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Re: Hi, thanks for accepting me into your group 👍
« Reply #10 on: Jun 28, 2020, 09:33 PM »
Just have a cat handy for when you do the valve clearance and you will be fine.

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Re: Hi, thanks for accepting me into your group 👍
« Reply #11 on: Jun 28, 2020, 10:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum, enjoy the ride.
As you've heard there is a lot of love for the Mk1 here, just don't post pictures including headlights and noone seems to mind. Me and my MK1 feel like we are still just getting to know each other a year on.
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Curious about powder coating as mine also has plenty rust at the welds, whats a ballpark cost for that?


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Re: Hi, thanks for accepting me into your group 👍
« Reply #12 on: Jun 29, 2020, 09:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by John hughes [+]
...How difficult are the valve clearances to do ? Iím a pretty competent home mechanic, and will do all servicing myself...

It was too much for my barely competent spannering to take on, so I had my local bike shop do it. If done as part of a major service, one where the tank and air box is removed, it needn't cost much (iirc +£120 on top of the standard service charge, ie. 3 hours). They hadn't shifted since the last check 18k mile ago so it wasn't necessary for mine. The point I'm making is that mine haven't needed adjusting since new. Both checks at 22k miles and 40k miles remained within tolerance.

Not recommending you don't check them, for peace of mind it's worth it, just don't expect to have to re-shim them (although sod's law is that you will have to).

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Re: Hi, thanks for accepting me into your group 👍
« Reply #13 on: Jun 29, 2020, 09:08 AM »
And if you really want to do it yourself, some bedtime reading on this link below may be useful 🤔

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Re: Hi, thanks for accepting me into your group 👍
« Reply #14 on: Jun 29, 2020, 09:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by runtothehills [+]
Curious about powder coating as mine also has plenty rust at the welds, whats a ballpark cost for that?

Hi, Mine cost me £25 a few years ago but well worth it as it sorted out the ugly rust marks around the welds. Shop around for powder coaters in your area and see what sort of prices they ask.
Yellow pages brings up three different firms serving the Cardigan area
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