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Getting Started... / Re: Inlet Manifold Insulator Bush
« Last post by Rob B on September 18, 2018, 11:58:32 PM »
They all have them Jeff.

Insulator Bush x 6 - Hesketh P/N 2/0513 used with P/N 0/0500 - Price £0.480ea on 12th March 1982

The insulating plates you mention (Gasket-Carburettor) are the P/N 0/0550 x 2 - Price £1.100

They split because they are 36 years old.

Cloth base Bakelite stand-off collar/flange washers are still the best you can get for thermal conductivity versus maximum temperature, although PEEK and Epoxy Glass are also good if you want a modern alternative.
Getting Started... / Re: Inlet Manifold Insulator Bush
« Last post by Miti on September 18, 2018, 07:11:31 PM »
Hi David;

I've never seen these bushes on my V1000.  Mine has an insulating plate between the manifold and cyl head.  This is triangular, has two 'inlet' holes and three 'mounting' holes. 

Does your bike have these plates plus the bushes?  Or are the bushes instead of the plate?

Getting Started... / Inlet Manifold Insulator Bush
« Last post by David S on September 17, 2018, 05:32:22 PM »
Folks, The six off M8 insulator bushes used between the inlet manifolds and the fixing screws are made from Tufnol. The original Hesketh Motorcycles drawing no 1/0500 (Sheet 1) calls for a torque setting for these screws as 10lbft (14nm). Using this setting causes new bushes to crack. What happens is that the exposed outer edge of the bush breaks away.
Has anyone met this problem and found a solution? Perhaps a new material?
Hesketh Bits and Pieces for Sale / V1000 for sale
« Last post by Will F on September 11, 2018, 12:48:04 PM »
We are moving to Spain next year and my hesketh might be for sale dependent on the offer! Number 69 of the originals,very good condition ring for more info 07460441963
Hesketh Bits and Pieces Wanted / Re: Transfers.
« Last post by Rob B on September 11, 2018, 09:53:27 AM »
Don't worry!

My comments were entirely "tongue in cheek" as I know from 34 years experience that the Committee moves in mysterious ways, slowly!

Hope all is well with you?

Hesketh Bits and Pieces Wanted / Re: Transfers.
« Last post by HOCAdmin on September 10, 2018, 09:21:25 PM »
Sorry Rob... Not my shout...  I am but a mere underling.  Speak to our Hon Committee about it.  I'll make changes (or not) as directed by them.


Hesketh Bits and Pieces Wanted / Re: Transfers.
« Last post by Rob B on September 10, 2018, 02:29:55 PM »
That’s a bit daft isn’t it? Shouldn’t the HOC and HOC spares be considered as a non-exclusive benefit and fountain of knowledge to all Hesketh Owners, professional restorers or motorcycle services, sales and repairers etc? Then offer a discounted price to HOC members? Only in that way can joining the HOC be seen to be of some tangible asset, rather than just as another social club.

Once upon a time I remember the HOC promoting its “oily hands” non-exclusivity in an attempt to rid the bike of the “snob” status it was stuck with, thanks to the predominantly left-wing motorcycle press... Now we are hobnobbing it with the likes of Vincent Owners and Bentley Drivers Clubs for goodness sake! What happened? ???? ????

Hesketh Bits and Pieces Wanted / Re: Transfers.
« Last post by HOCAdmin on September 08, 2018, 01:23:15 PM »
Problem solved.
I spoke to the spares secretary.
His name and details are not on the web page, but they are in the 'Sock'

That was a deliberate committee decision, made some years ago.  I believe the intention was to provide spares to HOC members only, rather than anyone accessing the website.

Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: SIDE STAND
« Last post by Rob B on September 05, 2018, 08:24:20 AM »
Hi Dave,

As just mentioned to Arthur, the angle that the bike leans over and ease (or not) of hefting it onto the centre stand depends largely on the position of the rear wheel spindle eccentric. A lot of people have this "over centre" to reduce the seat height but the bike stands dangerously upright and is a struggle to lift onto the centre stand. I have the spindle "under centre" so that the bike leans sufficiently to stay upright in case of a puncture, and lifting onto the centre stand is easier!!! Mind you, if anyone has experienced a Laverda triple then they will know that that is the best designed centre stand ever and Hesketh is possibly the worst....

Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: SIDE STAND
« Last post by Dave Snr on August 27, 2018, 10:30:41 AM »
Hi Arthur,

Sorry to hear of your ongoing health issues - we missed you at the HOC/Vincent rally - there were some very experienced Hesketh owners there.

You mentioning a puncture or tyre valve problem leads me to ask a serious question. Knowing you've  only recently bought the bike, make sure it has inner tubes in the tyres. May sound a daft question, but I have come across Heskeths with Astralite wheels running tubeless. While the Astralite wheel is reasonably air tight, the rim profile is not correct for tubeless use - it doesn't have the small ribs that the tyre pops over when inflated that helps keep the side wall tight on the rim. The net result if you run tubeless is that the tyres deflate, slowly at first, but more rapidly as the pressure drops. So with Astralite wheels you have to run inner tubes.
If you want to run tubelss and radials, then you need to update to the Triumph wheels and suspension that Mick did on the Mk2 V1000 from the mid 90's onwards.

Side stands - I have seen a different side stand on later Heskeths, probably introduced by Mick. It's much longer and can be operated when sitting on the bike. Seem to remember it on a Mk2 V1000. I've looked through my photo collection, but can't find a decent view of it. Hopefully someone who has one, may respond on the forum.

Dave H
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