AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Technical Tip (13): Bending small bore pipe

When you need to bend up some small-bore copper tube, for oil or petrol pipes for example, prevent annoying kinks by first of all slipping a length of discarded speedometer drive cable into the bore of the pipe. For larger bores, the outer could be used, or for larger sizes still, possibly one of the seat support springs of an old Parker Knoll chair may be just the right size.