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Old 02-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #4846
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In a moment of semi-lucid responsible-ness I feel duty bound to make clear this is somebody elses amusing work & sometime way back in this thread I grafted Pjcr12s face on, however I have no reference to give credit for the original idea/execution, which tickled me & still does.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:24 PM   #4847
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Had a fondness for little hats, didn't he? :)

(Didn't know the guy, but I sure miss his posts)
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:01 PM   #4848
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Had a fondness for little hats, didn't he? :)
Well, he had a very varied wardrobe, tho/ough sometimes I was a little concerned...


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Old 02-27-2014, 05:23 PM   #4849
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Now's the perfect time for rubbing an eraser on my eyeballs.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:53 PM   #4850
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Now's the perfect time for rubbing an eraser on my eyeballs.
Yes, I can understand that. None of the three Chappees pictured there was actually pjcr12. They were all the result of a very unsuccessful experiment in DIY done in the shed cloning that, as you can see, went horribly wrong...
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:13 AM   #4851
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:38 AM   #4852
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Dearest Rubber Necking Humanzees,

Please could you let me know if the embedded player in the last post shows up & works? On my system sometime Soundcloud embeds don't show, but I think that's here at this end...

The track is from http://deathboy.bandcamp.com/album/bitscapes

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Old 03-01-2014, 03:45 AM   #4853
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Yep it shows up and works, I'm all outta e's though so only listened to a few
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:48 AM   #4854
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Yep it shows up and works, I'm all outta e's though so only listened to a few seconds
Thank you kindly :-)
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:19 AM   #4855
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Might part of it be The Good Wicked Woman?
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:31 PM   #4856
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Well now, there’s a funny thing. Although I’ve yet to see what the bike is like on a morning cold start, or when it gets soaked thru/ough by rain, I may perhaps appear possibly to have had some effect (so far, finger crossed) on the ‘doesn’t like to cold start the left jug/sometimes coughs back in the left jug/left jug stops altogether’ issue, which I’ve been going on about for ages and recently left me pushing it down the road for two rainy miles.

So, there I am in the car-park of ‘The Place’ thinking to myself “It’s not raining, maybe I could pull the left carb* off and give it a bit of a clean as well as looking at that sticky choke mechanism.” So I drained it & disconnected the pipe, throttle cable & choke wire (it’s one of those ‘no spring on the choke/push-wire not cable’ types) and brought it inside to have a fettle. The intake side was sooty and I was focussed on cleaning the idle jet capillary ways with a bit of soft wire & a can of carb cleaner and that all seemed fine. The choke arm swivelled fine so the sticky problem wasn’t there and had to be in the wire and I was about to go out & put it back on the bike when I noticed a little something. It took me a while because, as you can plainly see (from this & all previous posts) I’m not at my best and therefore wasn’t being properly attentive, so I was very slow. But see if you can get this:

I’d been working on the post-butterfly side and eventually when I eventually turned it round eventually & eventually looked thru/ough the pre-slider rear carb mouth I (at last) eventually noticed eventually that there was no needle… Now, I’ve heard before of the clip grooves wearing or snapping on the needle, or of the little needle position clip coming off and either of these resulting in the needle dropping down and blocking the jet, but I’ve checked with the encyclopaedic knowledge base of Dave & Ian Dave** and tho/ough they too had heard of the needle dropping neither they nor I have ever heard of the opposite happening. A dropped needle would of course block the jet and kill the left side jug encouraging further digging, but because it was intermittently (mostly) running I never thought of that very thing which the problem turned out to be – the retaining clip above the needle had slipped and the needle had risen up into the tower inside the diaphragm chamber. It’s quite an obvious proposition and could happen quite easily but it’s not something I (or the Daves) had ever heard of actually happening. The intake venturi pressure had been lifting the carb slide (thus [maybe] further increasing the air flow into the engine) and the bluddy thing had been sucking fuel out of the needle-free jet. That’s exactly why I chose BMW airheads to play with – HOWEVER YOU FUCK THEM UP THE BLUDDY THINGS WANT TO RUN!?! I dug out another top retaining clip from my big box of bits and secured the needle & it started first time on both sides.

I then had occasion to ask The Daves because I had to take a run out the 5 or so miles there to get a new carb diaphragm as the constant running in this state had stretched the old diaphragm to the point where no sensible Lady would ever consider using it for anything other than being modified into a small handbag. Even with the flappy diaphragm (which was very hard to get back in) the bike was a lot better on the way out to the Daves, and once I got the new one in it was better again. They do a lot of Beemers (there were 6 in for various work or tests just this afternoon) and both ride Airheads themselves. Ian Dave has a lovely scrappy old R, just that sort of bike you often see mechanics ride – not pretty, but they can sort whatever happens. And The Dave himself has at least two, a tasty fast Kafe Racer & a lovely Airhead G/S. So this all means that they usually have most bits you need hung on a nail in the roof beams. It’s unusual to ask them for something they haven’t got three of.

Now… let us remember we must retain an air of sensibility & understand the tricky character of this carbon/calcium reality we ‘live’ in so let’s not get carried away that all is ‘solved’. That which the Puky-verse gives with one spiral arm it viciously grabs back with an unexpected irresistible black hole of “It’s all gone wrong” so I’ll wait & see how the bike is tomorrow. And thence to see what it does when it gets soaked thru/ough, because there’s definitely something up with the somewhat eccentric electrics…

But anyway, in other news - a light may have been switched on.



* 40mm Bings, can’t remember the type number.
** For newer rubber neckers I should of course explain that ALL mechanics that work out in little workshops in the countryside doing all manner of things to all manner of Old Metal On Wheels are called Dave.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:12 AM   #4858
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32 Badass Vintage Photographs Of Women And Motorcycles.


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Isn't 21 a pile of Scotts? I love Flying Squirrels :-)
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:24 PM   #4859
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Isn't 21 a pile of Scotts? I love Flying Squirrels :-)
The left pair are indeed. And they're "Ladies frames" to boot!

I like #11

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Some cool pictures in there, the Francis Barnett speedo drive? in #14 is a bit
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