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by andybaggies
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: End of an era ...
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: End of an era ...

I discovered the dealer had a pre registered black 1100
Loverly jubbly :D Eee I can see why you're reet excited now. You can't beat cubes. :ride:

BTW is it sporting Ohlins ?
by andybaggies
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 117
Views: 8518

Re: The rusty work hoss.

How do you find this stuff andy? Do you have a catalogue of italian bik shops? :D I've used this place before, for a replacement oil cooler, so I know they have broken Raptors about the place. They can't be the most in demand parts & 25 euros strikes me as a bit of a bargain. They may well have oth...
by andybaggies
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 117
Views: 8518

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Hurrah - some progress at least. Onwards & upwards. Most importantly, the castle nut.. but it is seized onto the thread,i am not sure if that matters? Can i just bung it back in as is or does it need to go on after the threaded part? You can just bung it back in but you're gonna loose any ability to...
by andybaggies
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 117
Views: 8518

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Rs, seized stuff is a right royal 'kin pain. I've always used Plusgas for seized stuff and ACF 50 is surprising good with the rusted stuff. All require patience mind, application & tap, tap, tap and leave (overnight). Daily repeat until the weekend and try after heat. Repeat for the next week. The f...
by andybaggies
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000

Yep, those are the ones I've just fitted over Christmas. Sprockets are a bit plain (steel) compared to the fancy aluminium Renthals I've normally used but the chain is at least from a big name manufacturer. The free chain tool is a little fiddly but worked reasonably well. We'll have to wait for a r...
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000

I was doing exactly this +1st gear, but the 10 year old 18v Snap on gun appears to be past its best. :yawn:
Ah, Lidl middle aisle mains gun for me. Nice bit a torque and for the few times I need one it'salways been just the job.

Just don't use it on the footrest hanger hex bolts though... don't ask
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 117
Views: 8518

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Top Man!!! :thumbsup:

Candy green sounds lush - still not sure of white wheels mind....

Andy B
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: V-Raptor and Xtra
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Clutch adjustment

Ooo-er - I though mine was bad!! BTW the seal is an easy if finicky replacement and pretty cheap. If you do it you'd be best to replace the large retaining plate that goes around the output shaft as well. From what I remember you have to remove the alternator cover as well. I'm must admit I'm the ro...
by andybaggies
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Front sprocket nut raptor 1000

Normal thread - when I've done mine I wrap a crowbar in a towel pass it through the rear wheel and lock it with the spokes/swingarm.

Quick brapp with the rattle gun and off it comes.
by andybaggies
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Happy New Year!

Very nice - eee I bet you're all excited Tommy. Not long to wait now :mrgreen:

And if the valve arrangement is the same as on my old bevel then you better get a 0.0 feeler gauge for adjusting the closing clearances....

Andy B
by andybaggies
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 117
Views: 8518

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Also, that i have been drooling over this all December/January.
Good lord!! My first thought was, sheesh someone's been busy in the garage over Christmas :o

Tis' very nice indeed & love the gold frame
by andybaggies
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Happy New Year!

apart from stalwarts like Andy who use their Raptors day in, day out? Same here, still commuting although I'm using excess holidays to have a few 4 day weeks and have used the car a couple of times when the weather was particularly biblical. New front discs/pads, chain/sprockets & greased & tighten...
by andybaggies
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What might have been...
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: What might have been...

had a red seat which I've not seen, and both had very in-your-face 'Raptor' logos My V-Raptor is red and is original seat was also red/black as per the photo and looked quite nice, a little 'tarts boudoir' may be, but hey-ho what we'll do for a little glamour. Unfortunately, as is the case with suc...
by andybaggies
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Battery removal
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Battery removal

I remove, what I think is the air pressure sensor that is mounted on the inside on the left had side. A small black box held by a single screw/bolt with a prong on it. That gives you a little more space to start wiggling him backwards and upwards and you'll probably find you'll also need to press th...
by andybaggies
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: A Canary Cafe Racer
Replies: 138
Views: 29588

Re: A Canary Cafe Racer

What a lovely bike to ride :P
Yeah, I've just got back from my commute in the dark & cold and at some point it'll always put a smile on my face. Lovely jubbly torque for easy speed :D
do you think it's up on horsepower
Talking of which do you reckon it's up on torque as well?