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Offline rocker21

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Re: Time for a rebuild
« Reply #45 on: 12.02. 2015 12:17 »
I have used Rob walker Engineering Nr Witney  in Oxfordshire, superb workmanship, not the quickest but definitely good and reasonable prices.
have a look at his web site.

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Re: Time for a rebuild
« Reply #46 on: 12.06. 2015 13:05 »
Right update. Yeah I know its been ages and I am useless. I shall post some of the rebuild pics. But she is now back on the road being run in. I tend to ride as normal but don't over stress on the hills and no fast getaways from the lights *smile*


ready for the engine machine work to be done


sad without the engine


back from the shop


clean bit and rebored cylinders


setting endfloat


going back together

I will post a picture of the finished beasty soon


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Re: Time for a rebuild
« Reply #47 on: 08.07. 2015 13:15 »
Well she has reached the magical 500 mile mark so is run in  *smile*. A couple of leaks of course the gearbox while on the side stand and a small leak from the head joint which might explain some oil burning. I forgot to aneal the gasket thinking a new one would be fine-wrong. This is the first time I have forgotten and the first time I have had a leaky headgasket. Still got stuttering on acceleration getting worse as it gets hotter which points to Magneto(if its chilly I hardly notice it).
The thing is ,normally when a mag starts to fail, it goes downhill quite rapid, but this issue has been plaguing my bike for 2-3 years of constant riding 25 miles a day ????

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Re: Time for a rebuild
« Reply #48 on: 08.07. 2015 13:22 »
Wheres  Beezergezzer when you need him
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Re: Time for a rebuild
« Reply #49 on: 08.07. 2015 13:35 »
I know. With that in mind I have a mag rebuilder close to where I work called Paul Bruschan in Aylesford Kent. Has anybody used him for work etc