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How many projects?
#804111 04/05/20 3:02 am
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This time tomorrow night my world will get a whole lot bigger if all goes as planned. And I will be nearer to my stagnated projects.... First up is fixing the tires on my bandsaw so I can start on Gerry's christmas present that she thinks she will never get..... Then I will start that project.... Putting my tools away that never got put away from doing the clutch on the truck over christmas. I forget what my barn looks like, I havent been there in so long. I know it needs a good cleaning.

I picked up a new sealed battery so I should be able to fire up the lightning . Ill get the other running bikes fired up to see if they are still running. Still need to put the new tank on the Goldie Flat Tracker...And see if I can fire that one up.........Might mess around with the Firebird Scrambler as well.... I had spark but it never would fire up. Then I have a lot to do on the Victor ..... Might be able to make a play date out of that project if the virus doesnt keep me locked down for more then a month. Probably will though..... And maybe I"ll get a chance to mock up the B33 to see what is missing......

Looking at my list here (which doesnt even include the stuff I need to fix in the house or my wifes sure to come honey do list)........ Ill need to be locked in for years to get this stuff done


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Well.....Where to start? There's the basement that is almost done, lacks some paint and a little trim.
All of the bikes need something- Race bike needs a motor rebuilt, red bike needs the motor borrowed from it returned, desert sled needs a pushrod tube reset but that can wait, Aermacchi needs to be serviced and restarted after 2 years, Same for the little Montessa.
Yardwork and landscaping- Build a new home and move in, guess what? It's not done! We're in the planning stages of what to do outside. I like the more natural or willy-nilly approach to landscaping. My wife not so much. She prefers a manicured look. Ground level patio- pavers or concrete? On the plus side, at least there is grass of some sort growing and I'm not polluting the local streams with runoff anymore.
I wound up with my Granddad's 71 GMC last fall when my brother in San Diego decided he didn't need it after a decade of not being used. It's in pretty good shape considering but there's always something to do on it. So far it's gotten a new wood bed, dual exhaust, intake gaskets, general cleaning..... Now we find the distributor advance isn't working for all the rust in it.

Thats enough for now...

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Bit luckier , I'm retired …. more time.
Wife wants to change the color of the kitchen , dinning room, and living room.
My chevy truck needs repair panels welded in, and repainted.
Baxter cycle is balancing and assembling bottom end of my A65 engine. I'll need to swap motors when I get it back. Hoping to run at ECTA - Arkansas mile in October.


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My list is long-ish...

1- Finish electrical and plumbing on the shop/hangar
2- Sitework and back-filling around the building
3- (insert long list of household honey-do's)
4- Wash truck (muddy mess from over a month of back-and-forth to the ranch)
5- Unload trailers into shop/hangar
6- Move stacks of bikes from shop/hangar into big trailer to make space in shop
7- Assemble Ultralight and begin ground testing before FINALLY flying again
8- Bike punchlist involving at least 6 or 8 bikes, only one major (crunchy sounds in top end)
9- Apply for Texas titles for 3 bikes while process is streamlined (by mail). At that point, ALL my bikes will finally be titled.


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Re: How many projects?
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My bike punch list for the shut in. They all need something. A lot of things are stuff I have been putting off, like fixing leaks. If I finish the list I still have a completely disassembled 73 Commando to work on.
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Re: How many projects?
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I've have completed my list.... grin

Biggest one was sort out the Fettling shed, all the bikes needed a good clean, then get Cochise running. Find that little Oil leak on the Commuter. Clean out the car, then do Janette's, cut the lawn. Rid Albert of the slight metal moth infestation, and teach Janette how to play Chess....Which is proving almost impossible.... shocked

Just over two weeks and it's done, how...? Well I used my 2hr rule, especially cleaning the fettling shed, that was a massive job, broke it down into sections, and did 2hrs a day on a section, then moved onto one bike for 2hrs, then the next, and so on. This meant I didn't get fed up with doing the same job, although I DID get fed up with cleaning the Fettling shed, MAN that WAS a task.... tired

So now it's all done, what now...? Well unlike you lot, it seems my work in the Hell Hole is essential, a parcel from Italy needs getting to the UK. So I've got to end my Holiday, that I'd booked for a special reason, that got bloody cancelled, has now come to an end. SO tomorrow I'm back in the Hell Hole, hoping I don't get ill, cos once all this shyte is over, my special reason will happen...And THAT Yarn will be a good one.... beerchug


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Well, I'm pleased to be ahead of schedule. 3 out of 4 bikes are ready, save for painting. I can turn my full attention to the A65, or riding the others.
Though I do hope to have my driveway paved and a proper work shed erected.


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First job completed --- Internet is working ..... Gerry can work now ... Onto the next thing on the list...... Fix the well pump so i dont have to turn it on and off manually...... This might be easy or it might be hard .... We shall see . But if I dont do it next , I will be called in from the barn everytime her'n'doors needs to turn the tap on .....


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Originally Posted by wadeschields
.... Fix the well pump so i dont have to turn it on and off manually.....
Dealt with one for about a decade.
The low limit pressure switch was the usual culprit.

Ours was in a below grade vault, always damp so the contacts would corrode.
Aimed an IR chick brooder light at it and that stopped it (at least till the light burned out).
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Yeah I already bought a new switch . I think I need to drain the pressure/water swap the switch then fill the tank with the correct pressure the turn the water back on.


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'66 Bonnie needs the trickle charger onto the battery and all should be well.
Triton is sitting in the museum, doesn't really need anything for a couple of years.
'67 Bonnie needs new tires, battery, total flushing, fresh lubricants, and clean carbs.
'69 BSA needs a new handlebar and footpeg straightened (trailer accident). "Wake-up", and Title swap.
Race bike (bitsa Bonnie) needs to get out and ride, bit it's not street legal; so...
'70 Bonnie needs a battery swap (new one on the shelf), title swap, and ready to ride.
'71 BMW R75 needs a proper battery, net tires, and title swap
'72 Rickman Montesa is ready to have some fun if the rain will let up for more than a few hours.
'74 Norton Commando VR880 replica needs the valves looked at, new rear tire, and battery.
'75 Norton Prototype bike needs a new battery, proper handlebar mounts, and a proper front wheel bearing spacer.
'81 Honda CB650 Four needs a battery and title transfer
'82 Honda MB5 needs the instrument cluster swapped for a new one on the shelf, a bit of wiring clean-up, and title application.
'83 Honda VF750F Interceptor needs carbs cleaned, tank flushed, oil change, battery & tires.
'92 Yamaha TDM850 needs carbs cleaned, tank flushed, new battery and title swap
'00 Triumph Legend 900 triple needs idiot light bulbs replaced, otherwise ready to ride.
'02 Triumph Bonnie needs nothing.
'01/03 Kawasaki ZRX1200R needs nothing.

6 bikes ready to ride, though not all street legal.
4 bikes need more than a day's work, but not more than a long weekend.
7 bikes need minor stuff including paperwork.

I do have a heck of a lot of work to sort out what all equipment and tools will get unloaded from the two trailers to be in my new shop, and what basic tools & stuff will stay home in my garage. It will be a long, nutty game of musical chairs to get that mess sorted...

...oh, can't forget my friend Jimmy's 66 rat rod Tiger that was half way underwater in Hurricane Harvey; it needs a serious cleanup and make-run...

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Ugg .... Fixed everything only to realize that the gauge is broken as well. Trying to find a hardware store that will let me pay in advance and pick it up at the door.


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Oh no !!! Gauge replaced and I turn the thing on... Wont shut off..... Wound up unscrewing both of the adjusters nuts till the springs are just dangling loose and it still wont shut off.... I assume I have a bad switch..... Weird thing though.... The pressure fluctuates between 60 and 70 psi no matter how long its running..... Supposed to be a 40 60 switch. I had fill the tank with 50 lb of air at first but dropped it to 40 .... No change .... Guess I will try a new switch tomorrow.... Ugg Im never gonna get to the barn


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Finally figured it out ..... Switches were all fine ...... I checked the pressure line and it was not clogged but I had a suspicion so I took a chance and turn on the pump with the hose off and sure enough no water was coming out . So I got the AMAL drill bit out and a needle sized pick and I dug the crud out of the hole. Everything working great now. Ill be in barn tomorrow working on bikes again thumbsup


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How many projects? At least three more than I have time to complete.


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First I’ve seen of this topic, but I rarely venture into the rod and tappet to be honest.

Well apart from some grass seed the back garden is now finished,

Still need to dig some drainage for the front garden

Finish the wardrobes off in the bedroom (which Vicky actually paid someone else to do as I didn’t have time... had I been home they would have been finished, she is too lax with workmen)

Finish wiring the garage and put up one more row of LED lighting.

Make Vickys fire globe

Also finish making the bloomin garden architecture. (I’m not pleased with this project)

Finish working on the oif thunderbolt, get it ready for registration.

Put some different needles in the Lightning (easy enough job but working on it makes me miss not being able to go out on it)

D10 bantam sport project

D14 trials bike project.

Although the last two haven’t been started, but the sportsman project could probably be assembled and give me a rough idea what I need.... that said the wheels aren’t built so it’s probably best left in bits for now.


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

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Since Ive gotten out of the house on Friday .. I have ...

Rough assembled a basket case

Put all of my tools away

Discovered missing part on my chainsaw

Decided the cheat fix on my bandsaw wont work and ordered the correct tires and drive belt and a new blade

Cleaned out the bottom of the barn . Tossed a lot a mouse infested shite

reorganized the good stuff--- Made my wife happy when she looked into the barn smile

Burned two piles of brush.

Charged one dead battery

and still managed to post it all on Britbike wink


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I havent gotten very far on my list and new stuff pops up....

Just today

Fired up a couple bikes yesterday. Today the heading wasnt working

It was working then then it wasn't.... These 4 wires just had tape on them seems light something came apart.... Cant to tell where these are supposed to go ... I tried a few combinations and got nothing......

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Saw this engine stand on FB and thought Id try it... Simple enough so slapped on together . Inside dimensions are 9 x 5

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Then one thing on my list was to get the chainsaw back together and working.... Gerry heard it fire up and suddenly I had trees to cut down shocked

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Love it when Lightning strikes!


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Another project on my list is to make Gerry coffee table and today I got to using the bandsaw I fix over the weekend and made the templates fro the table ... Set it up in the living room so she can get a feel for how it will look and the size and everything

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Originally Posted by wadeschields
It was working then then it wasn't.... These 4 wires just had tape on them seems light something came apart.... Cant to tell where these are supposed to go ... I tried a few combinations and got nothing......

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Don't know. I've never seen a red/black or a red/green wire on a Brit bike.


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Pre and post oif use different colours for different things (relative to when things got added on over the years on effectively the same bike layout) the red/green is the oil pressure switch, this would just go to the bulb then earth. On the oif this is white and brown. (W/Br is used from key to ammeter on the pre oif bikes)

Red/black is for the pilot light... if I remember right that colour goes back to pre unit bikes. I think the oif is brown and green, which makes more sense.

All I know from that picture is it wants a tidy up in there. Limit the wires looping around other things and if you can get some Japanese style terminals, they are far better insulated and more compact, giving you more room in your headlight and less chance of one of those darn shitty connectors coming loose or exposing a live when you put your headlight back in. If you think about it when that headlight is in everything is surrounded by a ground just waiting for something to short out.


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Originally Posted by DavidP
Don't know. I've never seen a red/black or a red/green wire on a Brit bike.
Isn't there a Green wire with red stripe to most Lucas tail lights?


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