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British Bikes / Re: T120 Tacho drive in crankcase thread problem
« on: January 27, 2009, 03:37:20 PM »
Don't bodge it having got that far in.
IIRC it's a UNC thread so use a helicoil insert. The one-time use kits aren't so dear anymore, but SRM (among others) do one-off repairs too.

British Bikes / Re: TRIUMPH T120-QUESTION?
« on: February 03, 2009, 02:47:19 PM »
When you say "later" forks, do you mean the 1968ish 6 3/4" yokes, or the OIF things?
If it's the former, they can be made to fit by using the correct longer wheel spindle, it it's the latter, I feel your pain. Good forks but too ugly for this beautiful bike.
As the man says above, Ebay has most bits....just not always when you want 'em!

British Bikes / Re: Triton wiring question
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:35:04 AM »
If I put an in-line fuse into the battery feed, what amp rating should it be?
Add up all the lighting watts, then divide by 12. Use the next fuse rating up.

Is there any value in putting an ignition type switch into the lighting / charging circuit or should I just stick with the kill switch from the magneto?
Yes, it stops fiddlers leaving your lights on if nothing else.
BTW the stop/tail light problems are probably down to poor earthing to the lamp unit.

British Bikes / Re: Smiths Speedometers
« on: January 30, 2009, 07:03:46 PM »
I used Ashley years ago for a pair of Morini clocks- first class job too.

Now I need a Chrono cleaning and refacing, so how much did he charge you for that work?

British Bikes / Re: finally after 13 years my 1965 TBIRD is almost com
« on: January 27, 2009, 09:27:47 AM »
Nice job!
Front mudguard is unusual though, as it has an odd front edge.
Almost looks as if it's on back to front?

British Bikes / Re: Tiger 100 from 47
« on: January 09, 2009, 10:09:33 PM »
A 1947 wouldn't have had the Sprung-hub originally either.

« on: January 04, 2009, 01:23:14 PM »
Just been on the "replacement" for the old CB site.

Dear oh dear, there's some sad and lost souls on there. Then again, maybe there always was.... ;D

« on: January 02, 2009, 03:05:16 PM »
I won't shed any tears, that's for sure.
Too cliquey, same old in-jokes and unwelcoming to new-comers.

Oh yeah, and most of the subjects were carp too.... ;)

At least the mag's improved......slightly.

British Bikes / Re: Twin carbs
« on: December 30, 2008, 08:55:28 PM »
Seems good to me, other than the management didn't forsee that time when bikes would become playthings rather than daily transport, and plan models accordingly.

Seems like they also didn't understand that some people just to ride at weekends, and not grind in valves,remake connections, etc etc... ;)

British Bikes / Re: looking for 1956 Dommie 99
« on: December 08, 2008, 08:31:17 AM »
The other option is that they HAVE been on the DVLA registers, but have since been scrapped or written off.
A couple of Jap Craps I've had over the years which I know were on the DVLA registers don't show on either site.

Seems like some people actually do send in the V5Cs after breaking a bike.... ;)

British Bikes / Re: Converting 6 V. electric system to 12 Volts
« on: December 05, 2008, 07:55:20 AM »
Agreed, we can only speak as we find, but you may find (should the need arise) that Mr Goff's, errrr, after sales and complaints department is non-existent.

Put it this way, I'd pay double rather than use him again.

British Bikes / Re: Converting 6 V. electric system to 12 Volts
« on: December 04, 2008, 08:07:07 AM »
Steer clear of Goff. >:(
There's better and cheaper on-line or on Ebay.

British Bikes / Re: is it thunderbird 1965 ?
« on: December 01, 2008, 08:10:47 AM »
Nice bike, and that's one Hell of a Trophy you got there.

How did you get that home on the bike.... ;)

Looks like a sculpture of a WW2 era airman. What's that all about?

ps bike looks correct apart from later tank badges.

« on: November 17, 2008, 09:55:04 PM »
Refurb the old one. At least that way you know it's correct and it fits in the mag body.
A replacement would likely need end-float adjustment at the very least.

British Bikes / Re: Crazy Classic Bike Prices
« on: October 13, 2008, 08:25:32 AM »
All the time bikes fetch those prices, then what you stated can't be true; they ARE worth only what they'll fetch on the open market, and that's true of nearly everything.
A late model TR6 made 1200 on Ebay last week or so, and that hardly prices any potential classic owner out of the market. As me old granny used to say, "you have to cut your cloth according to your means" and it still holds true. 8-)

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