I think that may be a difference, I'm fairly sure I remember the taper and the closer together coils being on the same end of the spring. Interesting that it was different for the 400N
That's what I did in the end Irene. The tyre is beaded all the way around on both sides apart from the last 9 inches or so. It wouldn't have taken much more to get it to fully seat but my pump seals gave up the ghost and as is usual with a Halfraud merchandise when broke it stays broke as in non-replaceable seals! Me jumping up and down on it like a maniac didn't help I suppose so, when my new pump arrives I shall be more careful.Steve has just suggested that you deflate your tyre, then place a ratchet strap around the tyre and tighten it up, finally pump your tyre back up. This is a method usually used when there is an air leak between the tyre and rim, so it might work for you to set your bead. Good luck.
Cheers Tom. It's always good to get some knowledge about a product off someone who has actually bought it. I shall wait for my 'allowance' off SWMBO and then buy them, along with the decals for my new maroon colour scheme!I used those headlight ears on my 450 James, I got them from 4into1.com over here. Good product
No, but I have my trusty drill. Actually, the indicators I have are the real deal, not cheap stuff and are quite solid. The wire passes through the centre and I was wondering if I could double up and use the indicator stalk as a headlamp shell mount. It'll have to wait now until I get the forks and wheel on. MOT for SWMBO's car tomorrow, so I'm popping my wheel in the boot and getting them to run an airline in it for a bit!My CB200 seems to have the same problem with having to constantly replace the headlight bulb despite mine having the original fittings!
Do those new ones have a fitting for your indicators as well James?
Hi Tom! I've got that much soap in there sliding about it's a wonder there's room for air! I think it just likes causing me to tear out what little is left of my hair!You may have to deflate it and put some soap or other "lubricant" under that section of the bead
Did that Irene at the garage. Damn thing still won't bead but he wasn't operating on a full tank of air as it was switched off because they were closing. Perhaps a compressor that's actually on a full tank of air would have done it!You can take the valve core out to get it to bead, the core acts as a restrictor, put it back once beaded James.