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by iansoady
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Heated grips have stopped working
Replies: 20
Views: 272

Re: Heated grips have stopped working

... but fuses don't blow for no reason.....
by iansoady
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Velocette Viceroy
Replies: 35
Views: 805

Re: Velocette Viceroy

Just to steer us (slightly) back on track I bought a 9/16" x 26 Cycle tap & die from Tracy tools to tidy up the front wheel spindle & nuts on my Fanny-B. Arrived the next day and less than £20 the pair. I'm sure they'll come in useful for the back wheel......
by iansoady
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers
Replies: 49
Views: 940

Re: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers

Maybe you could find a way to get them into the wiring to replace the smoke.
by iansoady
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers
Replies: 49
Views: 940

Re: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers

It may well have done but I thought we were talking about Meriden Triumph twins?
by iansoady
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers
Replies: 49
Views: 940

Re: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers

They're 360 degrees apart, so one fires while the other is on the intake. That's "the norm" for parallel twins AFAIK - so you're basic CB250, CB500 etc. will be the same I think. Twins that are 180/540 degrees apart rock side to side loads. Modern stuff with 270 degree cranks etc. tend to have bala...
by iansoady
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Velocette Viceroy
Replies: 35
Views: 805

Re: Velocette Viceroy

Yes, me too. A lot of effort went in to create something which had missed its target audience but seemed to be well thought out. Like other Velos however, which always needed engineers to own them, it probably required substantial post-purchase fettling.
by iansoady
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Velocette Viceroy
Replies: 35
Views: 805

Re: Velocette Viceroy

Yes, but his will be a lot more than 50p!

Actually, he doesn't list a thin one in 9/16" just normal thickness although I expect I could turn one down.
by iansoady
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Velocette Viceroy
Replies: 35
Views: 805

Re: Velocette Viceroy

Do you know the thickness of these nuts as it happens I need a 9/16" x 26 tpi thin nut for the front wheel of my Fanny-B?
by iansoady
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: The Life-Changing Magic of Sheds
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: The Life-Changing Magic of Sheds

Eton certainly goes a long way to explain the arrogance and the assumption that the world owes him a living.
by iansoady
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Velocette Viceroy
Replies: 35
Views: 805

Re: Velocette Viceroy

The difference between cycle and BSF is only in the thread angle - 60 degrees as against 55. Purists will disagree but in my experience especially when dealing with old worn bits the difference is academic. I would actually be very doubtful that a 9/16" 26 tpi thread was anything but Cycle regardles...
by iansoady
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers
Replies: 49
Views: 940

Re: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers

An end gap that's a bit big is not a problem. Too small on the other hand....

And I would be cautious about believing anything I saw on youtube especially from a "custom" shop. I think the TOMCC have videos by Hughie Hancox and others which would be far more use.
by iansoady
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers
Replies: 49
Views: 940

Re: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers

You will of course know to stuff the crankcase openings with rags as you lift the barrels just in case there are stray bits of ring trying to make their escape...
by iansoady
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanics, spanners, twiddling and twirling tools
Topic: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers
Replies: 49
Views: 940

Re: Cleaning carbon from combustion chambers

You've got that far - I'd whip the block off and remove the pistons. Chances are you have a broken or at least badly worn ring. Cleaning carbon off in situ almost always ends up with bits dropping where you don't want them. Unless you're a better mechanic than me you'll want 2 ring compressors to re...
by iansoady
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: The Life-Changing Magic of Sheds
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: The Life-Changing Magic of Sheds

Can't stand the bloke myself.
by iansoady
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Motorbikes for sale
Topic: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 - now sold

Now sold to a nice chap from down the road.
by iansoady
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Show us your workshop...
Replies: 37
Views: 2041

Re: Show us your workshop...

Wreckless Rat wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:06 am I had a thread on it at 'the other place' - but had to delete it in the end owing to some weirdos out there. If people want to see the build (I have stalled a bit for a while) I will open a thread and post some pics of the build so far...
Yes please, would be a nice change.
by iansoady
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Motorbikes for sale
Topic: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50

Thanks for kind comments on Sunbeam page. But surely you want my V50!
by iansoady
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Motorbikes for sale
Topic: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50

KungFooBob wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:59 pm Can I just have the valve covers for my V7?
Yep, £2,700 to you. I'll throw the rest of the bike in as well......
by iansoady
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Motorbikes for sale
Topic: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50

If only i had a garage/shed, always liked the look of those bikes. Bad enough with the street twin sat outside in all weathers. May get more interest if you post a hint towards the price range you are after? Yes, sorry omitted: £2750 ono. I've amended the original. No I haven't - for some reason it...
by iansoady
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Motorbikes for sale
Topic: 1982 Moto Guzzi V50
Replies: 7
Views: 432

1982 Moto Guzzi V50

I've owned this V50 for 3 years and have now decided to part with it. The bike is in excellent condition; I had all the paintwork professionally done a couple of years ago and the stainless silencers and pipes professionally polished. Other than this it's in very nice although not concours cosmetic ...