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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2775 on: 04.05. 2023 13:27 »
naughty berger usually changes the oil every 1000 to 1200 miles he's done 3340 miles since fitting the filter , so with a filter i will make 3000 miles the time to do it again  *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2776 on: 04.05. 2023 14:35 »
naughty berger usually changes the oil every 1000 to 1200 miles he's done 3340 miles since fitting the filter , so with a filter i will make 3000 miles the time to do it again  *beer*

Tut, Bergs!  If this oil is high detergent, then your filter should catch all the crap pretty well if you used it.  Looks like it's not done Betsy any harm anyway.  I suppose the 1000 mile intervals were for bikes with the old tea strainer set up, like mine was.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2777 on: 04.05. 2023 15:48 »
When I delivered my bike and various spares to the new owner I lugged a nearly full 25l drum of SAE40 oil out of the car. He said, "Does the bike use a lot of oil then?"  I assured him that it did not but I was in the habit of frequently changing the oil and filter. I'm not sure he understood why you'd feel like doing that. Never mind, not my problem.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2778 on: 08.05. 2023 11:26 »
Covered another 107 run-in miles yesterday whilst it was warm and sunny. *woo*  Went round the Derbyshire Peaks to give it a bit of work up  and down the hills.  Coped perfectly with everything, but will keep an eye on the low tappety sound (although I'd expect it to be a bit noisier on the valve train as I like wide settings.)  Never missed a beat and completed the journey without a fuss.  The only downside was a biker who got injured in an accident just approaching High Peak summit just out of Glossop.  Apparently, he was too fast round a bend and buried it into the rear of a car!  Not saying he was an idiot, but some of those guys are WAY too fast for those roads. *pull hair out*

I do have a weep of oil from the oil tank unions which cover the rear r/h footrest with oil.  Only other issues are with the l/h front fork seal and a weep from the primary and g'box, but there's virtually no drops onto the garage floor!!

Only 50m now until the first post-rebuild oil change (300m), then I want to open the throttle a bit and see what happens.  Again, will check the gauze, adjust the chain, and wait for the next rain-free day. *woo*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2779 on: 10.05. 2023 10:43 »
G'day Fellas.
I just can't sit still. So today I swapped over the old front single piston caliper on the HD for a Wilwood four piston job https://www.wilwood.com/Calipers/CaliperProd?itemno=120-7737. After boiling the rear fluid on a killer hill over Easter and having to rely on the front, I knew I had to do something. Trouble was only a week ago I put new dot five through both (dot 5 = $60, dot 4 = $15) the new one needs dot 4 (dot 3,4 & 5.1 can be mixed dot5 can't). The dot 5 can stay in the rear but had to do a full drain and flush before I used the dot 4 in the front. Job done (only took ALL day the way I'm moving  *sick*) but I think I'll have to get a new bigger 9/16" master to push the extra fluid needed to push the 4 pistons. A new braided hose will go on the order too. I'll wait till #2 son comes over to test it (don't tell Deb *shh*). 5 weeks and 2 days till I'm allowed to ride again  *whistle* *sarcastic* *grins*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2780 on: 10.05. 2023 11:05 »
Respect Musky, that five weeks will seem a long time, but will be worth it!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2781 on: 10.05. 2023 18:54 »
The dot 5 silicone fluid saved my eye. The day after a cataract operation I was messing about with my frogeye's dual master and back pressured the cylinder to try to bleed it. The fluid spurted out of the top and straight into my newly repaired eyeball. The quack said if that had been standard dot3 or 4 I could have lost sight in that eye.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2782 on: 15.05. 2023 08:58 »
This past weekend, the Tour de Calvados, 9th year, in Normandy. 500-600km over the three days, with watering and feeding stops (it is France after all). Some superb machinery from several countries, including the v tasty green A7 in one pic.
For me, the unrestored V twin was my fave, of the 65 oldies out and about, ranging in age from true pre-1930 vintage to mid '60s (ignoring the odd outlier brought into service due to, er, breakdown of preferred beasts).
Superb event, and a good medium-scale warm up for a harder week in Spain later in the year for many of us.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2783 on: 20.05. 2023 20:19 »
Son came round this morning for a ride out - I took the GF and he my early vee twin. I lent him my GF when we got back for comparison.
As he said, shame about the vibration, and I agree. Handling is beyond reproach and the engine very sweet since I repaired the magneto (cb end bearing had spun in the casing, wearing the recess until the cb was floating about in the cam ring. Dunno how it ran).
But it still vibrates, which is quite irritating. Smooth up to 40mph, but increasingly unpleasant after that. When I fitted the new conrods I re-balanced the crank to suit, making the balance factor adjustable at the same time. Tried factors between BSA's and SRM's recommendations, but little difference. Rev it up on the centre stand and it rapidly 'walks' backwards. Typical of // twins unfortunately.
All three of my vee twins are smooth. The Firestorm perfectly smooth from tickover to 9,000, my 800cc vee very smooth except for a tingle around 4,000 which is gone again by 4,500 - and the 1,000cc vee smooth all the way. Rev the latter up to 7,000 on its stand and it doesn't move.

Guess instead of creating vee number three I should have made another crank / cam for the GF.  Offset of 75* (edit - might be a degree or so out, working from memory) was recommended by the maestro Phil Irving, but no magneto would cope with that angle, so my compromise would have been 60*.
Might do it yet, if the reaper stays away long enough ...... *eek*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2784 on: 20.05. 2023 20:37 »
G'day RD.
I thought Phil's ideal V was 72 degrees, I'll have to re-read the bible.
Balance factor has a lot to do with it. My A7 plunger (std crank) doesn't walk much at all but the Cafe (72 percent) will escape in the blink of an eye *ex*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2785 on: 20.05. 2023 20:46 »
Prior to Berg's rebuild, the GF would positively waltz down the street.  The Kwaka, on the other hand, has a slight buzz around 55-60, then smooth as you like.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2786 on: 20.05. 2023 21:10 »
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I thought Phil's ideal V was 72 degrees, I'll have to re-read the bible.

You may well be correct Musky - was working from memory. Also, seem to recall the angle depends on length of conrod.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2787 on: 20.05. 2023 21:56 »
Wash, polish, gas, oil, adjust, test ride, hot dog at Harley dealer, ride home, adjust,  I will attempt to gas weld my front exhaust pipe bracket back onto the pipe with everything in place, replace battery, and, finally, try to fix the tank badge.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2788 on: 21.05. 2023 14:40 »
I did the DGR starting from Evesham. Seems 230 motorcycles turned up! Pictures will be in my Dropbox later.
Here I am setting off.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2789 on: 21.05. 2023 18:38 »
I did the DGR starting from Evesham. Seems 230 motorcycles turned up! Pictures will be in my Dropbox later.
Here I am setting off.

Where's the aircraft 'carrier' GB?? *smile*
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