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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #90 on: 24.08. 2018 03:57 »
Bill,

You recently mentioned collapsed and torn (?) petrol taps. Now we learn about rust remover. Maybe rust dust (or other crud) has blocked the pilot circuit.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #91 on: 24.08. 2018 10:38 »
Hoping the new horn and oil filter will turn up for 'Hardley' the Sportster today. Horn was somehow damaged in the attempted theft the other week, and it seems I am used to using it quite a lot. Bike must be due an oil change by now.

What other bike make can you think of where you are offered the option of a chrome plated oil filter?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #92 on: 24.08. 2018 11:30 »
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Maybe rust dust (or other crud) has blocked the pilot circuit.


flow from the taps is good Richard, but very slow to get the tickler to flood the carb, there is I think something going on there, it's a plastic float but not the fully round one, it has a flat section on top, the tickler when pressed down does push the float down but not by very much (couple of mil?) enough to let the float needle drop but not by a lot.

Certainly the feeling I got when it would not fire was it was getting no fuel

Got the float chamber working last night but still have a slight weep at the jet cover nut, it's as if it is still grounding before it's up tight yet an extra fibre washer doesn't cure it.

more investigation needed, with some fine measuring involved
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #93 on: 24.08. 2018 11:58 »
Hoping the new horn and oil filter will turn up for 'Hardley' the Sportster today. Horn was somehow damaged in the attempted theft the other week, and it seems I am used to using it quite a lot. Bike must be due an oil change by now.

What other bike make can you think of where you are offered the option of a chrome plated oil filter?
I believe RichardL has a chromed one. And his oil filter.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #94 on: 24.08. 2018 15:30 »
Every time I go to use one of my bikes I have a fuel tap problem. I have tried all sorts in the past - even re-corking old style taps.
Had the problem again on my 52 Matchless G80 rigid so I fitted some brass taper barrel petcocks from Feked. At least if they start to leak I can lap them in again.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #95 on: 24.08. 2018 16:31 »
There's always this.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #96 on: 24.08. 2018 17:21 »
Thanks to an increasing paranoia of possible theft of speedo I have made one of these this afternoon...
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #97 on: 24.08. 2018 18:36 »
Hi All.

Thought I would give the Notrun Commando a start today as it hasn't run for almost a week to pump the oil back into the tank. Well it started first push of the button but was running rough and wouldn't tick over, So I increased the throttle stops on the carbs which then ticked over but still missing on one pot. I recently tightened the rocker cover nuts and had to take out one of the h/t leads off the coil to get the ring spanner on to the nut to tighten it and forgot to put it back in the coil. *doh*. Spent another 15 minuets adjusting the carbs.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #98 on: 24.08. 2018 19:38 »
Thanks to an increasing paranoia of possible theft of speedo I have made one of these this afternoon...

How does it stop someone with a socket.?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #99 on: 24.08. 2018 19:45 »
Started both A’s. Not sure I have totally got away with the wet sumping episode on the A10, she spat black smoke on startup (not seen that before), was fine on fast idle but with a rev she defiantly smokes a bit now from both sides. Oh well its about time she had some TLC so a winter strip it will be to see what she needs.
Sort of nearly forgiven the Norton so checked and topped up the chain case.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #100 on: 24.08. 2018 20:49 »
G'day Angus.
Black smoke is fuel. Could the carb be flooding?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #101 on: 24.08. 2018 21:35 »
Thanks to an increasing paranoia of possible theft of speedo I have made one of these this afternoon...

How does it stop someone with a socket.?

Richard L.

It doesn't really Richard, but its less likely that someone will have a 11mm socket in the pocket than a pair of pliers. Just helps to make things a little more awkward.  :-\ :-\
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #102 on: 25.08. 2018 12:24 »
Skimmed the timing side bush and assembled the bottom end. Found some barrels and brazed a repair on a missing bottom fin. Quite pleased with myself!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #103 on: 25.08. 2018 13:13 »
 I am on Vacation all week so I have time to do important work.

 Front brake squealed so bad it was embarrassing to ride in town. Tore that down, greased the brake shoe stand offs and we will see if that helps.

 Since day one the gear box has been perfect except for shifting up to first- that could be how they all are I just dont know (is this normal or do I have a problem?) I went for a 20 mile ride, and by the end, the clutch was dragging. So it did not do this until pretty warm.

 Gears were all a bit crunchy and had to use the throttle a lot more for shifting purposes, Tore the primary off, cleaned the ATF out and replaced with 10w-40. Switched out a plain plate that might have been warped, adjusted the chain and am putting it back together.

 Oh, and got the much longer fork top nuts installed. Feel much better knowing there is more than one pinch bolt and 2 threads holding it together.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #104 on: 25.08. 2018 13:52 »
Since I had the gearbox overhauled the changing is smooth as a horses fart. Make sure your clutch is not dragging.