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British Bikes / Re: 1952 Norton ES2 spark plug
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:18:02 PM »
5/8 is a lot of advance for modern fuels; I happily run on 3/8 on a pre war 500. even 5/16 ought to be ok, I reckon 5/8 advance is an ankle breaker.
Older Bikes,esp singles  run smoother on less advance and give the bottom end an easier life.



I have come across the plug length conundrum as well,  my bike seems to run /start happily on it. Also an iron head.

If it bothers you surely just use a long reach equiv of H14?

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British Bikes / Re: Misfire on Triton
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:12:03 PM »
Carbs won't cause a misfire.

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British Bikes / Re: Misfire on Triton
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:46:37 PM »
 -ve Normal because you are using current to charge the coils.

Electronic ignition is a nightmare, I gave up using it years ago, but I'm sure there is help coming.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:25:34 AM »
back in the 1960s a mate bought one of those Pride and Clark Dustbin fairings to fit to his Triumph 21, yes really. In order to fit it had to leave off the front mudguard...............big mistake, every bit of road grit and crap got whooshed up into his face.


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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:23:58 PM »
Who remembers Whistons?  where you could buy huge packs of all sorts of nuts and bolts, and other stuff that came in handy, even if you never used it ;)

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:12:07 PM »
That's because some of the people playing with old bikes have not yet found out the right way to pick up a screwdriver.

Kids are not taught any kind of handicraft anymore.

I am amazed that Kawasaki is allowed on the road, I can see at least a dozen C&U regulations worthy of a nick.

I suppose they made more money flogging off the original parts.

Imagine riding  a bike like that back in the 1960/70s, Plod would have had a field day. When I think of the times I was pulled for no front number plate/horn rear lamp................. ::) ::)
well, it was  a Triumph 6T, seldom got to my destination without something dropped off.......... ;)

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:34:34 AM »
They are not as anal about rivet counting as we are here in UK.  They reckon as long as it runs it'll do. I can see an argument for that.

Except when it comes to converting all the threads to their beloved Metric >:(

I have seen some class restoration work over there though.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:08:21 AM »
I can believe that, having seen a 'museum' in the middle of France. Here it would have been called a breakers yard.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Griffon G80 (Peugot P108)
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:28:22 PM »
Old sins cast long shadows.

There is quite a big Peugeot club in France, google translate is very good with french.

http://www.petochonsdulion.net/

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Its the bloke who got paid drove the Bentley away..............

Bike owner went by bus.

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British Bikes / Re: British motorcycle charitable trust
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:32:11 PM »
Love it Grunt. ;D ;D

I used to do the larger jumbles in the Midlands decades back and the best bit was the Yorkshire guy who would look me out to exchange  north/south abuse; brilliant craik, it would have the pair of us in stitches, not at the  exchange of abuse, but at the weird sods who did not get the joke.

PC had hardly even been invented.

 :D

PS I have a wife of yorkshire stock :'(

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British Bikes / Re: British motorcycle charitable trust
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:15:22 AM »
Oh aye, typical Yorkshire, too tight to let anything go, I knew a bloke from near Leeds who wouldn't let a fart go till he got back home ;D ;) ;)

Plenty steam rallies down here as well, mostly with some kind of bike element albeit static, but that means you get in free with  a bike entered.

Does that make me tight? :o

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British Bikes / Re: British motorcycle charitable trust
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:49:02 PM »
M4 is my frontier, anywhere north of that, dodgy,

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:27:49 AM »
A bit of WD40 and some paint you can use them again next year.

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British Bikes / Re: British motorcycle charitable trust
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:06:14 AM »
Funny, that's what we say down here, why are all the bike events in the Midlands or the North?


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