021907 Seal retainers

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Re: 021907 Seal retainers

Postby ajscomboman » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm

The first few I picked up screwed straight in and looked fine, however the others were tighter and need the thread looked at, the welds inside really aren't a big issue to the function and once we'd established the correct size, spring fit wasn't an issue either. We'll look into the main thread issue and get it resolved. However you didn't mention if you'd be prepared to pay over £100 for UK made ones?

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Re: 021907 Seal retainers

Postby BruceB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:40 pm

The original UK ones advertised on the spares scheme site were nearly £100 anyway and I had been awaiting availability for around 4 months, asking them occasionally when they were likely to be available.
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Re: 021907 Seal retainers

Postby ajscomboman » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 am

BruceB wrote:The original UK ones advertised on the spares scheme site were nearly £100 anyway and I had been awaiting availability for around 4 months, asking them occasionally when they were likely to be available.


OK with that in mind we'll pursue the UK ones in greater depth. It's always a great concern because most of the time all we hear is how expensive the parts are. Also whilst you maybe happy others baulk and we'll have committed so much money into the part that may then take years to sell it deprives us of replacing other desperately needed parts. It's a real juggling act and seems that we never seem to strike the correct balance. In an ideal world we'd love to see everything in stock but despite the interest in the old bikes and the 90's 00's boom, the rub off is those willing to make spares has dwindled.

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Re: 021907 Seal retainers

Postby Greybeard » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:54 am

Laudem detrahere publice privatimque celebratum.

Steve (wot prefers to resolve any problems with the other party before even considering 'going public' ;) )

PS Keep up the excellent work, spares folk. It is appreciated.

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Re: 021907 Seal retainers

Postby ajscomboman » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:02 am

Greybeard wrote:Laudem detrahere publice privatimque celebratum.

Steve (wot prefers to resolve any problems with the other party before even considering 'going public' ;) )

PS Keep up the excellent work, spares folk. It is appreciated.


It happens to every company Steve, wish it didn't but it does, however we'll always listen to the comments and do our best to rectify and find new suppliers.

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Re: 021907 Seal retainers

Postby griffin » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:19 pm

g80csp11 wrote:Ive started making my own , you can buy stainless tube of ebay and turn off the old ones and silver solder new ones to the seal holder
total cost less than a tenner each if you have a lathe , silver solder and the time /skill


Peter any chance of details and a sketch of how you fabricated the holders.
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Re: 021907 Seal retainers

Postby g80csp11 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:22 pm

I buy stainless tube of the correct outer Diameter , from memory about £18/m then cut the extension about 5mm above the inner seal holder part . grip in the lathe on the inner diameter and turn off the extension until a close interference fit on the new stainless . cut stainless to length and silver solder in place . i made a set for my P11 although had someone else silver solder in place . so far many 1000#s miles and no problems

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