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Forum: The Board 07-28-2020, 08:25 AM
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Posted By [JP]
Re: Short Oil filter

part no 580471 in motorcycle storehouse

I usually get them off ebay, most of the times listed for generic use - triumph.
Forum: The Board 07-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I probably won't as it's something that will just take time and I dont really have a need for them. If I did have a need then I wouldn't think twice about shaving it if it suited an application I...
Forum: The Board 07-27-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

there is a last photo on my post that shows the top clamp in place.
they had a put a top clamp that matched the derake of the lower clamp.
what a mess.



thanks Joe,
another bit of this bike...
Forum: The Board 07-25-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

He did give his wide glide front as a thank you for doing all this work, when it was on the bike, and after I taken it out, I noticed the fork legs didnt run paralell to the neck, i thought it had...
Forum: The Board 07-25-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well... I have only charged for parts.
I said to him to ride around during my holidays and then pay me if he's happy with it.

on the PW side... here she is, she's an 82 or 84, cant' remember now,...
Forum: The Board 07-25-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well.... my friend came over this lunch time.
I was planing on taking her out for a ride, but typical UK weather....pissing down with rain.

Went through everything I done to the bike, pulled her...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Yes there was no lugging when I took her out for about 10min, smooth riding, no silly hard accellaration, just smooth.
shifts well on the gearbox, brakes are good and handles quite nicely. Clutch...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well, after retorquing the heads, check a few things, clean spark plus..
she's good. started 4 times now, easy start... and I been for a ride, just got back.
...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

right... she started again.
checked everything, timing, pushrods, but didn't adjust anything, all was good.

spark plugs were a bit black, probably from the oil earlier, cleaned them up.
she...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I could do with a Sagres.
and to top if off, Portugal, for some weird reason not made the list of safe country to travel from the UK.
what started as a good day has turned to shit.

yes, plugs...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

well.... not sure what's going on.
tried to start a second time... we are back to the same. wouldn't start.
checked compression.. same thing as before, 75 psi. done holding throttle open.
...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well...
got in the garage in the morning, tidied up the tools, got kicking till oil came out the return..and then just went for it.
She didn't start on 1st kick... but did on 2nd! Blast of burnt...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

thanks for the tips!

I have done all like she was when I started, same timing, on the BTDC, hold cam in advance position.

you say 4min on the first start?
and no, I can't go for a ride as...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I'm done. it's 10pm over here and I've just finished.

All done.
Manifold pressure tested, pushrods adjusted and double checked, timing done, exhausts back on.. done the whole lot.
Ready for...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

8pm here... just had dinner break.
this is where I'm at just before dinner.

heads set with manifold in place, even used my manifold pressure gauge to get it the best I can.
using that little...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

saw your notification when I was in the garage Joe.
cracked on with adjusting primary belt, line it up, do new clutch and front brake cables etc, till I saw the notification.
just done a break to...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

what should I do now?? got the days booked off work and all... I can cancel tomorrow, but today is a waste.

Install with the 0.020 ring gap? get new rings? even if I get another set, if quality...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

well.. this is utter shit.
Got in the garage this morning, still waiting for gasket to get here, piston rings have a gap way too big.. slid them in, squared them off with an old piston...the gap is...
Forum: The Board 07-22-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

ah right hahaha, I thought INA meant something like was no good and needs replacement or something along those lines.
Forum: The Board 07-22-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I don't know what INA means, but I did check that when I first got the cam out, reason is because couple of years ago I was looking at a friends engine and that bearing was fked. so I went straight...
Forum: The Board 07-22-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Update.... timing gear is pressed in.
Sorry for lack of photos, done that first one with the block of wood, which didn't work, then got my hands all dirty.
block of wood was too soft, so got a...
Forum: The Board 07-21-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Hopefully the shop press should be enough, its 10T I think, although last time was leaking a bit.
I had already thinking about something to protect the gear, had some inner tube already cut for it....
Forum: The Board 07-21-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I have looked in detail at both cams, even got micrometers out and measured it all to make sure diameter, length and spacing at both ends is exactly the same (my OCD took over lol ), they all match...
Forum: The Board 07-20-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I dont get it when you say 180 deg out?
but I marked the cam gear timing marks on the opposite side. the timing mark that im pointing at with the screw drive is the one on the other side that is...
Forum: The Board 07-20-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,161
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

thanks Joe!
just turned them the other way and there it is... a slot on the cam, and lines on the S&S gear. just need to line up those lines with the slot on the stock cam.
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