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What have you done with your bike/s today?
« on: 13.08. 2018 19:03 »
An interesting Subject line that could go on for ages because there is always something to tell. So tell us.... What have you done with your bike today? It can be a small job or large, we are just interested to know!

I'll start....

Been touching up the paintwork on my Nutley Blue A10... it looks ten times better!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1 on: 13.08. 2018 19:17 »
Nuffink today.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2 on: 13.08. 2018 19:52 »
Nout. Cleaned my guitars instead.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #3 on: 13.08. 2018 20:29 »
Waxed and polished the commando.  *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #4 on: 13.08. 2018 20:44 »
Unlocked the shed, wriggled my bike out, put another 2 psi in my front tyre, wriggled it back in and locked the shed again   :!.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #5 on: 13.08. 2018 22:02 »
 nowt much, went in garage gave her a pat as I went to a shelf and picked stuff up ,locked garage went out in van with stuff.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #6 on: 13.08. 2018 22:30 »
Replaced the hoses on the 1952 Land Rover following a coolant leak whilst out this morning.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #7 on: 13.08. 2018 23:20 »
Popped in for a hello in the garage, quick check of plugs (they same as ever). Check was due to inadvertantly putting in some 2stroke mix on Sat prior to a trip into Wales.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #8 on: 14.08. 2018 00:49 »
Checked the Rocker banjo orifices (orifi?). They are 1.14mm, so that is not causing the smoke. Hey, that is smaller than 3/64" ???Took off the tank and rocker covers, carb etc in preparation to study further. Looking at making/buying a leak-down tester. Got to go get my compression tester which is away from home. Also repaired the tailstock of the lathe. Not riding the BSA obviously.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #9 on: 14.08. 2018 01:18 »
Goosed by your inquiry, I decided to get busy wth tightening-down the top end to stem the oil leaks. So far, today, just tightened the base nuts, and most of them were dead loose. Rocker box off next/tomorrow. Deadline for getting done is Sunday, for the Norton Owners' Club Vintage Motorcycle Show.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #10 on: 14.08. 2018 01:36 »
Rocker boxers seem to be the go? had to take mine off the A10 yesterday to replace the gaskets, flattened it of with thick glass and wet and dry, it was a bit out so hope will fix the leak. *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #11 on: 14.08. 2018 02:43 »
Checked everything over after re-assembly following a re-bore. Got rid of that nasty piston slap!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #12 on: 14.08. 2018 12:31 »
i have not been to the pub, I put up with piston slap for a year on one pot after  they got too excited at the engineers , the piston got hammered and what an annoying sound it is TING TING TING TING TING TING , but I felt better when I heard a modern trident ticking over at Newark one day .  sorry back on topic been in garage and guess what ? she got another pat *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #13 on: 14.08. 2018 13:14 »
Getting the trailer and M23 ready for departure to 'The Island' on Sunday.
1961 A10SR, spent a fortune at SRM
1961 A7SS, finally the right green
2011 New addition 1937 Empire Star, twin port, high pipes. Turned out to be the most unreliable bike I have handled.
2017 finally found the liner/barrel were flexing and causing all the overheating/nipping up. Early B33 barrel fitted and it's reliable at last!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #14 on: 14.08. 2018 15:01 »
Absolutely nothing! Owing to being in that awful limbo that is conveyancing.
Workshed all packed up.
House is supposed to be sold but exchange keeps slipping. That would be not so bad BUT currently the completion date is firm!
Character building stuff but I really don't need it.

There must be so many better property transaction processes than the one we suffer in England.
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