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  • What's this about then? Please read!

    Big thanks to tony for suggesting this: a section where we can post updates on what we're working on. A great idea!

    So if you'd like to get involved, start a new topic, give it a title, and post whatever you like. Doesn't matter if you're working on a Greeves or not, I'm sure it'll all be of interest.

    Any questions etc, please post here.

  • #2
    A great initiative, fellas, but surely not appropriate for the "public" area, Ian/tony? Can serve to advertise to the "world at large" just what you have out there that is worth stealing? At least, the For Sale and Wanted section is in the Members only area ..................
    I speak from personal experience of similar exposure on "social media" in the not-so-distant past, after which I felt intimidated to sell my remaining bikes before "they" returned for second helpings.
    Just sayin'!
    JR
    Last edited by johnrunnacles; 22/03/2020, 11:10 PM.

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    • #3
      A fair point John, although on other platforms like Facebook people readily post pictures of what they're up to, and what's in the garage. What do others think?

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      • #4
        I agree, Members section only. Find it amusing when people post ( pre CV19) pictures of themselves at airports telling the world that they are away for two weeks. With this self isolation and no end in sight there will be little track and show time for me. Work on the Norton is current focus. Having a camper van conversion done on the van, although no rush now.
        updated . van conversion now postponed as they are closing for the immediate future, good job I don't need it for Mallory. Damnation.
        Last edited by Dogsbody; 23/03/2020, 12:42 PM.

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        • #5
          Any tales from the shed will be well received by me.

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          • #6
            Is this not more or less doubling up on the 'Projects' section?

            Ian

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            • #7
              Hopefully more than just bikes Ian, and most of the threads in Projects could actually go in machine specific. Just another place where people can communicate whilst they can't socialise in public.

              A picture of my next job is to put some safe stairs in to the upstairs of my garage. My son has on a number of occasions said it is an accident waiting to happen and having done a poor impression of Peter Pan last year while flying down a flight of stairs, doing it with a box of Greeves parts does not appeal

              First job is to remove the ceiling back to the wall and remove some shelving.

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              The Greeves Anglian Enduro by the ladder is being spruced up so I will post a few pictures of the progress

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              • #8
                I like the tales from the shed idea - which could provide something different from 'projects' .We all do daft stuff in our little man caves, and sharing this could provide a bit of a laugh at a pretty grim time.

                For example, I was working on one of my non greeves bikes the other day, a 1976 honda 400/4, which has had a full nut and bolt rebuild ( quite quick for me, started about 8 years ago). I'm getting towards the end now and a new battery was purchased ready for the much anticipated prod on the starter button. (That's like a kickstarter but doesn't come with a complimentary hernia). Wires were connected to the battery including the odd one with the label that was now totally unreadable after 8 years. Not a problem thinks I, I remember it attaches direct to the battery terminal. Ok, done. ...don't remember it smelling like that.... and is smoke meant to come from the wiring loom? disconnect battery double quick!

                What a total numpty! Wire connected to wrong terminal! - regulator / rectifier totally fried, half the visible wiring now without plastic coating...not looking good. I have no doubt the wiring in the main loom, hidden by shrink fit, will also be toast but at the moment I can't summon up the courage to take a look. All through impatience and frankly idiocy.

                Lessons learnt
                1. don't trust to memory - I usually can't remember what I had for breakfast
                2. check and double check everything
                and most importantly
                3. don't trust to memory - I usually can't remember what I had for breakfast

                Happy days, Paul

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                • #9
                  When first fitting a battery to a rebuilt or rewired bike find an old halogen car headlamp bulb (we do all keep the bulbs with one filament don't we?) fit some wires to it and put it in the earth lead. All the elex will work ok, but any short circuit will merely light the bulb to full brilliance without damage to the wiring loom. Peter.

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                  • #10
                    As the Radio Officer in charge of our motor club's Safety Radio Equipment, it falls on me to check all batteries and radios on an annual basis. Watching hand-held radios self discharge while in stand-by mode is very tiring. The current batch make it fairly easy as a little red LED blinks about 2 hours before the final full discharge. Not sure this is the most thrilling job out there, but it does reveal a few problems!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PeterGreig View Post
                      When first fitting a battery to a rebuilt or rewired bike find an old halogen car headlamp bulb (we do all keep the bulbs with one filament don't we?) fit some wires to it and put it in the earth lead. All the elex will work ok, but any short circuit will merely light the bulb to full brilliance without damage to the wiring loom. Peter.
                      Now that is good advice Peter, thanks.

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