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PostSubject: new builds   Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:13 am

hi tim,eddie sorry to hear about your gearbox trouble tim! it's the unwritten shed law when things won't fit have a good swear chuck some stuff about walk away and when you go back to it it seems clearer lol! but on a better note here's the link to photobucket for my bike pics Very Happy .
http://s1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd514/adambantam/
hope it works let me know what you think, good or bad,best regards adam.
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:16 am

The more I see of other people's bikes the more it puts me to shame LOL. Oh well, but at least it gives me the incentive to do a bit more... If I have the time and money, which I don't. Looks nice Adam! How did you get on with the rear sets? Can you explain how they were made and also attached to the frame s'il vous plait?

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:33 am

hi tim, what i'll do is take them off and post a piece by piece picture should be a bit clearer then .will try and upload tomorrow best regards adam Very Happy .
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:38 am

Hi Tim/Adam,

i agree with the rearsets, would be a great idea to see as kit will make progress. we all get frustrated and i can think of many a time of a few choice words and walking away, having a pint and things become clearer, i cant throw the tools though as dad would hear!



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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:54 am

hi tim/ed,just put on rearset pictures as promised hope they are of use best regards adam Smile .
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:06 am

Hi Adam,

Where these bought of the internet or home made? They look very well made! If home made by you, can you please tell me what was involved?

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:05 am

Hi Adam,

thanks for posting the pictures, gonna have to push on with dads bike so we are trying to make a list again for it after picking up a few bits. Gonna try and sort my bits that i want to do aswell and try running him up again.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:13 am

Hi guys

a list or "to do" list is an excellent idea" on how to stay focused and work on one small job at a time.

I always made lists, sometime they ended up being wish lists, so try to stay objective, do one at a time, if your not able to do it then ask on here for help.

good luck

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:32 am

Hi Derek,

I agree, dad has a whiteboard in his room of what he needs to do and what he needs to get so that as one gets wiped off it is progress forward.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:14 pm

I wouldn't put a whiteboard up in the garage for me; I'd get too occupied with writing all the rugby formations on! Laughing

I know what I have to do to get it running first;

-sort oil seals out (not bothering to do the bearings really, can't be arsed)
-fit crankshaft assembly into cases
-mate the two cases and then put my new bonding putty/cement round it
-build the clutch onto the engine
-fit all new Woodruff keys in their respected order
-fit piston rings (new)
-put primary drive sprocket on and also order a new primary drive chain perhaps (IWIS race as I've seen on Ebay)
-screw back on Wipac magneto and fit ignitions cam
-re-wire the electrics seeing some idiot decided to cut the cable in half
-buy a new spark plug and fit that
-put engine sprocket on
-fit into D7 rolling chassis and do timings
-attach rear chain onto the rear sprocket and also to the engine sprocket
-test run, lol.

...and I haven't even started tuning it yet!

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:10 am

hi tim/eddie/all, just to say i made my rear sets at work, out of bits of scrap ally it took me a months worth of dinnertime working to complete, they are not that great up close (but thanks for the kind words) making a list of stuff to do is a great idea(especaily as you get older) lol! ive got a little note book to write stuff in i also list thread sizes,hole centres etc.best regards adam Smile .
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:02 am

Hi Tim/Adam,

Well we keep the whiteboard in the house! Dad makes notes for everything so we know what we have done on each bit and has a notebook and certain bits we take to autojumbles so can check things.

Atleast you are making progress adam and the main thing is that they are practical and work, how are your othe bits progressing?.



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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:40 am

Adam, with the rear set mounting triangles, where these brazed or welded on? Can they be put on anywhere along the subframe seeing I might need them very far back as I'm above average UK height... by a long way! LOL.

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:26 am

Hi Tim,

You will just have to learn to ride using your knees as ear warmers! Lol, im 6ft 4 and i dont find them that bad at all.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:55 am

hi tim,the footrest triangles are welded,not fully welded yet as i'm unsure if the position is correct i think they might be a bit heigh,i think i probaly should have brazed them but welding is more accessable to me, as for the postion i just studied other race bantam pictures and made a good guess. i don't know if there is a documented postion,but trial and error is a good way to go Smile best regards adam.
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:16 am

Ah, okay. Cheers Adam. I don't have access to brazing or welding facilities so I've no idea what to do there haha! I have some plumbers torches but the temperature isn't high enough for brazing.

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:34 am

Good Evening Adam/Tim,


How are things progressing?


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:35 am

Evening Eddie and Adam,

Things have hit a halt. One reason is that I have a rugby tour on the weekend so planning for that has taken priority, and also the fact that my flywheel alloy plates won't go on, I mean, stay on. Some articles say to keep them on, some articles say to take them off. What do I do? Adam do you have your flywheel alloy plates on or off? When that's sorted I can then carry on as usual with everything else. Plus I have cleaned the cases and everything else over two days with petrol, Gunk etc and they're sparkling.

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:33 am

hi tim/eddie, things are progressing Smile but i'm being dogged by ignition,clutch and computer problems but i will over come eventully anyway eddie was that a mod or a bodge you discovered on your brakes ? best regards adam.
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:41 am

Hi Adam,

What probelms are you having with the clutch and igniton? As regards to the brakes im not entirely sure but once i resleeved and retinned the cable i can say it definately works although it does need a pedal adjustment.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:20 am

hi eddie,the clutch is slipping i think,i thought it was ok but while trying to sort ignition (i'm currently still on points etc) i thought i'd bump start it only to find that the clutch slips Mad but on the bright side i think it's only down to adjustment(not enough free play) failing that i'll strip it out at the weekend(i've been looking for an excuse to put on the 9 hole spring plate as in mike's brilliant clutch conversion post).hopefully allong the way i'll solve both problems saying that though i am fully open to your or anyones views/opintion help .best regards adam Smile .
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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:57 am

Hi Adam,

Yeah hopefully it is only a slight bit of adjustment as i had to do the same on mine when i had that issue after i had completely stripped and rebuilt the clutch. Did you find the mike uconversion an easy thing to make? you may get help and suggestions as some of the guys do read the posts in the topic and offer help.


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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:47 am

Hi All,

Hope you are all well and things are going well. Gonna try and do some welding tomorrow to try and sort out the seat fitting and arrangement, go and watch the racing on mobday and hopefully try and get a few bits and also try and have a look at finally making up the exhaust..



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PostSubject: Re: New Builds - Learners   Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:06 am

Hi all,

Looks nice Ed, and some nice stories from you two. I see you guys are well ahead of me so I have got nothing to update you on. I had 3 weeks off from school but meh, I couldn't be arsed to work on the bike haha.

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