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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #195 on: April 05, 2018, 11:03:30 PM »
Just found out it's a side stand engine kill switch. Start the bike pull the clutch in and if the side stand is down the engine goes down too! I'll remove the little blighter lol.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #196 on: April 07, 2018, 09:17:31 PM »
TZR on her own two feet!

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #197 on: April 08, 2018, 10:18:06 PM »
Going to get busier. Still have the clock dials to do, and there is a pile of parts awaiting a refurb before going on eBay...plus I found someone with the light bulb holder. A fiver, posted....from Greece!

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #198 on: April 08, 2018, 11:36:15 PM »
Another piece of the puzzle found  :)

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #199 on: April 09, 2018, 12:44:40 AM »
It is Tony. I dug out all the bills for the LC and ironically it started almost a year ago to the day. So far £922. That surprised me as I thought it was a lot less, and that doesn't include things like bolts and paint etc. But of course I've also sold a lot of parts too to compensate. Probably brings it down to around the £500 mark. Not too shabby for what she looks like now!

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #200 on: April 09, 2018, 09:00:27 PM »
I've been given what appears to be a knackered coil...but to my surprise the HT lead just popped out. I thought they were tamper proof! So I'll be having a look for new ones. Not sure about where I've placed my rectifier either, they can get a bit warm.


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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #201 on: April 10, 2018, 03:00:23 PM »
Just realised I now have 2 rectifiers on the bike! DOH!

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #202 on: April 11, 2018, 09:06:37 PM »
Got a real LC kickstarter today (pressie from my girlfriend) but all I wanted was the knuckle so I could attach my chrome pit bike starter. Did it fit? Did it bug***y...so the LC one will be used! And some more parts done...wheels destined for eBay...

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #203 on: April 13, 2018, 08:56:19 PM »
Was donated a rather tired coil the other day. One of the H/T leads was hanging off, so I ordered a metre of it for a whopping 99p and set to it. Drilled out the excess leads and hey presto. One problem is the two wires have been cut so new ones will need soldering on.

Also got this...great for rust removal. Amazon, a tenner for 4
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #204 on: April 15, 2018, 08:42:55 PM »
Lots done today. Made a start on the clocks but I can't figure out how to remove the little metal thing that stops the needle moving...

The kickstart was cleaned up, new rubber and on the bike, note the bags of allen bolts, 360 including washers and nuts and less than half the
price they are on eBay!

The TZR got a treat, R/H side switchgear. That got painted and is on, I need to get the thin spacer that goes between the throttle and the switches though..and that bloody seat unit. Used a heat gun to shift the masking tape residue and it deformed the bit of plastic I put in...so I'm fibreglassing the lot lol.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #205 on: April 15, 2018, 10:02:10 PM »
There was a topic describing how to refurb the clocks, I can't remember if the metal tang thing was removed, but it may be worth searching for the topic
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This was the topic I was thinking of
http://www.aircooledrdclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=34716.0
« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 10:07:26 PM by Motty »
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #206 on: April 15, 2018, 10:07:05 PM »
I've seen two mate and none described that. Tried a gentle attempt with pliers but I am scared I'll damage something.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #207 on: April 15, 2018, 10:09:22 PM »
I've seen two mate and none described that. Tried a gentle attempt with pliers but I am scared I'll damage something.

The one I have just found (link added to reply above) didn't look like it mentioned that tang :(
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #208 on: April 16, 2018, 09:54:15 PM »
Found out how to do it will give it a bash (literally) tomorrow.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #209 on: April 17, 2018, 10:35:52 PM »
Done it. I placed the old dial (upside down) on a roll of masking tape, covered the pin with blu tac in case it went flying and gave it a few taps with a thin punch. And now it's in the new dial!

Also got this today...retro cool lol.