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Author: Pigford
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Non starter

Dodgy connection on wiring - could be anything, but check obvious stuff like kill switch not grounding at bars, fuse box area & associated wires......etc.

Start wiggling wires - one area at a time & try starting each time - may isolate problem if lucky?

Good luck!
Author: Pigford
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: First start post rebuild Z650 - disaster!
Replies: 17
Views: 264

Re: First start post rebuild Z650 - disaster!

Oggers wrote:Many thanks for all the useful replies. These forums are exactly why the internet was created and given to us all for free. A magnificently altruistic concept. Sharing of information by all for all, not for ogling naked ladies ---ahem.


Why not do both :twisted:
Author: Pigford
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tappet clearances with head on bench
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Tappet clearances with head on bench

It will if, for example an inlet valve is open & he turns the exhaust camshaft. It's possible to open an exhaust valve onto an open inlet valve, or vice versa. True - I was thinking about getting each fully closed and the force of a different valve sometimes try's to move the cam if only half c...
Author: Pigford
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tappet clearances with head on bench
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Tappet clearances with head on bench

DogsbolloxofZ1B wrote:Only put one cam in at a time.. :D



That won't make any difference :lol:
Author: Pigford
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Meetings & Events
Topic: Stafford, October 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3655

Re: Stafford, October 2020

The Triples club is NOT doing Stafford and the organisers confirmed we will still have our stand next year. The following are also NOT doing stafford, VJMC, Z power, Kawa Triple Spares. A conversation on the triples forum similiar to this showed every member who commented was NOT attending. If the ...
Author: Pigford
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Clutch switch
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: Clutch switch

Those larger 70's gaps need to be filled with something or the fit will be sloppy and wear would be excessive. The viscosity of semi and fully synthetic is thinner than the same grade mineral so, to my mind, wouldn't fill the "gaps" as effectivly or for as long as good ol mineral. Banana ...
Author: Pigford
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Re-chrome early 'arris Works Collection Zorst
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Re-chrome early 'arris Works Collection Zorst

Go ceramic Ralphy?
Author: Pigford
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Clutch switch
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: Clutch switch

Regarding oil, I use bike specific wet clutch fully synthetic without any issues (no clutch slip etc). I take the line that I want the best most slippery oil I can get to protect my moving parts :Oo Allegedly , I've read tech papers stating if the oil is too SLIPPY, this can damage/wear roller bear...
Author: Pigford
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Clutch switch
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: Clutch switch

1 x valve stem - 2 x tyre locking clamps!

Any semi-synth 10w/40 or equivalent multi designed for bike "wet clutches" - even basic mineral oil is okay, 10/40 or 20/50 won't hurt.
Author: Pigford
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Z1300 Turbo
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Z1300 Turbo

Yeah, "blow thru" set up.

Turbo's are often fairly quiet as the exhaust note is broken up by the turbo.
Author: Pigford
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Link or continuous drive chain?
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Link or continuous drive chain?

Be interesting to see what size/pitch chain links are - the std 630 is heavy enuff :??
Author: Pigford
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Glad to be here
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Glad to be here

John0622 wrote:I won't be keeping her completely standard, bust just a couple of basic things to keep her going.



Blimey - she looks mint - nice bike!
Author: Pigford
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: dyna s or.
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: dyna s or.

Defo stick with Dyna - avoid Boyer if possible as it's not as good IMHO
Author: Pigford
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Please don’t laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Please don’t laugh

Wow - all you need to get now are a K&N, Yoshi 1:1 and some clip-on's :twisted:
Author: Pigford
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: New Project
Replies: 41
Views: 3499

Re: New Project

I got a new "non-leak" float for my Amal for me Trumpet few years back as the old one was half full of fuel - no wonder it ran rough :roll:

I believe Wassell do an Amal copy now - not great allegedly?

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