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Hi Guys,
I'm beginning a tear down on a 66 Blue Badge/Sprint 150. I'm at the point of dis-mantling the front end. Any tips, suggestions, short cuts, pit falls etc? I'm going to be taking pics along the way. This is my virgin foray and will wear protection. LOL!
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have you already removed your headset?
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JSharpPhoto wrote:
have you already removed your headset?
Hi,
Not yet. I've removed the speedo, but, thought before I proceed there might be a sequence to dis-assemble to minimize unknowns. All of the cables will be replaced, most likely the wiring too. It depends on the conditions I find.
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I'm really sorry man but seriously take an extra 2-5 seconds and make an effort and use some spelling that makes sense.
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AKP wrote:
I'm really sorry man but seriously take an extra 2-5 seconds and make an effort and use some spelling that makes sense.
Huh?
Don't follow. What doesn't make sense? Are you referring to my use of the word "speedo", which is the speedometer? I thought my comments were straight forward.
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Abuello wrote:
AKP wrote:
I'm really sorry man but seriously take an extra 2-5 seconds and make an effort and use some spelling that makes sense.
Huh?
Don't follow. What doesn't make sense? Are you referring to my use of the word "speedo", which is the speedometer? I thought my comments were straight forward.
I was wondering the same thing Abuello... I understood exactly what you were saying.
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Abuello wrote:
AKP wrote:
I'm really sorry man but seriously take an extra 2-5 seconds and make an effort and use some spelling that makes sense.
Huh?
Don't follow. What doesn't make sense? Are you referring to my use of the word "speedo", which is the speedometer? I thought my comments were straight forward.
Next thing you will be saying tire instead of tyre..... I'm confused
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Abuello wrote:
AKP wrote:
I'm really sorry man but seriously take an extra 2-5 seconds and make an effort and use some spelling that makes sense.
Huh?
Don't follow. What doesn't make sense? Are you referring to my use of the word "speedo", which is the speedometer? I thought my comments were straight forward.
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Fork assy rmvl
What's hard to understand?

Look at the title of your thread.
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jackson85 wrote:
Abuello wrote:
AKP wrote:
I'm really sorry man but seriously take an extra 2-5 seconds and make an effort and use some spelling that makes sense.
Huh?
Don't follow. What doesn't make sense? Are you referring to my use of the word "speedo", which is the speedometer? I thought my comments were straight forward.
Next thing you will be saying tire instead of tyre..... I'm confused
Yeah, not to mention "boot", "bonnet", "spanner", etc. I get confused enough when reading through my E type's Bentley shop manual.
Have a good day mate!
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AKP wrote:
Abuello wrote:
AKP wrote:
I'm really sorry man but seriously take an extra 2-5 seconds and make an effort and use some spelling that makes sense.
Huh?
Don't follow. What doesn't make sense? Are you referring to my use of the word "speedo", which is the speedometer? I thought my comments were straight forward.
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Fork assy rmvl
What's hard to understand?

Look at the title of your thread.
Hi Bud,
My intentions were not to "wig" (read as confuse) you out. I should have spelled out "Fork Assembly Removal".
Happy Trails......
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It's readable mate, but I just have a special hate for people that seem to try and abbreviate everything!
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back to the question,
OK Folks,
Now that we have that distraction out of the way, hopefully can we forge ahead. I'm looking for any suggestions, short cuts, tips, things to which I should pay particular attention.
Again, I'll be dis-mantling the front end, replacing cables, brake shoes, etc.

Happy Motoring!
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Re: back to the question,
Abuello wrote:
OK Folks,
Now that we have that distraction out of the way, hopefully can we forge ahead. I'm looking for any suggestions, short cuts, tips, things to which I should pay particular attention.
Again, I'll be dis-mantling the front end, replacing cables, brake shoes, etc.

Happy Motoring!
You should make a list of everything you want to swap out, because unless that includes the lower fork bearings, you don't need to actually drop the fork.
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AKP Aaron,

Don't apologize, you're a British person, Abuello is America, it's cultural.

Mercans have been culturalized into abbreviating everything, particularly if you were in the military, to wit: DMV, ASAP, USA, FIFO, SNAFU, GITMO, SKU, etc. And borrowing words and abbreviations from other languages: cash, didi, skosh, buckaroo, posh, etc. As an old person, I don't understand most of the text messages I get from my younger family. There's an amazing book called "Mother Tongue - English and how it got that way" by Bill Bryson. He talks about English speakers penchant for appreviation.

Oh, I forgot T5Bitsa...maybe an abberation?
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jwilliams wrote:
AKP Aaron,

Don't apologize, you're a British person, Abuello is America, it's cultural.

Mercans have been culturalized into abbreviating everything, particularly if you were in the military, to wit: DMV, ASAP, USA, FIFO, SNAFU, GITMO, SKU, etc. And borrowing words and abbreviations from other languages: cash, didi, skosh, buckaroo, posh, etc. As an old person, I don't understand most of the text messages I get from my younger family. There's an amazing book called "Mother Tongue - English and how it got that way" by Bill Bryson. He talks about English speakers penchant for appreviation.

Oh, I forgot T5Bitsa...maybe an abberation?
HI,
You make a couple very good points. I belong to a number of classic car forums,. most of the members are within the US. It was interesting when I discovered this 2 stroke passion how popular it was world wide. If AKP has such a disdain for abbreviations , then, I'm sure he is not into texting. LOL! Know what I mean?
Have great day scooterists.
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