Saturday, November 10, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
He was impressed with the quietness of the motor compared with others of its ilk. He told me the early die-cast cases (with access hatch for sprag and alternator drive gears) are noticeably quieter than the later Cosworth pressure sandcast cases. I forgot to say that the 1991 bikes have foam-lined fairing panels too, dampening the sound further. And the result. Well, was it in doubt? I think it met with his approval.
The bike had run beautifully all the way there. Irritatingly, I had more fueling problems on the way home. Maybe the bike was sad to have had to leave the cosseting world of Sprint. But seriously, I think I've got four issues to deal with, two of which are probably self-inflicted. 1/ The loose sheets of liner are wrapping themselves around the fuel tap's integral filter 2/ the fuel tap prime position isn't passing any fuel, 3/ the angle of the extended fuel pipes and filters I fitted seems to be causing at least one hose to fold. 4/ The extended pipes are also putting pressure on the vacuum pipe to the rear of the fuel tap. So I shall address all these issues before taking her out on the road again.