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Yup, still racing.

I have late onset Stargardt's disease. Mostly a juvenile thing that kids get when they are 7 -8 years old. Legally blind by age 12. Leading cause of blindness in children.

I am losing the central portion of my vision. But my peripheral vision is perfect.

What it means is I just can't see what I'm looking directly at. It's very similar to Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Turns out progression is much slower with late onset.

I know the tracks, I can see things as big as other sidecars (just can't read their engine numbers). Everyone else out there knows what there doing - no learner drivers, no drunk drivers, no Volvo drivers, no kids chasing balls in the streets, no cross streets or stop signs.

We ran 3rd at The Queensland Cha,championships in July this year.

I'm 68 and blind, my passenger on the other hand is only 62 and has good eyesight.

He hits me once on the leg for a right and .....

Mo, hang on, twice on the leg for a right hand .....

No, wait, it's once on the back for a ......

Hmmmmn.


Maybe that explains Mac Park ?
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Wait ! Wait ! Wait !

You guys can see moving pictures at HOME ?

Are they "Talkies" ?
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Not me, I’m still staring at the radio over against the wall, but I saw one of those moving picture boxes in a Sears and Roebuck catalog after I was done perusing the women’s lingerie section! Yowza!!
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I shouldn't be reading this at work, I am laughing out loud!!!
I really like the oil pump fix, I'll have to give that a try too.
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Can I access the oil pump for this job without taking the motor out of the frame?
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Can I access the oil pump for this job without taking the motor out of the frame?
Only on 1977-up.
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Technically, you can drop the pump through the bottom frame rails. But it means almost as much work as pulling the engine out.
I did this about 6 months ago with a pump that the scavenge side wasn't working on.
Whoever put the oil pump together forgot the half moon key. They can be a real PITA some times and I'm guessing someone got tired of working on it, walked away and came back another day. Forgetting he hadn't installed the key.

I have a hydraulic work bench. Not a job I'd like to tackle with the bike being at ground level. Plus if you tackle it this way on your own you need ar,s like Popeye The Sailorman.

Also when I did this I didn't have to re-time the breather.

I used a flywheel lock tool(bolt in the window) to stop any possibility of the engine turning while I did the job. After removing the pump I marked the position of the slot on the pump tower. When I re-installed the pump I made sure the pump gear was in the marked position.
You have to be very careful when doing this but it worked for me.
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Mick/Ferrous mine is 1963.
I will do a search to see if there is a thread which walks a newbie through oil pump removal.
At the moment, mine will drain the whole oil tank in a month, so I leave it on a stand, upright, with the primary level plug out and a container for it to drain into, but its a waste of good oil! I would be better to drain the tank, at least then I can save the oil.

I have looked at putting a tap on the "oil out" line from the tank, as I have on vintage bikes I run. But the hose is so short, there is not room to mount a tap nicely.

Its a right pain in the bum.
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DO NOT PUT A VALVE ON THE OIL FEED!

Unless you have a working oil light.


Save the oil that leaks out and run it through a coffee filter and put it back in the motor?
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