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A simple little job no problem
« on: 26.10. 2013 17:07 »
Boy comes back on A10 and says horns not working. Take a look, see loose wire to horn, OK easy. Go to do job and find grub screw on back of horn missing, can not get to it.
Remove head light, can not get to it.
Remove nacelle/cowling around forks get to it fit new grub screw and tighten against loose wire.
Spot fork leg has dropped, get pulling tool to pull back up, nut drops off end into fork leg  *angry*.
Much swearing *problem* *problem*
Undo front break, remove wheel, remove mudguard, remove fork leg, tip out fork oil and find nut.
Repair fork leg pulling tool.
Refit fork leg, refit mudguard, refit wheel can’t it won’t fit
Much swearing *problem* *problem*
Leave for 10 days
Undo fork legs  and loosen in yoke.
Refit wheel, pull up fork legs and tighten everything up. Refit nacelle, refit break and check everything horn work, front break works.
Ok no swearing now do I brave my luck and go and refit the headlight to finish the job, what could go wrong, NO wait I said that 10 days ago when I went to put the wire back onto the horn.
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Re: A simple little jon no problem
« Reply #1 on: 26.10. 2013 17:11 »
Some days it's best to stay in bed!

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Re: A simple little jon no problem
« Reply #2 on: 26.10. 2013 17:11 »
Brilliant.
Been there...well not there exactly, but I think we've all run into those 10 minute jobs. Can you imagine if you'd taken it to a garage?
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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #3 on: 26.10. 2013 20:10 »
Sounds like a normal job in my shed. *pull hair out*
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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #4 on: 26.10. 2013 20:32 »
Well the headlight went back on Pilot working headlight working just check against the A7 to see if the dip and main are the same way around. A7 no lights dead battery (AGAIN)  *angry* *angry*. Seams to have a slow drain somewhere as when left for a while without a decent run it goes flat. It fine when engine running good lights (well OK normal 6v lights) and appears to charge although never very rapidly.
anyway take seat off etc etc etc etc etc etc.
I am supposed to be rebuilding a matchless G80 and I seam to have lost the ability to do even simple things on bike I know quite well.
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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #5 on: 26.10. 2013 22:16 »
Hello Angus
If make you feel any better it took 2 hours to try to fit a rocker box.  I was so frustrated I left it for a week.  Jeff

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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #6 on: 26.10. 2013 23:27 »
yeah but is the horn working?
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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #7 on: 26.10. 2013 23:46 »
Over here we call it "Murphy's Law", which translates to....

What can go wrong, will go wrong, and always at the most inopportune moment possible.

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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #8 on: 28.10. 2013 10:30 »

 Don't get me started... !!! *conf*
 I've said all along,if the original Murphy had've ahem 'fallen in the water' at birth, we wouldn't have any of this...no offense to any Murphy's here tho'....

 I feel your pain Angus, it's in the 4th dimension(sorry, that's a joke between friends from elsewhere, just go with it)
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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #9 on: 28.10. 2013 11:21 »
Angus ,very like the day i thought I'd dropped the inner nut on the rockerbox down the pushrod tunnel ,it was only after I'd taken the box of and couldn't find where I thought it should have fallen ,that scratching head I looked around and saw the bloody thing on the floor ," oh how fortunate "I was heard to exclaim loudly !!!!BobH
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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #10 on: 28.10. 2013 13:31 »
Now the wind has gone along with the garden fence  *work* *work* *angry*
I have been out and checked, yes the horn works.
+++ the A& has light and horn again with a fully charged battery. Next simple task fit a little plug so I can charge it without taking the seat of etc etc etc
Anyway two working bikes so I happy sod the fence  *smile* *smile*
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Re: A simple little job no problem
« Reply #11 on: 28.10. 2013 20:31 »
Angus,
               When I want to charge the battery, I pull the live wire out of the brake switch and connect onto it.

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