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Offline renos-a10

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First Start
« on: 28.01. 2011 08:56 »
Hi all ,

 After hard work last 4 months i hope that this weekend i start my BSA A10 (1960 ).Last night i am workig until 01:30 at the morning and i rebuilt the engine.Last work in the weekend and  ..... start my little girl   *smile*
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Re: First Start
« Reply #1 on: 28.01. 2011 09:25 »
Good luck.
Have a fire extinguisher nearby.....

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Re: First Start
« Reply #2 on: 28.01. 2011 09:39 »
Ahh, that feeling of enthusiasm and inspiration. Yes, careful with the petrol, and use some solid shoes to kick it. (The kickstart, not the bike!  *smile* )
 Good luck.

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Re: First Start
« Reply #3 on: 28.01. 2011 10:55 »
Yes i know that.I am careful for kick it. But if kick me ....  *smile*  don't worry ... i will be careful.

Thanks for wishes.
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Re: First Start
« Reply #4 on: 28.01. 2011 16:02 »
Some people look forward to the first signs of spring which is the sound of a cuckoo in the English countryside, but for me you cannot beat the sound of an A10 firing up for the first time. All the best.
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Re: First Start
« Reply #5 on: 28.01. 2011 19:29 »
Good luck Renos,
                       it's a great feeling when you get it going for the first time.
 First check once running is any noises (bang, clunk, rattle), the second is oil returning to the tank.
 Then the real fun bit, first ride around the block.
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Re: First Start
« Reply #6 on: 28.01. 2011 20:33 »
Needs to be completely  *whistle*illegal with no helmet


...sorry friday night red wine and you guys for company.

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Re: First Start
« Reply #7 on: 28.01. 2011 21:50 »
Hi All,
YES a great feeling when you start up a new project for the first time,
Not without its nagging doubts ???? ????
Did I tighten this or that ???? ????
did I give the bore/bigend or whatever enough clearance ???? ????

Had it today,
Fired up the ZB34 goldie thats been on the bench for too long  *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile*
Now waiting for the final few bits before road testing

Cheers
John O R

Now to get the Triton  on the other bench finished  ;)
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Re: First Start
« Reply #8 on: 31.01. 2011 09:38 »
Hi all ,
 Thanks everybody ....  i wake up on Saturday ( 5 o'clock in the morning ) . I finish the last thinks ( oil , sparks , gas ... etc).
I smoke 2 cigarete and at 8 o'clock  .... the engine START.... All sound great. The oil come bank on oil tank , valves sound great.

I go first ride and all sound great. I am happy to finish this bike.Now i must only ride for 1000 miles.

I LOVE THIS.. *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile*
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Re: First Start
« Reply #9 on: 31.01. 2011 09:54 »
Brilliant stuff Renos, congratulations! and I love the two cigarette detail, so English.

Enjoy many more miles to come.
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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Re: First Start
« Reply #10 on: 31.01. 2011 09:57 »
Thanks  ;)
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Re: First Start
« Reply #11 on: 02.02. 2011 13:22 »
Well done Renos.  *smile* Another BSA on the road.  *eek*

Re the nagging doubts, I guess that by nature I'm a worryer, I mean I will check that all the doors and windows are locked about 18 times before going to bed, then 20 minutes later, I will have to go down to make sure the garage light is off!
Anyroadup, knowing this, and knowing what a job it is to pull a set of barrels off to make sure that - Yes I did fit all four circlips, and they are all still in the grooves - I now check and write it in a book and take photos as I go. So when I'm standing there with my foot on the kick start, wondering - did I torque all four big end bolts -  I can look in my book and instant satisfaction.  *smile*

Regards

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