Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby FlyingPanMan » 12 Aug 2014, 02:35

Hi All,

I've been a biker for various periods covering about 45 yrs. I bought an old ST1100 a couple of years ago - just 'cos I fancied biking again! I've visited this forum a few times before but never registered. Came across it again and so signed up before I forgot (does that tell you something about my age?). Well, okay so I have a bus pass, but who wants to travel like that? Anyway, I'm just in the middle of renovating my ST1100. I did some work on it when I first bought it but that was just to get it looking respectable and running reasonably well.

I enjoyed it so much I decided to keep the bike and improve it. I've just installed a new 40amp Honda alternator (£365 all inc. from the USA - way cheaper than the UK), replaced the swingarm (refurb'ed unit) and rear wheel bearings. Cleaned and painted up the tank, plus fitted a "mudflap" extension on the rear mudguard to protect the swingarm and tank from further gravel attack. I've just removed the clutch and exhaust to replace/repair as necessary, then on to the carbs and hoses in the "Vee" of the engine. That's the main list of jobs for now but there's always something else that crops up, so fingers crossed.

I have a YouTube channel - just search for my username on there and you'll see various vids I've done including the first stripdown and "fresh'n'up".

When I've done the latest repairs, I'll upload another slideshow with plenty of pics. (I have to take loads to remember where everything goes - praise be for digital cameras!). Hope to get to know some of you and if you're near Morecambe, give us a shout.

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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby zebedeee » 12 Aug 2014, 08:56

Welcome Paul. You seem to be on top of things, you seem to have been reading other posts here about the few problems with an ageing Pan, but you dont mention changing the Elbows if you are replacing hoses under the carbs. Once disrupted by removing old hoses these two elbows can crack due to becoming brittle over the years. Please ask or search if you need a better description of what Im talking about, should be plenty of pictures around.
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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 12 Aug 2014, 10:30

:welcome38:
Welcome to the asylum Paul. Looking forward to your posts.
I've given you full registered user's credentials so your posts don't need moderator approval anymore.

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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby Keith Legge » 12 Aug 2014, 11:13

Welcome from sunny Manchester. ;)
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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby alans1100 » 12 Aug 2014, 14:09

Welcome from way over in South Australia.

I was going to add warm and sunny but I think mother nature gave Keith a sunny day instead.

It is best that you see to the elbows while you're doing the hoses. Mine were ok at a 150,000 km but changed them anyway when I did the hoses as part of the timing belt replacement.
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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby PeterPan » 12 Aug 2014, 19:52

Welcome from sunny Devon.
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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby Forest 1100 » 12 Aug 2014, 20:12

Hello and welcome from Canada too!
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Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby John OoSTerhuis » 12 Aug 2014, 22:36

Hello from the heartland of the USA!

Had a look at your YouTube channel. Lots of nice videos. Especially enjoyed your ST1100 restoration documentation one:
http://youtu.be/4LMreyOI6iA
Nice job... the restoration AND the video!

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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby Carnage64 » 13 Aug 2014, 06:44

Hi and welcome from the previous newbie :lol: ..seen a few of your videos as I search t'interweb looking for pan related stuff as I am relatively new to the V4 gentlemans express and am currently running 2 st1100 restorations at once. not as in-depth yet as yours ...I don't think, but still hitting the important stuff like swing arms, crusty forks etc.
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Re: Hello from Morecambe, UK.

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 15 Aug 2014, 17:57

Welcome from Scotland :)
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