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Old 20th December 2009, 22:02   #31
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My Bike is spending the weekend over at the mechanic's.

The springs in the front fork are out.
Petrol tank has a minor leak.

Welding needed for:
Crack in the rear stay. Generic issue with the older thunderbird.
Clamp in the rear light assembly is broken.
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Old 21st December 2009, 04:59   #32
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I think the carb is an Amal 276 with a horizontal float chamber (separate)
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Old 21st December 2009, 05:03   #33
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Smith's speedometers are "Chronometric" and the needle moves or flickers back and forth with slight changes in speed.
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You are right. The needle is positioned by a clockwork mechanism depending on the speed. Unlike the magnetic speedo needle which moves along the speed and if stopped suddenly it returns to the rest position, the chronometric speedo needle stays where it is when suddenly stopped. The clockwork needs to be running for the needle to return to the rest position.
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That is a 1951 350 cc bike.
The guy who owns it has a bunch of other vintages as well.
A true collector.
@bblost, the silencer is aftermarket one for offroads.. any ideas where it can be sourced from.?

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amals are not that hard to find but what is hard to find is a complete amal. some thing or the other would be missing out of it.
@desideep, any idea where one can get a incomplete Amal or parts?


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I think the carb is an Amal 276 with a horizontal float chamber (separate)
@sudharma, I believe you meant Vertical float chamber (seperate) attached to the left or right side of the carb but the attachment fits on the bottom of the carb.

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Old 21st December 2009, 11:32   #35
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bblost is that Deepaks bike? is that Amal carb?
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:41   #36
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@bblost, the silencer is aftermarket one for offroads.. any ideas where it can be sourced from.?
Will ask my mechanic, when I goto pic my bike up.

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bblost is that Deepaks bike? is that Amal carb?

The photo's were clicked by Deepak. Indiethumper based in Hyderabad now. The oldie does not belong to him.
His bike however was also at the shed that day and getting some stuff done up. But I don't think its there in any of the pics.
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Old 26th December 2009, 22:14   #37
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Hey sorry but I did not get to meet the mechanic.
Picked up my bike last week and have not yet settled my bill itself.

The tank had a pin hole type of leak. Welded.

The front fork springs replaced. Bike has gone quite stiff. The ride is a little jarring but I am unable to decide if I hate it or like it.
The bumps are felt tighter than before but I love grazing the stand more.

The turnings have become awesome.
Love my bike, had a short 40 kms ride in traffic and enjoyed every minute of it.
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Old 15th April 2010, 11:52   #38
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Hi Guys,

I have a 2003 TB, and I absolutely love the bike. But, over the years and at the hands of incompetent mechanics a lot of small things with the bike have gone awry. Can someone recommend a really competent mechanic in Noida / Ghaziabad / Delhi who can help me with this? Please do not suggest any RE Service Centers (they are absolutely incompetent). I just want to get my original TB back!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 16th April 2010, 13:32   #39
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@bblost- What is the average mileage the bike delivers in the city?
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The bad boy removed his odo a long time back.

I doubt he has an exact figure for the efficiency!
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Old 16th April 2010, 13:53   #41
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Hi Guys,

Any giude or pictures which show how to adjust tappets. I would be of great help because i would like to do it myself.

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Old 18th September 2010, 19:16   #42
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My bikes front tire started wobbling. So got it trued today.
Feels planted on the road now.
Rs 100 for banging it back into shape.
Next time will need to replace the rim.
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OT: At the same place found this rim. Its a 14k done FZ.
I am shocked at the crack.
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@bblost: here are pics of my uncle's '76 Bull.he left to saudi and now the bull's responsibility lies with me.the bike has been idle for 2 months(blame it on my exams).removed the battery(12V) a week back and got it charged today.this is my first experience with a bull and i don't know sh!t.i live in tolichowki and don't even know any mechanic.badly need your help sir
what should i do now? my driver has agreed to wire up the battery but if it doesn't start, what do i do? how do i get it to a mech?

PS:i'm a 19 year-old medico who doesn't know sh!t about Bulls.please bear with my ignorance.
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My bikes front tire started wobbling. So got it trued today.
Feels planted on the road now.
Sorry for going OT, my Pulsar's front wheel has started wobbling. Its the stock alloy wheel. The castrol bike people could not do anything about it. What may be the reason?
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Old 21st September 2010, 21:36   #45
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You might want to check the bearings and wheel balancing.

Is there any uneven wear and tear of the tire. Is the problem occurring even when you take your hands off the front wheel.

Is the front brake engaging correctly.

Did you meet with any accident or did the bike fall down.
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