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British Bikes / Re: Misfire on Triton
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:21:05 PM »
Iíve got Lucas Rita electronic ignition on my Rocket Three. Iíve not had it running for years but the memory of it misfiring has still remains with me. All it was was the rotor Furring up with ally corrosion. Iím not sure itís likely to be this though if itís  a recent rebuild.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:29:49 PM »
In one of my Ďcareersí I worked in a local college, Iíd say the vast majority of students werenít aware there was anything other than metric, so much so they didnít know it was called metric, and a lot of them didnít know which way to turn a nut to undo it. How I hate the Ďrighty tighty lefty loosey í saying. Next theyíll be making up a saying to wipe their arse.

As for the Kawasaki, itís being sold as street legal when it obviously isnít. Mudguards may not be MOTable but they are a legal requirement.

 I think the southern Ď70ís rozzers were as bad as the northern ones. Mind you we probably got what we deserved most of the time.

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British Bikes / Re: Smiths speedo as fitted to 73 Bonnie.
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:35:06 PM »
All sorted thanks L.A.B. I donít think Iíve eliminated the needle wobble at low speeds but at least it should read somewhere near the correct speed. And the needle returns to zero without giving it a belt.

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British Bikes / Re: Smiths speedo as fitted to 73 Bonnie.
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:29:50 PM »
Thanks L.A.B Iíll pluck up a bit more courage and try some silicone lubricant.

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British Bikes / Smiths speedo as fitted to 73 Bonnie.
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:40:26 PM »
Has anyone stripped a smiths speedometer where the trip knob and shaft come horizontally out of the body. I canít get the internals out of the body because of the shaft. I notice that TMS sell the shaft separately so Iím guessing the shaft should pull out of the body, mine however is refusing to budge with lightish pulling. I donít want to put too much strain on it in case this isnít the correct way to remove it.

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British Bikes / Re: British motorcycle charitable trust
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:34:16 AM »
ď I knew a bloke from near Leeds who wouldn't let a fart go till he got back home ;D ;) ;)Ē
I should think not a good fart will keep the kids warm for an hour or so in winter.


We differ from the Scottish by having better dress sense but but weíre not as generous.

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British Bikes / Re: British motorcycle charitable trust
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:04:27 AM »
There are more classic car and tractor shows that you can shake an oily rag at up here in my bit of Yorkshire but next to bugger all bike related. Going south needs two days supplies cos of the queues on the M1 and anyway I get nose bleeds if I leave Yorkshire.

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 30, 2018, 09:13:51 PM »
Henry Cole has got that many great mates heíll have to start writing his Christmas cards in April.

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 30, 2018, 08:21:33 AM »
ďYour virtual pint is behind the virtual bar.Ē

Thank you very much. Iíd had a few of the real things when I posted that.

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:27:36 AM »
Bloody hell I went back for a second look and pressed ĎBuy it nowí by mistake.

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:25:06 AM »
What an ingenious way of re imagining and upcycling a modern day reproduction of a piece of iconic motorcycling history to coerce a large piece of fiscal renumeration from someone who really aught to get themself and their lifestyle manager a proper job.

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: New Bike Restoration Youtube Channel!
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:03:25 AM »
Nothing much works for me anymore. But while I can still manage to get out for a few pints I donít worry too much. Maybe the letter Ďcí could added towards the end of the thread title, with an Ďsí on the very end just for good measure.

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British Bikes / Re: Loctite 5990
« on: May 04, 2018, 01:35:03 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

If ordinary silicone is successful then I think Iíll go for a heat resistant flue block type, geocell do one available at toolstation that should do the job.

Though itís an excellent idea expanding the pipe isnít that practical in my case as the exhaust outlets in the head have worn unevenly so the pipes would have to be expanded to suit the hole. And unless the pipes were a fairly snug and tight fit some sort of sealant would still have to be used.

I did consider drilling and tapping holes round the outer edge of the exhaust outlet, so a ring clamped to the pipe could bolt up to the head, I think Unity Equipe sell something similar. However in my opinion the wall thickness on the head isnít substantial enough to allow a thread of a useful size to be tapped in it.

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British Bikes / Re: Loctite 5990
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:59:17 AM »
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This stuff dries to rock hard, although whether it would survive any vibration or attempted movement of the pipes is a good question

That was the trouble with Gun Gum it dried hard cracked and fell out. Iíd never heard of the Locktite stuff either. TMS sell it as an exhaust sealant but I too am dubious about its working temperature. I was going to go with gas fire flue sealant but it seems its for close fitting parts and isnít suitable for wider joints.

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British Bikes / Loctite 5990
« on: May 04, 2018, 01:38:29 AM »
Has anyone used Loctite 5990 for sealing Triumph push in exhausts, or had any experience of using it. Is there a better product? There are a few gas fire flue sealing silicone type products which may work. These days there must be something better than Gun Gum which is what I used 20 odd years ago, and only seemed to last a week or so before the exhaust was rattling around in the head causing backfires loud enough to wake the dead.

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