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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #180 on: 05.09. 2018 16:57 »
lovely evening ,just finished work  home for tea ,whilst Sue's doing that bike out check tyre pressure, drain chaincase and refil refit sump plug and top oil in tank and I'm off for a little "ME and BSA time " see yer
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #181 on: 07.09. 2018 12:07 »
I'm riding today, currently parked up in Lewes, East Sussex UK. Nice ride, a feel of Autumn in the air when passing shady areas. Missus on pillion, clutch slippage a bit but have special spanner for that or bus time table for her hahaha.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #182 on: 07.09. 2018 14:08 »
Sorry yesterday again, got in late and playing catchup today.
Did 100 miles on the A10 with new battery and plugs. Right hand NGK plug gave up after 35 miles, I took the dam spares out of the toolbox when I changed the plugs  *problem*. Rode 2 miles on one and a bit and bought a random short reach plug. Ran faultlessly for the rest of the day. On route had a really good lunch at a pub by a river.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #183 on: 07.09. 2018 21:51 »
I didn't do much, rolled her out of the way to get at a borrowed blasting cabinet which needed the Perspex fixing in the steel frame lid .  *bright idea* so drilled some holes with clearance to fit short 3/16 whit set screws into the Perspex-- jobs a good en { better than the bodge gaffer tape } I love it when a plan goes right for a change so sometime next week weather permiting I will have a play with the rrt2 gearbox casings and see how things turn out. because its Friday WENT TO CHIPPY *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #184 on: 08.09. 2018 10:37 »
I had to work most of the day but when I got home I fitted head light ears and light to the CB900. All electricks work. Put the kick lever back on the A7. Tomorrow I'll put a new set of stanchions on the CB1100.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #185 on: 08.09. 2018 15:09 »
Put heavier fork oil in the Star Twin. Next job fit the sidecar (46T) sprocket and trials tyres ready for next weekend's Beamish Trophy Trial.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #186 on: 08.09. 2018 18:31 »
More seat pan work.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #187 on: 08.09. 2018 20:04 »
 Have had a fun (?) day on my knees praying to the god of BSA and trying to set mag timing. I know you professional engineers out there can do this in 10 mins but i can't! Please don't ask why i even started (Occasional spit out of carb or cutting out) i think i was just bored with playing with the carb bits! Of course i regret it now as starting is a bit harder now and still sounds a bit rough and no idle. Am too annoyed to test ride tonight so will disturb the neighbours sun morn. Hey ho, you live and learn. Note the use of "you" and not "I".
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #188 on: 08.09. 2018 21:48 »
Don't give up BigJim. In the end you'll get it right and you'll be sooo bloody proud of yourself...

As for the bike/s, checked the El Plungo's  *smile* tappet clearance, points gap and changed the oil. Then went for a lovely long evening ride. Between light and dark, no wind, no traffic and temperature around 18-20 °C. What else could one desire more...?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #189 on: 08.09. 2018 22:04 »
I'm with morris, don't give up.  I've cocked up a few things (see my post on tappet clearances) but you learn from your mistakes.  It was a great relief to have adjusted my totally out tappets to find it start second kick and sound great.  Timing is a bugger and I did mine with a mate who has an electronic device that buzzes when the points are just opening.  All he did was get a rod and mark the spot when the piston was (whatever it was - 5/32"???) BTDC on the compression stroke.  Turned the mag 'til the buzzer was on/off then belted the whole lot up - took about 20 mins with the two of us (I held the mag while he belted up the ATD).  I reckon if you keep trying, you'll find a way of sorting things out using your own methods and will eventually be able to do most things as a matter of course.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #190 on: 08.09. 2018 22:37 »
Quote from: BigJim link=topic=13293.msg108516#msg1085n16 date=1536433467
Have had a fun (?) day on my knees praying to the god of BSA
I know a bike hoist can be expensive but getting the machine up in the air makes the effort/expense worth it. Somewhere in the forum archives you will find a write up by a chap who made his own folding bike platform from wood.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #191 on: 08.09. 2018 23:29 »
Thanks  for the words of encouragement.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #192 on: 09.09. 2018 05:43 »
I pulled the carb that I rebuilt off the plunger, which was leaking juice & discovered I some how left a fiber washer out  *dunno*,  refitted & now just waiting for a new kick start crank arm to arrive so I can FIRE her up for the first time in over 30+ years..   *woo*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #193 on: 09.09. 2018 11:56 »
Took A10 out for test run. Is there any improvement? Still a long list of issues! Will fiddle another time, just need her fit for the DGR. Am away to that there London this afternoon for a day a
t the oval tomorrow. No knee work for 48hrs!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #194 on: 09.09. 2018 12:09 »
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Still a long list of issues!


Got through most of mine, a slight weep from somewhere that shows up around the oil lines junction, thought it was inner timing case cover so have that off and will refit with a bit of care but note with the cover off there is still a track of oil coming from above the oil lines unions so have magneto off and gasket was not stuck on the bottom run, so will fix that also, if those two thing don't fix it then it will be to live with.

Tough going at the mo, shook off the manful as a true man would but stuck with Sinusitis, not nice, pain killers help but it's ben with me for a fortnight now so think antibiotics on the horizon, think as we get older we get like our bikes, got to have bit of something leaking somewhere *smile*
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