Tuesday, 18 October 2011

XADO - Engine treatment tested and reviewed

XADO makes a lot of claims for their revitalising gels, and being inquisitive I like to test all products before agreeing to stock them at F2 Motorcycles Ltd. I am happy to admit that when I first read the claims, my initial reaction was sceptical but entertained.

The Claims.
I don’t want to just copy all the claims here so if you would like to read them in full they are on the XADO UK website which can be found here http://www.xado.co.uk/ There are more on the FAQ page and still more on the individual product descriptions.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Ural 750 - Tappet Adjustment

At F2 Motorcycles Ltd we still hear from people who have set their tappet gaps according to the factory handbook. They usually complain of lots of noise coming from the right hand side of the engine. So here is the F2 Motorcycles Ltd guide to setting the tappet gap.

The factory handbook instructions require the tappets to be set at top dead centre using marks on the flywheel. This system assumes that the lowest point on the camshaft is machined exactly to correspond to the position it is in when the piston is at top dead centre. A fair assumption, but unfortunately in the case of Ural it is a completely false assumption.  The method and settings we use at F2 will work on all Ural 750 OHV engines. The same method but with different settings will work on every 4-stroke engine I have ever come across.

It is so simple.