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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #255 on: 28.09. 2018 21:48 »
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.
Rode the Hardknott Pass one December night, full moon and -3 degrees. Only other traffic was a big traillie (Tenere?) going the other way. Magic!

There has to be a woman and a cast iron promise involved there somewhere!

Been over and back again a few times on the A10 (daytime!) a real challenge with 12" over springers and a rigid back end. *smile*

Issue 400 of Back Street Heroes has a picture of one adventure up there on the front cover.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #256 on: 29.09. 2018 02:26 »
Giving the A10 a quick look over ready for the DGR, drain the sump check the tyres, wont polish it that will only make it rain all good *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #257 on: 29.09. 2018 10:46 »
Replaced tappet adjusters with ones with Allen key head and checked clearances (10 & 14).  Readjusted front mudguard so it sits centrally - what a game.  Checked all oil levels, spark plug and points' gaps.  Gave her a good old clean and will go out for a run in a bit.

By the way, on tightening the bracket on the fork leg, I sheared off a stud (still a bit protruding).  Any ideas re a quick fix or is it all about grinding, drilling, etc.  Didn't want to ruin the power coating too much if I can help it.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #258 on: 29.09. 2018 21:09 »
Adjusted primary chain, had got tight? Took out for quick round the block as had been parked up for 2 weeks. Adjusted back brake and idle (not sure if those words are oxymorons). Went round block again. Parked her up in the garage ready for an early start for the DGR tomorrow. Fingers crossed for a good turn out, fine weather and no upset re A10 refusing to start when crowd has gathered or cutting out unexpectedly!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #259 on: 29.09. 2018 22:38 »
G'day fellas.
7:30 am just got home after a night on the "terps" at an old mates wake.
Good job I got the A7 ready yesterday.
Four more cups of coffee and I'm off. The Kiwi's would be starting about now.
Have fun.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #260 on: 29.09. 2018 22:40 »
22:40 Just going to bed.
Today I filled the petrol tank in readiness for early ride to start point of DGR. Have a great ride you DGRers!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #261 on: 30.09. 2018 00:41 »
Starting to really cool down here.

 I did not want to, but I am getting the bike ready for winter.

 Changed oil and filter, changed gearbox and primary oil.

 Washed the bike really well, drained the carb and got both tires off the ground.

 Just need to remove battery, fill fuel tank, and cover it up. *sad2*

 Oh yeah, and get snow blower ready to go. *angry*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #262 on: 30.09. 2018 05:53 »
G'day Lee.
Crikey your early, just started to warm up here. Disconnect the battery.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #263 on: 30.09. 2018 09:25 »
Test ride on Super Rocket after fine tuning the TLS front brake.
Got it!
Now it works well; re-machined new oversized shoes to match the drum, shortened the cable and re-adjusted the linkage.

Early preparation for a 2 day run in November; Gypsy Tour down denmark & Albany way.

See you there Gavin!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #264 on: 06.10. 2018 10:24 »
Been out to have a sort through someones bike junk, came back with an old k2f brass points plate. I had put out a 'Wanted' on the https://freecycle.org for any old unused vintage/classic motorcycle parts.... well you never know!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #265 on: 06.10. 2018 10:48 »
G'day LJ.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #266 on: 06.10. 2018 13:57 »
mmmmm just got on the freecycle page and my computer said it detected a virus, so got off it *conf2* *computer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #267 on: 06.10. 2018 14:18 »
orabanda - I note you say you machined your brake linings - for a tls. Can I ask how? When machining linings to fit a drum I mount the backplate in the lathe and fit the shoes, wired together to prevent the tool digging in and ripping things apart.  Then clock things in and start turning. But my tls has floating shoes, meaning there is no register to locate them. Had thought of making up a mandrel or possibly machining them on a pantograph, but that all seems like too much bother.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #268 on: 19.10. 2018 19:32 »
Tried to sneak past the a10 to get another steed out of the stable. The look of disgust i got was most painful. Have made a promise to make it my next ride out choice, hopefully this weekend. The weather was so good today i had to take a break from work and head into Wales for lunch. Realised during ride that an A10 that runs and stops well(sigh) is the bike for me. I love that easy torque, small number of gears, sound of thunder, smell of petrol and oil and general interest of complete strangers. Looks like i'll be spending money and time on another rebuild this winter.
 *bright idea* *bash* *countdown* *beer* *bash*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #269 on: 20.10. 2018 21:31 »
Set off on the A10 to town and the choke cable nipple pulled through the slide. Sigh. Went back and fired up the A7, got to town OK. Then had to go to a meeting 40 miles away. Greasy roads, drizzle so didn't take the A7 which is still on trials tyres so took the Enfield Bullet instead. At one point the sun came out briefly. It was good to be out on a bike. *smile* 
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