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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #31 on: 16.08. 2018 14:32 »

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #32 on: 16.08. 2018 15:37 »
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Is this the chap ?

Could Be Roy

Well got it all out without too much  hassle
pic of  the stuff and tools used to remove it( had not been swished about much twas all at the tap end, got to put some fuel in now and make sure the stuff wasn't really needed.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #33 on: 16.08. 2018 20:47 »
Remove stainless steel fuel pipes been on for 4 year but have suddenly started leaking lots  *problem*. Remove one fuel tap plunger and drop in boiling water as this was seeping. Take tank off to investigate strange vibrating noise, found head steady loose and top tube foam has rolled around the tube.  Put tank back on and plunger back in. Had enough so go to pub. Come back tomorrow to see if any of this fixes the petrol all over the place problems  *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #34 on: 16.08. 2018 21:35 »
Took the rockerbox off from the SA (fetching rockerboxes seems to be popular nowadays *smile*) to replace the aluminium pushrods by decent steel ones with hardened cap. Those aluminium pushrods chewed away faster than I could adjust them...  *angry* *pull hair out* Absolute rubbish!
After adjusting the gaps took her for a really long ride. Didn't miss a beat!!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #35 on: 16.08. 2018 23:00 »
This evening I fitted lash caps to the inlet valves and readjusted valve clearances.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #36 on: 16.08. 2018 23:33 »
wowser tmow I go to the pub but today I   turned up some nylon to enable me to fit yokes in the featherybed. this is  because 1,- I don't have the bearings, and 2 I might be fitting discy japppy forks.  this will stop the front end clunking about while I study back wheel alignment and engine mount bracket places for the BSA pre unit.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #37 on: 18.08. 2018 05:17 »
wowser tmow I go to the pub but today I   turned up some nylon to enable me to fit yokes in the featherybed. this is  because 1,- I don't have the bearings, and 2 I might be fitting discy japppy forks.  this will stop the front end clunking about while I study back wheel alignment and engine mount bracket places for the BSA pre unit.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #38 on: 18.08. 2018 05:20 »
Ooh! Gotta report before midnight. Installed rocker box. Intake pushrods causing more truoble than usual, but OK, now.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #39 on: 18.08. 2018 06:40 »
wowser tmow I go to the pub but today I   turned up some nylon to enable me to fit yokes in the featherybed. this is  because 1,- I don't have the bearings, and 2 I might be fitting discy japppy forks.  this will stop the front end clunking about while I study back wheel alignment and engine mount bracket places for the BSA pre unit.

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 Double 'Huh' first,  then counter 'Huh' and 'Double huh....I think berger is experimenting... to see how not going to the pub will help graft bits together without the middle bits... *conf2* *beer* *beer* ..
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #40 on: 18.08. 2018 14:22 »
I went to the pub and ended up being the oldest swinger in the night club. body has been punished but it was all good at the time *countdown*, yes dutch you are on it nylon collars where the bearings fit in the headstock to stop things wobbling about when pushing rolling chassis about. I am very slowly getting round to lining bits up to fit a BSA pre unit in featherybed that maybe has seen several engines in its life and some engine mount brackets have been chopped off, not too drastic though they were kind enough to cut them with some left to weld on to in the future *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #41 on: 18.08. 2018 14:38 »
Asaah!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #42 on: 18.08. 2018 21:21 »
I rode to the house of one of my sons and read stories to my granddaughter. Later I washed the bike in preparation for a VMCC club ride tomorrow morning.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #43 on: 18.08. 2018 21:51 »
Nothing on the bike but I have just had a delivery of a double glazed window for the garage. That should stop windows dripping with condensation over the winter and keep the damp away from the  bikes.    *work*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #44 on: 19.08. 2018 00:28 »
I changed the grips to some new vibration absorbing type I read about on a modern bike forum.
They are horrible, the old puffy ones ( Amal style, Softon OKG from Japan) are going back on immediately.
My hands are still tingling after a ten Mile ride!
That was not a problem before.

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