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First start for the Comet.

redbloke1956

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Hi to all, Firstly let me thank everyone for the help, advice and support from you all in this most excellent of clubs, without which I would probably be sitting in my Man Cave with a bottle of rum and a 7/16 Whitworth ring spanner sobbing uncontrollably while cursing at a pile of bits that vaguely resembled a Vincent.
I filled all orifices (of the bike) with various lubricants, propped up a funnel full of fuel, kicked it over a few times without ignition to get some oil through the system, plug back in...ignition on....Two kicks and it roared into life....off with the choke and it sat there purring like a chicken:D I spent a couple of minutes whooping like a politician on payday then checked for oil return...all good, thanks to the the help from all you guys the timing case is as quiet Sarah Palin at a MENSA meeting.
Just a few little bits and pieces to sort and hopefully she will be back on the road.

Kevin
 

davidd

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Kevin,

Great job! I hope this is the begining of many more enjoyable moments.

David
 

Albervin

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Visions of a chicken purring and Sarah Palin at a Mensa meeting brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations Kevin on succeeding to fire up the beast. Now all you have to do is tune the carby and adjust the brakes and all those other little jobs that just keeping popping their heads up, like a trout in a fish farm at feeding time.
 

b'knighted

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I say Chaps!

Trying to perpetuate the level of phraseology started by you colonials is as difficult as trying to insert butter up the posterior of a porcupine using only a red hot knitting needle.
 

redbloke1956

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Visions of a chicken purring and Sarah Palin at a Mensa meeting brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations Kevin on succeeding to fire up the beast. Now all you have to do is tune the carby and adjust the brakes and all those other little jobs that just keeping popping their heads up, like a trout in a fish farm at feeding time.

Or like Asylum seekers at Centrelink :p
 

vibrac

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another colonial phrase 'centerlink' thought that was a guided busway (a UK green 'idea') had to look it up.
at least we all know Vincent part numbers real esparanto
 

nkt267

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'From a resident of the home for the afflicted'
Matron has just seen your post about your problems being over!
As a poor deluded soul from the antipodes she will arrange a special room rate for as long as you own your Vincent.
Please come and join us as the only conversation here is in part numbers....AAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!! Sorry Matron did'nt mean to shout.
 

Phil Baker

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Well.......................... mine STILL doesn't start!! I'm very happy for you!!!;-) Phil
 

Brian Magee

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Phil,

The reason Kevin's bike started so easily was because he was nowhere near Basingstoke. As you know when you visited me recently my Comet, usually a first timer would not start. Well the next morning it started first kick. You definitely put a jinx on it !!!

Brian
 
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