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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1215 on: 08.07. 2020 00:05 »
idiot!!  *pull hair out* *bash* the other day I was messing with wires in the headlamp and accidently shorted the indicator flasher unit  *problem*, but a new one arrived today and I have flashing lights working again together with raging toothache   *sick*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1216 on: 08.07. 2020 10:01 »
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raging toothache

get yourself half a tumbler of Whisky, dip your finger in the whisky and massage around the affected teeth then swill the rest of the whisky around your mouth to take the taste away ;)
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1217 on: 08.07. 2020 10:14 »
...raging toothache   *sick*
I must say, whoever designed our teeth, needs a swift kick in the gonads.  *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1218 on: 08.07. 2020 10:23 »
...raging toothache   *sick*
I must say, whoever designed our teeth, needs a swift kick in the gonads.  *smile*

Not that impressed with gonad design either, come to that.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1219 on: 08.07. 2020 10:29 »
Hey Berger, what Bill said but finish the rest of the bottle ;D ;D *whistle* *beer* *wink2* *good3* *woo*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1220 on: 08.07. 2020 11:17 »
your advice was taken up two weeks ago, now on second bottle but managed to get antibiotics so no more whisky for me. the damn pain goes all over even into ear and head. pain killers not touching it might try a herb *bright idea*    ;) *countdown*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1221 on: 08.07. 2020 11:21 »
Had thatjust as lockdown started. Fortunately it was on / off so endurable until dentist available again. Sounds like you need a root canal job on a lower jaw tooth.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1222 on: 08.07. 2020 11:33 »
Root canal??  Different kind of pain then (wallet) *eek*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1223 on: 09.07. 2020 01:01 »
Today I gathered enough oomph to go and do some work on my bike. Last summer I found that sometimes when I pushed the bike backwards the rear brake would jamb. When I opened up the back brake drum I found that one side of the brake shoe end had broken off and the bit was rattling around doing orrible things to the linings. It's a sobering thought that something like that, especially if on the front brake, could kill you.

I cleaned out all the debris and used the bike until the end of the riding season. I ordered new Ferodo branded shoes from Fecked. Today I took it apart and am just about to fit the new shoes.

I have also ordered a pair of Mitas tyres for the bike today.

Hi GB, how did you get on with your brakes? looks like you may have had brake shoes with the smaller locating pin on the larger pin causing that bit to brake off.
I also ordered brake shoes from Frcked last week, 33GBP EXPRESS post  *eek* and not going to get here till end of July, hate to have had it sent ordinary mail.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1224 on: 09.07. 2020 09:00 »
Getting to that difficult age. Thing is with brake shoes, unlike pads for discs - if I'm changing them now it isn't a job I ever expect to be doing again.

Seem to have done them on a couple of bikes recently and in both cases had to buzz some material off the shoes before they'd even fit into the drum.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1225 on: 09.07. 2020 10:07 »
Hi GB, how did you get on with your brakes? looks like you may have had brake shoes with the smaller locating pin on the larger pin causing that bit to brake off.
I haven't had an opportunity to go back to the bike. When the new tyres arrive I'll deal with the brake and fit the tyres.

I don't think the brake shoes were wrong for the pins but I'll check that suggestion. Why that bit broke I don't know.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1226 on: 11.07. 2020 11:13 »
Hi GB,
Been away for a few days so  missed your question. I used an imperial dial gauge. I have attached two images of the readings when crank pushed from T/S to D/S. Each mark is 1''' so I am interpolating to get 1.8''' endfloat. I averaged 3 sets of readings.
I also stuffed up with the Small End movement numbers. I didn't think it was possible to read millimetres with the Vernier set to imperial, but I dunn it somehow. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking "That's not right". The 0.52mm should be 52'''. This is about 1.2mm movement of the small end. Both sides measured about the same. So 1.2mm lateral movement of the small end is a fair base measurement for new bigends and shells.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1227 on: 11.07. 2020 14:04 »
Col - I think you mean .0018"
As for myself - yesterday I fitted the smaller pilot jets to the project's mikunis. Re-fitted throttle slides and had just put one slide in the carb and was about to fit same to engine when I noticed summat was wrong. Throttle slide didn't look right - nor did the other one. They were back to front. Now my carbs are handed - who'd have thought just because air screw and throttle stop are on opposite sides (the only obvious difference) that the slides would be handed too?
The carbs have a sticker on the side saying 'not for aircraft use'. Maybe they should also warn 'using these carbs may lead to alcoholism'.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1228 on: 11.07. 2020 20:13 »
G'day RD.
I can't see how slides can be put in the wrong way around. Any carb I've played with has some sort of fitting to prevent this (peg/pin/odd shape). Handed carbs should be identical bar the adjusting screws.
Refresh my non existent memory. What carbs?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1229 on: 11.07. 2020 20:35 »
Musky - they're mikunis. They're handed - ie one has the pilot air and throttle stop on the left side, the other on the right. Otherwise they seem identical. But for reasons known only to themselves, they handed the slides as well (the peg in the body and the slot in the slide are handed) Swap them over, and the slides face the other way around. These carbs could drive one to drink, hence my comment.
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