Derek Reynolds

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  • in reply to: ES twistgrip stop spring #8391
    Derek Reynolds
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    Thanks Stuart, I have in fact done just as suggested, and sent off a small order to Ost2rad, the spring was included and arrived by DHL today.

    Have had some ‘fun’ with the handlebar yolk too. Someone had decided to lock the steering adjustment nut with the second nut, and fit the yolk on top, finishing off with the bolt that expands the clamping cone bearing down on a rubber washer, as the yolk would not go down any further than this image shows:
    ES125 yolk

    Rubber washer absent in this shot. Just one of a number of ‘oddities’ that previous owners have had a hand in.

    All new cables have made such a difference too. It’s coming together.

    in reply to: Big end failure #8319
    Derek Reynolds
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    Check the closet, and count the shoes and handbags. Might give you bargaining power.

    in reply to: Big end failure #8309
    Derek Reynolds
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    With big ends in general, and with roller or needle bearings specifically, the sooner it gets sorted the better. Once they start rattling, the stresses imposed on crank and con-rod increase, leading to rapid deterioration.

    in reply to: Simson S51 attaching mudflap to mudguard #8087
    Derek Reynolds
    Participant

    Front or back, it’s the same process. Line up and mark where the mudflap needs to be. Then drill holes in both items – mudflap (if not pre-drilled) and mudguard. If using pop rivets, be sure not to drill holes which are bigger than the rivet diameter, and use washers both sides.
    A better way might be to use nuts and bolts as they are easier to remove provided you use stainless items.

    in reply to: Unable to select neutral #7942
    Derek Reynolds
    Participant

    Check the action of the centre stand as it moves from one extremity to the other, does it in any way foul either the gearchange lever or the clutch cable.

    in reply to: ES 125/1 suspension damping #7858
    Derek Reynolds
    Participant

    Thanks for the prompt reply Peter. The rears are free and the pre-load levers turn easily, so good signs there. She has been a non-starter too, but investigation of the carb found the ‘rubber’ choke grommet damaged, and the central brass main jet holder hanging on by its last thread! New acquisitions are such fun! Parts are winging their way towards me as is the manual.

    LUCK – an acronym for Labouring Under Certain Knowledge – Thank you for yours. .
    Never much of a socialiser, more a fettler, exchanger of information, and rider. Haven’t done enough of the latter since retirement.

    Best – Derek

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