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Tuesday, 24 July 2007

A bitta this, a bitta that.


Well it's official, my 1962 cub passed the MoT recently and the proof is in Classic Bike Guide August issue. It still needed a new primary chain, rocker feed pipe and as I later discovered after my first ride out on it, a new battery and / or rectifier. There is also the small matter of a high pitched squealing noise from the speedo. First things first, I can't fix that problem until the charging issue is fixed (the battery only holds enough charge for one start at a time) so I decided to order the chain, rectifier and feed pipe and get them fitted. Easy jobs to anyone with a decent garage space and a few spanners. I've got as far as fitting the chain but needed to source a new Woodruff key for the rotor, which luckily my local garage had in stock (just hope it fits). Trouble is, I haven't had time to finish the job, and if I'm not careful, I'll forgot how to put the thing back together. I had a look at fitting the rectifier and couldn't work out which of the unmarked terminals connected to which wire. So it's all going to plan.

The 250 MZ sidecar project is taking shape now though, with the chair, frame and fittings all being sourced (from each corner of the UK) and with a bit of luck the engine for the bike will arrive very soon - Santa's visiting early in case he gets snowed out.

Latest news on the 650 potential project is that I'm going to view one in August. And that's all I'm saying on that one!

Thanks for reading.

3 comments:

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Just checking to see if the comments option works - I've fixed it so you don't have to register to leave a reply. Wooo!

Nortant said...

I suffer the same problem, items come apart easily but if left too long takes more time to figure out where & how they go together than actually doing the job.
You are all rugged up against the wind chill factor, can,t even see your smile by which to rate the ride!

Anonymous said...

Aye-up lass, great blog you have here so keep up with the writing-- na-then, did I tell you the one about ---------- :o)

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