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Offline Terry in Australia

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28400 on: January 31, 2020, 04:13:21 pm »
Good pick up Dave, I presume that was your mate who died recently? He'll be happy it went to someone who'll use it, or pass it on to others who will. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28401 on: February 01, 2020, 01:38:11 am »
yep you guessed correct Terry.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28402 on: February 01, 2020, 06:30:12 am »
I finished rebuilding the 069 carbs for the new "f"er, so now its time to put some oil and gas in it and see if I can make it run on cheap ebay pods!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28403 on: February 02, 2020, 12:37:04 pm »
I finished rebuilding the 069 carbs for the new "f"er, so now its time to put some oil and gas in it and see if I can make it run on cheap ebay pods!

Buy yourself a set of jet drills mate, and the world is your oyster. If you've got an F2/3 with PD carbs, they run particularly lean when the accelerator pump isn't in use, so drilling out your main jets to compensate for more air flow is a cheap way of obtaining a smooth running bike at cruising speeds. If it won't idle, check your pilot jets, they're probably blocked. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28404 on: February 04, 2020, 08:51:00 am »
Got my engine back together. I'm into month 3 of my first real restoration. Getting real close to finishing it all up.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28405 on: February 04, 2020, 08:53:09 am »
Attempted to install saddlebags on the bike. Now I have to make a few modifications as it isn't a direct fit.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28406 on: February 04, 2020, 11:24:36 am »
The story so far: 400/4 brought back form a barn in early January having lain there for twelve years. Engine was stripped, blasted painted and reassembled. Everything but the frame, tank and sidepanels  has been painted and lots of parts cleaned and zinc plated. New forks and front brake fitted, most of the ignition system and about £1500 in odd bits. Object, a tidy useable bike, not a showpiece. Problems: Sheared engine mounting lower bolt which will need drilling out from the left hand side. 300mm long drill bit on order so I can use the frame mounting as a guide. Coils and condensers all shot and cam chain you could tie a knot in. Whole engine and much of frame painted (term used loosely) black. Instruments horrible. Spokes rusty, rims poor.

Day 31 of the rebuild. Head back on cam timed in, rocker cover ready to fit. Wiring loom to go back on at the weekend and carbs to be rebuilt next week. Should have it running in ten days' time and then run it around for a week before rebuilding the wheels.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28407 on: February 04, 2020, 03:56:18 pm »
I rode mine. 70 in central Florida today.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28408 on: February 06, 2020, 11:10:45 am »
Half the rocker cover bolts plated. Cover gently bolted one. Clutch cover painted, new oil seal and for the first time in my ownership, I kicked it over 'cos it now has a kickstart!   Once the top is bolted on, I can break out the oil and find out if it will stay inside the motor ...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28409 on: February 06, 2020, 05:54:19 pm »
While waiting for my parts to arrive, I clicked on the USPS tracking to discover my package is visiting several area post offices getting farther away from my house. 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28410 on: February 06, 2020, 11:02:14 pm »
I rode it 100 miles!  Last registered 2016, rebuilt carbs ($18), cheap pods w/ bench synch, and went for it...very pleased!   Of course, its a Honda (77 550f).
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28411 on: February 06, 2020, 11:50:05 pm »
picked up the last one today,that makes three!i might keep this one its the most complete an early 72 and was told it runs,popped the cap when i got home,glad i didnt turn the fuel tap on looks pretty rancid!this has a 550 in it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28412 on: February 07, 2020, 06:27:23 pm »
Finished rebuilding carbs and started restoring the front brakes. These parts are from a race bike
that I am putting back on the street. The PO added a second caliper and a Yamaha FZR master cylinder.
It has a Mega cycle cam, 458, and Yoshima exhaust as well as a custom 4-4 exhaust which was mandated when AHRMA made a rule change.

Lots more to do.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28413 on: February 08, 2020, 07:13:13 am »
All I could do was look at them, and wish like hell they ran, so I could ride them........

But heading to Pigeon Forge for the weekend to celebrate the wifey's birthday.
If it ain't raining, I'm riding.....~~{iii}?~~prost

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28414 on: February 08, 2020, 08:57:31 am »
Looked at my bikes that have got their things done witing for spring with sandless streets and roads.
Saw my old helmet from 1990 that was in need of a clean and back in its bag.

Maybe someone will build a Dominique Sarron replica bike and need a matching helmet, Shoei Sarron replica XL. From those days when they had various graphics like Eddie Lawson etc.
Until then a reserve helmet.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28415 on: February 08, 2020, 12:10:10 pm »
Screwed the new tappet caps in.  As I tightened the last one, it shattered, pouring shrapnel into number four exhaust valve spring pocket. Once the rocker cover was off, I saw the oil return path to the bottom of the engine and, as I couldn't be sure that onthing had gone down it, the head had to come off again. I put it back on and kicked the engine over three times before the kickstart failed again so I decided to start fitting the coils on to find that the new one is a different size. Came in from the cold and poured myself a whisky before spending another chunk of money at Long John Silver's.
Good shafts and kickstart knuckles being unobtainable, I shall have to design a suitable repair.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28416 on: February 08, 2020, 12:19:08 pm »
Bags are almost fully installed. I'm thinking of painting them black or blue.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28417 on: February 16, 2020, 01:31:15 pm »
Just picked up this K2 today. 4,200 miles. one owner. Hasnt run since 1995. I think she'll clean up nicely.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28418 on: February 16, 2020, 01:38:45 pm »
Just picked up this K2 today. 4,200 miles. one owner. Hasnt run since 1995. I think she'll clean up nicely.

Nice score. 8)  That looks like a Hondaline rack & backrest.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28419 on: February 16, 2020, 02:07:46 pm »
spent a couple hours trying to remedy a wet fouling plug, cyl 1, on a rebuilt cb750k4.  broke out a set of nos points ive been hiding, set gap to .014, static timed, then strobe timed and had to nudge the points plate to the right a bit to get f mark nicely lined up.  then i broke out the carb sync and fiddled with the throttle slides.  after adjusting the 1 slide the most and getting all the sync gauges looking pretty even, took it out for a ride.  now its a bit on the lean side, but what a vast improvement and the 1 plug is looking immensely better and not wet at all. thank god b/c i was starting to think i might have to tear down again.  im running 105 mains, 40 idle, .50 over pistons, stock box/filter, 17/48 gears, 4:1's. think i may go back to 110s but i am pretty pleased so far, more needs to be done tho. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28420 on: February 17, 2020, 02:54:38 am »
Fitted the wiring loom and new switches. Installed a new set of cables then checked out the electrical system before timing in the ignition. Just the back end tidying and carbs to go.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28421 on: February 18, 2020, 04:10:20 pm »
Installed a Hindle exhaust on the Rickman CR.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28422 on: February 18, 2020, 09:46:04 pm »
Bags are almost fully installed. I'm thinking of painting them black or blue.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28423 on: February 19, 2020, 08:42:37 am »
Bags are almost fully installed. I'm thinking of painting them black or blue.

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Oh jesus. Imagine explaining that to the boat owner.

I have hoped that the bags wouldn't get in the way. I see a lot of bikes starting to lane split here even though it's not legal. I definitely won't try that with the bags on.





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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28424 on: February 21, 2020, 06:43:11 pm »
Got back to drilling on the VLX600 that I broke a grade 8 bolt off in the rear of the frame.
I need to buy better drill bits. about 30 min and finally most ofnthe way back through it.
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