The Beast lives

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Wed May 13, 2020 4:20 pm

Hi Nev

You are dead right, on threads, who ever had last had it in bits
had tightened the caps before the oil banjos and pulled the
shafts over, with the banjos done up first it pulls the shafts
over giving just a few thou clearance, I am now happy with that,
will run it tomorrow and see if it changes the noise.
Wife included it in her VE day celebrations
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby alan.moore » Thu May 14, 2020 4:35 pm

Ralph,
Looks like you have got it sorted...as you have found tightening the acorn nut fully first is the correct way (this is the method written down in the owners instruction manual). This earlier topic may be helpful re the different types of spindle and how the rockers are set up.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4755&start=10

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Alan
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:16 pm

One thing I have found is that the 70 odd year old CP speed'o is more accurate than
the last few modern bikes I have had.
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby nevhunter » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:38 am

For years most of the older biked I've ridden have had no speedo or odometer. It's just great to have one on the W/NG and it's the early type with trip meter where I can zero it at the beginning of a run and it's also accurate in both speed distance and rock steady. Only in reading as it goes up and down with the forks in a frightening way at times. At least the cable length stays constant. Nev

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:40 am

Now have a working oil guessing gauge, it rises from a cold start then sits at 20 psi
giving it a rev makes little or no difference but the engine as a pressure regulating
valve behind the oil pump, plenty for a roller bottom end,.

Work for winter, new seals for push rod tubes, and maybe a look at the cam and
rockers see if I can quieten it down a bit, I also suspect the magneto is a bit weak
when hot, I have at least one other mag so may have a look at that and a couple
of bushes and pins are worn in the forks.
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