Will these do? Despite the good step by step instructions, I still cannot post pictures on this site, and I only have my phone, no computer....
Brilliant, thanks Ironsloth the first pic shows that (despite the oil weeps) that set up has much less clearance than mine did....until earlier today when i shortened the sleeve 2.5mm and fitted oversize penny washers between the cradle and the casing. Not had a road test yet. cheers
in link 1 to Scootering, pis 12 and 13 show the same lateral distances as mine did before the MOT tester had his way and before my modification.
The MOT tester seems convinced that the damper bottom mount provides a secondary connection to the body and is critical because it is a single sided affair with an offset engine and not a dual shock with an engine along the centre line of the scooter. In this view the movement of the damper along the sleeve inside the bush WILL allow the wheel to move also and along the cradle to come into contact with the soft alloy casing of the engine unit, hence a fail.
However, the cradle is ALWAYS going to slide along the sleeve even if I pack out with small washers, it has to, because there is nothing to stop it doing so in the original design and the factory provided parts with dimensions that allow that. Using large diameter washers is not an option given the length of the sleeve and the cradle gap. The cradle is bridged by the correct length sleeve to ensure a tight fit around the engine mount.
Notwithstanding that and to satisfy the tester, I have shortened the (original) sleeve so that it is the same length of the bush and introduced large penny washers between the cradle and the alloy casing so as to constrain the bush and sleeve and to protect the casing.