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  • 6 months later...

So this nearly survived another Eastcapescapade in November.


The gearbox locked up about 5km short of the finish, so it got loaded on the trailer and I rode bitch on the RGV150 to finish the ride on a bike.

I finally got to pulling it down and found the same issue that I had riding into Gizzy the year before.


The selector retaining screw had wobbled out. You can see all the scratch marks where it had jammed the mechanism.

I put this back in with lots of loctite so hopefully it won't happen again!

I had been getting worried about the engine during the ride, I had convinced myself there was a bearing on the way out, so I whipped the head and barrel off and gave it all a good wriggle, but everything seems to feel nice and tight.

Plenty of oil deposits in there though! I'll be using a better quality oil going forward I think.


I've cleaned all the carbon off everything and have just been waiting on a new set of rings to replace one I bent :(

I'm quite looking forward to getting it nanging around again. Hopefully I'll have it back together tonight!


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It lives!

There were challenges. I hadn't bent a ring, it was the carbon deposits in the ring grooves that were making the rings tight.

That meant the new rings were also tight, so I ordered a whole new piston...

Which arrived and was for a different model of TS100...

In the end I bent one of the old rings in half and used it as a scraper to clean out the ring grooves.


Also on the east cape ride, the muffler fell off at one stage, it had chewed itself to bits to where the spring was loose. So i've fixed that up now.



I took it for a ride to town today.

Fuck its awful. I need to sort out the petrol tank mounts as all the rubber has worn out and the vibration and noise is horrific.

How I've done two east cape rides on this bike, I have no idea.

I'll get it to be fun again soon with a bit more tinkering.


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So by the end of the last east cape ride this had a really horrid vibration, made more horrid by the petrol tank rattling.

Last time I took it out for a ride I had a fairly solid look over it all to work out where more issues might be.

I found the chain was quite loose, the cush drive sloppy, the petrol tank issue and a loose engine mount.  I'm hoping the engine mount might be what was letting the vibrations out.

I got a new tank rubber set from Ali, machined up a thing and set about modifying the mount:




Much better!

Last night I cleaned and tightened the chain, and have whipped the wheel off to inspect the cush drive. Yup that's fucked.


So I need to sort that out, clean the air filter, advance the timing and then start thrashing it to work again, hopefully keeping my will to live intact.

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