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Common faults
Up north
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September 5, 2019 - 1:27 pm
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I guess you could say this is already covered across several topics.I was thinking what are the common faults/things to look out for on different models.Over the last year of putting mine back on the road there are several faults that seem to have cropped up and it seems i aint the only one to have them.From my experience on a D14 I've had the following


Crank plates

Kickstart.Quadrant teeth worn and the pinion spring.

worn throttle slide.

Yellow wire on the alternator

Dodgy rectifier

4th gear jumping out

Dodgy headlamp springs

corroded/burnt wiring

bent crank shafts/ends broken off/cracked

Buying the wrong sized kickstart shaft!

Leaky exhaust gaskets

Broken front spindle bolts(the ones that hold the spindle to the bottom of the forks)

Ill fitting fork bushes

You name it I seem to have had them all!

Any more you can think of and we can have a laugh about it 🙂

What's 7/16 in mm again?

Newport Pagnell
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September 5, 2019 - 8:50 pm
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Could add chains and sprockets!

D1, D14/4, Guzzi LeMans, Triumph Trident 900, Maserati 160 t4. Mk1 Mini Traveller, Berkeley T60.

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