did the compression test was the engine turning over at the right speed then? If not then you would get a low reading. Have you fitted manual cam chain tensioners? Chris. Fair point, Chris, it could make a difference. Best re...
by tony.mon
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:31 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 1997 Rebuild gone bad
Replies: 28
Views: 4661

Re: 1997 Rebuild gone bad

The only other part of the circuit is the earth lead, so check that there's no corrosion where it mounts to the rear of the engine. Given your low compression and the improvement with oil in the bores it seems very likely that you need a rebore, new pistons and rings. That's not a big deal, and is e...
by tony.mon
Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 22368
Views: 1707906

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Sometimes, Indian owners speak with a forked tongue, chemo sabe.
by tony.mon
Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: WSBK 2024 RI.
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: WSBK 2024 RI.

Yes, most enjoyable. It might just be an interesting year.
by tony.mon
Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum awards 2023 Awards Ceremony.
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Forum awards 2023 Awards Ceremony.

Pete.L wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:21 pm :clap: :clap: :clap:
Well done Mac. You deserve your own award for keeping this going :thumbup:
...Don't worry,We can take a hint. We'll all buy you a Rum at Devon Storm :lol: :lol:


Pete.l
Yes. It's a rum do at the best of times...
by tony.mon
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks

I'll add pics on Wednesday
by tony.mon
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks

Part 4- refilling the oil and reassembling the leg Refilling the oil: For my bike the oil level was 181mm from the top of the upper tube, with the leg compressed but the spring and preload tube removed. Check what's required for your model; it might be different. Slightly overfill with oil- mine nee...
by tony.mon
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks

Part 3: strip down The top of each fork has the electrical connector- they are apparently fragile, so be careful how you disconnect them. Push the small tab in and pull the connector off. Now check (and record) how many rings are showing above the top yoke! After that, unwind the preload nut (you wi...
by tony.mon
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks

Part 2: I'm going to assume that you have taken forks apart before, and you have a general toolkit and some mechanical knowledge. My Ohlins forks are model number FL9350. All of the following applies to these forks, and I haven't stripped any other Ohlins forks, so I don't know what differences ther...
by tony.mon
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Servicing Ohlins electronic forks
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Servicing Ohlins electronic forks

I have an Aprilia Tuono with semi automatic forks. Ohlins make a range of these; they're fitted to quite a lot of new bikes now, notably Ducati, KTM, Yamaha and quite a few more. The forks work like normal (right way up) or upside-down ones but the damping (compression and rebound) is controlled by ...
by tony.mon
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello Again!
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Hello Again!

Why not?

I still hang around in here even though I last had a Firestorm ages ago.

But I can still contribute, and, hopefully, help Storm owners.
by tony.mon
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Dodgy Dealers, Cheapest , Best Service etc..
Topic: Maidstone Motoliner- Kent. Recommended!
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Maidstone Motoliner- Kent. Recommended!

sirch345 wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:10 pm Nice one Tony :thumbup:

So did they confirm it was the disc that was the issue?

Chris.
I knew that already, I'd checked it using my dial test indicator.
One wasn't too bad, the other had a visible wobble.
They trued both, and now braking is back as it should be.
by tony.mon
Mon Feb 19, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: Dodgy Dealers, Cheapest , Best Service etc..
Topic: Maidstone Motoliner- Kent. Recommended!
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Maidstone Motoliner- Kent. Recommended!

As part of my front end refresh on the forks, calipers and brakes on my Tuono, I checked the runout on my Brembo discs. One was slightly out. The other was quite a bit out, and it had been noticeable when braking for a while. I had been riding round it. But as I was refreshing the whole front end I ...
by tony.mon
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 22368
Views: 1707906

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

I've taken the photos, Chris, I'm waiting until it's back on the road before I write up a "how-to" to make sure it all works as it should.
by tony.mon
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your future post ICE death.
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Your future post ICE death.

I think we're heading towards an upscaled Scalextric solution, where the cars "drive" along charging/powering tracks on longer journeys, otherwise it makes no sense for anything except urban, local journeys to the out-of-town shopping malls. But it's interesting to see that some manufactur...