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Postby 743GUO » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:10 pm

Can you help me get my bike started?

I've had a G2 for 5 years but my inability to get it started is driving me mad. My local garage (Bob Missen's of Melksham, Wilsthire) have helped me before & MOTd it for years but have stopped doing these "old bikes"(!).

Battery is brand new & fully charged, sparking at plug, timing is about right, new petrol, no obvious carb blockages, contacts & plug correctly set. Don't know what else to do.

Last time it did work (6 months ago) there was blue smoke coming out. Does that sound like a gasket or piston rings? If oil is getting in the cylinder will that stop it starting?

If i can't get it started I'll have to sell it & buy some Jap crap. Such a shame - I love my "old thumper" but I need something that works.

Any advice would be welcome, a travelling mechanic would be even better - happy to pay a reasonable fee.

Glen Watson
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Postby itma » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:11 pm

near you in wilts, PM on its way

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Postby Biscuit » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:38 pm

Good on yer Ken, keep us posted. (Please)




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Postby Circlip » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:07 am

Spark plugs and do all kinds of in-explanable things for no logical reason.

Seemingly defying its simplicity. along with plug caps-if you have one.

It could be that the bike is cursed and the sacrifice of a small fluffy animal within the vicinity of the engine at midnight is necessary.

This could be next door neighbours kids hamster for instance. ----Probably wont work but hey,- Tv is crap these days.

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Postby bag-o-nails » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:36 am

jap crap! jap crap!!!

dont you dare! just hang on for uncle ken
he will sort you out in no time
we wait with baited breath keep us informed of his visit

cheers b-o-n

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Postby 56G80S » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:36 pm

I wish you lots of luck with this, I enjoyed my 14CSR. Sir Clip could be right about spark plug which loses spark when under compression. But you've better help than me on the way.

I would, however, edit your post to remove the 'phone number. Not everyone who logs on are necessarily enthusiasts.

Although I've had terrific help and encouragement through these pages, there are possibly some non-enthusiasts who will read your post and might prove to be a nuisance?

Johnny B

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Postby crawsue » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:07 pm

It's been 10 days now----where is that bl*+ dy repair man,wouldn't wait that long for a Jap! Where is he,where is he,what's happening,the suspense is killing me.
Hard work never killed anyone.....but why take the risk?

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Postby itma » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:54 pm

Bloody repairman has made a house call, and decided that the patient needs to be dissected chez Itma this weekend.
A progress report will be posted on the gate. or an obituary, whichever is relevant.

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Postby crawsue » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:13 pm

Phewwwwww!!!
Hard work never killed anyone.....but why take the risk?

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Postby itma » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:27 am

can you spot the defect[s]?
ask not wot is the bell wot tolls, its the big-end making that clanging noise,


[IMG]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h314/moto_photos/piston.jpg[/IMG]
[by the bye, apologies to all stocking top fans, I did not realise that when I emptied the photobucket, they vanished from the ether also]

Edited by - itma on 26 Nov 2007 7:44:44 PM

Edited by - itma on 26 Nov 2007 7:45:36 PM

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