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