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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1230 on: 11.07. 2020 20:42 »
OK, thanks RD. I'll be mindful of this in future.
Yet to tune a TM33 on a mates DR250.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1231 on: 12.07. 2020 02:49 »
"But for reasons known only to themselves..." Surely that's the whole point. If the slides weren't 'handed' too, it would be possible for people to put the slides in the wrong way 'round - as in the slide cutaway towards the engine side instead of the air inlet / filter side.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1232 on: 12.07. 2020 10:10 »
Jools - that's my point.  It IS possible to put the slides in the wrong way round (if you put the LH slide in the RH carb, or vice versa). If they weren't handed (for no apparent reason) the problem wouldn't arise in the first place. Never seen that before.

Addendum - think I've solved the mystery. Not going to strip a carb again to check my theory, but by moving air screw and throttle stop from one side to the other, maybe the throttle stop screw would then foul the locating groove in the slide? Hence the need to 'hand' the slide as well. Sure confused me when I re-assembled a carb and saw the throttle slide with the cutaway facing the engine!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1233 on: 12.07. 2020 14:33 »
I am beginning to think the 1960 A7 had added glue everywhere when it was rebuilt for me. Whenever I try and remove something it will not budge. Slight seep on the fork oil seal try to remove holder with proper tool and long extensions on the bar would not move, don’t want to damage oil seal holder as it is good so living with a seep. Try to remove exhaust to have a look inside primary and check all is OK its stuck in the head, again don’t want to damage it as it is good. Then yesterday wanted to remove right hand silencer as have some play on the centre stand and its bouncing around a bit so want to remove it to see what needs doing to cure it. Would the silencer come off not on your life again its good so don’t want to damage it. it looks like to A7 is going to stay in one piece until I have to replace Something then heat and a big hammer will come into play.  *fight* *fight* *work* *bash*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1234 on: 12.07. 2020 14:41 »
I tend towards that approach too Angus.  Wait 'til it's broken then smack it off with a big hammer if it won't budge.  I do, however, have a few soft mallets which help if you don't want unwanted dents in good items!!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1235 on: 12.07. 2020 22:17 »
Yeah Sorry RDFella & GB. I meant 0.0018" - I thought the 18''' (ie 3 inverted commas was used more commonly to mean thou).
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« Reply #1236 on: 12.07. 2020 23:02 »
Lots of miles! The thing rattles and shakes and protests at my need to ride it when able. Keep telling myself it's a tractor and should just go a bit gentle, one day maybe. Had to take it out for a second ride today, a 20 mile biscuit run,always a worry when one runs out of biscuits. Slight weep from the rocker now, as if that's gonna stop me. Happy days.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1237 on: 12.07. 2020 23:03 »
Yeah Sorry RDFella & GB. I meant 0.0018" - I thought the 18''' (ie 3 inverted commas was used more commonly to mean thou).
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I guessed that was what you meant.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1238 on: 13.07. 2020 04:58 »
Installed new "Lucas England" ammeter. Sold as "Made In England," so I guess I'm believing it. Had to give up the ammeter that came with the bike when I bought it in '73. I assume it was the original, but it was in bad shape, not to mention a completely jiggly untethered needle. What a difference! Amazing to see the needle respond obviously  when the brakes is hit or horn is beeped.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1239 on: 13.07. 2020 09:49 »
Took to the Essex byways and trails yesterday. This was on the SP, and was not without incident. First up my pal with the XT225 had his chain hanging down like old knicker elastic from the off. So we stopped at the first off road section to sort that - took pretty much all of the snail cam adjusters to get it right so I guess a new chain and sprockets will be required.

Then our chum with the Kawa 250 had a rear wheel flat - nearly pitched him off with an alarming slide (when viewed from the rear) on a curve on a the black top. So we had our first trail side repair with that. All went pretty well.

Finally, I had a small electrical fire somewhere round the headlamp on the SP whilst U turning on a service station forecourt. Didn't recur once I switched back on and the bike was still able to run. Found I had no functioning headlight when I got home. 

So all in all a great day out. First time with the boys since the before times.

A10 is still languishing under cover in the bike port since the BSAOC camp in Norfolk last year. Probably needs a new battery by now.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1240 on: 13.07. 2020 10:33 »
CB,
The Isle Of Wight BSAOC weekend is currently still planned to go ahead in September. This time, I've booked a vintage caravan to stay in rather than camping. If the motorbike event is cancelled me and Janet will drive, stay in the 'van, and explore the I of W.

How about riding your A10 down, if it's on?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1241 on: 13.07. 2020 16:15 »
The Isle Of Wight BSAOC weekend is currently still planned to go ahead in September ... How about riding your A10 down, if it's on?

It's a lot of M/way miles to get down there is all. I'd probably not have the time to plot and take a better route.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1242 on: 13.07. 2020 23:09 »
I changed both tyres on the bike and reassembled the back brake with new shoes.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1243 on: 14.07. 2020 11:21 »
Hope to be going to Isle of Wight, should find out mid August. I drive lorry’s for a living so quite happy to sit on motorway at 55-60 mph. The A7 went fantastically to the classic tt last year, 900 miles in a week, no problem!! Cheers, Tom.
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« Reply #1244 on: 14.07. 2020 13:26 »
Hope to be going to Isle of Wight, should find out mid August. I drive lorry’s for a living so quite happy to sit on motorway at 55-60 mph. The A7 went fantastically to the classic tt last year, 900 miles in a week, no problem!! Cheers, Tom.
CB, you are in Essex as well as TomL. You two could ride together.

Let us hope that there is not a further Covid spike before September.
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