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Following the ** Please log in to view ** , and seeing that the forum is little "down" these days, i take the initiative to open this topic..

I suppose that if we find it handy and usefull, it will become sticky (on the top) on the General section..

We all deal with our bikes and sort out some details, that we would like to share with others, just to make some conversation.. And from this, also solutions can be found, in simple issues that will not worth a topic of their own....dunno

And to be in subject, what i did yesterdaylaugh (in the office, don't tell my boss!!ninja), was a note of "Jobs to Do" on the D10...doh

(electrics, brakes, clutch cover, etc...)
When i started writing them...i realised they were more than i thought....whistle
But the daylight is shorter now...so one at a time will keep me busy popcorn

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Today was a good day! Spent more than 4 hours on the D10thumbs-up

1. Checked electrics and sorted wrong wires (Small bulb, with double headlight bulb), and also fitted halogen bulb.
Also reversed the wrong wires on the tail-brake double bulb...
Maybe now, that the light switch will be on "H", and less consumption from brake bulb, battery will be recharged... (didn't check output voltage from rectifier yetembarassed)

2. Removed rear wheel, rear brake pads, and clean oils and greases (A LOT!!) that was causing not good braking..doh
Also cleaned the speedo side.. Need to oil the speedo wire too..

3. Removed saddle, and cleaned the rear mudguard with autosol

4. Removed the Ignition coil's bracket, and made it little bigger, to securely hold the new ignition that wasn't fit properly..

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Today was a good day! Spent more than 4 hours on the D10thumbs-up
1. Checked electrics and sorted wrong wires (Small bulb, with double headlight bulb), and also fitted halogen bulb.
Also reversed the wrong wires on the tail-brake double bulb...
Maybe now, that the light switch will be on "H", and less consumption from brake bulb, battery will be recharged... (didn't check output voltage from rectifier yetembarassed)

2. Removed rear wheel, rear brake pads, and clean oils and greases (A LOT!!) that was causing not good braking..doh
Also cleaned the speedo side.. Need to oil the speedo wire too..

3. Removed saddle, and cleaned the rear mudguard with autosol

4. Removed the Ignition coil's bracket, and made it little bigger, to securely hold the new ignition that wasn't fit properly..

cheers

today, I tried to find out why my bantam had died towards the end of a very enjoyable ride yesterday. the ignition's working but there's no spark at all so I tried a new plug but to no effect. there's no spark across the points when they're opened manually so i'm suspecting the (very old) coil has failed. good job it's Stafford next week. mind you, i'll not enjoy a week without the bike !

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Today was a good day! Spent more than 4 hours on the D10thumbs-up
1. Checked electrics and sorted wrong wires (Small bulb, with double headlight bulb), and also fitted halogen bulb.
Also reversed the wrong wires on the tail-brake double bulb...
Maybe now, that the light switch will be on "H", and less consumption from brake bulb, battery will be recharged... (didn't check output voltage from rectifier yetembarassed)

2. Removed rear wheel, rear brake pads, and clean oils and greases (A LOT!!) that was causing not good braking..doh
Also cleaned the speedo side.. Need to oil the speedo wire too..

3. Removed saddle, and cleaned the rear mudguard with autosol

4. Removed the Ignition coil's bracket, and made it little bigger, to securely hold the new ignition that wasn't fit properly..

cheers

Don't oil the speedo cable, give it a light coating of grease but leave the top  6 inches (150mm) ungreased.

Dougie;Glasgow ;Scotland.
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Sprung Chicken said

Don't oil the speedo cable, give it a light coating of grease but leave the top  6 inches (150mm) ungreased.

Did that. Removed the cable from the top side, put some grease on the outer cable hole, greased the inner wire and put it back again..thumbs-up 5 minute job.
Also polished the choke slide, which for one strange reason doesn't always come all the way down to totally block the air..dunno

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What I did on my bike today.. ???

Went down the shop for some milk. laugh

And thought to my self... What a boring life I lead.....

fingers-crossedwaiting for Triumph .... thinking he's changed his mind on selling it. He said he was coming last week but never shown up for the money.... and I don't want to appear desperate or he will think of upping the price...... Dilemma or what ???

Bob. 

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It's called "playing hard to get" Bob, surely a bloke like you must have experienced that one before!

But whether that's you, him or both, well, you work it out!

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

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It's called "playing hard to get" Bob, surely a bloke like you must have experienced that one before!

But whether that's you, him or both, well, you work it out!

laugh ... 2 years I have been after this one, and earlier last month his son said he was seriously thinking of parting with it, and I had the first option.

We confirmed the price and he rang and said his dad would pop round and finalise it.... to chase or not to chase this is the question.....

Also after years playing with all sorts of bikes I have like you say, experienced as much as the next... and there's a few nutters out there.

This gentleman seems an ok Guy, I believe he's had it so long he's struggling to let it go, and he's a bit older now, losing the will to complete his ambition of renovating it..... a bit sad in a one way.

Not so easy to find nowadays, matching numbers, complete, original bike.... hate to miss it...

Bob.

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Chase it, Go and rattle his chain, Don't wait.oldpopcorn

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Chase it, Go and rattle his chain, Don't wait.oldpopcorn

I agree. If he don't need the money, maybe he wish that you will change your mind, or forget about it...dunno

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Started stripping down my D14 engine (again!) to suss out why it won't change gear when it worked ok after the rebuild.

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Put a D14 engine in my D7 last week and am having lots of fun (not) with the timing, carb/s wiring, you name it.

Gets me out of the house though, so I'm not complaining too loudly.

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

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Sprung Chicken said
Started stripping down my D14 engine (again!) to suss out why it won't change gear when it worked ok after the rebuild.

Ouch!! Let ius know what happened in there...
I drained the oil, removed side cover, and waiting for the clutch basket's cover to fit..wink

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Put a D14 engine in my D7 last week and am having lots of fun (not) with the timing, carb/s wiring, you name it.

Gets me out of the house though, so I'm not complaining too loudly.

Wondering...if anyone fited a D14 or D10 engine in a D1 frame...??dunno
I would like to have the advantages of this engine, but with a D1 look!!

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Hans Kreuzen said
Chase it, Go and rattle his chain, Don't wait.oldpopcorn

I agree. If he don't need the money, maybe he wish that you will change your mind, or forget about it...dunno

Hans I took your advice and went to see him..

Dimitris you were correct with your assumption's.....

The guy is a genuine bloke and over a cuppa he explained, that he would sooner keep the bike on reflection as it has a certain sentimental value.

I can respect that, not happy but I respect it...... after chatting for a while I even offered him some assistance in rewiring or fault-finding some problems on the ignition side, to get it running again. (I get to see/hear what I missed out on.) popcorn

I think everyone has something they would not sell even if your finances were a bit low....

He did mention I could have first refusal if a time came when he would sell it.

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..... after chatting for a while I even offered him some assistance in rewiring or fault-finding some problems on the ignition side, to get it running again.

He did mention I could have first refusal if a time came when he would sell it.

Bob

That's the way to go, Bob. Help get it running and bide your time.

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Started stripping down my D14 engine (again!) to suss out why it won't change gear when it worked ok after the rebuild.

Ouch!! Let ius know what happened in there...
I drained the oil, removed side cover, and waiting for the clutch basket's cover to fit..wink

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Put a D14 engine in my D7 last week and am having lots of fun (not) with the timing, carb/s wiring, you name it.

Gets me out of the house though, so I'm not complaining too loudly.

Wondering...if anyone fited a D14 or D10 engine in a D1 frame...??dunno
I would like to have the advantages of this engine, but with a D1 look!!

Sounds like a nice idea on paper d, but I wouldn't want to be at the mercy of D1 brakes at 60 mph!!!oldold-ladywow

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

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Mags I was thinking on the same lines.

If you go down that path Dimitris ....get a parachute fixed on the back.thumbs-up

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Mags I was thinking on the same lines.

If you go down that path Dimitris ....get a parachute fixed on the back.thumbs-up

Bob.

.....And plenty changes of clean underwear....

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dimitriscy said

Sprung Chicken said
Started stripping down my D14 engine (again!) to suss out why it won't change gear when it worked ok after the rebuild.

Ouch!! Let ius know what happened in there...
I drained the oil, removed side cover, and waiting for the clutch basket's cover to fit..wink

Mags 1 said
Put a D14 engine in my D7 last week and am having lots of fun (not) with the timing, carb/s wiring, you name it.

Gets me out of the house though, so I'm not complaining too loudly.

Wondering...if anyone fited a D14 or D10 engine in a D1 frame...??dunno
I would like to have the advantages of this engine, but with a D1 look!!

Somehow stuck in 3rd... I think its the detent plunger..

Dougie;Glasgow ;Scotland.
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Anyone fitted a 6V led bulb for D10/D14's tail/brake?? (BAY15D) It's a double contact bulb...
I want to improve my tail light... Normal 21/3W is terrible...

3W is a bit low for tail light??? (21W for brake is not bad)

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