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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #300 on: 24.10. 2018 17:02 »
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Have we jumped into the Halloween thread?

OK - now at last I can say something on the subject
I've been spending quite some time getting the Flash fit to sell (in condition that I would wish it to be if I was the buyer), not a lot wrong with it, a carb leak, front mudguard needed repainting (clumsy me and a big spanner), oil leak from behind the maggie and timing case,and new petrol taps,
All done and it is sitting in the shed with oil drip free newspaper under it for a couple of weeks.
So this afternoon I took it out for a run, will check the newspaper again tomorrow morning, bike went sweet on a shortish run, weaved about a bit but windy and think the damper a tad slack.
a short run as I have dropped the carb needle a notch due to plugs being black (was in the middle groove), a feature of modern fuel I think, plugs still black will try tomorrow with new plugs
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #301 on: 25.10. 2018 00:31 »
Got a pickie of the bike?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #302 on: 25.10. 2018 05:11 »
Good Morning GB.

Are you going to post your bike pickie with us?  You know we all like pictures.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #303 on: 25.10. 2018 10:59 »
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Got a pickie of the bike?

yep, checked this morning, no oil leaks, just the mixture to check, needs a good longer run (damn snow forecast for the weekend), anyone found they need to drop the needle a groove or are the blackish plugs just the way it is these days (fuel)
Then put it up for sale, any ideas where is best.
Going to ask 6k and see what happens
All the best - Bill
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #304 on: 25.10. 2018 11:16 »
Sweet looking sickle!  *smile*. I hope you get what you are asking for it.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #305 on: 25.10. 2018 11:32 »
seeing the prices in Old Bike Mart I'd say have a go Bill ,it's a very nice lucking bike ,good luck!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #306 on: 25.10. 2018 12:06 »
G'day Bill.
Certainly is a beautiful bike mate. Well done. That's about the money you would get down here.
I do envy people that can restore a bike that well. Mine never get that finished. Too busy riding them. 
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #307 on: 26.10. 2018 10:01 »
Throwing my Swagman panniers over Hardley later on and heading for Chinnor. Party there tonight and then onwards to the Guzzi Club Clocks rally at Upton on Severn for skittles on Saturday night. Return home to the Essex badlands on Sunday. 

Weather does not look set so fair for this one.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #308 on: 26.10. 2018 10:41 »
Wifie is away for a couple of days so yesterday I escaped to my shed and stripped off the top end of my bike to check cam followers and the camshaft. I'm writing it up and will make a separate post.

I've been busy at home lately changing all the upstairs doors in our house. I reckon hanging doors is very tricky. I've now found that the best approach is to route*, out the existing hinge rebates and glue new wood into the cut-outs. This allows you to place the screws were they need to go, not where the old screw holes want you to go! The other issue is to make sure the door doesn't bind against the frame or on the other hand, gap too much. I guess if you are doing stuff like this often you get good at it, but for the DIYer, doors can be right buggers!  *work*


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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #309 on: 26.10. 2018 16:01 »
got the same model GB, bought it to go with the same make router table so it's permanent  ( I have another router but it's a fair bit of work to fasten then unfasten it to the table, and Aldi stuff don't break the bank).
with hindsight for the router table I think you need to have a lot of work to do, I generally just use the router
All the best - Bill
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #310 on: 26.10. 2018 16:27 »
got the same model GB, bought it to go with the same make router table so it's permanent  ( I have another router but it's a fair bit of work to fasten then unfasten it to the table, and Aldi stuff don't break the bank).
with hindsight for the router table I think you need to have a lot of work to do, I generally just use the router

I bought that table also. Routers are new to me. Flippin scary jobs! They'd take a chunk out of you quicker than you could say OUCH!
Aldi currently has a Table Saw, https://goo.gl/C1M9Kp. I'd really to get one but A) I don't have room to store it, and B) I've just spent £300 on a new Android tablet as my Christmas present and Er-indoors was none too happy about that!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #311 on: 26.10. 2018 17:01 »

I've been busy at home lately changing all the upstairs doors in our house. I reckon hanging doors is very tricky. I've now found that the best approach is to route*, out the existing hinge rebates and glue new wood into the cut-outs. This allows you to place the screws were they need to go, not where the old screw holes want you to go!


I used to do this for a living.
Next time you fit new hinges just sharpen a piece of wood and hammer it into the old screw hole.
If small screws just use a match stick. Drill a small pilot hole for the new screw to follow.
I always used hammer and chisel, never a router.
Used to take twenty mins. to fit a new door with mortise lock and handles.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #312 on: 26.10. 2018 17:21 »

I've been busy at home lately changing all the upstairs doors in our house. I reckon hanging doors is very tricky. I've now found that the best approach is to route*, out the existing hinge rebates and glue new wood into the cut-outs. This allows you to place the screws were they need to go, not where the old screw holes want you to go!

I used to do this for a living.
Next time you fit new hinges just sharpen a piece of wood and hammer it into the old screw hole.
If small screws just use a match stick. Drill a small pilot hole for the new screw to follow.

I've used that technique to deal with oversize holes. I'm using new hinges and the old screw holes are slightly off, forcing the door to bind against the frame. Even if I did plug the hole the new screws would tend to wander into the old hole.
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I always used hammer and chisel, never a router.
Used to take twenty mins. to fit a new door with mortise lock and handles.
As I said, "If you are doing stuff like this often you get good at it"

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #313 on: 26.10. 2018 20:13 »
got my 58 6t from under the covers been stood 2yrs charged battery fresh petrol started second kick   Found the problem lol

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #314 on: 27.10. 2018 09:35 »
Problem 1 : Neglect.
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