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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:40:20 PM »
Are the cut off tubes at an angle? Could they have been an 'A' frame mounting going back to a central pivot similar to a Ford Prefect idea ?

Japanese Bikes / Re: 1967 Yamaha YM2 Rebuild
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:58:01 AM »
Stick with the points until you get it running. Have a good charge in the battery?

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: New Bike Restoration Youtube Channel!
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:08:44 PM »
Doesn't work for me.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Victoria Bergmeister 350 cc - 1953
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:09:57 AM »
You had better track him down rather than waiting as he hasn't been on here since 14 August 2013.

Good work.

I always understood the spark to fire when the points opened, collapasing the field of the coil so causing it to discharge. If your coil fires when the points close again then the timing will be out by the 100 degrees you describe.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Lucer Ak3 grand sport
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:11:04 AM »
please... no more french flea market tat ::) ::)
How could I have guessed you would say that. ;D

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: just saying hello
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:43:48 AM »

British Bikes / Re: Old bike magazines are they a burden?
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:03:23 PM »
I have culled my stock down to just those that have an article on a bike I had or still have or something of really special interest to me (like an event where I attended).
The modern one that I buy now I take to the doctors surgery when I visit (seem to be getting more often lately) and leave with the three year old womens weeklys. Funnily there never any left  when I go back next time, but the weeklies are still there.

European and Other Bikes / Re: New toy
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:56:51 PM »
Stick with the recover schedule, trying to get back to work too soon can really set you back (from experience I know).
Depending on what type of iron your welding, I have used old iron piston rings for filler rods with good results using the TIG.

British Bikes / Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:03:59 PM »
Well maybe because I've grown up and worked with agricultural machinery where more grease will make it last longer, but I have always popped the seals and added a bit more grease to all bearings (every time I replace a tyre I add a bit more to the bearing) and in all the years and bikes have never had to replace a bearing yet. Maybe I have been doing it wrong compared to the text books, but that method has worked for me.

British Bikes / Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »
I always like to lift the seals and see just how much (or how little) grease is in a bearing. Here we get SKF brand made in China and this is one I recently purchased to put in a front wheel. How long do you think it would have lasted at 60 mph?

British Bikes / Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:04:08 AM »
Ummm, ummm. Nope, cannot think of one.

British Bikes / Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:57:17 AM »
Like most films, they leave a lot of the story out to fit it in the time allowed. There is a lot more to the story of 'old Burt' than just the Indian (like when he cut a Triumph crank and camshaft, turned them 45 degrees and welded back together) and his Velocette. He did (I think from memory) something like 14 trips to the USA, not all with the Indian, that the movie condensed into one trip.
If you can get a copy of the book it is a good read.
'One good run' (the legend of Burt Munro) by Tim Hanna.
ISBN 0-14-301974-0
Published by Penguin Books.

British Bikes / Re: Unknown British motorcycle found in ruins .
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:26:30 PM »
Nice work on the NSU.
Good luck with the New Hudson, will be a long job. Something that was made by hand can be remade again by people with the right skills.
"Anything can be fixed with enough time and money."

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