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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #720 on: 04.07. 2019 21:51 »
Just got home after a 700 mile round trip...
Bloody good show lads!!   *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #721 on: 04.07. 2019 23:48 »
Big Jim's back on the road! Managed to sort the carb problem by changing the magneto. As the wise one's say says " a carb problem is usually a magneto problem and vise versa". Was having a worsening misfire after a recent refusal to start. Luckily i have a spare magneto from many years ago and bit the bullet and put it on. After many attempts to set the timing she now runs much better and really enjoyed a quick 20 mile blast on some favourite local roads. Will be off on some longer jaunts to really test her out over the weekend, hopefully. The Hampshire ride is looking more likely GB. Am fairly confidant the fault on the original mag is a slipping cam ring, this forum gave me the idea whilst reading through some old posts. Hoorah. Was in RD's camp for a while and thinking of putting the beast to one side and trying not to think about it. Plenty still to do but i will sleep better tonight.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #722 on: 05.07. 2019 09:13 »
The Hampshire ride is looking more likely GB.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #723 on: 05.07. 2019 09:49 »
Beezermacc and his mates - now that's the way to do it!! *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #724 on: 05.07. 2019 13:11 »
BigJim...Back on the road, but left with a suspect  maggy and an extra carb!  Looks to have been a bit on the expensive side for such a simple and confusing fault, but you cracked it in the end.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #725 on: 06.07. 2019 00:54 »
Had a bit of side play on the rear wheel of my 58 A10 SA crossover brake, pulled it off for a bo-peep, RH bearing a bit loose in the hub, bearing OK. a bit of loctite fixed that. all good now. *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #726 on: 07.07. 2019 00:03 »
Am still on the road and managed 150 miler today, i know that's not a lot but have more planned for tomorrow, bike ran really well apart from one cut out on idle at a roundabout but that was less than a half mile from home when properly hot. I dropped the needle a notch from 20 miler yesterday as i am not used to seeing non sooty spark plugs and there was a bit of blueing on the bendy bit. will post current colouring of plugs, if able, in the appropriate section. Am bit grumpy to report that one plug shows a bit of oil burn. Probably due to running too hot with dodgy magneto timing. So one of the valve guides may be toasted or ring upset. However am glad to say she starts and runs well and got her up to 78 on one of the faster bits which was great fun and just what the doctor ordered.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #727 on: 08.07. 2019 09:07 »
Got the forks with new seals back on my A7SS on Saturday and serviced it.

Rode it for the first time in about four years on a VMCC ride  yesterday, started second kick after the service and first kick for the run, a lot easier with my increasingly painful hip.

Only problem a sticky throttle cable which will be replaced today.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #728 on: 08.07. 2019 09:17 »
... a lot easier with my increasingly painful hip.
I have cranky ankles and also my right knee but so far, my hips are OK.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #729 on: 08.07. 2019 10:10 »
Rode the A10 to a barn warming party. Good company, good food and sheep. What more could a man ask for?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #730 on: 08.07. 2019 10:32 »

 
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.... Only problem a sticky throttle cable which will be replaced today....

 Maybe some cable lube will help?

 
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......good food and sheep. What more could a man ask for?

 Velcro ?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #731 on: 08.07. 2019 11:53 »
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good food and sheep. What more could a man ask for?

Good sheep make for good food perhaps
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #732 on: 08.07. 2019 14:06 »
Good company, good food and sheep. What more could a man ask for?
A pair of wellies?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #733 on: 08.07. 2019 17:16 »
Ugg boots?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #734 on: 08.07. 2019 18:36 »
Ugg boots?
Ugg boot, too short