WOW! 2 postings in 2 days. Something of a record for Our Trike!!
The past weekend was glorious here in South-East England – first Biggin Hill Airshow for many a year that hasn’t been ruined by low cloud and rain. Anyway, I felt that I was owed a bit of ‘me-time’, so after completing the inevitable chores that always seem to come first, I got myself back to the Our Trike Workshop for a few hours.
First job was to fit the replacement RPM/CHT gauge. All went pretty well – very neat job actually even though I say it myself 😉 – but just one problem.
I had made a note of the order of connections on the old gauge so I would know how to connect up the replacement. But – and it’s a long story involving Toddie, my Springer who goes bonkers wth the sound of rain on our conservatory roof, the paper pad with the notes on and a paper ripping spree brought on by a heavy overnight rainstorm – these had been lost. So I had to make the connections as best as I could remember and when the engine is run again, we’ll have to see what happens. Hopefully, even if they are wrong no damage will be done and it’ll just be a matter of switching things around. But we’ll see.
I also decided to refit the wheel spats. Blimey what a job. I hadn’t managed to find any suitable aluminium to make replacement brackets from (all the lovely little hardware shops that used to sell such things 20 or 30 years ago are long gone, put out of business by the global multiples who have no interest whatsoever in supplying such items) so I had just tidied up the existing ones and refitted them. Getting the holes to line up was a nightmare made even worse by the incredibly limited access to the inside-rear of the spats themselves.
However, I persevered and eventually got all 3 bolts on both sides in – but on weird-looking angles. Couldn’t tighten them up because although I’d dashed around picking up all the tools I thought I’d need before leaving home, I’d managed to leave both of my socket sets behind.
Hopefully when the bolts are tightened, they’ll pull into place but care will be needed as the spats are only fibreglass and it’ll be easy to split them.
But that’s for next time…