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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #540 on: 15.04. 2019 17:15 »
Must take more care when moving the bikes.
Indeed. I'm glad you were not trapped by the bike!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #541 on: 15.04. 2019 17:34 »
Not glad you dropped the bike Bob, but glad it not just me - where do muscles go once you stop working
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #542 on: 16.04. 2019 13:23 »
Luckily when it happened the bike was falling away from me and as you know there comes a point when you cannot pull it back  so let it go down slowly, my main concern was would I be able to lift it back up as I will be 77 next month and was cosidering leaving it and giving one of my sons a ring asking one of them to call in from work. but that would mean her indoors would find out and she is already hinting that I am to old and should consider selling the bikes we could have some great holidays with the proceeds. Maybe that is why I put the effort in and got the bike back up without her finding out.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #543 on: 21.04. 2019 15:07 »
I've been away from home this week so no work done on the Beeza. I have a new set of Stellited cam followers so tomorrow and Tuesday I can work on getting the engine back together before my wife and I are off for a couple of days for a wedding. Soon the whole family are going to spend a weekend together to celebrate wife's 70th birthday. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to get to ride much this summer!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #544 on: 21.04. 2019 15:20 »
Nowt today, started it up yesterday, I need a good run to check plug colour as I've dropped the needle a groove cos plugs quite sooty, could just be modern fuel (anyone found that.)
But today I had a garden rubbish burn (SHHHHHH), got rid of most of the manflu (with complications) symptoms but I totally whacked now, (hormone pills don't help I've been told).
in the words of a great man 
"When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain you would not understand
This is not how I am."
However I have a bottle of stuff that will help- and then I may become comfortably numb *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #545 on: 21.04. 2019 16:18 »
"When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain you would not understand
This is not how I am."
However I have a bottle of stuff that will help- and then I may become comfortably numb *smile*
I love a Pink Floyd reference.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #546 on: 21.04. 2019 18:26 »
when I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,- *loveit* it must have been a BSA

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #547 on: 21.04. 2019 23:07 »
Quick blast up the Wye valley to help bed in rings. Retorque head and spend an hour or two fitting the rocker cover. Also annealed a couple of copper washers on rockerbox and hoping they can retain a bit more oil. Am ignoring the crack i found in the head as there is nothing i can do about it so...? Off to Monmouth tom to remind myself why i love this bike! No Floyd reference, can't think of anything relevant, look mum there's an aeroplane up in the sky. Love Floyd.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #548 on: 23.04. 2019 12:52 »
Although under cover, it can get a bit dusty and mucky under the bike port so I bought an additional canvas cover to go over the A10 to try and preserve some of its fading beauty.

With all this gorgeous weather in the UK - well down in East Anglia at least, I popped out on my Loop frame - Jug, a couple of times. But only to the local shops ... and inappropriately attired.
 
Got all the last of the mud off my SP and found the front wheel bearings a little notchy. Replacements on order.

Started prepping the Camel for sale.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #549 on: 23.04. 2019 13:05 »
I am reassembling the engine of my bike. See topic 'Rattle'.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #550 on: 30.04. 2019 22:41 »
Hi All,
I was at Stafford Show at the weekend and bought this Guzzi single
A little work today has it running  *smile*
It needs some new tyres re registering before it takes to the road

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #551 on: 01.05. 2019 09:04 »
Is that the actual machine?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #552 on: 01.05. 2019 09:16 »
Yep, the Italians do it all differently! External flywheel, brake pedal behind the footpeg!
http://www.italianways.com/moto-guzzi-astore-lights-camera-action/

I just finished polishing the Cafe. Ready for Sundays Berry Bike Show. Might show the A7 an oily rag as well.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #553 on: 01.05. 2019 10:35 »
I managed time yesterday to take the bike for a run. Flippin gorgious it was too.  *smile*
Slight tappet rattle when hot; hoping that is just things settling in. I'll adjust the tappets again.  *work*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #554 on: 01.05. 2019 12:06 »
Did the SP wheel bearings. They’re a 6201 so had an ID too small for my more usual drifts. One side had a rubber seal and the other was shielded, both with open backs. All a bit odd I thought – and why use a shielded ball race for a wheel bearing?

Had a happy weekend at the Bum in the Mud rally on Mersea Island – a local gig for me. Much fun was had, though someone turned their trike over on the causeway on the Sunday morning and the road was blocked for an hour or two whilst the air ambulance worked it’s magic. Didn’t sound like they were hurt too bad for all the drama that must have entailed. I gather some of those trikes can be quite tricksy to drive.

Next up – I have a day at home next week (apart from the BH Monday), so will be attempting a multi bike MOT session; T3, Camel, XLH1200, Rexxer. Most of the rest of the collective are exempt on the 40 year rule now.
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