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Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrades and Improvements / Re: Replacement tyres.
« Last post by jackb on August 14, 2017, 03:26:23 PM »
An appeal to all!!!!
I have bought Aron's and have bike in at Bikers World now for fitting. Unfortunate the problem of fit with the front mudguard is presenting a problem. Fixing bolts loosen' and attempt adjustment to clear. It is worsened by lifting and dropping to limit helps but still catches quite badly. So, I'm stuck for the moment and looking for ideas. If anyone can help I would be very relieved. ?????
Jackb
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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: V1000 ignition
« Last post by Rob B on August 12, 2017, 07:24:25 PM »
Good to see you too Jack, and the rest of the gang! Sorry I didn't get to say bye but decided to head back to Dorset before the rain started, and failed! Good test of the Triumph jacket and trousers. Rubbish!

My next trip will be Stafford in October I expect but keep posting on the forum if you need advice. We have got loads of that, not all of it useful or even relevant ????

RB
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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: V1000 ignition
« Last post by jackb on August 08, 2017, 12:30:43 AM »
Hi Rob. Great to meet up with you and all the other boys. Really enjoyed the time , the day and all of the info. Bike continued to perform,,, ok, ish. Still not right but will get there. Very thirsty beast at the moment but I'm sure it will get better as we slowly improve the balance etc. I will keep you informed re progress look forward to the next time and say once again to all,,, thank you for the welcome and a great day out.
Cheers
Jack.
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Hesketh-Related Chat / Barton Bike Night 2017.
« Last post by AndyG on August 04, 2017, 05:01:07 PM »
Always seemed to miss this event for one reason or another. It`s usually on a Wednesday night in July but this year they ran it on a Saturday afternoon/evening. The organisers close off the centre of the town and the streets leading to it. All the streets are lined with thousands of bikes and entertainment laid on, all biking related. Vintage bikes, classic bikes, custom bikes, race bikes, new bikes, old bikes, and 1 Hesketh. Little did I know when I got my bike I would have to be an encyclopaedia of all things Hesketh whenever I park up.
   http://imgur.com/a/14NT9
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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: V1000 ignition
« Last post by Rob B on August 04, 2017, 03:12:54 PM »
See you tomorrow Jack. Scott has free tickets if needed. Send him an email as he plans to meet at a cafe somewhere I think before riding in.  I will be a bit later as I'm not getting home till midnight tonight and have a few miles to do in the morning. Good to hear you got her running and hopefully the old girl will get you to Silverstone. We can then spend some time fiddling and probably make it worse :-)

RB
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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: V1000 ignition
« Last post by jackb on August 02, 2017, 09:29:52 AM »
Hi Rob. Clearly I have not been paying attention so I was unaware of the HOC event on Saturday. As it happens, I am free and able to attend Saturday so will look into/enquire,as to what I need to do to arrange.
Re the bike, I did get it going last night and took it out for a spin. Kind of ok but back pot missing some. Gets better if opened up but still not right. All being well I will ride it down and would look forward to a meet up. Thanks for info and interest. I will come back later when I have sorted,
Cheers
Jack
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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: V1000 ignition
« Last post by Rob B on August 01, 2017, 09:57:26 PM »
Hello Jack,

Will you be coming to the HOC BDC gathering at Silverstone next Saturday 5th August? I should get there about 10ish as i'm riding the Hesketh up from Dorset. It would be good to catch up and there will be a lot of other HESKETH wisdom available too. I honestly don't think you have a big problem because in reality, they are fairly simple and robust old things and will run OK with all sorts of things wrong with them, especially if you still have the old RITA. Wouldn't worry about new HT leads etc. just yet as it sounds a bit more fundamental...

RB

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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: V1000 ignition
« Last post by jackb on July 30, 2017, 07:12:21 PM »
Hi Rob.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my call for help. As said, I have fitted new coils in an attempt to produce a result to ,just start the engine and was delighted when it did in fact start and sounded pretty good. However, next morning,,this morning it was having nothing of it. I did notice however that engine was running fast with closed throttle, (suspect possibly cable function out of sync) but it did start and now won't, twelve hours later. Very disappointing. I did go to bikers world in an attempt to replace HT leads but they were out of stock . I did therefore do what I could to ensure good connections. Both plugs are sparking but in my limited experience, not a big fat spark. I'm thinking the problem must be something very basic but for the life of me can't think what. I will perciver and keep you informed.
I live I. Northamptonshire , in fact in Daventry. Sadly I was away for the Daventry festival which would have been a great opportunity to meet with experience and better knowledge. Again thank you for your help and interest, regards, Jack PS it does use the Lucas RITA set up.
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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: V1000 ignition
« Last post by Rob B on July 30, 2017, 01:37:47 PM »
Hello Jack,

Does your bike still have Lucas RITA? If so, GOOD! I never understood the Fad for changing to digital electronic ignition on an engine that has so much else wrong with it. The RITA setup isn't smart and certainly is not clever but with a decent battery and good wiring / connections, it will always work. This is the key. Check every wiring connection and especially the earth connections, and make sure the battery is tiptop. Sadly, the voltage across the 6volt coils drops to about 4.7 volts whilst the starter motor is running, which is precisely when you most want the full 6 volts for a nice fat spark at the plugs.

Fuel problems are usually limited to water in the bottom of the floatbowls or badly run choke cables that don't allow the enrichment plungers to snap shut fully.

Not sure where you are but I am in Dorset, UK if you want a hand...? Take my V1000 for a spin and that will show you how good these bikes can be, when sorted!


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Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrades and Improvements / Re: Replacement tyres.
« Last post by jackb on July 30, 2017, 12:30:14 PM »
Dave H.
Same apology to you to Dave for not acknowledging your very helpful reply so, many thanks to you for your advice and interest. As said to Andy, when I can get bike running I will happily change the Tyres and look forward to some enjoyable mileage.
Best regards
Jack.
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