Category Archives: Maintenance

Easy access

Working on the Sportster is great – such easy access to everything!

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MOT time

It was MOT time this week. I changed the driver side ball joints as they had a warning last year, the lower one had noticeable slop. I didn’t check the handbrake, or the driver side ball joints this year – … Continue reading

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MOT pass

Yesterday the Sportster passed it’s MOT. Testers were ready and waiting as they heard it coming! Advisory on near side lower balls joint so I’ll be replacing that. He said there’s only a tiny amount of play but they’re relatively … Continue reading

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MOT Pass

MOT Pass – bar a slightly dodgy light on the rear number plate everything is fine Might get some LED’s for the number plate lights and solder them in. The plastic ones I have are of very poor quality

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MOT Time is just around the corner

Got my MOT reminder this week, time to stick the Sportster up on the ramps and see how its doing this year Have noticed a few rust spots that need sorting on the chassis underneath the doors – this is … Continue reading

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Engine issues

My M20B28 started making loud high pitch noise. The pitch changed with RPM and seem to reduce under load. I thought it might be a loose belt or a shot bearing. Noise was located near the back of the engine. … Continue reading

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1st Aniversary of SVA pass

I can’t believe its been a year and 2300 miles already! It’s been little turbulent in that time: Shortly after SVA pass we lost a wing stay (oops) During December a complete disaster with the lower wishbone. While off the … Continue reading

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MOT

It’s been a year since the MOT it passed today! No problems at all with emissions on the rebuilt engine. Only one small problem, the hand brake cable had slipped out of one of these things: The solution was to … Continue reading

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A few new bits

Swapped the alternator out today as the old one was showing signs of failing. New one charges properly at 14v. Replaced the blue temp sensor in the hopes of fixing occasional warm start issues, but that will need more testing. … Continue reading

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Temp Sensor

The reason the temp sensor was not working is that the bigger bit at the end that does the sensing had fallen off! Doh. New sensor from CBS looks a lot better. The switch has an override setting so if … Continue reading

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