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« Reply #425 on: November 13, 2019, 08:00:51 pm »
Thanks Vik, yeah, I found the clutch plate down the back of the pedestal grinder yesterday when I went out to the garage to get a Ginger Joe out of my beer fridge. What I think's happened is the wire wheel on my pedestal grinder has snatched the clutch plate out of my hand, and flung it back into my face at 1000 RPM, like a steel frisbee.

It's hit me across the bridge of my nose, smashing my nose, and the small bones around it, but I think my glasses stopped it from chopping into my eye, and the trauma to my left cornea was probably the lens of my glasses (which is still AWOL) hitting my eye, while at the same time protecting it from the sharp edge of the clutch plate. As Morini said, it could have been worse, if it hit me in the mouth, it could have taken my teeth out. I've only been back on solid foods for a few months after some complications from my stomach surgery, so I wouldn't be too happy if I couldn't eat again for awhile. ;D

Now for the final question...???

Were you wearing gloves of any sort...??? I presume your grinder turns clockwise, was it free hand or on a rest...???

If clockwise me thinks the plate hit the floor first and bounced up and got ya, prolly thats why youre here to tell the tale  :o

With gloves ya loose grip, ya cant win...!!!

Ya must be better if ya suckin piss already...

Onya mate...

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« Reply #426 on: November 13, 2019, 09:59:52 pm »
Thanks Vik, no gloves mate, I'd rather skin my knuckles than lose my grip, although of course, I did lose my grip......... No rest, the wire wheel grabbed it, it didn't hit the floor but may have hit the steel wall because my son said the reason he came running out was because he heard a big bang, and there is a skid mark on the wall. I've got an appointment with the plastic surgeon tomorrow, to see if/what surgery I'll need to make myself beautiful again. ;D
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« Reply #427 on: November 13, 2019, 11:36:24 pm »
You'll always be beautiful to us big fella

However don't forget to tell the doctor you need lots and lots of painkillers
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« Reply #428 on: November 14, 2019, 01:50:03 am »
Thanks Spotty, I certainly will, I just about had to put Dr Paaree in a headlock to get just 20 Endone tablets out of him yesterday! Well the best medicine for whatever ails you when you've got the motorcycle addiction is, of course, another motorcycle, so tonight my new friend Harry dropped off the remains of a K1. Just an engine and a frame, and a few other bits, but as you all know, there are plenty of CB750 parts out in the "Tardis" as Cliff calls my garage, so I'm sure I'll find what I need out there when the time comes to turn it back into a bike.

The K1 is my favourite CB750, my second 750/4 was a K1, and I rode the wheels off that thing once I put it back together, back in those days I paid $300 for it, and it came with a spare 750, which may have been a K0. I gave the spare bike away, but I know where it is, and one day I'll probably get it back. No biggie, right when I think all the old shed find bikes have gone, I find the remains of another one, so this will be a great project, but not before the big Z gets a guernsey.

Terry's new K1 project 14 Nov 2019 a by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

For all you guys who've never seen a CB750 that's dropped it's cam chain, have a look at this. I'll be doing a top end strip tomorrow just to see how much evil lurks within. It might be scary.......... ;D

Terry's new K1 project 14 Nov 2019 b by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr
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« Reply #429 on: November 14, 2019, 02:02:23 am »
 Are the case numbers K1 ? Head looks like a later one.
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« Reply #430 on: November 14, 2019, 02:24:55 am »
Thanks Frank, yep, here are the numbers. I have a minty K1 head out in my garage. ;D

Terry's new K1 project 14 Nov 2019 5 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

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« Reply #431 on: November 14, 2019, 02:37:46 am »
Now come on Terry , you can keep banging on about the K1 being your favourite but we all know about the soft spot you have for the K7's and 8's, otherwise why would you have bought my satanic trail bike, the ultimate expression of 7ness
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Check the K1 head for ex seals. My K2 smoked some extra with an old head with non sealed ex guides.  Much better with a refurbished K6 head.

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« Reply #433 on: November 14, 2019, 02:41:17 pm »
Thanks guys, at the plastic surgeon's clinic as I type this, and looking forward to getting home and whipping the head of that engine to entertain you all with images of whatever disasters lie within.

Spotty, the K7 will either be reborn as a K6, or at least "beautified" before some "Man Bun" wearing hipster with a Ned Kelly beard, skinny jeans and gymboots comes knocking on my door to hand me a pile of cash, for that pile of, er, whatever it is. All good, if it generates funds for more bike builds, I'll be happy.

The K1 head in my garage is a very early one Per, quite different from the heads I've seen on later K1's and from memory, doesn't have seals on the exhaust guides. My first K1 didn't have them either, but I don't remember it blowing smoke? I do have a bag full of new guides somewhere though, so I'll probably change them out.

The good thing is I'm going to the Bendigo Swap Meet tomorrow with my son Tim, so hopefully I'll find some K1 parts bargains. No rush though, there are a couple of bikes ahead of it in the rebuild line. ;D
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« Reply #434 on: November 14, 2019, 03:31:57 pm »
bendigo is always fun

if you see a zzr 1100 c tank let me know and get a contact number maybe

have fun and wear comfy shoes
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« Reply #435 on: November 14, 2019, 03:33:32 pm »
No worries, if I see one and it's cheap, I'll buy it. ;D
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« Reply #436 on: November 14, 2019, 04:02:26 pm »
Thanks guys, at the plastic surgeon's clinic as I type this, and looking forward to getting home and whipping the head of that engine to entertain you all with images of whatever disasters lie within.

Spotty, the K7 will either be reborn as a K6, or at least "beautified" before some "Man Bun" wearing hipster with a Ned Kelly beard, skinny jeans and gymboots comes knocking on my door to hand me a pile of cash, for that pile of, er, whatever it is. All good, if it generates funds for more bike builds, I'll be happy.

The K1 head in my garage is a very early one Per, quite different from the heads I've seen on later K1's and from memory, doesn't have seals on the exhaust guides. My first K1 didn't have them either, but I don't remember it blowing smoke? I do have a bag full of new guides somewhere though, so I'll probably change them out.

The good thing is I'm going to the Bendigo Swap Meet tomorrow with my son Tim, so hopefully I'll find some K1 parts bargains. No rush though, there are a couple of bikes ahead of it in the rebuild line. ;D

WTF...??? :o

Hope your not thinkin of floggin my pegged out K7 bits...!!!

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« Reply #437 on: November 14, 2019, 06:55:33 pm »
No mate, I've got more 750 parts in my garage than the average bloke could comprehend, so your parts are safe. ;D
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« Reply #438 on: November 14, 2019, 07:21:55 pm »
So it looks like my Bendigo Swap Meet trip is off, as they want to operate on me tomorrow. The surgeon has already told me that because the weekends are their busiest times I could get dropped off the list, so I suggested that we do it on Monday, but no, I need to be fcuked around by missing out on a "once a year" event so I can starve myself from midnight tonight, present myself at hospital at 0 dark 30, then hang around a fcuking hospital all day, just to be told that Dustin the drifter has wrapped his POS Nissan around a pole, killed a couple of his dopey mates, but now has priority over me, so I can fcuk off home and wait.

And the stupid thing is, I've got private health cover, so I can have surgery at my choice of hospitals by my choice of surgeons, so why the fcuk can't I go to the swap meet and have the surgery on Monday?

On top of that, they're worried about my eye, so they've sent me to the eye and ear hospital to get it checked out. I've just had 3 lots of drops in my eyes to dilate the pupils, and not only does it sting, my vision will be blurred for the next 4 to 6 hours. Of course I drove here so now I have to leave my car in the expensive car parking joint and get a cab home, and come back tomorrow to collect it, but of course, I'll be in fcuking hospital tomorrow, waiting for an operation that probably won't come off, when I should be at the swap meet, finding ZZR tanks for Spotty, and lots of K1 bargains, as well. Spew...... ;D
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« Reply #439 on: November 14, 2019, 08:13:12 pm »
That's it Terry, keeping a positive outlook is the best medicine and is going to help you get better quicker. I don't know how you do it!🙈🙉🙊
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« Reply #440 on: November 14, 2019, 08:22:26 pm »
Take it from an ex spurt on broken bulges Uncle Tez, the earlier they attack it the better off you'll be.
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« Reply #441 on: November 14, 2019, 08:46:10 pm »
pack of twunts those doctors are, never mind, just get yourself fixed

you never know, by next year maybe the hipsters will have moved on to something else ( i was going to say old film type cameras but apparently they're onto them already, maybe its time to shift that box of old ones onto ebay to pay for that elusive zzr tank) and the market will have dropped out of old honda parts making them far more realistically priced
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« Reply #442 on: November 14, 2019, 11:21:30 pm »
Quick healing with a full recovery. Like the new K1 project. I just picked up a frame with starting series 108.
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« Reply #443 on: November 17, 2019, 12:20:17 am »
Thanks guys, well I did drive home on Friday, and made it home alright, without killing anyone, but it was a bit scary driving with my eyes dilated. I found that wearing my sunglasses really helped, but it wasn't perfect. My son Tim drove me to the Bendigo swap meet after the surgeon called me on Friday night and said that there wasn't much point fronting up for surgery on Saturday, and even though I didn't find any ZZR tanks or K1 parts, I still had a good day, and according to my fitbit, I walked over 6 miles, so that had to be good. 

Swamp Rat Sunday Clutch Repair 4 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Today the weather was still good, so I decided to put the clutch back together. Rather than continue cleaning mine, I just pulled a complete clutch assembly out of my collection of spares, that looked nice and clean, then I individually cleaned and oiled every plate. Good to go.

Swamp Rat Sunday Clutch Repair 1 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

I also replaced the clutch cover as the one on the bike looks like someone has hit it with an axe.

Swamp Rat Sunday Clutch Repair 2 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

I reassembled the clutch, adjusted it, and thought I better see if it works. All good, but still only one gear (first) so I'll have to pull the selector cover off and see what's up. Was nice to actually ride it though, even if it was just up my driveway. ;D


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« Reply #445 on: November 17, 2019, 04:44:15 am »
WTF  ??? ::) you good peeper looks more worsta than the bad peeper that copped the blast, what the hell is going on, the konk looks ok, tell the plasso doc to stick it ...!!!  ;)

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« Reply #446 on: November 17, 2019, 08:51:29 am »
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« Reply #448 on: November 17, 2019, 05:51:17 pm »
Thanks guys, much appreciated! Sadly Vik, my nose is pretty bad. My glasses are sitting on the remains of the bridge of my nose, but when I (carefully) feel around it, there are lumps and bumps where the bridge used to be, so the surgery I'm having tomorrow is to open my nose up and try to line up enough pieces to make a new bridge, while adding a splint to hold it all in place, and removing all the slivers of bone that need to be taken out. Thanks to the wonders of general anaesthetic I'll be out to it, so as long as I don't wake up during the procedure, they can do what they like.

About a year ago my health insurer offered me a $5000 Cash back accidental injury policy on top of my private health cover and I personally thought it was a waste of $17 per month. I called them today to see if I've qualified for the $5K, and the guys said it looks like I've ticked all the boxes, so that'll be handy, I need some parts for my K1 build, my Kawasaki Z1000 "Mad Max" build, my RC51 build, and the K7 build, not to mention my BSA C11G and CX500 builds........ hmmnnn, maybe that $5K won't be enough? ;D
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« Reply #449 on: November 17, 2019, 06:38:32 pm »
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