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Japanese Bikes / Re: Mystery Mikuni carb
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:53:16 AM »
I think it look like an early 1960's Honda stepthrough carb, like a C50 or similar.

Japanese Bikes / Re: Mystery Mikuni carb
« on: March 09, 2019, 08:10:32 AM »
Some more pictures of other sides would be helpful.

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Help needed with engine displacement size ??
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:31:26 PM »
I get 276.43cc, so yes you are correct.

Identify these bikes! / Re: Bmw boxer engine motorbike or what?
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:46:08 PM »
Don't know, possibly Ural as there is a couple of them in the background. I could be wrong as others made flat twins beside BMW (even Hardly Dangerous). Shame we cannot see the sign at bottom right of picture. Where was the pic taken?

British Bikes / Re: Nut Sizes
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:51:25 PM »
Too many thread and pitch sizes, no I'm really confused.  :o

Japanese Bikes / Re: yds5 engine
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:50:42 PM »
Starter/generator on right hand side of crankshaft. They were a bit weak and needed a really well charged battery if the compressions were good. I think by increasing the size of the wires would have helped. I mainly used the kick start on mine.

Identify these bikes! / Re: Does anyone know what kind of bike this is?
« on: November 21, 2018, 08:31:10 AM »
Some sort of horrible kids minibike with a lawnmower engine?

British Bikes / Re: 1974 model T100R tank colours.
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:03:57 PM »
Ford had an Ice White, and I think Renault had the blue (don't quote me as it was a few years ago when I painted it).

Japanese Bikes / Re: Source of pannier keys?
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:10:51 PM »
Any good locksmith will be able to cut a new key to fit the lock.

British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:57:11 PM »
Good effort. The seat needs some longer springs or spacers to bring it up slightly above level. The way it is now you will slide off the back over ever bump.

British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:52:38 PM »
Very nice, looks good. Chinese engine I'm guessing? Why 20" wheels? Surely some size easier to get tyres/rims for would help with pricing?
Good luck to you and I hope you do well with it.

British Bikes / Re: 1949 Norton model 7
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:19:02 PM »
If the documents don't match the frame/engine numbers then they are not for this bike, and my suspicious mind thinks of stolen/rebirthing schemes. I would walk away unless the correct paperwork is found.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Brough Superiors - 100 found in a field!
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:06:07 PM »
Think I would rather have a Coventry Eagle. Same sort of bike without the snobbery of the Brough.

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:48:22 PM »

Seen a few Hargan saws mostly BSA powered, bloody dangerous things they were. My dad was using one in the forest near Dorrigo, NSW in the late 1940's when the blade hit something in the log and a piece of the blade flew off and put a hole in his brand new hat only just missing his scalp. He wouldn't use one again and went to work in the timber mill instead of the forest.

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