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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #630 on: 30.05. 2019 11:52 »
Last night I fixed some cosmetics on my pal’s bike that he threw down the trail in Wales on Saturday. New number plate and a repair panel  for the front headlight cowl. Burnt myself on the sharp end of the heat gun I was using to shape that panel. Bike is a Serow XT225.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #631 on: 30.05. 2019 14:27 »

 
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Last night I fixed some cosmetics on my pal’s bike .............

 Nice of you to do your lipstick on someone else's- didn't yours have a mirror ?  *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #632 on: 30.05. 2019 22:08 »
Finally got round swapping the SA’s TEC voltage regulator for a DVR2. Now there’s a difference!
Usually after an hour of driving I was lucky to still find 12v left from a full charge, even seen it drop to 11v sometimes in heavy traffic with little chance to get the revs up.
Took her out for a spin this evening. Left off with 12.3v and returned with 12.8v *woo*
Got a Yuasa AGM battery for which the manual says that 12.8v equals 100% charge so here’s a happy bunny!
It also cured the erratic moving ammeter needle. It’s now going up smoothly when accelerating and flattens out nicely once the battery tops up.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #633 on: 31.05. 2019 01:28 »
After the DISASTER of the timing side bush re-ream, yesterday I finally got back out in the shed to rebuild her..  It's raining today & dont expect I'll get much done today..  *dunno*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #634 on: 31.05. 2019 05:54 »
Had some Skanky cheap used exhaust pipes come yesterday, offered as Plunger.  My rule of thumb is that on a plunger pipe, the brackets "plunge" down and the pipes are straight. The brackets on these bend up, and the left pipe has a little kink at the silencer end, so I reckon they are S/A. Anyway the chrome is reasonable, so worth a modest punt and they can always be moved on, or chopped and changed to fit my eventual Longstroke build. As with a lot of the descriptions on ebay, the vagaries, poor photography etc put a lot of folks off, and this was a prime example.

 Just looking at Woz's super time lapse pictures, all rather good.  Looks to be early cases. Woz, what is the date of production? For future reference it looks to have no crank seal......is it a smooth or scrolled drive sleeve? There was debate on this a few months ago. Also by my reckoning there will be no oil supply from the PRV to the cam trough, so have you any thoughts on camshaft wear compared to later engines?

 Swarfy.

 Additional, How much is "very tight" by your reckoning and what head gasket type did you use? Just for comparison, if you are unlucky and it weeps.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #635 on: 31.05. 2019 06:51 »
G'day Swarfy...   it's a '51 model ...  Crank oil seal on Primary side only...
Buggered if I know if there's a line from the PRV ? but plenty of oil was siting in the cam trough when pulled apart....  *dunno*
VERY TIGHT means after it ran for a short while it tightened up so much that it was a real effort to kick over... standing on the kicker with all my weight it would just move slowly..  *eek*
After the bush was reamed out correctly the crank can be turned by hand... *loveit*
Today I got the rocker cover on & tappets adjusted...  spark plugs in & she now kicks over nicely.. I hope to get it finished for the 2nd time some time next week.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #636 on: 31.05. 2019 08:47 »

 
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Last night I fixed some cosmetics on my pal’s bike .............

 Nice of you to do your lipstick on someone else's- didn't yours have a mirror ?  *smile*

Well, it was a bit of a lipstick on a pig type scenario.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #637 on: 31.05. 2019 09:03 »
Woz A bit late now because it is back together, but the cases look to be Z series. This made me look closely at the drive sleeve, which to my mind looked too far in to the centre of the engine. The face that locates the drive sprocket is normally flush with the crankcase face.
  My experience is that it ends up just a little bit over the crank splines, yours looks to be level. Also when fitted, the seal face is flush with the crankcase face, as it locates against the bearing outer race.  I was surprised you said it has an oilseal, maybe a trick of the light, but it just did not look right. The hole in the crankcase just looks too small to take a seal, yet there is what looks like a locating shoulder, or is the drive sleeve in too far? To me it looks like a non seal crankcase. Wrong drive sleeve? Sleeve alignment shims needed?  Difficult to tell from afar, but with your experience up to now of specialists I hope you have the right bits.
 We are assuming your problem was the timing bush, not some error elsewhere.

  On early engines the PRV valve vents into the oil pump cavity via a drilling below the central feed from the timing bush. Later cases with a feed to the camshaft have this drilling above the central feed.

 The "very tight" was a reference to the torque setting you used for the head bolts, to paraphrase the term for tightness used in the BSA Service Sheet.

 Swarfy.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #638 on: 01.06. 2019 00:25 »
 Swarfy mate.. *red* Now this is one of those moments that I mentioned before about being up a certain creek in a barbwire canoe without my paddle..  *red*
I had to go out & check the motor engine # last night...  ZA10....
Your right NO SEAL on the primary side.. here's a better picture.  *bash*
Head bolts torques @ 30lbs..
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #639 on: 01.06. 2019 07:05 »
Wozza..Phew, looks to be just fine from this camera angle. Did you notice the rim of the sleeve? Smooth or Scroll? Engine number clear enough to date, so another reference for what's out there.
 Looking good, and if the head gasket leaks the Forum has a Torque figure for future reference.
 Thanks for checking.

 Swarfy.

 Additional. Don't forget to wire lock the tensioner nuts.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #640 on: 01.06. 2019 10:37 »
Wozza..Phew, looks to be just fine from this camera angle. Did you notice the rim of the sleeve? Smooth or Scroll? Engine number clear enough to date, so another reference for what's out there.
 Looking good, and if the head gasket leaks the Forum has a Torque figure for future reference.
 Thanks for checking.

 Swarfy.

 Additional. Don't forget to wire lock the tensioner nuts.
Smooth & yes the nuts have been tie wired..   *wink2*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #641 on: 01.06. 2019 16:25 »
Not a lot bikewise, wood for the new shed came on Thursday in the rain so the old back did not get much reprieve helping the guy unload, the back is markedly better strangely it is better when I'm using it, seem to stiffen when I'm at rest.
So today I got another side of the shed foundation done, cheated a bit by using postcrete, it comes ready mixed you just put it down then wet it - job done.
pic of the shed foundation and of what's left of the old shed
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #642 on: 01.06. 2019 18:30 »
...the old back did not get much reprieve helping the guy unload, the back is markedly better strangely it is better when I'm using it, seem to stiffen when I'm at rest.
So today I got another side of the shed foundation done, cheated a bit by using postcrete, it comes ready mixed you just put it down then wet it - job done.
Doctors advised me that I should not rest a back strain.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #643 on: 01.06. 2019 20:28 »
Finished reassembly after replacing rear brake shoes and three wheel bearings. Also, re-manufactured the bracket holding my oil filter after discovering the old one hanging on by a thread. Goes to show, you don't need big bending to fracture a heavy strap of steel, a small continuous resonant movement will do it.  Reminded myself that I'm still a crappy welder.

The weather here has FINALLY gotten rideable, if only for a couple of days before the next rain.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #644 on: 01.06. 2019 21:11 »
Retraction:

30 minutes, not "a couple of days" before the next rain. Checked the radar and it seemed no problem. Got a half block down the street on my brake shake-down ride and scared myself a bit when there was much less rear brake than expected. Turned back for home and the rain started before I got her into the garage.

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