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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #120 on: 27.08. 2018 04:04 »
Fitted the new exhaust..   *woo*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #121 on: 27.08. 2018 09:35 »
Fitted the new exhaust..   *woo*
I'm really pleased to see that Feked still have decent exhausts.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #122 on: 27.08. 2018 09:53 »

 They look slightly different bends to the ones I used first and the current crappy ones....but look ok- how much for the headers + shipping?

 Looks like you have the wheels set up for the tram-tracks...as they say 'it's like riding on rails'..... *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #123 on: 27.08. 2018 10:09 »
G'day Woz.
Lookin' good mate. Is that a Goldie front hub?
Yes duTch, they still have trams down there.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #124 on: 27.08. 2018 10:24 »
Fitted the new exhaust..   *woo*
I'm really pleased to see that Feked still have decent exhausts.

Same as yours GB.. I had to cut 2" off the length of the headers coz they were hitting the baffles inside the mufs..  holding the mufflers back from the mounting pin..  all good now..
onto the wheels...  8" 1/2 brake Musky...  do Goldies have those?   *whistle*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #125 on: 27.08. 2018 10:46 »

 
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....Yes duTch, they still have trams down there....
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 Yep I found that out when I was coming into town on Coburg Rd. fro  the Hume in the 4x on a rainy night, and had to pull up at the lights ....I like the trams and Melbs public tranny when I don't have my own transport


 My Plungo isn't stock, but had to cut 4" off the bottom end and 30mm off the top to make it fit even close, but still need to cut and shut at the top to make it work better (the bottom radius is too big, and top radius too small)...yeah one day
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #126 on: 27.08. 2018 15:38 »
Fitted the new exhaust..   *woo*
I'm really pleased to see that Feked still have decent exhausts.

Same as yours GB.. I had to cut 2" off the length of the headers coz they were hitting the baffles inside the mufs..  holding the mufflers back from the mounting pin..  all good now..
onto the wheels...  8" 1/2 brake Musky...  do Goldies have those?   *whistle*
Yes,  my Feked supplied downpipes are very long. Didn't cause a problem fitting the silencers so I left them long. They go about six inches into the silencer. People have noted that the exhaust tone of my bike is rather lovely, so I think the longer downpipes are skipping some of the baffles.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #127 on: 27.08. 2018 17:20 »
Took the A10 for a little pootle. 50 in 2nd, 70 in third did not wined it on much more in 4th. Did it four times on a 30 mile run, took her home and then checked for smoke NONE  *smile* (Ok a little but nothing like the other day). Plugs a little blacker then I would like but they always have been.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #128 on: 27.08. 2018 20:14 »
Took the A10 for a little pootle. 50 in 2nd, 70 in third did not wined it on much more in 4th. Did it four times on a 30 mile run, took her home and then checked for smoke NONE  *smile* (Ok a little but nothing like the other day). Plugs a little blacker then I would like but they always have been.
Have you tried cutting the engine while  riding fast and then checking the plugs? The pootling as you leave the fast roads and head home tends to soot the plugs.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #129 on: 27.08. 2018 22:33 »
Not Goldie, Musky, standard A10 before 1953.

Thanks Trev, lumps on inside fooled me. Cheers

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #130 on: 27.08. 2018 22:43 »
Have been out for a 40 mile blast after timing side re-assemble after finding wandering woodruff key. little man with hammer may have gone but now have other issues (timing, plugs, fuel to name but a few). Took some photos of piston crowns, Any comments appreciated,. Is the small brown band at the top of bore, larger at bottom the norm. Am aware that one crown is showing quite a bit of carbon, am assuming burnt oil from guide or ring. will now attempt to post pictures and expect things to start crashing (website, laptop).
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #131 on: 28.08. 2018 09:37 »
Have you tried cutting the engine while  riding fast and then checking the plugs? The pootling as you leave the fast roads and head home tends to soot the plugs.
Have done plug chops in the past on both on the A7 and A10 and the best I have got is a hint of chocolate colour on the electrode. Both run fine as does the A10 now so not that concerned. I did try going one hotter plug to BP5HS on the Norton that gave a better plug colour but had no noticeable effect on running so I have not changed the A10’s until last night. Not ridden yet so will update when I do.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #132 on: 28.08. 2018 22:18 »
Fitted timing gear, oil pump and inner timing cover to latest project. Got frame out of loft!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #133 on: 29.08. 2018 18:53 »
Started the A7 wiring from scratch, beginning with the lever-mounted horn and cut-out buttons, then the rear light/brake light/earth in sleeving and run to the rear light.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #134 on: 29.08. 2018 19:07 »
Nuffink!