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Offline wolfheze

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« on: October 01, 2020, 08:52:21 PM »
Am looking for a recommended business to take my RD to.
Have decided to have the engine stripped and rebuilt together few other jobs.
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Re: Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 07:19:10 AM »
I have used Dave Whattam muttsnuts 2 stroke engineering Malton North Yorkshire. Full crank engine rebuild January this year.
But you may be able to find someone nearer to you?
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Re: Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 08:12:23 AM »

I've no personal experience but Rob Pemberton at Spa Motorcycles in Cheltenham has been mentioned on here in the past. Additionally one of our members, NSR Nick, used to do some restoration and rebuild work.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 08:22:16 AM »
Not forgetting the same names of guys we mention regularly and are in the services thread.
NSR Nick, Tony at AJs, guys at TSR

Pretty much the same group as were recommended when you asked who could perhaps fix you bike once you realised it wasn’t running right.

Have you really exhausted the possibilities to sort it out in situ? Confirmed the engine has to come out?
The contingency budget to get someone to strip and rebuild has to be £1K ....
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2020, 10:52:01 AM »
Actually thinking about it, have you managed to have anyone take a look at it? There’s a possibility I need to go to Nuneaton next week...
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2020, 11:51:39 AM »
Nobody has looked at it yet but taking the tank off to clean it out/ derust the inside resulted in a half fitted fuel pipe falling off and petrol pissing out over the cases which immediately melted the paint. Must have been aerosol. Now seeing as I now need to refinish both cases I'm thinking I'll just get the whole thing stripped and rebuilt properly. Don't want to waste effort doing stuff to it and then find its been for nothing. Some things I've found lead me to think a bit of bodgery may have taken place during its restoration.

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2020, 12:25:01 PM »
Ok, understand.
Maximum peace of mind will come from having someone tear down, check and reassemble.
At least  you can take care of the paint!
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 12:54:48 PM »
Nobody has looked at it yet but taking the tank off to clean it out/ derust the inside resulted in a half fitted fuel pipe falling off and petrol pissing out over the cases which immediately melted the paint. Must have been aerosol. Now seeing as I now need to refinish both cases I'm thinking I'll just get the whole thing stripped and rebuilt properly. Don't want to waste effort doing stuff to it and then find its been for nothing. Some things I've found lead me to think a bit of bodgery may have taken place during its restoration.

Deoxy C for removing rust from tank
https://www.bilthamber.com/deox-c
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2020, 01:29:44 PM »
Thanks. I've got a gallon of evaporust in it at the moment. If that dosent give the desired result I'll try the Deox.