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by MarkB
25 Mar 2020 17:11
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Riding Advice
Replies: 0
Views: 1341

Riding Advice

With the current crisis developing, MAG's latest news update has a very sensible approach for us all to take. We'll soon have further announcements from the club about activities, and may you all stay safe in the meantime. We'll have those v-twins (and singles!) snarling again before too long. All t...
by MarkB
18 Mar 2020 18:20
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Battery not charging - Regulator/Rectifier problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 3741

Re: Battery not charging - Regulator/Rectifier problem?

I'm certainly no electrical expert, but when my own '75 Strada lost the battery charge, I traced the problem to a poor earth connection. I hope it's something as simple in your case.
by MarkB
17 Mar 2020 15:02
Forum: Morini Events
Topic: Stafford Spring Show Postponed
Replies: 0
Views: 1550

Stafford Spring Show Postponed

Here's the announcement: Following the recent announcement from the UK Government, Mortons Events has had to postpone the 40th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show which was due to be held on April 25-26. The safety and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the mo...
by MarkB
10 Mar 2020 16:18
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: 501 parts wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 4458

Re: 501 parts wanted

Quite right Steve. The forum is meant to help and encourage people, and personal comments and rudeness are not welcome.
by MarkB
10 Mar 2020 14:32
Forum: The 500
Topic: Exhaust nuts.
Replies: 16
Views: 5478

Re: Exhaust nuts.

Rossguzzi, reading your posts it sounds as though you don't have a gasket. There should be a soft alloy (?) gasket which is squashable and will take up some of the slack.
by MarkB
17 Feb 2020 13:17
Forum: The 500
Topic: The sidestand!
Replies: 19
Views: 7122

Re: The sidestand!

Who would do such a thing? I've managed to break a few in my time...
by MarkB
22 Jan 2020 14:17
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Bar end mirrors?
Replies: 14
Views: 4229

Re: Bar end mirrors?

I agree Simon, the convex mirrors are so small that you only see a car behind you when it's in the middle of the overtake. (I only discovered this when I bought a Royal Enfield Bullet...). Halcyon give a proper sized clear image, and they're all I use now.
by MarkB
10 Jan 2020 09:29
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Belt supplier
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: Belt supplier

Welcome Simon! I haven't seen the name Brickboy since the demise of the IKBA forum.
by MarkB
29 Nov 2019 10:49
Forum: General motorcycling topics
Topic: Ago Morini helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 5876

Re: Ago Morini helmet

What a lovely piece of history!
by MarkB
29 Nov 2019 10:43
Forum: Projects
Topic: winter stripdown
Replies: 21
Views: 7333

Re: winter stripdown

Adding to what Mark said about areas prone to cracking, also check the rear upper frame where it cantilevers back from the top shock absorber mounts. My '75 Strada had developed stress fractures on both sides there.
by MarkB
29 Nov 2019 10:34
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Bar end mirrors?
Replies: 14
Views: 4229

Re: Bar end mirrors?

Another recommendation for good Halcyon bar end mirrors. I just have one on the right hand side. If you go continental touring, don't forget to swap it to the left bar, otherwise you'll just get an excellent view of the hard shoulder behind you.
by MarkB
11 Nov 2019 13:08
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The new 650 Morini
Replies: 21
Views: 6542

Re: The new 650 Morini

the Italian Morini FB page has many comments saying that it's a Kawasaki Versys. I rode one of those for 1000 miles around Thailand, and it's highly competent: mountain hairpins and climbs, flat-out dual carriageways, gravel trails - whatever you want to do with it. It just had no soul or sense of i...
by MarkB
17 Oct 2019 12:49
Forum: Morini Events
Topic: Stafford Oct 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Re: Stafford Oct 2019

Paul Compton will have his flywheel remagnetiser there too.
by MarkB
07 Oct 2019 11:07
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: handle bars
Replies: 16
Views: 4830

Re: handle bars

If you PM me your email address I've got photos of the Tarozzi 'high rise' clip-ons that I had on my Strada. (Clamped to the fork stanchions as on a Sport).
by MarkB
26 Sep 2019 14:11
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Exhausted
Replies: 14
Views: 4239

Re: Exhausted

I've had some downpipes with the long extension on the LHS, others without, and one where the extension had clearly been hacksawed off. In real life I don't think it matters.