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    Compression and Leakage

    With age come the flaws. And 'maintenance is preservation'. Those kinds of things come together at the small, non-brand or importer-related motorcycle shops. This concerns, for example, RG Tuning from Apeldoorn, a company that maintains its position in the budget segment of motorcycling with sales. But father and son are mainly good technicians. The owner of a 1000 Kawasaki Z1A1977 knew this too. The engine didn't start properly and when it ran it was sneezing and protesting, but little of the festiveness for which these blocks are famous. Sea

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    A battery of 50.000 euros

    It is legislation and European. So usually pointless. Or not? Battery acid can be used, just like fertilizer, to make bombs. And don't we all want that? Well, that's no longer the case. Because as of January 1, 2021 it is illegal to buy the separate acid packs that come with batteries supplied with 'dry' […] Sea

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    If your classic turns out to be stolen

    While he is not gone ... Too bad, but unfortunately You think of course: “bought is bought, so from me”. Usually it works. But there can be a big catch in our playing field. Here's how: A vague acquaintance saw a nice motorcycle on the internet. A classic project. He went to visit the seller. […] Sea

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    The market forces and the enthusiasts

    Here on this side of the screen, we like almost everything, but we have our stable preferences in terms of brands and types. We see it just like with relationships: You can float from one to the other, but if you stay with someone you get to know that person and if it goes well, you will appreciate it more and more. Sea

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    Workshop manuals are outdated. A kind of

    I don't key for others. First of all, I am no more than a well-meaning amateur - with half a century of key and improvisation experience, that's for sure - but you shouldn't get in the way of professionals. And then an acquaintance arrived who had his classic car given a major overhaul at his […] Sea

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    Fuel lines

    It was a Jaguar XJ V12 with Lucas injection. In front of a traffic light the driver smelled gasoline-like… We're not gonna be kidding about Lucas. The brand was so neo liberally wrung by its clients that they could guarantee delivery, but not quality. And even that in moderation. We are simply talking about a classic with everything that surrounds it. Likewise problems with the fuel system. Sea

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    Car detailing. A kind of brushing ++

    Car detailing. That used to be called 'cleaning'. And neighbor Peter - who is a perfectionist as a handyman - had damage to his bus. He treated that red thing quite unlovingly. The Fiat was kind of a pale blush with spots in the paint that a dermatologist would be concerned about. Sea

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    Exhaust systems. Quality comes at a price

    Exhaust gases leave the engine under high pressure and expand enormously immediately after leaving the combustion chambers. The explosion of the gas mixture and the expansion of the exhaust gases leaving the block create the noise, the sound or the 'sound'. The most common intention is to reduce this noise to something that children and dogs do not flee from. Sea

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    Two strokes: Power from the exhaust

    Dream away from an exhaust system. How romantic can it get? Although: you are talking about a piece of traditional craftsmanship with a very serious batch of calculations behind it. About a sculpture in perfectly modeled, spotlessly welded thin-walled plate. About one of the most important parts of a two-stroke engine where the interplay of the exhaust elbow and the expansion chamber perform the actual function of the intake and exhaust valves in a four-stroke. Sea

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