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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #165 on: 03.09. 2018 21:01 »
Replaced missing engine mount nuts and bolts from last weekend's run.  Checked oil levels, tyre pressures.  Gave the ol' girl a good old clean (oil spray covers everything).  Slight concern re the chain sounding a bit notchy when I turn the rear wheel - may need adjusting.  All ready for a Sunday afternoon blast around one of our gorgeous national parks up in Yorkshire/Derbyshire.  Will let you know what breaks/falls off this time.

N/B - How easy is it to replace the gearbox sprocket and should I up the ratio a bit to improve top end?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #166 on: 03.09. 2018 21:10 »
Hi Wortluck.

Quite a big job to change the gearbox sprocket. Much easier to change the Cush drive sprocket and this will not alter the speedo reading.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #167 on: 03.09. 2018 21:17 »
Cheers Ellis

Cush drive option seems favourable - how many teeth would you add to improve top end without losing too much bottom end?  Re the gearbox sprocket, what has to come off??

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #168 on: 03.09. 2018 22:06 »
Hi Wortuck

Foot pegs/outer chain case/Cush drive/ clutch assy/inner chain case/drive chain. Probably forgot something but I'm sure somebody will chip in. As regards sprocket size I wouldn't go more than two teeth larger. Good luck and I'm sure you will like the better cruising speed.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #169 on: 04.09. 2018 00:43 »
G'day GB.
I made a set of bushes out of car shackle bush's (the hard nylon type).
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #170 on: 04.09. 2018 02:11 »
Well, yesterday's gone, but way back then I had a nice ride of about 30 miles and got enthusiastically lost. Good thing the sun showed up or my going west when I meant east would have had me in the next county pretty quick.

Today, I started restoring a rusty old swingarm seat pan. I'm going to start a separate topic for that, but it is a complete coincidence that GB is also on a seat restoration project.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #171 on: 04.09. 2018 03:13 »
The gasket kit for the CB900 arrived so now I'm copying them onto oil jointing. Bugga I need to make a few wad punches 11, 15 & 17mm so it's off to the fountain on the mountain to use his fridge lathe.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #172 on: 04.09. 2018 18:33 »
Snagged side stand and messed up spring getting bike off trailer... what a tangle! All sorted now... A10 rides tomorrow! (To the tune of the magnification seven)
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #173 on: 04.09. 2018 21:46 »
Today I have been painting and fitting my old dual seat. I've adjusted the tappets again! Cleaned the headlamp reflector following a bulb apparently exploding and covering the reflector and glass in white powder! Adjusted the secondary chain. Removed and refitted the carburettor, leaving out the thick heat insulator because the old one was manky and I didn't have a new one. So, quite a productive day.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #174 on: 04.09. 2018 22:17 »
How many miles do you guys actually ride?  I've covered about 6k miles in four years of weekend riding which I regard as conservative. *????*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #175 on: 04.09. 2018 22:31 »
How many miles do you guys actually ride?  I've covered about 6k miles in four years of weekend riding which I regard as conservative. *????*
I'm not sure as the mileometer is not accurate. I rebuilt the bike six years ago and my set of Avon tyres are coming up for a change. If I had to guess, I'd think about 10k miles in six years.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #176 on: 05.09. 2018 14:29 »
Pulled the Super Rocket out from the naughty corner in the garage after letting me down last Friday with a flat rear tyre. Took the rear wheel out and removed the tyre and tube just in time for the delivery of a pair of AM26s.
Trouble is they sent a 110x18 rear instead of a 100x19. Replacement on the way so I live in hope the right one comes tomorrow.
Back out to the garage now to take the front wheel out and remove the tyre and tube. The machine shop who skimmed the front drum last week commented that the wheel was running a bit eccentric so I will take that to the wheel builder and get it trued up before I refit the tyre. Just hope it does not pull the newly skimmed brake drum out of true.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #177 on: 05.09. 2018 14:53 »
I forgot to mention something else from yesterday. While I was operating the hydraulic arm, (it's the same as a trolley jack) to lift the bike hoist something broke and the jack arm went all wobbly. The little piece of channel that hinges onto the pump piston, (equivalent to a Big End) had broken away from the main hinged part. I stripped it down removed the old welding  *work* and did a presentable job of MIG'ing it back on. I really need one of those welding masks that go dark automatically; it's always a bit hit-and-miss until the weld fires with the el-cheapo one I have.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #178 on: 05.09. 2018 16:05 »
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I really need one of those welding masks that go dark automatically;

you could always shut one eye  *smiley4*

that just came to mind when reading your post, it was a tale one of my mates told me many years ago.

He was in need of a widdle while out walking his dog so dodges behind a bit of hedge, relieved himself and step back out onto the road fastening his flies , a young female voice called out "Dave was that you watering that hedge", he replied  "yes if you'd been any quicker you would have had to close your eyes or go blind", "oh " she said "I might have risked one eye" *smile*
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