I took my Triumph Stag for it's first MOT in probably 20 years and it failed on:
4 tyres - knew that already to be honest (was going to replace them anyway as 20 years old rubber is not good !)
One brake flex hose Front near side
handbrake cable frayed
exhaust mounting rubber missing (the one just forward of the tailpipe assembly)
A 50p sized hole in the rear off side wheel arch at the front, I've got a welder so no worries there.
Leaking power steering pipes (a weep from a joint!)
And lastly, rear near side wheel bearing. There seemed to be excessive play side to side and up and down, but didn't make a lot of noise on rotation.
The list doesn't really vex me apart from the rear wheel bearing. Having read the Haynes manual, it specifies the use of special tools to pull the hub out of the bearing carrier and an assembly process using a dial gauge to ensure correct clearances from the collapsible spacer. Although I am very familiar with dial gauges and how the special extraction tool works in principle, I am unfortunate not to own either.
Any ideas for another way? ? ? Remembering it is rear wheel drive.
Can't say I am very disappointed in what it failed on, it should cost me about £50 + tyres (£100 for all 4 from local dealer - Budget 185/70 HR14 as it will not do many miles)
Just thought I would share one of my days activities with the good people on here.