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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:45:56 PM »

eg: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-w800-Brat-Style-Custom-Cafe-Racer-Bobber-Scrambler-Kevils-Speed-Shop/113140599970

We get them building the same sort of crap here in Aus too. None of it legal and shows the worst type of bike mechanic/builder where they cut off all the required bits with a grinder, add cheap ebay Chinese crap, put on some stupid truck tyres, spray can flat black everything and put on u tube to show off their handywork, followed by an ebay add for sale after they realise what a heap of shite it is to ride.

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British Bikes / Re: Losing power when in high gears
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:16:19 PM »
As above but if the wheel has been out what about the wheel bearings? Does the wheel turn easily by hand when on the stand?

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British Bikes / Re: Losing power when in high gears
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:21:52 AM »
Have you given the carb a good clean and everything tight? Have heard of a bike that went well until the vibration started to get bad and would cough and fart until engine slowed down again. Turned out the wiring was shorting on the frame.

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Japanese Bikes / Re: spark plugs
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:58:39 PM »

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Japanese Bikes / Re: spark plugs
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:29:40 AM »
I've had similar problems with new plugs. Remember when you had to save up your pocket money to buy a new plug for your paddock basher? These days the plugs are made cheap and cost about the same as 1/2 cup of coffee.
Suggest you look for some old stock plugs. I found two Champions in USA for my YDS5 that ran better than the NGKs I could by at local shop.
Still have some Belgium and German made Champions for my Maico. They would last for a couple of years of hard riding where as the NGKs might last a day.

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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:18:04 PM »
I agree to wash it out thoroughly and go with the oil recomended for your bike.

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You cannot leave us without an ending. Please stay.

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You have more patience than me. I would've had it on evilbay a long time ago.
Good luck with it and I do hope there is noise at the end.

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Japanese Bikes / Re: yamaha ds5 engine
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:23:40 PM »
From memory (I sold my YDS5 about 4 years ago) 1.8 to 2mm is correct.

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British Bikes / Re: 1970 Interceptor 750 Nut behind alternator
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:09:08 AM »
I would think right hand, so as to keep the nut tight against the direction of rotation.

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Japanese Bikes / Re: yamaha ds5 engine
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:07:19 AM »
The left cylinder crank seal keeps the gearbox oil out of the crankcase so I don't think it would be leaking, otherwise you would have clouds of smoke.
Look to the setting of the ignition points and timing under the right side engine cover. The plates move seperately for each cylinder and is easy to get one wrong.

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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: May 13, 2018, 10:38:39 PM »
Good work.

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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: May 11, 2018, 09:47:33 PM »
Leave the plugs out and turn it over for a while to get the oil going before trying to start.

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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:51:40 AM »
Make sure you have a good spark.

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British Bikes / Re: Loctite 5990
« on: May 04, 2018, 08:25:11 AM »
Loctite 5920 is good for 700deg F and will fill up to 6mm gaps.
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecID=7597

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