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British Bikes / Re: Wanted Royal Enfield 1929/30 505/E engine bits
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:09:08 AM »
Always worth giving Allan Hitchcock a try.

British Bikes / Re: Cush drive , necessary or not
« on: October 24, 2018, 05:12:17 PM »
That worked - the starter's looking excellent. Maybe the slow running mixture's a bit off though......

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 23, 2018, 09:58:16 AM »
I agree. There should be no reason for GDPR to cause any forum to cease operation.

As for FB - I do have an account (with completely fake details and all "privacy" enabled) but find the "forums" pretty inane. The occasional useful postings are drowned out by the dross. But then that's the case for some non-FB ones as well - I'm sure you know which ones I mean.

British Bikes / Re: Cush drive , necessary or not
« on: October 23, 2018, 09:53:44 AM »
Good to hear the positive progress. The video doesn't work for me (gets a blank screen with an exclamation mark).

European and Other Bikes / Re: izh planeta2 charging problem
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:49:00 AM »
I would check with the engine running as that will give you a good idea of the charging voltage. However, Emilios' readings are strange. Perhaps due to a voltage regulator hunting?

British Bikes / Re: 1920s cone hubs
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:58:25 AM »
I think my Sunbeam Model 10 didn't have lock nuts (at least on the front) but can't quite remember. It was Sunbeam's attempt at cheap and cheerful for the Depression years.

In fact a quick look at the spares list seems to confirm this.

British Bikes / Re: Triumph torque
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:55:10 AM »
I always err on the large side for main jets as too big just soots plugs, too small - well we all know........

I always leave main jet till last (unlike the official Amal instructions) as if it's too big all the other tuning instructions are still valid and will give you a bike you can at least start and ride.

British Bikes / Re: Internet sites for classic bikes for sale
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:29:56 PM »
They're the only ones I use.

British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:03:27 AM »
It does look pretty but is there a market at that price? I would have doubted it but then I never thought Vincent twins would fetch more than a couple of hundred quid.

I do have a look every now and then just on the off chance someone has posted something interesting (and hasn't had 30 inane responses).

Yes I've stopped contributing to ikba as it's descending into hysteria.

I'm not familiar with the model but does it perhaps have a timed breather?

Yes it does:

"Retained behind  the  inlet camshaft  bush  is  the breather  valve  porting  disc, which  is  located  by means  of  a peg.  When  renewing  the  bush ensure that the disc  is  located correctly on the peg."

From the official Triumph manual.

Obviously I don't have enough to do today......

I'm not familiar with the model but does it perhaps have a timed breather?

British Bikes / Re: Sunbeam
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:24:55 AM »
My Pitmans manual suggests, for the Longstroke side valve,  .006" - .008" (.15 - .2 mm) exhaust and almost zero for the inlet (it suggests the thickness of a cigarette paper although I would use aluminium kitchen foil). Adjusted when cold.

I had a Model 10 of similar age and it ran very well even though wear in the rockers meant the clearances were a bit inaccurate.

British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« on: October 12, 2018, 09:56:43 AM »
Well, they do.....

The owner / manager is quite a helpful chap and it's probably a profitable sideline.

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