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by gorman
Sat May 31, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF 36 as/ad vs bs/bd
Replies: 15
Views: 11717

Thanks Craig. I've removed the rear carb since posting last time and it has a 155 main jet. Here's what my jet settings are at current: front (rear): Needle K4 position 2 (K4 position 2), Main jet 145 (155), Pilot 70 (70), Choke jet 60 (70), Slide 60/1 (60/1), Needle jet 265 AB (265 AB). It seems th...
by gorman
Mon May 26, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF 36 as/ad vs bs/bd
Replies: 15
Views: 11717

I also have the PHM 40 BD/BS carbs in my bike and took the front one off yesterday. I've noticed it has a 145 size main jet fitted. I think the quoted jet sizes for the MHR is 135 and 140 iirc. That means the front and rear one takes different sizes? I'll remove my rear one tonight to see what it's ...
by gorman
Sat May 24, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

Feedback: I decided to settle on the Avons and had a pair of AM26 Roadriders fitted yesterday. The wheels are still off the bike as I want to use to opportunity to clean all the little places one cannot get to with the wheels fitted. These tyres look a 100 times better than the ones I had on and by ...
by gorman
Thu May 22, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF 36 as/ad vs bs/bd
Replies: 15
Views: 11717

Ernie,

Have you ever found an answer to your question about the differences between the AS/AD and BS/BD carbs?
by gorman
Sun May 18, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

I've added the Continetal TKV and the Metzeler Lasertec tyre pictures to my previous post. Those Continentals also look very nice - I'll investigate their availability as well. In South Africa Continentals are vey popular car tyres, but you don't see a lot of them on bikes. If I have to sort them in...
by gorman
Sun May 18, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

I'm sure the BT45's will be perfect and so will the Avons - I've done a search for other nice tyres available in the correct sizes of 100/90x18 and 120/90x18 that's also V-rated. Here's a few pics of each: Avon AM26 Roadrider: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u77/gorma900/1-Avon_AM26-pair-a.jpg Br...
by gorman
Thu May 15, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

I've read on the advrider forum about a couple of KTM 990 riders who fitted the AM26s for road use and they were very impressed - I might just stick with the Avons if I can get hold of them.
by gorman
Thu May 15, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

Following on from the link Steve posted, it seems that the Avons replacing the Super Venom is the AM26 Roadrider - or that's what the Avon website suggests in any case...

http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle/ ... wtyre&id=6
by gorman
Wed May 14, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

I've Googled the DOT codes and it seems the W (and the X on the front tyre) in front of the three digit DOT code is just an indication in which plant the tyre was manufactured. The normal three digit DOT code depicts the week and year of the 1980's and if it has a little triangle behind it then the ...
by gorman
Wed May 14, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

Peter, I've looked at the DOT numbers and whereas in my 97 SS's tyres it follows the format you mentioned, the Avons on the 82 SS have a format that starts with a W and then three digits after it. Any idea what the W would represent? Geoff, does Avon not have a replacement tyre for the Super Venoms,...
by gorman
Mon May 12, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Avon Super Venom - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 12062

Avon Super Venom - any good?

I bought my 82 900SS with Avon Super Venom's fitted (AM20 front and AM 18 rear). The thread on these tyres are still as new, but is there any way to determine how old these tyres might be? I've read once that one should replace tyres if the are older than four years even is thread is still okay. Als...
by gorman
Mon May 12, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from South Africa - '82 900SS
Replies: 1
Views: 1755

New member from South Africa - '82 900SS

Hi, I've recently bought a beautifull 1982 900SS and also have a 1997 900SS. The new one has done only 24000km and is mechanically very sound and even cosmetically it is in very good condition. It does have a small dent in the tank though and knowing that it's going to bother me, I probably will rep...
by gorman
Mon May 12, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Moving calipers to rear of forks on 900SS
Replies: 2
Views: 2591

Moving calipers to rear of forks on 900SS

I was sitting and checking my '82 900SS's specs to Ian Falloon's restoration guide yesterday when I noticed a picture of an S2 with the calipers behind the forks. Knowing that the 82 900SS shared the same forks as the S2, I had a closer look and seems that if one swap around the left and right forks...

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