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Offline mickwinf

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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2018, 10:19:54 PM »
haha you are a trier
Love the 500/4 and 550 own 2 at the moment.

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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2018, 03:07:16 PM »
Reached a milestone last week, the engine is now back in the frame. As i was working alone i removed a few parts to reduce the weight, and stood the bike close to my work bench with the engine on it, then slid the engine over into the frame without giving myself a hernia!
Love the 500/4 and 550 own 2 at the moment.

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« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2019, 11:03:06 PM »
well its been a while, not had much time over the last few months for a variety of reasons but have been doing jobs whenever i did have the chance. today i fitted the rebuilt carbs and couldn't resist trying for a start up. After a bit of fiddling it did start and sounded quite good, i will have to synchronize the carbs but quite happy.
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« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2019, 04:48:28 PM »
so an update on this slow restoration, its nearly done, just painting the tank in a non standard blue aerosol, remember the custom paintjob when i got it? As you can see by the pictures it looks ok, although some of the chromework is not great as i have just ran out of money so no extra for chroming. I am just fitting the engine breather pipe and the fuel overflow pipe from the petrol tank, does anyone know the proper routing for them?
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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2019, 05:15:09 PM »
Very tidy,  looks to be a nice job in bringing another one back into use.

Starts to feel better as you get toward the finish line I guess.

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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2019, 05:31:00 PM »
Nice job Mick.
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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2019, 07:22:56 PM »
Looking good Mick.
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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2019, 09:59:16 PM »
I want that exhaust system  ;D

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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2019, 10:32:59 PM »
Looks fantastic....just in time for spring  8)

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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2019, 10:34:37 PM »
Mick I thunk you've fitted the coils backwards, the HT leads come out of the back so they are protected from rain etc and they approach the plugs from the rear not the front if you get that.
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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2019, 10:41:44 PM »
Having the leads come out of the back is definitely a good idea. But my recollection of my old 550 back in the day was that the leads were as fitted on this bike....and they did suffer from moisture ingress.. i guess a quick look at the parts diagram will reveal the “correct” orientation.

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« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2019, 10:52:24 PM »
Mick I thunk you've fitted the coils backwards, the HT leads come out of the back so they are protected from rain etc and they approach the plugs from the rear not the front if you get that.

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« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2019, 05:14:08 PM »
I want that exhaust system  ;D
Yes it's rare to find a good silencer. Mine was a cheepo on ebay at £5, but collection only, and I've had to put a patch on the underside. And what a lump it is, even partly rusted away, but it is the signature of the F, like the 400/4. Looking good.
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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #73 on: February 28, 2019, 05:42:49 PM »
All the hard work, time and effort is starting to pay off. Well done and keep posting progress photos 👍

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Re: Meet my new 550f2
« Reply #74 on: February 28, 2019, 10:07:34 PM »
Mick I thunk you've fitted the coils backwards, the HT leads come out of the back so they are protected from rain etc and they approach the plugs from the rear not the front if you get that.

All SOHC come from the front  ;)

They can't be genuine coils then Graham as the leads are far too short, they used to clamp to the outside screw holding the breather cover and those only just reach the plugs as they are, made me think they must be backwards.
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