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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:50:45 PM »
you will need a good impact driver for the sludge trap plug, and remove any punch marks round the edge.
then you have to get the tube out, have fun.

British Bikes / Re: Sunbeam
« on: October 28, 2018, 02:20:32 PM »
nothing here yet klaudius

British Bikes / Re: Sunbeam
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:49:50 PM »
Talk to me by PM Klaudius, I am a member of the Sunbeam club and can probably help.

The club shop is run by a volunteer, just one man, and often sending bits out of UK can be more trouble than its worth.

Postage to Germany can be quite expensive, its bad enough within the UK.

[Get in quick before we leave EU though, we are not fans of Mutti]

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 26, 2018, 10:53:50 AM »
Hard to get lower standards than Swindon, and Manchester road is the real bottom end

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 25, 2018, 06:17:19 PM »

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 25, 2018, 09:42:42 AM »
No need for concern, at least its not that other place.

BTW I am off cruising soon................

not on a boat, Manchester road Swindon :o :o :o

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 24, 2018, 08:25:00 PM »
I remember stocking tops................... ;D  I also remember that tights were invented AFTER the mini skirt,  enetrtaing if you were working in  a hole in the pavement in Piccadilly, or going upstairs on the bus......

1960s were great.

British Bikes / Re: Sunbeam
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:47:34 AM »
Try the Marston Sunbeam link I gave above, 100% Sunbeam, and they would like to see photos.

[Probiere den Marston Sunbeam Link, den ich oben gegeben habe, 100% Sunbeam, und sie würden gerne Fotos sehen.]

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 23, 2018, 09:57:06 PM »
99% old fluckers on it, but some good cruise deals and holiday advice.

Once upon a time if we didn't talk bikes we talked crumpet.

Speaking of which I got a packet at Tesco today from the reduced price section.


British Bikes / Re: 1920s cone hubs
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:28:17 PM »
get some thin nuts on it for safety sake.

I think I used to know this bike, its a Red Barrel? :)

British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:56:27 PM »

British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:08:34 AM »
Copper pipe is also reliable and impervious to everything.

Depending on the frame lugs he needs something like prewar Triumph set up to raise the seat, very long springs are not the answer.

British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:06:06 AM »
But a lot of those who have had them , won't have another.

Should you pop in again one day I'll wear your ears out with tales about Broughs,Vincents and the defects of  both the bikes and their owners.

Both marques  seem to be owned by the watertight ducks arse  mob.  Vincent owners will rob their mothers for parts, every time I had stuff nicked from my stalls at Jumbles it would be Vincent parts 75% of the time.
I still remember how back in my youth I was robbed of 4 heavyweight Sturmey boxes by a Brough owner who was too tight to pay the asking price, well below the going rate because of my greeness, but not too tight to drive 150 miles of an evening to do it.

I'll also relate the tale of the  wealthy SS100 owner who I once arranged to meet on Chelsea bridge at the dog stall, 'why there?' he asked, 'because if you don't pay my effing bill  I am going to heave the effing thing  over the side into the Thames.'
 Like drawing teeth  getting paid by that guy, 8 months late.

Class is not defined by paying silly money for an obsolete machine.

When I learned to ride , 1963, my uncle who taught me was a total Vincent nut, along with his neighbour, who bought Vins for breaking, rule was, £40 for a twin, £5 for a Comet if it had good tyres, because they wanted the front heads.
Cheapest running twin I came across was £25, a bloke at the side of the road who had not realised how much fuel it would use and was pushing it home.
I suppose I have been mentally scarred by the experiences :o as I can't see the value of  them now either.

British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:27:29 PM »
A passable effort, now, as Rex says sort that saddle out, adjust that rear chain, get rid of those appalling  crimp connectors which stick out like a sore thumb, and are those rusty nuts I see?

Keep at it lad.

No old bike should need connectors in any run of cable except at the ends. just run one length of cable back to front, for each application, preferably in black wire.  NEATLY.

More nitpicking.
where the HT had it running?
that fuel pipe needs changing asap preferably for a copper pipe.

British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:17:28 PM »
Limited market, limited taste, but good luck.

It'll appeal to the hipsters.

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