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zapo
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Re: New Member !

Postby zapo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:21 am

[quote]A talking Kettle ! :o Is there nothing these bikes cannot do? :lol:[quote]

Kev,
What a wit, and you beat Alan to it ;) ....... now get on with your shed base :lol:
At my age, two stroke's is enough!

Kurgan36
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Re: New Member !

Postby Kurgan36 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:13 pm

Hi all , just to bring you up to date :

As you know I recently bought my first Kettle, so bought one with a rebuilt motor or not as the case may be !

The more we’ve got into it the less it looks like it’s ever been apart !

Situation as of today :

Crank away for rebuild
New pistons ready
Barrels re-bored
Crank cases striped and repainted
New water pump ready
New electronic ignition ready
New stainless head bolts ready
All other bolts striped and re-chromed
All casings away at the polishers

Loads of other stuff but those are the big ones, a lot of work for an engine that’s just been rebuilt !

I’ll keep you posted !

Kurgan

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Alan H
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Re: New Member !

Postby Alan H » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 pm

Sounds like the invisible man did the repairs.....
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

Kurgan36
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Re: New Member !

Postby Kurgan36 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:12 pm

..... more like the dishonourable man !

Kurgan

Kurgan36
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Re: New Member !

Postby Kurgan36 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:41 pm

...... not sure the bottom of the crankcase should look like this !
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Kurgan36
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Re: New Member !

Postby Kurgan36 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:59 pm

....... but for sure the engine bolts should look like this :
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Kettletimes3
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Re: New Member !

Postby Kettletimes3 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:16 pm

Let this be a lesson to anyone reading this,
If your buying a bike that supposedly had an engine rebuild.
ASK FOR THE BILLS TO PROVE IT.

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PaulD738
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Re: New Member !

Postby PaulD738 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:34 am

Kettletimes3 wrote:Let this be a lesson to anyone reading this,
If your buying a bike that supposedly had an engine rebuild.
ASK FOR THE BILLS TO PROVE IT.


Even that doesn’t prove much?
I’ve just bought a 1100 Katana with a stack of bills to prove the top end of the motor has been rebuilt BUT the worrying thing is whoever built it doesn’t know how to set the cam chain adjuster up or even how to set the carbs properly :(
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
A quote from my old dad 8-)
1981 GSX1100 Katana Pussy Galore (the blunderbuss)
1973 T500K Dobbin (the rapier)
Seeley T500 race bike

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KETTLE BOY
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Re: New Member !

Postby KETTLE BOY » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:00 am

Alan H wrote:Sounds like the invisible man did the repairs.....


Yes Alan H.. The invisible man & woman had a baby.. The kid was nothing to look at.. A bit like the work done on the engine.. :lol:
GT750 J 1972
GT750 L 1974
Z900 A4 1976
ZZR1100. 1998
Breville Sandwich Maker
I'm never wrong.. Once I thought I was, but I was mistaken.


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slosher
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Re: New Member !

Postby slosher » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:00 pm

Kurgan36 wrote:...... not sure the bottom of the crankcase should look like this !


Bloody Nora Jason when did the guy say it was re-built "1978" :roll:
Think you will up an running for when the weather breaks,mind you that probably gives you about 6 months :lol:

Cheers Dave
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