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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Peugeot BIMA re-build
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:00:24 AM »
When I saw the top pic I thought you'd fitted two engines. ;)
What's the next piece of exotica on the menu after this one?

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British Bikes / Re: Can you identify this bike?
« on: January 03, 2020, 01:26:28 PM »
Looks like a Villiers engine, but why are the people wearing black boxes on their heads?

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Ultima 350 total loss oil levals
« on: January 03, 2020, 09:57:55 AM »
Did you buy this bike back in July off Ebay?
Eight drops a minute sounds a lot for a four-stroke, but if that's what the makers recommend then stick to it.
As for getting oil flowing, maybe the time-honoured methods of kicking it over, using a drill to turn the engine over or even the daft "take it for a walk" method.
Ant of those will help, along with sloshing some oil into the oil pump to prime it.

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British Bikes / Re: What motor bike
« on: December 26, 2019, 11:21:13 AM »
That Scout stole some snowflake's future... ;)

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Berini 32cc cyclemotor
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:25:05 AM »
Probably most towns and cities are much the same, but surely you want to ride a little further afield where the roads are clearer? :-\

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Peugeot BIMA re-build
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:23:02 AM »
I wouldn't say "very wet" after twenty seconds of kicking. After all, with the British Standard kicking leg that's only maybe 10-12 rpm.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Berini 32cc cyclemotor
« on: December 23, 2019, 09:26:57 PM »
Can't you even up the hole and then weld a plate in? A decent slosh of POR15 and Bob's yer uncle.
Just to go against the grain here I can't stand mopeds. Quicklys were great little machines in their day, but 28MPH on 2019 roads? No thanks.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Peugeot BIMA re-build
« on: December 23, 2019, 09:22:02 PM »
Need to find out how to check a 6v cap.
Me and French 2 strokes just don't mix well.

The surest way is test by substitution and hope the replacement is a good one.
I have an all-singing Fluke meter with a capacitance test function and even that isn't conclusive. Capacitors are funny little buggers.

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British Bikes / Re: B31 spluttering and flashing back through carb
« on: December 21, 2019, 11:08:47 AM »
There's a seller of "Stay-Up" floats for Indians etc in the US, and he monitors fuel quality on a regular basis simply by soaking his floats in fuel for a month or so and monitoring the varying reactions.
His findings seem to match the post above in that he believes industrial solvents are being "disposed of" via the petrol supply chain. Modern vehicles aren't unduly affected due to engine management systems, but our old clunkers can be.

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British Bikes / Re: B31 spluttering and flashing back through carb
« on: December 20, 2019, 11:30:33 AM »
Seems to depend on the engine. My V-twin and lawn mower are both low comp SV's and they need new fuel before they'll start in the Spring. The OHV bikes on the other hand, do fire up on old juice.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Peugeot BIMA re-build
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:09:09 PM »
Chop was all diy on the driveway of my mothers house in Birmingham, such good days!


I meant the sh*tty chop on two wheels! Is the car still on the DVLC register? Always seems like a lot of customs get pulled apart for a "Quick refresh" and then stay that way for ever.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Peugeot BIMA re-build
« on: December 19, 2019, 07:10:19 PM »
Nice job! Is it still around?
Look at that sh*tty chop though.
ps Did you get to meet the girls? ;)

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Peugeot BIMA re-build
« on: December 19, 2019, 03:51:12 PM »
I used to buy "Custom Car" with my paper round money back in 1972. Rods were rare then, did you ever have one featured?
I later went on to buy a Norman Nippy fitted with a Villiers 3K engine. Reliable, but put me off "little" bikes for life. :D

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British Bikes / Re: tiger cub forks upgrade
« on: December 18, 2019, 09:08:20 PM »
if you have the nous to adapt bearings, alter the stem length and diameter, then anything you like. Anything not for that model of Cub is going to need some fannying with anyway.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« on: December 16, 2019, 03:57:13 PM »
Looks like Mr Rattlecan has been playing...

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