Earwig

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Re: Earwig

Postby 2StrokeDreamer » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:12 pm

Alan H wrote:Well, if you need spares, let me know.


Cheers, there is bound to be something. I've asked for as many bits as I can think of, that I think I'll need - so there'll probably be many more missed out.

I paid less than £600 for the Earwig AND the engineless Yeti. It's just a case of watching and a bit of luck. I only paid a tad over £600 for the green 550k, but it did take 3 years to do. I sold a fairly complete 550K early last year for £500 too. The GS wheels and swing arm fit easy, and can be put back standard without a problem if you need to.


I guess this is probably the difference between picking them up locally, and from the businesses bringing in the american barn finds eh? (the soon-to-be-mine is from a barn find - I've checked NOVA to make sure the frame is registered there, it is).

Any particular places you keep an eye out or is it really just ebay/gumtree and/or who-you-know-not-what-you-know?
(I suspect I could get addicted to these Suzi triples, and I'm already liking the idea of having a T500 much further down the line)

And perhaps the Earwig may have another identity when it's back on the road this year. 8-) Watch the thread, plans are afoot.


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Re: Earwig

Postby Alan H » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:36 am

Clutch issues on another thread....
The saga (and re rebuild) continues.......
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Re: Earwig

Postby Alan H » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:43 pm

The Earwig engine is refitted and the remantling of the rest can commence.
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Re: Earwig

Postby PaulD738 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:48 pm

Coming on nicely Al 8-)
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
A quote from my old dad 8-)

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Re: Earwig

Postby Alan H » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:13 am

After getting through a list of jobs in the shed and garden, managed to get some bits done on the A and J 550s yesterday. Both engines in now and the 'spiders' are nice & clean, so on to fitting them and the oil pumps. Got a bag of O rings for the pumps and got 'several' pumps ready, but where tf are the drive pins? Obviously in a VERY safe place, so ordered some 3mm stainless rod to make some. I got a bagful of plaggy washers for the spider to cases connections and I suspect they're with the pins, ffs.
Nowt straightforrard is there?
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Re: Earwig

Postby barney01 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:40 am

Haha! Know the feeling Alan :lol: i managed a 6 mile ride on my J yesterday (just to chemist to pick up essential prescription) got home to find rear light lens missing! :o fortunately there is a guy selling perfect replicas on eblob.
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Re: Earwig

Postby Roger Ackery » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:05 pm

Hi Barney, did the lens simply unscrew it's self, OR was there human intervention, that you didn't see after returning from the Chemist :?:

Stay safe during these testing times ;)
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Re: Earwig

Postby barney01 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:38 pm

Alan its very strange as the screws pulled out of the chrome cover and the threaded inserts have gone too :roll:
Been back along the route on my pushbike but no sign of it.
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Re: Earwig

Postby Alan H » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:08 pm

If you meant the ones in the reflector Barney, I can't help as I haven't a spare 'early' dogbone light for the twin bulb lamp.
I know that Paul swapped a dogbone style for a round lamp on his T500, but it might be a single bulb type. You can only ask.
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Re: Earwig

Postby PaulD738 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:28 pm

Alan H wrote:If you meant the ones in the reflector Barney, I can't help as I haven't a spare 'early' dogbone light for the twin bulb lamp.
I know that Paul swapped a dogbone style for a round lamp on his T500, but it might be a single bulb type. You can only ask.


Too late I’ve already flogged it :oops:
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
A quote from my old dad 8-)

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