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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Rear sprocket nuts and bolts replaced

So after a little searching i found suitable replacement nuts and bolts (M7) on ebay to hold my 20T rear sprocket on.
So i knocked out the old ones and installed the new with some thread lock.

It was also time for a new rear brake cable. Mine was frayed something awful. Luckily i had two new ones in the spares box.

Ready for a ride Sinclairio!!!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Helicoil Heaven

Helicoil Heaven

 So this morning I woke up with one thing on my mind, getting this head fixed. so the kit arrived yesterday and so there was nothing stopping me.

I drilled it out & tapped it with the new tap from the kit ready for the helicoil insert

the tapping was easy actually steel in alloy works like a hot knife through butter. i used the insertion tool and it worked.... like i ever doubted it...

 Only downside of the kit, was the magnetic tool supplied to break off the nubbing thingy broke straight away.... obviously no expense spared in the making of this tool.
put the head back on, carb, exhaust etc and it started on the first kick #goodtimes a rolling....

Monday, 18 June 2012

Early morning ride

After the first ride with the new Homoet pipe i needed to adjust the carb as the bike was a bit boggy low end. I lowered the needle one notch and now its perfect. I got out this morning early and rode for a couple of hours as the weather was so nice. The tomos now has crazy acceleration when the pipe hits at 30mph and took me to 50mph.

I ran into a problem after about an hour of riding that one of the bolts holding the rear sprocket on worked its way loose and the nut that was inside the drum rattled around inside until it jammed the brake shoe and locked the back wheel. Luckily i had all the tools i needed with me so removed the back wheel and took the brake drum apart to remove the nut. After resembling the back end i was able to ride home but the rear sprocket will need some attention.

Here's the culprit that nearly scat me off! 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

The thread gauge

Found the thread gauge as Cookson had leant me his tap n dye set. Mine only went up to M8. Thankfully it had a imperial dye of 1/8 27 NPT what ever that is but it fitted. If I'm being honest the fit worked brilliantly on the new head that I had bought but the fit is tight on the plug so I've used the dye and needed persuading but it does fit..

So I've going to get this kit so hopefully should be able to tap a new hole and fit a helicoil. Fingers crossed.

Friday, 15 June 2012

The spark plug problem

So I've measured the spark plug with my vernier it's is 10mm on the outer of the thread! Now to work out the thread gauge.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Tomos gets a new Homoet pipe!

New Homoet pipe arrived a couple of days ago. Loving the new look and the top end powerband. Just need to adjust my carb slightly but overall very pleased with it.

Monday, 11 June 2012

New house NEW WORKSHOP!!!!

Those of you have been following Mopeds at Dawn may have noticed that i haven't posted in quite a while. I've been in the process of moving house. I have yet to have a phone line installed in the new place so i am without the internet.

So the new place has a massive shed which will give me more room for moped related shenanigans.

I have also ordered a Homoet pipe for my A3 so will post pictures and a review when it arrives.

Watch this space!