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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2760 on: 16.04. 2023 16:06 »
I rode the new bike to Alex Kettles place, (95 miles round trip) to show off the bike and to get the mileage up to 500+ for the first service on Thursday. When I arrived he was making bacon and egg rolls for his family and myself 👍

Alex is a member of this forum; he has an A10. He also has a very nice Kawasaki W650. Alex took my bike for a ride and enjoyed it.

Alex rode his W650 with me for part of my ride home. My Gold Star is really very impressive; when I gave it the beans Alex said he had trouble keeping up.

When we stopped to refill the fuel tanks Alex was ahead of me in the queue to pay; he paid for my fuel as well. What a very nice gentleman he is. 😁
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2761 on: 17.04. 2023 19:17 »
G'day Fellas.
See reply #2738 page 183.
I don't know if I'm going to save the Cafe tank. Looks like the top coat of gel coat is lifting off the base coat in quite a few spots. I dug out what I could see, one half the size of my palm. Bogged them with 2 pac body filler, rubbed back and primed. A few more tiny spots appeared so dug them out and spot filled. Put the tank out in the sun to dry them. Came back an hour later and saw a patch of blisters on the top of the tank. Dug them out and filled with body filler.
Dejected I spent the rest of the day on the lathe making bits for a mates bike and rifle (new recoil bit).
Today I'll inspect the tank and make the decision whether to continue. *pull hair out*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2762 on: 30.04. 2023 09:21 »
My next project is a 1957 Royal Enfield Ensign, so I dug out the box of bits last week and found this in a plastic bucket used to protect the headlight. Bugger!!  *pull hair out*The garden shed leaked and the bucket didn't unfortunately. So am saving the shell made of unobtainium, which was perforated all around the rim. All the Miller internals are unsaveable. Today I got to the first final coat on the shell. Luckily Lucas made a 5-3/4" shell as well, so can use Lucas internals.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2763 on: 30.04. 2023 09:36 »
...lent my bike to local 'Trinity' Theatre Group for their production of 'All Shook UP'

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2764 on: 30.04. 2023 11:24 »
My next project is a 1957 Royal Enfield Ensign, so I dug out the box of bits last week and found this in a plastic bucket used to protect the headlight. Bugger!!  *pull hair out*The garden shed leaked and the bucket didn't unfortunately. So am saving the shell made of unobtainium, which was perforated all around the rim. All the Miller internals are unsaveable. Today I got to the first final coat on the shell. Luckily Lucas made a 5-3/4" shell as well, so can use Lucas internals.
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The only things that suffered in the same way on Emily were the pushrods. I put them in a plastic tub and the garage roof chose to leak into that receptical. 😬
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2765 on: 30.04. 2023 11:27 »
...lent my bike to local 'Trinity' Theatre Group for their production of 'All Shook UP'
You were very trusting. I bet you were hiding in the wings ready to rush out if needed.🤞
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2766 on: 01.05. 2023 06:17 »
On Saturday there were more than 30 of us that rode from Perth to Jurien Bay to view Ian Boyd's magnificent collection; check out the link for more info:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-26/vintage-motorcycle-collection-vincent-ian-boyd/101891250

I covered 500 km in 2 days on the 54 A10.; it went well.

Apart from a 1972 Moto Guzzi, and 1982 Sportster, all the other steeds were very recent. Impressively all of the modern bikes kept up with my Golden Flash, and none of them had to be put on the trailer.

Great collection; I was more taken by the Road Rocket and the RGS, than the Black Lightning.


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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2767 on: 01.05. 2023 07:15 »
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2768 on: 03.05. 2023 20:39 »
i got betsy out kicked her starter thingy with the clutch pulled in to free the plates , tickled her fancy jumped on her starter thingy and broom broom off we go first time since many winter months. when i got back home i drained the engine oil and gave her a treat of some classic 20/50, yes i know i usually use straight 40 or 50 but i picked this up cheap a few tears ago , because i now use a filter of the car type i had neglected her and she was long over due an oil change , i think she's a happy bunny she loved it zooming about and so did i *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2769 on: 03.05. 2023 20:54 »
Way to go Bergs.  By the way, if you are interested in some 15w/40, there's 20 litres for £50 not far from Glossop - could give the van a run (unless you've got a GB type carrier on Betsy.) *wink2* *wink2* *whistle*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2770 on: 03.05. 2023 21:05 »
worty GB's pigeon s--t welding is better than my blobs and big holes haha you are so naughty *grins*. as for the van it might be a good test for the diff unless aztec oils near me can do better on some 40 weight  *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2771 on: 03.05. 2023 21:34 »
worty GB's pigeon s--t welding is better than my blobs and big holes haha you are so naughty *grins*. as for the van it might be a good test for the diff unless aztec oils near me can do better on some 40 weight  *beer*

Heh, GB's gonna mash me for this.  I'll send an Evilbay link if you're interested.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2772 on: 03.05. 2023 22:31 »
worty ok is it jcb and is it mineral?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2773 on: 04.05. 2023 09:26 »
It's a 'Made in England' mineral (Exol Optiguard), and looks like it's suitable for a wide range of applications including heavy duty diesels and agricultural machinery - so should be fine for our bikes.  The fella (Ken Beard) has two for sale, so may even do a deal for both.  Would definitely have one if I was passing that way in the motor.  I know GB could get a small rig on that carrier, whereas on the  Kwaka, a litre would be about right. *eek* *smile* *wink2*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2774 on: 04.05. 2023 10:00 »
An oil suitable for diesels will be high detergent
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