The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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#931 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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Sorry for the delay - seems like literally just a couple of wires, that go to the starter relay - the starter motor is scrap tho - new one fitted last week (which I am told is much more betterer, plus with new {thicker} battery cables (made by me) added, it spins the engine much faster than the original one has done for a long time, sometimes it used to 'gag' on the compression - so it's all like an upgrade anyway, kind of thing, so what's not to like)

I have been going over all the lights and improving the fittings and connections, most of the bulbs were loose and rattling about, (I had fitted all LED 'bulbs' over a year ago because of finding a filament failing (glass going black) due to bad intermittent connections - the LED blubs aren't so precious).

Similarly, I had the handlebar switches apart for switch cleaner and WD40, and electrical grease around the joints on reassembly. The housings are cast alloy and so I still favour a theory that water got in them and created shorts to ground. On the right hand side, this would be the starter button; for the left, the indicator switch. After the first soaking, the flasher relay would constantly click all the time the igniion was on so obviously a drain to earth somewhere. (It was the second soaking on the second day that did for the starter motor and battery leads.)

Next I want to remove the headlight to look at the wiring behind there, lots of multi-way connectors behind there which I want to check. But I keep being interrupted by other things so it's been a slow job. E.g. today has been all about hedge trimming.

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#932 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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First time out on the Ural today since the repairs. OK, it runs. Went for Sunday lunch at the Chestnuts tearooms. Might go shopping with it tomorrow. Then I need to get the Cadwell out, hasn't been used since the end of May and it still needs running in. :shock:
 
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#933 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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Take the cadwell to cadwell! Good place to run it in
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#934 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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I watched that trip to Kintyre last night - lovely !
Must get up there myself some time.
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#935 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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Ant wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:16 pm Take the cadwell to cadwell! Good place to run it in
Already done that. :D

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Yesterday – still around The Wolds area –

A 'Bigger Breakfast' at Rachel's Cafe in Hagworthingham.

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Then exploring some country lanes via Hameringham and Miningsby on the way back.

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#938 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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IslandPink wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:46 am I watched that trip to Kintyre last night - lovely !
Must get up there myself some time.
Thank you! :thumbleft:

Off to Wales on Friday – hopefully no mishaps.
 
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:shock: that little 125 will blow up if you keep eating breakfasts like that Mike! :)
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#940 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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Too right - it was a whopper !
I like the way you arranged the items into a funny face.
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#941 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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Dave the bass wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:18 pm :shock: that little 125 will blow up if you keep eating breakfasts like that Mike! :)
His carrier box is full of sarnies you know, just in case he gets a bit peckish...
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#942 Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

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Not sure who can get on to Facebook here, but there’s a bloke building a turntable out of some redundant bike bits, which might appeal to some!

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Interesting, I like the thinking...
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Blimey - ten clutch springs! :bounce:
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Had a nice run up to thirsk this morning for my ktms 1st service
All the modes will be enabled, and I will be able to exceed the 6.5k running in rev limit.. not that I need to, it goes plenty fast enough if I stick below 4 k
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