Hi, Just a late and quick reminder that our June meeting is tomorrow, Sunday June 9th, meeting at about 10am at our usual venue, “The Vale of Belvoir” pub/hotel, on the A52 between Bingham, Notts., and Grantham, Lincs.. All welcome !
It was a great meeting today made all the better for 2 (nearly) trouble free runs on the Scott. No coolant dribbles on the way back until I opened her up to 70 mph on ‘Ton’ lane after which there was a dribble until she cooled down through Lambley. I was finally able to relax and start to enjoy the Scott experience so feeling quite chuffed 😀 I’m not quite sure about risking a trip to my parents (Norfolk) but confidence is certainly increasing!
I did some checks after I got back from the mother-in-laws and the plugs were a nice chocolate brown and I had nice clean oil in the crakcase wells and nice oily big ends. Thus, all seems pretty good re the fueling/oiling. I still think I’m a bit lean at low throttle openings as I seemed to need that ‘tickling’ to get going. I’ll check the main jet and make sure I’m running a 200 and try raising the needle another notch to see if that helps.
As well as my test ride on Keith’s Scott, (Thank you again Keith !), it was a good meeting, with eight of us there, despite apologies from Ron Kettle and Bob Millhouse, and the lure of the big Autojumble at nearby Newark. We were graced with the attendance of Bob and Wendy Mather, all the way from Adelaide in Oz. Only 16 years since their last attendance !!! On a sober note Wendy showed us a photograph taken at their last Eastern Section visit, and I was saddened to note how many of the folk in the photo have departed this mortal coil, Roger Lane, John Hartshorne, John Underhill, Bruce Selous, all gone but not forgotten….
Brian, sorry I still haven’t made it to a meeting, I still have to work on Sundays 🙁 I did however join you in spirit as I rode my Scott to work at 04.30hrs and back home again about 17.00hrs. It was nice and quiet in the morning but warmer in the afternoon. I didn’t get 70mph though, only a measly 60 odd, but then the engine is running with what can only be described as ‘generous’ tolerances. Think I’ll do it all again Monday morning, so if anyone is woken by the distant Yowl it may not be just a dream 😉