Sunday, 26 July 2015

July's ups and downs...

 a little bling for the sissy
our local bike night and a rod
err, mate i know you don't need a tax disc any more but don't you need a number plate? and by the way your tyre is bald... 
so later find the mudguard has a stress crack on the middle mount 
the new avon classic tyre is bigger than the avon cobra 
by 32mm Diameter! 
a bit of dodgy welding 
and back together again with another set of tyres that fit 
and two sets of number plates…
the first line is correct, the second is the reg off my sporty purchased in 1977…

Sunday, 12 July 2015

There and back again - Low Level Heaven

 7am piss off the neighbours - one kick !
 150 miles secondstop
100m to go and meet some other party people 
Check In @ LLH with West and Leighton
My estimated travel plans if all went well - and i missed the rain!
James' and Lukes' bikes from Kingston Middx.  
a lot of people arrived very wet 
tall story time 
drying out in the local 
tim at the Bar 
My room with a view 
Second kick start and on the way home 

A very wet weekend, I put a plastic bag over my air cleaner, others didn't and had a bit of a time starting when some went on Sat. The Bitch purred along there we went the scenic route 350 miles in 8 hours and thrashed it back on the sunday via motorway short route all the way in 7 and we stayed Dry!


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

No fool like an old fool

Of love and hate

The short Version:
It starts and then will not start 

Week 1 Fires up but will not keep running
will not start again.

Change condenser, timing etc.
Fired up again went down the road

Then will not fire at all

After it fired up in the video, went for short ride, mis-fires and return
Will not start again

I later discover a loose pushrod. 
still will not start and take it off

Two weeks later the old fool bought a racing coil from joe Hunt and re-fitted the mag
Fired up 2nd kick, (after 3 kicks I hadn't switched on) does not like choke.
Go for 20 mile ride. She goes like a rocket, what blast.
Next day will not fire up

Something it has now done 3 times- fires up and then will not start again

So the old fool thinks…. hmmm
I'm going to fit the old starter motor
So one week later it fires up 
and stops
And will not start again
looks good don't it

Saturday, 12 July 2014

hallo world, on the road again and a few miles of smiles

The bitch charging @ 14.5 amps
 A little addition for my co pilot for those short trips
 made a new bracket and utilised an old exhaust bracket
 Two up to Friston, a little event on the village green 

My co- pilot didn't like the way her feet tried to slide off the pegs so a little mod required.
Christine starts on one or two kicks.
So all this time , apart from the ultima electronic iggy piece of shit, the alternator was not giving a full charge and then no charge after it came loose.
I had two weeks notice before the chopper bash of imminent probs, but as she would not start without a new condenser, thought I had sorted it.

Going to trawl through my blog list and delete some hipster trash - as I seem to miss the ones that matter - people like TC that spend a day making a bracket!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

chopper bash repairs...

the screws holding the alternator came loose damaging the outer threads
 put a new rear inner tube in
 and when I got the tyre back noticed what was left of the nail still in the tyre
 the gearbox sprocket seal was leaking too - and the spacer was worn , metal shavings in the box?
 nice logo
 had to tap a deeper thread for the alternator screws
used longer bolts to hold the cycle electrics alternator 
28 year old alternator
fitted a  'big fix' gear box nut has a seal - we'll see…

Monday, 2 June 2014

Off to the Chopper Bash in Holland and a very long weekend...

 In which we meet Luke
 and James who had run out of fuel
  then later found couple of big rocks for the Bitch to sit on when the slow puncture finally decided to flat and rip the valve off coming onto dual carriageway R4
 and Nick bless him pulled the tyre off and put in the old inner tube 
I had packed at the last minute
 big raised bridge at Zeizate
 little did I know that she would not start again
 so the others carried on , I got a recovery truck jump start about 9pm
and then she cutout @ 9.30pm 
 and pushed her a couple of miles into the Bash about 10 pm that night
a lovely event, great people
 good times
club house bar
a lot of top quality great bikes
 we diagnosed the alternator was fucked, so battery on charge all night
 Nick and Spike load up
a bit stressy but we made it home, 500 mile round trip

Had a lot of help and cannot thank everyone enough.
A big thanks to Angelo and the Chopper Bash Crew