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Test ride this morning
« on: 16.06. 2013 14:52 »
Took the old girl out for a decent ride today since rebuild. Took a few tools, a mobile phone and my RAC Card. I put a screwdriver in my jacket pocket !!. It went like a dream around the country lanes of sunny Paglesham in Essex. I found that my size 9's were a bit heavy on the gearbox which I will learn to control. Went very well and caused a few heads to turn in the villages, probably caused by my new Gold Star exhausts. When I did have to stop the tick over was up a bit, out came that useful screwdriver and bingo the correct tick over. Superb oil return thanks to the SRM pump. What a pleasure to get out again since last summer on my Model 8 AJS.
Thanks for all the good and sound advice you have all supplied me since I joined in October 2012.

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Re: Test ride this morning
« Reply #1 on: 16.06. 2013 15:40 »
That first ride is fabulous isn't it; bit like a first kiss!

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Re: Test ride this morning
« Reply #2 on: 16.06. 2013 20:40 »
 Great to hear Colin. Didn't take all that long either.
1st ride screwdriver in pocket is the correct procedure, they all need to be adjusted once hot.

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Re: Test ride this morning
« Reply #3 on: 17.06. 2013 21:19 »
Sorry fellas, not setting a very good example am I.
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Re: Test ride this morning
« Reply #4 on: 18.06. 2013 12:22 »
Main thing with the gearchange is to take your time. These bikes have quite heavy flywheels which don't like to change speed quickly.

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Re: Test ride this morning
« Reply #5 on: 18.06. 2013 15:26 »
Muskrat I think the moderator told us off very quietly, some of the thread is now gone. No harm meant by all parties.

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