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  1. Tyres

    Yes I want it mainly for snow, we don't get a lot but it will be handy to be prepared, I have looked on the web but cant find anything at the moment, not sure of the name of the material. Thanks again Ed.
  2. Tyres

    Thanks Ed, important information for me, I was going to use 10mm diameter quick links as in photo, can you tell me the material that is used in your last photo for the cross strap I like that idea and what terrain is that type best for.
  3. Tyres

    Thanks , I cant seem to find any at a price I can afford in the UK all about £100, I havnt seen any used ones for sale, I think they are in little demand over here unlike in the US. I am looking at some chain today 10 yds of it off a block and tackle, I will use 8mm quick links to make the joins, I hope it should be ok for little use. It looks Ed as if yours are about 10mm links.
  4. Tyres

    Hi I want to make chains for the rear wheels on my 857, the tyre size is 8.50 x 12- 23 can you advise how many chains you would use across the tyre and how far down the tyre would you put the holding circular chain? Thank you.
  5. Starter

    Normally you would expect there to be a hair spring between the gear and top plate to return it to the resting position, but not on this model, over here a new starter is about £50 I am not sure I would buy a second hand one. If you turn the gear over in your picture is there a recess like there is in the retaining collar next to it?
  6. Starter

    No part No on the starter but the engine it is on is a B+Stratton 252707 0620-01, 8hp engine, the reason I am asking is I bought a new bendix gear (not genuine B+S) and it smashed up first time I used it, the company I bought it from are inferring I put it the wrong way round.
  7. Starter

    Is there a correct way round to fit 783 on to 513. Thanks
  8. Hi all, I have acquired a 211-3 and made a start trying to get it together, I have got to the seat, the pan is good so is the foam the problem is the seat cover can you give me some idea what you folk do over this problem, any photo would be appreciated. Thanks
  9. Belt

    Thank you Garry, I missed that page.
  10. Belt

    Hi all. Can any one tell me the length of the main drive belt on a 211-3, I cant find any detail in the service manual. many thanks
  11. Its not what I have done to my WH this week it is what the grand children have done. We went to a three day show over the bank holiday, the kids must have done more than five miles on the 857 and started it 100 times, by the time Monday afternoon came the battery was feeling a bit tired and needed a kick start ( it is 10 years old) I filled the petrol tank twice that tell how far they drove. The children have their own go-carts but said the WH was much more fun, looks as if they may have one each!!!!!! We will see. A good time was had by all.
  12. Cant find

    Thanks for that.
  13. Cant find

    Many Thanks, there is one for sale in UK I was a little interested but I don’t think so now 8HP, I am looking for one with a larger engine, what do you think I should be looking out for? I want it for towing a trailer for carrying logs; no deck no fancy gismos, a bit of grunt? Thanks.
  14. Cant find

    HI all Can someone tell me the spec of 1-0141 I cant find it in the list of models. Thanks
  15. Weights

    Thank folks. The best I could come up with is this, it just hooks on and weighs 71 lb, seems to work well as I dont always need it, only when I have an unbalanced trailer load, such as the wife three children and a large dog, (good fun). I will paint it when I can fing the correct red.