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  • in reply to: Kick start travel #16558
    Michael S
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    My kick starter pawl sticks up but releases with a minor turn of the 13/16″ ? brass? boss.
    Having read the threads re the pawl I cannot undo this retaining component to inspect.
    Help please.
    Michael

    in reply to: SOC woes #15370
    Michael S
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    I am afraid that the thread is applicable to many parts of life. In our village we have lost the Gardening Club and the WI and the Church social events are less numerous (we used to be eating and drinking together all the time!).
    The reason is the old problem of no youth feeding in to the “Club” culture.
    Our VMCC Anglian Section attracts regular “wrinkly run” attendance of 25 plus and we are well trained in the “drop off” system but a quick check shows that at 81 I am just about the average age!
    I notice that the Banbury Run was not oversold this year and the Autojumble was way down on the past. The building work might not have helped but danger signals are there.
    If someone has an idea about stimulating younger members they could be on the next Queens Birthday Honours list. I bet that what-ever we do it will involve food and drink and regular informal chats. A mixture of short and more demanding run-outs will help and these should be “organised” by lots of individuals as they think of an idea.
    We already have a great ability to help each other technically; I have greatly benefited from this, as I have with other motorcycle clubs.
    We need to promote the idea that eating and drinking together is much better looking at a screen.
    Michael

    in reply to: 1929 Flyer rear stand #14971
    Michael S
    Participant

    Many thanks for the help so far. New lathe in place and belt sander en-route via Father Christmas, so the real work will start in the ?New Year
    I have the Terry clip in hand. Has anyone got pictures or drawings of the Terry clip in place on the mudguard? Browsing the pictures I have access too shows a lack of “rear end” pictures; not usually a glamorous shot of a bike.
    Regards
    Michael

    in reply to: 1929 Flyer rear stand #14969
    Michael S
    Participant

    Morning Brian
    Many thanks for the response.
    I thought that I had your address but cannot find it.
    Could you email it me please; michaelj.scott65@btinternet.com
    Regards
    Michael

    in reply to: Spitting back / head water seal gaskets long reach plugs #14443
    Michael S
    Participant

    As I sat waiting for the new gaskets a thought occurred to me!
    Why not drain the anti freeze tainted water and put back water? Its probably not going to freeze hard enough until December to do any harm and I always drain over winter.
    Did the switch and observed a short weep as I warmed up and then a little ride to the next village provoked no more leaking.
    Bingo as they say.
    Thanks Brian for provoking my thinking.
    Michael

    in reply to: Spitting back / head water seal gaskets long reach plugs #14442
    Michael S
    Participant

    Thanks Brian
    Will do
    Request to Spares Club about to be placed.
    Regards
    Michael

    in reply to: Spitting back / head water seal gaskets long reach plugs #14440
    Michael S
    Participant

    Thanks for the rapid response Brian.
    Little or no weeping since I went for ride a four or five days ago but weeping started on the right side immediately on starting. Nothing on the left side.
    The ferrule is as tight as I would like it to be – I made myself a four eared spanner.
    Michael

    ps The last ride was with a mate on his Greeves/Yamaha special to a newly opened Ducati Showroom. Very nice machinery and we were very well received.

    in reply to: Pilgrim or dripper? #13690
    Michael S
    Participant

    Hi Richard
    I have read “Technicalities” and my gear box is based on that

    Where can I buy a dripper or gear box ready made please?
    Regards
    Michael

    in reply to: Pilgrim or dripper? #13688
    Michael S
    Participant

    Thanks Jeff
    How do you convert a Pilgrim pump to a dripper? Is’nt that what I already have?

    I am currently designing a 3:1 Gear box, based on the Sturmey Archer bits to go between the Pilgrim pump and the Mag.
    Proving to a bit of a tricky space problem when you take into account the need to get oil connection on and off.
    If that fails I will probably go to derippers.
    Regards
    Michael

    in reply to: Petrol tank #13333
    Michael S
    Participant

    Hi
    Has any one got a picture of the correct tank got a picture so that I can get the ivory panels correctly sized and placed?
    Thanks
    Michael

    in reply to: Petrol tank #13334
    Michael S
    Participant

    Brian
    Many thanks for your prompt reply.
    Will probably run with the right tank in the wrong colour this year and do a proper repaint over nex winter
    Regards
    Michael

    in reply to: ’29 Flyer Spitting back through the carb #11372
    Michael S
    Participant

    😆 😀
    After a long battle I have just been enjoying some sunshine blessed rides on my ’29 Flyer without a hint of spitting back through the card.

    Still got to adjust the pilgrim pump properly but I have a suspicion that I know what I am doing now – serious mistake to put that in writing !!!

    In the end a visit to Surrey Cycles with carb in hand, newly fresh from an ultrasonic cleaner, got me the right airscrew. A further poke around all the holes in the dismantled carb, careful gasketing and refitting without feeding washers and nuts in the giant maw and adjustment of the airscrew when it started on the third or fourth kick and I have a rideable Scott.

    As a matter of interest can anyone point me to a drawing of the classic “hollow” sided tank showing the oil tank details?

    Thanks for all the support

    Michael

    in reply to: ’29 Flyer Spitting back through the carb #11371
    Michael S
    Participant

    All is not what it seems
    Lots of people have kindly helped me and sympathy has arrived by the bucket but it has been a long journey.

    I have had the barrel off twice (it needed painting anyway), the exhaust system many times, the carburetter lots of times, the timing has been checked countless times and as of three days ago the spitting back had not changed at all.
    I had taken time out repaint and respoke the front wheel and to get my head straight.
    Then I rang a noted Douglas person who had raced a Scott some years ago and knew of my problems.
    A relatively brief Q&A and my friend suggested that I was over-oiling. Brian Marshall had already suggested some fresh petrol but I had had the pilgrim pump refurbed and being hyper cautious was still adding the few mil of oil to the petrol as prescribed in the book.

    A complete drain of tank and carb, some very expensive petrol, some slight backing off of the pilgrim pump and Bingo!

    All I have to do now is to adjust that pesky pilgrim pump for normal running.

    Many thanks for all the ideas and help guys.
    Michael

    in reply to: Wheel spoking #11637
    Michael S
    Participant

    Dear All
    First of all may I wish a very happy christmas and prosperous new year to all readers and particularly to the small band of willing respondents who make this forum so useful.
    I now have my front wheel out and mounted on a “jig board” The spoking on the brake drum side is to the edge of the brake drum and seems sensible but the spoking on the other side is to the hub and most spokes have bends in them – clearly wrong.

    I thought that the Scott photo in the VMCC calender was a gift from the gods but it has spoking to the hub on both sides.

    Can any one let me have close up of a wheel like mine?

    Michael

    in reply to: ’29 Flyer Spitting back through the carb #11369
    Michael S
    Participant

    Thanks for the comments Brian.
    I had it ticking over with occasional spit backs but anything above tickover is unpleasant.
    I have noticed that it is variable. I had it running with only occasional spit backs but that turned out be illusory.
    I have noticed a water leak from the top of the front hose and so the radiator is off at present so that I can fit the hoses snugly.
    Regards
    Michael

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