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    Shooting, Fishing, and making stuff - not in that order, and not normally at the same time...

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  1. Dunkield

    Le Mans 24 hours

    Be interested to hear how this goes, having done Goodwood Revival a couple of times we have talked about Classic Le Mans or Monaco. @mickyh we have been to the MotoGP at Le Mans (coincidentally) but I fancy going back and going again next year but to Mugello as everyone reckons that is 'the one' have you been?
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    Le Mans 24 hours

    I saw a load of references to Le Mans online and wondered how you got on. Sounded like a decent trip overall
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    Car suffocating in heat

    Be interesting to hear what they have to say about it.
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    Pocket knife recommendations

    For that sort of money you can start looking at Gerber and the like
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    Car suffocating in heat

    As I suspected, stick the standard air filter back in it to richen it back up, then get is setup with whichever one you plan to use.
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    Car suffocating in heat

    If it is like many older cars and bikes it could well will be a fuel issue, they ethanol **** they sell these days is nothing like what that engine was designed to run on. A friend of mine has this issue with a '74 Midget, apparently it's to do with the calorific value of modern petrol, you may find it runs hotter as well. Swapping the stock filter for a K&N will only make it run leaner, which if anything could make the issue worse. Cheapest/simplest thing even you could do is get a Colurtune in one of the plug holes and see what it looks like, but I would get it someone who knows their old Mercs and get some analysis done on it. Or ... see if you can find a garage that still sells 4*, take a deep breath and fill her up, I run my bike on it and it loves it
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    F1 again

    To make the racing more exciting and watchable on the track, more power and narrower cars/tyres would be a start, that or no longer including circuits where overtaking is impossible.
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    First Bike

    Did you actually ride LeJog on that C90 TT? Cubs have become the bike of the moment, so even those are rocketing up in value. Is nothing sacred?
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    First Bike

    Surely that would depend on how old he is and what licence he has, nothing wrong with easing into it.
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    The return of the Cafe Racer

    I have to agree about the space comment ameteur, if I had the space I would have done another car, so this would never have happened PS somethings never change 👍 Although these bikes aren't actually worth that much, theft is one of my biggest fears, i won't be going anywhere where it will be left out of sight without my big lock and chain.
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    The return of the Cafe Racer

    I can provide advice based on a first timers good and bad experience. I rebuilt my first car (I had to) when I was 18, and have tinkered with stuff ever since, but have never done a motorcycle, so I just jumped in. It’s not that scary you just need space, time and money. If you look at what superstars like Allen Millyard achieve, it puts doing this sort of stuff into perspective.
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    The return of the Cafe Racer

    Its the single cam chain motor and yes I spent plenty of hours getting the shimming spot on, so I too have a few spare shims now. I glossed over a lot of the rebuild process here as I wasn't sure how interested people would be. So, as bought it fired on 3 cylinders and smoked badly until warm, this was partly worn rings but mostly no gap on one valve until hot. Let me find some more pictures (this is actually good for me as they are all over the place) Hopefully the before and after sequence is obvious The 'jugs' were honed, pistons all cleaned up, new rings, head/cam cover etc vapour blasted and painted satin black. Valves lapped in, valve clearances gapped up properly and then all checked and assembled as per the workshop manual Piston broke, as the sayin' goes after
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    F1 again

    The TT will not exist in it's current format for many more years to come - it just can't, it's just way to close to the edge. Hopefully neither will F1 - but for entirely the opposite reasons 😂 MotoGP is literally what it is all about. OK it lacks real depth of field but that is because it is so prohibitively expensive, it needs at least two more factories to get involved IMO We watched the last race on the big screen at the Bike Shed and at times it was edge of seat stuff. This was just the support race Oh and that thing where one vehicle goes past another is called 'overtaking' without that just you have, well you know....
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    The return of the Cafe Racer

    Thank you. In order: Its Z560 B3 1979 - I am always mindful of the fact a clean matching numbers bike has been chopped, but it was already hacked about when I bought it. Rear shocks are TEK - basically Ohlins copies at about 1/10th of the price, but they did they did fully adjustable in the height and rate I wanted, and are nice to deal with. I didn't have room to store (or frankly the budget to buy) a fancy hydraulic bike table, so that was built and flat packed after for a fraction of the cost. Riding it off was the only hairy bit!
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    The return of the Cafe Racer

    From then on it was just case of getting everything cleaned, rebuilt, painted and assembled. Lots of waiting for others to complete work and lots of time shopping online. Didn't take hundreds of pictures in the end, maybe I should have done, this is it 'finished' which apparently is only ever a temporary state. I want some more black on the tank to break up the white but that can wait for now, I need to get out and enjoy it for a while. I only did a top end refresh on the engine, bores honed and new rings but it still needs a little time to settle in, once it has I will get it dyno'd as it the jetting still needs some tweaking.
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