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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #30 on: 08.03. 2019 10:47 »
G'day Fellas.
Trying to get a Davy water pump with a Suzuki 160cc 4 stroke motor going. With the help of two mecanics and coil test and carb ultrasonic clean it still wouldn't start, even with "Start ya bastard". The pull start wouldn't spin it fast enough. Mechanic #1 had his Kelpie dog with him so used a longer rope around the spindle about 20 times and tied the other end to the dog's collar. Got a bone out of the fridge and threw it out the door. Motor fired straight up!!!
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #31 on: 08.03. 2019 11:33 »
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #32 on: 08.03. 2019 12:35 »
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Mechanic #1 had his Kelpie dog with him

Lucky you , he might have owned a Dachshund *roll*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #33 on: 08.03. 2019 21:41 »
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GB did you get a licenced gas fitter to connect the gas and issue a `safe to use` certificate?
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well if you did he missed that the height of whole unit needs to go up, cheers 
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #34 on: 08.03. 2019 22:33 »
...the height of whole unit needs to go up, cheers
Having trouble reading those pics KWP. Could you change them for larger images, please?
I don't think the cooker legs will extend much further than they are. I might have to pad them. The previous cooker had the same height as the worktops.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #35 on: 09.03. 2019 01:02 »
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #36 on: 09.03. 2019 03:23 »
...the height of whole unit needs to go up, cheers
Having trouble reading those pics KWP. Could you change them for larger images, please?
I don't think the cooker legs will extend much further than they are. I might have to pad them. The previous cooker had the same height as the worktops.
GB, I think you may need to go to Specsavers , cheers
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #37 on: 09.03. 2019 05:57 »
Havent got any time to work on my bike, too busy riding it.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #38 on: 09.03. 2019 09:10 »
Just been able to get back to this site today in reply to my previous cooment, Greybeard I maybe did not explain properly at that time. I had to leave doing anything on the bikes that day because if you are a keen gardener you will know that now is a busy time for greenhouse work so had some urgent work to do in the greenhouse but when those bits arrived I suddenly got bored with the greenhouse and went back to the garage. But now everything has stopped greenhouse and garage because my wife has had to go into hospital for tests so not sure when I will get back to normal.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #39 on: 09.03. 2019 10:45 »
...the height of whole unit needs to go up, cheers
Having trouble reading those pics KWP. Could you change them for larger images, please?
I don't think the cooker legs will extend much further than they are. I might have to pad them. The previous cooker had the same height as the worktops.
Hi GB

It may be that the kitchen cabinet legs have been extended to the max, making the worktop too high. It would be a bugger lowering the worktop if you have tiles or splashbacks behind it so the answer may be to turn up some ali cups for the cooker feet to sit in and raise it by an inch. It would look better than blocks under the legs.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #40 on: 11.03. 2019 11:46 »
Mrs B took me for a lovely weekend away. Friday night on Rutland Water and Saturday night in Baslow. All a bit breezy, and in Derbyshire we had snow on the high ground on the Saturday night.

Next weekend I will be accompanying her to a funeral in Norfolk and we will probably stay up there on the Saturday night. So although I should have the T3 g/box and clutch parts back by then it is going to have to wait a little longer before reassembly.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #41 on: 12.03. 2019 16:27 »
Obviously another rule of physics dictates that the more free time of you have decreases the amount time available to work on our bikes or things we'd like to ! I've taken Mondays and friday afternoon's off from work solely to get more free time for what I want to do ,no bloody chance , so far this yr I've spent 2 hrs in the garage on the bikes, then had to fix the downstairs  toilet , then the Daughters house  flooded,caused by her central heating system 5 weeks in total of help required ( don't really mind that ) and then the  awful shitty weather . jeeez I'm ***** off! *problem* *problem* *problem* be glad to be able to go and get my hands dirty again.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #42 on: 20.03. 2019 01:27 »
I have to admit I've been a bit slack working on the bikes of late  *red*
My excuse for the last couple of months has been saving for my daughters wedding last weekend...
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #43 on: 20.03. 2019 09:51 »
Still waiting on the clutch pack and LM flywheel arriving for the T3. Meanwhile I'm off for a couple of days with some virally thing. Hoping everything will be back on track and coincide for Saturday, I could really do with at least getting this one back up on its wheels.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #44 on: 20.03. 2019 10:50 »
Test riding the rHonda 1100 after rebuild prevented me from looking at the A10 cafe's gearbox. Kick and gear levers seem a little sticky. The dowels in the outer cover look a bit 60 year oldish.
The Rhonda is sweet. 240kph on a short straight. 160 in third, 200 in forth  *smile*. Local cops were on their dinner brake  *razz*
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