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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #510 on: 08.04. 2019 23:14 »
G'day Col.
Yes the only way to be 100% is to take the rod out. Doing it in-situ may end up off square too.

G'day Ricnard.
You mean it was unbelievable, THAT was the First time  *????* Happy I didn't find any leaks. The local farmer can now sow seeds in the furrows the alternator cover dug. Lucky it didn't roll, didn't even break a blinker or mirror.
A pair of crutches Monday, single crutch today, try to walk unaided tomorrow. I still managed to put the timing side back together on the plunger yesterday.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #511 on: 08.04. 2019 23:53 »
its good your ok musky, that will teach you to ride those other things and it could've ended up being an oil slick and a very fed up muskrat.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #512 on: 09.04. 2019 08:56 »
I dug out all the grass and mud from the nooks & crannies of the rHonda. Now I'm giving her the 1st service after rebuild. Check the shims (no changes necessary), change oil and filter (changed it to a spin on), check all bolts. Tomorrow I'll fit the fairing back on. Lucky she didn't have her good dress on when she went playing in the mud. I still can't believe she got a lot less (read none) damage than me *ex*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #513 on: 09.04. 2019 09:37 »
... I'm a bit banged up in both hips but was able to ride the 80 miles home. Using crutches to get around now.
Steady on fella, we need you here! Stop messing about with those moderns!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #514 on: 09.04. 2019 09:45 »
G'Day Musky. Today I shall raise a glass to your health and offer a toast to your continued well being. You are indeed a lucky man.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #515 on: 09.04. 2019 11:58 »
with you on that greybeard a bandido helped to erase my mate from the planet- I have no one to play with now *cry* *sad* and he  was my personal satnav ,,rip ruff ---- I get lost all too easily

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #516 on: 09.04. 2019 13:00 »
Muskrat, I bet that hurt. Up my way, the Bulahdelah mountain was bypassed some 10 years ago- a winding road in the forest, and I thought what a great blast it would be now the traffic has gone.  However, it had been unused for about 6 months and the road was now covered in green slime and leaves. With a long sigh I toodled along enjoying the scenery instead with one foot down. No crutches needed.

Yesterday pulled down the GF top end, with determination to check Everything. I think I found 99% of the reason for the smoke fairly quickly. The LHS Small end bush was reamed off-square. There was a 9 thou difference from Left to Right on the piston top at TDC. ie it tilts to the right. I could put a feeler gauge down the left side at 17 thou, Couldn't get the 1&1/2 one in on the right side of the piston. Last thing I expected!! The piston rings were probably acting like an oil pump. Explains why it always took 30 seconds for the smoke to start. Bores look OK and are parallel - 18.50 mm between cylinders top and bottom.
The RHS piston is square within 1 thou. It doesn't smoke.

Now whether to try bush replacement & reaming in-situ or pull the whole thing down yet again.??? My favourite shop won't do it and wants the rods. I've read the blogs so am wary of in-situ. I know you have done it Musky.!
Given the horrors I have found sofar, it might pay me to do the whole job. The rod looks & measures straight as far as I can tell, but??
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I would definitely check that the offending rod is not bent, a common occurrence with alloy rods.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #517 on: 09.04. 2019 15:00 »
Berger ,don't think of it as you getting lost ,more as you found somewhere you didn't know existed until you got there ,if you follow my drift errrrmmmm  *dunno* *doh*

Musky, as GB said leave the modern things be ,you'd have expected the bezzer to leak ( a little ) so wouldn't have had to look and so you wouldn't have damaged the road !! seriously glad you are ok,some of us here still remember the incident with a pickup ,on a bridge some yrs ago so you've got 7 left ,use 'em well mate . *beer*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #518 on: 09.04. 2019 21:28 »
The dbd bit back, adjusting the primary chain on the side stand and tightening the gearbox bottom bolt, the bike toppled completely on top of me . Pinned both arms under the frame so couldn't  move. My shouts (screams) for help was heard by a chap in nearby field who thought it was a cow in trouble !! No serious damage either to the bike or me, just a few bruises and a few square inches of skin removed, but certainly a wake up call now I'm getting decrepid to make sure someone's in earshot
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #519 on: 09.04. 2019 21:51 »
Took the A10 out for the first time this year. Took 2 kicks to start - shock, horror. A welcome reminder just how pleasant and competent a bike it is. Must remember to fix the abberent trip mileage which hasn't worked properly since I had the speedo overhauled. No wonder I thought it was drinking petrol.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #520 on: 10.04. 2019 01:58 »
Thanks Ironhead,
Yes I will dismantle and rebuild from scratch.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #521 on: 10.04. 2019 08:56 »
... No serious damage either to the bike or me, just a few bruises and a few square inches of skin removed, but certainly a wake up call now I'm getting decrepid to make sure someone's in earshot
That could have been serious. I hope the engine wasn't hot!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #522 on: 10.04. 2019 14:26 »
No GB, luckily the engine was cold. It would have very serious if the exhaust pipe was hot as the bike fell to the offside with me completely under it. Good job it had something soft to land on (me).
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #523 on: 10.04. 2019 14:37 »
Today I am working on the top-end of my troublesome 'sickle.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #524 on: 10.04. 2019 17:34 »
Played rear mudguards today. Dirt Cheapo fleabay purchase with big ugly dab of bondo (which probably put a lot of people off ) required investigation.
  No surprises, nicely powder coated with rust underneath, bondo softened with a heat gun, off it came in chunks. Lace curtains underneath, as expected.   Couldn't be arsed to fire up the plasma cutter, so Angle Grinder with a nice thin disc to cut back to sound metal, and a quick spray with rattle can paint to prevent further rot while I plan the best way to proceed.

 No sweat, easy peasey.

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