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  1. OK since you insist @fiat fan bro Name: Ridhwan Ramzi Age: 19 Location : Mawanella School : RIS Kegalle/Zahira Mawanella Simple fellow, doing random things and enjoying the finer things of life, nostalgic, old school also, no show off/loud partying vibes here lol. Not the best with tech either. Into aquascaping, cooking, fitness related stuff, DIY, general trivia and also motorcycles as most of you know.
  2. It takes a minimum of 12 seconds for the oil to fully circulate and touch every part of the engine that needs lubrication in a modern engine. Even though it is said new cars dont need warming up for minutes, I still follow the 1 minute warm up habit to be in the safe side and don't push it until it's warmed up. But if you were in a hurry and can't even wait a minute, remember that 12 seconds is the bare minimum.
  3. I'm restoring a 1985 Honda Hawk CB250T.

    It's undergoing engine rebuild and I'm unable to find brand new pistons for it, but I found new Piston rings, seals, gaskets.

    Pistons could be ordered from abroad but they are chinese and expensive. Lol

    What the previous owner has done is polished the pistons and installed new rings. Which isn't a long term solution. 

    Now I'm being advised by some people to find pistons from some other model that have the same dimension, take it to a lathe, and get the top part/crown carved to accommodate the 3 valves (Suzuki Gn125 pistons fit but the head is made for 2 valves). My mech said he has never tried that because he thinks it's impossible. I need insight guys. 

    Is this feasible? 

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    2. Kavvz


      Actually keep the tire on then, at least till your Dad gets used to riding a bike again...

      Its a wider (more control) and if it slows down the bike then great! (Assuming the bike is for your Dad right? Well then, not a bad option!!) Not saying your Dad is a bad rider but its probably been a while that he's been on a bike and even though he might think he wouldn't need to re-learn any of his lost skills the truth us he will probably have a bit of a learning curve! 


    3. AVANTE


      That's a good way of looking at things! Impressive :D

      Last time he rode was nearly 2 years ago, and well he isn't the luckiest rider tbh but can manage. This bike is supposed to be like a weekend toy for him for short stints and backroads. I myself am trying to stop 2 wheelers and shift to cars itself for good as riding on a daily basis has scared me good.

      With outstation narrow roads and sometimes coupled with traffic and all, it's almost a dire necessity to have a bike. Can't take your car everywhere so easily and quickly. 

    4. Kavvz


      Absolutely! Riding on a daily basis is a bit hairy but there's nothing like being on a bike for the sense of freedom it gives! 

  4. It's a car with 4 wheels. That's the idea. What do you want to know?
  5. Also, stick to the Familia FB group. Some guys put up parts for sale there. BJ5P parts shouldn't be hard to find, it's the BF cars body parts that are starting to get uncommon.
  6. Check your power steering fluid quality and levels. When was it changed? Also check the steering pump. It should be either of these two.
  7. This is good to know. I guessed the market would come crashing down at some point soon enough. Good luck to those shady sale bayyas.
  8. I've noticed that the vehicles being inflated are the models that are still in production and were still being imported into the country before the ban, this includes minor facelift cars as well. (240s, A3s, Vezels, GP5 etc..) But the older models on the other hand are still at the same rate and in some cases, even cheaper..as people in the lower budgets (under 2.5 mil) have a higher possibility of confronting financial issues due to the aftermath of the pandemic, hence they are ready to sell as soon as possible. So people looking to buy decent mid range cars like the E46, FBs, AEs, GP1s, etc are safe. Just don't fall for the sellers baloney and statements like "import has stopped neh" don't apply to these models. This means, it's a good time for buyers in this category, as in one hand, loans are being given out at a good rate, and on the other, a considerable amount of people are desperate to sell. Latest model year Premio/allion/wagonR buyers on the other hand...well that's a whole different topic. Whoever thinks paying 12mil for a car riding a decade old platform with rear drum brakes is a good idea should be strangled, shot, hacked, burnt and thrown into meethotamulla along with the rest of the garbage this country doesn't have any use for anymore.
  9. By any chance @Luffytaro, do you have to contact details of Mr. Lalana? Do PM the details if possible, thanks in advance!
  10. My goodness that roller and its golden components did me good. Also I remember seeing a pic of the team of MG SVs in there. Such a sight.
  11. I second this. Unless it's worn out piston rings causing excessive blowby in the crankcase, the above minor things like soot buildup and PCV blockage can be the culprit. But oil coming out? You sure you haven't over filled your oil? Also how's the gasket?
  12. Guys.. What's the current 2020 situation with the galant sigmas? Seen a few rotten/scrapped cars. How's the parts availability now? Why don't these cool looking things get much recognition? 

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    This is what the borgward badge adorns now? Eeya
  14. It can be done. It's a common issue with Peugeot 406s where the display looks exactly like the above due to the lankan heat and conditions. Can order the film from ebay and replace I heard.
  15. Thanks bro! I get what they mean by the 70s reminiscence. The same things were said about the TW and VanVan. Barebones and raw and smelly riding experience lol. Nothing to go wrong and everything you need in one vehicle. Rear Tyre feels sluggish tbh as it's oversized. It's a Continental Twinduro 150/80R18 😬 original Tyre size is supposed to be 120mm lol. I'm gonna sell it to put in a 130 diameter Tyre with smoother tread for road use. This one was for dad as he wanted a nice CB250/LA Custom ever since he rode them back during his youth years. She's at the garage now, having the carb cleaned and fixed. Also found a CD125T handlebar and original badges, need to get in a set of proper mirrors from a GN125/MD90 atleast as they were the same design lol and need to print the sticker set. Yeah bro, our Lankans need to be taught about class and taste in school. Yucky mods. Saw a GN125 the other day with the frame painted neon green😂 Podi podi touches are needed here and there. But overall, she is a beauty. Starting her up makes my heart beat smoother haha (no kidding). V-twins are nice but parallel twins have their own place won't you say?
  16. Just got a girl an hour back from Moratuwa! Meet our newest family member! She's a 1985 CB250T. Runs fine, new tyres, just having some cosmetics to deal with (tank sticker, handlebar, mirrors, polish) and there's a minor leak under the left side carb. Also about the grasstracker.. Does it feel like a very different beast compared to the Volty then?
  17. They do. But if you don't trust them it's fine. Theres also another place in Katugastota named "Chaminda Motors". His pricing is good but he doesn't do repairs. Mechs I trust are located in Mawanella so I'm not very sure about kandy mechs. @tiv knows a good fellow.
  18. I understand what you must be feeling now. It can't be that big of an issue. There's no way the wiring harness can give issues at this age unless it has had a horrible accident in its history. Did you inspect the vehicle professionally before purchase? Whats the situation with the gearbox? Are you sure it's in good shape? Because rolling back in a hill sounds like the gearbox slipping. Whatever it is, it's fixable. Dont lose your cool. If it is gearbox, I know a guy who is trustworthy to do repairs on it. But let's hope it's not the gearbox. @fiat fan what say you? Is ShiMotor a good call for the servo pump connection repair?
  19. @alpha17 you'll like this Very nice! Wishing you many trouble free and happy miles, filled with German robustness and precision
  20. ... why do people buy Koreans? To save money?
  21. And I thought D*MO were crooks. Just curious, would the Abans Hyundai dealership be able to undertake services on the Sorento? Do list out your problems more clearly and someone would be able to recommend you a good shop hopefully!
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    I foget bra, fogive me. Pramiyo is laxary caa but Im pesent no? They r 2 gret 4 me
  24. Ahhh the Big Boy! Congrats on the purchase and for straying away from the crowd. Lemme know how she feels in the long run. Last I saw one of these was never! Have seen a VanVan 200 though. Funny and unique look! I think it's a fun little bugger! Why don't our people have good taste at all? With stickers and bars and stuff. Volty/GN250 heart no? How does it feel? In the market for a 250cc myself for dad's sake. I considered the Volty so many times but people change my mind away from it due to parts/reliability reason. I have no clue really. BTW about your carb issue, just day before yesterday he recommended me the Kolonnawa guy I mentioned beforehand but forgot to mention yesterday due to being busy. Apologies for that!
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