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Proper Assembly Procedure

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This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Mike Klose Mike Klose 2 months ago.

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  • #7877

    James May

    1971 A75V  I own a 1970 TR6R and a 1974 Commando, I mention this so that readers will know that I am familiar with how the British put things together.  I have had to, on more than one occasion, take something off a bike because something else. totally unrelated, had to go on prior to what I had put on.  Having said this, I would like to know if anyone has taken the trouble to create a proper sequence of assembly guideline.  I gladly buy one if it is available.   PS. I would not imagine that one would have to remove a clutch and engine cover in order to remove a foot rest.  🙂

  • #7878
    George Sinclair
    George Sinclair

    Welcome to the club James. As you know British engineering methods you will find no surprises unless something comes apart in a logical way which will surprise you. You will receive a lot of advice from this site so please be patient and you will get answers.

  • #7883
    Mike Klose
    Mike Klose

    There doesn’t seem to be a set of Work Instructions that comes ready-made.

    As George hints, each piece of work presents its own small packet of indefinable joy until you’ve done it. Preferably at least thrice, but there’s no upper limit to the amount of times you can play with it… always assuming that you intend keeping the bike.
    It may pay dividends to read the manuals, all the manuals, the TR3OC Notes, Haynes manual (just for the laughs.. if you spot the typos and the incorrect references; you’re doing ok) and have an idea what you’re about to try.
    Post beforehand on each discrete activity for any hints and tips, risks and back-out plans in order to avoid those “Ooops” moments that could’ve been avoided with a quick Peer Review.
    Also.. apply the “Zen and the Art Of ” approach by accepting that repeating an action when it’s been done incorrectly is a good thing as it aids understanding, and familiarity and so enables you to do it quickerer and betterer in the future.
    (Or so I tell myself…)

  • #7884
    Mike Klose
    Mike Klose

    .. I was going to interleave something about Dunning-Kruger in the post but I don’t know how much I don’t know, but the issue is balancing that against other people’s knowledge. The main thing is to enjoy learning.

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