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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."

British Bikes / Re: Massey & Massey Arran motorcycles
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:38:06 AM »
That certainly need 'assembling'.   ;D

British Bikes / Re: Massey & Massey Arran motorcycles
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:04:13 AM »
Nice looking machine.

Classic Motorcycle Sport / Re: Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:59:49 AM »
Some modern scooters use 12" tyres.

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Aberdale near done!
« on: January 07, 2018, 07:43:24 AM »
Nice rebuild. Go enjoy it.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Jules Verne's mysterious motorcycles
« on: January 05, 2018, 07:52:31 AM »
I found an entry for Hurtu.
HURTU, France-1903 to late 1950s.
Once a well known car factory which built lightweight motocycles and after WW2 also 49cc attachment engines for bicycles.
Hope this is some help to you.
There is also a mention of a Dieterle, but it is from 1923.

Japanese Bikes / Re: Need help identifying these wheels
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:00:25 AM »
I've never seen any factory honda with those type wheels, even the factory endurance racers of the 1970's used aftermarket wheels. 

Identify these bikes! / Re: Mid 20,s Beesa,s.... I think
« on: January 03, 2018, 07:56:43 AM »
Things I have bought from him have been 'spot on' too.

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Quiet on here......
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:57:46 PM »
Warm is ok and I have no problem with warm. It has been 39 to 40C here for the last week. Can only get out to do stuff until about lunch time, then it is hide inside with the air conditioner. Sadly the nights have been 20C+ and unable to get a good sleep, so making me grumpier as well.
Would happily swap for some cold.   ;D

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