A few wee jobs on the Bonnie

  1. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    Finally got round to fitting the alloy pushrod tubes to cure a top end oil leak, so top end strip:
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    Top end off new seals to give correct squish and gaskets greased for reassembly:
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    Head torqued down and valve clearances rest, .004" exhaust, .002" inlet:
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    My front mudguard has never sat correctly concentric with the wheel:
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    way too high at the front, tried adjusting without much luck, so £16 for a new rear bracket and got a front bacon slicer to go with itm(reg letters ordered)
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    sitting much better.
    Petrol tank back on, fuel pipes connected:
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    Will see if it fires up tomorrow:
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  2. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Lovely clean bike, I’ve a few mates with them in different formats and styles.
    This was taken on Mull, on the way to Shetland
    Next to my AT
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  3. Rannsachair

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    I always preferred flat bars on Bonnies, Nice AT.
     
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  4. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Thanks, I’ve had it around 12yrs, great bike munches miles, it’ll sit at 85 all day long. Unfortunately I need to sell it, I cant get my leg that high anymore:(. Hence the Sunbeam
     
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  5. I always preferred hanging over the tank with clip-ons and sweptback pipes. And now I'm dribbling because I still want a BSA Gold Star even though I'm 72.
     
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  6. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    Don’t go saying you can’t get your leg over Shox :(
     
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  7. Migmac

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    Is that the campsite at the football pitch?
    Nice bike
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Thanks
    Fidden farm
     
  9. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    And some young legs to kick start it :D I like electric start too much nowadays and I'm only 67.
     
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  10. badabec Forum Supporter

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    I lost too many of the rocker cover caps from my Bonneville. In the end I drilled a small hole right at the edge of each cap and wired them together.

    There was an urban myth that Triumph employed a bloke to use his size 12 boots to align the exhaust tail pipes and also the front mudguard.
     
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  11. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    One of the reasons why I bought the Sunbeam, kicker only. But a very easy kick it has to be said
     
  12. Rannsachair

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    Mine has sprung retainers and I use o-rings rather than gaskets, never lost one.
     
  13. mechman Member

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    Mine was the same as yours but it had T120R stamped on the cases. What was the difference?
     
  14. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    The R is US Spec: smaller petrol tank, higher bars, side reflectors, chrome mudguards etc. mine is the UK spec bike.
     
  15. mechman Member

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    There must be something odd here. the motorcycle dealers in Newcastle (in the day) had 4 of them in brand new. My mate and me each bought one. they didn't have the high bars etc. strange.:confused:
    Norm.
     
  16. Ruffian Member

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    Sell you say?? :waving:
     
  17. zeppelin builder

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    mate has a pearson dbd34 ,600 one with electric start , broke 2 crankshafts on exactly same corner down changing , ironicly its the pressed up one thats used for racing ,crankcases line bored etc
    he just avoids that bit of road now
    it was his step up from a c15 when he was 17
     
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  18. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    PM me if your interested:thumbup:
     
  19. Rannsachair

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    Bacon slicer now has numerals:
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  20. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    That, Sir. Is tidy:thumbup:
     
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