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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #135 on: 29.08. 2018 19:25 »
I have not been to the pub, so today I ground down the outer race of an old gearbox bearing to make life easier fitting it ready to get the sprockets and things lined up in the featherybed frame. put the forks in and started sorting loads more bits until the workmen next door wanted to look at betsy beezer and talk about the norbsa project. this is going to be a long job , infact maybe that long I might have a modern phone to take some piccies. I know you lot like piccies *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #136 on: 29.08. 2018 21:19 »
Had a senior moment today.

I have not used my SR much over the past couple of years partly due to other bike projects and partly due to the alarming shuddering from the Triumph TLS front brake. I finally got round to investigating it today - I had convinced myself that the drum needed skimming so I have booked the wheel in for tomorrow to have it done.
So it was up on the bench, ratchet strap the back end down to lift the front wheel up and out with the wheel.
While the front was in the air I thought I would check the steering head bearings and discovered a helluva lot of play. I remembered that I replaced the fork stanchions about four years ago and it looks like the head bearings have settled in and all the grease had squeezed out and made them really loose - doooooh  *problem* *problem*
The drum does not look in the best of shape so I will get it done tomorrow anyway but if it was just a little out then that would be magnified by the sloppy steering head bearings.
Looking forward to riding it a bit more now after replacing a set of moody mag pick ups and brushes and sorting out a sticky clutch so it goes well - now I should be able to stop as well!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #137 on: 30.08. 2018 08:42 »
There is every chance my A10 won’t get ridden again this year. Just due to other stuff really. I do have some slight clutch slip occurring when pushing on, there is some oil seeping at the top end – I’m thinking rocker box gaskets. Just another one to go up on the table over winter I guess. Might be time to consider swapping out that old six spring for something better.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #138 on: 30.08. 2018 10:23 »
put tank back on, made a better bracket for the DVR2, padded out the battery compartment so the bettery doesn't jiggle about, found (after much searching in the "others" nuts and bolt case the two nuts that hold the seat on ,think they are UNF or is it BSF , a cycle thread goes on about three turns ?.

Also discovered that what I thought was a leak around the sump plate is in fatc oil that has travelled from around the oil lines junction ( the R and F fixings) and seems to originate there - starnge
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #139 on: 30.08. 2018 10:45 »
Built a 12v dynamo for the latest project. Just taken most of the cycle parts to the powder coating shop. The frame and swinging arm had already been done when I bought the bike. I'm going to use stainless guards and I'll paint the tool box, oil tank and petrol tank myself. Working on the cylinder head today.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #140 on: 30.08. 2018 11:16 »
found (after much searching in the "others" nuts and bolt case the two nuts that hold the seat on ,think they are UNF or is it BSF , a cycle thread goes on about three turns ?.
Could be metric... on my SA the saddle has a label with "Wassel" on a union jack background but the bolt holes are definitely M8  ;)
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #141 on: 30.08. 2018 12:11 »
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Could be metric


Cheers Morris - the seat is not BSA, I had it recovered by Leighton about 2000 and it came back with a note to say it was after market, the studs I put in myself, free from work?? with nuts , what has happened is I took the seat off and stored the nuts somehere ??, probably had a clean up and cucked them in the "other" nuts and bolts box as there were only two nuts in there that fitted the seat I guess that's them.

Don't like not having a spare tho
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #142 on: 30.08. 2018 12:15 »
I found a box of magneto bits , a back plate with points and 2 spare mag pick ups ,one had the carbon pickup  stuck solid  so spent an hour cleaning the backplate and grinding the points flat and shinny they attacked the pickup after 20 mins i had the offending carbon out and the pickup  usable again put them safely away with my other maggy bits ,just hope I remember where  *doh*, then checked the clutch bits on my Honda awaiting a cover gasket for it from Silvers then maybe will be able to sell it on.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #143 on: 30.08. 2018 13:53 »
Put bike on trailer ready for a couple of weeks away in campervan. Going to south coast between Brighton and Eastbourne. Will do the Brighton Ace Cafe run and Brighton Burn up this weekend. Should be good.... watch this space!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #144 on: 30.08. 2018 15:05 »
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #145 on: 30.08. 2018 17:28 »
Had the front drum on the SR skimmed - only needed about 10 thou off to true it. The guy that did it mentioned that the rim was running a bit eccentricaly but I said that I was a bit eccentric too so it should not matter ;)
The wheel is back in now so I will give it a blast tomorrow and see if the brake still shudders. I may need to take the tyre off and adjust the spokes to true up the rim.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #146 on: 30.08. 2018 18:22 »
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #147 on: 30.08. 2018 18:32 »
Found the cylinder head for my latest project. Thought it'd be a case of 'tidy up and fit' but no.... *sad2*.... big chunk of fin missing, valve guides totally shot; in fact the exhaust guides had got bits missing which seemed to have escaped without doing any damage - doesn't seem possible. Maybe the PO had fixed the valves without changing the guides? Anyway, fitted new guides and brazed a new fin on the head. Will grind the valves in tomorrow. Club night tonight so getting the Goldie out.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #148 on: 30.08. 2018 18:45 »
Hoped to try out the 1907 Vince-Ely but ended up driving a friend to the local abbatoir. Well he hasn't been well and a bit depressed and it's cheaper than a flight to Zurich...

Totally lost me on this...  *conf*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #149 on: 30.08. 2018 20:51 »
Instead of working (for money) I got lost in this forum...  *whistle*
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