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#1 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:21 PM

The 1254 is the first Bolens I ever bought and I owed it to the old girl to get her up and running. My mate, Daniel, offered his services to get her going. He made up a new loom a while back and thanks to Rick I bought a fuel tank off him and from Brian some belts and coil. Another contact in the States, Alain, sourced me a set of stators.



I am really chuffed to hear that it is up and running, albiet briefly. Daniel informed me that "The head gasket is leaking oil out and over the exhaust manifold, i suppose this is good and bad, good that the oil is circulating the engine, but possible the rings are gone for there to be oil above the piston? The carb isn't leaking on the joint as bad but i have been turning the fuel tap off so it may do if left long enough, it is dribbling past the float, and from the adjustment screw, but nothing to loose sleep over."
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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:26 PM

Looks and sounds good - glad you got it running after sitting for so long.


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:30 PM

Glad your up and running!!!!


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:40 PM

Way to go,glad you got it fired up
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Posted May 27, 2016 - 06:53 PM

  Very hard to keep a Wisconsin down. It sounds very nice.


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Sounds pretty good for having a leaky head.
I love your tire set up, I would love some skinny 3 bar fronts and at reads on my 1050.
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Posted May 28, 2016 - 01:25 AM

Sounds pretty good for having a leaky head.
I love your tire set up, I would love some skinny 3 bar fronts and at reads on my 1050.

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I, too, love the look of the tyres on my 1254 as its stance make it so darn mean. :)

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Posted May 28, 2016 - 07:50 AM

Awesome! Gotta love the stance of a 1254 :D


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Posted May 29, 2016 - 03:11 AM

Sounds great Andrew, pleased you have it running.

Iain


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Posted May 29, 2016 - 05:53 AM

Thanks Iain.

The air filter housing you gave me for it will be put back on when Daniel got it all sorted. I love the sound of the Wisconsin! And I am just well chuffed that it's alive and seemingly in good health.

Cheers

Andrew




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