Sunday, 26 June 2016

old dog - new tricks?...

On test in Boyton Forest Suffolk 
 Most days we go out in the afternoon last week plugs gapped at 18 thou did make a difference.
But not for long.
 Change the points to a Fairbanks Morse set, as starting cold warm hot a pain - and it works
 meet clive head honcho @ So-Low Choppers and good friend for brunch on Sunday
 and his son Jay
 and Martin who all watched me start the Bitch and took twelve kicks warm after fifty miles
which is half what it used to take warm after 50m here.
Later in the week she would not start cold. 
On test in Laxfield Suffolk with fresh plugs out of the same packet!
 and she starts every time one/two kicks hot 
on test  Tunstall forest yesterday (Saturday) 30 miles
 starts ok on 2 starts hot - a few kicks and fires on 3rd time  and then won't at all 
 so we take a few pics in between trials
 Fresh New plugs and one Kick
Down at the Harbour in Orford my village

Sunday, 12 June 2016

of fish tales...

 sea shell in the distance with no mufflers fitted
 hallo its me
 Billy and his mum stopped when I ran out of petrol. the wanker on the new sportster didn't!
 Fish tail fitted
 they are like megaphones - on overrun its like a gun going off
fish tails by the beach in Aldeburgh

Sunday, 5 June 2016

What a difference a week makes….

 Had the CV apart again and fixed the overflow on the bench 
 We won Best Custom at Lowestoft on Sunday
Mainly because she would not start and we stayed for the judging -and because my mate Clive on his beautiful Chop, arrived late!
 The bridge at lowestoft and one of those Trike Things
Our Best 'Custum' Prize
 lovely bike - a 'Levis' (pronounced 'leh-vis') at orford bike night
 Removed the mufflers as had to rejet the super E again. I realised the reason I had put them on - to get more back pressure and help tune the carb was totally wrong. They are just a pipe wrapped in fibre - a muffler. The other is a baffle made by Kromeworks for drags  that I had on originally.
 So put the baffles in and went for a spin. 
 What a difference. Deep sound and real smooth. 
 Went down two jet sizes and hardly any coughing - runs great.
Mark at SoLow Choppers marvelling at the Mag powered bike that starts!
HaHa

Sunday, 29 May 2016

a bit of fine tuning on the road

I notice that the CV is leaking from the overflow
took the cv off and cleaned on airline - still leaks
 so figured out that the throttle cable will work on the Super E with a different cable fitting 
 and put it back on
but still will not start hot
 the bike is still running in these pics...
 can get her to start with enricher on when hot but it is ball ache
shame its one kick cold!
and some DIY privacy for our tropical patio garden

Sunday, 22 May 2016

a little fine tuning this week

 Still have a leak on the crankshaft seal alternator side so checking 
the breather gear timing
Should open 0ºTDC  and close 65º BTDC +/- 10º
My S&S Breather is set to open 17ºATDC and close 82º BTDC plus or minus 10º
 OOps bolted it all up again so no pic of gear in window

basically the idiot that built my engine had opened up the breather gear window too much
so I advanced my S&S breather gear one tooth so it opens 5ºATDC and closes 130ºBTDC
And seems to have helped but not cured the leak but no breather spray now
 Ready for the road

Sunday, 15 May 2016

on the road again, close but no cigar….

 Nearly there
off the lift 
5 kicks and she starts - and let the oil flow out until it turns brown 
 11am Saturday 
and the MOT test 
Pass! and on the road again
But One week to late for the Flanders Chopper Bash Holland

Close but No Cigar

Sunday, 8 May 2016

and this second week of May… the suns shining ...

Survivor 70s chop from the states
Tango breather 
at my local bike night
5.6 litre 
meanwhile back in the shack 
I decide that the bars need more than a polish so a few coats of black and then a load of clear 
So another day or two delay
BDL have modified the pulley since the kit I bought five years a go
Alloy cnc pulley with mild steel spline insert. It has to be assembled and three pins pressed in (my press has now paid for itself haha) They also changed the size of the nut! I could not wait to source another socket so...
Sometimes it taking your time pays - hidden by the clutch cable adjuster 
a little heart ache on the road
pipes apart for clean yesterday

Ive missed my deadline so the chopper bash in Holland will have to go ahead without me.