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Offline J P S

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Bloody bikes

« on: March 11, 2018, 08:16:28 PM »
I've not ridden since last August....long story short, my ticker went on strike ( shout out to the Coronary staff at Blackpool Vic, they do an excellent job), so Today while the weather was nice, and I'm fit'ish again, I was determined to go for a short "whizz around",BUT

Not 1 of the bikes wanted to play ball,

Max is throwing a hissy fit and dumping fuel all over the floor....no mater how many times I smacked the carbs the sticky float won't budge,

The clutch cable on the DT snapped...and I do not have a spare in stock,

The B series GPZ's battery is goosed...even though it has been on a tender since September, ...and I do not have a spare with the correct terminals,

And the JPS 500 has been in a million bit's since last summer,

Bloody Bikes, >:( >:(


Ah well, gives me something to do this next week other than watching TV and playing on the Lathe,


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Re: Bloody bikes

« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 12:43:17 AM »
Woah, didn't know about your health problem and glad to hear your better.

The sticky float might cure itself if fresh fuel has gone in... it may dissolve any gumming up after a day or so.

The million bits might take a while to sort... especially if, like me, you can't remember where everything is, or goes.

The other two sound straightforward enough.
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Re: Bloody bikes

« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 09:19:56 AM »
Welcome back to the fold.
It sounds like the bikes went on strike in support of the ticker.
They do however, sound far easier to repair than what the coronary care staff were faced with.
Spring and Summer are on their way, sufficient time to tinker and make ready your steeds for the better weather.  8)
Perhaps the opportunity to join us on one of our midweek wanderings.  ;)
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Re: Bloody bikes

« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
Playing on the lathe is probably more fun than watching TV and in any case summer does not appear to be imminent in my bit of Leyland !!!

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Re: Bloody bikes

« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 12:01:14 PM »
Sorry to hear about your health challenges, glad to read you are on the mend :D,
Plenty of time to get the bike(s) sorted out, anyway you are not missing owt with this Shite weather ;)
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Re: Bloody bikes

« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 08:47:59 PM »
Good to hear you're on the mend. At least you've got some tinkering to do to keep you busy while the weather is pot.

Speaking of which, if you're that bored you could always fill in some potholes with cereal & milk :) ;D ;D 
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Re: Bloody bikes

« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 10:21:49 PM »
Thanks guys, dont bother about me, ticker just needed a good service, ;)

Sorted the bikes today, ordered a new clutch cable for the DT, went and got a new battery for the B then took the carbs off the Maxim.
Turned out it wasnt a sticky float, it was a fuel rail O ring that had perished. Changed all 4 while I had them on the bench and now it's fine.

I might get out to a midweek ride in a few weeks, I want to do a couple of short rides first just to build up a little confidence in myself. A trip or 2 to The Barn or The Stone Cafe to get my eye back in, then roll on summer,LOL.

Looks like we are going to get another "beast from the east" towards weekend,even here in Leylandshire so the lathe will be getting some more play time next week....bushes and pins to make for the JPS, :D

As for pot holes...I cant decide whether Shredies, or Wheetabix would work out best,LOL.

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