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Hesketh Bits and Pieces for Sale / Re: HESKETH Seat Covers
« Last post by Chris N on October 12, 2020, 08:28:07 AM »
great news rob
Hesketh Bits and Pieces for Sale / Re: HESKETH Seat Covers
« Last post by Rob B on October 11, 2020, 06:07:14 PM »
Dear All,

I have now ordered the seat covers and I'm sending a spare seat to Les as the tooling pattern. I know it takes him a few weeks to get the tooling made so I can't guarantee you will have these in time for Christmas!

How are we doing for exhaust systems now? MOTAD gone but this might be time to put a little development work into new systems instead of simply copying the originals, although they do still need to look the same I think. Is anything else needed that can be done as a small batch? Sprockets?

My next outlay is on new gear clusters by Quiafe and I'm with them next week with the original HML ridiculously heavy gearbox jig shimmed up with a new original gearbox in it, just to add to the weight! These gear sets are going to be EXPENSIVE but will use the original shafts, bearings and selectors etc. I dislike the idea of simply shaving off the first dog steps so we will be making all new and lighter gears with conventional dogs. Maybe something for me to cover in the SOCK once production is underway with some photos and drawings. It is a batch of ten which is far smaller than their usual quantities for the Norton 5-speed, T150, Velocette, etc.

Hesketh Bits and Pieces for Sale / Re: HESKETH Seat Covers
« Last post by HOCAdmin on August 28, 2020, 04:33:01 PM »
 Hi Rob and Dave; Kevin B's access should be sorted (doesn't go well to forget your password after changing your email address, eh Kevin..?)

I've also had a message from Wout Hammer who would like to be put down for two seat covers please...
Hesketh Bits and Pieces for Sale / Re: HESKETH Seat Covers
« Last post by Dave Snr on August 25, 2020, 05:52:49 PM »
Hi Rob,

Long term club member Kevin B would also like a seat cover. I have all his contact details when you need them.

He can't access the forum at the moment having forgotten his password and changed his email address, but hopefully Jeff will sort that out.

Best regards

Dave H
Hesketh-Related Chat / Re: spragg clutch
« Last post by Paul W on August 17, 2020, 04:29:50 PM »
Hi all,
Thanks for all your help regarding the locating of a spragg clutch.
Good news I have managed to locate some just 20 mins drive from me in Stoke on trent.
I tried Renold who would not deal with me but they gave me a list of dealers in our area and luckily one of them was a firm we have dealt with for many years so I went the other day and they can get me some from Ringspann in two days.
A bit pricey but at least I know I can get some.
Just hoping they are right when they come.
Regards Paul W
Hesketh Bits and Pieces for Sale / Re: HESKETH Seat Covers
« Last post by Merv on July 27, 2020, 04:59:05 PM »
Hi Rob I'll have a seat cover if you continue on your quest.
Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrades and Improvements / rusty disks?
« Last post by Chris N on June 24, 2020, 05:10:10 PM »
not any more,i invested recently in a set of 3 stainless disks and carbon/ceramic pads and things look and brake much better.
Spiegler brake disc 280mm inox perforated - Ducati bevel drive
Inox brake disc, outer ring diameter 280 mm, thickness 6 mm, perforated for Ducati bevel drive models with 9-hole fixing and 2 piece brake disc.080277340.2

Hesketh-Related Chat / Re: RAL number
« Last post by Chris N on June 24, 2020, 04:12:34 PM »
unfortunately, I don't but have had experience with getting it done.
I have had "issues" over the pinstriping, it seems some of the bodywork was not given a coat of lacquer so the pinstriping gets worn so i started by getting the front mudguard repainted on the cheap by a local car Bodyshop who did a good quality paint job but having finished said they could not get the correct gold and used a bronze colour instead, i was not a happy bunny it looked very wrong.
I then decided to bite the bullet financially and send the mudguard and rear seat unit to dream machine who I thought had done it originally and Kev there said they could repaint the bits to factory spec and it would just take a couple of months. great told them I would send them a side panel off the bike with the bits so they could match the colour and size of the pinstripe so there would be no misunderstanding, what could possibly go wrong.
I had wanted to use the Hesketh on The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in Malaga as it is the perfect bike for the event but the bits were not ready in time (sad-faced emoji)but eventually, they turned up and I eagerly opened the box to find they had done a perfect job matching the size and colour of the pinstripes I was very happy it had not been cheap but the paint job was perfect and they had done what they had said they would do which is a rare thing nowadays.
having put the pieces back on the bike I stepped back to admire the bike and realised the newly painted bits pinstriping was slightly different from the rest of the bike, it turned out the original right-hand side panel I sent them had slightly different pin striping from the rest of the bike, I had not checked it and assumed they were all the does not bother me now and maybe one day having won the lottery i will send them every piece for them to match everything the meantime, I am enjoying riding the bike.
Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrades and Improvements / Re: Fuel hose warning E5 E10
« Last post by Chris N on June 24, 2020, 03:09:21 PM »
Hi Jeff my original hoses need changing do you have any recommendations for replacement hose sources?I sourced some 7mm id multi-fuel hose from the local motor factor which they said was correct for en10 fuel time will tell.
Hesketh-Related Chat / Lego Part two
« Last post by REMF on June 04, 2020, 01:26:21 PM »
An 'after filling but before sanding' photo
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