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American Bikes / Re: 1948 chief horn
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:21:44 PM »
I wish I had a 48 Chief horn....another item that's as rare as a very rare thing.

Does "cranking like crazy" mean it was turning over at the correct speed on the starter?
Measuring 12.5V doesn't really mean a great deal; take a dead battery out of your car and you can still get 12V on a voltmeter but it's still knackered and won't turn the car over. "Surface charge" and all that...

The battery's had it. Jump lead it from your car to prove.

Japanese Bikes / Re: yamaha ds5 engine
« on: May 15, 2018, 02:40:13 PM »
Did you glaze-bust the bores before reringing it?

British Bikes / Re: 1970 750 oil Pump Removal
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:01:18 PM »
Errr...what 750?


 I do it by proxy, I tell the wife where to hit me. :o :o

And then she won't, and that's what really hurts..

One I acquired many years ago. ;)

I realise that this bike is your interest but the trick is knowing when to stop chucking money at it. Not unusual for sellers to advertise Bantams etc for 2000 when it stands them in at 3000.

American Bikes / Re: Indian Scout gearbox 1926
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:05:56 AM »
If it really is 35 x 72 x 17 it's a 6207 and available just about everywhere including on-line. Are you sure it's a metric bearing though? My Chief is resolutely bearing-ed up with Imperial bearings.

All joking aside, that would be a good move, or be really outrageous and fit something like a CD200 engine... ;)

About 18 Thou?

Sounds a good place to start. My Scott runs at that gap.

I'd close the plug gap down a bit too.

British Bikes / Re: Loctite 5990
« on: May 04, 2018, 12:52:49 PM »
But if you want to use some goo of some sort there is some HT stuff specifically for fire-backs flues etc and it comes in the same mastic gun tubes as the other sealants.

British Bikes / Re: Cush drive , necessary or not
« on: May 03, 2018, 02:30:29 PM »
Yes, I would agree with that. I would think a big single bike with no cush-druve arrangements would be so horrible as to be unrideable.

Japanese Bikes / Re: honda cbx 750 f
« on: April 29, 2018, 07:39:24 PM »
Even more so if the carb inlet rubbers have gone hard over time.... :(

Great set of "mangle gears" there! ;)
You seem to have a great machine shop on tap.... let's hope it's all good now.
When you take it racing you'll have to make up some big old crankcase stuffers!

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