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Re: The Beast lives

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:58 pm
by Simon.Gardiner
56.2?
Is someone siphoning your petrol??!! :D

SG

Re: The Beast lives

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:11 pm
by RalphM
Have been working on the carb, was likely spilling more than it burnt, :shock:
now running better on a type 6 last mpg was near 100. ;)
It got down to 40 at one point.

Re: The Beast lives

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:58 pm
by Vincent.vanGinneke
Hi Ralph, thanks for the reply, all clear now !

Re: The Beast lives

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:01 pm
by RalphM
With the second lock down I decided to have a look at a spare mag for the NG thats been sitting
about for a long time, a quick twirl and it rotates smoothly but no sign of life, after cleaning the earth
and pickup brushes and sliprings cleaning and adjusting the points I could feel resistance about were
the spark was expected, at this point a ht lead and plug would likely have been a good idea but no
not me, I stick a screw driver in the ht pickup earth the shaft to the mag body and give the points
a spin.
Holy defibrillator bat man, there was a click and a bright blue spark a good half inch long, I have never
had a crack like that off a mag before, talk about jump, this thing will either start the bike or start a fire,
I am going to have the ends off and check the bearings then fit it to the NG as the one on always seemed
to be a bit lacking in the spark dept, if I ever find the screw driver that is, it disappeared out of my
hand at the exact moment I got that first spark.
:shock: