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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #60 on: 20.08. 2018 17:19 »
'Loop frame  Eldorado'

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #61 on: 20.08. 2018 22:29 »
Took the plunger for a drive and visited my parents on the way. When leaving their driveway I managed to stall the bike and fall off it. No damage apart from a scratched front mudguard and a bruised ego... *bash*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #62 on: 20.08. 2018 22:40 »
Took the plunger for a drive and visited my parents on the way. When leaving their driveway I managed to stall the bike and fall off it. No damage apart from a scratched front mudguard and a bruised ego... *bash*
Too many sherry's?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #63 on: 20.08. 2018 22:44 »
Took the plunger for a drive and visited my parents on the way. When leaving their driveway I managed to stall the bike and fall off it. No damage apart from a scratched front mudguard and a bruised ego... *bash*
Too many sherry's?
If it where that I would have at least had something to blame but myself...
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #64 on: 20.08. 2018 22:48 »
Took the plunger for a drive and visited my parents on the way. When leaving their driveway I managed to stall the bike and fall off it. No damage apart from a scratched front mudguard and a bruised ego... *bash*
Too many sherry's?
If it where that I would have at least had something to blame but myself...
Imagine what they are saying about you now. 'Still messing about with motorcycles at his age! Do you know, he fell off it at the end of the drive? Really?'

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #65 on: 21.08. 2018 07:53 »
'Loop frame  Eldorado'

Moto Guzzi. Have I got that right?

Yes, it's a late '72 850 5 speed. Still the V twin that you will be familiar with seeing - the Loop frame pre-dates the Tonti frame that followed; that one named for its designer. I think there was some overlap on use of the frames around 1973/74.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #66 on: 21.08. 2018 08:43 »
Ordered a set of headers & mufflers for the plunger from Freked..
Fingers crossed they show up in a week or 2..   *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #67 on: 21.08. 2018 09:12 »

 
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......I think there was some overlap on use of the frames around 1973/74....

 Yep youbetcha- but yours probably has a genny/Alternator up top, whereas others like my T have a crank-end alternator The 'T's ' like mine were only made a couple of years '73-5/'74-5/6(?) and most parts are same as T3/LM's,, but some are same as late 750Sport(which had 3 versions) or  *pull hair out* maybe S3...I only recently found a actual 850T parts list and printed that quick-as before it went AWOL too...does yours have a right hand gear shifter/left brake - proper stuff  *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #68 on: 21.08. 2018 09:18 »
Ordered a set of headers & mufflers for the plunger from Freked..
Fingers crossed they show up in a week or 2..   *smile*
I've been happy with the set I bought from them, but that was six years ago so I hope they are still good quality. I did buy another silencer from them a few years ago because I decided that the baffles were rattling.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #69 on: 21.08. 2018 12:34 »
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #70 on: 21.08. 2018 16:36 »

...does yours have a right hand gear shifter/left brake - proper stuff  *smile*?

I think mine is maybe Kansas police though it has been in the UK a long time now. The last owner had it 14 years and I bought it last Autumn. It is fitted with what I think are probably after market foot boards - but possibly to a police specification. They are quite expansive - as in I can wander about on them and stretch my legs whilst in motion. Nearly.

From what I can see, with this set up you can run the shift/brake on either side via some cross shafts under the gearbox. Mine is actually set up for left foot shift on a rocker pedal ... that is awkward enough that for now I have bolted a block of wood on the heel part to make it more ergonomic. Interestingly, perhaps, the shift pattern is reversed - one up and then four down.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #71 on: 21.08. 2018 18:03 »
Ouch!
 A mate nearby had promised me 2 valve caps. So I started my bike (later I imply which), but still looked in the oil tank and saw that was too little in there. So properly refilled. Then driven to him all was good and works fine *smile*. When I got there, he stood in his yard, hearing me from afar. As I parked the motorcycle on the sidestand, the breather hose spilled about a pint of oil on his yard, which was very very embarrassing!
He made big eyes  *eek* and immediately ran for a bowl and a rag.

Explanation: I misinterpreted the wet sumping and filled in too much oil!

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It allways makes me wonder what it is why people are attracted to this lifeless Teutonic vehicle instead of a genuine oil incontinent beast from Albion ) *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #72 on: 21.08. 2018 18:11 »
Today I adjusted my tappets again, checked and topped-up the gearbox, inflated the tyres and went for a happy spin on country roads.

I had to have words with a woman driver. When she stopped I pulled up next to her open window and said; "How come I can do hand signals but you cannot use your indicators?" She looked rather surprised! I didn't wait to hear her response but just roared off feeling very superior. If she was anything like my missus she would have been furious about being criticised!

Oh, and I forgot but a couple of days ago I fitted a new clock to the handlebars.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #73 on: 21.08. 2018 18:23 »
I misinterpreted the wet sumping and filled in too much oil!
Yup, done that!  *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #74 on: 21.08. 2018 18:56 »
Took crankshaft to local engineers to have 10 thou taken off big ends, and timing side journal made round. Reassembled the gearbox which I took out of my RGS lookalikeabit (because it now has an RRT2), so STD gearbox now on shelf ready to fit in next project. ...Oh and yesterday fixed my mate's squeaky forks which turned out to be tight springs so fixed with handful of grease  - no squeaky mice found! Had a cup of tea with my mate who has a Tribsa who has just fitted one of my mags and he visited to report how the new mag is performing, modesty prevents me passing said information any further!.... Oh and fitted an Optimate charger lead to my Gold Star...Busy,busy!!
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