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Paul W

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Reply #90 on: June 05, 2021, 04:35:51 pm
I adjusted the rear chain, the clutch cable and the front brake cable. I also put an additional amount of ATF in the front forks to stiffen them up a little.

I was planning to go out on the bike but unusually for this part of the world, I felt it was just too hot! I don't like riding the bike without leathers, boots & gloves so I might just go out a bit later this evening as the heat dies down.  8)
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Reply #91 on: June 05, 2021, 05:10:57 pm
 "leathers, boots & gloves"? Here's how it's done in HOT weather!  ;D ;D ;D
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Reply #92 on: June 05, 2021, 07:23:34 pm
I value my personal valuables too much to ride while dressed like that. As for side saddle, my “other half” complained of backache after six miles on the Bullet so I had a reason to fit a solo seat….  ;)
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Reply #93 on: June 07, 2021, 09:23:30 pm
No helmet for your Abuela??? Come on man!!!!


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Reply #94 on: June 09, 2021, 09:22:03 am
Got it so dusty I had to swap air filter after an hour as the bike would no longer idle. Might have to look in to alternative filter options as these cones just get caked really quickly.



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Reply #95 on: June 09, 2021, 05:56:45 pm
I don’t have a lift table so used my car ramps to give easier access to the underside lower engine plates.
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Reply #96 on: June 09, 2021, 06:40:14 pm
Rode out to them thar hills. Just under 90 miles round trip this time. Spent an hour or so in Monyash, at the Smithy Cafe. Got talking to another biker. He ate my lunch by mistake - so I ate his! But how he mistook a cheese and onion paninni for a ploughman's I'll never know.  ::)
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Reply #97 on: June 09, 2021, 08:51:10 pm
Rode out to them thar hills. Just under 90 miles round trip this time. Spent an hour or so in Monyash, at the Smithy Cafe. Got talking to another biker. He ate my lunch by mistake - so I ate his! But how he mistook a cheese and onion paninni for a ploughman's I'll never know.  ::)
haha maybe this other biker was in awe of the Royal Enfield and couldn't tell what he was eating , 90 miles always a good effort 👍


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Reply #98 on: June 10, 2021, 07:24:30 am
After 90 miles on my bike’s scrambler seat, my backside needs a rest! Other than that, I’d stay on the bike all day! 8)
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Reply #99 on: June 12, 2021, 06:06:50 am
I retapped the mounting holes for the points plate as I had stripped them. New bits added from the Hitchcocks kit. New auto advance springs  also added and the bike retuned with the oh so accurate timing stick tool.

Starts first kick and ticks over nicely

I the took it for a Bullet version of an Italian tune-up along my favourite dual carriageways and around my favourite roundabouts.

Lovely jubbly
So far I have: removed electric start, removed panniers and crash bars, fitted Lycette seat and short silencer, rejetted carb, fitted pancake filter, rebuilt kickstart mechanism, replaced snapped clutch cable, fitted Lucas stop light, fixed headlight short ....


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Reply #100 on: September 15, 2021, 12:08:53 am
Brought her home. This moment was over a year in the making.
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Reply #101 on: September 15, 2021, 01:04:26 am
Brought her home. This moment was over a year in the making.

Congrats! I see she's named Fiona, plan on keeping that name?
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Reply #102 on: September 15, 2021, 03:25:52 am
Congrats! I see she's named Fiona, plan on keeping that name?

She's been Fiona since 2017! 2020 hit her hard, and 2021 hit me hard, so today was her first time running since last July or so.
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Reply #103 on: September 15, 2021, 03:50:32 am
I see, may there be a big comeback for the both of you!
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Reply #104 on: September 16, 2021, 10:59:49 pm
Looked at it.Great garage art. No miles this summer.
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