RC READERS RECOMMEND…
A service star goes to Al Osborn of AO services, who sells the A-reg regulator / rectifiers, among other electrical products. I had a recent charging issue – he gave good advice and had the A-reg-6 in for testing. Ed Lazda, member
How many Yamaha main dealers would be able to sell you oil filter plate gaskets for a T140 oily frame, off the shelf, 75p each? Stand up and be counted, Peter Hammonds of Cirencester.
An associated tip: once you have a good example of a small gasket, print a photocopy of it so you always have a template ‘in case’. Roy Plowman, member 58
Peter Hammonds are good for Yamaha too. They did me a set of OEM engine bars for my Tracer cheaper than anyone online. Paul Jennings, member
What a pleasure to unreservedly recommend Steve of Wheelwise Engineering (01403 864533). We presented him with a difficult to find and stupidly expensive to replace rim that not only had numerous flats (major and minor), it also turned out to have twists present. The true extent of the many faults really only became painfully apparent when the wheel was in the jig, and proved to be a real challenge to eliminate.
The wheel was cleaned, trued and rebuilt, and is now fit for another 60-odd years of service. It’s a credit to both the original materials, which six decades from manufacture still permitted the straightening to be achieved, and Steve’s infinite patience and craftsmanship. When we arrived, there was a chap who had travelled from Wales to drop off rims, which must say something for Steve’s reputation.
Many thanks also to those who recommended him to us. Much appreciated! Ieish Gamah, member 1653
He rebuilt both sets of wheels for my pre-war T80s and did a super job, including finding the special taper roller bearings for the front hubs Bill Barnes, member