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Old 01-19-2013, 04:59 PM
dougy dougy is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southport, England
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Default Re: WOW ! I thought I was on my own...

Been working on this CG for a few days now an it's been proper doing my head with a lack of spark but at last it looks like I'm getting there.
The guy I bought it off reckons It's been stood for 15 years, it looks like most of em where outside ! It never came with a gear lever so bought one from Hills breakers for 10. The gears are a bit stiff but work, I'm guessing the clutch plates may be stuck together an need a good clean, I also got a new condenser and a ignition switch from Hawkshaw motorbike spares.
I checked and double checked every electrical system cleaned an set the points an everything looked ok but it just refused to spark.....till I sprayed it with WD40 !!! So maybe it was just a dry joint or something I'll never know, but I'll spray it first next time :roll:
After eventually getting the spark it ran after about the 10 kick which I think is pretty bloody good after being laid up for so long I took the cam cover off an the oil presure is good but there's no valve clearances at all so it needs a good service.
Only bought it for 150 so all things considerd its turned out not bad I reckon .

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