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Technical Discussion Forum / Re: Model 95L Foot Peg Removal
« Last post by joebikerbloke@gmail.com on May 13, 2022, 08:49:44 PM »
Hi Rick,

Thanks for the reply.

How you have described it is exactly what it looks like so I will be following your instructions to the letter, thank you. Although my blow torch isn't quite at the level of oxy acetylene I'm hoping it will do the job.

I think at some point in the distant past its been on its side (on both sides). I would imagine those footrests would help prevent the bike getting too damaged in a crash also.

Regards, Gary.
Technical Discussion Forum / Re: Model 95L Foot Peg Removal
« Last post by Rick Parkington on May 11, 2022, 10:27:32 PM »
Hi Gary,
Not sure exactly what your bike is like but in general with Sunbeams, there's a long stud that goes through the engine plates. On the right hand side there's a spacer welded to the plate with a sort of crown on the top with serrations that match those on the footrest, so the right side footrest comes off when you undo the nut on the end.
But if the footrests are badly bent, the stud may be too and you may have to  pull that out to get the footrest off, if so watch out for a supporting spacer between the left engine plate and the primary case and maybe another between the two engine plates.
On the left side, the long stud passes through the middle of the primary chain case - but not the footrest. Here there's a thick washer that locates in a slot in outer primary case (so it cant rotate) and has the serrations on its outside that engage with that side footrest.
So in theory all you need to do is remove the nuts on either end of the stud and the footrests will come off left and right, then when you refit them you just have to set them on the serrations so they're a comfortable height for you and level side to side.
I have straightened stuff like this on the bike with oxy acetylene, it makes it easier to get the angle right first time but obviously it's preferable to take them off first, let them cool slowly.
Cheers Rick   
Technical Discussion Forum / Model 95L Foot Peg Removal
« Last post by joebikerbloke@gmail.com on May 11, 2022, 09:54:52 PM »
Hi, I need to remove both sides of the foot peg / rest assembly of my model 95L due to them being quite severely bent up but I am unsure how to do this noting they seem to go through the bottom off the engine cases. If you need any pictures please let me know.

Without removing first I'm not sure how I can straighten them assuming I will need to apply a lot of heat and brute force to get them straight again unless anyone has an induction heating tool they can lend me and then perhaps I could attempt it without having to remove the assembly.

Thanks, Gary.
« Last post by Ken wot does the Membership on May 03, 2022, 08:43:17 PM »
Following this evening's meeting, please see the thread, also under "EVENTS", RNLI Lifeboat station tour for links to more information on this enterprise.
EVENTS / Re: RNLI Lifeboat station tour
« Last post by Ken wot does the Membership on May 03, 2022, 08:39:25 PM »
During the monthly zoom meeting I was asked to add to Graham's link for the blogspot two more links - to the JustGiving page to donate and to the Instagram page. 
EVENTS / 1996 Testers Run
« Last post by Thomas on May 03, 2022, 07:42:10 PM »
Here is a link to a 60min Youtube-Video about the 1996 Sunbeam Testers Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9RzuY6N1Gw
Stolen Sunbeam / Cleaning the forum
« Last post by Thomas on April 29, 2022, 09:01:45 PM »
The single topic in this thread is now eight years old. Maybe we should remove it.  ???
Technical Discussion Forum / Sunbeam Handle Bars
« Last post by shorrog on April 20, 2022, 05:56:56 PM »
Nice image of the bars Sunbeam have used.
Beamers General Discussion Forum / Re: Taking your bike abroad after Brexit
« Last post by hennie.nijhuis on April 19, 2022, 07:28:36 AM »
Hello Ken;

Just kidding, as an anglofile I was disapointed , thats all.

Greetings, Hennie
Well I voted REMAIN - not so much for economic reasons but more for a lasting peace in Europe.  That went well!
Better stop now Hennie, or we'll get thrown out by the forum moderators for going off topic  :-[
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