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#683840 - 02/05/17 5:55 pm Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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#683841 - 02/05/17 6:06 pm Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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thought i'd have the 1965/66/71/72 tbolt off the lift. it's been up there for ages with dead points while i did other stuff. just had a few minutes, so i glued the primary cover on. tomorrow i'll attach the footpegs and controls and so on.

this bike is a 66, with a bitsa 72 or so motor. it has an old un-sealed stator, with various wires exposed to the interior elements. glued them in place with a great gob of silicone, so we'll see if the electrons stay where i want them.

gasket cement only on the cover side of the gasket, so that i can grease the other side and just drop off the cover now and again for messing about in there.

if i get this thing off the lift tomorrow the LSR goes on so i can pull the motor and refit the new cylinder head.



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A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
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#683856 - 02/05/17 9:32 pm Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Got in a short ride on Tuesday, barely past the first oil change after the rebuild.
I had planned to check the head torque and set valves today. But I didn't get to bed until 9 this morning, no daylight by the time I got up.
I did have enough time to seal and tighten up the left exhaust though. Can't have leaks there.
Good thread. The Motobrick forum has one too.


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#685446 - 02/20/17 4:32 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Short ride again today. Still pissing oil from the line to the OP gauge. I upgraded to a nice braided line, but the fitting on the line is for a flare, not the straight NPT which all gauges have on the back. Might need to revert to the cheap plastic line. For some reason, two adapters and compression fittings don't leak, but a straight line to the gauge does.
I suppose that a washer with one convex surface and one flat would fix this, but nobody makes one.


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#686831 - 03/05/17 2:50 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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OP gauge sussed.
Today I converted the levers to cable on the Mikuni starting jets. I used a British choke lever and made the cables to length. Also installed new petcocks which result in more clearance under the tank to route fuel lines.
Supposed to be in the 60s (19c) tomorrow. laugh laugh


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#686842 - 03/05/17 6:14 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: DavidP]  
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I was gettin' stuff done and moving stuff around in the garage ...,and
I closed the garage door on the back (ABS) fender of my wife's little scooter ..., again
She is outa town so I have a few days to cover my ass .
If I click the crack back together and tape it in place , I can fiber glass the fender from the under side ... again
The crack when fixed , from the visable side will almost disappear if I do it right .

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#686948 - 03/06/17 12:20 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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got the LSR on the lift and shortened the carb mounts to mock up the tube tanks

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looking to lower the height so i can actually lie down on the top tube.


Into the distance a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?
#686969 - 03/06/17 3:12 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Figured out how to convert a T160 with US bars and a Mickey Mouse burnt out front brake switch to UK bars with a hydraulic front brake switch as per a 1979 twin.

#687043 - 03/06/17 8:40 pm Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: Tridentman]  
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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Figured out how to convert a T160 with US bars and a Mickey Mouse burnt out front brake switch

Calling that stupid nylon switch Mickey Mouse is an insult to Disney. laughing


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#687893 - 03/12/17 11:56 pm Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Wonderful thread.

Covered and recovered the Bonnies in the shed while our winter arrived in the Deep South. Snow in the Upstate, rain for us.

Cheers

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#687928 - 03/13/17 4:28 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Installing a Tympanium rect/reg on my A65. Mounting plate is built and painted, tank's off, seat's off. Yesterday removed the battery and old generic rectifier and dismantled all the wiring in that area in preparation for re-wiring.


Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
#687946 - 03/13/17 8:31 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Rode the TR6 to work and back in the pissing rain. Cant work out why enjoy riding in the rain so much?

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#687958 - 03/13/17 10:52 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Moved the bikes around and put the garage back into winter configuration, that is, made space for the car, in advance of tomorrow's winter storm (12"-18" snow predicted, wind gusts past 50 mph).


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#687968 - 03/13/17 12:24 pm Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Major rebuild, see my post I'm about to start in projects.

Part way through it looked like this:

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BSA 1969 A65F
BSA 1966 A65H
Triumph 1968 T120
Kawasaki A1R
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#688054 - 03/14/17 1:02 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Brizzo, what is that chainguard you have on? I tried to run a '67 chainguard on my '70 frame, but it doesn't fit right - the chain hits the top of the guard at the front and keeps splitting it. When I tried to source a used '70 chainguard, my used parts man said that the part numbers are the same '67-'70. But your chainguard looks different from my '67.


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Hi Mark,

That chainguard is from Burton Bike Bits in the UK. A 1969-1970 type. Has the extra stay that came on the 69/70 guard which think probably was added as a response to fatigue cracking. This is my second guard as I find they do crack around the mounting bolts. I ordered the black, but they sent chrome. Bit 'blingy' for me. No issue with the chain, but the bottom does contact on the swing arm. If it was black I would have filed it and repainted.

Cheers
Ray


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BSA 1966 A65H
Triumph 1968 T120
Kawasaki A1R
& too many projects!
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Hi Mark,

That chainguard is from Burton Bike Bits in the UK. A 1969-1970 type. Has the extra stay that came on the 69/70 guard which think probably was added as a response to fatigue cracking. This is my second guard as I find they do crack around the mounting bolts. I ordered the black, but they sent chrome. Bit 'blingy' for me. No issue with the chain, but the bottom does contact on the swing arm. If it was black I would have filed it and repainted.

Cheers
Ray


BSA 1969 A65F
BSA 1966 A65H
Triumph 1968 T120
Kawasaki A1R
& too many projects!
#688134 - 03/14/17 8:02 pm Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Well over the last few days have ordered and received new swing arm bushes.My goodness that pin takes some getting out.Started with a small hammer and ended up with the lump hammer and ruined a socket and socket extension trying to drift it out.

Once the swing arm was off decided to give it a lick of paint ,and clean all the fasteners whilst it was accessible.

Then a schoolboy error ,scratched the chain guard re building it so had to re paint that .

Its all back together now and hoping for some good weather to go for a spin on the weekend.
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#688390 - 03/17/17 7:19 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Well, riding to work on Wednesday I suddenly found myself without first and second gear. I made my way to work with just third and fourth. I say suddenly but I had noticed an occasional problem selecting down to first and had started last week by dropping the oil to see if any lumps of gear fell out. Oil was heavily contaminated with water so I flushed it a few times and re filled it. I think we can blame this one on neglect on my part.

Not unexpectedly I found some very rusty and one broken spring when I pulled the outer cover off. Lots of cleaning later and the new springs arrived on Thursday so I could reassemble and ride the bike home after work. Today on my afternoon tea break I decided it deserved a quick wash.

Rod

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Last week I removed the speedometer from my '64 TR6R and sent it off for repair. It has worked perfectly and is very accurate, but the reset for the trip meter had started to act up. I like to reset that each time I fill up with gas. It is back on the bike already, with the correct mileage retained on the odometer as per my request.

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I cannot possibly say enough good things about Scott Thomas, the craftsman who did this repair and turned it around the same day he received it. The gage is like new. If you have any Smith Gage to be redone, this is the number one place to go.

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I blurred the ad a bit when I scanned it. If you can't read the contact info, it says:

ph. 224-595-2037
scott@smithgagerepair.com
PO Box 182, Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0182‚Äč

bigt


'64 TR6R Plus some Twins from other countries (U.S., Germany, Japan)
#688833 - 03/21/17 3:24 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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Wiring in my new Tympanium rect./reg. Figured while I was at it, I'd upgrade to a 21st-century fuse holder.

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Mark Z

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Tried again to get my recently ground crankshaft completely clean before I start re-assembly. Everyday this week I've been letting it soak in a clean white 5g bucket filled with a 50/50 mixture of diesel and gas. The dirt and grit just doesn't seem to stop coming out. Today I gave it another soak and I seem to be gaining a little ground with it. I'm not going to just say, "ah, that's good enough" though. When it's clean it's clean regardless how long it takes.

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Removed the float bowls from the Mikunis to drain the results of last week's deluge. Spent an extra hour or more getting the bowls precisely positioned when putting them back on. The overflow tube in the bowl can interfere with float operation, causing either no fuel flow or never ending fuel flow.
Finally started her up near sundown.
No time to ride, had to clean and check the bus for the long trip to New Orleans tomorrow.


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#689392 - 03/26/17 1:25 am Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l]  
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lol

pulled out the 66 A65 bitsa to go for a ride and kicked her over. . . gently . . . and busted the kickstart return spring,

back to the stinking buell, for crying out loud.

i am disgusted that my harley works so well.

i blame hillbilly bike.



Into the distance a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?
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