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The Star and Garter / Re: What drill What Tap What Thread - thread!
« on: 07 November, 2018, 14:37:28 »
Not sure Zeus books have cycle thread info either. But when I worked in a machine shop, years ago, we always had one handy.  Phil.

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The Star and Garter / Re: What drill What Tap What Thread - thread!
« on: 07 November, 2018, 14:34:58 »
Zeus book is useful for info re threads etc.  I don't think it has helicoil info though.  Phil.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Blazing sun
« on: 29 October, 2018, 11:33:51 »
Maybe I need to stop having my eyebrows trimmed when I have a haircut.   Phil.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Blazing sun
« on: 26 October, 2018, 17:49:15 »
Sounds good to me. Thanks Mick.   Phil.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Blazing sun
« on: 25 October, 2018, 19:25:12 »
Had a look on ebay, but the peaks seem to be for open face helmets and attach by three studs. My Shark 700 lid has a swing up/down visor (and sun visor, but that doesn't solve the low sun in the eyes problem) ) which I guess wouldn't work with a peak?  Bit of a dilemma. Any ideas?  Lots of motorcyclists must have had this problem.   Phil.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Blazing sun
« on: 25 October, 2018, 19:08:25 »
Thanks Mick.  How does yours attach?   Phil.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Blazing sun
« on: 21 October, 2018, 18:19:50 »
Sunglasses, or the flip-down sunshade on the helmet, don't work very well. A low, bright sun still dazzles.  In a car you'd pull down the sunshade at the top of the windscreen. Why is there no equivalent for motorcycling?  I think there used to be, years ago? I feel I need to shade my eyes by putting my hand above them to keep out the sun - of course that would be unsafe.   Phil.

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The Star and Garter / Blazing sun
« on: 20 October, 2018, 16:40:25 »
I have what i think is a fairly standard helmet: a Shark S700. Does anybody know where I might get some kind of peak for it?  A bright sun, low in the sky, makes safe motorcycling very difficult. I did ask this question some time ago, but I don't think anyone offered a good solution.  The suggestion of moving to Manchester I decided against. I can't be the only one who has this problem.   Phil.

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Forum Problems / Profile summary
« on: 20 September, 2018, 17:44:02 »
If I click on my forum name, my user name is displayed.  How do I remove that, ie stop it being shown? I've tried Modify Profile, Account Settings.   Thanks in advance.  Phil.

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Singles / Re: Another sppedo
« on: 02 September, 2018, 10:19:20 »
Thanks Adrian. I have OBM.  Phil.

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Singles / Re: Another sppedo
« on: 01 September, 2018, 21:24:14 »
Any very rough idea of cost?

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The Star and Garter / History of a motorbike.
« on: 01 September, 2018, 19:22:08 »
I am fairly new to this hobby.  About six months ago I bought a 1965 B40F, and I'd be interested to know something of the bike's history. Is it very difficult/expensive to find out, for example, who owned it, where and when?  Phil.

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Singles / Another sppedo
« on: 31 August, 2018, 16:07:11 »
The speedo on my 1965 B40F appears to be ridiculously optimistic. I'd like to keep it, but how do I find out why it thinks I'm going a lot faster than I am, and then correrct it?   Phil.

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Singles / Primary chaincase breather?
« on: 29 August, 2018, 11:07:25 »
On my 1965 B40F I have recently got rid of the chain oiler, replacing it with a nyloc nut and fibre washer. Julian S on this forum mentioned putting in place a breather. Rupert Ratio (p.125) advises getting rid of the oiler and replacing it with a nut/bolt and fibre washer, but does not at that point say anything about a breather. However on p.165 he says the primary chaincase (in isolation from the engine breathing system) allows expansion and contraction of the air within it via the chain oiler and/or a chaincase inspection cap with a small drilling and steel baffle plate.  So it sounds as though , as Julian suggested, I might need a breather of some kind, now that I have closed off where the oiler was.  Being a novice, I don't really understand the why a breather isn't a  leak!  Could someone (Julian and/or anyone)  please explain and advise ?  Thanks.  Phil.

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Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 29 August, 2018, 10:57:15 »
I'm not sure the rear chainguard is preventing me seeing where the leak is coming from.  My best view (but still not good enough) seems to be from ground level on the other side of the bike, ie the right hand side, the off side. The rear chainguard does, however, prevent me poking a finger behind where the alternator wires leave the primary chaincase in order to find out (here's a novice's question): when the alternator wires leave the primary chaincase, and before they come into view again above, just in front of the rear chainguard, are they in open air?  I put some silicone sealant of the grommet on the inside of the chaincase and am just wondering if that is what has almost, but quite, cured the leak. Could the leak be there?  Phil.

PS I will start a separate post about breathing.

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