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Old 12-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by therion View Post
I had the same problem with my Coleman . Changed the rubber seal in the pump for a leather one.
I made the pump leather from an old boot but there is a repair kit available too.
I got the parts, same seal in the lanterns and I have a few of them,maybe I am just waiting for total roadside failure to kick myself into action. Funny the full repair kit with the plunger is N/A from Coleman USA til 2013, but the seal only is. And they also sell special lube for the pump. I cook for a living....was just my way to comment on the olive oil and maybe "non-stick" spray I saw on the food table.

Mechanical heating trick I learned on here, you can if you want put the parts in a good ziploc bag with some oil of your choice then drop that in boiling water. Apparently works well for BMW Rear Drive bearings so could work on other applications.

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #32
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:05 AM   #33
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thanks for the discussion above, as we had taken apart my Coleman the weekend and the pump seal is broken. I will try to replace it with a leather spare of my phoebus cooker.

Anyway, we have arrived at the castle after about 3.000 kms on a bike 'the average German rider wouldn't want to ride out of the garage' to quote Justus.

meeting friends we see to seldom

and cook with them

The cooking is nothing 'officially' endorsed or programmed. there's just a few guys who like it, and they tend to camp in the same space.

especially Falk is a great cook and master of ceremony

and there's bikes to be seen and discussed

minimalistic Beemer

the lady riding that Guzzi hack weighs hardly a 100 pounds, if at all

the Dutch and the Welsh - not on scrap bikes, but highly welcome friends (and tough winter riders)


about bikes

that's 'Miss Lehmann'

nice Triumph, see spare pilot fuel at he rear wheel

remember,all those bikes have to pass the TÜV, the technical inspection (but the few foreigners)

having a drink once in a while

the weather wasn't to stable that day, but it would get worse

coffee, turkish tea or wine - table after a rain shower

the org-tent

liquids depot

teaching the young ( he does have a bike trice as old as him and up and running now)

tightening the chain


hope I will be back sooner than last time, but work right now is a bit demanding and there's some other things to care about - including preparing the MZ for the winter meeting
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:03 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by asphaltmueller View Post
We heated the pistons, so that the gudgeon pins ( I was searching for that word) would enter easier. Especially with a Jawa you have to work a lot with heat to get proper fittings. There is many a marital drama known about Jawa engine cases or gearboxes in the kitchen stove....
As a matter of fact we heated the piston, because the gudgeon pin didn't want to go in at all (it is intended to be an interference fit after all, but the bore in one piston was a lot tighter than the other).

Heating the spark plugs was to prevent them from sooting, when firing the engine up (which took quite a few kicks until the b*st*rd ran again) with lots of extra oil in the bore.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #35
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hi andi,
a truly enjoyable read - got well immersed in it o)

see you, max ~:)
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