Hello from the UK.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by dave#22, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. dave#22

    dave#22 New Member

    Hi, My name is Dave, living in England and I recently bought a '99 Cruzzer WC1. It has less than 200miles from new, so I assumed it would be OK.....First, the primary belt was slipping, so I did a mod to rectify the problem, then I noticed oil on one head to crankcase stud, so I decided to retorque the head bolts only to find that there was no tension on that stud.
    Engine out, head & cylinder removed and found the thread stripped in the crankcase, which must have happened on assembly, so I spent a few hours making an insert m10xm7 with dowel, fitted it, then found this site and read that the m7 studs need upgrading to m8, so today I removed the insert and fitted two m12xm8 inserts with m8x140 12.9 cap heads and will replace the m6 head bolts with m6 12.9.....a porting job, machine 1mm (0.040") from the head should give a power increase and improve reliability.
    Fingers crossed, Dave.
     

  2. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Hey, Hey there Dave,

    I'm sure that it's going to work out!`Welcome to the site..............

    Glen
     
  3. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    Welcome aboard. Where are you in this soggy land of ours? And are you planning on using the bike on the road?
     
  4. dave#22

    dave#22 New Member

    Hi Ludwig, I'm near Ellesmere Port, south of the River Mersey. I am planning on using the bike, I've just spent the last few weeks sorting out the registration, as it came from the US with no title, but now it's legal with the DVLA. I have had a short run on it and was impressed, but the engine stud fault stopped me using it and reading this forum has shown more potential faults, so I am sorting those out before further use. I may have it running again by the end of the week.
    Where are you located and what do you ride?
    Dave.
     
  5. dave#22

    dave#22 New Member

    Thanks Glen...
    Dave.
     
  6. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    Nothing yet built, after Christmas I will have pfennigs to get one of these:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bicycle-E...=WDVW&rd=1&ih=011&category=75211&cmd=ViewItem

    I've been doing all the leg work as well to be legal. There's a Paddy over on the other site who didn't know about the rules, he's having to make readjustments to his ambitions. Fortunately, he's not deterred and will eng up with something.

    Look for Maxx England on FB, that's me there, I have a link to David Douglas in Southport who's already taken a self build through SVA, and he probably knows as much as anybody about spares supply here. You can compare notes on engineering as well. I'm just a bolt on merchant.
     
  7. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    While I think, have you thought about joining the National Autocycle Club? Cheap insurance deals, and a lead in to whatever specialist engineering you can't do yourself; and also, the company of other people who appreciate the Joy Of Slow.
     
  8. dave#22

    dave#22 New Member

    Hi Ludwig, I will have a look at the NAC and see if there is any action in my area, although I do remember reading an article on a Coast to Coast run (East to West) from the North East to Cumbria, that should be interesting. As regards insurance, there was no charge in premium to add the Cruzzer to my Bike policy, just a service charge....makes a change, these days.
    Dave.
     
  9. dave#22

    dave#22 New Member

    Hi all, an update.....the bike is now running, following advice from Quenton, I didn't use the long m8 bolts, but put in short studs to take m8 nuts, machined 1mm from the head face, lapped in both the head face and cylinder top face, opened the inlet and exhaust ports as much as possible, pegged the valve seats, reassembled, set the valve clearance to 006"in 008"out and it started first time, but was running rich, so I lowered the needle to max, tried again, better but still rich, so I removed the #80 main jet and made a #70 main jet....much better, but still rich, so made a #65 main jet and it ran fine, so took it out for a good run and it performed well, took it to 45mph (a bit vibey after 40) and the plug is a nice medium grey colour....result.
    Dave.
     
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