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Better than a big box spanner though.

Not that I don't have one Chris and at first was going to make a simple double hex to go in the end of it with the other to get a socket on.
Time to cut the hedge and can torque that new sprocket up (80 ft/lbs) later.

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I still remember my T100T in 1978/9 ( I forget now) , I couldn't even dream of things like this to make the job easy.

Perhaps one of the catch 22's of having a few machine tools handy is there is no real excuse to bodge things.
 

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I think the dude you contacted was a hair stylist so he might be a scooter rider. :)
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Just another sprocket to some and only one day to fit, I can confirm the tools made it a 5 minute job with no drama.
Even the original December 1973 nut, retainer and slot head screw made by real British people in real British factories back in the day came up up nice with the brass brush.
Ready for another 47+ years of service, lets hope that new sprocket is made of the right stuff (I still have the original A model 22T put way)

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I remember when I brought my T160 when I was 19 an old boy in the flats opposite gave me a set of imperial box spanners. He had run a T150 & sidecar from 1970 for daily transport & to the TT. He was a Jaguar mechanic & worked on race engines. He always said you're just wasting time without the proper tools. He used to make all sorts of specials.
 

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I remember when I brought my T160 when I was 19 an old boy in the flats opposite gave me a set of imperial box spanners. He had run a T150 & sidecar from 1970 for daily transport & to the TT. He was a Jaguar mechanic & worked on race engines. He always said you're just wasting time without the proper tools. He used to make all sorts of specials.
Still have them?
 

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I do have a scooter myself along with a Klim dress jacket and brown shoes, its hard not to look in shop windows sometimes.
I have a Klim two piece suit and black shoes.

Although, one day a few years back I did accidentally wear one black and one brown Clarks shoe to work. And I have blonde hair. They made a movie I think...

All true.
 

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What is the best way to find that one missing half ring for the balanced header pipes (that should have been with the other three), order a new set of four @ $50 a day or so back then find it in another place today. (while looking for something else)

I'm surprised there wasn't a 10 mm socket with it.
 

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The manifold insulators arrived but were a little 'wonky so one of the seal drivers became a jig to make some small port 3 mm AN items into 32's.
I also now have four (in total) MkIII Dzus blocks, one MK2a block would be nice so we will try again. (They are different)

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I had thought about building a CNC gantry mill a year or so back that could do a 500 x 500 travel.
It seems like a good idea once again, I could make cool stuff, maybe move a couch to the garage.


This corner is getting messy but less parts on the storage shelf.
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I will replace the Altair with the Smart Fire but it will be more work to mount all the bits.
It looks OK for a bike that got no new paint, chrome, plating or alloy blasting.
 

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New clutch bearings, Korea is OK by me.

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I asked about 4203 2RS front wheel and sprocket carrier bearings (which were not available in the past when I used 5203's with a narrowed central spacer to suit the extra 1.5 mm width ) only to be told they are available.
I ordered two out of curiosity, as long as they are not from the land of falling rockets its all good.

 
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