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by julianharty
26 Sep 2022 16:06
Forum: Off road bikes
Topic: How can the steering lock be removed undamaged?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: How can the steering lock be removed undamaged?

Kamel,
That's wonderful, I've never seen anything like this cover before. I've ordered one and will then see if I can work out how to remove my current cover without damaging it (knowing I've a replacement if needed).
Julian
by julianharty
21 Aug 2022 21:22
Forum: Factory customs
Topic: Measuring the Engine Oil Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Measuring the Engine Oil Pressure

Mike, thanks for the tip. AFAIK the oil seal should be fine, but it'll be worth investigating again if I find the oil pressure drops when I ride the bike with hot engine oil. FYI the engine was rebuilt by Benjy and I've ridden it for about 3000 miles post rebuild. He replaced the crankshaft, the mai...
by julianharty
21 Aug 2022 21:08
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Bogging down/ rough running problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1261

Re: Bogging down/ rough running problem

Matt, I had a similar behaviour on my Kanguro X, but not as extreme as you've had. Mine would eventually 'clear' and rev out particularly if I let it build the revs gently. The exhaust was very sooty, and so on. And if I rode it at slow speed for a while (as I had to at an event in late June then th...
by julianharty
20 Aug 2022 19:57
Forum: Factory customs
Topic: Measuring the Engine Oil Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Measuring the Engine Oil Pressure

As part of a long running saga where the oil pressure light came on from time to time on my 501 New York I ended up first swapping the oil pressure switch twice and then doing a bunch of other things to try and make sense of what was happening and whether my engine was stressed and losing oil pressu...
by julianharty
19 Aug 2022 09:50
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Busbar- 350 sport front connector box?
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Busbar- 350 sport front connector box?

Matt, I think Steve Brown may well have some old ones he'll let you have for a song (or a couple of quid). I don't think they have the coloured dots on them anymore though. As others have suggested it might be better to buy new terminal blades for your one, if you can find suitable ones. Something l...
by julianharty
11 Aug 2022 16:32
Forum: The 500
Topic: Fitting longer shocks
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Fitting longer shocks

I'd recommend buying YSS shocks, possibly those listed for R45 would work as well for you as they suit my New York (see http://www.morini-riders-club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7065 for details). They're softly sprung for the New York where the rear suspension is more angled than on the 500 ...
by julianharty
11 Aug 2022 16:23
Forum: Bikes and bits for sale
Topic: SOLD now.
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Pete Fishers 250 rolling chassis

Pete,
I'm interested, I'll email you. I was toying with buying it at the time.

Julian
by julianharty
06 Aug 2022 18:38
Forum: Off road bikes
Topic: How can the steering lock be removed undamaged?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: How can the steering lock be removed undamaged?

This is a broadly similar lock http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/lock/index.htm John, I agree it's broadly similar however the way the Kanguro lock is held in differs significantly. FWIW I successfully removed steering locks from other Moto Morinis and documented the process here http://www.morini-riders-...
by julianharty
06 Aug 2022 18:06
Forum: Off road bikes
Topic: How can the steering lock be removed undamaged?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

How can the steering lock be removed undamaged?

I'd like to remove my Kanguro's steering lock, ideally without destroying whatever's holding it in place as I doubt I can obtain replacements. The bike's an X (or X0 if you prefer) i.e. with a front drum brake. I don't have a key for it. I've attached a photo of it FYI. Advice welcome. Bonus points ...
by julianharty
27 Jul 2022 18:09
Forum: Bikes and bits for sale
Topic: 3 1/2 FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: 3 1/2 FOR SALE

For anyone interested in the bike, here's a link to the advert https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/570634804542926/ I've seen this bike (or at least one very similar) for sale several times over the last few years. If it's the one I remember it was sold by NLM several years ago before they clo...
by julianharty
25 Jul 2022 19:51
Forum: Bikes and bits for sale
Topic: Anyone in Straya looking for a 3½ Sport?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Anyone in Straya looking for a 3½ Sport?

Just out of idle interest and for comparison, what are the prices? 12,000 NZD + 15% buyer's premium for a 1975 Moto Morini 3 1/2 https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/moto-morini/listing/3683286157?rsqid=6d57e53b047d4267bc36d1de1335b5b2-001 and that's the lower bo...
by julianharty
16 Jul 2022 17:40
Forum: X-Cape
Topic: Anyone got one?
Replies: 38
Views: 10289

Re: Anyone got one?

Thats all my RS cost, not too many years ago. Big K series are hard to sell. I am determined to get a test ride on an Xcape before long. Just checking, was it a K100RS? or an R100RS as you'd previously posted? Anyway, I'd be tempted to have a K100RS at some point if only I had much more garage spac...
by julianharty
16 Jul 2022 17:36
Forum: Factory customs
Topic: Suitable replacement rear shock absorbers for New Yorks and Excaliburs
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Suitable replacement rear shock absorbers for New Yorks and Excaliburs

In case anyone else ever needs this information apart from me, I can recommend a pair of YSS eco line classic shocks. The model I bought is the RE302-320T-05S-88 and they're a mid-range quality and more finely adjustable than the originals. They're also slightly lighter (no I didn't weigh them to ge...
by julianharty
16 Jul 2022 17:20
Forum: X-Cape
Topic: Anyone got one?
Replies: 38
Views: 10289

Re: Anyone got one?

3potjohn wrote: 15 Jul 2022 18:14 A similar weight, speed and range as my R100RS.Not bad for £900 including panniers.
Sold because the faster you went the better it felt. Until you tried to stop quickly.
So on balance a very tempting bike. Gold wheels look good.
£900? where? :)
by julianharty
08 Jul 2022 08:43
Forum: X-Cape
Topic: Anyone got one?
Replies: 38
Views: 10289

Re: Anyone got one?

IMG_20220702_172423__1656798030_185.210.163.199.jpg IMG_20220702_141545__1656797906_185.210.163.199.jpg I put 360 miles on one today during the National Rally. The range was 220 miles at 65mpg. The handling is superb. It does 60mph at about 4,000 rpm. There are some vibes but not uncomfortable. The...