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« Reply #2055 on: August 10, 2017, 05:59:47 AM »

Of course you can..
Give me a shout as to when.
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« Reply #2056 on: August 10, 2017, 11:50:44 AM »

I've got a guy locally to rewire the Pop over the Winter -not cheap but a professional, full rewire -& hopefully the bike's just a couple of bad earths. If there were someone local just to confirm that, that's all I need. So probably not worth his while travelling up here.

If you have a multi meter set it on Ohms reading. disconnect the battery the check the reading from the main earth wire to the lights and other earth wires.
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« Reply #2057 on: August 10, 2017, 01:44:55 PM »

Will do Terry. Thanks.
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« Reply #2058 on: August 10, 2017, 09:43:09 PM »

Second pair of seat springs finally turned up today. Both with smaller sized mounting holes. Aah well.
Mr Dslam, can I bring them over to you again? 



Take the springs with you this time.
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« Reply #2059 on: August 10, 2017, 10:35:02 PM »

 Cheesy I took one last time -just my luck it was the odd sized one. Yup, taking all of them.
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« Reply #2060 on: August 13, 2017, 09:50:19 PM »

I visited Mr Dslam again a couple of nights ago -I really don't know why he puts up with me. 2 minutes of lathe work to turn down the seat spring mounts, followed by several hours of chatting in the shed. Thanks Andy. I'm in your debt -again Smiley
Still got to rub down the black aerosol paint, but the stainless bungs fit nice & snug in their recesses & now the springs fit the pins.
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« Reply #2061 on: August 13, 2017, 09:54:28 PM »

Hopefully this'll look like it was always intended this way, rather than a bodge after I changed my mind about the coil springs I used before. The hairpin springs sit nicely either side of the rear mudguard.
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« Reply #2062 on: August 13, 2017, 10:00:37 PM »

I've got to flatten the nose of the saddle slightly to fit the new stainless front hinge mount, but once it's re upholstered, probably incorporating a gel pad like the one Dslam showed me on one of his bikes, I should be able to get into the electrics box by just pulling out 2 R clips & flipping the seat up to get to the access panel underneath.
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« Reply #2063 on: August 13, 2017, 10:03:53 PM »

I was worried the back of the seat would hit the mudguard when I sit on it, so deliberately went for 3" tall springs. Seems to be plenty of clearance, but I can't try it till I've sorted out the front mount.
An itsy bitsy step forward, but it's getting there.
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« Reply #2064 on: August 20, 2017, 09:16:52 PM »

Well, with the bottom seat spring mounts now sorted, it was clear that the top mounts didn't line up with the springs. They were at quite an angle to the mounting eyes & after trying unsuccessfully to tweak the welded studs a little, I decided to cut them off & start again. I need to file the heads of this pair of stainless bolts to suit the angle of the seat, then get them welded in place.
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« Reply #2065 on: August 20, 2017, 09:22:11 PM »

Welding the studs on would bugger up the upholstery, but it needs re-doing anyway, (this is the saddle I started with, which the frame was built to suit, but I managed to tear the vinyl). I'd like to replace the 10mm foam with a similar thickness of gel, so have cleaned the seat pan back to the metal. Like my truck, I think this project's actually going backwards!
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« Reply #2066 on: August 21, 2017, 05:14:26 PM »

Bolt heads filed to suit & seat dropped off at a local welder.
Those springs remind me of bird's legs for some reason.
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« Reply #2067 on: August 21, 2017, 05:15:58 PM »

Yeah, I know -I must've been out with some funny birds Smiley
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« Reply #2068 on: August 22, 2017, 08:56:48 PM »

Doe,s it go yet Huh
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« Reply #2069 on: August 23, 2017, 06:46:15 PM »

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