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Offline Guy Wilson

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1050 on: 21.04. 2020 15:59 »

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1051 on: 21.04. 2020 18:25 »
only the speedo cable crimp on my A sev drops oil guy, oh and the breather when I've given her a good what for ;D
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1052 on: 22.04. 2020 12:21 »
I wondered why there was a good covering of oil after a proper 150m belt around - the breather, of course.  Kept thinking it was a dodgy seal or something, but oil levels were fine!!  Phew *eek*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1053 on: 30.04. 2020 14:48 »
Ordered some mild steel bar with a view to making some new spring levers for my ATD.  If successful, I'll drill out the old posts on the bobweights and replace with similar rivets (M25) that I used to replace the fibre wheel.  My aim is to make the rivets a 'shrink' or interference fit with the bobweight by heating the latter up cherry red and popping the rivets in - this should form new posts for the levers to slot on to.  I've got new springs as well.

Thanks to Beezermacc for giving me some input into this.  Of course, I may cock it up, and I'm not an engineer, but you've got to try. *good3*

If this proposal sounds ridiculous, please feel free to offer advice or shoot me down in flames. *conf2*

Still recovering, by the way, just coping with post viral fatigue and inflammation now.  Co-codamol works well with anti-inflammatories, but I don't know if I'm in the right house most of the time.  Should be ideal when I start using power tools again. :o :o

No beer for a whole month Berger!! *pull hair out* *pull hair out* *pull hair out*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1054 on: 30.04. 2020 14:58 »
Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1055 on: 30.04. 2020 19:20 »
wortluck only a month, I am on my 7th week without a slurp *eek*, wish I could stop the fags as easy *problem*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1056 on: 30.04. 2020 21:36 »
Berger, try changing to cigars. I used to virtually chain smoke cigarettes, then changed to cigars (the small ones) - which you don't inhale. After a while I found I was only smoking when I went out for a drink, and then even less until it became perhaps only a couple a week. I now smoke only one or two a year. I believe smoking is a habit more than an addiction.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1057 on: 01.05. 2020 08:44 »
Berger, try changing to cigars. I used to virtually chain smoke cigarettes, then changed to cigars (the small ones) - which you don't inhale. After a while I found I was only smoking when I went out for a drink, and then even less until it became perhaps only a couple a week. I now smoke only one or two a year. I believe smoking is a habit more than an addiction.

I enjoy an occasional pipe myself, especially when out in the garage working on the bikes. Since the lock down I've taken more to that to try and keep the drinking under control. Smoking myself thin. 
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1058 on: 01.05. 2020 08:55 »
Teaching Mary some John Lee Hooker licks...
(Ooooh bugger p'raps she wouldn't choose to be in this 'what have you done to your BIKE today' thread!)
H >:Dahaha,

how,how,how,how...
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1059 on: 01.05. 2020 10:09 »
Got myself off the fags 30 years' ago by substituting for a cup of tea.  Within 1 week I felt 50% better.  Berger, give yourself more time riding than smoking - quitting (smoking) is the best thing you could do healthwise!

Considering pushing the bike off its stand and firing her up over the weekend - all other post lockdown checks are complete and she's ready to go.

Feeling much better today guys, 4 straight nights of good sleep  *woo* *woo* *sleepy* *sleepy* *sleepy*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1060 on: 01.05. 2020 12:24 »
wortluck , cup of tea, pint of black&tan breakfast dinner/tea, biscuit, stress attack *pull hair out* all go with fag *problem*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1061 on: 01.05. 2020 18:12 »
Project update: I'd tacked the stainless exhaust tubes together and got a pal who does stainless welding professionally to finish them off because I just can't get TIG neat. Anyhow, he finally dropped my pipes off a couple of days back, so was able to fit the exhaust. Got the bike off the ramp this afternoon and am now sorting footrests – ie where they’ll go given I don’t want my right knee stuck in the magneto. Then it’s rear brake sort out and when my son is around again (hopefully on Sun) we’ll start her up again and I’ll make a start on trying to tune those carbs. Not looking forward to that at all. Would have preferred Amals but the MK2 is too large. Dellortos are nice (and small) but they’ve got the same issue as Mikunis – a vast range of needles and jets (about 24 combinations if I recall) whereas a 106 jet and move the needle up / down a bit is about all you need for Amals. Will run on a temp tank as I have to remove the petrol tank to access the front carb. But I’m slowly getting there. BTW the blue thinghy in front of the rear cyl is a temporary oil pressure gauge.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1062 on: 01.05. 2020 19:27 »
I very much like that motor *dribble* *dribble* *dribble*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1063 on: 02.05. 2020 03:08 »
Helped a friend run up his restored CT1 (175cc).
We needed a temp fuel tank; Mario had a drink container in the shed, so..........problem solvered!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1064 on: 02.05. 2020 12:27 »
Addendum to my earlier post.
In the pic the exhaust looks a trifle angular, but in real life it blends in quite well.
Originally I intended running the rear pipe in a curve across the timing case, but that raised two problems. First, it would get in the way of where I intend fitting an alternator and secondly, where would I join in the front pipe? As it is, I had to run that between the downtubes so as to avoid the front wheel hitting it, meaning it had to cross a frame tube somewhere. Under the timing case area would be close to the oil filter and reduce ground clearance, so I sneaked it in at the frame’s forefoot. I found too that following the front cyl head fins with the rear pipe looked better than running a curve there. I appreciate the pipes are of unequal length but I won't be racing it. If I were I'd obviously need to redesign the system.
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