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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #465 on: 25.03. 2019 17:48 »
Took the Firestorm for a spin yesterday and discovered no rear brake - not that one uses it much anyway, so today pulled the master cylinder (got to hoist the bike and remove s/a bolt to get to it) and sorted it out. Touched up the paint on the headstock of my project after bruising it whilst creating a steering lock stop. Then went to do some painting on the boat only to discover the yard had run out of the colour I needed. I suppose two steps forward and one back is progress ......
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #466 on: 29.03. 2019 22:31 »
Took day off work and have been busy in garage. Can you guess what it is and what it used to be? Musky's slot in full view (ooh er,GB).
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #467 on: 29.03. 2019 23:39 »
G'day BJ.
It used to be a clutch locking plate but what is it now?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #468 on: 30.03. 2019 00:13 »
What have you got that's slotted? Will post a pick in 1 min
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #469 on: 30.03. 2019 00:16 »
And the answere is;
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #470 on: 30.03. 2019 02:38 »
G'day BJ.
Ah a tank brace. Very inventive.  *wink2*
Cheers
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #471 on: 30.03. 2019 02:46 »
G'day fellas.
Pulled the bottom end of a 1976 HD FXD 1200 shovelhead apart. Found the remnants of a piston that blew some time in it's past. So it's a full rebuild as big end and main roller bearings as well as the cam and pinion shaft bush's are toast. HD parts are cheap compared to our A's.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #472 on: 30.03. 2019 13:41 »
Spent all day cleaning my GL1800 Goldwing  ready for its MOT yesterday and it passed as usual.   *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #473 on: 30.03. 2019 15:38 »
Fitted newly acquired rear crash bars - looking for fronts now.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #474 on: 30.03. 2019 16:06 »
Finally got the engine back together with a good return to the tank, now I just need to work out how the rear brake goes back together. Same components as as came off that worked OK but I can not get it to adjust right with the cross over leaver in the right place and the peddle against the footrest the adjustment is right off and it is rubbing slightly, but I think it will tighten up a bit more when off the ramp and with me on it. About to try attempt number three on this bit.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #475 on: 30.03. 2019 16:41 »
Just completed fitting of a Craven top box but now find that it is now too awkward to use the lifting handle  to put bike on the center stand so I am now in the process of making a fold down handle that will bolt to the front lifting handle bolt hope it works, I have one fitted to my A65 which has panniers and top box and it works perfectly.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #476 on: 30.03. 2019 17:27 »
Angus.  With the brake pedal set to a comfortable height, move the small cross shaft  lever round on the splines to point to the  centre or front edge of the oiltank filter nut. If your hub lever hangs down, the cross shaft lever can go on almost parallel to the frame tube.  Position the hub lever to point slightly backwards as well, so that when the brake comes on they both approach the magic 90 degree cable/lever angle, but do not reach 90. This will give you the most leverage, and should give enough adjustment so the brake does not bind at all, but is capable of locking the wheel.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #477 on: 30.03. 2019 17:28 »
Just completed fitting of a Craven top box but now find that it is now too awkward to use the lifting handle  to put bike on the center stand so I am now in the process of making a fold down handle that will bolt to the front lifting handle bolt hope it works, I have one fitted to my A65 which has panniers and top box and it works perfectly.
I've heard of people using a pillion footrest fitted upside-down as a folding lift handle

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #478 on: 31.03. 2019 10:15 »
Beautiful day though a chilly -4. Rode the 1913 Douglas into town to get the dog food I forgot to buy yesterday. Happy dogs, happy me.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #479 on: 31.03. 2019 10:20 »