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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Solina Dave » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:10 pm



What exactly is this Sid? Besides an airplane that is!

Thanks......Dave




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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by offcenter » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:42 pm

Looks like a Spartan Executive to me.
Only 34 ever built.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan_Executive
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Solina Dave » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:18 pm

offcenter wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:42 pm
Looks like a Spartan Executive to me.
Only 34 ever built.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan_Executive
Thanks George. You nailed it. That's a beauty! I see in the Wikipedia description that the unit cost was $23,500. I'll take one!! I think I might go for the Sparton 7W-F. A two-seat armed version with two fixed forward firing guns and one flexibly mounted machine gun in the rear cabin, as well as provision for 10 x 25lb bombs on wing racks. :lol: I wonder if that would fall under your Second Amendment rights? :lol:

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Sidcar » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:45 am

Hi Dave,
It's a good job George knows his stuff as there was no information board by the aircraft (about the only 'plane that hadn't got one) and it's not listed on their website. Perhaps it had just arrived on temporary loan. I didn't photograph it from the port side because there was a pile of polishing cloths on the wing. Keeping that mirror finish must be a full time job for someone.

Sid

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:59 am

Go to classic-wings.co.uk hand them £99 and you can have a flight in one.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by offcenter » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:58 am

Sidcar wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:45 am
Hi Dave,
It's a good job George knows his stuff...
Sid
Thank you. Thank you very much. (doing my best Elvis impersonation) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:26 am

while out riding with me about three weeks ago my niece got a flat on my wing, today we finally have time to get it to the shop to have that tire replaced
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by brettchallenger » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:46 pm

Went for a cold, and often wet ride today. Up over Grim Death Moor, with its brooding grey skies and desperate looking farmers. To escape the rain, I called in at the Three Legged Mare for a pint of warm ale.


The pub gets its name from a type of medieval gallows that can hang three people at once. One of those pubs where everyone stops talking and stares when you walk in. On my way back, having spent an hour dodging wayward, suicidal sheep, I endured another pint of ale at the Silent Woman, named after a lady called Juthware who was decapitated in the nearby church by her brother. Her body picked up her severed head and placed it upon the altar before finally dying – or so they say….


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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Sidcar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Laugh a minute your pub names.
Been nice and dry here.

Sid

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Sidcar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:43 pm

Been so busy I haven't had time to post 'til now.
Last week I increased my chances of being "Museum Visitor of the Year" by visiting not one but two museums, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Not sure they count for this website because the missus came with me so we went down in the car Sunday, sorry about that. On the other hand it hammered down Wednesday when we were coming back so I wasn't sorry then.
Portmouth Historic Dockyard, http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk , is in the no longer needed (because we've hardly any ships) part of Portsmouth Naval Dockyard. We spent the day there and only had time to see three of the exhibits:
The Mary Rose once Henry V111 Flagship before it sank in 1545. The remains (most of the starboard half) were raised in 1982.
The Victory Nelson's Flagship at the battle of Trafalgar
HMS M.33 a large WW1 gunboat
The good news is your entrance ticket lasts for a year so there is time to go back and see the rest.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Sidcar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:59 pm

The National Motor Museum, https://www.beaulieu.co.uk , took the best part of the day to get round. Pity we didn't take a bit longer then I wouldn't have had to go to a shopping mall afterwards.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Sidcar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:00 pm

The lady in the pink coat who keeps appearing in these photo's is the wife trying not to look bored.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Sidcar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:18 pm

Finaly last Sunday I rode the wing to a village in Northamptonshire for a lunchtime biker meet, in the dry I'm pleased to say.

Sid
(plus a couple more museum pics)
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Monny » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:39 pm

Well back home from BBB Bikes,Blues and BBQ, first time had a blast.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:53 pm

On holidays from last thursday. Done a few things so far.
Washed the Valkyrie, gave it a service - new oil and filter, changed spark plugs, adjusted valves but not really worth doing as only about half a thouh on a few tappets.

Balanced the carbs - left bank running fractionally rich, right bank fractionally lean - one carb out of adjustment on the right side.

Replaced rear brake pads - they were definitely due to be done. Final drive good.

Ready to go for a run - probably do about 1500-2000 k's on the trip. Visiting friends, bit of social gathering, social drinking, hope the weather is good - been very windy last few days and we need some rain.

Tried the parasitic draw test and found zero on every circuit - so happy about that.

Think I could have a slooooow leak in the rear tyre, but cannot confirm for a few days. Will see what the pressure is when I get to my destination. No nails or anything else - maybe a bad valve.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:58 am

got out for a short ride last Saturday but today even though it will be near 55º I won't have time so I am taking the battery out of the mighty ST 1300 today, got the battery disconnected on the wing last weekend. from now until next year all riding will be done on one of these
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:36 am

Hey people. got to my new home at 6:30 MST last night. boy what a LONG drive from Tennessee. Now to stat unpacking my truck and figure out a way to get my motorcycle out of the truck bed. I think i'll have to find someone with a fork lift and bolt a chain around the bike so it can be lifted up off the bed so i can drive out from under it and have it gently lowered to the ground.

This was an 1,800 mile drive for me. What a beautiful country we have. The mountain ranges going thru Texas and New Mexico were awesome. I took some photos while i was driving and i hope they came out. When i get a chance i'll post them.

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Post by kane67 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:54 am

Celebrating our country, Finland 100 years independence 6th December.
Many countries joining our celebration by lighting places with our flag colors blue and white.

http://suomifinland100.fi/news/world-co ... e/?lang=en

Our mountain Saana was lighted blue&white and northern lights were dancing on the sky... awesome!!

Finland 100 organization arranged over 7 million Congrats text messages sent today, to every finnish mobile subscription. And we are just over 5.5 million people here :D
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Solina Dave » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:32 pm

Congratulations Kane, on your 100th Independence Day Anniversary. All the very best to all my friends in Finland, from Dave, over here in Solina, Ontario, Canada.
The Northern Lights couldn't have been timed more perfectly. God is shining his light on all of you.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:38 pm

Evacuations from a lot of homes in the Ventura, CA area.

horrible fires going on there.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by landisr » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:41 pm

So, RW2.. Where is your new home. Arizona?

Ron in AZ
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:32 pm

With any luck I might be able to post a video of my 1982 CX500 Turbo being started for the first time in about 9 years. I managed to dismantle it slowly over a few years and now a friend has been putting it back together for me and doing some checks as it gets rebuilt. Video might get take over this coming weekend - if all the planets and starts align.

Got a text message last night and we might be in for a "first start" video real soon.. The bike isn't a restoration - more like "get it running" then see what we can do with it.

I'm excited...

:)

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:48 am

got one snowblower to start, broke the primer on one, broke the pull start cord on the other. going to sell the one with the broken pull star cord once I fix it
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Mag » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 am

What's happening today? Hmmm, not riding that is for sure. 27 degrees and they put salt on the roads this time, they usually do "de-icer". So, all errands will be in the truck.

Vroom Vroom. Happy Holidays!

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:43 pm

Well - didn't finish up exciting but things did happen. Went over to see Seagrass this morning, as it was hopeful that we might be able to start the Turbo from its long hibernation - but things did not go to plan - no biggie, but a lot of progress was made in getting it further along the line in readiness.

First off purchased some oil and brake fluid, and together with battery, jumper cables, spark plugs, plug caps, few other bits'n'bobs, petrol, fuel cap, all the bits coming together.

Arrived and had a brief chat - rolled the bike out of the garage, filled with oil, plugs out and give the starter button a press - nothing - but dash did light up and the fuel pump ran for a few seconds then the dash light went out - like it is supposed to. Then a magic press of the start button - then nothing - so that happened a few times with nothing happening.

Best investigate... so Seagrass was out with trusty multi meter and searching why there was no power - we had voltage at the solenoid - but nothing elsewhere then discovered the starter motor cable was not connected at the solenoid - addressed that situation - but still not happy - not going anywhere here..

Thought we would follow the wiring backwards to the starter button, the right hand switch block was undone, then probed - we had a connection to the signal wire at the solenoid - but the resistance was 14k ohms - something not right there that was way out of the ball park as far as continuity. Further probing was done from the block connector under the dashboard to the solenoid. Problem found is somewhere along this length as lots of insulating tape around this area and as it was unwrapped - discovered the signal wire (yellow/red stripe) had been neatly severed, and had a bit of tape wrapped around it and now was not connecting - out with soldering iron and some heatshrink – that problem solved.

Put it back together - hook it all up - yes we have power to the starter motor - fuel pump has primed the fuel filter and we can hear air coming through the tank as it primes.

Seagrass rebuilt the petcock this morning, and it had a few leaks – one from the connection to the tank – solved with an O ring, the next from the fuel tap itself – probably because the seal is new and needs to swell a bit.

Anyway a cup of coffee and scratching heads doesn't help, we have discovered there is a nice healthy spark at both plugs - seems like we have fuel - but no fuel on the plugs after several goes at cranking. Thought we may as well check the injectors - these were checked and serviced a few years ago and have been sitting in the bike. When applying 12 volts to the left hand injector a nice click is heard meaning the injector is working - same test on the right hand side - nothing - zilch - zero. Injector out (stubborn screw on the bottom as well) used some penetrating spray - and further voltage test - methinks this injector has seized from sitting.

So that was the exciting morning/early afternoon we had - apart from that I bought home all the excess parts - and now awaiting arrival of two injectors I picked up on ebay a few weeks ago.

Ta da hope that was worth waiting for..
I’ll put up a link to the few pictures I took – also ran a few videos which I haven’t looked at yet.



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