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Reply #15 on: October 26, 2020, 11:38:58 am
And the Germans will make it with 27 parts. The Italians will use fewer parts but all the fasteners will be inaccessible unless you have the hands of a small child.
I came up working on European cars. British stuff was at least meant to be serviced.
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Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 04:12:07 pm
Germans did build "nice to work on" machines as well, they just don't anymore, like the rest of the world...
I started my career with "Kreidler", a Swabian manufacturer of small motorcycles. These were just as maintainable as RE, but the quality was way better, I have to admit. When Japan came around and their bikes cost only half the price, this was history though :'(


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Reply #17 on: October 30, 2020, 11:45:05 am
Brief update. Found some interesting issues.
https://youtu.be/TpWemMHnY9w
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Reply #20 on: October 30, 2020, 04:33:05 pm
Got the exact same set of spanners and they're doing a good job so far! 8)

Maybe the damage on the auto advance unit might be the loose timing chain, causing everthing else to "rattle" and break off?!


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Reply #21 on: October 30, 2020, 08:42:20 pm
Yeah, how stupid am I? I spend lots of time promoting Hitchcocks because they have been so good to me on my Bullet and only just found out they have the manual available for download.
I can fix my existing tool box for less than 100 quid. That one needs painted too. I'd rather leave it for someone more in need.
Magneto is at the rebuilder's. Should have an assessment in about a week.
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Reply #22 on: November 27, 2020, 10:14:11 pm
Magneto is finished. Awaiting it's return. Don't ask what it cost.  :-[

Question:  I wanted to drain the oil but found no plugs on the underside of the case like are on the Bullets. There was a massive plug on the side that I removed that contains a screen that did the job but I can't believe this is the correct way to do an oil change because I had to remove the right exhaust pipe to get a socket on it!
In looking at Hitchcocks catalog it appears there may be a 'screw' drain plug but it must be a tiny thing. Is that really it?
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Reply #23 on: December 02, 2020, 01:37:15 am
YouTube project update. https://youtu.be/9Nyzzl8jF6s
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Reply #24 on: December 02, 2020, 08:49:29 am
The extra bolts in the back wheel are security bolts to stop tyre creep. You will need to loosen or remove them to get the tyre off.

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Reply #25 on: January 06, 2021, 02:59:39 am
Latest video update: https://youtu.be/s7g6x6v_4nA
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Reply #26 on: January 18, 2021, 12:17:39 pm
One more small installment before starting attempt.
https://youtu.be/fcIOFjcrTtM
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Reply #27 on: March 30, 2021, 01:08:03 pm
Pretty much completed:  https://youtu.be/jl6CWLnhhmA
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Reply #28 on: March 30, 2021, 04:39:03 pm
Looking great, but regarding the electrical confusion, The Parts Book Is Your Friend!

If you'd checked there, you would have seen that the Series 1 interceptor takes a 6V battery, so it's a 6V system as stock. Some of the other ones you have read about have most likely been converted to 12V by their owners, and you could convert yours easily enough (fairly cheaply too, if your existing alternator is still in good shape). I can see where confusion could have arisen where the workshop manual shows both 6V and 12V systems, and the mid/late 1960's is when most British bikes electrics went from 6V to 12V. I don't know if any very late Series 1 models were shipped with 12V systems.

The LATER Interceptors (S1A and S2) were all 12V from the factory, they would have a zener diode voltage regulator (mounted on a finned alloy heat sink) as part of the 12V system in the days before combined reg/rectifiers. See items 44 and 36 in the parts book drawing (which also shows the points ignition which replaced the Series 1's magneto).



https://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/partsbook-pages/3258

Hope to see and hear this one running soon.

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Reply #29 on: March 30, 2021, 05:34:45 pm
Congrats on this one, looking good. 8)