You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....


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You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....

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Saturday I went to check the tyre pressures ready for a ride on Sunday and I noticed the rear tyre sidewall starting to crack. Oh dear!! So I order a new tyre (Austone taxi) and it snowed over night so didn't no ride anyway. Today, now the snow has melted, well most of it (I have to work on it in the open) I took the rear wheel out and oh dear oh dear (and a few other words) the swinging arm has rusted through in two places.
There 's plenty of swinging arms on eBay but they're all in the US. They are cheap enough but the postage is up to three times the cost of the unit and dear old customs will slap duty on the lot.
I've found one over here but the vendor says it's been welded. I've asked for a picture. Fingers crossed it will be ok.
I wonder if it's too late to send Santa a letter.

Sid.
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I once bought some piddling little thing for $10.95 for a guy in Ireland

he was desperate, it cost $54~ to ship it thru Customs ?? yikes

he was happy just to get it period.


what happens if someone buys it for you here in the states, and "gifts" it to you

what is the customs on a zero value part?
~John

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Located one in Yorkshire should have it early next week.
The old one came out easier than expected but the condition of it! Honda hang your head in shame.

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And upside down for some reason!
Redial will be ok with them :D

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Back on the road, hurrah.
Did a twenty mile test ride yesterday and a check of nuts and bolts when I got back. No problems, looking forward to Wednesday's ride out (Weather forecast is good).

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glad to hear that you have it sorted out.

enjoy, and Merry Christmas if that is appropriate for you.


~John

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