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'We will have stay in a bit more' wife says!
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cocorico
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April 7, 2020 - 8:11 am
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Ha! just had a message from the bank, they will kindly give me 0.01% interest on my savings...They have a new mask, too. images.jpeg

Much easier mask here

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All in jest - of course.

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1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn. 1950 D1 engine now running.

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I have been out painting a window frame, jetwashing the fungus off the drive and, in between, trying to sneak in some maintenance on the bikes. 

Have managed, so far,  to service my D7 whilst scratching my head trying to fathom out how that Atom unit actually recognises where the correct timing point is - a real mystery but it does it !!!  I was wondering...... if it truely is that clever then why can we not use that technology to set the timing on a bike in the first place  ??    

Have also managed to disable the A10 by trying to fix (improve) things that were not broken in the first place.  Doing this work under the wifes radar scanners involves sitting on a cold concrete floor trying to line up a primary chaincase gasket by candlelight - result (two ripped gaskets and no further forward), problem - where to get another gasket - also took the original BSA fitment, sump plate off to find that the fancy new magnetic drain plug thing isn't correct - result bike VOR awaiting new parts and manufacturers response with oil slowly dripping out of its bottom end - there was absolutely nothing wrong with it before I started on it and it certainly did not leak.       

Long overdue straightforward re-build on the B175 engine ( needs new oil seals), leads to discovery that it actually has a D14/4 crankshaft in it.  Not really an issue as it has a good big-end and main bearings but one of the rivets has jumped out of the flywheel side plate and was residing in the bottom of the crankcase - miraculously no other damage, except to the chewed up rivet and now explains the strange rattle I have heard on certain throttle openings. Very lucky.  Now stuck trying to work out how to get that crankshaft to somebody who can fix (spot weld) it.

Result - 3 bikes - 2 VOR and one I don't trust because I don't understand it !!

Onwards and upwards

Sponge          

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April 12, 2020 - 2:22 pm
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Good news from France - here in 'le Berry', generations of enthusiastic artisans have been working on a universal cure.

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And it's available from a good friend in the village!

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April 12, 2020 - 3:41 pm
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No comment  😉

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Doing this work under the wifes radar scanners involves sitting on a cold concrete floor trying to line up a primary chaincase gasket by candlelight

 

Had to read this several times before I got it .. http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/biggrin.gif

Mike H --

Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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Re. Izal - there was a small and select (hem, hem!) group of eccentrics who were very sorry to see Izal vanishing from the shelves, and who stockpiled all the remaining boxes in Britain - but not for use in the khazi . . .

Historical re-enactors used it for making up powder charges for our matchlocks, flintlocks, and percussion rifles, for which purpose it was as ideal as it was useless for wiping your nether regions.  Finding a tolerable replacement for Izal took us months, and even then it wasn't as good grr

JackE

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JackE said
Re. Izal - there was a small and select (hem, hem!) group of eccentrics who were very sorry to see Izal vanishing from the shelves, and who stockpiled all the remaining boxes in Britain - but not for use in the khazi . . .

Historical re-enactors used it for making up powder charges for our matchlocks, flintlocks, and percussion rifles, for which purpose it was as ideal as it was useless for wiping your nether regions.  Finding a tolerable replacement for Izal took us months, and even then it wasn't as good grr

JackE  

There must be a couple of 'flash in the pan' jokes in there somewhere!

Larry

Riding a D1 springer with a D3 engine, 2 x more D1's being built from bits one will be a GPO lookalike the other I am just collecting bits for at the moment

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Hi bantammad ere l to enjoy some body with a SPARK of wit tongue in cheek from the shed Les 

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larryc said

There must be a couple of 'flash in the pan' jokes in there somewhere!

Larry  

Well, to paraphrase Basil Brush - " Bum, bum!"

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