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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1920 on: 11.10. 2021 19:30 »
Last ride of the year, alittle popping on the overun is this down to the E10 fuel, certainly never had it before, or lower temperature.
Drained the tank, cleaned and sprayed with ACF-50, then to bed until next April.
Over winter tasks, gear box overhaul, new chains and sprockets.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1921 on: 11.10. 2021 19:55 »
G'day Billy.
Popping on the overun is usually an exhaust leak sucking in cold air causing the un-burnt fuel in the exhaust to ignite. Sort of a mini thunderstorm in the exhaust pipe. Usual places of leak are head to pipe or pipe to muffler. Hopefully not a crack in the pipe.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1922 on: 12.10. 2021 07:42 »
Thanks Muskrat for your suggestion of a air leak, I think it's most probably running alittle weak on small throttle openings, so just an adjustment on the JRC PWK carb should sort.
Been running this carb now for a couple of years and this is the only issue todate, not even required a strip down for cleaning.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1923 on: 14.10. 2021 17:45 »
That cleared the cobwebs out 130 miles visiting Bawdsey Quay, nice coffee & sausage roll, Southwold harbour, nice fish and chips and finally the pits stop café also Southwold for tea and yummy lemon drizzle cake. Bike was about 10 miles an hour slower on the way home  *lol*. The book bike (A10) ran great apart from a tight brake lever which caused an occasional clutch slip, cured as soon as I got home.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1924 on: 14.10. 2021 19:35 »
Gave the Norton an oil change (oil was all in the sump) and took it out for its first ride of the year to a VMCC club night - also the first of the year, or in fact since the beginning of the lockdown. 40 mile round trip, all well and ready for Sunday's ride up to Stirling for the Velo club's agm. Wouldn't do to turn up on the Velo now, would it.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1925 on: 14.10. 2021 19:36 »
That cleared the cobwebs out 130 miles visiting Bawdsey Quay, nice coffee & sausage roll, Southwold harbour, nice fish and chips and finally the pits stop café also Southwold for tea and yummy lemon drizzle cake. Bike was about 10 miles an hour slower on the way home  *lol*. The book bike (A10) ran great apart from a tight brake lever which caused an occasional clutch slip, cured as soon as I got home.
Sounds great. I know all those places. 👍
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1926 on: 14.10. 2021 20:04 »
Yesterday I finished re-assembling the DOT after re-balancing the crank by substituting lead for steel in the bobweights. Took it for a ride this afternoon and well pleased. Very slight vibration at lowish revs soon disappearing as revs rise. Before, anything over about 2,000 rpm made one's hands numb. Also, concurrently reducing primary sprocket from std 23t to an 18t has made it so much more enjoyable pottering about off road. Now to the next job - creating a starter for my other vee twin.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1927 on: 14.10. 2021 22:55 »
Hi RD.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1928 on: 15.10. 2021 04:32 »
That cleared the cobwebs out 130 miles visiting Bawdsey Quay, nice coffee & sausage roll, Southwold harbour, nice fish and chips and finally the pits stop café also Southwold for tea and yummy lemon drizzle cake. Bike was about 10 miles an hour slower on the way home  *lol*. The book bike (A10) ran great apart from a tight brake lever which caused an occasional clutch slip, cured as soon as I got home.
Hi Angus, my dear old dad still lives in Flowton, just outside Hadleigh, Suffolk, anywhere near you?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1929 on: 15.10. 2021 08:53 »
Hi Angus, my dear old dad still lives in Flowton, just outside Hadleigh, Suffolk, anywhere near you?
Yep, I am in Felixstowe, but as we can only go west so I ride round the Hadleigh area quite a bit and through Flowton on occasion
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1930 on: 15.10. 2021 09:52 »
It's been 3 weeks since Wortluck told us he had covid.
Wonder how he is? Anyone heard?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1931 on: 15.10. 2021 10:29 »
It's been 3 weeks since Wortluck told us he had covid.
Wonder how he is? Anyone heard?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1932 on: 17.10. 2021 22:41 »
Hi Angus, my dear old dad still lives in Flowton, just outside Hadleigh, Suffolk, anywhere near you?
Yep, I am in Felixstowe, but as we can only go west so I ride round the Hadleigh area quite a bit and through Flowton on occasion

Wow, small world,  well Angus if you are out on the bike, passing Corner Cottage one day and see a bewhiskered older gentlemen in his garden, give him a hail.  Even better stop and say hi as he would love to see you and your machine. He enjoys a natter and will regail you with tales of he and his brother's epic journeys on the Rudge Ulster...

Be careful on that lane though heading toward the village as he still has a licence  *eek*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1933 on: 18.10. 2021 09:08 »
It's been 3 weeks since Wortluck told us he had covid.
Wonder how he is? Anyone heard?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1934 on: 18.10. 2021 10:22 »
Rode out to the Essex branch Guzzi Club meet up yesterday. This month it was near Battlesbridge, so not a great ride for me. I took Hardley.
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