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Tech Forum / Re: Oil fill/dipstick thread
« on: 04 May 2021, 08:42:05 am »
Remind me, is your engine a 3/4" output shaft or 20mm?
Mine should be a 20mm, but I've never seen it because I've not opened up the reduction box!  Confusingly the gearbox output shaft is 22mm.

Tech Forum / Re: Oil fill/dipstick thread
« on: 03 May 2021, 08:54:01 am »
Measuring the plastic blanking plug from a Honda I get a thread diameter of 0.742" and a thread pitch of 10 per inch.

So the best metric match would be 19mm x 2.5mm

Closest imperial - 3/4" UNC

As this is not a clone part this info probably isn't of much use!

Tech Forum / Re: Engine Mounting Plate
« on: 29 April 2021, 08:11:50 am »
I found this pic of my mounting plate which might help.

Where to get stuff / Re: Rear Wheel Hubs
« on: 29 April 2021, 08:04:31 am »
I used the Gemini aluminium hub, it has a keyway and it also clamps to the axle, so it is quite secure. I pressed out the studs and had to grind off the spigot. They are mated to Honda rear hubs, see pics.

Where to get stuff / Re: Tyres
« on: 29 April 2021, 07:45:52 am »
I'm running CST 17 x 2.5 tyres which I got from Demon Tweeks, I have 1.4 inch rims on the front and 1.6 inch on the rear and the 2.5 inch tyre is fine on both.  But, like Stefan I have not seen any tyres that have a nice period look, also I have no experience of 1.2 inch rims.

Tech Forum / Re: Engine Mounting Plate
« on: 28 April 2021, 12:25:29 pm »
You should be able to get the key dimensions from this drawing.

Where to get stuff / Re: Chassis Steel
« on: 21 April 2021, 08:23:04 am »
The website for metalmaniauk.com is currently showing 75x25x1.5 and 75x25x2 in stock.

Tech Forum / Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« on: 13 April 2021, 08:08:13 am »
I used Araldite, I didn't dare to risk soldering!  The rubber is just to protect the capillary where it exits.

Tech Forum / Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« on: 11 April 2021, 07:53:53 pm »
TBH I didn't look closely enough when I bought it, thought it was Fahrenheit!

I used the spare filler see pics.

Tech Forum / Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« on: 11 April 2021, 06:04:15 pm »
I've just fitted one of these to the ERA as an oil temp gauge. I'm hoping it will give me an idea of the running temperature under different conditions.

Tech Forum / Re: Fitting Tyres n Tubes
« on: 20 March 2021, 05:50:01 pm »
I found the following response to this question from Michelin on a Classic bike forum and I must say it came as a surprise to me, if it is to be believed, I can't count the years I've been doing it wrong!

Thanks for choosing Michelin inner tubes for your bike.
The inner tube is installed  with the conical washer sitting between the inner tube and wheel rim.  On a road bike the first lock nut should then be run down to lightly touch the rim, and then backed off by half a turn.   The second lock nut is run down until it meets the first one, then the two nuts should be locked together by using spanners to rotate them in opposite directions.
I hope that this helps,
Best regards,
Tony Charlton
2w Customer Engineering Support – Operational Marketing[/i]

Tech Forum / Re: Steering arm plate for gemini axle
« on: 19 March 2021, 06:41:28 pm »
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Tech Forum / Re: Steering arm plate for gemini axle
« on: 19 March 2021, 06:39:51 pm »
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Tech Forum / Re: U bolts for gemini front axles
« on: 25 February 2021, 11:20:20 am »
I have attached a pointer to my axle (see pic) which makes it easier to make adjustments and also serves as a visual reference to check that it hasn't rotated in use.

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