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68C last won the day on December 27 2018

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About 68C

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  • Birthday 01/30/1952

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    2004 V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa with MyEcu (sometimes)
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    southampton, UK

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    Tinkering, motorcycles, simple electronics, lawnmowers, gardening, DIY, people.
    Norton Commando 750
    Guzzi V11, T3
    Yamaha FZ750
    Yamaha DT250MX
    BSA Sunbeam 250 twin
    Royal Enfield 750 bitza
    Triumph Trident 900 with sidecar
    BSA 500 M20
    Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, kickstart

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  1. 68C


    Must be dangerous bit of road, notice the spectator benches either side.
  2. Bikes are like women, it is easy to let a good one go then regret it later, especially when someone else is getting all the fun.
  3. Google translates that as " They know what the clutch dimensions are for Guzzi V11 they would help me". Hello V11scura02sport From google translater "which dimension do you need?" "Que dimension necesitas?"
  4. Never come across those in aircraft, although I mainly worked on obsolete stuff. As one of the younger mechs said to me, "Your so old you can remember when aircraft were made from metal". Conventional CBs do help you find an intermittent fault as it may reset for a while, a hard fault won't. Could an auto reset mask an intermittent fault?
  5. 68C

    My Scura Build.

    How true, " you only get one ride on this bus".
  6. The link shows these are auto-reset types. I understand the aviation pop-up circuit breakers which you push to reset but do not see how auto-reset works. Does it sit there clicking on and off with a hard fault like a short to earth?
  7. 68C

    My Scura Build.

    No offence meant. Its just that you speak of exotic materials yet still have unnecessary parts fitted. I suppose I would address the simple parts first , like not using adjustable control levers - each ounce saved up adds up. I do like your general approach and am looking forwards to seeing the carbon bodywork and Ti chops. Are you going to keep closer to the original design or something more like the original Dr John bikes?
  8. 68C

    My Scura Build.

    You could save a few ounces by removing those head guards.
  9. Do I spot a reference to the zener diode bolted to the Norton Commando RH footrest carrier?
  10. Had a look on Google Earth at the Tellico Lodge, looks really nice. Love that empty road, you would'nt stand around too long on most of our roads unless you want to be roadkill. Just saw the BBC News with an article about the storm making landfall in the Bahamas and heading your way, take care.
  11. You are only doing a five second weld at the most so should not warp the head. Disconnect any electronic items, voltage regulator, battery, possibly the tacho and any Power Commander etc. May be worth disconnecting any LED lights, you just need to unplug them. The best method would be with a TIG welder, next MIG and lastly an Arc welder. You could even use Oxy Acetylene although that would require heating for a little longer. I don't have a TIG so use a MIG or an Arc. Weld through the centre of the nut to avoid any damage to the casting. If you are still trying to remove the easy-out remember to turn it clockwise to remove it. Stuff some wet rag down the oil drain channels. Good luck.
  12. Again, weld a nut to the sheared off easy-out and remove it. I cannot see which type you are using, I do not like the left hand thread tapered type, as you screw them in they squeeze the nut/bolt out making it even tighter in the casting. Go too far and you will crack the casting. There are parallel easy outs that work well with the correct drill but once they slip you have to go up a size. I feel attempting to drill, grind and then picking out the remaining thread should be you last idea as you will find it very difficult to drill central and square. You could well end up using a thread insert but that opens up difficulties with making it oil tight as you may encroach on the o'ring. Of course removing the head allows you to get to a machine shop for a professional repair, at a cost. Please try the welding a steel nut on first, it really does work and is cheap.
  13. Very interesting, sorry I need to rush of and sand down my fingertips.
  14. Can you weld a 17mm nut to it then heave on the nut. Usually work as the heat from the weld loosens things. And of course that spilt fuel will help.
  15. 68C

    2021 LeMans benchmark

    Love the bike, had a look at the website with google translation, very interesting. I particularly liked the advert for Hernia Boxer Shorts at the bottom of the page.
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