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sergeant142
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April 24, 2019 - 2:09 pm
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Hi 

Is there anyone in the Milton Keynes area who would be willing to “sort out” my D7.

It was running, albeit a bit “rough” but now refuses to start.

It is either electrical or fuel problem, my mechanical knowledge is somewhat limited and crawling about on the floor is hard work!

Prepared to pay travelling expenses within reason and time spent.

Thank you in anticipation.

 

Mick

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Isn’t there a section in the recent Banter about people who are willing to help out others local to them? I’m sure I saw something about that. Alternatively, speak to your area rep who may be able to help?

Good luck with it, I hope your back on the road soon.

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a 74 Kawasaki S3 400 and a B175 waiting for restoration. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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April 24, 2019 - 4:19 pm
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......thank you for that, but there does not appear any “willing hands” in Buckinghamshire.

I will contact the area rep to see if he has any ideas.

 

Mick

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Hi Mick.
      It could be a bit of a long shot, but could just possibly happen. I am working in Watford tomorrow and could travel up to Milton Keynes in the early evening. Just give me a ring and we could possibly arrange something, if not tomorrow, some other time.
First try another spark plug if you haven't already.
Please PM me your phone number this evening and I will ring you or you can ring me, my number is in the Banter (Technical Officer).

Mike.

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Milton Keynes is about 23 miles from me...if you get stuck you can pm me.

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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April 27, 2019 - 9:44 am
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Hi

Many thanks for your kind offer of assistance.

Please accept my sincere apologies for not contacting you, but I was called away on a family crisis and have only just had the chance to read your comments.

 

I will follow your valued advice and replace the spark plug. I think the timing may require adjustment in that the cam has moved from its keyed position, the woodruff key holding it in place is so small and difficult to position in the correct location.I have now obtained a Tool to accurately position tdc and btdc I am determined to persevere.

 

Once  again thank you for kind offer and my apologies. I will continue to tinker and keep you informed.

 

kind regards

 

Mick

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sergeant142 said
... the woodruff key holding it in place is so small and difficult to position in the correct location.I have now obtained a Tool to accurately position tdc and btdc I am determined to persevere...
  

I use a small drill, screwdriver, allen key, or similar, to hold the key proud of the shaft whilst fitting the cam. Works for me.

I will also move this topic from introductions to restorations as we seem to be going that way. Look in 'Sergeant's D7'.

1956 D3 awaiting a new magneto. 7 other bikes in the Barn, 6 runners and a still in progress Morini 250

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Thank you for your suggestion.

The woodruff key is not only small but once in place becomes flattened to the spindle and therefore difficult to locate on the cam. Your idea of inserting a small screwdriver or Allen key to lift it higher and locate the key way is a good plane. Once located the securing screw holds the woodruff in its desired position..........hopefully.

Thanks again

Mick

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stick  the  tiny   woodruf   key  in  with   nail varnish   &  let it  dry   befor loaading   the  cam

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sunny said
stick  the  tiny   woodruf   key  in  with   nail varnish   &  let it  dry   befor loaading   the  cam  

I generaly superglue mine in, works a treat, but only if you get the angle right, should be level with shaft.

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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Mags 1 said

I generaly superglue mine in, works a treat, but only if you get the angle right, should be level with shaft.  

...and don't get it on your fingers! out-a-here

1956 D3 awaiting a new magneto. 7 other bikes in the Barn, 6 runners and a still in progress Morini 250

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