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Gearbox clutch-shaft oil seal replacement - 13 Jul 2016.

Having got access to the gearbox, it was now time to tackle the leak from its front end. Just to backtrack a little, before removing the gearbox I like to tie the clutch arm on the ‘box so it can’t swing about and get damaged. 1,513 more words

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"Crabbing the frame" - 7 Jul 2016.

A couple of days ago I said how, while synchronising the carbs on my V7Sport, I noticed what appeared to be gearbox oil dripping from the bikes’ clutch housing. 1,339 more words

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Carburettor synchronising - 5 Jul 2016.

Having got the ignition timing right it was now time to balance The Racing Rhino’s carburettors.

I took the bike for a short run to get the engine properly warm so it would run properly without choke. 1,034 more words

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V7Sport ignition timing (again) - 4 Jul 2016.

Yes. It’s back to work on The Racing Rhino. In my last V7Sport post I described adding vacuum take off points to the inlet manifolds so that I could balance the carburettors. 1,082 more words

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Trailer towing - 1 Jul 2016.

This morning I hitched the trailer to The Fire Bike, my old Guzzi V7, and took to the roads. I’ve often heard it said but, “it was like it wasn’t there!” and the braking was fine. 104 more words

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Tow hitch for The Fire Bike, part 3 – 29 Jun 2016.

Here is the final part of my story about fitting a tow hitch to The Fire Bike. While the paint was drying/hardening on the pannier/towing bracket I turned my attention to the towing electrics. 928 more words

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Tow hitch for The Fire Bike, part 2 – 26 Jun 2016.

Well, late the other evening, I had a phone call from Eifion at Tobruk Engineering to say that my new pannier frame/towing bracket was ready. I set off the next day on The Fire Bike to fit it at his works. 636 more words

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