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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #930 on: 08.02. 2020 21:48 »
Been out on the SP. It is still very wet underfoot here in Essex.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #931 on: 09.02. 2020 09:02 »
Always good to try to get underneath the bike when going down. Helps prevent any serious damage.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #932 on: 13.02. 2020 18:54 »
yesterday and today I have worn out and made very poorly my finger *eek* I have done something I never normally do but since the bike is in the kitchen she has had a super autosol clean, the cases are nearly mirror finish like they were 40+ years ago when the previous owner sat polishing more than riding. the Spanish akront wheels are looking as good as chrome *smile* I wonder when I will be spending two days doing it all again *whistle*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #933 on: 14.02. 2020 09:52 »
yesterday and today I have worn out and made very poorly my finger *eek*...
Yikes! Are you still able to lift a beer glass? You might need to ask for a straw.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #934 on: 15.02. 2020 04:06 »
Fitted the barrels back on and annealed the head gasket ready to reassemble once I strip the head and check the valves for the reason I was lacking compression on the left side
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #935 on: 16.02. 2020 17:56 »
Nothing to the BSAs but clocked up 100 miles on the Velo. I know, I know, I'm just off to be branded a heretic.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #936 on: 17.02. 2020 05:05 »
Stripped the head in search of lost compressions and found some very badly pitted exhaust valves
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #937 on: 19.02. 2020 09:54 »
G'day Kickaha.
Time for a new set. Doubt if that one will clean up.
What fuel are you using?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #938 on: 19.02. 2020 13:36 »
Think Black Sheeps Velo is a girls bike? Reference to Rosie in Heartbeat.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #939 on: 19.02. 2020 14:35 »
Can't disagree - here's my late Mother in Law.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #940 on: 20.02. 2020 05:21 »
G'day Kickaha.
Time for a new set. Doubt if that one will clean up.
What fuel are you using?
Cheers

I've tried a few lately but mostly Caltex 95 or NPD 100 (convenience factor), head was rebuilt 4000km ago and valves refaced and seats cut so it hasn't taken long whatever caused it

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #941 on: 20.02. 2020 18:47 »
Hi K,
I notice you have the "gold star" valve spring conversion
From  memory the bottom spring collars need to be upside down from standard???
Had the valve clearances closed up causing  burning?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #942 on: 27.02. 2020 14:22 »
Decided to swap the bikes around on my home made bike lift. Took the A7 off onto the drive as I do not have much spare room in the garage when using the lift, took quite a lot of kicking to get the A65 to start as had not been run since before christmas but eventually it started drove it onto the lift so now ready to do servicing for the spring season oil changes etc. the A7 is now ready all oils changed and new in line filter fitted.Will make a start on the A65 on saturday bit worn out with all that kicking.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #943 on: 28.02. 2020 16:49 »
Changed three of the four wheel bearings in the back of the SP last weekend (two in the hub, one is in the brake plate and the other in the sprocket carrier). Bit of a pig of job – real tight in there even with use of lots of heat. Couldn’t get the bearing spacer to move enough to get a drift onto the lower bearing inner. Once all was out I cut a slot in the spacer to make it easier for next time. Old bearings were with single metal shield? I always fit 2RS for wheel bearings.

Swapped the old chain out for a new O ring type whilst I was working back there. Wondering now if that is a tactical error on an off road bike? Still, should last the year I hope. The bike’s next outing will be two days in March in Welsh Wales somewhere.     
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #944 on: 28.02. 2020 17:20 »
Converted my 6v C11 to new type LED headlamp. I've alway had problems with the poor headlight at night as only equipped  with the short dynamo. I saw this new type LED mentioned on a forum (can't remember which) available from Mr Goff at £45 ish or £16 from China. I wired in a 6v to 12v buck inverter into just the headlamp circuit to provide the voltage. Total draw is 2.4 amp and a brilliant spread of light od dip with a good beam on head. I've tried most of the other types and found them all useless but this one is very impressive.
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