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Reply #15 on: August 23, 2015, 01:57:40 pm
Looking good, nice work !
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Reply #16 on: August 25, 2015, 10:44:04 pm
Nice work on that speedo!  Beyond my capabilities.  :)
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Reply #17 on: September 05, 2015, 04:14:39 am
The motor got it's new bearings and is roughly put together. Haven't got the screws done yet (still need plating)...




Here you can see the O-ring I added to prevent leaking from behind the cylinders:



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Reply #18 on: September 05, 2015, 07:36:20 am
Nice job adding the oring. They definitely leak there.  ERC 
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Reply #19 on: September 08, 2015, 05:32:56 am
I have a lot of bolts to clean (as you might imagine) and neither the time, nor intention to do that all by hand. So I just "built" a very, very simple tumbler, but it works quite well ;D









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Reply #20 on: September 08, 2015, 06:30:20 am
Is that a random orbital sander?  You, my friend, are a genius!

What did you use as a "cleaning" medium?


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Reply #21 on: September 08, 2015, 12:04:28 pm
Yes, it is! The medium is just sand. Still lot's of potential for improvements :P


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Reply #22 on: September 18, 2015, 07:48:33 am
Very clever with that tumbler.  I always just take my bolts the bench grinder with the brush wheel.  Your way looks way easier.  Haha
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Reply #23 on: September 19, 2015, 02:22:12 am
Yes, I first cleaned everything with a brush and petroleum, but with all the small parts (little bolts, nuts etc.) that just seemed too much. The tumbler works quite good and I am planning on building a bigger one.
Andreas


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Reply #24 on: September 19, 2015, 04:54:40 pm
It looks like I've found another use for my Cartridge Case Tumbler.

Now, I'll just have to find some rusty old bolts to try it on. :)
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Reply #25 on: September 27, 2015, 05:53:12 pm
Friday I was able to collect the first load of zinc platet small parts. For only €35, it was a fair price I guess:




But the bad thing: A bolt and a washer are missing. What really bad about it: I previously just bought that washer! Well, I'll have to call and see, if they found anything. Else I'll have to order again.

last but not least I found out, that the taps of the gearbox I repaired weren#t supposed to be 1/4" BSW, but 1/4" BSC! My bad. Of course nothing fits now and I have to dismantle everything, remove the coils, weld and retap. Naturally nobody I know has a BSC tap set. Could it be any better?  ::)
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Reply #26 on: September 27, 2015, 07:05:36 pm
The British motorcycle industry loved fine threads, even in aluminium castings. For what it's worth the Indian Bullet engines took their time going metric, I believe that even the AVL engined Electra-X still has 3/8" BSC gearbox studs.

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Reply #27 on: September 27, 2015, 10:16:43 pm
 Subscribed  ;)  :D
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Reply #28 on: September 28, 2015, 05:07:01 pm
Man, how embarrassing! Everything's ok but I let myself get fooled. The bolts just went a little hard in the coils, so I thought the tpi was wrong. Using a wrench, it felt rather easy though. You just forget that you have basicly a spring and not a tap you screw the bolt into.

As you see a bolt is still missing. Still some work to do on the bearing retainer, since the oil trower is touching it while turning the shaft. That aside, I believe that's the shiniest albion gear shift mechanism I ever saw ;D




Making progress!
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Andreas


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Reply #29 on: October 04, 2015, 09:52:54 am
Just a few steps further ahead:






Man, that one's gonna be sweet!
Andreas