Friday, 5 February 2016

Just when you thought it was safe to surf...

after a couple of hiccups i.e. me deciding that as I had put the shift clutch in facing the wrong way and had to remove the mainshaft I would also replace the mainshaft seal a I'd not fitted the cork 'O' ring that goes behind it. (don't think it has to be fitted these days with the new seals anyway!)
So I fucked that up the second time and tore the lip, - got another and put in in upside down !
- and grown men cry.

So The Box is all shimmed up, new bushes, new bearings and races. 
On to the home run, put the lid mechanism together, all going well until
we get to the neutral switch and strip the thread! 
Not as usual tightening up but undoing to check fit!
So now a 9/16 UNF Helical kit is on order

Situation Normal All Fucked Up

Still lets Look on the Positive side - HaHa 
Could have been on the bike when I decided to to replace the fucked switch which needed replacing anyway - I just did not have one on assembly and that would have meant a few tears.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

and the rain came down - again...

back to the 70's 
 loved this bike then and now
wednesday sunshine opportunity 
 well the christmas present got finished and now loaded
tough guys back in the day

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Another day another year and its raining here… again

This is too much!
used some of the wood
and stuff to fill a door
its gotta go , theres a bike build in there somewhere
and inside too now there are two doors into the kitchen, not three!
paint dreams
 just got to get rid of this little chrissy pres for the mrs 
using up some more stuff
Found a box of more stuff - my 1977 sporty receipt
1978 
wow - before the pies

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Sagitarius rising


 Space cowboy

 Birthday ride out
 Tall Tales
Got to get Out sometimes in winter the pig shit & tractor mud

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Mag Power!.. at last she starts when I want and goes like a raped ape too haha...

 Magneto power...
I didn't stop the bike this time - she did not like to start hot, 
but with fresh plugs, one kick
So a little help from Mr Morris
Single Fire!
And Does the Biz - it really is an improvement
one big spark at one plug
on test  
 at Sizewell Beach
 Project Box Continued - what could possibly go wrong
 a slightly smaller parts pile 
 little rollers in my project box
 Installed (after someone remembered they had forgotten the clutch gear)
Its a little chilly now (fucking cold) and roads covered in shit around here
Just when we seem to have sorted the demon Mag!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Novembers early Tweaks and Bits


 Made a start on my ratchet top box and 
ordered a tool for the mains haft gear bushing
 Ordered and tried a new type of condenser for the mag from Stig @ thorcap.com
 A replacement muffler shows the original had blown itself out, the last remnant to leave made the death rattle
 Magneto Power on test around Suffolk
  Picked up some oil from Andy Tiernans Classic bikes
lovely V Twin outside
 Inside
 Andy has some big machines
 in his workshop
down in price

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Magneto Time again

Checked the compression, a little low! 
Checking all options for Magneto Starting
 Checked the earth ground and tried bi-passing the switch
The new carb did not seem to improve starting
just meant I had more issues to deal with getting it dialled in.
Found that the voes outlet needed blocking off and had richen the mixture a lot
Managed to ride 200 miles this week with the Mag fitted
It seems its now down to technique and timing!
Well thats the cold start routine sorted
Goes like a raped Ape!





Monday, 2 November 2015

Out with the old and in with the New at Octobers end


 Clives paintwork @ SoLow Choppers 
 my new carb caused a few fit problems 

had to junk the brass rocker feed kit
 Maybe just in time!
Nice Cap and tickover screw arrived for the CV
had to replace the big S&S Inlet Manifold for the original 
and had to shorten the throttle cable outer 
which is a pain to do on an internal throttle and means I can't put the Super E back
show chrome forks are worn - seals are fucked again 
its the end of the season 



Saturday, 10 October 2015

some packages take longer than others ...

 seven days
seven weeks
 it took 4 weeks to process the order, their terms were 14 days, 
guess they had to find a carb to upgrade
had my ratchet box vapour blasted, wow 
Christine is happy 
another bit of bling for the bitch