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  1. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.
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    So go on admit it, it's the wife who's the builder, and you're the one making the tea. Amazing skill you have to be able to do all the work yourself. :):)
     
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  2. darkman

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    Great work Steve :) I had to get my mate round to help me with Su's wheels lol.

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  3. Iron

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    Next time you have an issue with anything mechanical, give me a shout and I'll send the Admin Staff round....:)...over....
     
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  4. Iron

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    Thank you, really. :) It's not that much skill, as one can see from the posts, and continually hitting myself with a hammer, it's just that the tele's a bit crap of late. So I'd be bored otherwise. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Sandi T

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    Yes, looking very good! And a bit like a modern art exhibit at the moment. :cool:

    "jiggery pokery" and "whatsit thingamy" You have the best expressions, @Iron. :joy: I love 'em! :grinning:
     
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    Has anyone seen them in the same room...
     
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  7. Iron

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    #327 Iron, Apr 14, 2022
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    All seems to be prepared. There's always a catch somewhere but continuing anyway.

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    Started with assembly of swing arm with new brass bushes, pivots, rubber covers, nut and bolt. Even using some new nipples..

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    A bit fiddly getting it in

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    Larger spacer on the left and finagle the rubbers in, getting grease all over the shop

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  8. Vulpes

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    I'm in awe. Fantastic.
     
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  9. Iron

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    Then get one of these.

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    And squirt enough grease into the nipples until you see the grease coming out from under the rubber covers

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  10. darkman

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    Looks great :)
     
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  11. Iron

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    #331 Iron, Apr 14, 2022
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    Now that's on, hang the back shocks on and bolt up

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    remove the old races out of the headstock by bashing out with a long piece of bar. There's two large diameter washers in there as well. Give it all a clean out as there'll be some rust in there. Put some new washers in as the new bearing races get hammered into place. Doesn't take much, just use the little hammer so as to not damage anything - paticularly fingers. Splodge on some grease...

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    Threadle the lower headstock bearing onto the bottom yoke. And a liberation of grease...

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  12. Vulpes

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    Is that some lubrication contraption?
     
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  13. Iron

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    Thread the bottom yoke through the top bearing, put on the bearing cover, stick on the top yoke and do the headstock nut up (a nice new shiny one). You obviously need a few more hands than you actually have to complete this. So use your legs....

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    Threadle up each fork leg and hold with the pinch bolts. Then put the top nuts in. These are the originals that have the recess for the stickers that say something like "put 3 gallons of fork oil in here" just in case you forget.

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    But I don't like them as I'll remember without a sticker. Nice new shiney domed ones are £25 quid each so I file the originals down

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    And polish them up until I decide whether to get the new shiney ones

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  14. Iron

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    Bolt on the handlebars along with new spacers for the grips and complete with home made stainless bracket and speedo.

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    Then whack hurtie split finger with big spanner until it bleeds again. Enjoy a loud dance around the garage using those well known lyrics "bugger, bugger, bugger, bum hole, bastard, cuntie, bollox.."
    Sing along now, you all know the words......

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  15. Iron

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    Had a spot of luncheon and then sorted back wheel

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    Looks better than the usual skinny ones I think

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    Moved the jack back and bolted in the front wheel and kick stand.

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    Sorted the puzzle that is the back brake assembly

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    Then remembered the back brake bracket and caliper. Numbnuts. So took out the back spindle and reassembled with the brake stuff on and then it was time for tea....
    Quite pleased so far....:)....over....

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  16. darkman

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    Tyre sits nice on the wide rim :)
     
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  17. DCS900

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    Was that song called “Oooocha Mother…” by George Formby?
     
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  18. Iron

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    Engine to go in

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    I wheeled it round on the jack so it was closer for the Admin Staff. I had to take off the brake pedal and footrest so she was happy. And plonked it straight in.

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  19. Iron

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    Bolted all the bits and bobs back on and it's more or less there. Ok wiring etc etc etc to do but essentially done.

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    After ..................................................................and.................................................Before
     
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    #340 Iron, Apr 15, 2022
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    Gotta get bikes running now for summer poodling so it'll sit for a while but sorted.....other than the spirit bell, still gotta sort that :)......over....

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