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Commando

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A technical forum for Commandos

1970 Commando TLS brake sticking

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My TLS drum brake has been reworked on a lathe, brake shoes also adjusted and a stiffening kit added. Everthing is lubed with copper paste. When I roll to a traffic light or a stop sign the brake does not open up when pulled. This only happens at slow speed. (thankfully!). I have to pull the bike back a little when coming to a stop and the brake opens up. Maybe the shoes fit too well ? What can I do to prevent this?

Re-Chroming Costs

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Hi, Im slowly getting my Commando Mk2 rebuilt.

I needed to get the left footrest hanger and brake lever re-chromed. Just sent for 1 quote so far which was 150.00 + VAT upwards.

It seems an awful lot to me and was wondering if anyone has similar work done and what the cost was.

The foot rest hanger is a bit scraped from the last time I chucked the bike up the road. Would me grinding it flat help with the price?

And finally, can anyone recommend a re-chromer for work and price?

 

Ta,

Dave

 

 

Camshaft / bush clearances

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Hi all - I am looking for input regarding my cam bushes. 750 Combat - s/n 209xxx - plain cam journals - scrolled bushes .

Journals measure .873” - .8735” measured with dial caliper . Bushes measure .875” using Telescoping gauge and same caliper so clearance .002 “ overall. I can feel slight play when assembled dry.

I would like to avoid the complications of line reaming / honing etc if this amount of clearance is acceptable - street use only.

Smiths Electronic Speedo Failure

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I bought an Electronic Speedo  with a GPS controller from AN. It was installed and road tested succesfully by the  the mechanic who has fixed loafs of stuff on the old girl 

On the day I was gonig to pick her up he called me to say that he had done a final test ride and found the speedo not working, He checked the GPS connections and then used a magnetic pick up from the real wheel and it still doesnt work.

Is there anyone out there who understands all this new fangled electronic malarkey? is there a programming or connection issue to look out for?

 

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