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It's been too cold to go into the garage, but now it's warmer so tomorrow I'll take off the Optimate from the battery, remove the seat and tank, check the tappets, replace a duff horn, and the speedo cable, check the chain and sproket wear, and few other little jobs. Then maybe I'll actually ride it!
 

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naaah i don't have a Sunnen hone- but my buddy down the rode does...extra points if you know the crosshatch angle tho.



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This evening I just finished dyeing my home built seat black.
I made it from an old brown jacket and a hardwood base. Not the best looking but I didn't like the small solo saddle as it showed too much frame.
This is one of many tries, probably not the last.
Since its a collections of bits I can get away with almost anything I guess.


 

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Been looking for a month for my 1/4" socket long extension & universal to take the intake rocker cover off and adjust the intake valves, with no luck. Finally went & bought new ones, set them right beside Bonne where I can't miss them so I can adjust them tomorrow.

Was an incredible 57 deg. here today, but I wouldn't think of taking my new paint up my slippery, 100% mud in some places 1/2 mile drive for a ride even if I did have all the tins back in place - which I don't. Anyway, was out of town most of the daY.....

Need to take a collection to raise about $1,500.00 US for new gravel on my drive before I take Bonne out.......either that or pave a 3 foot wide strip for 1/2 mile.......

Hey, Rath! For less than one day - you already have 3 pages of stuff! You hit a hot button, for sure!
 

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Chasin' a misfire

Richard! Good thread, love reading what the others are doing. DaveDone's seat looks fabulous and the rest of you made me cry realizing I quit drinking 20+ years ago before I ever tasted a Guinness...

Today. Today it was one of those Oregon winter days without rain. Rains for thirteen days-stops for one - Rains for thirteen days-stops for one - Rains for thirteen days-stops for one, all the way to May. (Yeah, yeah - it could be worse... but I'm from San Diego <sigh>

So today when I got off work, it was still a teensy bit light outside, so I took my 67 T100 up and down the highway trying to find why it doesn't run as good as it did a couple of months ago (see other post).

Then I looked wistfully at my 650 parts wishing I had the $$ to put it together...
 

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Don't drive at night but want my headlight to be on high beam during the day but the flipper switch on my 1971 Tiger does not work. So had a spare inner plastic with all the wires solder to it and made a change with the one the did not work so now I have working high and low beam (or main and dip as stated in the workshop manual).

Mid winter here at Lat 54 degrees North. 18 Year single malt helps keep the body warm and brain numb.
 

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Yesterday I changed the Doughty washer at the bottom of the RHS fork slider. Used a long length of welding rod up through the hole in the bottom of the slider, dropped the washer over it, then poked the welding rod up the hole in the damper assy - that allowed me to replace the slider, and make sure the washer stayed in the right place. It worked, and no leak now. (Then had several pints of Green King IPA (£2.80/pint) in the village pub :beerchug ).
 

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Today I
fixed my carb issues by keying the throttle springs into the needle plate, when I put in new cables I botched it

soldered my ground wires and included the ground coming out of the harness

discovered a new erratic clank/tap noise coming out of the primary or behind it.......
 

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There is a lot that I need to do with my classic Triumph, but it will have to wait until the garage is a bit warmer. I usually get her ready to go in March any way. Oil change, carb cleaning, general tightening of the loose stuff...
 

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Pulled the plugs on the '68' T120. One was clean and tan, one sooty so cleaned them swapped sides. Tinkered with the carbs. Adjusted the chain and brake light switch. Went for a ride. It ran great so I put the #190 jets back in the shed.
Disassembled, cleaned and inspected two T140 front end assemblies (yokes & forks) to pick the parts I'll be able to use on my brothers bitsa.
 

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Pulled the carbs so I could replace the floats and float needles. I've had issues with it running fine and when I come back an hour later I can't get it started for a week. Electrical seems good, so I figure it's gotta be fuel. Bought the "ethanol resistant" floats and new needles from British Cycle Supply. We'll see what happens now.
 

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Today must be the first in almost 2 months that it has been above freezing. We've had the coldest winter on record. The 'bikes are dripping with condensation in the garage as the warmer air hits cold metal...not good!
I'm going to try to wipe the water off to keep my Tiger's chrome and alloy shining..
 
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