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Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain......

Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:05 am

Fast Eddie wrote:They look good Jimmy.

Now you be careful with that Black and Decker .... !


Ha Ha!!


Just back from Snnnuffolk and met a bloke with a you guessed it but his had the small rectangular rear light and the slim chain guard Is that the uk 68? Second one I've seen like that recently.

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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:39 am

68 US spec had the larger rear light housing with red reflectors on either side.

I know nowt about slimmer chain guards...
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:24 am

Still plenty to do but I hope to have her on the road for Saturday's show at Ayr, meeting up with some members from TOMCC Glasgow .

Maybe the chain guards have just been changed for the later type for ease of installation , only a guess, anyway don't really give two hoots .....just curious.


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Bike in current condition. Tank threads done ,new taps on, headers back on . Drive chain to fit, drop in fuel , rear wheel jiggly jiggy and pop the exhausts on plus tighten some nuts and bolts and see if she will start.! This seems to have taken forever to do..

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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:03 am

TOMCC Glasgow is having a classic event at Tighnabruaich in August

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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:18 am

Today's the day the teddy bears have their picks nicked. She is almost ready for a start up and a wee run to see if we are good to go! I really want to ride this bike to a few events so fingers crossed , it's been too long for work that should have only taken a few nights if I had the parts, knowledge and no distractions.

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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby grandpaul » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:35 am

Sure looks good just sitting there.

Now it needs to be rolled out into the light of day and LIT UP!
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:55 pm

grandpaul wrote:Sure looks good just sitting there.

Now it needs to be rolled out into the light of day and LIT UP!


I could not agree more Paul , got her started no problem but the clutch and fuel pipes need sorting but I had a wee spin. Sounds fine apart from the chain guard setting not the best( needs a wee reset ). She won't make the classic show tomorrow, pity but that's life. I was away last week playing commandos at the NOC National rally , auldblue did just shy of 875 mls round trip and was the farthest travelled machine, had a hoot!!


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Photo taken 15mins ago putting her back in the garage and having a wee Vodka, for midicinal purposes only!!


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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby Fast Eddie » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:29 am

The boys look 'well oiled' there Jimmy.

The 68' looks a cracker now. Effort well spent there matey!
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:08 pm

Fast Eddie wrote:The boys look 'well oiled' there Jimmy.

The 68' looks a cracker now. Effort well spent there matey!


And on multi grade , cheers for that Nigel I like the cycle.............however bit of a UMO spotted at the classic show at Ayr yesterday!


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Two front mudguards, do you think they forgot to take the wee one off!
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby Fast Eddie » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:33 am

Indian logic....
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:38 am

Fast Eddie wrote:Indian logic....



Mmmmmmh I was wondering why the salesman kept climbing up that rope at the back of the gazebo and coming back down speaking like Burt Munro.

Anyway , I have some form of electrical issue now. Bad connection to earth intermittent ,the wiring loom does look pretty ropey , to say the least but I was hoping to get a couple of weekend jaunts out the old girl just after the solstise without having to do a great deal more, might just be wishful thinking though.
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:19 pm

Stuck on the new clutch cable, but the route of the old cable seemed wrong.

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Goes down the drive side then crosses over, seems wrong. Having a look at the carbs as well float needles are Viton tipped by the look of things but the slides don't seem to be balanced when you look at the screws.

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Postby L.A.B. » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:36 pm

auldblue wrote:but the slides don't seem to be balanced when you look at the screws.


Why look at the screws?
With the screws where they are, the slides will either be set at equal heights(when fitted)......or they won't in which case they need readjusting.
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:16 pm

L.A.B. wrote:
auldblue wrote:but the slides don't seem to be balanced when you look at the screws.


Why look at the screws?
With the screws where they are, the slides will either be set at equal heights(when fitted)......or they won't in which case they need readjusting.



I agree but the difference in the stop screws seemed a lot, when I stuck the carbs back on DS slide gap was big but the TS gap was like the Grand Canyon . Has anyone got any experience with morgo rotary oil pumps?
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Re: Last train to Glasgow Central..........Last Traaaain....

Postby auldblue » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:39 pm

Balls up , stripped on of the carb bowl screws. Swap carb Fromm other bike till heli coil gets here or fit new carbs. Would like to fit new carbs but want to fix the old ones and see if it runs ok first.

Balanced the carbs but the DS carb would not tickle , float and height seemed OK. When I started it the TS was cool but the DS was hot and noisier so on rebuild stripped the screw. What would cause it not to flood the carb ?
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