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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4533
09/18/05 10:43 pm
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Hi Kev,
I had wondered previously about a speedo for your bike, but rereading your posts, I didn't know if you were looking for one.... Do you happen to know the particular clock # you're looking for?

Sorry, I can't help you with the tap sizes....
Brett

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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4534
09/19/05 8:40 am
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I have no idea of the Number, I thought the Smiths Chronomatic was pretty generic to most bikes at that time, although I reserve the right to be wrong on that point!
Anyway this is a picture (I never said it was a good picture) of one on a Golden Flash at Sammy Millers Museum....


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4535
09/20/05 9:55 pm
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Well more money spent on the old girl in the shape of a new regulator (see other thread)this is an V-Reg II - Dynamo Regulator. we will see how it works out when I attack the electrics again this week, I am also going to "flash" (oh er misses) the dynamo, and check the output of the same before fitting new regulator.
I almost sound as though I know what I am talking about laugh
Whilst I had my money out I was seduced by another shiney new thing, in the shape of a chrome headlight bowl with all the correct cutouts, which should replace the "wrong" one I was sold before, it does come with a new surround but alas no mounting bolts confused
I managed to get a center stand on e-bay, so I will be able to pull the rear wheel to have a new tyre fitted, as this needs doing before it hits the street.
well thats it for now.


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4536
09/21/05 2:57 pm
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How can days that start so good go so bad so quick?
Let me explain.... I bought a new regulator yesterday as the old one didn't appear to work, so I set to fitting the new one today, first job was to flash the dynamo, well that went fine, I then did a dynamo check with a bulb to see if it was working and no problems there either, infact the instalation sheet you get with the V-REG regulator talks you through these processes bigt So then it was tme to wire up the reg, and that all worked like a charm, and with the volt meter on the battery terminals I was getting just over 13volts at a fast tickover. smile

So next it was time to mount the new (second) headlamp shell, well all went well untill I tried to install the light switch, and found the hole was too small frown now this really frustrates me as I asked on the phone if the hole was the right size and I was told it was, so now I have to find either another light switch to fit, or get another headlamp bowl.


So I am looking for a light switch that will fit a 9/16th hole with a flat on one side, any ideas?

I did manage to fit the speedo today though, but that is a whole different story :rolleyes:


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4537
09/21/05 8:24 pm
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I would grind the hole out if I were you.

Good luck beerchug


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4538
09/22/05 1:36 am
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me too! or actually i would have left it black.

kev- did u sell the underslung headlite? i may be interested.

Re: Tales from the back yard... #4539
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Quote:
Originally posted by hacksaw:
i would have left it black.

kev- did u sell the underslung headlite?
I like the black too. but mine is rusted out.

The underslung is now winging its way to Denmark and its new owner.


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4540
10/01/05 3:02 pm
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It seems an age since I last posted, but I have been trying to source a replacement headlight, this is now done, and is complete with new ameter and switch, I wired it in today and all seems fine, I also replaced the clutch cable today, and put some new seals in the fuel line to cure a couple of leaks/seeps around the new petcocks/taps, that I fitted a bit back.
So now I am just waiting on a chain guard, a speedo cable, rear light, and rear tyre, then she can go in for the MOT test, nearly there.


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4541
10/02/05 9:28 pm
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Well it seems like I am finaly making some progress, and taking steps in the right direction, let me explain.
I don't think that there are many anciliary bits left to change/renew, as so far including the new levers I fitted today I have replaced...
wiring harness.
Regulator.
Levers.
Battery.
Saddle & springs.
Headlight unit, including light switch and ammeter.
Speedo.
Rear brake rod assembly.
Dip/horn switch.
Rear light unit.
Petcocks/fuel lines.
Clutch cable.
So that just leaves me the rear tyre, chain guard, and mudguard (tire & fender) to be sorted for the transport test, so that she can once again hit the open road. It has seemed like an uphill struggle at times, but I am sure it will be worth it?
Thanks for reading.
Kev.


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4542
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And for todays instalment, I fitted a new speedo cable, and a new horn, this was fitted at the front rather than move the horn wires to the back were it should be fitted.
The speedo cable seems too long, although I asked for the correct model and year? I removed the saddle again though as I want to have some new mounting brackets made for the front fixing.
Kev.


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2006 BMW R1200GS




Re: Tales from the back yard... #4543
10/10/05 4:11 am
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I would just like to say that is one nice looking bike you have there. And thank you for your input.

Re: Tales from the back yard... #4544
10/22/05 6:54 pm
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Well it looks as though my plunger has to find a new owner, as I have lost the place I was using to work on her, and as I live in an old terrace with no garden or workshop/garage, I have no other choice but to let her go.
Well it has been fun sharing my trials with you. thanks for the help offered.
Kev.


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1981 Harley FLH
2006 BMW R1200GS




Re: Tales from the back yard... #4545
10/22/05 9:34 pm
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Hi Kev
Thats a real shame I really enjoyed reading of your exploits and respected your perserverence and attitude you showed with this bike. I hope you keep it and find another space to keep your bike. Jeff

Re: Tales from the back yard... #4546
10/22/05 11:50 pm
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Hey Kev,I really enjoyed your adventures and pictures,sure wish you would reconsider.Get you a portable shed or something I'm gonna miss the 'Tales' you did some cool things w/your plunger.Good luck.


Have a nice day.
Re: Tales from the back yard... #4547
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Somebody rent that man garage-space!

This thread was fun. It was great to watch someone discovering the hobby, their fresh enthusiasm, observing all the help and interest he generated in this thread.
Bring back Kev!
(..don't anyone buy that bike, ok?)
Cheers,
Tombeau

Re: Tales from the back yard... #4548
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Keep the bike, Kev!! There has to be a way.

Re: Tales from the back yard... #4549
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Hey Kev...
I'm sure you have a friend that you can impose on to put up your bike for a bit!!! Lie to 'em if you have too, say it'll only be for a week or so then go back to the "or so" part of that conversation when he/she starts to ask when you'll be moving said item <wink>
I once heard of a Swedish dentist that tore his entire bike down and carted it upstairs to his apartment then polished every bit that he didn't want painted then carted it all back down stairs after the winter was over to assemble it once again...
If nothing else go rent a storage unit till you can find a place for your bike...
THERE IS A WAY,,, it's just up to you to discover it...

Best wishes,,,
Ol' 441


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4550
11/13/05 4:28 pm
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Park it in the living room on a piece of cardboard.


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Re: Tales from the back yard... #4551
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Tales from the backyard, has now moved to the Triumph section, I hope some of you BSA guys will pop in occasionally, I am not finished with BSA, I just don't own one right now, I am also hoping to be able to make the US gathering next year, if I can work it out.
Kev.


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2006 BMW R1200GS




Re: Tales from the back yard... #4552
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What a sad and interesting story. Right now I have my BSA in the kitchen to work on it for the winter. The other bikes are in the garage. Kev, here in the USA most states don't require an MOT or as they call it over here "an inspection". So you see old junkers (cars and bikes) on the road.


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