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Waiting for a pushrod and gaskets to arrive
Gear oil is usually 80/90 grade.I took my newly rebuilt Bonneville for its first ride yesterday. The rear brake failed at the end of the driveway but I didn’t let that stop me from getting in a short ride. The bike ran great but the tranny seemed to shift a bit strange. Maybe I should have used heavier oil in the gearbox instead of the 20/50 I used?
Glad you got the `old tart` firmly on the road, Rod...good luck and riding!This immediate last week-end, an absolute cracker weather wise, I put in 700km (435 miles) on an o/nite journey through SE QLD and Northern NSW. Possibly some of the best motorcycle touring you can get, it has scenery, fabulous mountain roads, picturesque farmlands.
Accompanied by a buddy on a C50 Boulevard for day one, we finally got together with others (more Boulevards and a Moto Guzzi), five of us in all on day two.
Here we are lined up at a favourite watering hole:
I have to say, these OIF Triumphs can handle, and I just love them. After much work and some pain, this old tart is now just rock solid. I'd take her anywhere
Though I looked pained in the photo, I should have been all smiles. I just do not like having my photo taken. RR
Using the flywheel notch and sighting the rotor mark through the stator hole is only approximate for static timing."A well tuned engine will not be on the sweet spot at all. A touch of extra advance timing and lean mixture will take you to this place."
That's exactly what I did. It's a Pazon ignition and I set it with the timing plug, then advanced it. I've done about 800 miles since then and it's a two kick bike at most.
I'm definitely not saying don't strobe it, I had a strobe light with me as well. I'm saying with the timing plug, the first time I locked down the Pazon plate it was in a good spot. I didn't have to do a lot of small incremental adjustments to get it right. Using a screw driver to find the notch in the cam for timing was not nearly as efficient. Now that I have that timing plug I would consider it a necessity for me to time correctly.