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Reply #60 on: October 07, 2018, 08:37:40 pm
good find! now I expect you WILL keep the bike ;) after all they are a fun ride
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Reply #61 on: October 07, 2018, 08:42:28 pm
And when does the sidecar go back on?
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Reply #62 on: October 07, 2018, 08:50:03 pm
   I'll keep the Electra, not the C5. Now that I've got the Bonnie for the car, the C5 will just take up room in the garage.
   Originally I planned to install a GPS speedo in the Electra and do a re-paint as a Winter project, but that's put on hold for now while I finish putting the C5 back together and then get the car attached to the Bonnie.
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Reply #63 on: October 07, 2018, 09:35:44 pm
Wow that looks like Hell! And I was so sure it was a mouse nest.................
Glad you found out what was ailing your bike.
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Reply #64 on: October 08, 2018, 06:39:11 am
Congratulations on finding the source of the problem! Your systematic approach and dedication has paid off, and that's always a great day eh?  I hate that gray muffler cement. It's garbage. You're almost forced to use more than you need as it dries up and flakes away in short order.  I had fits with it when trying to keep my aftermarket muffler secure on the header pipe. It always loosened in time and left only a hard to remove gritty residue.  That said I've since had tremendous luck with Permatex high-temperature muffler and tail pipe sealer which seals beautifully and remains pliable if applied per the directions.  If you don't already have a particular brand in mind I would recommend this one.  See the attached photo. Regards and continued good luck,  Kevin Daly


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Reply #65 on: October 08, 2018, 06:46:03 am
   I completely spaced on Troubleshooting Rule #1: "Where was the last bit of maintenance done?" and then work back from there. Completely forgot I had to install a new gasket when I replaced that muffler. Could have had this solved sooo much earlier.  ::)
   Oh well, we live, we screw up, and hopefully learn from the experience.  :)
   Once I get the de-coking finished and get this thing back together I'll report back.
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Reply #66 on: October 08, 2018, 04:21:31 pm
That was kind of like having a lost socket in the pipe!  ::)

Nice find. Yeah, I always check the last thing I did. Almost always reveals the problem! :D

Now about those industrial size TP rolls...  :o
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Reply #67 on: October 11, 2018, 02:50:23 pm
Now that everything is cleaned up it's "hurry up and wait" for the gaskets to get here. Looking forward to getting this thing back on the road.  :)
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Reply #68 on: October 11, 2018, 08:25:01 pm
heloego,

Hopefully your problem has been found. Ince back running are you going through with your plan to attach the Cozy to the Triumph?

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Reply #69 on: October 11, 2018, 10:16:04 pm
 ;D ;D ;D That is Gold! Happy days!
If you'd kept running it like that would the gasket goo eventually have eroded away and effectively fixed itself? Or is it hard like concrete?

Reminds me of the time I rebuilt a ST Lister and the bloody thing wouldn't go above idle. Started and idled like a champ though. I wasted more time than I should have before I pulled off the inlet manifold and found the rag stuffed in there...
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Reply #70 on: October 12, 2018, 08:01:21 am
Grant:

   Yep, I do hope that is the problem. It always did just fine at lower throttle settings, but would get sickly as I increased throttle.
   The Cozy will be attached to the Triumph for sure.

   The current plan is the C5 will get a good touch-up and cleaning so I can sell it to make more room in the garage. I'm seriously running out of space, and decided I've too much time, $$$, and emotion invested in the Electra to let it go anywhere soon. At least for now. I've been known to change my mind.  ;)    And it's a foregone conclusion I won't be able to get anywhere near a good price for it.


Gizzo:
  The stuff may have eventually broken away and the problem may have solved itself, but once it expanded it was almost as hard as concrete. Surprisingly so. Hard enough to seriously increase the back pressure at higher throttle settings, anyway. I do think this was the issue all along, but I'll only know for sure once I get it back together. Valves and rings are in excellent condition. That was my big concern, so it appears all the stuff I ordered except for the seals will become stock for future repair.  :)
   
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Reply #71 on: October 12, 2018, 01:59:25 pm
Boy!
A plugged up exhaust port?  I would have never guessed that was the problem but once you get that crap out of there I'm betting your old motorcycle will run like a champ!
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Reply #72 on: October 16, 2018, 08:03:14 am
   Parts came in late yesterday. Definitely more than I'll actually need, but the extra can go into stock.  ;)
   10 days from order to receipt. Still not bad at all, especially since Tim advised me the NIS parts could have a lead time of 21 days to arrive. I assumed they'd probably have to get them from India, but everything received from our hosts in good order as usual.  :)
   Only have a couple days to play so we'll see how far I get into it today and tomorrow before I have to go back to work for a week.
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