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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #960 on: 21.03. 2020 09:59 »
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.but not at night!

Oh yes I had a pair of those gloves with a large white bit on, Market opportunity here for gloves with built-in led indicators (haven't worked out the switch mechanism tho)
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #961 on: 21.03. 2020 10:34 »
Spent time on the A10 replacing yet another petrol tap cork. They don’t seem to last very long at all. I have lots of plungers so I think I will look out for the rubber/nitrile O-ring things that can be used on these. Anybody know a source.
Also put the Tiger 100 back together new oil, new morgo oil pump and new timing case bush yippee she’s got good oil pressure. Now I just need to fix yet another leaky 276 carb, this one is new and worse than the Norton.
Indicators, my pet hate. The number of times I am following someone on a vmcc run and they leave them on for mile after mile after mile.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #962 on: 21.03. 2020 10:37 »
The old time motorcycle coppers seemed to be very neat in giving hand signals. They indicated from the elbow outwards, so I copied them for my test. Failed on hand signals......
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #963 on: 21.03. 2020 10:51 »
Indicators, my pet hate. The number of times I am following someone on a vmcc run and they leave them on for mile after mile after mile.
I was a witness to an accident caused by a lad on a modern bike forgetting to cancel his indicators. I am now very aware of the problem.

I've sometimes rushed ahead to overtake a rider who has forgotten their winker. When I let them know, they sometimes look at me as if I should not have bothered.  *conf*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #964 on: 21.03. 2020 21:18 »
Been keeping myself busy by plumbing in an oilfilter on the plunger.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #965 on: 22.03. 2020 23:37 »
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.but not at night!

Oh yes I had a pair of those gloves with a large white bit on, Market opportunity here for gloves with built-in led indicators (haven't worked out the switch mechanism tho)

I remember back in the day I bought a pair of leather gauntlets with orange lights and batteries built in the back of the gloves. They were operated by touching a pair of studs  on the thumb and forefinger together to light the lamps. Worked pretty well - would be even better with LED lamps.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #966 on: 22.03. 2020 23:53 »
Indicators, my pet hate. The number of times I am following someone on a vmcc run and they leave them on for mile after mile after mile.
I was a witness to an accident caused by a lad on a modern bike forgetting to cancel his indicators. I am now very aware of the problem.

I've sometimes rushed ahead to overtake a rider who has forgotten their winker. When I let them know, they sometimes look at me as if I should not have bothered.  *conf*

Trouble is, most new drivers do not seem to understand hand signals and do not seem to appreciate that not all vehicles on the road nowadays have indicators fitted.
In the interests of safety I have decided to fit indicators of my Sunbeam which I use as well as hand signals. I do have a warning buzzer fitted which gradually gets louder the longer they are on but even so I have to admit that I have sometimes forgotten to cancel them.
This is a worry so I will be fitting one of these http://www.safer-turn.com Quite a clever piece of kit which cancels the indicators after a turn. According to the blurb, they have a gyroscope inside which indicates lean.
The reviews are pretty good.

They also sell a gadget which senses deceleration and automatically flashes the rear brake light.

Not cheap but what price safety?

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1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #967 on: 23.03. 2020 08:16 »
Rolled out on the local trails on the SP on Saturday with a couple of pals - suitably distanced of course. Still plenty of mud out there, but some drier faster stuff too. Need to be a little bit more circumspect out there - don't want to end up in A&E at the moment.

Been fitting some older US style hard cases to Blue my T3 - I was looking for a little more touring capacity. That's not likely to be used this year now with most rallies being called off of course.

Issues with the brake pedal not returning properly on Jug my Eldo Loop since a ride out in the floods a few weeks back. I'll be pulling the rear wheel on that to see what's happening in the drum.

A10 is under covers in the bike port. Parked up with no known issues after it's last ride which I suppose might have been Sept or Oct last year. I'm not one for really just going out for a ride (though that trail riding mentioned at top is nothing more than that I suppose) so maybe I should drain the fuel off for now. 

Taking to trail riding does bring an interesting perspective to the ride though. The black top, however scenic and sinuous it might be - just becomes a means of joining the trails together.   
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #968 on: 23.03. 2020 08:40 »
Morris - Nice job on the oil filter.
I presume you've filtered the return line - I can't see where the pipes run.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #969 on: 23.03. 2020 09:58 »
Morris - Nice job on the oil filter.
I presume you've filtered the return line - I can't see where the pipes run.

Yep, on the return.
I couldn't make a decent picture to show, but the return line goes to the filter inlet, and the filter outlet connects to the tank just before the rocker box oil feed.
It involved a lot of head scratching and pipe bending to get it right though. Had to make a piece of pipe with 2x 45°, and 2x 90° bends above the gearbox to connect to the tank inlet.
Used copper-nickel 5/16 fuel pipe and solder on nipples which I got from a local classic car parts dealer
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #970 on: 23.03. 2020 11:07 »
Made a rear luggage rack for a 1927 FN Sahara; hope to have it back from the powder coater's by the end of the week.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #971 on: 23.03. 2020 11:34 »
hi morris I am thinking of replacing the boiler oil filter on mine that has a fine nylon gauze inside it for the screw on type you have fitted to yours. the question is if you are feeding the rockers after the filter does it restrict the flow to the rockers cheers?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #972 on: 23.03. 2020 17:49 »
Took my life in my hands and ventured into town to post a letter. The place almost deserted, shops closed except the grocers which had a short orderly queue outside it. Took the 1913 Douglas for the ride and then put it in the shed for the forseeable future. Now back in quarantine.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #973 on: 23.03. 2020 19:17 »
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Took the 1913 Douglas for the ride

well you can't catch much more than a cold off a bike
thinking of giving the Flash it's first outing of 2020 first warm day
All the best - Bill
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #974 on: 23.03. 2020 19:28 »
Just fitted my refurbished speedo, new case with side trip and flush bezel, great job by Ashley Pople of Speedo Repairs. Mine originally had bottom trip and panel mounting bezel.
He discovered quite alot of oil within it, but other than a good clean was in perfect working order after 60yrs and 67k miles.
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