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Offline coater87

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IT RUNS!!!!!!
« on: 11.05. 2018 23:13 »
 After owning it for 28 years, it runs.

 Sputtered first kick, ran on second. I am more proud than a Peacock.

 It's been 28 years, 2 apartments, 3 homes, 2 kids, 3 jobs and one wife later for me...

 Since the summer of 1971 for the bike.

 Still needs things like cables, Speedo rebuild, a seat...etc. etc. But, it runs *ex*

 I just want to say thank you to everyone on the forum  for all the help, encouragement, pictures and advice. I know it never would have happened  without the people here.

 Lee
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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: 12.05. 2018 00:22 »
Well done Lee; you will smile every mile!
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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: 12.05. 2018 08:37 »

 Yeah- what orabanda said;  *smile*; you'll find any excuse to go check on ... *conf2*.....¿ ... *dunno*......... somethin'... *smile*
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: 12.05. 2018 09:09 »
Congrats+++, thanks for sharing good news (and spreading hope\inspiration to anyone in the same quest).

And thanks for the comment about forum members.

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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: 12.05. 2018 10:27 »
Good on ya Coater. *beer* What a great feeling.!! I got mine going in February after 33 years, did 3.7 miles and found gearbox problems. Took out the gearbox, have it back in now but awaiting correct clutch parts.
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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: 12.05. 2018 19:21 »
Sounds like the hard part is done. How about a video?

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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: 13.05. 2018 00:20 »
https://youtu.be/g0bUK8AO64I

 I think it might work, never tried this. *smile*

 Lee
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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: 13.05. 2018 01:03 »
There are no mufflers on the bike, the pipes point willy-nilly and the kicker hits anyway.

 It seemed very lean at idle, so I choked it by hand to get it to come off idle without hesitation- that's what I am doing to the carb in the video.

 Lots and lots to work out yet, so that's where I am at.

 Sorry the video is so crappy, really the best this cell phone can do (camera guy is pretty bad too).
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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: 13.05. 2018 02:28 »
Congratulations Lee.
Nothing like the feeling when she first fires into life. And now you'll be even keener to get on with the rest, but resist the urge to cut corners.
Cheers
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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: 13.05. 2018 09:03 »
Now the sorting out starts!
Allow up to 12 months; but it will be worth it!

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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: 13.05. 2018 17:30 »
What a thrill to hear that lovely music after so many years! Well done.   *smile*

As far as the camera work goes; do not give up your day job!  ;)

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Re: IT RUNS!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: 13.05. 2018 18:06 »
Congrats with the successful video upload, a great roof and floor (and glimpses of a bike)  *smile*

Seriously, very nice to hear the engine alive.

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