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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1755 on: 20.07. 2021 13:24 »
Hi GB, Am v keen will check my diary.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1756 on: 20.07. 2021 13:33 »
Hi GB, Am v keen will check my diary.
Cool. I intend to travel on the Thursday so I can take my time.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1757 on: 20.07. 2021 13:56 »
Had a tour of the Peak District a couple of weeks back. Rode up on the Friday night and stayed in a hotel in Chesterfield. Did about 100 miles riding the hills and dales on the Saturday before turning for home later in the afternoon.

Here's ole' Blue overlooking the Vale of Edale. My pal was accompanying me on his Griso G11.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1758 on: 06.08. 2021 17:20 »
Took bike for a short ride after fitting gearbox and SRM clutch plate.  Left primary outer chain case cover off so as I could adjust clutch as needed.  All went well except loads of oil spray down my left boot and left side of bike.  Had one of those, what the hell is wrong now moments, before realising that the crankcase is open if you don’t block the three front outer cover screw holes!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1759 on: 06.08. 2021 18:47 »
 *doh* :o *lol* *clap*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1760 on: 07.08. 2021 00:34 »
Took bike for a short ride after fitting gearbox and SRM clutch plate.  Left primary outer chain case cover off so as I could adjust clutch as needed.  All went well except loads of oil spray down my left boot and left side of bike.  Had one of those, what the hell is wrong now moments, before realising that the crankcase is open if you don’t block the three front outer cover screw holes!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1761 on: 15.08. 2021 21:32 »
G'day Fellas.
I've been giving the CB1100F a fresh top end after finding she was down 30lb on #4. It wasn't till I was assembling I noticed a valve guide wasn't seating in the head correctly (sitting up 1mm). No worries I'll cook it on the BBQ and tap it down. Heated head to 250C but it was still tight so went up to 350C. It pushed down with a light tap. Wasn't till I was installing the buckets I noticed  3 were a little lower than the rest  *eek* 3 of the valve seats had dropped in their pockets  *rant* OK now with the valves & springs installed it was back to the BBQ and 350C. The temp plus a very light tap got it all seated. Filled the combustion chambers with petrol to check for leaks. Bugga, all 16 need lapping again. *sad*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1762 on: 15.08. 2021 21:40 »
Jeez Musky, you'd be better off with a British bike *lol* *dunno* *whistle* *whistle* *fight* *beer* *beer* *beer* *beer*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1763 on: 15.08. 2021 23:03 »
Yes worty, I'm looking forward to ripping into the plunger!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1764 on: 16.08. 2021 08:39 »
Finally managed to get out on my old gal for the first time this year. New Western bars were working well, sadly the dynamo was not. My pal accompanied me on my Kawa H1. All a bit chalk and cheese really.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1765 on: 16.08. 2021 08:41 »
And home again.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1766 on: 16.08. 2021 09:43 »
Yes worty, I'm looking forward to ripping into the plunger!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1767 on: 16.08. 2021 11:59 »
Still, Butch, nice to see a con-trail of blue smoke pouring from the H1 - Greta will be muttering, "How dare you!" >:D >:D *whistle* *whistle* *spider* *warn* *fight* *beer* *beer*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1768 on: 16.08. 2021 15:35 »
Servicing prior to the BSAOC South Wales weekend. Oil and filter changed. Clutch springs tightened, (again as the clutch was still slipping a bit when I gave the bike the 'beans').  I have never replaced the clutch plates;  I suspect they are the originals.

Last time I changed the primary oil I had run out of ATF so I used SAE40 mineral oil. Is that choice likely to have made the clutch more slippery?

I have run out of Primary cover gaskets. Hylomar and no gasket works fine. Cover screws hand tight only.

The picture of the engine shock absorber is just for reference for anyone who needs to see how they should look.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1769 on: 16.08. 2021 17:53 »
You were a Very Wise Man GB, as ever, to be indoors doing useful things.
I was outdoors Notrunning, under what was supposed to be 'cloudy with bright spells'. Yeah right.
Call it 'chucking it down', on a group unprepared clothes-wise because none of us, not one, had proper waterproofs and we were all gullible enough to believe the darn forecast. It brightened up a bit after a wet while, and there was a glass of something not-too-strong and half a dead duck per head to cheer us up later. But half of 300km in the pissy wet, with the wrong gloves, permeable strides and the rest of it, is half too many.
I wouldn't have minded quite so much if it hadn't been for the fact that two weeks back on another longish play-day it was even worse, and I ended up on one of those 'Darkness at Noon' days with perpetuel stair-rods that I swear followed me around, with in that case a dynamo full of water and no 'leccy.
One-off drenchings are OK but,  like losing parents according to Oscar Wilde or whoever, one mustn't be careless and lose both.

As for your primary oil, I'm sure you'll be OK with whatever. I only ever sling 20/50 engine oil in every primary I've ever had (except belt drives natch!) including all current ones, and never a slippy clutch in a zillion miles. I was a bit worried looking at your chain as a model of rectitude though - thought I was suffering from double vision there  . . . you smugly-doubled-up Plunger People!
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