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Last night I was brave enough to try a trip to Castleford BSA meet.

All was going fine until I got that labouring feeling. But I'm going down hill?
It's an IRH, must be seizing up :oops:
Traffic everywhere and lights and stuff, panic setting in as bike gets slower.

Finds a safe spot to get of the road, by this time I've worked out with the clutch in the motor spins freely :?:

Some fool did'nt splay the split pin though the rea brake clevis :oops:

Rear brake return spring was enough to apply the rear brake, brake overheats.
All the bits being new, not much spare clearance. Wheel locks up with the over heated brake shoes growing.

All fine once cooled down and with the loan of a 6mm nut and bolts from a very kind chap I was able to ride the 18 miles back to work.

On the bright side the lights worked.

So pay attension to the small detail Mark!
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As they say Mark it happens to the Best of us

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Hi Mark IHRSMILE

Welcome to my world ...

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Is there a spell over those IHO/R?

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All sorted and no damage, just a bit brake dust than I should have had with less than 100 miles on the clock :oops:
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Look on the bright side - it probably helped to bed in the piston rings a bit :thumb
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Good point John, cruising at 60mph the throttle is hardly open. I even started having Beat type thoughts about an oxygen sensor and too much fiddling. Then my trouble brought me back to reality. :lol:
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hi mark,
Mark Cook wrote:Traffic everywhere and lights and stuff, panic setting in as bike gets slower.
isn`t it a " interesting " feeling ??
what about the distance of 18 miles multiplied by 100 X ??
feeling multiplied by 100 X as well ??
- result = size of toolbox and amount of spare parts :?: :shock:
:laugh :laugh anyway, - arealy nice one in this Topic section :!:
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Every Woe is a help to those who read this forum.
You could avoid sharing :oops: but glad you didn't. :thumb
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its lucky pes dont service aircraft
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skippy wrote: You could avoid sharing :oops: but glad you didn't. :thumb
Think we all been there.

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I suppose the morel of this story is to check and double check if your building something over such a long period of time and developing new parts as you go. With a normal customers build they stay a kit of bits for as long as possible, then put together in a few days. The other way is as Anita is doing with the winters rebuild. Not to fit a thing unless it can be fully fitted and secured. Though a rebuild is easier than a new build.

Looking forward to the next problem, there is sure to be one ;-)
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Mark, great to her that it's out and in use. Always the way that you need a shake down, if it's right for F1 then must be fine for a BSA. IHRSMILE
Can't wait to hear about the next ride. This weekend ? :thumb
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Mark Cook wrote:normal customers build they stay a kit of bits for as long as possible
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Mark Cook wrote:a normal customers build they stay a kit of bits for as long as possible
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minetymenace wrote:
Mark Cook wrote:normal customers build they stay a kit of bits for as long as possible
:cry:
Don't worry Gerry, the Beast will have it's day, just not sure when that day will be...and check your split pins ;-) ;-) <216
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Sod the split pins, it's cruel to edit out of context :(

But I know he is only pulling my leg and will be round for some of Anita's hospitality as soon as his Guzzi is back on the road (as he continues to edit) and what a wonderful guy he is (moderator still abusing his editing privilages) and besides
Kenny Everet wrote:Its all in the best possible taste
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