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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by planktonnn, Aug 25, 2009.
No worries, I took it with the requisite smilies & your usual jocularity implied
The comment was pointed at the world, not your good self
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Half a shed has kindly been made available for a DMW revamp...
The first task is getting it up onto a rear paddock stand on my own (a bit of a juggle) and then removing the seat pan to get at the electrics. The pan is held on by three screws at the rear, and by the subframe top mount bolts at the front. I have feeling I'll be drilling a couple of holes into the front of the top subframe tubes to take a couple of screws, so that in future I can get the seat pan off without undoing the subframe bolts...
Having got at the battery/electrics the first thing is to replace the trickle charger tails that were in place to the battery. I've a feeling they were a bit tired, as I noted the charger kicked in & out if they were waggled. Next I'll be checking the condition of the single red wire from the Boyer to battery + terminal & replace if required, and doing similar checks on the red & green wires from the Electrex World combined rectifier & regulator. I'll give the battery electrolyte levels a check, & clean all the connectors.
Next it's time to pull the tank off & check the wiring underneath there...
It's called the DMW because my first Initial is D...
Irritatingly, the link on the RR45 page at the Electrex World site that is supposed to lead to a wiring installation diagram is down. Luckily the pdf can also be found at http://www.gutsibits.co.uk/pr/TheShed/Downloads/ELA00045WiringInstructions.pdf
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"Dupe (short for duplicate) is a local multiplayer game for 2-4 players on a single touchscreen device. Each player chooses a colour at the start, and the colours are randomly distributed across a randomly-selected play area."
So, I soldered extension tails to the red & green wires onto the second Electrex World Reg/Rec from DBD, soldered & crimped ring connectors to the ends & hooked them up to the battey, then slotted in the main connector block and having charged the battery I got the thing to fire, but the battery still shows no input current.
As mentioned I'm seeking the charging problem sequentially, starting with those things that are easiest to access, so next it'll probably be back into the headlight and have a good poke around, before swapping out the lines from the stator to the reg/rec and having a good poke about with the rotor/stator etc. The pickup seems to be there & not significantly worn. I'll just keep fiddling.
At the same time I'm hunting the misfire on the left cylinder, which comes and goes relative to the throttle position. As if it's coming in at the exit of the upper end of the crossover between the idle & needle jet in the pic from the Big Book of Bings shown below. Certainly, if the left pot drops out & I back off the throttle by a tiny amount it comes back. Add a bit, drops out, take it off again, in it comes. This tends to be in the mid range revs rather than the low, as a fuller throttle at low revs is handle fine, but it's almost as tho/ough when it gets to a given level of fuel demand...
I've a list of things to go thru/ough with this one, including fuelpetcocktap stack filters etc., but I will of course be bearing in mind that old adage that 90% of carb/fuelling problems are electrical...
Both sets of tasks are forced to be be sliced into bite sized chunks by the weather, as there's only so long one can work in a snow covered shed before all digital dexterity declines, and the brane freeze sets in, but rest assured I'm making an effort, especially on the charging problem, as this renders the bike unusable and means I would have to walk places n stuff.
At some point tho/ough I may have to cough up for the local Dave to check the carbs, valve timing & ignition timing. And I need to start saving for a 2nd hand K size front tire/yre from Motorworks.
And other things.
In other news someone generally referred to as Asstrail has in some way blown a K75 gearbox.
In answer to a question I have recieved, there's a vote button in the hanging black bar at the bottom of the window...
Oh deary me, that is a shame.....well he won't be needing his front tyre, will he?
summat a bit strange about them wheels
I have a timing light and vacuum gauges, if it helps
An application to be pope (circa 2005)
"Dear Popefinder General,
Like probably nearly everyone (apart from diabolists, gays and people who think we should try and stop AIDS spreading) I was saddened to hear of the passing of Pope John-Paul II. He was really good at being Pope and so it's a shame that he can't be any more, but on the bright side he must surely now be up in Heaven enjoying everlasting life in paradise, which, as is my understanding is the whole point of being Christian and stuff, so really we should be happy about it, don't you think? There was always the chance if he's lived longer that he might have done a really stupid sin or something and been barred from entry, so in a sense it's good he died. I am not trying to make light of a man's life (and I could, because he was called Karol and there's hundreds of jokes I could do if I wanted), I just think you probably knew him quite well and must be sad and I was trying to look on the bright side. He's probably met Jesus already and found out which of the contradictory stuff in the Bible was actually right and whether the bread and wine literally becomes his body and blood or whether he was speaking metaphorically. I expect John Paul and Jesus had quite a laugh if it was the latter. That would be embarrassing for the Pope. But Jesus wouldn't hold a grudge - he'd forgive him. That is His job and I for one think he does it well and also doesn't get a sexual thrill from shitting Himself like some blasphemous fools maintain.
Anyway, sad as the Pope's death is, there does come a point where life has to go on and we have to get on with things. I've waited over 36 hours and John Paul isn't coming back (unlike Jesus, who surprised everyone that time back on April 9th 30AD).
So I think it's time to think about who will be the next Pontiff. Doubtless you've been giving this a bit of thought over the last few weeks while John-Paul was ill (though to be polite you really should have waited til he was dead before you started that speculation, but I am a forgiving man - please make a note of this - and I'm not going to make a fuss about it).
Anyway, what I am saying is that despite the fact that I may not be on your current list of candidates I was wondering if I could throw my hat (I don't have one of those little round papal ones that are a bit like a Frisbee and so would be good for this- well not yet) into the ring.
You might think me an unlikely choice as I have never held even a minor office in the Catholic Church, but I think I might be quite good at it anyway.
1) I am relatively young for a Pope. If you keep selecting popes in their fifties and sixties then obviously you are going to have to go through this rigmarole every decade or so. I am only 37 and two of my grandparents lived to over 90, so I think there is an excellent chance that I could reign for the next 50 years. Which mean you wouldn't have to bother to think of another Pope til around about 2055. Let's face it, by then the world will probably have ended, especially if we keep the rule about the condoms going, so your job would be done and you could put your feet up.
2) Although I am not very religious and if pressed would say I am an atheist, I do have quite a lot of experience of church. My mum and dad were Christians and forced me to go to church about four times a year when I was little. I really hated it. It was so boring and stuffy and sanctimonious. Once I got into my 20s I refused to go to Church again, unless it was for a wedding or a funeral or Christening.
But I do like some of the super powers that Jesus had and also some of the hymns were fun. And I've read most of the Bible and learnt the first page of the New Testament off by heart. If you give me the job I will definitely learn the other stuff and also if people ask me say that I believe in God and stuff.
3) I am actually Godfather to my nephew Andrew and even though I don't believe in God I take my duties seriously and every now and again I say to him, "Believe in God" and similar. This should give you an idea of how I would be able to lie and be a hypocrite to be a Pope who tells people to believe stuff that no intelligent person would think was true.
4) I would really like to live in a big palace and order people around and stuff and think I would be good at it. Also I have been meaning to learn other languages, which is something a Pope has to do, so that would kill two birds with one stone.
5) I think all people are equal and have a right to do whatever they want as long as they are not harming other people. I think Jesus said something similar. But like all the other Popes I am prepared to ignore this and say that I hate gay people etc if that means I get the job.
There is one other thing I think I should probably tell you now before you find out once you've given me the job and it causes any embarrassment: I was not actually brought up as a Catholic (my mum and dad are C of E), nor have I converted to Catholicism or really even been to a Catholic church. My brother-in-law is Catholic and I think I was best man for a bloke who might have been Catholic (it was some weird branch of Christianity anyway), but that's about as far as it goes. To be honest I've always found the Catholic religion a bit showy, which seems at odds with Christ's message to me, and also you can't seriously mean it about transubstantiation - that's just weird. But having said that I have really enjoyed my two trips to the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel and would be prepared to overlook my disdain for the way that all Christian churches have warped the message of Jesus if it meant I get the fine robes, jewels and free air travel etc.
I hope you won't hold this against me and will give me some marks for my honesty. I think I deserve an interview at least.
I understand if you can't give me the job this time round, but hope you will keep my letter on file for the next time this happens (which should be pretty soon given the way it's worked so far - see my first point).
I have a few gigs around the country, but could probably re-arrange them if you want me to start straight away. Monday would really be the earliest convenient date for me, as I am playing Croydon on Sunday.
Again bad luck about John-Paul and I am looking forward to being your boss."
Dumber than a bag of hammers.
But it's tidy.
I may well take you up on that but in the meantime we'll see how I get on because if the mood catches me I may set it on fire. Give me a shout at some point & if I'm around there and in the shed I'll stick the kettle on & we can point & go 'Hmmmm'