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Joined: March 6th, 2018, 2:23 pm

June 10th, 2018, 1:23 pm #21

... the slightly narower oil seal worked perfectly. It took half an hour to button up the Suzuki this morn, then it started third kick and is running a treat. I keep taking it out for unnecessary errands because it makes me smile every time (there are a couple of miles of private roads around Hotel California).



Welcome to the Hotel California (and Bob the dog)



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June 11th, 2018, 11:19 am #22

... and I've just fixed the lights! I just took the switch apart, gave everything a scrub with a small paintbrush, rubbed some graphite on the two connections and put it back together. The result: they glimmer quite a bit, pathetic by modern standards, and I would not use them after dark, but they certainly work :-)
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July 3rd, 2018, 3:19 pm #23

I don't think I'll be getting this bike back from my 13 year old son any time soon...

https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ask6E_1jz4xItU6y35gxrfjaq_zC
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July 4th, 2018, 8:43 am #24

Looks like he has called dibs on it
If it aint sharp I can play with it
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August 10th, 2018, 6:23 am #25

I have converted the headlamp to a LED bulb using a P15D which more or less fits. The new bulb produces much more light than the original incandescent one and uses only 1.5w (against 25w) - the result is that the rear light unit (I suspect having previously been starved of current from the puny dynamo) is now very bright.
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August 23rd, 2018, 5:27 am #26

I've insured the B120 for the road (it cost £32) and took it to the gas station at Gayton for its first run out since 1986. It ran fine, but top speed was only 45 mph (I was expecting about 60) - I'm pretty sure I have the ignition timing retarded too much. I'll pull the flywheel off and adjust it next week.
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