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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2020, 02:19:54 PM »
Having to take the fuel tank off, not great either!


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Connect the two halves and cross it over the frame rather than the OE style under the frame. Works fine and no more messy tank removals.

Wouldnt that defeat the point of the balance pipe?
Buy one of Tores couplings, they work great
I believe it can still go across, syphon effect.

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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2020, 05:44:24 PM »
no they siphon across no problem , I used to drive a scania truck with 2x400 litre fuel tanks and the pipe went over the chassis you just had to always fill one tank first to keep the syphon effect going
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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2020, 03:23:32 PM »
Everything when I was renovating it.  Stuck with only a postage stamp size front garden and having to dismantle  the bike bit by bit and then carry each part upstairs to my first floor and then down again to fit back on the bike was a real pain. The engine was heavy and re-spraying the paintwork in my kitchen was fun!! Should have learnt from the first time around as I did my AJS in the same manner two years previous.  NEVER, EVER AGAIN!!  Normal stuff? =  Setting the  timing with points ignition.  Should be pretty straightforward but as soon as you tighten the bloody screw on the points the damn thing shifts!!
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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2020, 11:03:29 PM »
Everything when I was renovating it.  Stuck with only a postage stamp size front garden and having to dismantle  the bike bit by bit and then carry each part upstairs to my first floor and then down again to fit back on the bike was a real pain. The engine was heavy and re-spraying the paintwork in my kitchen was fun!! Should have learnt from the first time around as I did my AJS in the same manner two years previous.  NEVER, EVER AGAIN!!  Normal stuff? =  Setting the  timing with points ignition.  Should be pretty straightforward but as soon as you tighten the bloody screw on the points the damn thing shifts!!

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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2020, 09:20:21 AM »
Sorting out why the left side won't run .
I could agree with you then we would both be wrong

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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2020, 12:55:07 PM »
connecting the wiring loom in the headlight shell  :-\ >:(
Connecting the right bullets in the too small headlight shell, when you have dark brown and dark green that have darkened with age so they look black, further compounded with my colour blindness on shades of green :(. I use a test meter a lot  :'(
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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2020, 03:16:32 PM »
Teenage sons that a redhot on electrics are useful then , I was told go have a cuppa tea dad bring me one as well ,  came back 10 mins later with tea to find all connected and working , shame he grew up and moved away
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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2020, 06:29:02 PM »
Teenage soms that a redhot on electrics are useful then , I was told go have a cuppa tea dad bring me one as well ,  camne back 10 mins later with tea to find all connected and working , shane he grew up and moved away

Move nearby  :D
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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2020, 07:12:53 PM »
I enjoy most of it , it's the bank balance that's more concerning 😂😂😂
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Re: Most dreadful jobs on a RD?
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2020, 07:21:43 PM »
Teenage soms that a redhot on electrics are useful then , I was told go have a cuppa tea dad bring me one as well ,  camne back 10 mins later with tea to find all connected and working , shane he grew up and moved away

Move nearby  :D
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