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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #195 on: 09.09. 2018 12:24 »
Took the A10 out for a club run today (the Spring Rally) 260Ks, bike run well as always *smiley4* but peed off slight oil weep from rocker box after just fitting new gaskets *problem* guess I will have to get the top of the head planed off to fix it but that can wait till the head has to come off.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #196 on: 09.09. 2018 13:29 »
The replacement correct sized AM26 arrived. I put the front wheel in a jig to measure the eccentricity and it was only 1/16" out so I have decided to live with it and now both tyres are on and the wheels balanced.
I decided to investigate why the rear mudguard was not sitting centrally at the rear so I put a pair of axle stands under each footrest so I could flip the centre stand up out of the way. Clamped a pair of straight battens to the back wheel and lined the back wheel up to the front wheel and set the rear chain slack to 1 1/4".
This improved the rear mudguard alignment but it was still out a bit. Removed the rear carrier mounts I had made five years ago and found the rear guard aligned fine. I have shortened and redrilled one of the rack mounts and the paint is probably dry enough to refit so back out to the workshop.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #197 on: 09.09. 2018 16:16 »
Took the A10 to a bike meet at http://www.longshopmuseum.co.uk/, nice turn out. However, the A10 does not appear to like NGK spark plugs. Both the A7 and Norton run fine on them and so when changing plugs I put some in as I had purchased couple of spare sets. It keeps fouling the right-hand plug and then starts missing on that side, the left side is the best colour it has ever been. It was fine before on champion L82C’s, just a little rich on both sides. The only other change is the battery is now in a Lucas rubber box which is a little closer to the air filter but that should not affect just the right side. So I changed back to old plugs and we shall see.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #198 on: 09.09. 2018 19:14 »
Putting the final pieces on the goldie to convert to electric start, had to change from belt back to chain primary. As I tighten the crank nut the engine locks up, feels like p o has left out the centre bearing spacer and thats why the crank nut wasn't tight. Seems like an engine strips on the cards. Bl**dy bodgers.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #199 on: 09.09. 2018 21:15 »
Just so you know we're (BSA owners) that have trouble with "pattern"or Made in China parts. Pulled the forks off the CB1100 to put new tubes,seals and bush's in. Found the damper tube wouldn't fit through the captured washer hole. 18.3mm instead of 20mm. No way of removing it (inserted during manufacture) and it spins so no way of drilling it out. Putting old bits back together and in.  *rant*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #200 on: 09.09. 2018 23:04 »
well today I finished off the repairs to the blasting cabinet, switched on compressor and had a play with a gearbox end cover, oooooooo matron I do like this game *smile* pub tomorrow *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #201 on: 10.09. 2018 17:50 »
What have I done with my bike today? ... ridden it! Left the house on Friday and rode to Dunstable with three other mates all on A10's, 170 miles. went to the Ace cafe on Saturday then rode out to Henly on Thames, then back to Dunstable, 120 miles. Then yesterday rode to the Brooklands museum and back to Dunstable, 100 miles, then back home today. 560 miles in total, my mate had a puncture and hat was the only problem we had, fixed in 40 minutes at the side of the road. Wahay! great weekend. Must confess that I ate and drank a bit too!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #202 on: 10.09. 2018 20:09 »
That's what it's all about mate, riding!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #203 on: 11.09. 2018 10:01 »
Put the second trials tyre on the Star Twin and then found the lights wouldn't work. Battery is dead as a doornail, won't take charge. Panic call to RGM, next day delivery for a new battery.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #204 on: 15.09. 2018 17:09 »
Went to Nailsea bike show. A10 ran well enough to take for a bit of a ride out on way back. Lots of nice bikes and interesting people at the small show. Engine was as usual very noisy upon my return. Will not be posting that as i expect that i would receive clear and strict instruction to take the thing to bits (again). Sage and wise advice that may be but the weather is dry and warmish at mo and intend to chance it till end of sept. Big ride out tomorrow with the theft awareness crew, riding in hundreds to give signal that we don't like it and it should stop! Mrs has been following me on the beemer as back up. Reassuring to know i'll get home but killing any chance of a flirt or letch. Ah well, roll on the DGR!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #205 on: 15.09. 2018 20:57 »
Feel a bit c**p today so cleaned bike and came back inside.  Chain adjust, engine and primary oil change, crack in front mudguard and polishing up will have to wait for now. *sad2*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #206 on: 15.09. 2018 22:19 »
Just before leaving to visit the Cannonball group on Thursday, discovered a crack in my kickstarter. Once again, the barn find provides the spare, but  the screw for the foot peg holding spring was broken off. Today, went after that screw with drills and easy-outs. After breaking one easy-out, just used drills up to 3/16", then threaded what was left there with a makeshift tap made from an old cover screw.  Doubt the tix will last through the next removal of the screw, but OK for now.

Another thing: put a bit of old inner tube between the front brake lever clamp and the handlebar to keep the former from slipping aroud the latter.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #207 on: 16.09. 2018 00:42 »
Not Today but last week while working on the Plunger.. 
I discovered the carb was leaking... and the kick start I had chromed was the wrong one..
Purchased a new Kick start... fitted same & while testing the Kick start quadrent she FIRED into life for the 1st time in over 30 years..    *eek*   *pull hair out*
I quickly shut her down as petrol still leaking from carb..
At least I now know the engine rebuild works...   *woo*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #208 on: 16.09. 2018 16:45 »
Yesterday and today as did not want to post part way through. A10
Yesterday took of carb and original air filter as run richer then normal (always been rich) especially the right-hand side. Dropped the needle one groove, needle had five grooves, its now in the middle one. Took filter apart, the element was filthy, tried to find a new one. Rang draganfly very helpful the new complete replica filter's elements are not the same and do not fit the original filter. Used petrol and carb cleaner to clean old filter as best I could. Put it all back together, god those filters are a bas***d to get on  *work* *fight*. Refitted old cooler plugs.
Today
Went for a test ride and left side best it has ever been right still slightly rich, but liveable with  *smile*. Gave it a good clean top to bottom, think she deserved it as had a hard year (see https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=13251.msg106487#msg106487) and she has been good even been out in the rain twice.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #209 on: 16.09. 2018 17:40 »
Better day today, took paracetamol and headed for garage.  Changed oil, cleaned sump filter (bit of sealant and some usual swarf on magnetic plug).  Always remove feed and return pipes and kick over to get last bits of old oil out.  I use a syringe and a bit of pipe to scavenge as much old oil from the tank as possible.  Nicely filled with fresh 20/50.  Have 100/90 A26 on order for the rear to see if I can improve the handling over the existing Mitas.  Also have new tappet adjusters on way (interestingly, my Haynes says 8 and 10 but bike suits 10 and 14 better).

Quick question - we all know that the rear chain tightens up off its stand with rider, so how do you check the chain is roughly where it should be  when on its stand.  Currently, I check the middle of the lower run of the chain on its stand.  If I can see a complete link below the bottom of the chainguard, I adjust it until about half a link shows below the bottom of the chainguard.  Does this make sense to anyone?