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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #930 on: 08.02. 2020 21:48 »
Been out on the SP. It is still very wet underfoot here in Essex.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #931 on: 09.02. 2020 09:02 »
Always good to try to get underneath the bike when going down. Helps prevent any serious damage.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #932 on: 13.02. 2020 18:54 »
yesterday and today I have worn out and made very poorly my finger *eek* I have done something I never normally do but since the bike is in the kitchen she has had a super autosol clean, the cases are nearly mirror finish like they were 40+ years ago when the previous owner sat polishing more than riding. the Spanish akront wheels are looking as good as chrome *smile* I wonder when I will be spending two days doing it all again *whistle*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #933 on: 14.02. 2020 09:52 »
yesterday and today I have worn out and made very poorly my finger *eek*...
Yikes! Are you still able to lift a beer glass? You might need to ask for a straw.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #934 on: 15.02. 2020 04:06 »
Fitted the barrels back on and annealed the head gasket ready to reassemble once I strip the head and check the valves for the reason I was lacking compression on the left side
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #935 on: 16.02. 2020 17:56 »
Nothing to the BSAs but clocked up 100 miles on the Velo. I know, I know, I'm just off to be branded a heretic.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #936 on: 17.02. 2020 05:05 »
Stripped the head in search of lost compressions and found some very badly pitted exhaust valves
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #937 on: 19.02. 2020 09:54 »
G'day Kickaha.
Time for a new set. Doubt if that one will clean up.
What fuel are you using?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #938 on: 19.02. 2020 13:36 »
Think Black Sheeps Velo is a girls bike? Reference to Rosie in Heartbeat.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #939 on: 19.02. 2020 14:35 »
Can't disagree - here's my late Mother in Law.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #940 on: Today at 05:21 »
G'day Kickaha.
Time for a new set. Doubt if that one will clean up.
What fuel are you using?
Cheers

I've tried a few lately but mostly Caltex 95 or NPD 100 (convenience factor), head was rebuilt 4000km ago and valves refaced and seats cut so it hasn't taken long whatever caused it

SRM currently have no stock but there are other sources
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