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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1680 on: 12.06. 2021 21:47 »
Yesterday pondered why the charge warning light on the project wasn't illuminating. Looked further into it today (it's a Kubota mini alternator with corresponding rectifier/regulator).
Yup, there's feed to the bulb and it illuminates if the other side is earthed. So, out with the meter and check the wire from the regulator feeding the bulb. 12volt. Hmmmmm, odd. Should be 0 so I got to thinking - wonder if the bulb should go to earth, rather than the usual feed from ignition scenario? And so I went on the internet trying to find an appropriate wiring diagram. There's literally hundreds, and most have ordinary alternators. Eventually, after about 3 hours, found the right diagram - and yes, the bulb does go to earth. So it works backwards (when no volts it's charging) Damned infuriating these Japanese ....
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1681 on: 13.06. 2021 19:00 »
Went out this morning to clean the bike for Monday's bike night and found a fork seal was leaking. ( Bugger ) Its going to have to wait till it starts raining cos im not taking the bike off the road and missing all this sunshine.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1682 on: 13.06. 2021 21:46 »
Lost the SA's clutch adjustment cap. With nothing else to do this afternoon I turned a new one from a piece of alloy.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1683 on: 13.06. 2021 22:19 »
Very nice. *yeah* Envious of you skill and lathe.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1684 on: 17.06. 2021 18:41 »
Yesterday my son came round to run a video of the project's starter working before it got hidden by the cover. If ever he / I can convert it to a transmissable file format, I'll put it up. Today I fitted the cover. All that's remaining now is to fit the replacement 12v horn and design some sort of cover for the alternator belt, though I won't let that delay me getting out on road test. Been reluctant before, because relying on rollers for starting meant that if the engine stalled whilst on the road, I'd be unable to re-start.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1685 on: 18.06. 2021 10:51 »
Beaut!  *smile*

Looks like you might actually get a ride! 👍

You could upload the video to YouTube and then post a share link.

I have a Dropbox account. I'd be happy for you to upload the video file to that 'cloud' and I'll share it.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1686 on: 18.06. 2021 11:47 »
Walked out to the garage, folded out the bar end mirror on my A7ST, adjusted it and folded it back in.

Pushed her up onto the bike table and secured her, dropped the center stand off with the mounting carriage so I could more easily measure how long a replacement spring I need would be.

Then refitted it, time for a cup of tea!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1687 on: 18.06. 2021 13:56 »
Walked out to the garage, folded out the bar end mirror on my A7ST, adjusted it and folded it back in.

Pushed her up onto the bike table and secured her, dropped the center stand off with the mounting carriage so I could more easily measure how long a replacement spring I need would be.

Then refitted it, time for a cup of tea!
Steady on!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1688 on: 18.06. 2021 14:47 »
Walked out to the garage, folded out the bar end mirror on my A7ST, adjusted it and folded it back in.

Pushed her up onto the bike table and secured her, dropped the center stand off with the mounting carriage so I could more easily measure how long a replacement spring I need would be.

Then refitted it, time for a cup of tea!
Steady on!

I didn't want to over do it, and to be fair that was in my lunch break while working from home!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1689 on: 21.06. 2021 09:51 »
I hope I have temporarily solved the annoying leak from the speedo drive cable, having followed Julian's advice and put some electrical heat shrink over the cable hex crimp.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1690 on: 21.06. 2021 10:07 »
Finished putting the Douglas back together after an exhaust valve head let go on the DGR. New valves and springs all round. It would have been impossible without the Douglas Special valve removal tool - in this case a Briggs and Stratton side valve spring compressor.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1691 on: 21.06. 2021 13:55 »
Finished putting the Douglas back together after an exhaust valve head let go on the DGR. New valves and springs all round. It would have been impossible without the Douglas Special valve removal tool - in this case a Briggs and Stratton side valve spring compressor.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1692 on: 21.06. 2021 14:20 »
Me too. All fore and aft Duggies remind me of the amazing exploits of father and son (I think) Body about 30 years back, with their unbelievably fast vintage sprint bike(s). Brilliant guys, brilliant machinery!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1693 on: 21.06. 2021 14:50 »
For me the best bit if you look closely is the float chamber top. It disappeared during the run before the engine problem. Hearing this, a friend who is heavily into veteran bikes, had a replacement spare float chamber over to me in a couple of days and is currently machining up a replacement top.
This old bike has never let me down until now and it's really my fault - they were known for valve heads letting go 100 years ago and these were still the original valves. Should have changed them earlier...
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1694 on: 21.06. 2021 16:17 »
... they were known for valve heads letting go 100 years ago and these were still the original valves.

Didn't sound like it had done much damage. Is that an advantage of a side valve and the cylinder being on its side?
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