Sunday, 21 August 2016

Diagnostic week - still she saved the problems till we got home

She's running rough - seems like weak fuel 
 checked everything and cleaned the carb etc and last checked the manifold rubbers
the cometic  are a soft compound and loose fit - one showed signs of leakage
found some James rubbers - these are harder and tighter haha -it worked
 By the way this book is great
 she ran ok then really rough - baffle blown out of front pipe, then later started running on one cylinder!
replaced the single fire with the old leads and ran ok - but back to not wanting to start!
 heres the new stuff  - all in one week
Would not start in the end without  The single fire leads so a new set ordered
Seems it  does give a bigger spark firing on one plug at a time
2nd kick and what a ride! AND started on third kick warm after 60 miles and an hours break at clives chop shop and a real fast ride back. 
 Jay - Clives son at SoLow getting a brief on making some new bars
 Next chop SoLow chop - just kidding
 the ride home
running great
Suffolk fields of gold

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Hook Up - sunshine in the valleys

 piss stops 250 miles to Usk in Monmouthshire Wales
 sometimes she fired one kick
jamie and essential camp gear
 jamie and pan and a young welsh fella running a pan with no front brake
 toddy and titch with the new press a button bikes
 hipster in welsh town 100 mile ride out
 paul on his 77 sporty chop
 There was a fast ride back and we won! fastest bike!
 No front brake, foot clutch, magneto 
 on those welsh goat tracks - nooooooooo
 prize giving and burnouts on concrete cough cough
 james being sensible - outside




Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Lowdown in Suffolk Sunshine

 Loaded for The Lowdown
New event in Suffolk 
Paul who came down on his Ironhead Chop from Doncaster  
Clive SoLow Chops , Glen Organiser And Garry the photographer
Have another beer George 
Brokeback Cowboys 
having a good time 
lights out - well it is for me - fall into tent time 
Lowdown rods 
Clives Son Jay and Rod owners Rita and Mick
Jay last on the Rideout 

The Lowdown
Nice little Niche event and in Suffolk too!
Good Weather Helps!








Sunday, 17 July 2016

the rain in spain may well be on the plain - but here in suffolk NOOOOOOO

 Shelter in Snape Maltings from a very localised rain storm
we got soaked and yet three miles down the road its clear
 Shovelitus - registration plate vibration crack
A Suffolk thing 
Two Tractors parked up… haha

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

National Chopper Club Sunday in Suffolk Sun and showers

 Band, Burgers and Beer
Something different 
on irish plates 
sometimes too much is too much
Johnos bike  - 57 pan with Knuckle heads
Johno and the the too much is not enough bike 
Then there were two - Brian from Norfolk  turned up on his 73 iron head 
my three amigos - Clive honcho of Solow Choppers joined us
Two doses of trouble - Clives bike from last year
its called Gas Grass or Ass... 
Haha -we won a prize, went over to start her before the awards just in case! 
and she started one kick - hahaha

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Thank you California

 My friend Larry in California suggested I try these Plugs
NGK 7627 Non resister Copper Core BP5EY
They did the trick all though I had a moment after 50 miles where I had to change them. So re-gapped at 18 thou and have been great since. Still a Bitch to start warm though after a 50 miles.
The current recipe is two pumps iggy off - 3 wide open throttle kick throughs and kick the bitch. 
Does not like the neat petrol it seems but wants it too! 
The NGK and Champion cause my Digital speedo to go haywire!
but the Autolite doesn't. Guess which ones are true non resister plugs.

The Champions were great too but as you can see are longer and cause a ignition advance
I guess they burn the mixture earlier in the chamber.
But less cough from carb and bang and pop on overrun
They had a moment too after the previous sundays 50 mile run and had to change them out.
Since then Ive run The NGKs
 A friend passed last year and found this in her garden
 cleaned it up
 and now on Christine
 On test around Suffolk -Butley
 Snape Church
The Unruly Pig - Bromeswell 
Station hotel Framlingham
Wickham market 
They used to make the best crab sandwiches -The Mill Inn, Aldebrough 
Chop City 
Solow Choppers
The Lowdown - Suffolks Chop and Rod event