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Offline elevensies

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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2019, 12:32:22 pm »
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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2019, 04:58:47 pm »
No worries, - I'm not grumpy! I realise the bike is new to you, 11s,  but it just seemed like a really basic problem for someone who campaigns a BSA in Vintage Racing, as mentioned in your intro.


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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2019, 05:05:21 pm »
yes new to the c11, and pre units
but sometimes, things get in the way and i dont see the answer even when its staring me in the face!!!

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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2019, 05:27:03 pm »
Ray, not "having a pop" but "Mike the Bike" was pretty useful on the track but I wouldn't trust him with a bike of mine as his first method of solving a mechanical problem was to hit it with a hammer  ;D ;D.

I freely admit I'm the lowest common denominator , mechanical knowledge wise on this site , and as a result of being lucky in life now have bikes I dreamt of owning as a spotty yoof but I would hesitate to carry out fettling without supervision  ;D.

Just saying "elevenses" ...... you are not alone in knowing two thirds of **** all  ;D

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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2019, 06:01:46 pm »
I too would like to be associated with the last speaker I have all the mechanical skills of an amoeba but the bike keeps going thanks to everyone on this forum that has answered my "stupid" questions .
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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2019, 07:35:42 pm »
There are no stupid questions, however there can be stupid answers. If you don't know the answer then ask the question. Not asking the question is the stupid part.

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Wikipedia, Google and Bing don't have all the answers.
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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2019, 08:16:59 pm »
Even those with engineering skill and experience can benefit from reading the opinions of others, sometimes a small thing that seems obvious can be missed.

We are all helping to keep these lovely old clunkers alive, so keep the questions (and answers) coming. 
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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2019, 08:47:12 am »
The great thing about this site is that it caters for all levels of C owners mechanical knowledge. Lets not for get what Pete probably started it for, to help those with little idea, no idea and some idea. (reminds me of that joke, what do you call a deer. with no eyes......)
All about getting more on the road and more staying there. If anyone's got nothing to do can they take over my job so I can finish My 11.
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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2019, 09:01:23 am »
I'm not disagreeing with any of these last comments but you're missing the point a bit.

I try to give good advice to anyone who needs it, however basic the question, without overly complicating things like some of the other helpers tend to do sometimes. My query on this one was that the same question was being asked again in spite of the answer being given more than once and also being easily looked up in the book that was to hand and also the Service Sheets that were pointed out.

I suppose it's a sign of the times that it's less effort, or maybe the first port of call, to summon up the internet rather than figure something out or look in a book. I don't see any of the examples that have been given as a direct comparison.  Donkey, Biggles and Paul don't race a BSA and Paul and Stan Hailwood  have big cheque books and don't ask technical questions.  None intended !!!


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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2019, 09:58:28 am »
I'm afraid all this is lost on me.
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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2019, 02:17:38 pm »
Aye it's owa my heed   ???

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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2019, 02:35:39 pm »
No offence was intended, and none was taken as far as I can see...so, no worries.
I often ask myself questions, and call myself a bloody fool for not knowing.....or look at a problem for two days, then look at it again and realize it is not a problem at all ::)
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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2019, 09:57:04 am »
Ray , heard of Stan Hailwood but not  Paul ;)

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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2019, 01:54:24 pm »
Paul is Michael Stanley Bailey's cousin, - lives at Onchan, you must know him!


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Re: C11G clutch and kickstart
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2019, 06:34:48 pm »
Sorry Ray, I've never heard of Mr M.C. Bailey , Onchan covers quite a large area and I have a limited number of friends and acquaintances . 

You are correct in saying that I've never raced , I'm aware of my limitations and am fortunate ,  if I ever I forget, to have a wife who will remind me .

 I am lucky  in having a couple of very talented engineers who fettle my bikes  while I make myself useful by making the tea ;D