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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:15 am

Hi Bob,
Was interested to see your post as I live on the Wirral and rumble around on an 06 GRiSO 1100, hope to see you around on a GRiSO soon. Cheers, Chris

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:20 pm

paulbrice wrote:
Longer term plan involving rebuilding CARC bevel box sounds like too much pain for a small cosmetic gain....

Even scrapped boxes have your patina & at least your CARC wording isn't fecked (see ebay currently)

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And Carc covers don't look much better than scratched ones IMHO (before we start on the price)

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I think best option is to dress it carefully and paint it satin black where it's scratched - 90% better and 300% cheaper !

I saw this eBay ad last week, and tend to agree with you.  I enquired about spares with MG dealer, can only be purchased complete with its internal drive gears…2300 UKp  Shocked  
I like the term, ‘Patina’  Cool


guzzichris wrote:
Hi Bob,
Was interested to see your post as I live on the Wirral and rumble around on an 06 GRiSO 1100, hope to see you around on a GRiSO soon. Cheers, Chris

That’s a definite, I’ll PM you after I’ve collected it this weekend Thumbs Up

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:36 pm

beetle wrote:
They actually crash pretty well. The valve covers should be considered sacrificial. If you end up like me or Pete, you won't be selling it, ever...


I’ve seen ‘head’ protectors, that bolt down under the rocker cover with an extra gasket.  Are these of use?


Pete Roper wrote:
And don't call it a differential! It doesn't differentiate between anything, it's on a single track vehicle! It has no planetaries! It's a bevelbox! (Mutter, grumble........)

Noted.  I walk in the presence of Gods  cheers

Bob

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:47 pm

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I’ve seen ‘head’ protectors, that bolt down under the rocker cover with an extra gasket.  Are these of use?

Bob

Not for the 8V you haven't. There is no way to retain anything between rocker cover and head on the 8V. There are a variety of rocker protection bars for the pushrod motors but the Hi Cams can't use them.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:28 pm


KC34 in Italy make some bolt-on valve cover crash protectors for the 8V. They look functional, but a bit naff. I wanted a set until I saw them on MrBob’s Tenni.

I’ve crashed my GRiSO around 8 times. I’ve repaired mine many times. They’re about 40% JB Weld now. I have spare new ones in case I hole one, however.



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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:11 pm

Problem is that on the 8V anything designed to 'Protect' the rocker covers that bolts onto the four rocker cover retaining bolts is going to transfer all the force of any tip over directly to the cambox/rocker carrier casting. It's going to do that through four 6mm threads into a light aluminium casting just below the rocker cover. The amount of energy required to do serious damage to that casting is fairly minimal.

Really, far better to just sacrifice a rocker cover or build something like Evans has. A sort of 'Scuff pad' for the outside of the cover.

The reality is if you hit anything hard enough to smash a rocker cover the bike will probably be a write off anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:40 pm


The KC34 units don't bolt onto the covers. They attach to the frame.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:59 pm

Ah, ok. So really uggers 😁 and instead of breaking the rocker carrier/cambox they break the timing chest or crankcase instead. Brilliant! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Wirral, UK   Hello from Wirral, UK - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:37 pm

Happy with my GRiSO, and already planning upgrades Cool I am very keen on getting a Corbin seat. Are there any Ghetto members with a Corbin or other modified seat in the Northwest of England or North Wales that can meet up to allow me to compare / see what they’ve done.

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I just got mine stuffed with memory foam by a seat specialist.
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