Help required on Suspension pipe!

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Help required on Suspension pipe!

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Hi all,

I have a pretty major leak from one on the flexi pipes for the front anti roll bar rams on my Activa TCT

Can anyone tell me if these are available anywhere or shall I have to get one specially made?

(Also need an alternator if anyone has one spare!)

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Re: Help required on Suspension pipe!

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Mark, I may have a pipe in my stash... I will look tomorrow...

No alternator I'm afraid... Sorry...

You have to be very careful as to how you 'dress' the ram pipes else they can chafe on nearby metalwork and eventually rub through and leak...

I know as I've had it happen...

Is this what's happened?

A note on my old website at http://www.eastment.net/ramrep/index.htm will give advice on dressing the pipes...

I'll advise as soon as I've got into my spares stash... Not easy as I have to pop Daffodil out of the workshop first to get to the mezzanine...

If you don't hear from me in a reasonable time, remind me ;)

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Re: Help required on Suspension pipe!

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Thank you very much!

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Mark Graham wrote:
15 Nov 2020, 19:00
Thank you very much!
No worries at all, pleased to help if I can :)

Mark, I'll need to know, in due course if it's the long or short one you need, or both!

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Just spoke to my mechanic, the bad news is both need replacing :-(

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Mark Graham wrote:
16 Nov 2020, 17:39
Just spoke to my mechanic, the bad news is both need replacing :-(
Noted. I'll see what I have... It'll be tomorrow now...

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Mark, I'm happy to advise I have a good pair put aside for you 🙂 I'll PM you later today...

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Many thanks for the help!

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Mark Graham wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 20:21
Many thanks for the help!
Mark, a pleasure :)

The pipes will be in despatched later this morning via our Hermes courier...

All the best with your Activa and may you soon be enjoying some happy miles in it 8-)

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Not been keeping up with this thread but the question about the alternator.........

No i do not have one but i think we have all got so used to looking online we may have forgotten about our local (ish) non multi nationals that can and will repair such things, it just takes a little bit of digging and research.:)

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admiral51 wrote:
18 Nov 2020, 21:08
No i do not have one but i think we have all got so used to looking online we may have forgotten about our local (ish) non multi nationals that can and will repair such things, it just takes a little bit of digging and research.:)
Good thinking Colin :) Likely to be only worn brushes and potentially needing a new rectifier/regulator pack...

I'm of the opinion a rebuild will be better than trying to find a new one from the usual sources... And cheaper too!

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Re: Help required on Suspension pipe!

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admiral51 wrote:
18 Nov 2020, 21:08
Not been keeping up with this thread but the question about the alternator.........

No i do not have one but i think we have all got so used to looking online we may have forgotten about our local (ish) non multi nationals that can and will repair such things, it just takes a little bit of digging and research.:)

Colin
Great minds think alike! I found a company that refurbishes them on an exchange basis so that’s what I plan to do.