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Of course you will need a left handed drill bit (actually, a very good idea as it helps to slacken the bolt off).
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Didn’t work. When I went in from the left, the drill was pointing the wrong way, so I was stuffed.  Anyway, the bad news is that, being an engineer of many years experience, within two minutes I’d broken the small drill I started with, and as the end stuck in the ‘ole, further drilling was pointless(!).
The GOOD news is that the front engine mounting bolt came out very easily.  The BAD news is that it shouldn’t have, due to the fact that most other bolts have put up a fight, being covered in years of corrosion and crap.  I’m not going the whole hog on this bike at the moment, as I need to get it on the road before the warranty runs out!!!
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Really sorry to hear that George, you've not had your problems to seek with that bike, it's soul destroying I know, but keep plugging away. Thumbs Up
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I prepped my bike for a Bike Safe course tomorrow.  Not entirely successfully though.

I was having misfires from cold, and occasionally the chokes would stick on.  I tried to fix it myself, and couldn't get to the bottom of it, so off she went to my local friendly bike shop, they did a few jobs for me, and looked at this issue.  They adjusted the tappets, balanced the carbs, and fitted bigger main jets after some experimentation with different sizes.  All seemed well when I picked her up.

So today, I repaired my cracked fairing (horrible, messy job with fibreglass and resin), removed and cleaned the rear brake caliper, charged the battery and went for a 30 mile test ride.  All seemed well, however as I got nearer to home, and hit more traffic she started bogging down from tickover, I noticed that when I opened the throttle more slowly it was less of an issue, but seems erratic.

Waiting for the engine to cool now, and I'll pull the spark plugs, and see if they give me any clues...

[EDIT] Well the plugs seemed OK on the electrodes, but one was sooted up on the body of the plug.  Gaps were bigger than spec, so I've replaced the sooty one, and gapped them to .6mm, and it seems better at the moment, time will tell [/EDIT]

 


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Thanks Robert.  I’ll stick at it til I get it right.  There’s things to do wherever you look on this bike, but maybe I’m just too fussy.
In reality, the solution is a full restoration, but I need to ride it before going down that route.  At least I haven’t reached the point where I’ve lost the will to live with this bike (ref a post on the other forum)Big smile
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Sorry to here your still having trouble we have all been there. My suggestion is have a beer and think about your next move. But what ever happens don't give up it will be worth it in the end.
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My main problem stems from the fact that the bike didn’t come up to my expectations, but I accept I need to deal with it, consequently I’ll work through the shortcomings and sort it   There’s no question of giving up on it even though it’s a bit exasperating!  I keep reminding myself that it’s 40 years old so corrosion, cosmetic and electrical problems are to be expected.
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Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

My main problem stems from the fact that the bike didn’t come up to my expectations, but I accept I need to deal with it, consequently I’ll work through the shortcomings and sort it   There’s no question of giving up on it even though it’s a bit exasperating!  I keep reminding myself that it’s 40 years old so corrosion, cosmetic and electrical problems are to be expected.
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I know what you're saying but the dealer should have made  sure you knew exactly what you were buying, not sold you  something   you were going to have to serious work on without l etting you know. Keep plugging away.  
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Fitted new bush sleeves on my breva centre stand them spent 30 tortuous minutes getting the 2 return springs fitted!! Sleepy
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Just fitted the new battery from Tayna and started the V50 up. Started on the button despite being stood since September.......
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Took a friend down to the south coast on the 850GT to collect a T3 which he has bought.The bike is very clean and much work has been carried out.New barrels and pistons, overhauled valve gear and much more.My only concern is the clutch,it rattles at tickover but the noise disappears when the clutch lever is pulled in. My Loops don't do that nor did my 850T or my Spada. Should my friend be concerned about this??
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A thought, is it lightly to be the pressure plate rattling against the splines of the flywheel? Then as the clutch is pulled in, the point of spline engagement changes thus stopping the noise.Or am talking bollocks?
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I would have thought, with the clutch engaged, you wouldn't get any movement between plates and splines, that normally happens when you disengage the clutch, and you hear that tinkling sound.

Is the sound definitely coming from the clutch?
It could be the input shaft to the gearbox and the cush drive and spring causing it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2019 at 16:45
You may have a point Brian.The bike goes and changes gear well but without dismantling the cause will remain a mystery. Until something goes BANG!!
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