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Its a squeeze but fits and clears the bulkhead with the tensioner extended phew :lol:
John


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Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:04 am
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Now to get the shortest proper sized belts


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Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:05 am
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I gave up looking for 175-50x13 tyres, so have bought 5 Yoko's that have been put in plastic drum with other bits, 2 batteries for bikes, combined water temp and oil pressure gauge to replace my ex Jedi gauge that had its capillary tube crack, hose end fittings and trinory switch for the a/c connections that I don't seem to be finding here, they should be on a flight to Lagos tomorrow, so maybe by the end of next week they could be in Kano.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:10 am
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My plastic drum with 5x175-50x13 tyres, 2 bike batteries, spare water pump, combined oil pressure/water temp gauge and assorted aircon hose connectors and 'trinory' pressure switch. flew out on Wednesday and arrived Saturday afternoon to my house strapped across the back of an 'okarda' Chinese chicken chaser 125 bike, at gbp5/Kg plus a gbp20 handling charge, I think that dam good service.
Now to get tyre fitted to rims and back into cool and dark storage until needed. I will see if I can find a skinny emergency spare wheel with the same Toyota hole centers and similar tyre outside diameter.
John


Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:40 am
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Hi John
Just wondering what spec of bike battery you are using to turn over the A series?
Cheaper than those 'motorsport' ones!


Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:57 pm
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I used odysseys PC 545 in my Jedi, shared in 4 bikes and will go into the GTM, my oldest battery is at least 8 maybe 10 years old and was originally in my 500 Morini and is still going strong, although a little more costly at first, the long life make it worth it, and from JJC or Merlin Motor sport not too much more than a normal battery, I've just removed the Jedi battery and replaced with a lithium from Alan McDonald again at a good price for about 1/6 the weight of the Odysseys :)
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:27 pm
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kano nordie wrote:
replaced with a lithium from Alan McDonald again at a good price for about 1/6 the weight of the Odysseys :)
John


Is it one of the mysterious MSA approved Lithium's ;)

I found a 895SE battery was the smallest lead/acid I could find, turned the A+ over and now the Honda with no problems.

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:56 pm
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The mysterious MSA approved, pay a fee and we will give you a sticker no questions about spec or safety asked :o a bit like the HANs neck restraint FIA approved but must have an MSA sticker, 'ching more money into the MSA Christamas party fund, please Ken don't get me started on here, I have enough trouble on the "uphill" forum :wink:
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:22 am
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Doesn't the MSA sticker just mean "dear fire marshals, this car has a lithium battery so just stand back and let it burn because none of your extinguishers will work properly on lithium cells"

Well, that is what I heard anyway :(


Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:14 pm
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The MSA are proposing a list of approved lithium batter suppliers who only pay a fee for approval, do not have to meet any MSA specification or standard, so is just a way of extorting money which at the end of the line competitors have to extra for :? :?
If it were a way of raising safety levels or protecting marshals in a fire it would be acceptable, but just like the HAN's device which are FIA approved and should override the MSA national body, the Colnbrook Shylock subcommittee in "hemorrhoid House" have decided to take their cut.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:20 am
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Made and fitted adapters to fit hoses to the compressor and had a rethink (plan C) to fit the 'Rossa Bits' style steering locking link that I started with until I found it fouled my original (salvaged from my old Cox) exhaust manifold
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:07 am
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At least I now get to use the Mini Spares lower arm and link :lol:


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Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:08 am
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I still have to fabricate a support bracket for the inner pivot and make slightly longer brake pipes having swapped the calipers to behind the uprights (and left to right)
John


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I'm guessing no need for a handbrake/E-Brake on the car?

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Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:16 am
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Loads of our local trucks have a boy who jumps out as they come to a stop and puts a big wood chock under a wheel, can be a worry if you are behind one doing a hill start :roll:
I have the hydraulic handbrake, I don't want to carry a "motor boy" and a chock :wink:
John


Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:22 am
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