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cocorico said
Well, the bike is almost rebuilt, electrics to tidy up and toolboxes to refit, but just about ready for a test run round the hamlet.

** Please log in to view ** she is.

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Looking good Bob, love the original paint, The big luggage rack must be there to hold all the oily ragsstick-poke_gif

 

Nahhhh! I think he is hiding those inside the seat, in that secret storage place..whistle
Good job Bob!!!

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Piquet said

Road test next

49 year old paint polishes up quite well!

I know the bike is a 'she' but ..........

knocking ten years off her age?

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Ooer, you're right - but perhaps that makes me 56? - I've not been well!

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Hans Kreuzen said

Looking good Bob, love the original paint, The big luggage rack must be there to hold all the oily ragsstick-poke_gif

Yes, that original paint is soo good. Even under the mudguards it's still all there. I couldnt resist rubbing it over with some good polish an oily rag. The carrier is the worst part, not a lot of paint left, but still the matching grey where it's there, plus the remains of the maker's label. Must sort out why it looks crooked though ( eventually).

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dimitriscy said

Hans Kreuzen said

Looking good Bob, love the original paint, The big luggage rack must be there to hold all the oily ragsstick-poke_gif

 

Nahhhh! I think he is hiding those inside the seat, in that secret storage place..whistle
Good job Bob!!!

Good idea. That is the worst part of the bike - it's actually still firm enough, just a bit too ripped to use (unless I can think of some way to patch it)

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Well folks - only 2 years since I picked her up, but at last we have another D3 Bantam up and ** Please log in to view **.

Still some tidying up to do, but now I can stick the number plate on and think about some insurance.

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That's looking and running great Bob, Just a headlight to?

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Very good cocorico.............

Striped jumper beret and a string of onions round your neck, baguette in one hand, bottle of wine strapped to the pillion seat,

Then you will blend in with the locals riding round the Hamlet......laugh

Bob.           seriously sounds well.thumbs-up

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Hans Kreuzen said
That's looking and running great Bob, Just a headlight to?

Thanks Hans - I will be fitting an LED headlight into the front unit and high intensity LEDs into the 'Sabrina' at the back, to run on a total loss system from a 12v gel battery (until I get the lighting coils sorted). Though with the sort of distances I cover, I may never need lights!

Bob - I've got all of those ready, but I'll make a suitable carrier to fix them onto the rack; I'm thinking along the lines of something like a shotgun rack. (No, actually I'm considering the 'Harris Tweed jacket, brown corduroy trousers and brogues' look).

I was only in 1st, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well she took off. thumbs-up

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Looking good . you should be pleased with your self.

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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Had another run this evening, on the road and all 3 gears seem OK, brakes a bit iffy (but new shoes to bed in). One query - what is the best route for the speedo cable, I can't remember how it was originally routed. Of for insurance tomorrow, looking at about 30€ third party I reckon.

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I think most people use this route for the speedo cable

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But if it is shorter, your only way would be to pass it under the tank, and follow the frame to the wheel center

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It has to run down the frame as per the pic as any deviation or bending can affect the functionality and accuracy of the drive.

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Maddog Leary said
It has to run down the frame as per the pic as any deviation or bending can affect the functionality and accuracy of the drive.

MD

Cheers Dimitris and MD - by the way MD, what is this 'accuracy' you mention? wink

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If there is a kink or tight bend in the cable it can maybe cause friction with the internal drive cable slowing it slightly, thus giving an inaccurate reading on the speedo. 

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Cocorico Said:

Glad to help someone, it’s nice to send some useful info into the forum, rather than receiving it.

 

Need help:

While polishing my rivet's, I managed to get some oil on my polishing rag.fishing_gifstick-poke_gif

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Hans Kreuzen said

Need help:

You certainly do! dontfeedtrolls2_gif

The trick is to segregate your polishing cloths and your oily rags. I keep my oily rags in a dirty old tin, whereas the polishing cloths (not frequently used) are in a closed container, next to the abacus (for counting rivets - unfortunately it's seized from lack of use).

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Your forum name has been bugging me has i have seen it before but didn't know where, then yesterday i drove past a cafe called Coccorico that i drive by nearly every day. Not yours ?

I tried to goggle it to see if any images come up of the Cafe but all i got was this picture.

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No Dave - it's French for «censored»-a-doodle-doo. I thought it would make a good pseudo on a Bantam forum (as well as confusing people).

 I suppose I could have used this instead of Foghorn Leghorn too:

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'Rooster' Cogburn - in case no-one recognises him.

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You learn some thing new every day on here. I'm now educated in the French for «censored»-a-doodle-doo, which reminds me of a old joke but being has this is a family site I will decline from posting , . I got up this morning now knowing a lot more than when I went to bed.

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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