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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #375 on: 24.12. 2018 14:33 »
Like the drinking tea bit. *smile*  Curiously, it doesn't take much of anything I do for the missus to 'angry up the blood'. *shh* *countdown* *countdown* *sick* *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #376 on: 25.12. 2018 02:42 »
G'day Fellas.
Down the shed working on the CB1100F motor. Put a helicoil in a cam cap bolt hole.
What else would I do when SWMBO is cooking, making it too hot up there. And the beer fridge is in the shed! *roll*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #377 on: 25.12. 2018 03:03 »
Just showed the tea drinking bit to the war office "straight dead pan face" *eek* *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #378 on: 30.12. 2018 15:23 »
Not been riding at all.

Last time out on my V50 I found I had a fuel leak at the RH tap. It seems that the pipes have become very soft, and as I've been running without fuel line clamps this last 20 years or more they've become a bit drippy. All a bit odd as this is a fairly recent replacement cross over that you would think should be ethanol proof, and usually my lines go hard over time and not soft. Fitted some clamps yesterday so hopefully that is now solved.

Had leaky/weepy rocker box on the A10 this last year. I guess it is the head steady finally taking it's toll after 3500 miles of usage. So about to head out to the garage and track down some gaskets and the comb from amongst the detritus.

On another note, and following on from an earlier dialogue between GB and myself on this thread; I sourced an open valve OS60 4 stroke a couple of months ago and then got a Ben Buckle Falcon for Xmas. Boy that kit looks way beyond anything I've assembled previously.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #379 on: 30.12. 2018 17:16 »
On another note, and following on from an earlier dialogue between GB and myself on this thread; I sourced an open valve OS60 4 stroke a couple of months ago and then got a Ben Buckle Falcon for Xmas. Boy that kit looks way beyond anything I've assembled previously.
Wow, how exciting. We'd better start a model aircraft forum! My BB Falcon was part completed by a workmate who gave it to me. When I retired, I intended to get to work finishing it. So far nothing has happened. I have some links to building tips which I'll PM to you. These days many modelers are using electric motors but I've been waiting most of my life for a Radio Controlled model aeroplane with an internal combustion engine and I ain't gonna be distracted by no new fangled electricary!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #380 on: 02.01. 2019 09:52 »
Yes, we don't want to stay off track for too long on this one or excommunication will surely follow.

That Falcon is a big bird. On talk of electrickery, I am currently constructing a smaller Ben Buckle kit at the moment - the Bandit, and that will be running on electric power. Working on the theory that it is really a free flight model that I will be adding light radio assist to, I'm hoping I should be able to fly it OK and in pretty much any park on a still day. The Falcon will require a little more care I think.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #381 on: 02.01. 2019 10:03 »
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #382 on: 02.01. 2019 10:40 »
Couldn't find my comb - Grrrrrr. Ordered another one from a well known on line auction site. Cheap enough I suppose.

Got to hire a van and transport a pal's dead Griso over to Baldrick's workshop (UK Guzzi guru and a very rude man). Also replace the same pal's V50 clutch, and also sort the same pal's Serow wring glitch before I get back to popping the top on the Beezer I'd guess.

Still need to test ride my Camel clutch before I list it over n the Morini riders forum.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #383 on: 05.01. 2019 05:28 »
I knocked up a bracket to fit the saddle bag I picked up cheap at a swap meet last month..
It should easily hold a slab of beer & still have room for a couple of Kebabs..   *wink2*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #384 on: 05.01. 2019 16:55 »
I have not been to the pub since the 31st *smile* WOZZA I think with a slab of beer you might be wise to make one for the other side and have two slabs to balance things up, we don't want plod thinking you've consumed a gallon with a touch of off balance *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #385 on: 05.01. 2019 18:02 »
Blimey Berger, on the wagon or wot? *beer* *fight*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #386 on: 11.01. 2019 17:35 »
Tomorrow if I can sort out the wiring on my pals Veefer that I'm currently reclutching then I might get to popping the rocker box on my old gal for a reseal. It's been nigh on 10 years and 3k (not 30k - sorry) miles since, and I've even had to buy a new comb for the occasion.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #387 on: 11.01. 2019 17:42 »
Well, you do have to look your best.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #388 on: 14.01. 2019 09:52 »
Well people have been saying I needed to smarten up my act.

As noted it's been a while, so it was interesting to reflect upon the design again. I've pulled the main studs - of course, but also one for one of the inspection covers. Turned out I did need to order gaskets so I've only done half the job and rehearsed the refit process in the hope that next week I can manage it without losing too much gasket goo.

SRM have a new one piece type that I've ordered and am going to try.

Still trying to pull the rotor off of the V50 as well, so not too successful a weekend all in.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #389 on: 14.01. 2019 10:22 »

 
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....Still trying to pull the rotor off of the V50 as well, so not too successful a weekend all in....

 CB- If that's the Alternator rotor and anything the same as my Model 'T', maybe you know about using a short piece of rod to pop it ?
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