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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #945 on: 28.02. 2020 19:31 »
G'day Fellas.
Dragged the XT500 out of the ruins (it will be coming to Lithgow as a garden ornament). Prepping the Cafe for a ride tomorrow as its been well over six months since I threw a leg over her.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #946 on: 28.02. 2020 20:21 »
Hi Muskie,
I could not bare to look at the wrecked XT it would only remind me of the hard time you and your wife endured

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #947 on: 28.02. 2020 22:02 »
Kicking myself for passing up the tacho-drive type SR inner timing cover I saw at the Ballarat swap meet yesterday.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #948 on: 29.02. 2020 19:23 »
 :( Had a few of those.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #949 on: 29.02. 2020 20:47 »
Hi All,
Since the new Year I have been beavering away making bits and doing some assembly, trial fitting and so on
on my 1925 Chater Lea, I bought the project almost 15 years ago but lots of other projects and major stumbling blocks since then have put the brakes on it  *sad*
I wonder how long it has been since there was a wheel that could revolve in the frame  *????*
rear wheel completed and  fitted for the first time today  *smile*
The mudguard are repro copied from an original but it needs a few tweaks and the brackets fitting before going for paint
I have quite a lot more of the parts repaired and restored not shown
Almost nothing exists in the way of spares for these bikes so trawling the world and contacting owners of the few survivors has helped a lot, without the internet I think it would have been impossible
Bits have come from Australia, Tasmania, Germany, Holland and UK, and duplicate parts I made have also been sent around the World to other CL owners

A couple of photos attached for entertainment
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #950 on: 01.03. 2020 03:54 »
Good one John.
Although mainland Aussies don't think Tasmania is part of us, in reality it is LOL
Glad you put the 2nd pic in so it's the right way up!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #951 on: 01.03. 2020 05:01 »
Had the valve clearances closed up causing  burning?

Clearances were all ok, checked them before anything else
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #952 on: 01.03. 2020 15:42 »
Oil change and tyre pressures on the A10. Hoping that Spring might actually arrive.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #953 on: 01.03. 2020 15:57 »
Hi Muskie,
I laughed when I saw the second pic appear upside down,  a vagarie of win 10?
The finding of a rear guard stays and toolboxes in Australia was a miracle
One night I came from the pub and opened ebay on the computer,
At the bottom of the screen items you might be interested in included the guard and stuff
I could not believe my eyes,  no bids so I contacted the seller for more pics and dimensions, then  did a deal on it
I was missing all the bits that were there *ex*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #954 on: 01.03. 2020 19:47 »
Decided to start making brackets to fit the recently-arrived stainless front mudguard for the project. Made a template for the rear end and fabricated some flat stainless to suit. Found (rather like many boat hulls) that one side has a different curvature to the other – ie turning the bracket around in the ‘guard meant it didn’t fit well at all – and the holes were no longer in line. Same with centre and front mountings. Guard looks fine as it is – just don’t measure it! But who am I to complain? Don’t have the tooling or materials to make one myself. Also there was the small matter of the rolled edge to overcome. As the guard is not much wider than the tyre a bit of chicanery was required to ensure the bolts to the stays don't foul the tyre. 
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #955 on: 09.03. 2020 02:00 »
Finally got them all home, they've been in storage for the last year. This was the outfit and my spares which alone filled a decent truck and took three men to shift. I'd already moved the solo's.
Now I just need to sort it all out! and get them back in use
Have definitely missed them
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #956 on: 21.03. 2020 00:03 »
change of subject because we're all doomed, today I decided on fitting indicators to betsy the beeza, never really wanted to do this but I don't think they have hand signals in the highway code anymore, even if they do it is still dangerous waving your arms about with the present species behind the wheel swearing at the sat nav while texting the knock off in their modern day comfortable tanks. so I started to make the brackets for the rear ones and had a lovely time. even found time to cut mine and next doors grass, the sort you don't normally smoke. now the pubs are shut I have to do things. I cannot drink in the house or workshop it's never been my thing, it is pub or nothing *good3*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #957 on: 21.03. 2020 08:49 »
Hand signals are still in the UK Highway Code.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #958 on: 21.03. 2020 09:47 »
I think hand signals are more conspicuous than indicators..... if your arms are long enough.....but not at night!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #959 on: 21.03. 2020 09:56 »
And there is less chance of forgetting to cancel when your arm is stuck out into the breeze!

I frequently see add-on indicators on old bikes being ridden for miles with the winker still going. An accident waiting to happen!

To my way of thinking, clear hand signals can be safer, because, especially for right turns, you need to slow down and set the engine to an appropriate speed. Winkers may give you a false sense of safety.