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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #736823
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wait, wait . . .

i have the big collars, not a stud in the head.

kommando, are these things from andover what you're talking about?

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and do you mean a metallic copper anti-seize lubricant? i have loads of this around:


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: kevin roberts] #736835
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
by the way, what's the best way to keep those exhaust nuts from backing out on commandos?

I was going to utilize a method used on some dirt bikes, and get a hole drilled in the nut, a hole drilled in a fin, fit an exhaust spring to hold the nut in a tightening direction...

But, a short while after I bought my P-11, someone developed a wrench that fit onto the exhaust nut fins, so I just put an extension on the torque wrench, and so far, NO problems!

Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #736840
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Andover Norton bronze ones are as good as any, they do look nice and chunky but check they are not the short 850 balance pipe ones as the long ones give you more options with exhaust pipes. Yes that is the copper grease, as you will be doing these up tight when hot you need something to protect the threads when you come to undo them as carbon gets into the gap.

Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737017
05/30/18 1:15 am
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That's a fine story there Kevin...but I can't help with exhaust nuts on a Commando. BSAs don't have em. If yer not working this weekend come on over to the OVBSAOC rally.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737020
05/30/18 1:34 am
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my neighbor up the road wants to buy a motorcycle of some sort to commute to the coal mine. he has no idea what he wants, although he had a KX400 for a while that he didn;t like because he couldn't keep the front wheel on the ground. i'm going to see if i can get him to go with me to toronto this weekend to look around. dunno whether it will be saturday or sunday, though.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737027
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What do you mean "BSA's don't have em"?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737058
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Awoke my '66 Bonnie after a long sleep & gas tank patch, then decided to wake up my race bike after SEVEN YEARS!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737073
05/30/18 3:40 pm
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Sorry Dave! Well mine don't...


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737381
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...I polished the gbox and timing covers by hand with them in the bike, so not 100% right but close. Also drilled one of the holes for the patent plate that was filled when PO modified the cover to by pass the oil line.
I started with 100 grit and in couple of parts with 60! yes, plenty of heavy marks and numbers! (that looked like those bad jail tattoos made with pins) and finished all the way up to 2500 then buffing. All by hand cause you do not have enough space to use an electric polisher.
About 1 1/2 hour per cover (Triumph 750) bent there in the floor to have them done.

Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737547
06/03/18 5:08 pm
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Checked the tyre pressure and rolled out the mutt T-150 stopped for a travel drink (vanilla coke) and gas. Took off for 2 hrs. to no where just beebop'n around the county. Not too hot yet and nice breeze. Ocean flat and lots of boats out early on the river.

Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737558
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worked on 72 commando project installed inner primary cover, crankshaft sprocket/primary chain/clutch assembly installed coils and coil bracket and plug wires...left to do...Pazon/Podtronics, wiring harness, carb, near rotor/stator....


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1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #737827
06/06/18 3:28 am
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yesterday i finally took the tank off my 66 bitsa tbolt to see why it was dripping gasoline onto the crossover from the 70 engine exhaust pipes. the reason was that a large wad of loctite fuel tank sealer covering up a hole was working loose.

i didn't know i had a large wad of loctite fuel tank sealer covering up a hole under there.

no time to waste, needed a commuter, so i robbed the tank off my 69 project tbolt to see whether it would bolt on, which it did, with the help of a few fender wshers to space up the tank.

voila!

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now i need to go buy some new loctite fuel tank sealer so i can fix it right.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #738684
06/14/18 5:14 am
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Put the rear fender on Mr Jim and wired the tail light. The LED lamp I had is pitiful, so I put in a real 1157.
I think I've figured out the brake side of my rear-sets, using an old exhaust hanger mounted to the bottom two bolts of the engine mounting plate to move the brake pedal back. Only need to shorten the pull rod.
I had to order stock handlebar hardware and drag bars. The clip-ons which came with the bike simply will not tighten sufficiently on the fork tubes.


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92 BMW K100rs "Gustav"
72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #738770
06/15/18 5:14 am
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Tried to install the bushings for handlebars. But the outer part of the old bushings is still stuck in the trees.
I guess I'll just have to buy that reamer set from Hardly Great tools to get those out.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: DavidP] #738797
06/15/18 1:25 pm
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David,

no need for a reamer to get the bushes out in the top yoke. I have a puller to get the bushes out.

I ought to have access to a lathe and some 3/8" bolts, see attached sketch. Unfortunately the measurements are taken in mm, sorry for you guys over the pond.

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I hope this helps.

Chers!

Ph.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #738800
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Are you talking about the outer metal portion? Those should come out with a hammer and a drift. Use a hacksaw blade to cut through the metal first.

Ed from NJ

Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #738811
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For the heck of it, put on a chrome rear brake hub. Came off an old custom bike.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #738832
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Finished packing the rear wheel brgs. and put back on the wheel with a new sneaker on my 76 Airhead

Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: bodine031] #738844
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Originally Posted by edunham
Are you talking about the outer metal portion? Those should come out with a hammer and a drift. Use a hacksaw blade to cut through the metal first.

Ed from NJ

Thanks Ed,that's exactly what I ended up doing. I cut through each in two places and used an old screwdriver blade to hammer them out. Dressed the holes with a round file. New bushings are in the freezer, I'll install after supper.

Originally Posted by bodine031
Finished packing the rear wheel brgs. and put back on the wheel with a new sneaker on my 76 Airhead

I've already decided that when my K needs new rubber I'll cough up the bucks for someone else to put it on and lube the splines on the drive shaft. A man's got to know his limitations.


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92 BMW K100rs "Gustav"
72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #739074
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