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#31 elgringo

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

Right a bit of an update finally, she's alive!!

After very ponderous progress i went mad and bought a load of bits at Stafford Classic show, a proper Bantam kickstart, Tank badges and ally rear mudguard.

After some careful (guess) work on the timing she fired 2nd kick and ran properly on the 4th.

She has now decided not to start again but it was a momentous occassion and several cold beverages were drunk!

Latest problems in the long list including a slightly bent timing end on the crank, as well as not being able to start it again include a leaky head gasket, leaky exhaust collar and the fact that having taken the clutch cover off to try and stop it leaking i found the clutch basket has next to no teeth left on it, like sharks teeth, having tried to put it into gear the primary chain just buzzes.

New clutch basket sourced so we should be ok

Ah well onwards and upwards

Will post some more pictures when it's done

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Quite nice, but just as well you're not interested in riding the Pre '65 at Kinlochleven - those forks would hank on every second rock.

#33 elgringo

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:47 PM


And at long last Success!!! The Combination of a Rooster Booster ignition, a new stator bush, a massive ammount of faffing and a fresh properly gapped plug and we have a winner.

Finally got there!

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Video Link Below - I think the rattle/buzzing is the exhaust hitting the frame - needs insulating

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

Trailing front wheel spindle?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

Shortens the wheelbase slightly to 50"

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

Shortens the wheelbase slightly to 50"

And severely cocks up the steering geometry but if thats how you like it ......
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

I think you may be in for an entertaining ride with the shopping trolley steering technology !

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

Feels alright to me, in any case i've sold it now after wasting 12 months of my life building it. Hey Ho




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