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Reply #150 - 07/07/18 at 10:37:24
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Adrian wrote on 05/18/18 at 02:31:00:
Today - after more than 4 years - I started the old girl up and ran the motor for a couple of mins - nothing exploded or went bang - and all the new wiring for the Acewell worked too - it seems I might actually know what I'm doing lol lol lol† Wink


Adrian.........are you on the road yet?
  

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Reply #151 - 07/10/18 at 20:47:19
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Hi guys & thanks for the messages - it's nice to be acknowledged.
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Wilcom - the bike is very close to completion now. I'm cleaning up. The old panniers & I have to get a new foam made for the seat & have it reassembled. Then I can take it for a quick run to warm it up & set up the timing properly & tune up the carbies.
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It's taking time because of my illnesses which are much worse in the winter - so I'm not doing much right now. Plus I've run out of money again lol lol so I can take the time out of the shed to save up what I need.
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When I get home I'll put a picture or two up to show how far I've got with it.
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Here are the pics ......
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Reply #152 - 07/11/18 at 03:34:29
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Adrian wrote on 07/10/18 at 20:47:19:
Hi guys & thanks for the messages - it's nice to be acknowledged.
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Wilcom - the bike is very close to completion now. I'm cleaning up. The old panniers & I have to get a new foam made for the seat & have it reassembled. Then I can take it for a quick run to warm it up & set up the timing properly & tune up the carbies.
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Here are the pics ......


Fine looking bike Adrian..........keep us posted
  

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Reply #153 - 07/11/18 at 07:44:21
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Looking really good. I am heading to SA via Mildura and the mighty Murray next week, no bike though.
  
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skippyc wrote on 07/11/18 at 07:44:21:
Looking really good. I am heading to SA via Mildura and the mighty Murray next week, no bike though.


Have a great time  Wink
  

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Reply #155 - 07/07/19 at 04:11:18
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Time to show the bike off in the sunshine - not quite finished but just a couple of small things to do to be ready for the road
  

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Reply #156 - 07/07/19 at 12:23:20
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EXCELLENT!  Looks very nice.
  
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Reply #157 - 07/07/19 at 17:22:01
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Can't wait to see how it runs on the road. It looks like new.
You've done a great job on it.
  
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Reply #158 - 07/07/19 at 17:24:55
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Congratulations Adrian. It looks fantastic. I canít wit to hear your feedback on the 860 upgrade once itís got some miles under it.
  
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Reply #159 - 07/09/19 at 03:42:12
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Thanks guys - finally finished faffing with it today - ready for it's first long - ish run to get it up to temperature so I can check the timing and tune the carbies.
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Of course now I'm ready I've been promised a† few days of severe wet weather again - oh well that's life in the winter eh!
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Today I used the correct C spanner to adjust the rear shocks up to the middle position - and promptly bent it as the adjuster wouldn't move.
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I realized after a few minutes I was try to adjust the unit in the wrong direction - seniors moment  Smiley Smiley
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So bending it back into shape and all was well Smiley
  

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