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Being prepared for IOM Manx this August. Should be part of a NZ team.
 

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Very impressive John.
Best of luck! 👍👍
Thanks. The bike belongs to a NZ guy but only came from the UK last year. Has competed several times in Manx before with 100 mph laps.

The motor was built by Fred Warmsley and is good but the covers had been removed by someone else and replaced with heavy layers of RTV. Which should never be used in that kind of service. I had to do lots of stripping and cleaning. Also checking the valve timing, ignition and general preparation of the bike. Found several issues. Rear chain scraping along oil tank, tappet cleance well out, ignition timing out( we will have to check that on dyno) oil pipes starting to split etc.

Bit of a forensic study really as we knew almost nothing about the bike.

The engine is a replica and is all metric threads, much of the rest of the bike has AF fittings but the frame is bsf so I needed whitworth spanners. So the tool kit needs three types of spanners and your always looking for the right one.

Got it all back together and started it this morning. Now it heads down to Christchurch for a new faring to be made.
 
Thanks. The bike belongs to a NZ guy but only came from the UK last year. Has competed several times in Manx before with 100 mph laps.

The motor was built by Fred Warmsley and is good but the covers had been removed by someone else and replaced with heavy layers of RTV. Which should never be used in that kind of service. I had to do lots of stripping and cleaning. Also checking the valve timing, ignition and general preparation of the bike. Found several issues. Rear chain scraping along oil tank, tappet cleance well out, ignition timing out( we will have to check that on dyno) oil pipes starting to split etc.

Bit of a forensic study really as we knew almost nothing about the bike.

The engine is a replica and is all metric threads, much of the rest of the bike has AF fittings but the frame is bsf so I needed whitworth spanners. So the tool kit needs three types of spanners and your always looking for the right one.

Got it all back together and started it this morning. Now it heads down to Christchurch for a new faring to be made.
Sounds like a challenge - of the nice kind!!
 
Thanks. The bike belongs to a NZ guy but only came from the UK last year. Has competed several times in Manx before with 100 mph laps.

The motor was built by Fred Warmsley and is good but the covers had been removed by someone else and replaced with heavy layers of RTV. Which should never be used in that kind of service. I had to do lots of stripping and cleaning. Also checking the valve timing, ignition and general preparation of the bike. Found several issues. Rear chain scraping along oil tank, tappet cleance well out, ignition timing out( we will have to check that on dyno) oil pipes starting to split etc.

Bit of a forensic study really as we knew almost nothing about the bike.

The engine is a replica and is all metric threads, much of the rest of the bike has AF fittings but the frame is bsf so I needed whitworth spanners. So the tool kit needs three types of spanners and your always looking for the right one.

Got it all back together and started it this morning. Now it heads down to Christchurch for a new faring to be made.
Sounds like it should be well sorted by the time you’re done.

Good luck on the Island !

Are you going as part of the crew ??
 
Sounds like it should be well sorted by the time you’re done.

Good look on the Island !

Are you going as part of the crew ??
Yes. The guys I'm going with are taking 3 bikes. I'm looking after the 7R.

It's damn expensive coming from NZ. Booked my tickets today. Fortunately I don't have to pay for bike transport. I'll stay with my son in London apart from the Island time.
 
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Twenty odd years ago I saw a dismantled G50 engine that FW had built, he had used enough silicone to do a bathroom & kitchen with!
 
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Race engines often experience warping of the crankcases due to stress and heat. I have several sets of G80CS cases which exhibit this. They are impossible to make oil tight without using an RTV (Silicone) based sealant. For as new engine cases, which have a perfect splitting joint, a solvent-based sealant works.

- Knut
 
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