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British Bikes / Re: More pics
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:48:11 AM »
Dunno about that. As I posted in the other thread look at the tank mounts and their fixing. These are crudely made and fixed.
IIRC weren't the earlier Triumph mountings brazed on rather than welded?

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British Bikes / Re: Original vintage tank or import copy?
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:44:35 AM »
If it was an original old tank which has been refinished to that degree it would command a small fortune, but Indian-made tanks are cheaper, readily available and sometimes they even fit.
Usually you can tell the Ram-Jam items as they tend to be heavier and with poorly welded mounts etc plus a red lead finish inside.
As said, check it thoroughly before painting.

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British Bikes / Re: Mystery gas tank
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:08:17 PM »
The rear mounts are reminiscent of the early plunger A7/10, but they also look like a later addition to me.

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British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:23:34 PM »
First read it and thought you said cruising to Sweden. They do some funny things there too.. :D

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:30:23 AM »
if you look into the costs of getting them rechromed you might find it much the same as buying a new pair of stainless seal holders, and you'll need to tell the chromers not to plate the threads or you'll never get it back on.

From memory there is a large circlip there...maybe you could treat yourself to a workshop manual/parts book too?

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British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 23, 2018, 04:37:43 PM »
Oh I dunno, there's some nice pictures of pies and accounts of life post-retirement going on at the moment. ;)

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British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:57:22 PM »
Other clubs haven't made known of any plans to close down over the DPA.
Sounds a little dramatic to me and F-B is better in many ways (although to be fair it did kill off Yahoo Groups)  but Zuckerberg isn't really going to be able to steal your eyes when your asleep if the club does transfer...

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British Bikes / Re: 1920s cone hubs
« on: October 21, 2018, 05:54:56 PM »
Thinking back they're not a standard-size hex and are thin, so you really could use a mate with a lathe.
If a wheel never had them fitted and the spindle thread was flattened or damaged (as they often were given how many times the wheel had been in and out) wouldn't undoing the spindle nut cause the spindle to unwind from the opposing side cone?

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British Bikes / Re: 1920s cone hubs
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:25:41 PM »
Thinking back to the dim and distant past when I used to be interested in push-bikes and these bikes had cup-and-cone hubs, even the most cheap and nasty bike had lock-nuts on the cones, and there were spanners made especially thin to lock and adjust the cones.
Maybe the front legs have just been pulled in by some mug previous owner leaving the locknuts out?
I'd fit them front and rear if I were you.

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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:40:34 PM »
At least it looks more "of a piece" than the Black Douglas. Does yours have FW hubs? The Black Douglas' do and  I think it looks duff. Old bikes had 1/2 width hubs which are more aesthetic in my view.


Salty money though...you can buy a lot of bike for that amount but I hope you do well.

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Yes I've stopped contributing to ikba as it's descending into hysteria.


Shame...you're missing some world-class willy-waving over who has the most exotic holidays at the moment. I think it reached it's nadir some weeks back when some tw*t posted pics of his worn-out bike gloves... ::)

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British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:20:38 PM »
I'd give it house room. Does the saddle rear contact the mudguard when you go over a bump though?

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Ah... and would this idling be on the side stand? Grandma's eggs etc, but do you realise that on the side stand when idling oil collects in the inlet camshaft well at the breather end, and is subsequently pushed out of the engine via the timed breather?

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How much oil is being pushed out?  A smear? Continual stream? Put some miles on it and see if the problem remains. 50 is nothing.

A new oil pump though? Bit of an expensive suck-it-and-see approach?

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British Bikes / Re: Sunbeam
« on: October 13, 2018, 09:41:36 AM »
Nice bikes Klaudius!
I wonder who would have bought a Sunbeam in Cologne in 1932? It must have been horrendously expensive the last days of the Weimar Republic!

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