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Online KiwiGF

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1560 on: 01.03. 2021 09:25 »
Ah you made it, we chose the Inland Rd to get back from chch, where we found some pubs 😁
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1956 A10 Golden Flash (1st finished project)
1949 B31 rigid “400cc” (2nd finished project)
1968 B44 Victor Special (3rd project,in progress)
2001 GL1800 Goldwing, well, the wife likes it
2007 KTM 950 Adventure, cos it’s 100% nuts

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1561 on: 06.03. 2021 20:37 »
Made some progress on the project's starter today after spending a couple or so weeks sketching and re-sketching the gearbox to accomodate availability of bevel gears / space available etc. (the drive has to turn through 90* before finishing in a 1:3 reduction sprocket & chain onto the crankshaft). Not helping is my inability to successfully weld aluminium, meaning delays as I wait for a mate of mine to do the next bit. He used to run a stainless and alloy fabrication shop, so the wait is tolerable given his welds are a work of art.
Started a few days ago with 4mm plywood mock-up to ensure it would all fit. I picked up the first weld job on Friday, where Russ welded the base to the support bracket. Today I made the rest of the bits (6mm alloy) and dropped them off to him ready for phase two of the welding.
Photos are 1) sketch, 2) wood mock up, 3) trial fit and 4) the modified Firestorm starter motor. Note redesigned mounting at front and removal of original rear mounting, which would have stuck into the toolbox if left on.
'49 B31, '49 M21, '53 DOT, '58 Flash, '00 Firestorm, Weslake sprint bike.

Online Peter in Aus

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1562 on: 07.03. 2021 08:20 »
This is what Richard (Orabanda) and his better half, did with his bike today on his A10 SR.  This is him setting off on the 2ed leg of the IHC Bunbury 2 Day Rally, the last of 200 bikes to leave. He won the overall winner trophy.
Peter

Busselton West Australia
49 A7 longstroke
58 A10  SA

Online RichardL

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1563 on: 07.03. 2021 17:37 »
How long have I pondered and planned for the day when I could get the top end mounted on my A7 bottom end? To learn this I had to research when I bought the new gudgeon-pin circlips I meant to install yesterday. Turns out, I bought them in September of 2018. Obviously, the melting glacier finally exposed them. So, with some level of long-awaited anticipation, I went to install them, only to learn that I had ordered (or was erroneously shipped?) A10 circlips, which are a bit bigger. Oh, boy, now I get to wait for a shipment before crossing this milestone.

Richard L.
Plan on signing up for the world-wide 2020 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDEon September 27, 2020. This year it's a solo or pillion ride in dapper attire. Watch website at https://www.gentlemansride.com for details.


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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1564 on: 07.03. 2021 18:23 »
Oh, boy, now I get to wait for a shipment before crossing this milestone.

If it wasn't for those pesky kids...

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #1565 on: 07.03. 2021 18:34 »
   Richard. Prepare something to cover the crankcase mouth if the pistons and crankcase are all assembled. Circlips are devious little S.O.B's, all too easy for them to flick off onto the abyss. 10 minute job that take 3 hours.  Half a  minute to lose it, 2 hours 59 min to find the pesky blighter. Half minute to curse.  As for the size, that mistake has been made more times than you think.

 Swarfy.