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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #390 on: 14.01. 2019 12:05 »
Playing with the Cafe I removed the plugs and put the compression tester in the right side and got 150 Lb/sq". went to put in the left and it went in without screwing *ex*. Looked at the plug and it had the helicoil still on it *sad2*.
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Spose lucky it screwed out and not in.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #391 on: 14.01. 2019 12:13 »
How do you lock a Helicoil in place? Locktight?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #392 on: 14.01. 2019 12:43 »
G'day GB.
Yes, red loctite. Trouble is heat will soften it's grip. This head with the helicoils has done hundreds of heat cycles and the other head thousands. This is the 1st time I've had one let go. I know timeserts would be better but nobody around these parts has a kit to borrow. I'll throw another one in with a different locking compound.  *doubt*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #393 on: 14.01. 2019 15:05 »
Went for ride across Dartmoor this morning with my wife on pillion.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #394 on: 14.01. 2019 18:44 »
Went for ride across Dartmoor this morning with my wife on pillion.
Great picture. Our roads are salty; I imagine the West Country doesn't freeze up as much as the Midlands.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #395 on: 14.01. 2019 19:07 »
West Yorks is b****y cold and set to get colder (max 4C; min -1C) but will probably be colder than that.  Will have to be particularly brave to ride out.

Many years ago I remember going to a rally on Snowdon in -10C (not counting wind chill!).  Had to clear six inches of snow to pitch the tent.  Only way to kill the cold was to kill the senses with plenty of strong ale! *countdown* *beer* *pull hair out*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #396 on: 14.01. 2019 19:49 »
Temp was 10°C with no chance of rain, invigorating ride which blew the cobwebs away, bike enjoyed it and purrrred along.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #397 on: 15.01. 2019 20:53 »
Rebuilt my pre monobloc carb (after cleaning muck out and checking jets and needle) with new washers after a soak in oil, put carb back on with new gaskets. Put on new airbox rubber and refit airbox. Cleaned slipring and checked brushes in mag, cleaned points and checked gap ok . Removed spark plugs cleaned and gapped and refit them. Refit HT leads and caps to plugs and mag.  Drained old petrol and refit tank with 2 gallon of fresh petrol. Removed sump plate and drained oil which had drained into sump it( aprox half pint ) then refit it ,check oil level in tank ok. Replaced old hard fuel pipe with new clear braided pipe. Now comes the worrying bit will she start as last time running she stopped with a bang and set on fire with carb leaking onto mag. Petrol on tickley bit on carb, choke on ,free clutch and kick.....nowt.....kick again....splutter ...kick again and we have life, no sign of any leaks no misfires just running too fast once choke off but a fiddle with carb and shes running lovely again to my relief. After running a while turned off and left while had a cuppa tea then petrol on again and started first kick now so other than that have not done much really  *smiley4*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #398 on: 16.01. 2019 19:11 »
Well done Dave  *yeah*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #399 on: 17.01. 2019 13:36 »
Had my new all in one rocker box gaskets (I ordered 2) arrive from SRM yesterday. Holding them up to the the currently removed box they look like a pretty good fit.  That should be going on on Saturday.

Question; For the primary on my Hardley ('89 1200 Sportster) one side of the gasket had some kind of smooth hump of coating all the way around. Like maybe a set bead of jointing compound. Given how much gloop I'm going to be likely to be pulling out with my comb why aren't they producing gaskets like that for the A7/10 top now? 
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #400 on: 17.01. 2019 14:58 »
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Given how much gloop I'm going to be likely to be pulling out with my comb why aren't they producing gaskets like that for the A7/10 top now?

probably to do with costs of small production runs
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #401 on: 17.01. 2019 15:20 »
Just finished building an A7SS; its 11 pm here - off to bed!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #402 on: 17.01. 2019 16:53 »
Just finished building an A7SS; its 11 pm here - off to bed!
I'm very envious of your workshop.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #403 on: 17.01. 2019 17:06 »
Me too GB.  My sister lives in Oz and her husband built a 'shed' in their back yard.  Turns out the 'shed' was more of a barn and was built on a site about the size of an acre. *eek*  Of course, on our crowded island, having that much space would set you back a hell of a lot more than most of us mortals could afford.  Some advantages of living in Oz, I guess! *fight* *beer* *sarcastic*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #404 on: 17.01. 2019 19:18 »
G'day fellas.
After a recent discussion here on valve stem seals and having difficulty in getting the Cafe to idle correctly with the twin PWK carbs. I whipped the inlet tappet cover off and gave the valves a squirt of carb clean whilst it was running. Yep sucking air down both, left a tad more than the right. New guides machined to take seals going in as soon as I finish the CB1100F motor.
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