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Offline Owen

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2019, 08:17:41 pm »
But that will lead to a loose fitting exhaust.  I've used silicone sealant in the past.
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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 08:23:59 pm »
Hi all,
Exhaust system is now fitted , looks great. So put a temporary fuel tank on , and second kick the engine started,,,, first time in 40 years. Oil return to tank has a good flow, no leaks from exhaust. Just got to sort out the rear wheel and brakes , Finnish the wiring and we will have a working bike.

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 08:37:30 pm »
Great news :)
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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 08:49:31 pm »
Splendid
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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2019, 10:03:28 pm »
I never had a pipe from that place that fitted correctly first time.

 I Got very fed up with the "our pipe is right your bike is wrong" excuse.

I once got a set of Triumph exhausts that were 45 degrees out, argue argue bloody argue,how he argued, in the end I hired a van and took bikes and pipes back to the shop, even then looking at them the owner thought very hard for an excuse, before he conceded, not admitted mind you, that during the welding process the top stubs had slipped and were welded on at a wrong angle.
 I did get a set that were acceptable after trying a few sets. Bike had been one owner from new. Wrong it was not.
That was around 1981/2, I've never been back, Owner was the rudest most argumentative sod I have ever met running any business.

I was more annoyed because when he started up,  he advertised for original sample pots of bike  paints, those little touch up pots you used to get, I sent him a parcel of them,gratis, never a word of thanks.

I have no idea if the person here , Pete? who seems to have worked for them was involved, no personal insult  or slight intended.

Ever after when I needed pipes I went to Campbell geometrics in Dartford who always did a superb job.

Quite odd how experience with that firm has stuck in my mind after so many years. Surprised they are still in business.

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2019, 10:52:53 am »
I only worked there in the noughties, but was employed by the *rse *ole you refer to for a few years. At that time I was in the workshop making silencers. I went behind the counter when the new owner took over.  I did my best to help customers where I was allowed to. I hated working there towards the end because I had to sort Armours problems as if they were my own. I must say though, generally their pipes did fit without issues. But the few that didn't were always my job to sort. I used to wait until the boss was away, then issue apologies and  refunds.
Maddy, the other original founder was and still is a pleasure to work for and deal with, but her hands were always tied by her *rse *ole business partner.
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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2019, 11:22:10 am »
Had an Enfield pipe there a couple of years back and had similar problems to the OP where the pipe diameter was too large for the port. I lapped it to fit and it was fine. My A7 had a set of stainless pipes and silencers from there back in the autumn and the whole fit was superb. All fitted in an unbelievable (and unexpected!) ten minutes. Quality stuff too!

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2019, 11:48:31 am »
Hi all,
As I said, this is the first time I have had a problem with Armour's products, It was an easy fix and the end result looks great,but I have had all sorts of issues from most of the part retailers in the past, , gaskets not quite right, tight threads, wrong threads, poor fit , poor quality , some parts cheaper buying directly from India myself rather than paying dealer price .

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2019, 12:05:35 pm »
Badly fitting threads do seem to be a fairly common problem.
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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2019, 12:30:56 pm »
Armours chroming is second to none imo.....possibly even thicker than they ask for :-\
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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2019, 05:05:06 pm »
I'll agree with that, the chrome plate was always very good.

The only other member of staff I remember was a very small lady, is that Maddy?.

From my experience with Feked, they took sales lessons from Armours in the past. Won't go there again.

I suppose having to buy tube in metric equivalents as opposed to original Imperial doesn't help.

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2019, 05:34:51 pm »
Yep, That will be Maddy.
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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2019, 05:40:56 pm »
Indeed Maddy is back helping out since Big Pete died. The local tube firm in Poole that I've used for years and also make some exhaust pipes for Armour's, have no problem at all in obtaining and supplying imperial tube. In fact yesterday they made a bespoke 1 3/4" stainless front pipe for a WD Norton model 18 that my mate brought down from Gloucester.  Ron

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2019, 06:14:44 pm »
Well well, I always was under impression they made their own pipes.

Handy to know imperial pipe is still availiable, not that I'll ever need a new pipe for any of my stuff.

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Re: Exhaust fit
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2019, 06:37:37 pm »
Well well, I always was under impression they made their own pipes.

Tube forming is a whole business on it's own. I don't think any classic motorcycle parts supplier would want to invest in the equipment required and the floor space just to make exhaust pipes. Ron