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Old 27/09/2017, 09:31 PM
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Hi Paul..

Great post as ever!! I've done the same thing myself!!

I spent ages wrestling in the past!! I find Michelin tyres a lot easier to fit as they are a softer compound.. My Dad spent nearly a whole day fitting a vee rubber tyre to his Bultaco years ago.. I think the tyre went on with sweat and swear words in the end!!!

I'd say go for another swingarm too.. But finding them is getting harder all the time!! ( I have not got one before you ask )

Scott

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Old 08/10/2017, 07:49 PM
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Hi.....after reading your posts and the LL article by Geoff Nunn, I'm wondering what your gearbox was, or was modified to? I'm doing some daydreaming for the spec of something for the future....A Close ratio scrambles box is too close, but I think the Enduro 360 box as per Colin's book might be too wide. Geoff states there is a Very Wide box and a Intermediate Wide. Maybe the latter is what I'm trying to find.

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Old 10/10/2017, 10:45 AM
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Hi Brian,
I raced the 380this year and last year on an intermediate wide ratio. Would be a great box for a green lane bike. Kim raced it once but it was too fast for him.

I have the close ratio one in for Marks They this weekend.
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Old 10/10/2017, 10:14 PM
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Nice to know that info! Green lane or maybe something more important????
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Old 11/10/2017, 01:02 PM
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Nice to know that info! Green lane or maybe something more important????
Exactly Brian, you have guessed my plan for the gearbox
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Old 11/10/2017, 01:06 PM
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Hi Paul,
I am racing at Marks They on Sunday.
Are you ready?

Craig
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Old 11/10/2017, 06:51 PM
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Paul is only coming to collect some authentic Essex Mud, so he looks like an experienced campaigner.....Perhaps we need to keep him away from Kim!
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Old 12/10/2017, 10:04 PM
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Paul is only coming to collect some authentic Essex Mud, so he looks like an experienced campaigner.....Perhaps we need to keep him away from Kim!
You've rumbled me Brian, I'm doing my own version of the Great Escape. every time I go darn sarf I collect a few buckets of your hallowed Essex mud to build my own track up north. I reckon in the 40 years it will take to build the track, the griffon should be about ready.

Craig, sad to say I've been so busy at work I've not had a chance to think about the bike. Gearbox is waiting for me to pick it up from the machine shop after repair of damage from the abortive start up mentioned previously. However I have had time to repair, sand, fill, sand, prime, sand, undercoat, sand, spray, sand , again spray and sand the tank and panels. And they look pretty good if I say so myself. (anyone know where to source the Griffon decals?)

A word of advice to anyone painting their own griffon. Fiat red orange available from Halfords looks prefect for the original griffon red - however it dries a rather fetching shade of Heinz tomato soup However, Ford race red is much better.

As I have accidentally bought myself a Scottish, I wonder if I would be allowed to race on that. Given that Craig and Kim will no doubt take each other out in a 'racing incident', I would no doubt not be last in the Greeves Champ races.
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Old 13/10/2017, 11:50 AM
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You can never be sure what colour paint dries to from the can!!! That looks OK from this distance.... As for racing your Scottish, well perhaps! I did spot a rather odd looking Challenger at one meeting and on investigation, it has a 24 TES frame.....
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Old 14/10/2017, 10:18 AM
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Good thread guys - looking forward to MArks Tey - and McCorset I will be taking you down on your Mighty Gaylord 44bhp Griffon Goldfinger flaky thingy - with my Dads little old 19bhp box standard weeny old 62 Hawkstone MDS Iron Barrel/Girder special - can't wait for it - and don't forget if your thinking of any roughty tuffty Irish tactics - my Racing name isn't "Elbows" for no reason !!!!
See you into that first bend for the holeshot !!

Ps Soggy - looking forward to meeting up again
Cheers Kim

P.s an intermediate Enduro box is no good for MX - first too low second too high .

Spat me off whilst leading the championship race at the Nostalgia ........be perfect for green laning with a smaller rear sprocket (or indeed going ring a ring a roses round your garden )
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