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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #15 on: 15.04. 2016 10:27 »
NGK B7HS for iron head, B7ES for alloy head.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #16 on: 15.04. 2016 10:32 »
Nice! Same as my lammies.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #17 on: 15.04. 2016 18:05 »
Free the clutch plates off before first starting the bike. Put the bike in gear, pull in the clutch and operate the kick start. The kick start should move without turning over the engine. The plates can have a tendency to stick together when standing for a while and will make selecting gear difficult and noisy and give the gears a nasty shock when selecting first gear after starting the engine.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #18 on: 15.04. 2016 21:38 »
Good tip. Thats also the same for the lammies.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #19 on: 16.04. 2016 22:53 »
Picked her up today and she`s even nicer in the flesh.

I got a copy of the parts book, original Tools and some other bits and bobs. It even has the original pump still attached to the frame (wow that thing is Heavy duty)

Anyway changed the oil and fired her up. She started first kick (my lammies dont even do that if they have been stood a while), and the Golden has sat for 2 years.

First it was just firing on one cylinder but after half a minute the other one chimed in. What a fantastic sound!

Here she is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obFnAME9v_E
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #20 on: 16.04. 2016 23:02 »
Yep, she is a beauty! Well done!

 I find on my bike that if I give the carburetor a tickle I don't need choke. Well, maybe if it is really cold weather I might need the choke.
I hope you were looking into the oil tank to check return flow. It needs to become a habit on these machines.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #21 on: 16.04. 2016 23:20 »
I needed both a tickle and choke but it was 3 Celius in the garage, so could be the reason for needing both.

Nope, didn`t check the oil return but will do before I go for a ride.

Whats the general thought on lead addative in the petrol? Having only dabbled in 2 strokes before, i ve never needed it.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #22 on: 16.04. 2016 23:54 »
Idiot question: How do I lift up the seat. Need to charge my battery
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #23 on: 16.04. 2016 23:56 »
Two nuts at the rear.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #24 on: 17.04. 2016 01:17 »
I'm not sure if you will get a consensus on the lead additive question, but I'm fairly sure the majority don't bother, I don't.....

I've not seen good evidence lead prevents pocketing on A10,s but that's not surprising as it would be rather difficult to prove one way or he other.

I've a cast iron b31 cylinder head in my shed, badly pocketed and its not been used for so long it would not have seen unleaded fuel, so leaded fuel did not prevent pocketing on that head, but that's hardly conclusive evidence it does not work!

If my bike had an ally head ...it doesn't....I would opt for valve seats that did not need lead in the fuel.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #25 on: 17.04. 2016 09:07 »
it would be rather difficult to prove one way or he other.

yes - witness my original Flash had a seat replaced, that was in 1962/3 when fuel was leaded, those days we just kidded ourselves it was because we were flogging the life out of them, uuuummmm the bikes are still alive but not so many of the riders
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #26 on: 17.04. 2016 09:23 »
 *yeah* *good3*
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #27 on: 17.04. 2016 09:58 »
Whats the general thought on lead addative in the petrol?
Since putting my bike back on the road three years ago I have been using a product that claims to protect valve seats and damage caused by Ethanol in petrol; however after finding a premature build up of oily carbon deposit in the head when I recently stripped the top end I'm going to try Super Unleaded, (RON 98) straight. I don't know how much Ethanol is in UK petrol; the clear plastic fuel lines had become very hard so I've changed them to a modern flexible braided type.
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #28 on: 17.04. 2016 10:11 »
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I don't know how much Ethanol is in UK petrol;

It used to be 5%, I recall talk of it going to 10% but don't know if that happened (now and then things pass me by  ;))
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Re: Bike hasn`t been run for 2 years, tips needed.
« Reply #29 on: 17.04. 2016 14:56 »
 I've only done about 8000 miles on mine in this rebuild using Premium U/L (Plunger A10, BV alloy head, 357/7.25:1), and haven't stripped it to see what may or may not be happening, but it keeps going *dunno*

 I asked my mate about running unleaded on those seats, he said it'll be fine- and he's a well respected rebuilder.
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