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Pulled the old girl out of the shed today.

Battery is flat.

Carbs are leaking.

She doesn’t want to start.

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jollygiant

Fire is your answer!

Or a rivet counting resto, nothing in-between is allowed now....

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hawkati
4 minutes ago, Thunderbolt said:

Pulled the old girl out of the shed today.

Battery is flat. - pump it up.

Carbs are leaking. - radweld.

She doesn’t want to start. - killswitch engage.

 

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Thunderbolt
13 minutes ago, jollygiant said:



a rivet counting resto,

Not within the LDU budget.

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Thunderbolt
27 minutes ago, hawkati said:

 

No mention of hammer 🔨 

you need to think of your reputation 

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Gix
7 hours ago, Thunderbolt said:

Pulled the old girl out of the shed today.

Battery is flat.

Carbs are leaking.

She doesn’t want to start.

What about the GPZ?

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Herr V.
On 2/28/2021 at 10:57 AM, Thunderbolt said:

Pulled the old girl out of the shed today.

Battery is flat.

Carbs are leaking.

She doesn’t want to start.

Callum, mate, you wouldn't have it any other way!

Bet those tyres have another 10 years in them as well 🤣

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1 hour ago, Herr V. said:

Callum, mate, you wouldn't have it any other way!

Bet those tyres have another 10 years in them as well 🤣

Tyres are great mate.

 

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Thunderbolt

So a bit of an update on the old girl.

Carbs removed, cleaned, put back (using the number plate method), still leaked, off again, cleaned again, back on, yay no severe leaks.

Battery, I had to do the connect in parallel thing with another battery, to get it to take a charge.

It isn’t great but it is better.

The bike starts, yay.

Runs a bit fluffy, but runs, so I will take that, up into the loft to find a replacement Speedo cable.

Re grease the pitted steering head bearings.

A squirt or two of WD in a few place and we are getting there.

Six months tax bought today, so a gentle spin may be on the cards.

maybe to the shire, to help Scullion?

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2 hours ago, Thunderbolt said:

So a bit of an update on the old girl.

Carbs removed, cleaned, put back (using the number plate method), still leaked, off again, cleaned again, back on, yay no severe leaks.

Battery, I had to do the connect in parallel thing with another battery, to get it to take a charge.

It isn’t great but it is better.

The bike starts, yay.

Runs a bit fluffy, but runs, so I will take that, up into the loft to find a replacement Speedo cable.

Re grease the pitted steering head bearings.

A squirt or two of WD in a few place and we are getting there.

Six months tax bought today, so a gentle spin may be on the cards.

maybe to the shire, to help Scullion?

You can demonstrate your number plate technique to me?😛

Jolly well done - that's proper progress.

I'll be onto mine again after a vile working frenzy this weekend. 

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jollygiant
9 hours ago, hawkati said:

Jolly, well done - that's proper progress.

Thanks but I have only taken an old shed down and put it in a skip.
Strangely I haven't told anybody this and the only person that knows is my wife........ Are you my Wife?

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hawkati
1 hour ago, jollygiant said:

Thanks but I have only taken an old shed down and put it in a skip.
Strangely I haven't told anybody this and the only person that knows is my wife........ Are you my Wife?

With all due respect, i'd sincerely fucking hope not!:D

You're taking your jolly name in vain, so stop being so jolly cheeky or you'll get jolly jack tarred & feathered!*

 

 

*that's what your wife would do, yes?:shock:

 

 

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Thunderbolt

Well the battery trick didn’t work, it takes a charge, but won’t hold it.

Which is bloody annoying.

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Thunderbolt

My own fault I didn’t use the bike or charge the battery over winter.

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2 hours ago, Thunderbolt said:

My own fault I didn’t use the bike or charge the battery over winter.

i couldn't possibly criticise - about to throw another engine in the hawk having grenaded the original at cadwell and i've charged the battery only twice since then.

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Thunderbolt

Shake down run today, a few niggles, but no dramas.

Very fluffy when hot in town, which is odd as it didn’t do that last year pre LDR.

Greasing the headstock bearings has made them better but not right yet, discs are warped at the front, so some hard braking in order to sort that.

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12 minutes ago, Thunderbolt said:

Shake down run today, a few niggles, but no dramas.

Very fluffy when hot in town, which is odd as it didn’t do that last year pre LDR.

Greasing the headstock bearings has made them better but not right yet, discs are warped at the front, so some hard braking in order to sort that.

Was it actually overheating or just a fluffer?

I'm biased but disc brake warpage is a distinct nono. Noone will mind at all if you get better discs.

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