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Offline nimrod650

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what did you do to the bike today
« on: 29.12. 2015 21:06 »
drained crankcase checked tyres added some product to petrol to stop it going off over winter gave it a clean sprayed chrome with wd40  gave polished alloy a light polish wth mr sheene  to protect it started up first kick connected oxtimate charger and covered her over till next time
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #1 on: 29.12. 2015 21:12 »
covered up in the front room i expect nimrod650?
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #2 on: 29.12. 2015 21:21 »
Thought I'd give the Cafe a run today. Drained sump (800ml, not started for a month) check battery (12.8v), check tyres OK. One prime kick, ignition on, starts 1st kick. Back in a few hours.
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #3 on: 29.12. 2015 21:37 »
Curse you! Southern hemisphere braggarts!
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #4 on: 29.12. 2015 21:43 »
Mate & his son-in-law came over to check out my bike coz their finally going to restore
Grand dads 51 plunger... gave them a few tips.. & showed them THIS forum ...
Think we'll have a couple of new members soon...  BUGGER it... (I was hoping to buy it myself.)
Like Musky.... a little tickle & 1 kick starter... & now a clutch that works..   *smile*

40+C here today... back into the pool...   *lol*
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #5 on: 30.12. 2015 00:18 »
Hi All,
Not the A10, but does this count?

Its for a DB32 engine thats almost finished, there was a 5thou dip in the inner sealing flange near the exhaust seat, along with being off square to the gasket surface
Once the inner surface was trued up the outer has to be machined back or the gasket space would have been reduced unacceptably,
The bronze inserts were also a little proud over the alloy  *eek*
The gasket is laminated alloy, and layers are peeled off to arrive at the correct "squish"
I figure the alloy settles and distorts a bit over the years ??

Hopefully Tomorrow I will get the top end completed , if "storm Frank" leaves us in one piece  *eek*
John


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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #6 on: 30.12. 2015 07:25 »
I went a little further than the three fused vertebra would like but it's only pain and the grin was still there. Such a beautiful day 25 C. The tourist traffic was a bit thick but we carved'em up. Got home and dropped the oil and filter. Going a little thicker for summer. Penrite Enduro 25w70 with lots of zinc. DO NOT start another oil thread!!!
I'm allergic to water WozzA but at 40 I'd think about it.
Looks interesting John. Now the fin gap will be lop sided. *pull hair out*
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #7 on: 30.12. 2015 10:27 »
Welded a battery strap that I made to replace one lost on a recent trip through France. Had used galvanized sheet and think I got a whiff of zinc oxide fumes. Warning - don't do it!
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #8 on: 30.12. 2015 11:05 »
Put the B31 engine in the plunger frame, and went for a ride with my (visiting) friend Mario, two Super Rockets cutting a swathe through the leafy valleys of Kalamunda - the most fun you can have with your clothes on!

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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #9 on: 30.12. 2015 15:02 »
I'm jealous. I've spent the past week chasing a leak on our community well (no water for a week), moving snow (about 4 feet now) and keeping the wood stove going (20 degrees F this morning, warmest it's been in the morning for well over a week). Oh, and trying to find an electrical problem on the wife's car (gave up and took it to the dealer). Hoping to get a break in the weather soon, so I can get back to working on bikes (after I clear the snow that's bringing down the fence........ and get some of the snow load off the house roof. Then maybe I'll finally reshim a crankshaft. Arizona seems rather inviting this time of year!
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #10 on: 30.12. 2015 18:19 »
I have not done anything to my bike, (except look at it every time I need to get something from the mancave) since November. Now that Christmas is over maybe I can get back to the engine strip-down.
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #11 on: 30.12. 2015 18:24 »
..... moving snow (about 4 feet now) and keeping the wood stove going (20 degrees F this morning, warmest it's been in the morning for well over a week). ... and get some of the snow load off the house roof.

Well, I've only been there once, and that was just driving through in the summer, but, "Welcome to Idaho!"

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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #12 on: 30.12. 2015 19:43 »
I hugged the Lyta tank, kissed the 1303/03 tacho and wished her a Happy New Year...and all of you too....
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #13 on: 30.12. 2015 21:46 »
hi guys, i took the side stand off to adjust its angle, heated it up then bent it a bit so the bike did not lean over so much. Repainted it then reinstalled/tested, perfect. I then installed the steering lock that was temp fitted which is secured with threaded stud which also acts as an earth for gauges. Proceeded to clean bike and admire my 27yrs of nut and bolt resto work and think what a wonderful job i had done/put cover on then go sit in the sun and drink beer as reward, cheers
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Re: what did you do to the bike today
« Reply #14 on: 30.12. 2015 22:59 »
HI Muskie,
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Now the fin gap will be lop sided. *pull hair out*

I dont think anyone will notice  *????* probably less than 10 thou

The Goldie head bolts are a bastard to tighten evenly *problem*
There are 4 through bolts from the crankcase that are held into the crankcase with threaded sleeves, the studs have hexagon sections for a spanner, these thread up into the bronze inserts in the head, these are 7/16 x 20 tpi .. only an open end spanner can be used on these
the other 4 are fitted up from underneath, and clamp the cylinder to head, these are 3/8 x 26tpi
The bolt that goes in the pushrod tunnel threads into a piece of the casting that bridges the pushrod tunnel

Unfortunately this bridge is only about 3/4in or so deep, combined with its one of the most accessable to get a ring spanner on, so it gets over tightened *sad2*
Hence the distorted head *angry*

John

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