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Postby Topper » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:15 pm

Hello
Probably a silly question, the tracks on my Tiger 1 are too loose or too tight, when I turn right or left ,one of the late war wheels comes off, Do I tighten or loosen the tracks?
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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:34 pm

Hello :D
That her wheel come off? the Sprocket (toothed wheel which drives the track) a rolling roller, or tensioning wheel?

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:07 pm

Generally speaking, a track will leave a wheel if it is too loose. However, another common cause is that all the wheels, sprokets and idlers are not correctly aligned. Check alignment first then adjust tension. Test, repeat if necessary!

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Postby Topper » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:28 pm

Thanks

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:03 pm

Are the gearboxes secure, if not the output shafts will not run true,
Do you have gearbox output shaft bearings installed, Are the output shafts straight,
Are the sprockets tight,Are the idlers true, Are all the wheelsets in line and firmly mounted,
Are you running outdoors in sand or soft earth or long grass,
Do the tracks when they come off the top of the sprocket pass over the top of the first and second wheel sets touching down on the top of the third wheel set, If they touch down earlier they are too loose.
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Postby Topper » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:34 pm

Thanks for your help!!!
One of the sprockets and both tracks were loose. Can you recommend a decent set of Alan keys, I have a lot of keys but none are a good fit.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:39 pm

Any small metric set should be fine.

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:49 pm

General Jumbo01 wrote:Any small metric set should be fine.

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Postby Topper » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:50 pm

Thanks
I live in Ilford, moved in 1989, I passed my motorbike test in Braintree in 1987

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:04 pm

Funny, l used to know Stratford and passed wind in 1987. What prompted those unrelated snippets? ;)

Do you still ride? I retired from motorbikes when l decided l probably wouldn't bounce as well as l did when young but l couldn't sell my powered 2 wheels - still love cycling though.

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Postby Topper » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:14 pm

What prompted those unrelated snippets": I'm a Londoner that moved to Essex. "
I own a VFR800 and a GL500 ,I dont really use them but cant sell them, I had friends in Witham and Maldon, I dont know what there like today but in the 1980's it was beautiful,

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:36 pm

Passed my Motorcycle test in the early 60s on a BSA M20 dispatch bike, Utter crap but it lit a flame that still burns
Had lots of Brit Bikes most 2nd or 3rd hand and equally rubbish and a few German Bikes including a Zundapp that had the gear pedal on the "Wrong Side"then I bought two motorcycles that to this day I regret selling, A Kawasaki ZXR 750 H and a Kawasaki ZR 750 Zephyr, Both quite different but both wonderful pieces of engineering,
Right now I ride an ever aging but still lots of fun 1200 Suzuki Bandit.All original although it has had new forks ,rear shocks,under engine cowl a replacement saddle and rear seat cowl + Nonfango hard luggage and heated grips as well as a series of exhaust systems this one being an Ackropovic stainless/Titanium exhaust system, Beautiful tone.
This Italian grey import was a bargain when new and with a set of replacement clocks I don't know its true mileage but I suppose its a keeper :thumbup: :haha:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:56 pm

:D

We're all the same, kids at heart with a love of fine engineering and unable to part with our past toys! The Fuckleburgh Collection lives in East Essex but l was born in Stratford, moved to Woolwich at 3 then found a female in Leigh on Sea when l was 20, that introducing me to Essex. The move came when l was 30 with a girl from West London. I passed my bike test at 16 and car test at 17, both 1st time and l was lethal, my first car was a Cologne replica race Capri modified for road use (still illegal!). It knew the Southend Arterial intimately, usually driven after midnight and at speeds always under 30 mph, well 130 anyway. In those days the police got to know you and looked after you!

All this has absolutely nothing to do Taigen Road Wheels, l had Compomotive split rims fitted and my Dunlop intermediates never came off them
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Postby Topper » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:22 pm

My 1st bike was a bantam D10, after that a /tiger cub, along came the Japanese and CB250, VT500,CX500, VF750sc,XN85 turbo had two of those,CBR1000, CBR100FJ (I think) VFR800Fi1,another CX eurosport,GL500 and a Moto Guzzi 750 Targa,

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:40 pm

During the Suez crisis of 1956 when petrol rationing was in force my Father ran a BSA Bantam on "Ronsonol" lighter fluid, which was not rationed,
A bottle lasted a week and got him to St Albans from Pitsdown all week.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:32 pm

Back in the 60s when l used to race 1/24 slot cars at the various London 'raceways', we used Ronson lighter fuel to clean the motor comms and brushes by squirting the fluid in the motors then driving off. The fluid would ignite and burn off the carbon deposits, the cars leaving a brief trail of flames. Given the motors we used then cost around £6 (a London terraced house cost £600) we took quite a risk! Not recommended for RC tanks though. Or Taigen wheels.

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Postby Topper » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:58 pm

London terraced house cost £600) = £750,000

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:02 pm

I bought one in 1980 for £20k and sold it a year later for £40k. Just in time? Not really, Essex is just the eastern east end of London so the next cost me £50k. Now it's £400k but it's not profit, just crazy inflation.

Unlike Taigen road wheels that can be bought from Forgebear very pleasantly priced.

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