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Hi, I have a running issue with the Hesketh using a GILL ignition module and pick up.
The bike was running perfect for about 40 miles and then just lost power, almost like running out of fuel but the tank was full.
I had the bike recovered and checked it over,there is a good supply of fuel to the carbs which were checked and cleaned about 100 miles ago as the bike had been standing for a while. There was no sign of dirt or water in the carbs. There is a spark, but on checking the timing it is very retarded at low RPM and does not advance at all
I've contacted GILL but they are not very helpfull
I've replaced all the other electrical bits, plugs, caps, coils
Has anyone else experienced this and if so what was the cure
Regards Chris
Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: Big End Bearing Shells
« Last post by Dave Snr on April 20, 2017, 08:56:09 AM »
Just to tidy up this post, for anyone looking for big end shells in the future.
The Hesketh V1000 and Vampire use Vandervell big end shells, part number VP6502 for a nominal crank pin diameter of 54.000mm.

Unfortunately this does not help Dave S as he is building the Hesketh Vulcan which uniquely has a long stroke crank to take the capacity out to 1200cc and he has now found that the crank pins are a different diameter. Keep searching Dave.

Dave H
Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Big End Bearing Shells
« Last post by David S on April 03, 2017, 02:02:50 PM »
The crank I plan to use on my project bike needs the journals to be reground (20thou probably).

My trusted engineering company is struggling to find shells to suit. Can anybody help with a brand and part number?

Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: Hesketh V1000 MkII Rear Brake Disc
« Last post by Miti on February 11, 2017, 06:22:13 PM »
Hi David;

If you're using the Tiger 955i wheel and hub, the original disc was 310 mm and you'll be aware that Mick had the front discs on the Vulcan made specially (Spondon..?)  I think those specials were 305 mm..?

Anyway...  There is a really useful online resource here:  EBC Motorcycle Brake Catalogue

The Triumph discs are scattered through the lists as EBC sort the catalogue by their own part numbers (For example the Tiger 310 mm discs are MD601LS/RS and the rear is an 'RS')

But...  I couldn't find ANY 260 mm Triumph fitments...  There are 250 mm and 255 mm discs and plenty of 310 mm listings...

Are you sure Mick didn't have bespoke rears made too..?

Hope that helps

Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Hesketh V1000 MkII Rear Brake Disc
« Last post by David S on February 07, 2017, 06:08:47 PM »
For those lucky enough to own a V1000 with the Triumph based suspension and brakes upgrade I'd appreciate your help.

I want to get hold of a rear brake disc. I believe it to be 260mm diameter.

Can anyone provide me with some form of identification for the part, svp.

Here's a pic to help.

Hesketh-Related Chat / Re: Strange Numbers
« Last post by Miti on February 02, 2017, 07:58:33 PM »
Hi Bonzo;

17 miles..?  Standard tyres..?  Sounds as if that bike needs new rubber and a good run..!!

Got any pics..?

Hesketh-Related Chat / Re: Strange Numbers
« Last post by bonzo on January 31, 2017, 01:57:12 PM »
Hi -forget what I just said!

Does have engine 186 as per the register. Another senior moment!
Hesketh-Related Chat / Strange Numbers
« Last post by bonzo on January 31, 2017, 12:09:21 PM »
Hello  Newby here

I have had a V1000 for nearly ten years.

Its Red/Nickel with Gold wheels. Although registered 1/08/82 its "new"-having done now about 17 miles. I have all the delivery paperwork. Doesn't look like it has any EN mods. MB helped me re commission it a few years ago and its a runner - and totally original ie tyres are unworn etc-that said the nickel is a little scarred and I had to seal the tank.

Now the odd bit  Its frame is 082 and engine 182. So if you look at the register there are two engine 182's out there!?
Hesketh-Related Chat / Re: Engine 083 / Frame 213
« Last post by HOCAdmin on December 26, 2016, 05:35:43 PM »
Merry Christmas David.

That bike is already on the HOC list:

Model   Frame No.   Engine No.     Paintwork      Wheels   Frame   Factory date   Registration Date
V1000   New (213)   083                 black / gold   gold      black   19/03/1982   n/a

Keith may be able to direct you to the current owner.


Hesketh-Related Chat / Engine 083 / Frame 213
« Last post by David S on December 25, 2016, 11:31:15 AM »
Happy Christmas 2016.

I have a present for you.

Contact PR man.

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