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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #465 on: June 03, 2020, 09:46:28 PM »
How did you repair it or get it back home
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #466 on: June 03, 2020, 11:04:32 PM »
It cut out when it got too hot, Pete, so I had to let it cool down each time. We’ve done a long list of things to try and sort it, new coil, condensor, HT leads, points, thermostat, carburettor, fuel pump, oil, spark plugs, reset the timing and checked the valve clearances all to no avail. It’s probably something really silly that we are missing so I’m hoping that a specialist can finally get it sorted.
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #467 on: June 04, 2020, 10:16:29 AM »
I managed to find a cheap Panda 30 head at last... so I went and visited my 126 and looked, then came home again. 

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #468 on: June 10, 2020, 09:25:20 PM »
Something for the weekend. Just taken delivery of 5litres of mineral oil, 18quid delivered.


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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #469 on: June 12, 2020, 08:56:52 PM »
Did you fit a ballast resistor with tour new coil? If not, it will get too warm and cut out after a while!

Might be your issue?


It cut out when it got too hot, Pete, so I had to let it cool down each time. We’ve done a long list of things to try and sort it, new coil, condensor, HT leads, points, thermostat, carburettor, fuel pump, oil, spark plugs, reset the timing and checked the valve clearances all to no avail. It’s probably something really silly that we are missing so I’m hoping that a specialist can finally get it sorted.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #470 on: June 13, 2020, 09:51:05 AM »
Thanks, two other people have also mentioned a ballast resisitor to me, looks like I need to give it a try!
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #471 on: June 17, 2020, 12:45:04 AM »
Thanks, two other people have also mentioned a ballast resisitor to me, looks like I need to give it a try!

Let us know. Your new coil might be ruined by now though, so you might need to replace it again too.


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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #473 on: June 19, 2020, 07:59:36 PM »
Fitting tonight and testing tomorrow, wish me luck, another 126 sleepless night!



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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #474 on: June 20, 2020, 07:11:21 PM »
Well, that didn’t work, I’ve pushed it to the back of the shed until I can take it to a specialist. 😞
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #475 on: June 20, 2020, 10:23:26 PM »
Have you checked the tension on the fan belt? Also check that the fan itself isn't loose by holding the front pulley and see if you can move rotate the cooling fan,  if it does the fan will still rotate but start slipping as the revs increase which would cause over heating, just a thought.
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #476 on: June 21, 2020, 09:35:13 AM »
Thanks, Pete, we’ve checked that, the fan side of the engine is nice and cool but the heat coming out of the other side seems unusually high even with the thermostat flap fully open. We’ve checked a long list if things so it’s either something really silly or something that we’ve not checked correctly.
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #477 on: September 25, 2020, 03:21:06 PM »
Bought  and fitted a fire extinguisher. Hopefully will never have to use it. No drilling for bracket, just a tight fit under the seat crossbar. :)

£16 a month ago, but looks like its shot up in price since :o

Fireshield 1KG Abc Dry Powder Extinguisher https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NPVMN6U/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_DPFBFb25575AW

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #478 on: September 25, 2020, 04:10:15 PM »
Put the Bis cooling system back together with the stupidly expensive new alloy hose union, new jubilee clips all round and now minus the thermostat.  Flushed the system through twice with central heating system cleaner (much cheaper and I had some) and refilled with 50/50 antifreeze.  Now having a well earned cuppa and thinking about the next job on the list ...

 

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