Featured Tiger 90 Rebuild

Discussion in 'Vintage Classics' started by Sir Clip, Feb 6, 2022.

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  1. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    The bike is looking great! You did a really good. Job. Enjoy it now!!!
     
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  2. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Are you getting the evil eye then?
    Great job, it looks gorgeous.
     
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  3. The Hon. Clip

    The Hon. Clip New Member

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    A fantastic completion and the recovery of a very worthwhile bike. Well done on accomplishing this so well.
     
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  4. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    First fettle - change the petrol tap, as the original Ewerts tap leaked, despite having boiled the cork seals. I don’t have spare corks here, so it was easier to put a new tap in.
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  5. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    Here you go:
     
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  6. Chris Little

    Chris Little What weather?

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    Give yourself a pat on the back!
     
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  7. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    That song is in my grandad’s 78s record collection. :)
     
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  8. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    New tool tray bolted on.
    New handlebar grips.
    The repaired hi-lo beam switch failed, now waiting for a replacement.
     
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  9. DaveQ

    DaveQ Well-Known Member

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    Well done on finishing. It looks and sounds great.

    May I ask, after you’d cleaned out the petrol tank did you use any sealer inside?
    Dave.
     
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  10. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    No sealer was used.
     
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  11. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    New handlebar switch wired in and tested. Just need some dry weather to go for a spin.
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  12. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    New handlebar switch wired in and tested. Just need some dry weather to go for a spin.
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  13. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    Refurbished the carb with an Amal kit, now running much better and the annoying leak from the carb gasket has stopped.
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  14. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    Went for a spin today and the crash bar fell off!
    Also need to reposition the front mudguard, strengthen the side stand arm, and tighten the right hand exhaust down pipe. Apart from that, all is going well.
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  15. The Hon. Clip

    The Hon. Clip New Member

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    #395 The Hon. Clip, Feb 19, 2023
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    British bikes of that era are never really complete. Every week, there is a new trivial adjustment or minor repair or small defect to address. At least, that's my experience.

    I'm riding around on a 4 year old electric Zero motorcycle, and I'm amazed at how I miss the need to constantly fettle this bike. I'm coming up to my two year anniversary on this bike, and literally the only maintenance it has needed is some air in the tyres. No wiring or fuses, no carb leaks, no exhaust rattles, no blown light bulb, no oil leak from the clutch cover, nothing. It's like that part of the film where the hero says "It's quiet ... too damn quiet." This is also one of the fastest motor bikes I have owned - not faster than my BMW R1150R though.
     
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  16. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    It’s a good thing i enjoy fiddling with motorbikes!
     
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  17. Baza

    Baza Elite Member

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    That right hand exhaust pipe is probably the most vulnerable part of your motorcycle.

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  18. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    Repair on the crash bar.
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  19. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    The carb was a problem - it’s non-standard and has a huge flat spot half way through the rev range, probably because the Goldie style pipes have been swapped for a standard exhaust. The easiest fix (but not the cheapest) was to get a new, correct carb from Burlen. What a difference! It’s much more easy to rev, and accelerates well.
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