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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #240 on: 25.09. 2018 17:41 »
Today, I mostly did non-bike related things but I did photograph the contents of the bike's tool box. I emailed SRM about my badly worn cam follower, attaching pictures.

Oh, I also measured the distance between the tyre pump retaining pins to see if I could obtain a pump for the bike.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #241 on: 25.09. 2018 18:02 »
wortluck or fasten some strong wire to spring a good length and pull while someone slips it on frame lug , admitted two person job . on my own I do as you have

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #242 on: 25.09. 2018 18:26 »
Loaded on the trailer ready to head for the South Lakes Mountain Weekend and the renowned Hardnott Pass!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #243 on: 25.09. 2018 18:50 »
...Hardnott Pass!
Oh yes! I've driven it. What an amazing piece of road!
https://youtu.be/6apbooDqFbY
https://youtu.be/7xJCqS9cWMg
https://youtu.be/qIpTNkiljZI

When I drove that road someone was driving a Winnebago through!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #244 on: 25.09. 2018 19:09 »
 
 
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... Reply #239 ......Is this about getting the spring/centrestand on the frame.  .......


   Edited my 'Reply #238'    to add;

  " **NB; This relates to **Plunger Models**  "

 Meant to do it straight away but dozed off  *sleepy* *sleepy*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #245 on: 25.09. 2018 20:58 »
Wow that looks like FFFFFUUUUUNNNNN. Have a safe one Sav.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #246 on: 26.09. 2018 09:31 »
I did the South Lakes Mountain weekend on the Super Rocket four years ago and it absolutely tipped down going over Hardnott. It was more like a river than a road!

A driver in front of me who should never have been anywhere near that pass stalled in front of me going up the last steepest bit. I stopped on the Rocket and put my feet down and tried to hold it on the front brake. The result was I started sliding back down the hill with the front wheel locked, could not pull away as the back wheel slid without my weight on the bike, fortunate in some ways as you can imagine the mess the idiot on front made of a hill start.

So with the pillock coming backwards towards me I gave it a fist full of throttle and bounced on the back of the seat and managed to get traction and went past her on the INSIDE!

Had to empty the water out of ny gloves when I got to Eskdale station!

Assunming she gets up it, the old M23 should be just as interesting going down the other side with the rather smaller brakes than the rocket!!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #247 on: 26.09. 2018 11:26 »
Mines a lot more mundane than Sav's , i just adjusted the rear chain oiled the cables  and drained the sump ready for the DGR  , WHATS THAT i HEAR A LOT OF YOU  SHOUT ,   *dunno* oh just about the helping raise some cash to help find a cure for Prostate cancer and to reduce male suicide rates is all , whilst riding with a group of similar minded good people ( including 10 others from this forum from all over the world ) and being out on our bikes  AND there is still time to join a ride near you , I'll raise a glass to us all on my return home on Sunday about 2pm .
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #248 on: 26.09. 2018 12:06 »
DGR...whilst riding with a group of similar minded good people ( including 10 others from this forum from all over the world ) and being out on our bikes  AND there is still time to join a ride near you , I'll raise a glass to us all on my return home on Sunday about 2pm .

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #249 on: 26.09. 2018 12:36 »
 i've been asleep again
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #250 on: 26.09. 2018 16:24 »
Finally got the new oil seal on the Star Twin. New ones arrived and still didn't fit... Realised that the after market oil seal holders I fitted some year ago had non-standard oil seals. Dug out an old original holder from the box of bits and used that with the new seal.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #251 on: 26.09. 2018 20:47 »
I have not been to the pub, so today I jumped on the kicker about 7 times getting kickbacks and short of breath- *red* in between  kickbacks I was getting nothing *help* { stop smoking you looooon} I must get used to this mikuni carby thingy that works superb once she's running *smile*. I got her to bite and off we went for a good thrash around the Derbyshire roads. I came across one of those thingy's at the side of the road that tell you what speed you are doing. Well!! kid and new toy to me, so I kept going back and checking my speedo and the result was its 6miles an hour high at 30mph 40 mph and naughty me 50mph unless of coarse thingy is wrong *doubt*.So I got about 3 hours very good riding in and lots of  *wink2* when in a traffic line , its a shame winter is coming over here because she was on fire and going round bends like she was on rails. never mind it won't be long before the girlfriend is wanting betsy in the kitchen for winter *yeah* *yeah* *yeah* *dribble*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #252 on: 28.09. 2018 15:33 »
Right... Spent most of the day cleaning up bike ready for Sunday DGR. Had both plug leads, points cover off and earth screw. Some damp had got in when washing bike down last week, magneto's, they don't like damp do they? Ohhh Nooo! Had the hair drier aimed into and onto slip ring, made a huge difference to starting later when all put back together.

Just need to get some petrol, going to treat it with the higher octane as there will be a lot of bikes there and don't want any poor starting issues. (Such faith in my bike eh?)
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #253 on: 28.09. 2018 20:50 »
G'day fellas.
Got the old A7 out of the naughty corner. Drained the sump and put it back in tank. Filled her up with 98 plus go fast and smell nice additives. Gave the battery a quick charge. Put some wind in the tyres. Rubbed the dust off with an oily rag and she fired up on the 2nd kick. A quick ride around the block a few times. All good, ready for Sunday.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #254 on: 28.09. 2018 20:58 »
I washed and polished the bike then took some photos.