Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

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jrgibb
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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Tue May 18, 2021 4:59 pm

dmw1950 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 4:51 pm
I'm going to a Honda owners club meeting (Kent branch) tonight I'll see if any members have C90's or parts and drum up some interest in your proposed trip.
regards from a man over the hill.
Dave
(Wave110i and Innova125i)
Many thanks, greatly appreciated. We are trying to get Maidstone Honda involved at the moment

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Fri May 21, 2021 10:40 am

Update - 21st May 2021 - 91 days until departure

So after much soul searching and a couple of chats with some likeminded C90 owners we ordered 2 Lifan 110 semi auto engines. Looked at the cost of trusted, good quality parts to repair Blue plus what else we planned / may have to do to prepare the engines for the event and, when you factor in the ongoing time required with the maintenance we decided to go down this route.

We were recommended to talk to Adrian at OORacing who gave us lots of great advice and help and prepared the engines for us, we also brought their CDI unit to get the most out of these engines. They arrived with Adrian having already flushed the "transit oil" out of them, put some 10/40 in and wired them to fit our bikes as required.

Installed mine into Blue in an hour and she started 2nd kick an ticked over perfectly. Got to fit Kitty's today / tomorrow and hopefully we'll be running them in over the weekend.

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by wightegi » Fri May 21, 2021 12:20 pm

Did you rejet the carb ? the standard airbox is much better that the small clamp on ones , and the inline fuel filters are a waste of time and cause more trouble than they are worth , check the filter under the fuel tap.

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by Bogger » Fri May 21, 2021 1:29 pm

Yes, personally I'd use the standard Cub Airbox. Quieter with better fueling.

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Fri May 21, 2021 2:10 pm

Thanks guys, I have been thinking about that as Adrian did mention the standard carbs will be fine "on standard setup" but to check the plugs a few times to check the mixture etc.

It's rebuilt now with the exception of the leg guards so think I'll put the std box back on, added bonus it'll be quieter

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by dmw1950 » Fri May 21, 2021 5:45 pm

The charm of a stepthro' is lost if it has a noisy exhaust.

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:24 pm

Been too long sorry, lots happening!

We've done a dry run to Nottingham, 475 is miles bikes performed well pretty much flawless !

https://youtu.be/oInYqnkYFUw

The issues with travel to France persist! However we have a plan B - We will not be defeated buy this virus!

Med2Med have some merchandise, each puruchase sees £9 go to the charities;

https://med2med.co.uk/the-shop/

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:57 am

All going into overdrive now, Maidstone Honda are officially supporting Med2Med and currently have the bikes to check them over, to fit brake pads, drive cushions, wheel bearings, new sprockets and heavy duty chains plus a general service.

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They've also supplied some great prizes for 3 draws we'll be making before we leave;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/med2med ... 717845378/

Up and till last Friday we were working on plan B but thankfully the government have lifted the requirement for self isolation for amber countries so the original plan is back on!

Did an interview with Maidstone Radio yesterday, that can be heard via the link below. So it's all go with only 40 days before we leave!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1816692/8841 ... nload=true

If you can spare a few £ please help out at www.justgiving.com/team/med2med

Many thanks, Jason

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