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Dandy Strip Down

The first thing to undertake with Project Dandy was to try and strip as much excess off the trailer as possible, allowing room to get at everything. It would also make is much easier to turn the trailer upside down so that I could get at the frame, underneath, plus all the trailer panels will be replaced […]

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Introducing Project Dandy

As a family, we have been thinking about entering in to the sport of camping.  We have often looked at tents, and even brought one once, but have never actually gone camping. Having a 9 year old doesn’t really help as it is a double edged sword.  She really wants to go camping, but ……. […]

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I am a very tolerant person, well I think I am. Anyways, if anyone disagrees they can bugger off 😉 I started work on the the third engine for the trike and almost immediately it started to fight back. The first job was to remove the exhaust manifolds, to get it ready for swapping out […]

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Third Engine Lucky

I now have a third engine for the trike. This one came from ebay, and included a video of it running in a landrover chassis. The deal was done and it was off down to Swindon to pick it up. Today’s task was to get the replacement lump off the trailer and into the garage. […]

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Life without Wi-Fi

Last week I had the distinct displeasure of getting a taste of what it would be like if there was no WiFi in the house. I also had to go through the most obscure fault finding regime I have ever done, with some confounding results, leading to desperate measures. In the house we have 2 […]

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2056 Some of you may remember a year or so ago I brought a trike. It is based on a 3.5l Rover V8 with a Borg and Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox, fitted to a XJS rear axle. It also happens to be dual fuel. I did run it for a few months, but the […]

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Overhauling Brake Callipers

Last Winter the front brakes on the Pan (ST1100) started binding, so I gave then a quick overhaul. All was good for a while, but one of the pots started binding again, not badly but enough to annoy. What made it worse is that the garage is on a slight slope, so any friction when […]

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Flushed the hydraulics on the DX

The DX has 16,000 miles on it, which in itself is a bit mad for a Harley ‘cos most people don’t actually ride them. The 15,000 mile service can be a biggy though mainly because the valve lash needs to be checked. There is also a complete fluid change. I have known that the clutch […]

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Errrm, I found the lost socket

Whilst I was putting the cylinder back on the XT550 I seemed to have misplaced a 12mm socket.I did not think much about it ‘cos it may have just rolled under something and I have a spare. In fact it was just a niggling thought that I had lost a socket, and it was possible […]

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XT550 – Hole in the casing

So, once I had the engine in pieces it was simple to swap out the gear selector shaft, which was the whole point of the exercise. Now it was a case of putting the whole lot back together.  There is no gasket between the engine casings, so it is just a matter of cleaning the […]

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